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Posted By: tisHimself, 12/22/2019 7:22:50 AM

David Ignatius must be kidding: Who might deliver us from this national train wreck? Who could restore a sense of balance to the Senate trial so that, whatever its outcome, it doesn’t feed Trump’s false narrative of victimization and populist rage? There’s one obvious answer: Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee and custodian of what remains of his party’s moral and political balance. Counting on Mitt Romney for political courage and moral leadership is always a bad bet. Romney has a very safe seat in Utah, so in theory he could afford to take risks, but taking political risks is exactly what Romney never does.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: F15 Gork 12/22/2019 7:34:44 AM (No. 268989)
Mittens is at least consistent - you can consistently not count on him for anything.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: BirdsNest 12/22/2019 7:39:41 AM (No. 268992)
Romney is a waste of skin
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Reply 3 - Posted by: MainelySane 12/22/2019 7:40:17 AM (No. 268993)
My comment, waiting to be approved at the original website: "Is this a joke? The national train wreck is the Democrat controlled House of Representatives. President Trump is one of the best American Presidents in history. I think he's the best President in my lifetime... Reagan is second!"
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Muncsdad 12/22/2019 7:43:19 AM (No. 268996)
American Conservative? This publication should change its name because there isn’t anything conservative about this column. Thank God for Donald Trump—a conservative who is teaching feckless Republicans how to fight back and win!
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Cindiana 12/22/2019 7:45:05 AM (No. 268998)
I think that Romney knows deep down that failing to back Trump in the event of a Senate trial would open up the gates of hell upon him.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: raspberry 12/22/2019 7:47:26 AM (No. 268999)
Romney's disloyalty to the president and his lack of commitment to true conservative principles of government make him unworthy of anything Republican.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: stablemoney 12/22/2019 7:51:23 AM (No. 269004)
It's time to get to it. I despise Romney. Can't stand the man. Waiting for Utah to send someone else to the Senate.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: FormerDem 12/22/2019 7:51:39 AM (No. 269005)
Mittens is jealous and wants the POTUS job. Everybody knows that. And he shivs PDJT every chance he gets, except when he wants a favor. The bigger question is, how could David Ignatius possibly not know that? Is he actually that stupid or is he just pretending? Or he is so delusional about the state of play in US politics that he can't interpret what he sees?
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Reply 9 - Posted by: MainelySane 12/22/2019 7:52:31 AM (No. 269006)
Wow... try to comment on the American Conservative site... yes, I know it's their site and they can do what they want to do, but most conservatives aren't afraid of "words".
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Reply 10 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 12/22/2019 7:58:19 AM (No. 269012)
This is the funniest thing I've read all day: "Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee and custodian of what remains of his party’s moral and political balance."
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Reply 11 - Posted by: chumley 12/22/2019 8:19:34 AM (No. 269027)
One of the mistakes I often make is assuming that Republicans are conservative. They are not. They are just as big government, globalist as the demorcrat/communists, and for the same reason; power and money. They have no ideology beyond that. The party bosses in Utah should be ashamed of themselves for importing that east coast carpetbagger and foisting him on the citizens, but they are probably incapable of shame.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: FunOne 12/22/2019 8:21:51 AM (No. 269029)
In 2008 the republicans provided no hope by giving us the choice of McCain or Obama. In 2012 they did even worse with the choice of Romney or Obama. Two consecutive election cycles thrown away.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: bubby 12/22/2019 8:24:33 AM (No. 269030)
Mittens isn't a Republican or a conservative but he is a Mormon so I guess that's what really counts in Utah.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Strike3 12/22/2019 8:38:47 AM (No. 269039)
Goodhair Delecto had his chance and couldn't beat an illegal immigrant communist muslim crook. Get him outta here!
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Frenesi1 12/22/2019 8:42:23 AM (No. 269040)
Great article. This guy scorches Mitt Romney. I don't understand the negative comments about this column. I mean you have to read the column to find out author is quoting someone else.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Sorosisbehindit 12/22/2019 9:11:23 AM (No. 269061)
I want to request that Romney serve as my pall-bearer, so he can let me down just one more time.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: anniebc 12/22/2019 9:13:35 AM (No. 269063)
Romney is nothing to conservatives. He's just a failed presidential candidate who was a fake conservative known for transporting a dog on the top of his car.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 12/22/2019 9:38:26 AM (No. 269084)
It's hard to believe that Pierre would flush America down the toilet by not supporting Trump in a Senate trial. And all for the ugly fun of doing it as revenge for Romney's inability to beat Obie in 2012.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: HammerDax56 12/22/2019 9:58:47 AM (No. 269102)
Mitt Romney is the epitome of the swamp. Zero substance. Looking out for Mitt. Insanely jealous of the best President since Reagan who not incidentally did not give him Secretary of State. Bitter like Comey. Self important like Brennan. Untrustworthy like Clapper.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: TexaTucky 12/22/2019 10:01:12 AM (No. 269104)
Although David Larison is spot on about Romney in this article, it's worth remembering he's a headliner at a publication that encouraged us to vote Democrat in the 2006 mid-terms. A publication that, in its short history, has gone from bi-weekly to a bi-monthly issue for a reason. American Conservative is yet another D.C. frat house where they think they are smarter, better credentialed, and just all around better than us unwashed Deploreables.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Venturer 12/22/2019 10:03:57 AM (No. 269105)
Romney as a pall bearer so he can let me down one more time. I love it. Funniest thing I have read all day.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: MDConservative 12/22/2019 10:22:05 AM (No. 269116)
Romney is champing at the bit to get into the 2020 race against PDT. Don't kid yourself. He will jump in and take over his campaign organization-in-waiting from Bill Weld. But the numbers have to go south for PDT, and it isn't happening. Someone with a "name" will declare, likely Jeff Flake, to gain a few delegates and trash PDT along the long way to the convention. Think Pat Buchanan...'92. Then a "name" GOPe moderate will declare as a third-party candidate...the '20 Ross Perot. The object is to protect the UNIPARTY and its profiteering from further exposure and the one candidate who has pledged to drain the swamp.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Chuzzles 12/22/2019 10:24:10 AM (No. 269117)
Only thing that Pierre Delecto can be counted on is to stab this nation in the back. That is how it goes when you have no core principles to live by and live your life by a wet finger to the wind like Pierre does.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Omen55 12/22/2019 10:45:31 AM (No. 269137)
Mittens is a suit looking for a man.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: RuckusTom 12/22/2019 11:50:17 AM (No. 269177)
Mitch Romney, Harry Reid, Jeff Flake ... Mormons sure can pick'em.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: DVC 12/22/2019 1:47:53 PM (No. 269250)
You can ALWAYS trust Romney, ....... to stab you in the back.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: Kafka2 12/22/2019 3:56:39 PM (No. 269300)
I hope that Daniel Larison is correct that Sen. Mitt Romney resists the urge to play Brutis in the Senate impeachment trial. However, Romney has attack President Trump in the past, even after he helped Romney get elected to the Senate. Hopefully, he will realize the political risk of undercutting President Trump is political suicide.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: watashiyo 12/22/2019 5:39:31 PM (No. 269351)
Like a fire hydrant, always yellow and a great prop for my dog to pee.
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