Romney reacts to Mueller report – says he’s ‘SICKENED’ by the ‘dishonesty’

Non-President Senator Mitt Romney offered his “sickened” thoughts about the Mueller report, and people on both sides are berating and beating him down for it.

Here’s what he said:

Yeah no one likes this statement LOL! The left think he’s going easy on Trump, and the right is angry that he isn’t just going along with the right and praising Trump.



Like this:

And this very clever gem:

Also:

And…

Everyone is so demanding lately. Romney is the number one trending topic, mostly because everyone hates what he said….

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Talitha
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Trump’s mendacity is “priced in” for his supporters. They don’t care what he does, so long as he manages to keep the promises they want kept. Then they tell us that “compared to Hillary….” Should our measure of what we will tolerate in a President be the bar the Clintons have set? If so, pack in all the talk about the “Culture War” — they’ve won it. But I’m hoping people will wake out of this nightmare and expect more than what they believe all politicians do.

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No matter how hard I try…I can’t figure out wtf you are trying to say.

Talitha
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Try this: Trump supporters are willing to overlook his moral failures so long as they get the promises they wanted fulfilled. But character matters, so that doesn’t bode well for our country.

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So much hand wringing. All over that stupid idea, ‘support.’

*That’s* what’s not boding well for our country.

Talitha
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Nope, the “hand wringing,” as you so snidely describe my concern, was for the shortage of moral discernment and the short-sightedness. Have you noticed that the moral character of our Presidents is on a downward course? Probably not, because you focus on”hand wringing” and refuse to even look at the lack of morals. But if you’d just think about it for a half a second, you’d realize that if we blow off the idea of moral character being of importance in a President, one day we’ll wind up with something as close to Caligula as we ever want to see, and you’ll be there going, “How did this happen?” IF it’s a Democrat, that is.

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refuse to even look at the lack of morals

Your attempt at mind reading doesn’t change the fact that hand-wringing over morals in a particular human has nothing to do with his actions, policies, and tactics.

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You think morals and actions are separate? We see a man’s morals by his actions.

K-Bob
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You think morals and actions are separate?

Only the idolatrous treat men the same as morals. It’s a risk I would not hazard.

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*Support* is just the “guilt by association” smear that some use without ever honestly breaking down Trump’s policies and efforts to see what was legitimately worth supporting.

Talitha
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trytothink, “support” as I use it is not “guilt by association.” I support some of Trump’s policies; I don’t support others. And I’m more than glad that Hillary didn’t win — although they told me that if Hillary did win we’d have the borders swamped by illegals, and that happened anyway. To the extent that Trump at least tries (see my other response to your “logic” regarding “trying”) to get control of the border, I applaud him. To the extent that he’s hoping to replace Obamacare with Trumpcare, and he thinks giving “Dreamers” amnesty wouldn’t be seen as a green light south of the border, I don’t support him. When I use the term “supporters” (thank you so much for asking me to clarify rather than just pulling something out of thin air and attributing it to me) I’m talking about a mindset — folks who excuse the bad character,… Read more »

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trytothink, “support” as I use it is not “guilt by association.”

Meh, you want it both ways. You broad brush throw out your attacks and disparagement and then you want to pretend that you actually meant to say something more nuanced.

Whatever. You should try to express yourself better in your original statements so you don’t have to apologize later for being misunderstood.

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No, I meant something less nuanced. I support some of Trump’s policies, and not others. When I use the words “Trump supporter,” I mean a root-hog-and-die kind of supporter. Someone who comes back red-faced and spittle flying when faced with criticism of their idol.

Trump’s a man. Most people can see he’s a very flawed man, even if they support many of his policies. That is where nuance is, but you just can’t see it. I’ve criticized Trump, therefore I’m a panty-waisted liberal loser. It’s like arguing with someone with TDS. They honestly believe that Trump is the embodiment of all evil, and if he winds up agreeing with them — as he does on the issue of “Dreamers” — they’re going to attribute evil motives to him. *shrug*

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trytothinktrytothink Partisans treat your “support” as if you are down on your knees worshiping a human. Of course, their “support” is rational, disinterested, and is really just caucus activity.

The reality is that only a small percentage of voters even understand party politics.

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Ah. But YOU’RE not partisan.

I’m not much for PARTY politics — blindly voting R. And that’s what the good party members do. They salute whoever is at the head of the ticket. Even if it’s Mittens, putting in a failed version of Romneycare to replace Obamacare, and giving amnesty to Dreamers.

Wait! That’s what Trump promised, only calling it Trumpcare and he doesn’t like the word “amnesty,” even if that’s what he’s doing. But march in lockstep. I won’t even tell you when the cliff is coming.

BTW, I won’t have you on ignore, but anyone who thinks morals are separate from actions and believes in party politics — and doesn’t think he’s partisan — isn’t someone I can even talk to. It’s like we’re speaking a different language. And I’m sure you’re proud of it.

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TalithaTalitha

“Believing in party politics” is like “believing” in cars. It would be insane to think party politics doesn’t exist.

But if you cannot see a difference between ideas and men, then you are completely lost.

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No president is perfect. However, in this case, your argument makes no sense. Trump didn’t do anything wrong, legally or morally. We do have presidents and their staff, such as the Clintons or Obama/Hillary who have clearly committed crimes they have yet to be charged with or even actually investigated. But here there was NO crime by Trump, just a witch hunt based on fake evidence to bring down a legally elected president.

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He tried to obstruct the investigation, but failed to do so because his subordinates often refused to carry out his commands. This same author calls him “weak” in another article, and there’s really no other word for it. But if you think lying isn’t immoral, you need to check your Ten Commandments again: https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/the-mueller-report-should-shock-our-conscience/

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“He tried to obstruct the investigation” Obviously he didn’t because the investigation went on and even Mueller and Comey had to admit that there was no obstruction. I’m sure that you’re hanging your hat on “tried” based upon that one-sided Mueller document that was never tested in a court of law, was all one-sided, and was put out in the Mueller report strictly to provide the Democrats with impeachment points since Mueller had nothing to use that would be supported in a court of law. And that doesn’t even begin to address the lack of any criminal predicate that the obstruction could have been based upon. So you want to accuse a legitimately elected President who wasn’t a lawyer and new to the Presidency, who was being framed by the previous administration and the deep state to just sit on his hands and not even talk to his inner circle… Read more »

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“’He tried to obstruct the investigation’ Obviously he didn’t because the investigation went on and even Mueller and Comey had to admit that there was no obstruction.” The Mueller report does say that he tried, but that those working with him didn’t follow his orders. Here’s an episode described by David French which appeared in the Mueller report: “There are other important moments in the report. Here’s one we didn’t know before. According to the report, in June 2017, President Trump dictated a message for his former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski — who had been fired in June 2016, a few months after a misdemeanor battery charge against him had been brought and then dropped — to dictate to then Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Trump was directing Sessions to essentially reverse his recusal from the Russian investigation to narrow the scope of the Special Counsel’s investigation. Trump wanted Mueller to… Read more »

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The Mueller report does say that he tried

All 10 so-called instances where they claim he “tried” are partisan, hack claims with zero basis. They are trying to invent law with this garbage.

Now these anti-Trumpers expect all of us to believe that a president not only has no presumption of innocence, but he is somehow expected to prove no crime was committed, and is expected to go well beyond reaonable doubt while doing so.

It’s embarrassing what lengths these losers will go to to hide the fact that they lied for years about collusion.

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You’re an editor here, and you call people names like “loser.” Even on IMDb the editors didn’t resort to name-calling — mainly because they’d have had an even worse time (and a worse rep) than they did have if everyone followed that example and dragged debate down to the level of the schoolyard. If you set a higher standard, others might endeavor to meet it.

I will freely admit that I’m not as smart as the lawyers who will disagree with you, but they do stand as testament that men of good will can disagree — and they manage to do it without calling people who disagree with them “losers.”

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TalithaTalitha
Identifying the fact that the liars who pushed “collusion!” for two years are losers is not namecalling. They lied. It’s a fact. They lost. It’s a fact.

You played a null card by trying to make this suddenly about “an editor” and this site. How pathetic.

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And you ignored everything I said about the Mueller report’s attempt to smear, not being tested in a court of law, its being a political document, Trump’s innocence, etc. Typical troll tactic when someone has weak arguments.

Then you foist weak nonsense like this:

“Trump wanted Mueller to merely investigate”

So what? Trump was the person being investigated and Mueller’s boss. Trump knew that he was innocent. A President has every right to direct the focus of the DOJ and FBI. If Mueller had found any actual Russian conspiracy, then we could be talking legitimately about a coverup. As it is, Trump was just trying to do his job and did nothing wrong… at all.

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It’s odd, but there are people on the other side of the aisle that are angry that Mueller didn’t do enough, so your saying that it was only about “smearing” the President is your opinion, which you’re entitled to.

“‘Trump wanted Mueller to merely investigate’

“So what? Trump was the person being investigated and Mueller’s boss. Trump knew that he was innocent. A President has every right to direct the focus of the DOJ and FBI.”

You know what I wish? I wish that Trump had simply announced an address to the nation, and in that address stated what you just said about him being investigated by, essentially, an employee, and that he was firing said employee. Since he had the right, why not do it himself, right out in the open?

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Here, let me translate: I’m still butthurt over Trump’s win and incapable of rationally analyzing good Trump policy vs bad Trump policy. I could never admit that good Trump policy has far outweighed the bad. I could never admit that despite Trump’s obnoxious tweeting and annoying behaviors, we really dodged a bullet by not having Hillary Clinton in office. So instead of being honest, I’m going to pretend I’m morally superior because I fairly exclusively criticize Trump.

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Romney 2020!

We must get conservatism safely back in its snowglobe, curated, and displayed on the mantle, where it can’t be exposed to reality ever again.

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Mittens! facepalmg If someone criticizes Trump, they must be for Mittens. Just keep hammering away at those logical fallacies, K-Bob! (I say this because the response came to me. Possibly you clicked the wrong “Reply” button.)

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TalithaTalitha It’s a joke, not a logical proposition. I’m making fun of your position on this topic.

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Hey Mutt! This is why you ain’t Preezie!!!!

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My first thought…was he stating the truth about the clinton campaign? Or just getting his face in the news again? I just can’t stand this guy.

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What’s with rino’s that loose to Obama, they become jealous of republicans that win, not angry at the low life’s that they lose to

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Romney is supposedly a very smart man. This “statement” shows no signs of it. To me it shows a man so intent on getting attention and expressing his own self-righteous that he is totally tone-deaf.

Like Hillary he is best when he’s not around.

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I’m starting to suspect that the Salt Lake City Olympics he purportedly “saved” were already saved by the folks who removed the corrupt IOC officials, and all he did was provide a morally-solid face to everything.

His stints as Governor were unimpressive.

Nice guy, probably a great father & husband. But more far more suited to handle your accounts than to win a war.

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I very much agree AvatarK-Bob – he is probably a “nice” man. Nice isn’t enough to get things done. It takes more and I suspect, and have for some time, that the one with that in his family is wife Ann.

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SURVEY: What did you think of Romney’s comments about the Mueller report?
1-who cares
2-Romney who
3-I didn’t read it
4-I read it and still don’t understand it

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5 – I don’t think Romney read it…he just parrots democrat talking points.

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The current iteration of the Vichy French.

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The reactions from the GOP RINOS and the leftist lunatics were predictable and expected. This is just more of the same of what has transpired ever since Trump announced his candidacy.

Imagine where we would be right now if we had pussified RINO, Romney in the White House.

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The leftist deep state and liberal supremist media have covered-up Obama and Hillary’s:

• Uranium One
• Solyndra
• Fast & Furious
• IRS Political Opponent Targeting Election Interference
• Cash to Iran
• Rigging a Primary Against Bernie
• Illegally storing top secret State emails on secret illegal email Server
• Deleting subpoenaed emails and smart phones
• Paying for a fake dossier
• Lying under oath
• Lying to a FISA Judge
• Spying on Trump Campaign Election Interference

And to cover it all up, they manufactured a fake Russian Collusion fairy tale which has been proven as a lie in 4 separate investigations.

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Didn’t the O admin also interfere with Israeli elections?

SheerPolitics
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Yep, that too!

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Wow Mitt, you’re not sickened and disturbed by the dishonesty of Obama, Hillary, the DOJ, the democrats? You deserved to lose. Stick with your Utah citizens ’cause no one is interested in what you have to say.

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It’s bad enough that Mittens is a TDS suffering RINO, but ever since Utah elected him their junior senator their senior senator, the once most conservative senator of all, Mike Lee, has turned RINO too.
Wassupwidat?

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According to Conservative Revue, Mike Lee is still at the 98% voting conservatively like he always has been.

He will follow the Constitution over the president though which is probably what is bothering you. In comparison Cruz has dropped to 80% via CR because he is following what Trump wants.

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Avatarozzy

Ouch Ted Cruz is getting close to Rubio territory with that score.

https://www.conservativereview.com/scorecard/ted-cruz/

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Things that don’t sicken Mitt Romney: Fast and Furious gun-running and hundreds of dead Mexicans… Political weaponization of the Internal Revenue Service… The corrupt, arguably treasonous, certainly traitorous, Iran Deal … Swapping Taliban terrorists for an American deserter (6 killed)… Obama/Clinton spying on Trump campaign… He sickens me.

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Mitt, you had the chance to go after Obama full bore for lying about “If You Like Your Plan, You Can Keep It” Obamacare debacle, IRS targeting conservative groups you claim to hold dear to you AND Benghazi.

You could have destroyed him…but you didn’t.

You chose the beta path.

Now go away

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Just goes to show that you can have a man with an unblemished personal life, impeccable manners, and who will never utter a crass word. And he STILL can show less integrity as a leader than someone who is less than perfect in those areas…

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@nc checks and balances – I LIKE that statement!!!! It’s so true!

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Romney is a back-stabber. He implies that there was evidence of collusion, but that it was just insufficient to support criminal charges. Even as slanted as the Mueller report was, and as hard as it tried to imply corrupt intentions on the part of the Trump campaign, they admitted over and over that there was no evidence of conspiracy or coordination. Not just “insufficient evidence.” The argument for obstruction of justice didn’t just have insufficient evidence, It really had no evidence of obstruction at all. Comey was fired, but the investigation he started continued. No attempt was made to stop it. Trump criticized the investigation, but he had every right to criticize it. He talked about taking steps to stop the investigation, but he didn’t take those steps. In fact, he had the power to stop the investigation, and it really should have been stopped. There was no crime in… Read more »

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No big deal, Dishonesty is rampant in the media, in the WH, in Congress, CIA, FBI, Wall Street, Facebook, Twitter, you name it. Seems to be the normal nowadays. It’s a sad state of affairs.

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Must be nice to live on that perch Mitt……….up there where the air is rare and you can look down your nose at the masses. Just remember the higher you are the farther you fall.

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Did you ever wonder, where John McCain 2.0 would pop up? Me neither, Mitt Romney is the prime target for that type of BS.

“This was bad, but the President was also bad, I’m bi-partisan, see, so love me” blah blah blah. Piece of Garbage.

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And what exactly did the WH mislead us about? Trump said he wasn’t guilty and Mueller couldn’t find any evidence that he was.

K-Bob
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Oooh, Mitt. Way to be specific there, Captain Broadbrush.

Good luck at the Scold Awards.

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Romney. SMH

Does ANYONE really care what he has to say anymore? Rhetorical. Of course not.

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Not me. He’s a has been and always will be. He had to move to Utah to get a vote. He thinks we the people care what he thinks. Well, he needs to stay in Utah because he’s never going to get another vote anywhere else. He needs to step off the stage and get over himself. IMHO

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He was the GOP nominee for president. One of the reasons I left the party. Or more accurately the party has left me.

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I feel so bad for the people of Utah….

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Not me…….this is one more in a very long string of rinos!

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Romney is a fence riding, GOP puss.

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Mitt Romney says he’s sickened about Trump’s behavior in Mueller report. I think Romney is being honest. He’s sickened that Trump was proven innocent and is now a lock to win in 2020. . . Hey, you know what would be fun though? If Romney challenges Trump in 2020. I dare you, Mitt

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Mitt, the sore loser, the RINO, the wrecker of companies. Loser and disgraceful that he didn’t mention crooked Hillary or the many legal offenses committed by the Obama administration.

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Spineless RINO, sore loser POS. Just STFU Mittens! What a worthless waste of oxygen.

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I’d like to thank the people of Utah for electing this smarmy p.o.s, to the senate! May the fleas of a thousand camels nest in your armpits!

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Hey Mitt,are you sure you are not talking about your old crooked running mate, Paul Ryan.He fits the description of every issue you just complained about.

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Holy crap I voted for this POS with the Romney Ryan ticket in 2012. What was my choice- Obama/Biden or Romney/Ryan?

Romney ran in 2008, and he obviously stepped aside for the next in line McCain, or until his wife cut off his funding for continuing his failed campaign.

Obviously hindsight is 20/20 vision, but man oh man this guy, as well as Ryan were die hard socialists. Ryan knew that his reelection was going to be problematic, but Orin Hatch insured that only Romney would be supported by the R paty in Utah. Romney was Gov. of mass, but carpetbagged Utah to get support from the mjority of Mormons in the state. Shame on Utah.

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You know what sickens me? The thought that I ever supported this trash RINO.

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I am so thankful for Jesus. He’s Someone we can all be happy with! Have a blessed Easter weekend, my friends and think often of the death and resurrection of our Saviour!

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“and the right is angry that he isn’t just going along with the right and praising Trump”. Can’t write more than one paragraph without a swipe at Trump.

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I’m ashamed I ever supported Romney.

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What’s up with Romney’s noggin? He’s got that giant Al Sharpton pumpkin head now. bam

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Utah should be proud of one senator and sorely ashamed of the other. I think everyone here can guess which is which

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Remember: Trump endorsed Romney for the Utah Senate seat.

I’m guessing that you are looking at a guy who will 1) endorse anyone other than Trump for the nomination and 2) will probably also endorse/vote for the Democrat over Trump in the general election and 3) will make sure that his endorsement/vote in opposition to Trump gets as much promotion/attention as possible.

There is a word for people like this.

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Is the word McCain? Teehee.

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And I care about the opinion of the man who threw the 2012 election by going soft after wiping the floor with President Obama in the first debate. Well Chuck that would be a hard no.

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and he was the GOP candidate for POTUS in 2012. Like McCain, I think he can’t stomach the fact that the country didn’t choose him as president but later chose Trump. Utah…WTH?

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I am sickened by all the virtue signalling that Mitt Romney has done ever since Trump announced his candidacy for President. I’m personally not a fan of Donald Trump’s conduct on Twitter or other things, but let’s also not pretend that Trump is supposed to be a saint either.

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Mitt should open his binder and see if he has anything else snappy in there.

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To paraphrase an archaic saying…

Romney would have been served better by remaining silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt.

Remind me again why we needed a John McCain/Jeff Flake facsimile in the Senate.

And, for what it’s worth Mr. Soop…Romney is merely parroting the Establishment/NeverTrump/Democrat Party-approved tame/house-Republican current “wisdom” rather than actually coming up with a sincere and original thought and he deserves to be well and truly scorned for it.

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