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February 05, 2020

Erielle Davidson: "Romney’s Entire Career Has Been About Punishing Republicans For Voting For Him"

Brutal, but completely true.

Mitt Romney is a not a conservative, "severe" or otherwise. He's a Business Class Liberal. Always has been. Yes, he's very "conservative" on issues like "should the working class always have their wages reduced by constant remorseless labor arbitrage and relocating factories to China," and "conservative' on the question "should companies be allowed to take a business expense deduction on their taxes for the costs of moving factories to China," but on everything else -- including, especially, Obamacare, which he fathered -- he's a liberal.

Always has been.

And he's coward who can't even stand up to Candy Crowley. Just blinked at her stupidly.

Would not take the fight to Barack Obama.

Oh, but now this soy-based bitch has some fight in him, huh?

On to Erielle Davidson:

Romney's Entire Career Has Been About Punishing Republicans For Voting For Him


He attempts to portray himself as a moral bulwark, but as his shifts indicate, many of his political leanings seem to be more a product of self-interest than of genuine moral clarity.


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Romney's decision was terrifically predictable, and given his vote did not swing the results in either direction, the gravitas that he already assigned to his decision -- in the form of two interview "exclusives" -- seems a bit theatrical and self-indulgent. There's an unshakeable self-satisfaction that Romney exudes when he goes on heavy-headed tours, demarcating to the adoring left how he is decidedly different from all the other GOP members.

Yes, he's different from many others within the GOP in the sense that he has no firm principles upon which to base his political decisions besides self-interest and self-importance. He is vaguely in favor of free markets insofar as he appreciates a pro-business environment, having been a businessman once. But that seems to be the extent of his political personality.

Romney’s efforts to appear above the “lesser” GOP fray in many cases has translated into a repudiation of conservatism. To be clear, Romney may vote however he pleases, but he, along with our media betters, will likely portray his alleged defection as a more principled approach to conservatism. That takeaway is incorrect. Romney has been voting against his own party's voters for his entire political career, and on core moral issues, not just pragmatic choices such as the level of tax rates or regulation.

Read the whole thing.

Here's a flashback to an article Erielle wrote last October: Top Romney Advisor Worked with Hunter Biden on Board of Ukraian Energy Company. Burisma, that is.


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