It puzzles me why everyone is so shocked that Mitt Romney came out of the starting gate bashing President Trump. Anyone who heard his infamous attack on then candidate Donald Trump during the 2016 Republican primaries should not have been surprised.
In my article “A Final Word on the 2018 Midterms,” published the day before the 2018 midterms, I wrote:
“Trump’s biggest threats will come not from Democrats but faux Republicans like Marco Rubio, Ben Sasse, Lisa Murkowski (who, thankfully, is sure to be primaried in 2022), Susan Collins (yes, that Susan Collins), and, above all, Mitt Romney. Unfortunately, Romney will be around until 2024, and until then you can be certain he will make it his fulltime job to oppose Trump and his policies.
“He is a truly vile human being, and, as difficult as it may be for Trump to do, he should make a concerted effort to ignore him. Nothing would be more painful to a super-narcissist like Mitt than being ignored.”
Notwithstanding my warnings, I have to admit I assumed Malevolent Mitt would repress his hatred for Trump at least until he got his office furniture in place, but the Utah carpetbagger simply couldn’t repress his McCain-like vindictiveness. It was his way of saying, “I have arrived in Washington and am prepared to assume the role of moral leader of the Republican Party.” After all, none other than Paul Ryan declared that Romney would be “the standard bearer for our party.”
Never mind the fact that he couldn’t beat mealy mouth John McCain in the 2008 Republican primaries. Never mind that he folded at the feet of a fully exposed Marxist incumbent in 2012. Paul Ryan said Mitt would be the standard bearer of the Republican Party, so just shut up and accept it. With the encouragement of such a paragon of virtue as Ryan, it’s no wonder Romney believes it is his moral duty to “stop” Trump.
Romney’s hatred of Trump stems from two things. First is his jealousy over Trump’s victory in the 2016 election coupled with his own humiliating defeat in 2012. Second is his embarrassment over the fact that when he ran against Obama, he came across as an unprincipled coward to millions of Republican voters, while Trump came across, and still comes across, as a principled hero to those same voters.
Malevolent Mitt’s obsession with Trump is a symptom of a serious mental condition commonly referred to as “useful idiotitis.” John McCain suffered terribly from this painful condition. So did/do all the Bushes. Ditto for lost souls like John Kasich, Paul Ryan, Ben Sasse, Jeff Flake, Marco Rubio, and many others in the Republican Party.
For some strange reason, they believe voters sent them to Washington to dutifully serve as useful idiots for the Democratic Party. Vladimir Lenin would have been proud of each and every one of them, and you can be certain the Dirty Dems laugh and joke about them uproariously behind closed doors.
Romney’s backtracking statement after his outrageous Washington Post op-ed boomeranged on him showed that he doesn’t understand his new job. Ignoring his personal attacks on Trump, he graciously said he would work with the president where he agrees, but challenge him where he disagrees. How kind of you, Mitt.
Romney’s follow-up interview with Jake Tapper was even worse. (It was only natural that he chose Trump-hating CNN to make his case.) It was clear that he believes it is his moral duty to share his opinions on the president’s character with the rest of the world.
This kind of self-important attitude, so prevalent among weasel Republicans, is precisely why the Dirty Dems have managed to move the country leftward for decades. Democrats always support each other, particularly when it comes to a Democratic president.
Actually, they’re all in when it comes to supporting anyone on the left, no matter how egregious their words or actions may be. They always stay focused on their enemies — conservatives, libertarians, constitutionalists, religionists, and, above all, individualists.
Some might argue that people like Romney, McCain, and Flake should be applauded for their independence, but I’m not buying. In a perfect world, perhaps. But the reality is that we live in an exceedingly imperfect world where freedom-loving people are relentlessly bombarded by a Radical Left whose intention it is to destroy everyone who does not agree with their beliefs and policies.
So, when Romney says things like, “On balance, his conduct over the past two years … is evidence that the president has not risen to the mantle of the office,” it clearly shows that he has no clue about what is happening to America. He’s focused on what he sanctimoniously believes are the moral shortcomings of the leader of his own party, while the Radical Left is focused 24/7 on destroying the foundations of the American way of life.
Like their Democratic “colleagues across the aisle,” Republicans like Romney, Flake, and Ryan do not understand is that Trumpism is not so much about Donald Trump as it is about the 63 million Americans who voted for him. Trump could be taken out tomorrow, but it would only intensify the average person’s intense dislike for the Washington establishment.
Using his own words to describe him, Mitt Romney is a first-class phony — a total fraud who lacks a moral compass. His delusions of grandeur are breathtaking, but as his own niece pointed out, he is nothing more than a freshman senator. And last I heard, Donald Trump was the president of the United States.
That being the case, I once again urge President Trump to ignore Malevolent Mitt. Please ignore him. I guarantee you it will feel so much better than an eye-jabbing tweet.