Somewhere in the annals of the world’s folklore—perhaps somewhere in the collected Brothers Grimm—there must exist some allegorical tale that lays bare the folly of what happened yesterday in Salt Lake City.
There Mitt Romney inhabited the voice of probity caution, trustworthiness and integrity in order to warn the unwashed Republican masses away from Donald J. Trump.
‘Haven’t we seen before what happens’ he pleaded ‘when people in prominent positions fail the basic responsibility of honorable conduct?
We have and it always injures our families and our country’.
Kind of like in 2012 when the last man standing in the Republican freak show was this same Mr. Romney and when a New York Times editorial noted that his ‘entire campaign’ rested ‘on a foundation of short utterly false sound bites’ repeated ‘so often that millions of Americans believe them to be the truth’.
Romney’s campaign was also built on eviscerating a little law the incumbent president had passed that mandated individuals purchase health insurance on government exchanges.
‘Obamacare’ was based of course on a Massachusetts law that mandated individuals purchase health insurance on government exchanges which until Romney started running for the 2012 Republican nomination was known as ‘Romneycare’.
‘Dishonesty is Trump’s hallmark’ he says.
As once upon a time it was Willard Mitt Romney’s: refer to blogger and former MSNBC producer Steve Benen’s epic 41-part series ‘Chronicling Mitt’s Mendacity’ –
– which documented 917 separate falsehoods during 11 months of Romney’s campaign in 2012.