February 5, 2020

"It is the last decision I wanted to take. The personal consequences, the political consequences that fall on me as a result of that are going to be extraordinary."

"Yeah, it's going to get very lonely. And again, the consequences are significant. ... There has not been a morning since this process began that I slept beyond 4 a.m."

Said Mitt Romney, reflecting on what it will mean for him, now that he's decided to vote to convict President Trump.



ADDED: Quick! Mitt! Change parties. Become a Democrat, and go for the nomination for President this year.

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Michael K said...

I have contacted the office of Utah state representative Tim Quinn to offer support and a contribution. He has introduced a measure to allow recall of Senators.

Beloved Commenter AReasonableMan said...

Some Republicans have refused to bend the knee to Trump. It is to be applauded.

mccullough said...

It will mean his kids are going to have to make it on their own. He just disinherited them.

Susan said...

It just means that he let his hate get the better of him.

That always goes well for people so I'm sure it will be fine.

Unknown said...

losers is as losers does

mccullough said...

ARM,

Romney bent the knee. He went and begged for a job in the administration. Then Trump laughed at him.

Unknown said...

never trump goes full dem

kristal and will went dem

Patrick Henry was right! said...

More poor judgment from the worst Republican candidate of my lifetime.
Romney, King of the RINOS.

Dave Begley said...

The people who voted for you Mitt now hate you. Including me.

Unknown said...

he really disrespected republican voters

Char Char Binks, Esq. said...

Head on a pike!

Roughcoat said...

Golly, I don't think he found Trump in the least objectionable when he interviewed with the Donald for the secretary of state job. I wonder what happened between then and now?

It's baffled, I am.

Drago said...

"It is the last decision I wanted to take."

LOLOLOLOL

Romney only sought a role within the Trump administration so that he could help remove Trump from within.

When Trump kicked him to the curb Romney then signed onto the Senate race in Utah in order to play "Howard Baker" in removing Trump.

Romney completely believed every Russia collusion hoax lie McCain fed him and even after the hoax was exposed new dangers to Romney and his sons and staff connections to Ukrainian energy interests made removing Trump even more critical for him.

So here we are today.

Beloved Commenter AReasonableMan said...

Mattis, Kelly, and McMaster all took jobs with Trump and refused to bend the knee.

mccullough said...

Romney didn’t hurt Trump. But he probably hurt Collins and Gardner’s re-election chances. That means he’s made an enemy of Mitch.

Lincolntf said...

mccullough has that right, ARM. I voted for Romney more than once when I lived in MA. I still somewhat admire the man, but he is doing a last gasp effort to gain the approval of the same people who were calling him a Nazi 8 years ago, It;s sad.

Lincolntf said...

Sorry for typos. My dog is being a real pita.

Leland said...

It was expected. He ran and won on an anti-Trump platform and his vote to convict is meaningless when a super majority is necessary. Plus, it provides the one thing Democrats need; a token bi-partisan. Alas, it will be his legacy more than Trump's.

minnesota farm guy said...

It turns out that Mitt Romney is as small a man as we had begun to suspect. Given his educational background, he should be too smart to be gulled by the arguments the Dems have been making. This vote is pure revenge for the way he perceives he has been treated by Trump. The vote only confirms that, once again, Trump is a lot better judge of character than those of us who voted for this Lilliputian.

narciso said...

His vizier cofer black on the burisma boatd

Drago said...

ARM: "Mattis, Kelly, and McMaster all took jobs with Trump and refused to bend the knee."

Obama fired Mattis without even a courtesy phone call!

mccullough said...

ARM,

It’s more that Trump didnt bend the knee to them.

The Generals want the US to be in Afghanistan indefinitely. Obama bent the knee to The Generals.

Roughcoat said...

And ... I now find Romney the most hateful person in American politics. More so, even, than Pelosi, Schiff, Nadler, Tlaib, AOC, et. al. At least they're not turning coat on anyone.

Romney has joined the Mouth of Sauron fraternity: Faithless ... accursed.

President-Mom-Jeans said...

Mitt wants to get the McCain media tongue bath funeral. I hope he gets it sooner rather than later. Fuck mittens.

whitney said...

Trump humiliated him and now he's got his revenge.

minnesota farm guy said...

and that includes me.

gahrie said...

In my fantasy world, Romney would be as willing to attack the Democrats and the MSM as he is willing to attack Republicans.

Gilbert Pinfold said...

His aide Cofer Black is on the board of Burisma, and one of his sons is involved in the energy sector in Ukraine. Wait till that sinks in during "The Reckoning" phase coming soon.

Drago said...

MCCullough: "It’s more that Trump didnt bend the knee to them."

Correct.

The generals made it quite clear their strategic objectives in all these theaters of operations did not include actual "victory".

Tom said...

Mitt never connected the dots.

There was a plot to take Mitt down and it was extremely well executed by Obama and Candy Crowley. I watched it live and it was like when a WWF manager would the wrestler who was beating their guy with a chair from behind. Mitt never saw it coming. And, while very bright, he’s not particularly strategic.

Well, it was going to take more than Candy Crowley to beat Trump. And the Dems have tried. They’ve thrown the FBI, CIA, DOJ, Robert Mueller, and this idiotic impeachment at him. But it’s like he has that Borg adaptive shielding - they simply cannot stop him.

Mitt is a smart man. But, he misses some very large strategic opportunities routinely.

Seeing Red said...

what a crock.

readering said...

Didn't Sanders and Bloomberg demonstrate you don't have to be Democrat to seek the Democratic Party nomination?

mccullough said...

Rudy will let us know how The Romney Sons make their money.

Drago said...

Gilbert Pinfold: "His aide Cofer Black is on the board of Burisma, and one of his sons is involved in the energy sector in Ukraine. Wait till that sinks in during "The Reckoning" phase coming soon."

This.

Beloved Commenter AReasonableMan said...

They should have had Bolton testify. Now it looks like a cover up. It's an own goal. A lot of people voted for Romney, not all of them will throw him over like the majority here. They will balance his character against Trump's.

Tarrou said...

I'm reminded of the definition of an honest politician

Nonapod said...

Revenge should be served cold. It shouldn't be a warm, public mess like this.

Curious George said...

I hope the Trump Curse comes down like Thor's hammer on this rat fuck.

Nichevo said...

I wish Romney may choke on his next cock.

Seeing Red said...

Beloved Commenter AReasonableMan said...
Mattis, Kelly, and McMaster all took jobs with Trump and refused to bend the knee.

you don't have to bend the knee. You don't tell the CIC yeah, we will send help tomorrow when our embassy is under attack now.

He is the CIC. Not them.

Drago said...

Tom: "Mitt is a smart man. But, he misses some very large strategic opportunities routinely."

He isnt missing anything.

He is actively and knowingly working with the dems to pull off the coup.

mccullough said...

Romney’s character?

The guy is a Vampire

Seeing Red said...

Romney, Schittie, Pelosi, Kerry and Biden have a lot to cover up, Arm.

DarkHelmet said...

Oh, poor Mitt.

Resign, you jerk. Then you'll be able to sleep better. And so will the rest of us.

Beloved Commenter AReasonableMan said...

Roughcoat said...
I now find Romney the most hateful person in American politics.


You should stop and ask why Trump inspires betrayal in almost all his associates, the people who know him best. You know almost nothing real about Trump. These people have worked with him and despise him.

narciso said...

Its the mcmuffin caucus of one, well also rick wilsom

Jim at said...

Soooo brave.
/rolls eyes

Drago said...

ARM: "They should have had Bolton testify. Now it looks like a cover up."

LOL

Michael K said...

Blogger Beloved Commenter AReasonableMan said...

Mattis, Kelly, and McMaster all took jobs with Trump and refused to bend the knee.


They had policy differences and, as McMaster wrote about Vietnam, they had a duty to leave. They did.

Nothing like that drove Romney. It was spite,

gspencer said...

"There has not been a morning since this process began that I slept beyond 4 a.m."

Oh spare us, Mittens.

You are so jealous that Donald's not just president, but a wildly successful one, and becoming more and more loved.

Eat your heart out, Mittens.

Beasts of England said...

’They will balance his character against Trump's.’

Character in a politician?! Pull the other one, dumbass.

DarkHelmet said...

My working assumption is that Mitt wants to be Bloomberg's VP selection. Or at least the Sec. State in a Bloomberg administration.

The upside would be that Utah could replace the skunk with a real senator.

MeatPopscicle1234 said...

ARM said

Some Republicans have refused to bend the knee to Trump. It is to be applauded.

—-
Their not kneeling to Trump you asshole, their kneeling to WE THE PEOPLE who elected Trump because were sick to death of the corruption and status quo of our government... This isn’t about Trump and it never was... what the left and NeverTrumpers really hate is us, the deplorable and uppity middle class who won’t shut up and prostrate ourselves before the Mandarin ruling elite... Trump is just a symbol of WE THE PEOPLE finally saying ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!! By impeaching him, you are trying to deny the will of over half the electorate...

Chuck said...

Blogger Michael K said...
I have contacted the office of Utah state representative Tim Quinn to offer support and a contribution. He has introduced a measure to allow recall of Senators.

Spoken like a... doctor.

Naturally, you’ll be able to cite all of the other cases of members of congress being recalled.

Go get ‘em, sport.

Curious George said...

Maybe he thinks he'll get a pen or something.

Bay Area Guy said...

It's less courageous than what 'ole Mitt would like.

He was Governor of Mass, nearly 20 years ago. Great.

He ran for Prez twice (08 & 12), and lost both.

He's bored, so he runs for Senate in Utah -- a total GOP state, no need for Mitt, any dude with a pulse will do.

He's rich, bored and doesn't like Trump, so he "voted" for removal, when you need 67 votes to remove. Big deal.

So now, he's a profile in courage to the Dems and the media, big whoop.

If he runs for Prez to actually challenge Trump, that would require some testicles.

Jim at said...

Romney/Abrams in 2020!

Laslo Spatula said...

So no witnesses in the House directly heard the President say anything criminal -- they have various suppositions of intent etc, but no actual proof.

The Ukraine got its money ahead of the deadline.

No one has proven that Biden SHOULDN'T be investigated.

Then what -- specifically -- is it in the House documents that convinced Romney?

Because under this kind of loose thinking I will -- given the chance -- gladly vote Romney guilty of child-rape.

Because I heard someone say something about that regarding him, and I want to believe them, and that is now enough.

And we know how child-rapey Mormons historically are. In fact, given the chance, a President Romney would easily trade Alaska in exchange for a young boy with beguiling buttocks.

Mormons: come and get your boy.

I am Laslo.

danoso said...

What a weak man.

LYNNDH said...

JUDAS QUISLING TURNCOAT

TJM said...

LOL -

Last week Pierre Delicto voted for more witnesses because the Dems did not make their case but this week, without the witnesses, he can vote to convict?

Browndog said...

Not sure why "hang by the neck until dead" keeps creeping into my mind. Not healthy.

I'm surprised how beyond mad I am.

Amadeus 48 said...

Mitt is a fool.

Gusty Winds said...

Anybody shocked by this? Mitt's a bitter loser. Who cares? Trumps 2020 electoral victory in Utah is secure. This is really the only way Mitt can get anyone to pay attention to him. He's an in-office has been.

Maybe he put on his "magic" glasses so he could interpret the Mormon version of the constitution found carved in a gold plates somewhere in upstate New York.

Beloved Commenter AReasonableMan said...

‘Idiot,’ ‘Dope,’ ‘Moron’: How Trump’s aides have insulted the boss

MeatPopscicle1234 said...

At ARM (continued)...

So fuck you and the condescending horse you rode in on... however much you hate it, our voices matter and have just as much weight, if not more, than yours... Trump is our chosen champion and we don’t give a shot about your hatred, false accusations, your hypocrisy and your double standards... we see through your bullshit and we’re not gonna take your efforts to control us ANYMORE!!!

AustinRoth said...

King Romney

Wish I may, wish I might
Have this, I wish tonight
Are you satisfied?

Dig for gold, dig for fame
You dig to make your name
Are you pacified?

All the wants you waste
All the things you've chased

Then it all crashes down
And you break your crown
And you point your finger
But there's no one around

Just want one thing
Just to play the king
But the castle's crumbled
And you're left with just a name

Where's your crown King Romney?
Where's your crown?

Skeptical Voter said...

Pious pompous putz. You've lost me forever Mittens. I could understand you going full bore damn the Trump torpedoes and I'll vote to convict on both counts; or I could understand you playing the safe game and voting to acquit on both counts.

But you want to play it down the middle a "yes" here and a "no" there, and an agonized declaration of how tough it was. What did your dog say when you put it in a crate and made if take a couple of hundred mile ride on top of the car? Was that a "split decision" as well?

Man up Mittens--go one way or the other.

Drago said...

BAG: "He's bored, so he runs for Senate in Utah -- a total GOP state, no need for Mitt, any dude with a pulse will do."

Nope.

Romney believed what he was told about Trump by McCain and others in DC: Trump was a traitor and likely would not last 6 months before he was removed from office.

Romney no doubt believed he could play a key role and perhaps find his way to the White House via the Gerald Ford path.

First as a Trump cabinet member (after viciously attacking Trump in the campaign) and then, as a fall back plan, as Senator.

Thats all this is....along with covering for his son and former aide.

Left Bank of the Charles said...

Convict on Article I, acquit on Article II. Perfect.

Leland said...

Last week Pierre Delicto voted for more witnesses because the Dems did not make their case but this week, without the witnesses, he can vote to convict?

Indeed, he will be joined by others that will fail this basic test of logic and due justice. Something to remember when they make their inevitable claims of "unjust trial".

Chuck said...

I’ll be fascinated, to see what sort of price anyone in government tries to exact from Mitt Romney.

Not from anonymous losers on the internet; I’m talking about what McConnell, or Barr, or Trump might do.

My prediction: NOTHING.

Romney is in the Senate for another five years before he has to think about an election. He will have his own national constituency between now and then. And a critical vote in an almost evenly-divided Senate.

Drago said...

ARM: "Idiot,’ ‘Dope,’ ‘Moron’: How Trump’s aides have insulted the boss"

Isnt it interesting that ARM has not yet figured out that Trump being insulted by the DC insiders and establishment types is literally Trump's campaign theme?


Bob Boyd said...

The consequences! Oh the consequences!

Good lord. What a wanker.

narciso said...

well willfull negligence of employees wives and tax avoidance,

it's just a telegraphed 3rd act, like a shmyalan film.

elkh1 said...

Pierre wants desperately to be center of attention.

Beasts of England said...

’Last week Pierre Delicto voted for more witnesses because the Dems did not make their case but this week, without the witnesses, he can vote to convict?’

Mitt can make that leap due to his extraordinary character.

narciso said...

romney wouldn't even defend his wife, when she was attacked by riaa stooge and sdk knickerbocker drone, hilary rosen,

Seeing Red said...

I’ll be fascinated, to see what sort of price anyone in government tries to exact from Mitt Romney.

Not from anonymous losers on the internet; I’m talking about what McConnell, or Barr, or Trump might do.

My prediction: NOTHING.

Romney is in the Senate for another five years before he has to think about an election. He will have his own national constituency between now and then. And a critical vote in an almost evenly-divided Senate.


Well, that depends on momentum. There is a bill to recall in the Utah Congress. He keeps this up, who knows.

bagoh20 said...

The only Presidential vote I ever regretted was Jimmy Carter, until Romney. I now see that Romney or Obama was really just a toss up. Except race relations might have been better served by Romney, but man does he suck, also a nice pants crease.

rehajm said...

Schumer recording the video to be used by future Republicans removing a Democrat President. You were right...

Bob Boyd said...

I’ll be fascinated, to see what sort of price anyone in government tries to exact from Mitt Romney.

Not from anonymous losers on the internet; I’m talking about what McConnell, or Barr, or Trump might do.

My prediction: NOTHING.


So you're saying Mitt is full of shit, moaning about the consequences?

mccullough said...

ARM,

People don’t care if Rex Tillerson thinks Trump is an idiot. Or Kelly. Or Mattis.

These aren’t the guys who won WW2. They are the guys who think the US should be in Afghanistan indefinitely.

Trump goes through staff pretty quickly. That’s fine. The country is doing better than it has in 20 years.




narciso said...

Willard is like chip dillard 'thank you sir, may I have another'

Beloved Commenter AReasonableMan said...

Chuck said...
I’ll be fascinated, to see what sort of price anyone in government tries to exact from Mitt Romney.

My prediction: NOTHING.


Many if not most Republican senators don't respect Trump any more than Mattis, McMaster, Kelly or Tillerson did.

IgnatzEsq said...

One thing I wonder about my democratic friends and some other commenters here.. Does it at all bother them that they are on the same side as noted mental midgets like George Will, Bill Kristol & Charlie Sykes? My rule of thumb back at the time of the Iraq war (around when I started college) is that if you find yourself consistently agreeing with those people, that's a problem. And that's still true today in my estimation.

I'm much more on the more moderate side than many other commenters here (I very much relate to the good Prof as a genuine swing voter who regularly splits the ballot between Ds & Rs). After voting third party in the last presidential election, I'm likely voting Trump this election.

They can keep Romney. I'll side with Kayne.

M Jordan said...

Stop and think about what this man is doing: voting to remove from office a president for asking offhandedly that a foreign government investigate a family that has clear money-grabbing issues. And it’s a president of his own party. Amazing, really.

So what motivates him to take this Republican career-ending move? Principle? Of what? I contend it’s the Song of the Media Muses whose affection he so craves. McCain fell to this same song. It is a powerful elixir, to be sure, but it is fading and false.

Romney is a fool of fools. May his bones pile high on the shores of those Muses he fall in love with.

Beasts of England said...

’He will have his own national constituency between now and then.’

A confederacy of pussies.

President-Mom-Jeans said...

Lifelong Cuck Said "He will have his own national constituency between now and then."

There aren't more than a handful of spineless little cunts who pretend to be lawyers on the internet, Chuckie.

Drago said...

LLR-lefty Chuck: "He will have his own national constituency between now and then."

LOL

The talking heads at your beloved CNN and MSNBC dont really represent a "national constituency".

Sally327 said...

I guess it's some kind of vengeance, since Trump has never been all that pleasant or kind to his fellow gazillionaire, but it seems pretty small beer in that department. Not that Mitt Romney drinks beer. So pretty small Mountain Dew then.

But I like how I'm supposed to feel empathy for Mitt because it's just so principled of him, that he will pay any price, bear any burden, in the mission to embarrass President Donald Trump.

Beloved Commenter AReasonableMan said...

Kanye has acknowledged mental problems, and he is married to a Kardashian.

Bay Area Guy said...

Democrat/NeverTrumper mindset:

* We lost the 2016 election
* Mueller botched his Russian Collusion case
* We lost the Ukraine Impeachment
* The Iowa Dems botched the Caucus vote.
* The current Dem field are losing steam, inspiring noone.

But Mitt Romney has taken a stand!!!

Christopher said...

Dear Lord everybody is overreacting.

I keep seeing this talking point that Romney's decision is important because now it's "bipartisan" and I can't help but think... why? Do politicos genuinely believe that voters are going to say "well I was for Trump, but now that a Rep. who famously hates him voted for removal that's out of the question"?

The average person wasn't paying attention before because there's no chance of removal. They'll look at this and see that the results are in line with what they expected and they'll have forgotten this occurred by Friday (maybe Saturday if Trump really goes on a Twitter tear).

Incidentally I think Romney's decision to go in front of a camera almost immediately undermines his points and likely reinforces the view amongst Trump fans that this was more about being liked by the media than following his conscience.

AllenS said...

Can't wait for President Trump to rip Mittens a new one.

robother said...

So, he voted for more witnesses, even though in his mind, the case had been proven beyond a reasonable doubt already. Pathetic. I imagine there were 10 Democrat Senators whose minds were more open on this case than Mitt's.

Drago said...

MARM: "any if not most Republican senators don't respect Trump any more than Mattis, McMaster, Kelly or Tillerson did."

Again, Trump being thought poorly of by the insiders is literally Trumps primary campaign theme.

You really arent picking up on this, are you?

LOL

Bob Boyd said...

Many if not most Republican senators don't respect Trump any more than Mattis, McMaster, Kelly or Tillerson did.

That's not a bug, that's a feature.

Nonapod said...

"Towards thee I roll, thou all-destroying but unconquering whale; to the last I grapple with thee; from hell’s heart I stab at thee; for hate’s sake I spit my last breath at thee. Sink all coffins and all hearses to one common pool! and since neither can be mine, let me then tow to pieces, while still chasing thee, though tied to thee, thou damned whale! Thus, I give up the spear!"

Balfegor said...

Re: TJM:

Last week Pierre Delicto voted for more witnesses because the Dems did not make their case but this week, without the witnesses, he can vote to convict?

Yeah, if we suppose he's acting in good faith, though, I would imagine he's basically treating the Senate's decision (with the encouragement of the President's counsel) not to seek witnesses the same way an assertion of the Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination would be treated in a civil proceeding, i.e. drawing the adverse inference.

I don't think that's the right way to analyze it, but I don't really have a firm basis for saying so, because as far as I can tell, it's literally whatever the Senate wants to do, and Senators can vote on whatever grounds they choose. They could look to the I Ching if they wanted.

All that said, though, the entire impeachment on the abuse of power charge is quite amorphous, so one could also take the position that the facts established are sufficient to prove an "abuse of power" sufficient to warrant removal. The fact that Democrats all voted that they needed more evidence certainly suggests otherwise, but thinking about this all as though it were logical is an exercise in futility, even moreso than ordinary legal reasoning.

rhhardin said...

Romney is going the McCain route. Grandstanding is everything and the only thing.

narciso said...

like robert bennett,(who mcmuffin wanted to be when grew uo) harry reid, jeff flake, not a good look,

n.n said...

Trump spoke of social liberal club, the liberals attacked. Trump spoke of progress in China, Iran, Ukraine, etc., the progressives attacked. Trump spoke of lies of deception, commission, and omission by the press, the journolists attacked. Trump spoke of overlapping and converging corruption, the establishment attacked. The balls of yarns spun over a multi-decadal period proceed to unwind.

Big Mike said...

I’m disappointed, but not really surprised. I thought there were two Democrats running in 2012, and today merely proves it.

Beloved Commenter AReasonableMan said...

The senate should have had Bolton and Giuliani testify. They are both Republican partisans, it they can't be trusted to give a fair accounting of what actually happened then there is obviously more serious problems with the Trump presidency than just this narrow issue.

Drago said...

Next up for ARM: OMG Hollywood stars are opposing Trump and calling him names!

Powerful.

Persuasive.

LOL

mccullough said...

Chief Justice Roberts doesn’t like or respect Trump either.

As if anyone gives a shit.

Drago said...

ARM: "The senate should have had Bolton and Giuliani testify."

Nope.

Try again dummy.

rhhardin said...

Ha. McConnell is laying into Pelosi right now.

Breezy said...

Elkh1 @ 2:47. Yes!

He wants to be the swing vote that everyone lobbies and waits on w bated breath.

Bob Boyd said...

Alternate headline:
Romney Now Eligible For Nickname.

Friendo said...

What a complete piece of shit.

mccullough said...

The Senate did its job.

Let the voters decide.

Charlie Eklund said...

Unfortunately, United States Senators cannot be recalled nor can a state create such a recall mechanism for a Federal office holder. A constitutional amendment would be required in order for the recall of United States Senators to go into effect.The constituents of a faithless Senator can, however, devote themselves to calling his office every day from now until the end of his term with their demand that he resign.

I think the odds of that happening are pretty good right now. We’ll see.

Beloved Commenter AReasonableMan said...

Drago said...
You really arent picking up on this, are you?


Trump's hand picked associates despise him. They know him, you don't. Whose judgement should I trust?

Browndog said...

To think Romney is willing cast a legally binding vote to remove the President from the White House this very day. Trump, his family, and belongings, removed from the White House TODAY, without any consideration what it would do to this country.

I'm listening to McConnell right now, and can't help to think he's speaking directly to Romney as he shreds every single aspect of this attempted coup.

narciso said...

zounds, well when you have at least one senator, who the revolutionary guard, has an interest in,

rhhardin said...

Best speech of the whole thing from McConnell.

mccullough said...

Mitt will resign. He’s a pussy.

Bob Boyd said...

Kanye has acknowledged mental problems, and he is married to a Kardashian.

Coincidence?

Ray - SoCal said...

I voted for Romney for President, against Obama, and I'm glad he lost.

This is why we got Trump.

I'm surprised at this betrayal by Romney. Very shortsighted.

rcocean said...

Oh Mittens, what a brave little solider. A true profile in courage. Gag! He cast a vote like 100 other Senators, none of whom had to stay up till 4 AM. No, wait. This is what he says:

There’s not been a morning that I’ve gotten up after 4 a.m., just obviously thinking about how important this is, what the consequence is,” Mr. Romney said.

So, he's been unable to Sleep in because of how exciting and wonderful it was to strike back at trump. OK, now I understand.

Drago said...

ARM: "Trump's hand picked associates despise him."

LOL

They were ALL establishment long-termers and insiders who were recommended to him by the establishment types.

You'll have to peddle these little talking points to others who dont really follow these matters.

Beloved Commenter AReasonableMan said...

Bob Boyd said...
Coincidence?


I don't think so.

chuck said...

Zzzzzzz.

Beasts of England said...

Don’t mess with Cocaine Mitch. He’s shown some real cajones during this disgraceful episode in our history.

President-Mom-Jeans said...

"Romney is going the McCain route."

Hopefully the brain tumor and burning in hell part follow swiftly for him as well down that route.

rcocean said...

Romney - What a drama queen and egomaniac. In his short speech, he says "I" 25 times and "Me and MY" another 25 times! Meanwhile "Trump" and "President" is mentioned 25 times.

Beloved Commenter AReasonableMan said...

I opposed Pelosi staying on as speaker, too old and corrupt. But in dealing with an old corrupt president she has played a relatively weak hand surprisingly well. Trump is becoming more erratic and obviously troubled. She may still break him.

Bob Boyd said...

I don't think so.

Neither do I.

Mark said...

"It is the last decision I wanted to take."

You are so full of shit.

Drago said...

ARM: "Trump is becoming more erratic and obviously troubled. She may still break him."

LOLOLOLOL

Bushman of the Kohlrabi said...

Mit has come a along way from his Nazi loving, tax-evading, cancer giving, dog killing, high school bully, women in binders abusing days. I hope he enjoys his new overlords.

JackWayne said...

Drama Queen. He hasn’t lost any sleep over the decision. Total liar and loser.

rhhardin said...

It's a really boring article of impeachment, whatever it is.

Bob Boyd said...

Trump moved Mitt's cheese.

rcocean said...

Listen to this Romney egotism:

Voters will make the final decision, just as the President’s lawyers have implored. *My* vote will likely be in the minority in the Senate.

But irrespective of these things, with *my* vote, *I* will tell *my* children and their children that *I* did my duty to the best of *my* ability, believing that *my* country expected it of *me*.

*I* will only be one name among many, no more or less, to future generations of Americans who look at the record of this trial. They will note merely that *I* was among the senators who determined that what the President did was wrong, grievously wrong.

We’re all footnotes at best in the annals of history. But in the most powerful nation on earth, the nation conceived in liberty and justice, that is distinction enough for any citizen.

Mark said...

We all knew Romney's character back in 2012.

If elected president, he would have effed us all.

Chuck said...

Blogger Bob Boyd said...
“I’ll be fascinated, to see what sort of price anyone in government tries to exact from Mitt Romney.

Not from anonymous losers on the internet; I’m talking about what McConnell, or Barr, or Trump might do.

My prediction: NOTHING.”

So you're saying Mitt is full of shit, moaning about the consequences?


No; I expect that Mitt will know better than anybody, what kinds of Trumpian insults and Trumpist garbage gets thrown at him. A nationalized version of what one sees on this page.

I just don’t think it will be consequential in the long run.

Bushman of the Kohlrabi said...

Quick! Mitt! Change parties. Become a Democrat, and go for the nomination for President this year.

It sounds like he would get at least 2 votes, assuming he has the sense to vote for himself.

DanTheMan said...

>Many if not most Republican senators don't respect Trump any more than Mattis, McMaster, Kelly or Tillerson did.

Blind pig, acorn. Acorn, blind pig.

bleh said...

Translation:

"im not owned! im not owned!!", mitt continues to insist as he slowly shrinks and transforms into a corn cob

Marc said...

Happily, the current voting in the Senate is going rapidly and without any Iowa Democrat-like glitches.

Qwinn said...

Every general election has been between two Democrats since 1992.

Qwinn said...

Well, until 2012.

AllenS said...

Beloved Commenter AReasonableMan said...
They should have had Bolton testify.

It is up to the House to call witnesses to make their case, then present the evidence to the Senate. For whatever reason, the House did not want to call Bolton. I would imagine they thought Bolton wouldn't say anything bad about Trump.

To now say, that it was the Republicans in the Senate for not calling Bolton as a witness is nothing but nonsense. Besides, the Democrats didn't have the votes to call any witnesses before the Senate. That's why the Dems in the House should have called Bolton as a witness.

Why can't some people not understand this?

Marc said...

One down, 52 to 48.

Drago said...

Uh oh.

Republican conservative Senator from South Carolina who happens to be black votes against impeachment.

Heads up Senator! I've got a bad feeling that a certain LLR poster with a racist posting past is NOT going to like that.

Charlie Currie said...

"Drago said...
ARM: "The senate should have had Bolton and Giuliani testify."

Nope.

Try again dummy."

Exactly.

Not the Senate's job.

The House should've had them testify. That's their responsibility.

Of course, no one really wanted to open that can of shit. They'd much rather use it as a club to beat the other side with. As usual.

Gusty Winds said...

Romney picked Paul Ryan as his VP. Both are now on the scrap heap of the former deliver-no-promises GOP. Ryan got schooled in the VP debate vs. Biden. I remember Biden rudely laughing at Ryan like he was a school boy.

Trump donkey punched Sleepy Joe, and hard; something neither Romney or Ryan could figure out, or had the guts to do.

RichardJohnson said...

Beloved Commenter AReasonableMan:

They should have had Bolton testify.

I suggest you direct your complaint to the Democrats, as the Democrats didn't have Bolton testify.

Beloved Commenter AReasonableMan said...

Kyle Griffin said ..
Manchin will vote to convict. Republicans get no Democratic votes.


A bipartisan vote in favor of impeachment. Best case scenario for Pelosi.

And it will make it harder for Collins and others to get reelected.

Trump is a resourceful guy but he keeps on piling up enemies among potential allies. This is why he faces a tough reelection.

Drago said...

AllenS: "Why can't some people not understand this?"

Stop it.

They know everything you wrote perfectly well.

The call for additional witnesses was a simple ploy to begin expanding the hoax investigation to last all the way thru to the election to harm Trump politically.

Mark said...

The only Presidential vote I ever regretted was Jimmy Carter, until Romney. I now see that Romney or Obama was really just a toss up.

I had pledged again and again in 2012 that I was NEVER going to vote for the POS (or his fraud of a running mate).

And then it looked like Virginia would be close. So I caved. I ate the shit sandwich.

Then when the returns came in, it wasn't close after all. And this is the thanks we get.

Mark said...

So what motivates him to take this Republican career-ending move?

Hubris.

Achilles said...

Romney was already on the list. He just fixed his place at the top of it.

Solemanei was a more respectable human being than Mitt Romney.

There are enemies and there are traitors.

Traitors are worse.

I can't wait to find out how much money Mitt and his relatives have been making on the side.

Gusty Winds said...

NPR Reported in Oct 2019 the Joseph Cofer Black, a CIA/State Dept swamp creature and a foreign policy adviser to the Romney Presidential campaign was appointed to the Burisma Board in 2017. Mr. Black is currently listed as a Director on the Burisma website.

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exhelodrvr1 said...

"She may still break him."

Yeah. Like the Titanic broke the iceberg.

bagoh20 said...

There was a time when I thought Romney would be a good President and Trump would not. They both taught me the difference between a man and a mitt. Mitt has fallen and can't get up, while Trump seems like he can' help being a leader. It's what he does.

Mark said...

Dear Lord everybody is overreacting.

OK. Fine. What he has done today is all well and admirable and honorable.

So what? He's still a piece of shit. Always has been.

Danno said...

Blogger TJM said...LOL - Last week Pierre Delicto voted for more witnesses because the Dems did not make their case but this week, without the witnesses, he can vote to convict?

That is too funny, but you hit the nail on the head.

Bob Boyd said...

No...I just don’t think it will be consequential in the long run.

So there will be consequences, you just don't think they'll be consequential. Got it.

Hammond X. Gritzkofe said...

Faced with the choice of doing the right thing or being as asshole, ....

Beloved Commenter AReasonableMan said...

exhelodrvr1 said...
Yeah. Like the Titanic broke the iceberg.


Funny thing, Trump compared himself to a large ship. Like most things, I suspect he knows very little about ships.

Drago said...

Bob Boyd: "So there will be consequences, you just don't think they'll be consequential. Got it"

The biggest consequence is that the far left now knows that in the event of future democrat hoax impeachment efforts Romney can be counted upon to work with the dems to create never ending Senate-based "investigations" impeachment proceedings that will shut down any narrow republican senate majority.

Inga said...

Romney will go down in history as the one a Republican who put country over Party in the Trump Impeachment trial. His children and grandchildren can be proud.

Mark said...

Well, well.

Not guilty on count two.

Rosalyn C. said...

As if he was popular before this. Jezz Louise. Meanwhile before this dramatic rendition of his horrible personal struggle over this decision, poor guy, I read his written statement explaining his decision. He actually based his decision on a defense of the Bidens. Strange indeed. He bends over backwards to give a break to Joe and Hunter Biden, but of course can't give Trump any consideration.

Romney says, "The President's counsel noted that Vice President Biden appeared to have a confict of interest when he undertook an effort to remove the Ukrainian Prosecutor General. If he knew of the exorbitant compensation his son was receiving from a company actually under investigation, the Vice President should have recused himself. While ignoring a conflict of interest is not a crime, it is surely very wrong. [As if Joe Biden had no idea of the compensation, as if he had no idea of the reason for the compensation.]

With regards to Hunter Biden, taking excessive advantage of his father's name is unsavory but also not a crime. Given that in neither the case of the father nor the son was any evidence presented by the President's counsel that a crime had been committed, the President's insistence that they be investigated by the Ukrainians is hard to explain other than as a political pursuit.[As if the President's team was expected to provide evidence to convict the Bidens] There is no question in my mind that were their names not Biden, the President would never have done what he did."

Romney is so biased against Trump that his judgement is pathetic or he's just the biggest liar we have ever seen.

Mark said...

Too late.

Seeing Red said...

Pierre Mitts just may have an * after his name.

Rosalyn C. said...
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Seeing Red said...

Again Inga is in her bubble. He has Burisma ties Inga. His hands aren’t clean.

You can’t even acknowledge that.

Inga said...

Synema and Tester voted guilty on both articles. Good work, I’m sure some Republicans are surprised.

Drago said...

Inga: "Romney will go down in history as the one a Republican who put country over Party....."

LOL

Romney will be easily forgotten by history.

History will only remember your dems hoaxed up a stupid impeachment effort and Trump was Forever Acquitted.

Forever. Acquitted.

Forever.

Seeing Red said...

Again Inga is in her bubble. He has Burisma ties Inga. His hands aren’t clean.

You can’t even acknowledge that.

narciso said...

synema, as said before, showed some leg, but ultimately voted the party line,

Drago said...

Parting gifts!

Beloved Commenter AReasonableMan said...

Interesting:

"First time in history that someone has crossed the aisle on an impeachment conviction vote."

rhhardin said...

The lesson learned is that you have to control both houses and then you can overturn the election for president. It's just the new rule.

rhhardin said...

Romney is on a desert aisle of his own.

Jim at said...

Trump is becoming more erratic and obviously troubled. She may still break him.

In case you didn't notice, it wasn't Trump acting like an out-of-control lunatic last night.

Lazarus said...

Government and political people are getting weirder - or getting seen as weirder. Bush's foreign policy staff were supposed to be Vulcans. So was Obama. But nobody is quite as strange as Mitt.

It's like his father sent him off in a rocket from the planet of the Liberal Republicans right before it exploded and Mitt is still trying to cope with the strange ways of Earthlings.

The Vault Dweller said...

I suspect he knows very little about ships.
Yes but he does know buildings. And if this rumor is true this is his greatest executive order yet. It would make "Classical" and "NeoClassical" the preferred style of architecture for all federal buildings. And the best part; the executive order would specifically prohibit federal buildings from having the "Brutalism" style of architecture.

Make Buildings Beautiful Again!

Beloved Commenter AReasonableMan said...

Blogger Jim at said...
In case you didn't notice, it wasn't Trump acting like an out-of-control lunatic last night.


She added her own touch of theater to that reality TV bullshit-a-thon. You should watch more wrestling shows.

Francisco D said...

Synema and Tester voted guilty on both articles. Good work, I’m sure some Republicans are surprised.

I was ready to tolerate Sinema if she was half as bipartisan as she pretended to be. Now I will work against her re-election campaign ... with great vigor.

BTW, the Dow is up almost 500 points today.

My retirement funds have never looked better.

Jim at said...

Romney will go down in history as the one a Republican who put country over Party in the Trump Impeachment trial. His children and grandchildren can be proud.

Gawd, you're dumb.

Romney did this for one reason and one reason only: Mitt. Romney.

Wince said...

Read Romney's words very carefully.

He's not laying out a case against the actions of Trump justifying impeachment.

Romney is attacking his fellow senators who voted against impeachment.

It's hard for me to imagine a more serious attack on the constitution and on a republic like ours than saying that a president would be able to enlist a foreign government to corrupt our elections to keep in power. That's what happens in tinhorn autocracies.

All based on the phony premise that investigating Biden corruption is to "corrupt our election".

Jim at said...

She added her own touch of theater to that reality TV bullshit-a-thon. You should watch more wrestling shows.

Considering I didn't watch the thing at all, you're probably right. They're less scripted than her stunt.

Beloved Commenter AReasonableMan said...

The Vault Dweller said...
Yes but he does know buildings. And if this rumor is true this is his greatest executive order yet. It would make "Classical" and "NeoClassical" the preferred style of architecture for all federal buildings. And the best part; the executive order would specifically prohibit federal buildings from having the "Brutalism" style of architecture.


Two points:
i) Mussolini and Hitler were both amateur architects who played a role in government architecture. Only one successfully.

ii) Have you ever actually seen the shitty buildings he built in NY? Tacky makes brutalism look good.

bleh said...

I don't understand Manchin's vote. If he wanted merely to censure Trump, then he should have voted to acquit. You only vote to convict if you believe the President must be removed, an extreme measure that partially invalidates the last election. There's no compromise to be had. If you feel he must be removed, you vote to remove.

Senators are not simply "convicting." They're also "sentencing." The ultimate sentence of removal is the bottom line.

hombre said...

Sour grapes Mittens votes to vindicate Star Chamber, exonerate Biden from accountability for extortion. It’s his conscience, you know.

What a loser! That is his legacy losing the respect of his party and constituents along with losing a presidential election he could have won.

His father is turning over in his grave.

exiledonmainstreet, green-eyed devil said...

whitney said...
Trump humiliated him and now he's got his revenge.

2/5/20, 2:28 PM

He would have gotten his revenge if he had cast the deciding vote. As it is, Trump is acquitted and is still president and Mittens looks like a petty, vengeful little man. His own butthurt is more important to him than the country or the people who once believed in him and voted for him.

He doesn't look like a man of principle. He looks like a catty high school girl.

hombre said...

ARM: “Some Republicans have refused to bend the knee to Trump. It is to be applauded.”

One Republican has chosen to bend over for Queen Nan, Dem swamprats and Biden grifters and you think applause is in order?

The Vault Dweller said...

I didn't watch the full SOTU speech last night and only saw clips today. Did anyone else get the vibe that Speaker Pelosi was flirting with President Trump? I mean she just lost at the super serious, break glass in case of emergency only attempt to impeach and remove President Trump, and she was acting somewhat childishly. She pretended to read and not care what he said, but then would give these coy glances his way. She poutingly refused to stand up for many occassions. She in a huff made it a point to tear up the speech. It was very childish but almost playful in a way. I wonder if she had a sex dream about President Trump? I mean he is a very charismatic guy, who is incredibly powerful, and he is fairly tall. She wouldn't be the first person whose passions grew out of a tense working relationship.

Hammond X. Gritzkofe said...

Some are born assholes, some become assholes, some have assholity thrust upon them.

Romney and McCain, the choice is between born and become.

Kevin said...

The action by Mr. Romney, the 2012 GOP presidential nominee, made him the first senator in U.S. history to vote to convict a president of his own party. In the impeachment trials of Democratic presidents Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton, no Democratic senators voted to convict.

The WSJ got it wrong.

Trump and Romney are not from the same party.

Kevin said...

Romney's vote gave the red-state Dems all the cover they needed to vote for removal.

That's his real impact.

The Vault Dweller said...

ii) Have you ever actually seen the shitty buildings he built in NY? Tacky makes brutalism look good.

I have seen his Trump building in Chicago and it is a fairly nice looking building. But I haven't seen his New York things. Having seen one picture of a personal apartment of his, which seemed to have gold leafed and gold filigreed everything I would not not be surprised if lots of his buildings were gaudy and gauche. For which I'm pleased to hear about the preference for classical, because that seems like a pretty safe style to me. And I wouldn't be upset if Classical architecture became a sort of brand or trade dress for Federal buildings. And perhaps I'm inferring too much here, but it appears that we at least agree that Brutalism is no good.

Vance said...

Romney explained to the Utah papers that he voted to hear from Bolton to try to get a reason to exonerate Trump.

He was convinced that Trump was guilty before then but, allegedly, didn't want to vote to convict so he wanted more witnesses to give Trump a chance!

As if Romney was ever going to vote to clear Trump.

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