Mitt Romney disapproves this message

Trump shows again his mastery of Twitter:

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While this is a brilliant poke at Warren, I’m sure there are many, Mitt Romney especially, who are holding their noses and saying “that’s not presidential.”

Wrong.

The simple fact is that if Romney had been 1/2020th this willing to dig at Obama’s smug overestimation of himself, we might have avoided a second Obama term.  Not that it would have meant much, since Romney is the epitome of “RINO” (Republican in Name Only), mouthing small government platitudes but doing nothing to actually advance that agenda.  Do recall that Obamacare was advertised as a logical extension of Romney’s own prior government intrusion into healthcare in Massachusetts.

But wait!  There’s more!  Romney is now a Senator from Utah.  Huh?  That sounds like a Hillary move, suddenly becoming a New Yorker to get into the Senate.  What’s more, Romney had plenty of use for Trump in 2012 and 2018, when he sought the man’s endorsement for president and senate, respectively.  But now he wants to bite the hand that supported him:

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.

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.

Well, Mr. Romney, it’s well known a lot of us conservative patriotic Americans didn’t have you as our first choice in 2012, and wish Trump had told you to pound sand when you asked his help into the Senate last year.  Anyone should have seen you would take on the mantle of a McCain or a Flake, sniping at your party from the inside, where you can do the most damage.  You’re not interested in supporting the public’s agenda, only ensuring you are applauded by “all the right folks.”  You know, the ones praising your recent op-ed, but at the time said you were literally Hitler when you dared to run for president as a Republican.  Have you really forgotten?

I admit I wish the president would reign in some of the more gratuitous sniping, and show a little more message discipline.  But to all the “never Trumpers” out there, scratching your head and wondering why Americans could support someone like Trump, it’s simple:

You chatter.  He fights… and gets things done.  Patriots are tired of alleged leaders who will only fight in prim accordance with the Queensbury Rules while our adversaries routinely punch below the belt.  Reversing this country’s disastrous heading is a massive undertaking.  Those who are afraid of getting their hands dirty or their positions criticized by the legacy media are of no use.

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UPDATE: Hey, Mitt — got any thoughts about expectations for the behavior of Congresscritters while you’re at it?  I know… if you criticize her you might lose face with the swamp elites you run with.  Rashida Taleb has already overturned two centuries of tradition so she can wear a symbol of Islamic oppression of women on the floor of the House of Representatives.  Will she also be allowed to make that kind of foul public language standard there, too?  Before you play the moral equivalence game between her and Trump, consider this: at a minimum, the difference is she hates everything traditional America stands for.

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Cultural identity as political advantage

Can you detect a pattern here?

– A Washington Post columnist has said the political world wouldn’t be taking Carly Fiorina seriously “if she wasn’t a woman.”  Note in the video she quickly shouts down the surprised response from another guest who says “what about Hillary?”

– Mark Halperin, managing editor of Bloomberg Politics, grilled Ted Cruz with questions about his Cuban heritage, as if he were trying to show Cruz isn’t a “real” Hispanic.  But as of yet, nobody has asked Elizabeth Warren what her favorite tribal chant or dish is, or to greet another political contender in the Cherokee language…

– MSNBC suggests Ben Carson only got where he is by affirmative action.  But despite the abysmal Obama record, none of the media punditry are willing to suggest the only reason a first-term Senator even MADE it to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is because enough people thought it was time to give a black man a chance at the White House.  Rather than ushering in an era of racial reconciliation, all we did was elevate a partisan divider who has set back race relations a couple of generations, all for the sake of his vanity and a radical agenda the press couldn’t be bothered to cover fairly before Americans pulled the voting lever for him.

The hypocrisy is astounding.  If you’re a Republican/conservative, the mainstream press trots out the “no true Scotsman” fallacy.  (“Nobody who holds those views could be a REAL Hispanic/African-American/Woman!”).  To admit otherwise harshes the narrative that certain categories of people are automatically downtrodden, and therefore beholden to the Democratic/liberal establishment.

I”m annoyed at the clamor by both parties to advance/nominate women and minorities now, as though successful governance consists solely of breaking glass ceilings at this point in history.  I realize the novelty bandwagon is good for getting political attention, but it shouldn’t be the main point.  What we need are the most competent leaders available, without regard for melatonin count or whether they have matching chromosomes.

Can we try to run an election vetting based on that for once?