RINOs gonna RINO. – It’s pretty much impossible to get Republicans-in-name-only Pat Toomey and Mitt Romney to get in front of a camera or a reporter to talk about any aspect of ObamaGate, the single most heinous scandal in American history in which the legal apparatus of an entire presidency was brought to bear to fix the 2016 elections and then to execute an attempted coup d’etat on American soil. About all of that, these two senators remain studiously mute, as useless in a fight as a couple of terracotta warriors.
But boy, let President Donald Trump do something they don’t like, and they’re the first to rush out and do everything they can to support the Democrat/media propaganda narrative. Yesterday, both senators decided to pan the President of their own political party, such as it is, for his completely justified and righteous pardon of a harmless old man who was clearly railroaded by Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his band of Clinton/Obama thugs, a clearly corrupt Obama judge, and a fixed jury.
Here’s what Romney had to say:
Unprecedented, historic corruption: an American president commutes the sentence of a person convicted by a jury of lying to shield that very president.
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) July 11, 2020
No concern about the Mueller Gestapo-like abuse of process; no concern about the judge, Amy Berman Jackson, who exercised a series of abuses to tilt the case in the prosecution’s favor; no concern about a jury that was packed with anti-Trump Obama loyalists; just condemnation of the President who chose to exercise an authority he has all-too-rarely chosen to use. This is the very essence of Mitt Romney.
For his part, Toomey chose to forego the simple Twitter route – good for him – and issue a formal statement in which he attempted – in typical DC Swamp fashion – to take all sides of the controversy:
“The president clearly has the legal and constitutional authority to grant clemency for federal crimes. However, this authority should be used judiciously and very rarely by any president. While I understand the frustration with the badly flawed Russia-collusion investigation, in my view, commuting Roger Stone’s sentence is a mistake.
“He was duly convicted of lying to Congress, witness tampering, and obstructing a congressional investigation conducted by a Republican-led committee. Earlier this week Attorney General Bill Barr stated he thought Mr. Stone’s prosecution was ‘righteous’ and ‘appropriate’ and the sentence he received was ‘fair.’ Any objections to Mr. Stone’s conviction and trial should be resolved through the appeals process.”
Meh. Folks, what this statement from Toomey really is is the work of the staff of a spineless politician who represents a 50/50 state and is too afraid to take a principled stand on the matter. Toomey’s statement almost makes you want to respect Romney just a little bit, but then you remember it’s Mitt Romney we’re talking about here and that fleeting feeling flies away with the wind.
Not at all surprisingly, the President of the United States of America had something to say to these useless senators in response to their attacks. It is typically glorious:
Do RINO’S Pat Toomey & Mitt Romney have any problem with the fact that we caught Obama, Biden, & Company illegally spying on my campaign? Do they care if Comey, McCabe, Page & her lover, Peter S, the whole group, ran rampant, wild & unchecked – lying & leaking all the way? NO!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 12, 2020
This is the truth, folks. I defy any of you to find any statements from Romney or Toomey condemning Obama or Biden for their active participation in the ObamaGate conspiracy, which we now know to be the case based on documents in the public record. Go find me one and prove me wrong.
One final piece of information for the record here: The chart below shows how often each of the four most recent POTUS’s used their power commutation:
So, Trump has used his power more often than Bush did, not as often as Clinton, and then there’s Obama: 1,715 commutations, mostly of drug users and dealers and violent offenders. Look it up, and while you’re at it, see if you can find any similar harsh condemnation of Obama’s use of this power by Romney, who, after all, opposed him in the 2012 elections as the contemptible GOP nominee.
Romney could have won that election had he chosen to run a competent and aggressive campaign. But he clearly had no stomach for the battle; either that, or he intentionally threw the election. The result was a second term for Obama in which he was freed from having to moderate himself knowing that he would never have to face the voters again.
And that, friends, was the four year period that created the political conditions that made it possible for Donald Trump to run for and win the office of the presidency, as the public recoiled from those long years of incremental socialism, open borders and a give-away-the-store foreign policy that included planes filled with cash destined for Tehran and U.S. interventions in 8 separate civil wars in the Middle East and Africa.
The irony of Mitt Romney is that, had he campaigned as aggressively against Obama as he has done against President Trump, he would have become the 45th president instead of his tormentor. If Romney is looking for someone to blame for Trump, all he has to do is look in the mirror.
That is all.
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