Tagged: Mitt Romney

Second Reactions: Cowards, Bullies, Real Men

The United Nations Secretary-General actually used his speech addressing Russia’s unprovoked attack on a sovereign neighbor to use one of the stupidest and most corrupt bromides of this age: “Give peace a chance.” That phrase was a childish and ignorant denial of common sense back when John Lennon coined it. Under the current circumstances, it is an outrage against the human race. “Give...

If it looks like a schmuck…

News does not become “fake” merely because the greatest fraud in the history of a nation calls it that. General Michael Flynn, in publicly advocating the idea that President Trump should impose martial law and employ the U.S. military to “redo” the election, is acting like a man who knows he will never again have to answer the charge of being a Russian...

The Day of the Jackasses

When all is equally agitated, nothing appears to be agitated, as in a ship. When all tend to debauchery, none appears to do so. He who stops draws attention to the excess of others, like a fixed point. — Pascal, Pensées, §382 A small event this past weekend crystallized the full ugliness of what America has become in the age of Donald Trump...

Um, yeah, anything, something, me, us, my tribe, Trump,

While continuing to evaluate the fallout from Mitt Romney’s decision to follow his conscience on Donald Trump — or rather to stab “his team” in the back, as Dinesh D’Souza and other sore winners would have it — I confess to having been weak enough to succumb to one of my guiltiest pleasures, namely to skim the reactions at my old haunt, American...

If this be treason…

Mitt Romney is a backstabber and a traitor. That is the consensus in the so-called conservative (i.e., progressive-populist-demagogue-Trump-cult) media today. A traitor. Because he betrayed…his party? The president whose impeachment charges he swore an oath to evaluate objectively? If the first, his party, then this would mean it is the moral duty, the honor-bound obligation, of every elected politician to vote on every...

Inconvenient Truths About America’s Decline

Mitt Romney probably killed whatever was left of his political career with his vote and speech supporting the removal of Donald Trump — and yet he chose to make this his final (and perhaps defining) significant act as a politician. Fact: America would be better off without any more Romney-style progressive establishmentarians in the halls of government. Also fact: America might still be...

Hot Takes on Senate Impeachment Vote: Part 4

Here is Mitt Romney’s speech in the U.S. Senate, explaining why he voted for Trump’s removal from office, in spite of his entire party’s hatred of him for doing so. Don’t waste my time or yours objecting to one thing I have written today (this or the preceding three parts of today’s “Hot Takes”), until you watch the following video, listening sincerely, not...

Hot Takes on Senate Impeachment Vote: Part 3

Steve Deace, who built some name recognition and a bit of a following as an alternative, Christian conservative radio host during the 2016 primaries, has added his voice to the gutless chorus of “Trump or death!” spewing from the mainstream GOP these days: I had Republicans try to get rid of me more than once over the years for telling the truth about...

Hot Takes on Senate Impeachment Vote: Part 2

Dinesh D’Souza, a pseudo-intellectual phony-baloney who has spent the past several years pushing various commercial, Republican-friendly products as though they were important theories, throws his two cents onto the pile of Trumpkin funny money regarding Mitt Romney’s infamous vote heard round the world: Who is the more vindictive one? It’s close, but I vote for @MittRomney over Nancy Pelosi because Romney is knifing...