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Romney Says He's No Longer 'Part of
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Posted By: tisHimself, 8/21/2019 6:01:22 AM

Seven years after running for president as the GOP standard bearer, U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney on Monday described himself as a “renegade Republican” and said that he is “not part of the Republican establishment these days.” In a wide-ranging speech at the Sutherland Institute, a conservative think tank in Salt Lake City, Utah’s junior senator argued against “socialist” proposals being discussed on the Democratic presidential debate stage such as “Medicare for All” and free college tuition. He also lamented that “neither party is interested in talking about the debt and the deficit.” “I guess I should consider myself a renegade Republican

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Reply 1 - Posted by: franq 8/21/2019 6:04:48 AM (No. 157751)
Shades of Maverick.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: avital2 8/21/2019 6:19:55 AM (No. 157766)
i'm wondering how this is playing in Utah. it appears you can take the pol out of Massachusetts but you can't take the Massachusetts out of the pol.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Petronius 8/21/2019 6:21:17 AM (No. 157768)
Mittens never was part of the Republican Establishment.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: M2 8/21/2019 6:23:36 AM (No. 157772)
Who knew?
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Reply 5 - Posted by: chance_232 8/21/2019 6:27:42 AM (No. 157777)
He's the very definition of establishment republican. Hey's a will NEVER be president. Unlike liberals, conservatives have long memories.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: George R. 8/21/2019 6:29:49 AM (No. 157783)
Finally, This clown has done something good for the country! Maybe he'll move to Canada with the other liberal A**hats!
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Reply 7 - Posted by: judy 8/21/2019 6:30:35 AM (No. 157784)
His poll numbers in Utah are in the single digits. If Romney is so brave why won't he remove the R after his name? Sorry Romney, McCain took the name ...maverick!
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Reply 8 - Posted by: pros7767 8/21/2019 6:32:04 AM (No. 157787)
Finally coming out of the closet as a Democrat because we know he's not on the side of WTP!
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Flyball Dogs 8/21/2019 6:34:46 AM (No. 157791)
May I say it? He is insufferable and clueless. Two most unbecoming characteristics. In spite of his coif and clothes. Idiot.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: chumley 8/21/2019 6:35:20 AM (No. 157793)
He IS the Republican establishment. That's thew whole %$#*& problem!
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 8/21/2019 6:38:01 AM (No. 157794)
Mitt, you made your bed, sir, now sleep in it. Your base in Utah is most unhappy with you now. Political career is all but over. Perhaps try crawling into the President's office and request his forgiveness for your deep state outbursts. Who knows, the President might hire you to do his laundry.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: F15 Gork 8/21/2019 6:43:53 AM (No. 157801)
Well done Utah - what the hell were you people thinking?
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Sergeant Major 8/21/2019 6:56:42 AM (No. 157814)
The constitution doesn't allow for the recall of Senators which is a shame. The good people of Utah could at least mount a public movement to call for Romney to resign his office. If enough people and the Utah media get involved in it there is a slight, slight chance this thorn in the side of American greatness would take the hint.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Jebediah 8/21/2019 7:00:08 AM (No. 157818)
To be honest, I never thought he was. But he is NOT the brave outlier he seems to think he is either.........he has always been a huge disappointment, not least when he just sat there in the 2nd debate with Obama (which could have won him the election or gone a long way toward) or turned a dainty cheek when he was accused of killing the wives of employees etc. HE is one of the reasons we have Donald Trump, with all his faults and last he FIGHTS and we know where he stands.)
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Reply 15 - Posted by: avital2 8/21/2019 7:00:22 AM (No. 157819)
Utah R's have to take their power back and primary Mitt.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Sorosisbehindit 8/21/2019 7:13:29 AM (No. 157831)
This idiot could have been our president!!! I guess we can't be judging the dems for all their idiot in this primary.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Deety 8/21/2019 7:19:07 AM (No. 157836)
Good riddance. Enjoy the respect of your new friends at MSNBC and CNN. Your refusal to Make America Great Again is noted by Deplorable Nation, and will not be forgotten.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: snapper451 8/21/2019 7:26:53 AM (No. 157843)
Mittens, Bill Weld, and current Gov. Charlie Baker of Massachusetts can form the "We're Better than You" wing of the pseudo Republican Party so they can lord over everyone else. Larry Hogan of MD can join as well. They can erect a shrine to John McCain, Paul Ryan can raise money for them.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: rinohunter 8/21/2019 7:51:41 AM (No. 157860)
The next thing that I wouldn't doubt that this jackass does is come out as a LGBTQ trisexual and begins wearing rainbow ribbons. What a jerk! I'm sorry that I ever supported him and sent him any money when I deludedly thought he would be a good president.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Cavallodifiero 8/21/2019 7:56:31 AM (No. 157864)
He was a Republican, in what country?
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Sunhan65 8/21/2019 7:59:03 AM (No. 157866)
Mitt Romney has always been the embodiment of the political establishment. It's just that he's no longer pretending to be a Republican anymore. He speaks out routinely against the leader of his own party. He is a walking pull quote for leftist narratives seeking to undermine our President. He ran under the banner of a Republican Party that he now repudiates. He is completely dishonest and worse than useless. Mitt Romney is reliable only in the sense that he will always let you down. The people who supported him for Senate were either lying to us or kidding themselves. There was a Republican challenger in the primary, and we would be far better off if the GOP establishment hadn't knocked him off. In fact, we would have been better with Anyone But Romney. It abbreviates nicely down to ABR. And we should all feel free to use it until Utah loses him.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: ZeldaFitzg 8/21/2019 8:21:03 AM (No. 157889)
{{{{{{ Shocked }}}}}}
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Reply 23 - Posted by: john56 8/21/2019 8:22:02 AM (No. 157890)
When I look in the dictionary under "RINO" or "Republican Establishment", I see Mitt Romney's picture.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Newtsche 8/21/2019 8:25:49 AM (No. 157900)
Mitt regularly says worthless stuff.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: Archtheduke 8/21/2019 8:26:32 AM (No. 157901)
Geez Louise, like we didn't already know.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: BarryNo 8/21/2019 8:30:28 AM (No. 157907)
Good. The man spent lots of time slimming people of his own party, but never had a harsh word for his Democrat opponents. Republican In Name Only A RINO, or Rhino.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: LesUNo 8/21/2019 8:35:01 AM (No. 157914)
I generously supported the Romney/Ryan ticket and now I want my money back. To refer to these two as a disappointment is an understatement. There were too many moments during the campaign that I questioned Romney’s commitment to winning. He seemed to relish the limelight and feared the tremendous responsibility of the Presidency. Now he is just another annoying and irrelevant “scold”.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: Rumblehog 8/21/2019 8:44:38 AM (No. 157923)
Another high dollar fraudster, Mutt the magnificent.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: BillW. 8/21/2019 8:45:52 AM (No. 157924)
Who cares? MAGA
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Reply 30 - Posted by: ARKfamily 8/21/2019 8:47:26 AM (No. 157926)
And Paul Ryan is moving from Wisconsin to DC. Elitists. They really think they are better than everyone else.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: udanja99 8/21/2019 8:53:48 AM (No. 157936)
I think that the only reason he got elected is because Mormons voted for a Mormon just like blacks voted for 0bama.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: preciosodrogas 8/21/2019 9:02:21 AM (No. 157945)
He quit but he won't leave. How does that work? He doesn't have a clue. So he stands there like a 2
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Reply 33 - Posted by: preciosodrogas 8/21/2019 9:05:04 AM (No. 157949)
Sorry people, my hands don't work so well. They are starting to act independent of me.
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Reply 34 - Posted by: Kate318 8/21/2019 9:18:20 AM (No. 157973)
You’re not a renegade, Mittens. You are a loser.
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Reply 35 - Posted by: Quigley 8/21/2019 9:20:03 AM (No. 157978)
A man who would do what he did to his dog would do anything. An binders of women! He's a renegade alright.
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Reply 36 - Posted by: Moritz55 8/21/2019 9:24:21 AM (No. 157986)
The sad thing about Romney is that he really does have some gifts. He is an excellent administrator, for instance. If only he had stayed out of politics.
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Reply 37 - Posted by: jeffkinnh 8/21/2019 9:26:01 AM (No. 157989)
Romney has turned whining into an art form. So does this make Romney into an elephant with donkey ears that brays a lot? Sure sounds like it. You can barely make it out over the braying from the smurfs and the Squadettes.
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Reply 38 - Posted by: trackman999 8/21/2019 9:32:24 AM (No. 158000)
RINOs never are.
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Reply 39 - Posted by: thethirdruffian 8/21/2019 9:34:54 AM (No. 158002)
He'd make a fine Democrat candidate.
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Reply 40 - Posted by: hurricanegirl 8/21/2019 9:54:34 AM (No. 158025)
Meet Mitt Romney--also known as "Captain Obvious"--well, sometimes he's known by this moniker, at all other times he's known as a jackass!
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Reply 41 - Posted by: lisa belanger 8/21/2019 10:11:18 AM (No. 158055)
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Reply 42 - Posted by: Italiano 8/21/2019 10:13:31 AM (No. 158058)
The Democrats have their Beto...
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Reply 43 - Posted by: Gnana1 8/21/2019 10:18:40 AM (No. 158067)
Mittens has become a quasi socialist...or maybe he was always one. The Bushes were never conservative. They just used the word conservative to shape the opinion needed. Romney is a republican traitor. Says he wants to talk deficit. That is a bunch of poop. Nasty mean mcnasty wanna be....sorry I ever put any respect in his direction. Hypocrite!
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Reply 44 - Posted by: Strike3 8/21/2019 10:22:40 AM (No. 158076)
We knew that long before you did, Mitt ol' buddy. You've done everything but wear that donkey button on your lapel.
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Reply 45 - Posted by: JediJerry 8/21/2019 10:34:12 AM (No. 158092)
How unexpectedly unexpected. Next step is to jump in to the demos Pres candidate clown car and go for a ride.
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Reply 46 - Posted by: DVC 8/21/2019 10:50:37 AM (No. 158116)
He is a Democrat.
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Reply 47 - Posted by: vinegrower 8/21/2019 11:12:20 AM (No. 158161)
You are the epitome of the Republican establishment.
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Reply 48 - Posted by: William A. Hollerman 8/21/2019 11:15:42 AM (No. 158165)
Moron..... His father would be ashamed.
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Reply 49 - Posted by: rochow 8/21/2019 11:31:38 AM (No. 158191)
The narcissist cannot tolerate that he has sunk to one of many and that he has become irrelevant!!! Anything he says, writes, states or opines about no one cares!! Your own fault Romney! You fooled us once and thank God you did not make it. Get over it, you will never be president. Join the Dems, that will be headlines for a day, but you are done!
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Reply 50 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 8/21/2019 11:43:45 AM (No. 158208)
Willard is a presidential loser.
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Reply 51 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 8/21/2019 11:53:02 AM (No. 158213)
What a faker. What a liar. Mitt Romney is a lefty Democrat. Know who isn't an establishment Republican? President Donald Trump!
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Reply 52 - Posted by: gramma b 8/21/2019 2:02:03 PM (No. 158345)
He'll say anything to get a headline.
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Reply 53 - Posted by: winnie1 8/21/2019 5:00:19 PM (No. 158505)
Beware of Mitt Romney & Nikki Haley.
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Reply 54 - Posted by: SALady 8/21/2019 6:59:38 PM (No. 158591)
You know Mitt, if you are getting lazy, it's a lot easier to just tell the truth and say "I am a Demon-Rat" than to lie and say "I am a regegade Republi-can't"!!!!
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Reply 55 - Posted by: tom7 8/21/2019 8:15:04 PM (No. 158630)
Ahh, RINO Romney finally admits that he is not really a Republican in any meaningful sense. No great surprise, of course, but it is nice to have it out in the open.
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Reply 56 - Posted by: tom7 8/21/2019 8:17:30 PM (No. 158631)
Wherever he goes, he can take Ryan with him.
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Reply 57 - Posted by: Peeps 8/21/2019 9:39:26 PM (No. 158667)
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