Yes, once again, it’s time to present this week’s statuette of shame, The Golden Weasel!!
Every Tuesday, the Council nominates some of the slimiest, most despicable characters in public life for some deed of evil, cowardice or corruption they’ve performed. Then we vote to single out one particular Weasel for special mention, to whom we award the statuette of shame, our special, 100% plastic Golden Weasel. This week’s nominees were particularly slimy and despicable, but the votes are in and we have our winner… the envelope please…
Failed GOP Candidate Mitt Romney!!
The Noisy Room: My nomination this week goes to Mitt Romney. Romney really stepped in it over Donald Trump. Sean Hannity came out and slammed him on being willing to maul someone in his own party, but wasn’t willing to go after Barack Obama. There are a couple of reasons for that. One, none of the weenies in the GOP dare to go after someone who is black. They are terrified of being called racist. Second, Romney is a Progressive just as Obama is. He’s not as much of one, but he quietly agrees with a number of stances of those on the left. Third, he views Donald Trump as a direct threat to the power structure of the GOP. So, hypocritically he goes out and attacks one of our own in a way he would never savage the left. It’s despicable.
While I am not a fan of Donald Trump’s currently, you just don’t do this. I also think this is a calculated move on Romney’s part and that is even worse. He asked people to vote for any candidate but Trump that they figured could win their state. That move was meant to fracture the party even further and to deliberately result in a brokered convention. He didn’t call for Cruz and Rubio to unite over Trump… he called for party divisiveness. This is exactly the type of thing that has resulted in the rise of Donald Trump. The manipulation, the corruption, the underhandedness, the dishonesty on both sides of the political aisle is epic. Trump is a Frankenstein of the GOP’s own making. Romney’s lambasting of him was disgraceful and showed the true face of Republican elitists. If we have a two-faced weasel, it should go to Romney.
Ah… good old Mutt, er, Mitt. The funniest part of his little swim in the sewer for me was when video surfaced after his speech of him fawning all over Trump back when Trump endorsed him and gave him money… and for the same stances on the issues Romney is demonizing Trump for now! Watch this:
Even funnier for me was Trump’s press conference last night, when he had samples of all of the products from the companies Romney claimed went ‘bankrupt’ on stage… Trump wine, Trump water, Trump steaks, it was all there, as Donald Trump told the story of each company, as well as the story behind Trump airlines, which he sold at a nice profit!
Romney’s Bain Capital were essentially corporate raiders buying up companies in trouble at fire sale prices in order to try and either rehabilitate them or strip them of assets and sell them off. The idea of Romney bashing anyone else as ‘someone who has crushed a lot of people’ is ludicrous.
What isn’t funny at all is Mitt Romney calling for a brokered convention. Indications are now that with Marco Rubio pretty much gone, Ted Cruz looks like he might be the new, grudging establishment choice, especially with a lot of Bush’s people now signing on to his campaign.
As much as some people dislike Donald Trump, he may have a good chance of arriving at the convention with close to the amount of delegates needed to nominate him, much more than any other candidate. If that happens and trickery of the kind Romney has in mind takes place to disenfranchise the people who voted for him in the primaries, we’ll undoubtedly see Mrs. Clinton in the White House because millions will sit home.
For that alone, Mitt Romney richly deserves his Weasel.
Well, there it is.
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