Romney the Pious

· April 23, 2019  
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There isn’t a hat in the Vatican big enough to cover the head of Romney the Pious.

Romney once again reminded us that he’s no Donald Trump when he wrote a screed criticizing the president in personal terms, swiping the president for “dishonesty” after reading a report written by partisans. That kind of virtue-signaling gets you loved by the press, but since the press just tried to destroy the presidency for the past two years, Romney’s on the wrong side.

He can’t help himself. He’s trying to fill the shoes of John McCain, while at the same time pandering to the Sister Bertha Better-Than-Yous of the nation. Here we are after the Mueller report, full of the knowledge that the Democrats and their media sycophants have tried and failed to pull off a coup, and former losing presidential candidate Mitt Romney once again poked his head up, taking the Democrats’ side.

Perhaps Romney thinks since his personal life has been lived with high approval ratings on morality from the amen pews in America, he is the perfect foil for President Trump, with his widely publicized moral failings in his personal life.

But there’s a hell of a lot more to picking the right man for the job than counting divorces as a score.

Everything Romney the Pious does is a political calculation. Romney twice criticized Trump for his statements on Charlottesville, both times basing his remarks on false reporting by his beloved press.

It is Trump’s fault if we are perceived as racist by other nations, according to Romney the Pious. Really? Not the fault of the Left and Romney’s glorified media, who consistently call everyone on the right “racist” no matter what they’ve said or done? Yet Mitt said Trump should say he was wrong and apologize.

Apologize for telling the truth? For crying out loud, the statue protests were started not by neo-Nazis, but by people who didn’t want to see the loss of history. Yes, there were good people there as well as bad, and Trump said what he knew to be the truth.

Had Romney the Pious been president, perhaps he would have ordered all statues from the Confederacy torn down to appease the violent mobs who call everyone racist. That would’ve fixed everything, right?

And every time Romney complains about Trump pointing out how the press is the enemy of the people, collective groans are heard across the nation by ordinary folks who can see what’s right in front of them. Why can’t Romney see it? Maybe because Romney is still out there trying to gain affection from Washington Post editors who keep his torch lit just to cause chaos with the Trump administration.

Mr. “I can’t conceive of saying the media is an enemy” is a blind fool.

And of course we can’t forget Romney’s big, bold bag of wet horse manure that he wrote in the Washington Post a few days before he was sworn into office as the junior senator from Utah.

He said the president was “thoughtless” and not presidential, that he “has not risen to the mantle of the office,” and that Romney himself planned to “speak out against significant statements or actions that are divisive, racist, sexist, anti-immigrant, dishonest or destructive to democratic institutions.”

Luckily, Romney the Pious was never elected president. But it’s just too bad we had to suffer through years of destruction and added debt, along with an effort to start a coup, because Romney failed to win an election by calling Obama a nice guy and giving him the road map to the government takeover of healthcare.


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Author: Jen Kuznicki

Jen Kuznicki is a contributor to Conservative Review, a blue-collar wife and mom, a political writer, humorist, and conservative activist, a seamstress by trade, and compelled to write. Follow her on Twitter @JenKuznicki.