It’s a day late and a dollar short, Mitt Romney

It’s nice to see Mitt Romney call out Donald Trump for being the asshole that he is, although it may be a day late and a dollar short. As it is for all the Republican establishment.

Romney is a decent sort. He was Governor of our Commonwealth of Massachusetts for four years, and he wasn’t a bad Governor. His signature achievement, ironically, was the health reform legislation that came to be known as Romneycare, and that was the model for the Affordable Care Act. Romney’s problem was that he was a hypocrite, that he threw his own signature achievement under the bus in order to score political points. I wrote about this back in 2012. But all in all, he was a decent sort. Earnest. Sincere about wanting to be President.

I can imagine that it’s pretty hard for Romney to take the New York bully, the Captain of the Clown Car. He’s been joined in his disapprobation by John McCain, who was, of course vilified by Donald Trump for allowing himself to “be captured.”[1]

Of course, Romney now has to explain why he sought the Donald’s endorsement back when he was the Republican nominee.

The Donald, in typical understatement, claimed that Romney was “begging” for his endorsement back in 2012. The Donald went so far as to claim that Romney would have gotten “on his knees” if he had asked him to.

Geesh.

A couple of days ago we had the specter of Paul Ryan announcing to the press, in rejecting the Donald as the party’s standard bearer, that “[t]his party does not prey on people’s prejudices. We appeal to their highest ideals. This is the Party of Lincoln.”

That’s rich, coming from the Speaker of the party that has been engaged in race baiting, especially in their (not so) coded references to Obama for the last eight years. This party has not been the party of Lincoln for more years than one can count. They’re not even a shadow of that party anymore.

The Republicans sowed these seeds for years. Now they’re harvesting their richly deserved crop. Have fun eating this indigestible shit, guys.


[1] For those of you who don’t remember, Trump belittled McCain because he “allowed” himself to be captured in the Vietnam War. “He’s not a war hero,” said Trump at the time. “He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.” This, of course, is one of the many comments the Donald has made that people thought would come back to bite him that didn’t hurt him at all.

About a1skeptic

A disturbed citizen and skeptic. I should stop reading the newspaper. Or watching TV. I should turn off NPR and disconnect from the Internet. We’d all be better off.
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