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Romney Baffled That 2024 GOP Contenders “are trying to become as much like Donald Trump as they can be”

Romney Baffled That 2024 GOP Contenders “are trying to become as much like Donald Trump as they can be”

Romney has not absorbed the lesson of his own loss to Obama.

Failed 2012 GOP presidential candidate, former Massachusetts governor, and current Senator from Utah, Mitt “Marches with Marxists” Romney is, arguably, the poster-child for much that ushered in President Trump’s presidency.

Romney often gets a bad rap as being a milquetoast conservative and a weak, waffling grifter with his finger to the polls.  He only seems like that if you accept that he’s a conservative.  He may be that at home, but when it comes to the role of government in Americans’ lives, he’s not and never has been a conservative.

Once you get that he’s just another progressive seeking to expand federal government, tax the middle classes into oblivion, and restrict our freedoms, his proud march with self-proclaimed Marxists just this summer makes a lot more sense.

Romney—with his support for everything from gutting the Second Amendment to socialist government-run healthcare to amnesty—is, now that John McCain has passed on, the very last person I would look to for anything beyond an instructive take on the dangers of reading an (R) by some politician’s name as an indication of ideological kinship or of support for the minimal role of federal government as outlined in our founding documents.

President Trump just earned ten million (at least) more votes than he did in 2016, and failed presidential candidate Mitt Romney is apparently keen to ignore this fact.  Instead, Romney argues for a return to the grand old pre-Trump GOP days  . . . back when Romney lost to the most beatable incumbent president since Jimmy Carter.

To that end, Mittens whined to Politico about how his whipped, beaten, groveling version of the GOP is no more.  Because Trump.

The Republican Party has strayed from the principles that Sen. Mitt Romney once knew it for, he lamented on Sunday.

Appearing on CNN’s “State of the Union,” the Utah Republican and past GOP presidential nominee said his party has taken a “different course” from its embrace of free trade, concerns about government spending and hawkishness on Russia.

. . . . On Sunday, the Utah senator characterized the GOP he once knew as one that placed importance on the character of its leaders. Now, he said, he represents a small slice of the party.

“We’ve strayed from that. I don’t see us returning to that for a long time,” Romney lamented. “As I look at the 2024 [GOP presidential] contenders, most of them are trying to become as much like Donald Trump as they can be.”

Romney should take this insight and wonder about the role of an elected official. Is it to push their own agenda on the people, whether we like it or not?  Or is it to represent the people’s agenda in government?

Trump did the latter, and he won massive numbers and gains in most demographics, including in those Democrats have claimed as their own. Romney ignores this and instead urges the GOP to accept ‘the facts,’ facts the Trump presidency convincingly disproved.

Peace in the Middle East is impossible, moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem will spark endless war and terrorist attacks on the U.S., leaving the Iran bad deal/NAFTA/the Paris Accord would result in immediate and widespread death and chaos, becoming energy independent is bad and gas prices will never again go below $4/gal, wages are stagnate and cannot be improved, manufacturing will never return to the U.S., and on.  And On.  All dire warnings by the “manage America’s decline” crew (going back to at least Carter and amping up big time under Obama) were wrong.  Not theoretically wrong but wrong in actual practice.

So, yes, Romney, the “GOP ‘has strayed’ from what [you] once knew.”  And for good reason.

That Romney wants to return to the days of yore while bemoaning those trying to don the winning America First mantle of President Trump is, really, all we need to know about him and his clearly tone-deaf political instincts.


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Unfortunately, it’s not illegal to be an insufferable jerk.

    It might not be unlawful under former American law, and now Junta law, but a malignant scumbag like Romney might find himself in hell. (Which, of course, will include Candy Crowley poking Romney in the ass with a hot pitchfork.)

    Romney just can’t get over his beating at the hands of Crowley, while Obama sat by, otherwise clueless.

    Yes, Mittens: but for not calling a fat piece of sh*t out for her obvious attempt to save a dumbell (obama) from looking like a dumbbell, you would have been president of the United States.

    Dickens couldn’t come up with a more haunted character than Mittens. Mittens: welcome to Hell on Earth.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to Dantzig93101. | December 21, 2020 at 7:13 am

    The prospect of Romney caused me to vote for Obama, the reality of Obama made me thing that that he and Obama were equally bad, both are scum.

Mitt Romney does not deserve a comment.

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | December 20, 2020 at 6:30 pm

Just make the perverted nat go away.


Thus spake Mitt the feckless fop. He will be welcome at WAPO dinners just to buss the tables and sweep up.

“The Republican Party has strayed from the principles that Sen. Mitt Romney once knew it for, he lamented on Sunday.”

What on Earth could Mitt possibly know about principles?

    fscarn in reply to Rab. | December 20, 2020 at 7:17 pm

    Romney’s a basic money-grubber; honed his avarice at Bain Capital.

    He had to have been referring to “principal” – as in “interest is collected on the principal” – because Mittens has no honorable principles.

Living in Massachusetts does something to politicians. With Dukakis, you had Ted Koppel telling him, “You don’t get it.” With Romney, you have… well, something similar… over and over.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to Rab. | December 20, 2020 at 6:46 pm

    And it makes stupid 75yo lily-white blonde females claim they are Cherokee.

      You can’t have it both ways. Either she didn’t make such a claim until she got to Massachusetts, or else living in MA had nothing to do with it. And we know the truth is #2.

        At least Fauxcahontas didn’t try passing herself off as “Frau Doctor”, as the pathetic Jill Biden tried to do.

        So what do we call Jill Biden (besides “Dr. Pepper”? – ?Dr. Faux”?

        Arminius in reply to Milhouse. | December 23, 2020 at 7:53 pm

        Warren did spend a lot of time in New Jersey; she moved there with her husband before getting her law degree from Rutgers University Law School – Newark. So it seems NJ has the same effect on people as MA does.

        Look at the nominal GOP former governors of both. If there was a governor who could out-Romney Pierre Delecto, it’s Christie.

        “Chris Christie Will Do Literally Anything, Including Be Nice To Barack Obama, To Get Bruce Springsteen’s Approval

        Chris Christie’s sudden respect for Barack Obama has enraged conservatives and the Romney campaign, but it makes sense when you remember that Chris Christie loves Bruce Springsteen more than anything, and a disaster just hit New Jersey, and Springsteen will obviously do a benefit. But Springsteen, who is such a Famous Democrat that he actually campaigns with Obama, refuses to have anything to do with Christie. What might change Bruce’s feelings for the Republican governor of New Jersey? What might make The Boss finally give a little love back to his biggest (!) fan, Chris Christie?

        …He’s never been invited to say hello. On occasion, he’ll make a public plea to Springsteen, as he did earlier this spring, when Christie asked him to play at a new casino in Atlantic City. ‘He says he’s for the revitalization of the Jersey Shore, so this seems obvious,’ Christie told me. I asked him if he’s received a response to his request. ‘No, we got nothing back from them,’ he said unhappily, ‘not even a ‘Fuck you.’

        The hurt, the shame! You love somebody so much, and they don’t even give you a ‘Fuck you’ in return…”

        This guy, Christie, is actually planning to run for President in 2024 so he, like Romney, is positioning himself as the anti-Trump. How Romneyesque. This guy actually thinks he’s the future of the GOP.

        Just like Romney he hasn’t learned a thing.

TDS has a way of doing that.

By 2024 he may well be a Democrat, and even more of a laughingstock to all that respect integrity.

The guy’s a schmuck, and even lost to Candy Crowley.


But this is GIGANTIC:

FBI Director Christopher Wray Has Been Hiding His Connections to a Russian Energy Company Likely Connected to Uranium One:

    Close The Fed in reply to | December 20, 2020 at 7:02 pm

    Fine, they’re all in other governments’ pockets. All of them.

    I’m amazed we have even the semblance of a country left.

      Where do you see a semblance of a country? I see a disaster coming, unlike any in American history.

      During the Great Depression, the Civil War, and both World Wars, America survived because Americans live by Judeo-Christian ethics.

      No such ethics survive today in half the nation.

    We are so smart that we can get other countries to pay our civil service salaries. I wonder if Fang Fang and Vlad promised COA adjustments.

    Nothing from Gateway Pundit can be GIGANTIC. To be even a tiny bit on the large side it would have to be reported in a real source, not just garbage sites like GWP.


      Where has TGP been wrong? Here’s one better: TGP has been right more times than the NY Times.

      Your answer?

      Valerie in reply to Milhouse. | December 20, 2020 at 8:32 pm

      The Gateway Pundit has done heavy lifting since the run-up to the Iraq war. The organization has at least one engineer on staff, and has played a key role in analyzing the computerized election fraud.

      Because the site is effective it has been under continuous attack by the likes of Media Matters and David Brock’s nerd virgins.

        Milhouse in reply to Valerie. | December 20, 2020 at 9:45 pm

        Bullshit. You are either not paying attention or lying through your teeth. GWP constantly lies and lies and lies and NEVER retracts its lies.

        You want an example? Jim Hoft’s LIES about Darren Wilson’s injuries. He posted with 100% confidence that he had inside information that Wilson had suffered an orbital fracture. That was NOT TRUE. And he never ever retracted it.

          You need a reality check.

          Next, you’ll start defending the accuracy of the ny slimes:

          MarkS in reply to Milhouse. | December 21, 2020 at 7:49 am

          Basing all your hate on a single story? Name a news outlet that has never gotten something wrong!

          Blackgriffin in reply to Milhouse. | December 21, 2020 at 11:25 am

          I stopped going there because it had basically become the National Enquirer of the Right. And I’m no Leftist.

          Mac45 in reply to Milhouse. | December 21, 2020 at 9:21 pm

          The Gateway pundit is what it is; a sensationalist journalistic site. They run with some stories without extensive corroboration. And, they make some mistakes. Of course, so does ever other journalistic organization in the world.

          TGP remind me of the later years of the National Enquirer. They operated the same way. And, they made some mistakes. But, in the long run, they were correct far more times then they were wrong.

          TGP is simply one source. It should not be the only source. And, in regard to the election fraud stories, TGP asks some interesting questions and presents some interesting evidence.

        mark311 in reply to Valerie. | December 21, 2020 at 11:08 am

        Sorry they do no heavy lifting at all, it’s just utter bullshit. I mean the attempt to mock Fauci was hilarious. Made out he was a nut job by saying he has immunised Santa. Missed out the key detail that he was talking to a sesame street event. He is full of shit.

    Wray, Comey, et al. make me miss Tim McVeigh. Yeah, Tim was a mass murderer, but he was a better man than anybody now or ever “serving” in the FBI or anywhere in the DoJ, just for starters.

      Educate yourself about the OKC Bombing. Here is the Memorial Museum site –

      There is no reason to admire a person who would kill 168 people without remorse. He was not “a better man”.

      OKC still feels the impact of that day.

        DieJustAsHappy in reply to Liz. | December 22, 2020 at 7:37 pm


        mbecker908 in reply to Liz. | December 22, 2020 at 7:44 pm

        I know all about the bombing. And McVeigh was a better man than any past or current member of the FBI and DoJ in general. Yeah, he was a domestic terrorist. He didn’t work daily to overthrow a duly elected president and work to undermine his policies.

        I would sleep well at night if the Hoover Building and the DoJ buildings were imploded during working hours. Preferably during a time of mandatory attendance.

        McVeigh was a terrorist and a murderer. He was a better man than any employee the DoJ or FBI has ever had.

A silver lining I didn’t anticipate. Hope he’s right.

And I hope we have a constitutional amendment so only Donald Trump can run for a 3rd term.

I hope all Santa’s elves are calling their U.S. senators and congressmen, demanding they challenge electors!

“Only You can save us from Chinese control.”

Romney voted to impeach and remove Trump, when it was known that Trump actually didn’t withhold funds from Ukraine to get them to investigate Biden. Yet Biden bragged that he did withhold funds from Ukraine to get them to fire the prosecutor who was looking into the payoffs from Burisma to his son. This conflict of interests certainly did warrant an investigation.

That vote confirmed that Romney is unethical, and has no loyalty to conservatives or to other Republicans. There were even some Democrats who had the ethical standards to vote against the sham impeachment. The citizens of Utah should have known better than to elect someone from Massachusetts to represent them.

    mark311 in reply to OldProf2. | December 21, 2020 at 11:20 am

    Yeah except Trump actually did with hold funds and admitted it, the point that was hazey is whether or not it was related to finding dirt on Biden. Biden did get that prosecutors fired because he was corrupt as fuck. That’s well known.

      Arminius in reply to mark311. | December 23, 2020 at 9:24 pm

      Umm, no. Wrong again. Unlike the Obama/Biden administration which didn’t mind when corrupt Ukrainian Oligarchs including Mykola Zlochevsky, former self-dealing Ukrainian Minister of Ecology (and founder, CEO of Burisma who only employed Hunter Biden to influence US policy spearheaded by his dad and quite effectively I might add) collectively stole billions from the Ukrainian central bank. Including money from U.S. taxpayers.

      “Ukrainian oligarch who put Hunter Biden on his energy company Burisma’s board is suspected of ‘theft of government funds on an especially large scale,’ prosecutor reveals
      -prosecutor general of Ukraine Ruslan Ryaboshapka says probe into Burisma’s owner, Mykola Zlochevsky, is widening
      -Says Zlochevsky was now suspected of the ‘theft of government funds on an especially large scale,’ but did not provide evidence or details
      -The investigation is effectively on hold, however, because the Ukrainian authorities cannot determine Zlochevsky’s whereabouts
      -Separately three lawmakers showed part of documents which said previous prosecutor accused the oligarch of embezzling $33m from the central bank”

      If someone wishes to claim innocence fleeing the country is a bad look. As are large cash bribes.

      “…The millions in American $100 bills they put on display, wrapped in rubber bands and held in clear plastic bags, was intended as a payoff to two top anti-corruption officials, according to the Kyiv Post. Three people, including a current and a former tax official, have been detained.

      The suspects, all associates of former ecology minister Mykola Zlochevsky, allegedly used the money as a bribe to stop a state probe of an embezzlement plot that has driven Zlochevsky into exile.”

      Being guilty as sin of the crime of which you are accused will tend to drive billionaires such as Mykola Zlochevsky into exile. If that’s the term for retiring to one of several luxurious foreign properties where he can access his ill gotten gains in his offshore account. No doubt he’s in Cyprus, where he owns the bank where he stashed the money.

      “Zlochevsky, a crony of Ukraine’s scandal-scarred ex-President Viktor Yanukovych, is the founder of Burisma, which was at the center of the impeachment case against President Trump earlier this year.

      It also figures in an ongoing Senate probe into whether Hunter Biden profited off his father’s foreign-policy role during the Obama administration. Joe Biden was in charge of US policy toward Ukraine at the time his son was hired to sit on Burisma’s board…”

      But I digress. What Trump did was not a “withholding,” or a “freeze,” as partisan hacks contend. At best a delay, this is exactly the President’s job. Which of course, Obama/Biden failed to do because they weren’t interested in doing it in the first place. Hell, it wasn’t their money.

      At least it wasn’t until it was laundered through Hunter Biden and he gave his customary kickback to “the big guy.” In other words, the guy more famously known as “Quid Pro Joe” Biden. But that’s not quite right. The correct term for what Joe Biden himself brags about on the widely available youtube video is extortion.

Romney is on the wrong side of most issues.

First “Stop The Steal”, then, in 2024, Mike Pence, Don Jr., Ted Cruz …

As for Mitt, Mitt who?

You know what this guy’s problem is? He’s truly got an inferiority complex.

Having lost to obama/crowley then watching PDJT decimate the competition must have put him over the edge.

A dangerous guy, Mittens is: he’ll betray our country (or what’s left of it) for his own vanity.

On the other hand, his wife is much more of a substantial person than Mittens.

DieJustAsHappy | December 20, 2020 at 8:31 pm

“placed importance on the character of its leaders”

Well, Trump’s a “character” so what the hello is his beef?!

Mitt’s been drinking the Democrat koolaid. He probably reads the Atlantic, and believes it.

He thinks he is one of our betters, a leader, a member of some order of nobility, instead of a representative in a repubic.

The Washington Post and the New York Times have been reporting the political news as if John Podesta were writing it, for the last 5 years. It’s flagrant nonsense. They still think they can tell any old lie to us, and we will believe it.

So, the days when a politician can wholly get away with having a public position and a private position are gone. That’s why Hillary lost.

Romney cannot wrap his head around the fact that Trump got 16+ million more votes than he did in 2012.

And he actually believes that Biden, who didn’t campaign at all, got about 19 million more ‘legitimate and legal’ votes than The Obamessiah’ got in 2012.

Romney is totally out of touch with about 98% the population of the nation. He is an arrogant elitist. And he is a severely butthurt fool and loser.

The scene:

The time is NIGHT. Mittens Romney stirs in his sleep. Alone in his bed (wife Anne is, uh, out on an ‘errand’ for the past several hours with her tennis instructor) Mittens is started by the sight of the Ghost of John McCain, wrapped in chains.

Ghost of McCain: (Howling loudly) “Mittens, I wear the chain I forged in life. I made it link by link, and yard by yard; I girded it on of my own free will, and of my own free will I wore it. Is its pattern strange to you, Mittens?”…

We know the rest off the story. Though we know in this version, Romney never gets it. He goes on to run again, losing a presidential debate to an imagined Ghost of Candy Crowley. On live tv, Mittens is dragged screaming off the stage by men in white jackets, never to be seen in public again.

My take was the whole candy crowley/obama debate incident was a planned, choreographed piece of stage craft made to make romney look like a stooge. I would even go so far as to say romney was in on it, except his reaction seemed to be genuine confusion. He folded like a wet towel, definitely not a fighter. Either way, romney was in that moment relegated to the role of eternal loser. He was lucky to receive PDJT’s endorsement, or maybe propelled by fraud into the Senate to thwart the Trump administration. He probably has exposure in foreign corruption.

    Olinser in reply to CKYoung. | December 21, 2020 at 1:16 am

    That was one of the single most telling examples of just what a weakling RINO he was.

    He KNEW the truth. And yet, when confronted by the outright lies of Obama and Crowley, his FIRST IMPULSE was to back down and let the lie stand.

The Friendly Grizzly | December 21, 2020 at 6:06 am

I think the headline could have ended at “Romney Baffled”.

Comanche Voter | December 21, 2020 at 7:25 am

Mittens has lost his marbles.

SeekingRationalThought | December 21, 2020 at 8:12 am

Com’on Man! If Mittens has proven anything during his political career, it’s that he just isn’t very bright or perceptive.

Mitt, please stay in UT and never return to MA.

What gets me is who are these romney supporters and funders who allow romney to act like an idiot. Are they delusional like him?

Romney doesn’t believe in limited government, neither does Trump.

    Valerie in reply to BAB. | December 21, 2020 at 10:46 am

    I have observed that DJT seeks out competent counsel, and then follows their advice. This is evident from his EOs, which are published and readily available. (An EO is how a President acts.)

    Now, the reportage about what he has done, as for example the contents of his executive orders, makes it sound terrible, but the reportage is always wrong.

    We even had a judge write a fact-free, citation-of-law-free opinion saying that his restriction on travel from states with poor security was in fact a Muslim ban, despite the inclusion of one country that was not Muslim, and also the continued travel from over a hundred majority-Muslim countries with better security.

    So, if you have yet to actually look up and read a Trump EO, your information is likely to be questionable.

      Mac45 in reply to Valerie. | December 21, 2020 at 12:20 pm

      All evidence points to the fact that DJT is quite liberal, socially. His actions are all geared to one specific area, making America great again through economic stimulus at the grassroots level. This includes restructuring trade agreements to the benefit of the US, controlling immigration to protect American workers, reducing taxes to stimulate capital investment in, and support, for manufacturing and its support services and eliminating needles foreign military conflicts which interfere with business. He is a laissez-faire capitalist. This is good for the country and the world. But bad for the pocketbooks of the elite the short haul.

      So, while it can be claimed that Trump is for limited government, this seems to have been limited to the area of economics, during his first term. Again, not a bad thing. It just means that Trump can not successfully wear the mantle of the modern Conservative.

      mark311 in reply to Valerie. | December 21, 2020 at 5:19 pm

      I think the EO you are referring too was revised. It was targeted entirely towards muslim countries then it was modified to include a non muslim country to try and sound legal. Its intent according that that particular judgement was clear.

Pierre Delecto, aka Mitt Romney is a loser; in every sense of the word.

Romney is an idiot. The Republican party has not changed at all. It is still part of the Uniparty controlled by the elite Establishment. As for career politicians running as something which they are not, this is normal. They are all public chameleons who present whatever face will get them elected.

Remember Ted Cruz, in 2016? Ted had spent his entire political life, up until 2014, as a good foot soldier for the GOPe. He was a vlued meber of the Bush faction and had the solid backing of the GOP for his entire career. Even when he suddenly went “rogue”, in the run-up to the 2016 elections, the GOP did not censure or dump him. They let him run as the “outsider”. He was supposed to be the insurance policy in case the populist movement was stronger than anticipated and the picked candidate could not secure the nomination. Unfortunately for the GOP leadership, ad Ted, Trump threw his hat into the ring. Trump was the ultimate outsider. He was not a politician. He was never really a Republican. He was a populist. And, he hammered his competition. Once elected, the GOP refused to support him and his agenda. It fought him at every turn and even engaged in the soft coup along with the rest of the Establishment. And, it refuses to support him now, as we see immense evidence of coordinated election fraud.

The Republican Party has not changed. It will continue to support the policies of the Establishment. And, half the voters in this county will not be blind to this. The age of political parties is over. The age of class parties has begun. It is populism v elitism. And, established politicians are all part of the elitist establishment. Otherwise they do not get reelected.

Romney is going to carry that chip on his shoulder all the way to the grave.

It’s because losing gracefully still means you lose and you still have to watch the communists destroy the country. No more losing gracefully, that’s what losers do.

    mark311 in reply to Ironclaw. | December 21, 2020 at 5:21 pm

    I wish people would stop conflating different viewpoints with ‘communism’ it’s overly simplistic and almost always wrong. Can you state a Biden policy platform that’s communist?

It is a good thing he lost to obama because he is an excellent administrator and would have been more successful in imposing obamacare than obama plus giving it some respectability from bipartisanship.