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(Mother Jones)   The Last Real Republican Mitt Romney goes after Trump's absurd coronavirus claims and his disastrous response   (motherjones.com) divider line
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2020-05-14 7:57:35 AM  
Glass underwear, Mittens.
 
2020-05-14 9:53:25 AM  
And to think, he could've been president.  I mean, I'm MORE than happy to have had Obama; but if Mittens won AND got a 2nd term, we wouldn't have had the Fanta Menace in the white house.

And if my grandmother had wheels, she'd be a wagon.
 
2020-05-14 1:08:53 PM  
Congratulations on not being a total shiatstain on this country!  That's better than the rest of the GOP and their supporters, but this country needs more.
 
2020-05-14 1:25:46 PM  

xanadian: And to think, he could've been president.  I mean, I'm MORE than happy to have had Obama; but if Mittens won AND got a 2nd term, we wouldn't have had the Fanta Menace in the white house.

And if my grandmother had wheels, she'd be a wagon.


Rmoney would have been about as awful as Trump has been, he just stays off Twitter more.

/well, except when "Pierre Delecto" doesn't show up
 
2020-05-14 1:50:56 PM  

jake_lex: xanadian: And to think, he could've been president.  I mean, I'm MORE than happy to have had Obama; but if Mittens won AND got a 2nd term, we wouldn't have had the Fanta Menace in the white house.

And if my grandmother had wheels, she'd be a wagon.

Rmoney would have been about as awful as Trump has been, he just stays off Twitter more.

/well, except when "Pierre Delecto" doesn't show up


Nah, I dislike Romney but I don't think he would have been anywhere near as corrupt and profiteering as Trump.  He also wouldn't have farked up the COVID response.  Because while I disagree with him vastly on politics, he's not a complete and total criminal.
 
2020-05-14 4:08:06 PM  
That's got to be infuriating the Flim Flam Fuhrer....
 
2020-05-14 4:28:38 PM  
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2020-05-14 4:32:03 PM  
How would R-Money match up against Biden in November if Trump suddenly dropped out for health/criminal/blackmail issues? Would Republicans even bother showing up at the polls if the Golden Corral Calf isn't on the ballot?
 
2020-05-14 4:32:34 PM  
Human emotions,
Mitt
 
2020-05-14 4:33:31 PM  

xanadian: And to think, he could've been president.  I mean, I'm MORE than happy to have had Obama; but if Mittens won AND got a 2nd term, we wouldn't have had the Fanta Menace in the white house.

And if my grandmother had wheels, she'd be a wagon.


The new Republican jobs program is putting your grandmother's corpse to use as a wagon once the rigor mortis sets in.

Congratulations on your new wagon.
 
2020-05-14 4:33:47 PM  

fragMasterFlash: How would R-Money match up against Biden in November if Trump suddenly dropped out for health/criminal/blackmail issues? Would Republicans even bother showing up at the polls if the Golden Corral Calf isn't on the ballot?


Isn't it too late to get on ballots?
 
2020-05-14 4:34:02 PM  
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Every Romney thread needs at least one tiny face Mittens.
/It's the law.
 
2020-05-14 4:36:16 PM  
I remember when Mitt wanted to cut PBS funding and that was the biggest outrage in the country. Everyone thought he was crazy and basically laughed him out of the race. What a simpler time.
 
2020-05-14 4:39:06 PM  
Takers.

Fark Mitt.
 
2020-05-14 4:40:05 PM  

Kazan: jake_lex: xanadian: And to think, he could've been president.  I mean, I'm MORE than happy to have had Obama; but if Mittens won AND got a 2nd term, we wouldn't have had the Fanta Menace in the white house.

And if my grandmother had wheels, she'd be a wagon.

Rmoney would have been about as awful as Trump has been, he just stays off Twitter more.

/well, except when "Pierre Delecto" doesn't show up

Nah, I dislike Romney but I don't think he would have been anywhere near as corrupt and profiteering as Trump.  He also wouldn't have farked up the COVID response.  Because while I disagree with him vastly on politics, he's not a complete and total criminal.


There's also evidence he can run a quasi-governmental organization properly.  He was brought in to fix the scandal ridden 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, and, by all accounts, did an excellent job.  In fact, that's pretty much what started his political career in the first place.

I'm sure, if elected, he would have governed in a stereotypical Republican manner, but, if faced with a challenge like the Coronavirus, he would have handled it competently and professionally.
 
2020-05-14 4:40:07 PM  
Also, quit seizing on the slightest scraps of dignity displayed by random Republicans to anoint them as 'the real Republicans'.  Republicans have shown you, over and over, who they ALL are.  Accept it and move on to crushing them.
 
2020-05-14 4:44:10 PM  

xanadian: And if my grandmother had wheels, she'd be a wagon.


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2020-05-14 4:46:03 PM  
OK. (shrug)

But by definition, the "real" Republicans are the ones worshiping President Flag Humper. Mitt is merely a RINO, a label he should definitely embrace, considering what "real" Republicans are.
 
2020-05-14 4:46:29 PM  

iheartscotch: That's got to be infuriating the Flim Flam Fuhrer....


I hope he spends all his time and money and energy trying to ruin Romney and make him lose. As long as Romney is in a primarily Mormon state, he ain't going anywhere. No alt right nutjob is going to unseat him.
 
2020-05-14 4:49:31 PM  

etoof: fragMasterFlash: How would R-Money match up against Biden in November if Trump suddenly dropped out for health/criminal/blackmail issues? Would Republicans even bother showing up at the polls if the Golden Corral Calf isn't on the ballot?

Isn't it too late to get on ballots?


Not for November.

Remember, neither party's convention has happened yet.

A more realistic question is, What happens if Trump dies (from Covid or something else) and Pence runs in his place?
 
2020-05-14 4:49:53 PM  
And this is where we are now. I'm looking back fondly on the days when we had Republicans who are pure evil but not complete morons.
 
2020-05-14 4:50:35 PM  
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2020-05-14 4:50:48 PM  

Geotpf: etoof: fragMasterFlash: How would R-Money match up against Biden in November if Trump suddenly dropped out for health/criminal/blackmail issues? Would Republicans even bother showing up at the polls if the Golden Corral Calf isn't on the ballot?

Isn't it too late to get on ballots?

Not for November.

Remember, neither party's convention has happened yet.

A more realistic question is, What happens if Trump dies (from Covid or something else) and Pence runs in his place?


A not insignificant portion of the party would want Ivanka or Jr if that happened.
 
2020-05-14 4:50:59 PM  

VanillaEnvelope: And this is where we are now. I'm looking back fondly on the days when we had Republicans who are pure evil but not complete morons.


I'm looking back fondly on the days when Republicans were electorally irrelevant. I mean, it was the 1970s, so I barely remember it, but still ... good times.
 
2020-05-14 4:51:23 PM  
Do yourself a favor, Mitt and run for President - but only in the state of Utah.

Coordinate something with Biden so that you put your name as the independent candidate and Biden will take his name off the UT ballot. That way, at the very least, you'll stand a good chance of getting UT's 6 EV to yourself.
 
2020-05-14 4:54:04 PM  

JAGChem82: Do yourself a favor, Mitt and run for President - but only in the state of Utah.

Coordinate something with Biden so that you put your name as the independent candidate and Biden will take his name off the UT ballot. That way, at the very least, you'll stand a good chance of getting UT's 6 EV to yourself.


I like how your brain works.
 
2020-05-14 4:57:59 PM  
Never thought I'd say this.
I really like Mitt
 
2020-05-14 5:01:24 PM  

fragMasterFlash: How would R-Money match up against Biden in November if Trump suddenly dropped out for health/criminal/blackmail issues? Would Republicans even bother showing up at the polls if the Golden Corral Calf isn't on the ballot?


I doubt they'd show up for the guy they now consider to be worse than Judas.
 
2020-05-14 5:07:25 PM  
Mormons are creepy AF (I dated a Mormon girl who split from the church but her family was fiercely devoted), but they walk the walk.

IIRC, they didn't exactly line up to vote for President farkface like evangelicals did.
 
2020-05-14 5:10:20 PM  
And to think I actually had hope that when it came time for impeachment, a bevy of Republican senators would come forward and say

ENOUGH-  TRUMP's BEHAVIOR IS UNACCEPTABLE TO EITHER PARTY

But it turned out only Mitt Romney had the balls to uphold is oath and stand up against tyranny for the USA.
 
2020-05-14 5:11:34 PM  
He forgot to click No on his Morality Update File.

/oh shiat, Undo Undo dammit
 
2020-05-14 5:23:47 PM  

Geotpf: etoof: fragMasterFlash: How would R-Money match up against Biden in November if Trump suddenly dropped out for health/criminal/blackmail issues? Would Republicans even bother showing up at the polls if the Golden Corral Calf isn't on the ballot?

Isn't it too late to get on ballots?

Not for November.

Remember, neither party's convention has happened yet.

A more realistic question is, What happens if Trump dies (from Covid or something else) and Pence runs in his place?


Pence has the charisma of a shiat covered brick.  I don't think he could beat ANYONE.
 
2020-05-14 5:29:41 PM  
Also, someone needs to photoshop Mittens into the movie poster for The Last of the Mohicans.

This thread headline demands it.
 
2020-05-14 5:39:04 PM  
Poor Mitt Romney. His career has imploded into doing Buzzfeeds on the internet. So sad.
 
2020-05-14 5:39:36 PM  
He's still a member of the Party of Trump, the party that stands for and promotes Trumpism...
 
2020-05-14 5:40:38 PM  

JAGChem82: Do yourself a favor, Mitt and run for President - but only in the state of Utah.

Coordinate something with Biden so that you put your name as the independent candidate and Biden will take his name off the UT ballot. That way, at the very least, you'll stand a good chance of getting UT's 6 EV to yourself.


I'd say make an endorsement of Biden the October surprise.  Hold a  press conference with utmost sobriety and seriousness in Salt Lake City with the Temple Square in the background. Go into great detail about how, as a man of faith and concern, you urge your fellow Utahans to vote for Joe Biden.  Even take some shots a Joe on policy but cap it off with a detailed takedown of Trump. Then, in closing, say something like "It is because of these continued actions by the President that I endorse Joe Biden. I disagree with Mr. Biden on many policy positions, but i do know he will lead this country with fairness and decency.  Thank you, God bless Utah and God bless the United States of America"
 
2020-05-14 5:42:38 PM  

bthom37: xanadian: And to think, he could've been president.  I mean, I'm MORE than happy to have had Obama; but if Mittens won AND got a 2nd term, we wouldn't have had the Fanta Menace in the white house.

And if my grandmother had wheels, she'd be a wagon.

The new Republican jobs program is putting your grandmother's corpse to use as a wagon once the rigor mortis sets in.

Congratulations on your new wagon.


She's been dead a while.  It's more likely she'd be used in the next Winter Olympics

/skeleton
//har har har har har
 
2020-05-14 5:47:41 PM  

Kazan: Because while I disagree with him vastly on politics, he's not a complete and total criminal.


Exactly how I feel about the guy.
 
2020-05-14 5:51:37 PM  

RyansPrivates: I'd say make an endorsement of Biden the October surprise.


And now I have a boner.
 
2020-05-14 5:52:21 PM  
I mean, it's not like he didn't already take a heaping shiat on Trump when he was the sole farking Republican to vote to convict that asshole...
 
2020-05-14 5:56:14 PM  
I remember a time when not every news was greenlit multiple times.
 
2020-05-14 5:57:13 PM  

xanadian: Kazan: Because while I disagree with him vastly on politics, he's not a complete and total criminal.

Exactly how I feel about the guy.


Well his career was to buy companies, liquidate the pensions funds for his own company, then liquidate the equipment, then fire all the workers, then sell the remaining assets. So he destroyed lots of lives. But I guess that was legal so carry on. Or, where it was illegal, paying a settlement was more profitable than giving the retirement funds back to his victims. Frankly, I don't think his politics are anywhere nearly as shameful as all the retirement assets people banked and Romney stole.
 
2020-05-14 6:16:29 PM  

jake_lex: xanadian: And to think, he could've been president.  I mean, I'm MORE than happy to have had Obama; but if Mittens won AND got a 2nd term, we wouldn't have had the Fanta Menace in the white house.

And if my grandmother had wheels, she'd be a wagon.

Rmoney would have been about as awful as Trump has been, he just stays off Twitter more.

/well, except when "Pierre Delecto" doesn't show up


lol no.  Do you really think Romney would have normalized white supremacy?  Do you think he would have systematically dismantled the state department?  Would he have diverted billions of dollars to his friends to build a pointless wall?  Would he have surrounded himself with moronic yes men and staffed the White House with family members, firing anybody who dared contradict him with things as insignificant as "facts?"  Would he have fumbled the covid response, called it a hoax, and pushed dangerous and ineffective "cures?"  Would he have walked away from the Iran nuclear deal because brown man bad?  Would he have put a labradoodle breeder in charge of anything at all?

You can disagree with Romney's policies but ultimately he's a sane person who takes his responsibilities seriously, which isn't even remotely the same thing as the unhinged rodeo clown we've got now.
 
2020-05-14 6:18:14 PM  

Bennie Crabtree: Poor Mitt Romney. His career has imploded into doing Buzzfeeds on the internet. So sad.


I mean, he's also a United States Senator. So that's nice.
 
2020-05-14 6:51:33 PM  

RyansPrivates: JAGChem82: Do yourself a favor, Mitt and run for President - but only in the state of Utah.

Coordinate something with Biden so that you put your name as the independent candidate and Biden will take his name off the UT ballot. That way, at the very least, you'll stand a good chance of getting UT's 6 EV to yourself.

I'd say make an endorsement of Biden the October surprise.  Hold a  press conference with utmost sobriety and seriousness in Salt Lake City with the Temple Square in the background. Go into great detail about how, as a man of faith and concern, you urge your fellow Utahans to vote for Joe Biden.  Even take some shots a Joe on policy but cap it off with a detailed takedown of Trump. Then, in closing, say something like "It is because of these continued actions by the President that I endorse Joe Biden. I disagree with Mr. Biden on many policy positions, but i do know he will lead this country with fairness and decency.  Thank you, God bless Utah and God bless the United States of America"


In theory, that would even be better, but it is Utah we're talking about. Despising Trump doesn't mean that they're going to vote for a "liberal" Democrat in Biden or any other D. They're gone R every election since 1964 and that is a lot of inertia to overcome over just a few months.

Then again, Trump does not know when to shut up and let sleeping dogs lie - if he kept on making digs at Romney loud and vicious enough, they may consider that the ultimate slap in the face to their hometown guy and probably more importantly, the most prominent LDS pol in the country. Trump can win a contest against a random D in UT, but he cannot win going against the LDS in UT.
 
2020-05-14 6:52:11 PM  

Geotpf: etoof: fragMasterFlash: How would R-Money match up against Biden in November if Trump suddenly dropped out for health/criminal/blackmail issues? Would Republicans even bother showing up at the polls if the Golden Corral Calf isn't on the ballot?

Isn't it too late to get on ballots?

Not for November.

Remember, neither party's convention has happened yet.

A more realistic question is, What happens if Trump dies (from Covid or something else) and Pence runs in his place?


It shouldn't make that much of a difference -- The religious people already come out in full force and almost all vote republican anyway, so having Pence be the frontrunner won't won't significantly increase the turnout in that area. If anything, the overly evangelical aspect may turn off some of the less-religious chunks of the republican base.  Some of the nazis may also be less likely to bother to vote if Trump isn't running.
 
2020-05-14 7:01:05 PM  

youncasqua: Bennie Crabtree: Poor Mitt Romney. His career has imploded into doing Buzzfeeds on the internet. So sad.

I mean, he's also a United States Senator. So that's nice.


He has expensive hobbies, yeah.
 
2020-05-14 9:46:20 PM  

Smelly Pirate Hooker: VanillaEnvelope: And this is where we are now. I'm looking back fondly on the days when we had Republicans who are pure evil but not complete morons.

I'm looking back fondly on the days when Republicans were electorally irrelevant. I mean, it was the 1970s, so I barely remember it, but still ... good times.


Vengeance turned out to be a major biatch.
 
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