I have to say I don’t have a lot of sympathy for Never Trump people who, through their actions, helped to give us Joe Biden. They were so intent on attacking President Donald Trump, they didn’t care about what the result of their actions might be. So, they no longer have “mean tweets.” How are those “norms” working out for you now?
I noted last week how some of the Never Trump folks like Stephen Hayes and David French got upset with Biden’s demonizing of Republicans as racists in the league of Bull Connor and seemed to express some ‘Biden remorse.’
Now, here comes Sen. Mitt Romney (RINO-UT). Romney appeared on “Meet the Press” with Chuck Todd, and he was not shy about attacking Biden over all his failures. What’s funny is that Todd even says in his op-ed segment that things look worse now than when Romney was attacking Trump.
Look, James Carville just said that, you know, he`s had a bad week, but not a bad year. No, no, as a matter of fact, he`s had a bad year. He`s had 52 weeks of bad weeks.
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I mean, people are 7 percent poorer now because of Biden inflation. Gasoline prices are, what, 50 percent higher than they were when he took office. The border is a mess. COVID was resurgent, but he didn`t have a place the tests people needed to keep themselves safe.
And then, of course, there was a disaster in Afghanistan. Russia`s now threatening Ukraine. Things are not going well. And the president needs to stop and reset and say what is it he`s trying to accomplish. And if it`s to try and transform America, he is not going to unite us.
Okay, so hold on. And how dare you? All of this is of course true. But we knew that Biden was going to be a disaster — he had decades from which we could judge him. We also knew that we shouldn’t be giving power to the Democrats because they would be pushing the country even further to the left. You threw away all the screaming danger signs over your tantrum against Trump, and now you want to tell us how wrong you think Biden is?
We told you so, but you didn’t listen and you are part of why he is in there, being the disaster he is now. In each category that you listed, Trump would have been light-years better. And we’re going to have to spend the next three years trying to fend off all their radical moves. But at least this is an evolution from when he said he “trusted” Biden.
Romney also spoke about ‘voting rights’ — the Democratic Orwellian word to describe their effort to federalize elections and put down election integrity efforts. If the Democrats thought that they might be able to move Romney on that, it’s not sounding good from what he’s saying now. First, he said that he never got any kind of a call from the White House on the election reform bill Biden is pushing. So, he’s not happy with that. Romney recognized that they wanted “dramatic change” to control things on a “federal level.”
But that’s against what the founders wanted, Romney declared. “Recognize the Founders didn’t have that vision in mind. They didn’t want an autocrat to be able to pull a lever in one place and change all the election laws. Instead, they spread that out over 50 states. I think in part to keep autocracy from finding its root here in this country.”
Yes, that autocratic effort that you helped to take power, Senator.
Romney noted we don’t need new legislation, that we already have the 1965 Voting Rights Act against discrimination. Romney also pointed out how it’s easier to vote in Georgia than it is in New York, New Jersey, or even Joe Biden’s state of Delaware — and no one is attacking those Democratic states for discriminatory practices.
“So, this is clearly a political play to appeal to a base in the Democratic Party,” Romney said. So, it doesn’t sound like Romney is going to be jumping into their camp on voting rights. Once again, Mitt, take note of who is going counter to the Founders in trying to grab control of elections and who is falsely casting doubt on the laws in all these states.
Finally, I would be remiss if I didn’t note this comment from Chuck Todd, following up on the same point that Romney made — that Biden has failed to be the “uniter” he claimed he would be.
Again, we told you so. What did you all miss about this being the guy saying to a black audience that Romney was going to “put ya all back in chains?” He is and always has been divisive. If you’re surprised you haven’t been paying attention. The last person who can pretend to be surprised is Romney.