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Thursday, February 06, 2020


The same media that told us in 2012 that Mitt Romney essentially gave a woman cancer is now lauding him because he "voted his conscience." Romney decided to vote to convict Donald Trump of the nebulous charge of abuse of power for having the temerity to suggest that an ex-Vice president of the United States, Joe Biden, just might have acted in a corrupt fashion by having a Ukrainian prosecutor fired because that prosecutor just might have looked into Biden's son and a notably corrupt company that gave young Biden a very high paying job.

Way back in 2016 I wrote this about Romney and the gentleman Republicans who exemplify the party elites:
Throughout any presidential campaign, name calling, accusations of bigotry and racism, and outlandish suggestions that the GOP candidate will do great harm (e.g., start a nuclear war) are commonplace, regardless of the Democrat on the ballot. It seems that the Democrats get a free pass to demonize every GOP presidential contender. For example, along with their media allies, they demonized Mitt Romney—an ethical, honest, and competent politician and executive. Romney did what all GOP contenders of the past did. He took it. He never fought back, but that didn't stop the Dems from suggesting he was responsible for the death of a woman who died of Cancer; that he rejected 47 percent" of the electorate, not by calling them "deplorable" or "irredeemable" as this year's Democrat contender has done (by the way, many media outlets defended Clinton for that remark), but by simply noting that they were probably beyond his message. He allowed debate moderator Candy Crowley to defend Barack Obama (incorrectly, it turned out) during the second debate and did so without a word of protest. Gentlemanly—all the way to a election loss.

To say the least, Donald Trump is not gentlemanly. He fights back — hard. Maybe his style is coarse and his language is muddy, but he fights back. That makes the elites very uncomfortable—after all, the GOP candidate is supposed to take the slurs hurled at him by the Dems and their media hamsters. They always have, haven't they? So, when Trump punches back, the elites tell us that he's "unhinged," that he doesn't have the "temperament" for the job, that he's "whining"—all because he defends himself against scurrilous attacks.
To be clear, Romney has every right to vote his conscience. In fact, it's notable that not a single Democrat voted against either article of impeachment. Like the Stepford wives, Dem politicians do the bidding of their angry leadership and base without question. So be it.

Forget the blather about asterisks next to the current presidency, Trump overcame the viciousness and dishonesty of the Dems' attacks and has been acquitted. On the other hand, Mitt will go down in history as an asterisk.