Mitt Romney Joins The Resistance With TDS Op-Ed

MItt Romney has done what John McCain did: gone truly Resistance to Donald Trump, showing his Trump Derangement Syndrome. Yet, both refused to attack the policies of Barack Obama or the man himself during their general elections as well as after they lost because they were being the “nice” guy while Obama, his surrogates, and the media attacked them.

Trump’s character falls short, writes incoming senator Mitt Romney. ‘A president should unite us.’

The Trump presidency made a deep descent in December. The departures of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly, the appointment of senior persons of lesser experience, the abandonment of allies who fight beside us, and the president’s thoughtless claim that America has long been a “sucker” in world affairs all defined his presidency down.

It is well known that Donald Trump was not my choice for the Republican presidential nomination. After he became the nominee, I hoped his campaign would refrain from resentment and name-calling. It did not. When he won the election, I hoped he would rise to the occasion. His early appointments of Rex Tillerson, Jeff Sessions, Nikki Haley, Gary Cohn, H.R. McMaster, Kelly and Mattis were encouraging. But, on balance, his conduct over the past two years, particularly his actions this month, is evidence that the president has not risen to the mantle of the office.

It is not that all of the president’s policies have been misguided. He was right to align U.S. corporate taxes with those of global competitors, to strip out excessive regulations, to crack down on China’s unfair trade practices, to reform criminal justice and to appoint conservative judges. These are policies mainstream Republicans have promoted for years. But policies and appointments are only a part of a presidency.

To a great degree, a presidency shapes the public character of the nation. A president should unite us and inspire us to follow “our better angels.” A president should demonstrate the essential qualities of honesty and integrity, and elevate the national discourse with comity and mutual respect. As a nation, we have been blessed with presidents who have called on the greatness of the American spirit. With the nation so divided, resentful and angry, presidential leadership in qualities of character is indispensable. And it is in this province where the incumbent’s shortfall has been most glaring.

Romney continues to attack Trump on a personal level, again and again and again throughout the piece, which must have made the uber-leftists who run the Washington Post super giddy to publish. But, much like with Jeff Flake and the rest of the unhinged #NeverTrumpers, Romney wants to be a doormat for the Democrats and the leftist media, rather than fighting back as well as fighting for Republican policies

Furthermore, I will act as I would with any president, in or out of my party: I will support policies that I believe are in the best interest of the country and my state, and oppose those that are not. I do not intend to comment on every tweet or fault. But I will speak out against significant statements or actions that are divisive, racist, sexist, anti-immigrant, dishonest or destructive to democratic institutions.

Seriously, can anyone remember Romney write an opinion piece taking on Barack Obama and his divisiveness? His dishonesty? His destruction of “democratic institutions”? How about targeting Republicans via the IRS? He wouldn’t do it during the general election, and he wouldn’t do it after he lost.

People like Mitt are thinking about the Old Way of doing things, where Republicans can be attacked non-stop while Democrats must never be touched. Where Republicans must work with Dems while Dems have no need to work with the GOP. Yes, there are certainly times when Trump needs to reign it in, leave it alone, step away from the Twitter, but, he hearkens back to a time when Politics was rough and tumble, where people would defend their policies and themselves forcefully. This is something the Republican base had been asking for, Republicans who would fight back.

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10 Responses to “Mitt Romney Joins The Resistance With TDS Op-Ed”

  1. Jethro says:

    Senator Romney said he agrees with most of tRump’s policies, but that tRump is an ignorant, belligerent ass harming America’s character, reputation and institutions.

    Who could disagree with that assessment, other than the tRump family?

    • formwiz says:

      Lots of people, better than 50% of them if you even buy the Fake News polls, mostly the ones who want someone in the WH to fight for this country.

  2. Dana says:

    The incoming Senator from Utah ran a very nice, polite and sophisticated campaign for President in 2012, and lost a race he should have won to a President with 8% unemployment and four trillion dollar deficits in a row. President Trump was, and is an (insert slang term for the rectum here), who had virtually no chance against Her Inevitableness, but he surprised everyone — including me — and won.

    To me, this means something: it means that Americans would prefer an (insert slang term for the rectum here) who gets things done to a nice guy who won’t. For all Mr Romney’s suave and debonair demeanor, he had zero influence on American policy, because he lost. For all of Mr Trump’s (insert slang term for the rectum here)-ishness, has has had an immense impact on our policies, mostly for the good, because he won.

    “Winning isn’t everything; winning is the only thing.” — Vince Lombardi

  3. Bunkerville says:

    This op-ed simply is his announcement of his forthcoming run against Trump in 2020.

  4. daveclay says:

    I don’t recall Romney making a public statement to the effect that the Obama presidency should unite us; that Obama failed when he had promoted a failed novelist as his deputy national-security advisor; that Obama failed when he attempted to destroy our relationships with every one of our allies while groveling before our enemies. Romney needs to understand this: we did not hire Donald Trump because he was a nice guy; we hired Donald Trump because he’s not a politician and he knows how to get things done. Romney needs to understand this also: the voters of Utah are pretty much pragmatic in their approach to life. Be careful who you represent in Washington. When they realize you only represent yourself, you’ll find out what being a one-term Senator is all about.

  5. Mangoldielocks says:

    Ronna McDaniel, the Republican National Committee chairwoman also known as Ronna Romney McDaniel, turned the intra-party fight into a family feud when she scolded her uncle on Twitter for his anti-Trump column.

    I find it funny that Trump appoints a relative of Romneys as the leader of the GOP and the first thing Romney does is blast trump for being, rude, crude and crass. No one cares on the right and he just effectively Isolated himself along with the dozen or so other Never trumpers in the Senate.

    Romney blasted trump ruthlessly during the campaign and then Trump invites him to interview for secretary of state. Trump is a non politican deal maker. This is why the left cannot touch him. He is constantly putting the onus on them not himself. He says…yeah sure whatever you want.

    He has North and South Korea launching a joint railroad. Ties are firming between the two countries. Kim did not test a single missile in 2018 and they have destroyed all known nuclear testing sites.

    Why? Because the Chinese want this. They know trump will stay out of Asia if they reign in NK and leave US allies alone. Its a deal maker in work. Not a politican.

    Now the ruthless Nancy Pelosi is set to take over the house with impeachment in sight. What They dont understand is that Trump will turn their witch hunt into a retrospection of lies as he continues to put the onus on the democrats to fix things which they will refuse to do while investigating trump non stop for two years.

    In the end. The harder people hit trump, the more people like him because when you got a 10 percent approval rating and your picking on anyone. Your a bully and a loser. The GOP found that out in races where they failed to embrace trump. People simply didnt show up to vote for them in 2018.

    • Mangoldielocks says:

      Additionally I pulled this link from Fox news. You notice they are starting to use the same spectacular tactics as the MSM in subtley bashing Trump for Ratings. I’m telling you in 1-2 years Fox news will be gone as we know it. Sheperd Smith a radical leftist in charge of the news at FOX will make sure that he continues to hire leftist communists into the fox organization.

      Even the guy who was fired for sexual Harrassment and starred on the Five responded in an interview that Fox News was anything but Conservative other than a few high profile memebers. The vast majority working behind the camera are leftist he said. Disney bought out all of Fox’s empire but Fox news which was spun off as an independent venture. With Shep Smith guiding the batshit crazy leftist narrative at Fox now, its not long that Fox news will be trashing trump full blown.

      I have quit watching the RAG personally.

  6. Kye says:

    Other than Tucker Carlson I no longer watch FOX and it used to be on from 6am on. I now watch America One News and I love it. Tipping Point with Liz Wheeler (which I tap because it’s on at the same time as Carlson) is actual right wing commentary which you don’t see anymore since the billionaires running the democrat-communist party have taken over all the media.

    • Deserttrek says:

      even fox biz went left over “family separation” the varney crowd turned into a bunch of limp wristed cry babies

  7. Deserttrek says:

    the obama boy was a great uniter, ha ha ha ha

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