My-oh-my, Mr. Decency suddenly has nothing to say. Which is rather bizarre, because it was just a few days ago when Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) stridently assured us, “I will speak out against significant statements or actions that are divisive, racist, sexist, anti-immigrant, dishonest or destructive to democratic institutions.”
And yet here we are, a full day after Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) publicly called the president of the United States a “motherfucker,” and Moral Mitt has remained silent.
Here we are, three days after Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) repeatedly and publicly compared the president of the United States to Hitler, and Wellborn Willard has not said a word.
I cannot be the only one disappointed by this, or a bit confused.
After all it was just a few days ago that Respectable Romney, so driven by his lofty principles and sense of moral outrage, could not stop his high-minded self from publicly attacking the leader of his own party, President Trump, in the far-left Washington Post.
But — and this is important — this attack on a fellow Republican was not a mercenary one, was not Romney angling for media love or to position himself to fail in a third attempt to become president. Of course not. This is Mitt Romney we are talking about — honest, honorable, noble, trustworthy Mitt — who is driven only by his own personal sense of honor.