Why a Private Equity Whale from Utah Became The Hero of GOP Beltway Grifters

Emerald Robinson – When the time came to vote during the absurd and unconstitutional Second Impeachment of Citizen Trump, only one Republican senator could not resist the temptation: Mitt Romney. The undistinguished junior statesmen from Utah (via Massachusetts) voted to convict his party’s leader on one impeachment article for abuse of power. Mitt claimed that Trump was “guilty of an appalling abuse of public trust” and, like so many phrases that have come from Romney’s lips over the decades, the claim had the semi-legal orotundity and pseudo-moral earnestness for which Romney has become synonymous over the years.

But was it true? For one thing, how was it a truth that the mind of Mitt Romney contemplated alone — with not even one other Republican senator able to grasp its sagacity? What was the specific charge? Where was the crime? These were mere details to Willard Mitt Romney, really, because he was making a last, lonely stand on principlesHis principles. (It was, of course, a lonely stand covered extensively throughout the liberal media world and celebrated with a fawning interview by Fox News’ feculent Chris Wallace.) During the floor speech explaining his vote, Romney said:

Like each member of this deliberative body, I love our country. I believe that our Constitution was inspired by Providence. I am convinced that freedom itself is dependent on the strength and vitality of our national character. As it is with each senator, my vote is an act of conviction. We have come to different conclusions, fellow senators, but I trust we have all followed the dictates of our conscience.

The problem for anyone remotely familiar with Mitt Romney was that it was never entirely clear what the dictates of his conscience really were. The man who had once said, “I’m not familiar precisely with what I said, but I’ll stand by what I said, whatever it was” could be remarkably flexible about his convictions. more

19 Comments on Why a Private Equity Whale from Utah Became The Hero of GOP Beltway Grifters

  1. Can you imagine even 20 years ago, maybe even 10, being told that there is really only one party?

    That it’s all theatrics intended to sucker us into thinking there was an actual opposition party to the Left?

    That they’d really decided to scam and rob and rape the Republic for their own gain while hypocritically lying to their teeth to keep getting elected?

    Think of all Republican imagery for as far back as you can remember and it boils down to this, time and again:

    FLAG EAGLE GUNS VETS WAR

    That’s what they ran on time and again, spouting patriotic buzzwords that meant nothing to them, and it worked.

    If you and I were told that in, say, 2005, we likely couldn’t have handled even listening to it. And most of us didn’t when some did.

    Hopefully we’re wiser to them now…for all the good it’ll do us.

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  2. Total suck up. Can not understand HTF he secured the nomination much less HTF he failed to beat Obama. The entire slate of those running was typical of the fucking clowns we are usually left to choose from. Newt had a few moments but in the end, this shitbag got the nod. Lordie.

    And as someone mentioned, the equally total shitbag, Paul Ryan.

    Fucking losers from start to finish and I’m still disgusted, as usual, I was left with no choice.

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  3. “In 2007, he was against hunting down terrorist mastermind Osama Bin Laden: “It’s not worth moving heaven and earth, spending billions of dollars just trying to catch one person.”

    One person who was a mass-murderer. But in 2021, it was worth spending tens of millions of dollars and four years to frame an innocent sitting president so you could salve your butt-hurt with a petty, vindictive, grandstanding impeachment vote. Send him home, Utah. I don’t care which of his many homes he goes to, as long as he goes.

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  4. “Can you imagine even 20 years ago, maybe even 10, being told that there is really only one party?”

    grool, you mentioned earlier that the only election you skipped was Romney/Obama. The only one I ever skipped was Bush/Dukakis. I had voted Democrat in 1980 and 1984 ( yes, the shame) but in 1988, “Bushakis”, as the Economist labeled it. was my first notion of a thing called the Uniparty. I’ve voted GOP ever since, with no satisfaction until 2016.

    And yes, it’s a shame about Utah. My wife and I were thinking about retiring there, but we did our homework, and it probably won’t happen.

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  5. Oops, that quote in my previous comment was from 𝓒𝓻𝓪𝓬𝓴𝓮𝓻𝓫𝓪𝓫𝔂. Oh well, same sentiment.

    ::pours second cup of coffee::

  6. Mitt has been fo 30 years a “Bush Republican”!
    I am conservative! Never vote for liberals ie Bush Republicans.

    Never have regretted my votes, any!

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  7. Mittens may be a hero the denizens of Mordor-on-the-Potomac, but he’s NOT a hero to many in Utah.

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  8. There’s a third one (mask), nobody sees it. Pierre is wearing it as diaper, because he’s shitting pants so often.

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  9. BUSHEVIK. I like it!

    May i use it in the future?

    I will quote hou if my very old brain remembers your name.

    Hey, I’m old!

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