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February 07, 2020

Partisan Liberal Democrat "Danang Dick" Blumenthal: Mitt Romney's Glorious Speech Brought Literal Tears To My Eyes

Whoa, Romney has sent waves of ecstatic convulsions through both NeverTrumpers and partisan liberal Democrats?

What are the odds that those two extremely different groups could ever agree on anything?

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D., Conn.) got choked up Wednesday while reflecting on Sen. Mitt Romney's (R., Utah) floor speech about voting to remove President Donald Trump from office.

"There were tears in my eyes, and there are again as I hear him say those words, but what I thought is I would really like my four children to be like that," he said on CNN's Erin Burnett OutFront.

Wow, I can't wait to see the great bipartisan bridge-building proposals that Mitt Romney and Danang Dick can craft together. I'm sure these proposals will all be very, very conservative and not at all McCain-like sellouts to the left.

Meanwhile, Rick Santorum says that Mitt Romney didn't hurt Trump.

Mitt Romney hurt vulnerable moderate Republicans up for reelection, who now have to deal with people quoting Romney in ads run against them.

Brave Romney wasn't up for reelection, so he could show all the courage he did not show in Vietnam.

SANTORUM: I think most of his colleagues are not going to be particularly happy with him. You know, as Mitch McConnell said yesterday, this was not so much to go out and get Donald Trump, this impeachment, but was to get, you know, control of the Senate and try to defeat a handful of Republicans who were up for re-election so the Democrats can take the Senate.


SANTORUM: I think Mitt Romney voting with the Democrats on this really makes these vulnerable Republicans more vulnerable, and I think thatís where the pushback inside the caucus is going to be a lot harder on him.

Ed Morrissey notes, sharply:

[The harm done to fellow "moderates" was] likely why Romney felt compelled to write everyone a note yesterday ahead of the vote. No doubt Romney knows full well he left the vulnerable 2020 incumbents out to dry and probably figured he owed them at least an explanation. Will it help? The final line, "I trust that we have all followed the dictates of our conscience," is likelier to get even further under their skin, however, for its apparent insinuation to the contrary -- plus the fact that itís also likely to appear in campaign ads against them in the fall.

You know what I'm noticing more and more?

That self-righteousness is very, very intertwined with selfishness and self-interest, and not just because they all contain the word "self."

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