“I was sickened at the extent and pervasiveness of dishonesty and misdirection by individuals in the highest office of the land, including the President.”
That was Senator Mitt Romney, after the Mueller report found no collusion with Russia on the part of the president. The Utah Republican wasn’t done.
“I am also appalled that, among other things, fellow citizens working in a campaign for president welcomed help from Russia — including information that had been illegally obtained; that none of them acted to inform American law enforcement; and that the campaign chairman was actively promoting Russian interests in Ukraine.” And the former candidate for president still had more to say.
“Reading the report,” he explained, “is a sobering revelation of how far we have strayed from the aspirations and principles of the founders.”
Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee shot back: “Know what makes me sick, Mitt? Not how disingenuous you were to take @realDonaldTrump $$ and then 4 yrs later jealously trash him & then love him again when you begged to be Sec of State, but makes me sick that you got GOP nomination and could have been @POTUS.” And so could his father.
The late George Romney led Detroit automaker American Motors Corp. and the three-time Michigan governor ran for president in 1968. Son Mitt claimed he inherited no money from his wealthy father, but it turned out that he “inherited some funds.” As a college student, Mitt had cash for plane tickets and stocks that eliminated the need for work.
Romney fils went on to earn money, as he claimed, “the American way” at Bain Capital. He served as governor of Massachusetts from 2003 to 2007 and thought he had the chops to become president of the United States, perhaps succeeding where his father had failed. He didn’t exactly get out of the gate in fine style.
In a January 2012 Republican debate, Tampa Bay Times political editor Adam Smith asked, “Governor Romney, there is one thing I'm confused about. You say you don't want to go and round up people and deport them, but you also say that they would have to go back to their home countries and then apply for citizenship. So, if you don't deport them, how do you send them home?”
“The answer is self-deportation,” Romney responded, “which is people decide they can do better by going home because they can't find work here because they don't have legal documentation to allow them to work here. And so we’re not going to round people up.” The Republican wasn’t done.
“And if people don’t get work here,” he explained, “they’re going to self-deport to a place where they can get work.” The self-deporting illegals could “get in line at home” and come to the country legally once they “reached the front of the line.”
Romney may have issued the stupidest statement by a presidential candidate since Gerald Ford, in his second debate with Jimmy Carter, proclaimed, “There is no Soviet domination of Eastern Europe and there never will be under a Ford administration.” The “self-deportation” hokum is in that class but hardly Romney’s only stumble. The Republican also failed to deploy the most devastating research about his vulnerable opponent.
In 2012, Grove City College political science professor Paul Kengor released The Communist: Frank Marshall Davis: The Untold Story of Barack Obama’s Mentor. The man portrayed as the happy-drunk poet “Frank” in Dreams from My Father was in fact a Stalinist and Communist Party member who spent his life trashing the United States and defending all-white Soviet dictatorships.
Professor Kengor unearthed Davis’ 600-page FBI file, which designated him a security risk, and Kengor found “remarkable similarities” between the writings of Davis and the policies of the president. And several key players from Davis’ Communist Party network in Chicago were now installed in Washington.
In Dreams from My Real Father, also released in 2012, Joel Gilbert showed the strong physical resemblance between the president and “Frank,” whom he once described in a poem as “Pop.” The documentary proved very thorough on Frank’s old Chicago Communist network, from which emerged key White House advisers David Axelrod and Valerie Jarrett.
Romney shunned this research and duly lost to the incumbent, who did round up and deport 333,341 illegals in 2015 and 344,354 in 2016, plus hundreds of thousands more in his first term. POTUS 44 also worked three shifts to rig the 2016 election for his designated successor, Hillary Clinton.
In 2016 Mitt Romney charged that Republican frontrunner Donald Trump was “a phony, a fraud.” Voters didn’t think so and put Trump in the White House. In 2019, after the Mueller report clears the president, never-Trumper Mitt Romney parrots the talking points of the Democrat-media axis. That could be Romney’s opening shot for a 2020 presidential run, so the people might recall his fathomless fatuities in 2012. The timing is right.
A recent MIT-Yale study finds more than 22 million illegals in the United States, double the number the nation had been told for years. A ballpark figure for the number of illegals who have self-deported is zero. The caravans keep coming and even POTUS 44’s DHS boss Jey Johnson says “we are truly in a crisis” on the southern border.
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