Utah Senator and failed Presidential candidate Mitt Romney has tried to portray himself as a nice guy.
But those who know him best know better.
And now lame duck Mitt Romney’s new biography lays out just how much of a leftist he really is.
Conservatives have long held to the view that with Republicans like Mitt Romney in office, Democrats always have an extra vote.
Free to finally show his true colors
Now, in what is good news for Conservatives, Romney has announced he isn’t running for re-election to his Utah Senate seat in 2024.
His decision could be in part due to his new biography by McKay Coppins, titled Romney: A Reckoning.
In the book, the nation’s top RINO lets loose all his deep held beliefs, petty disgusts, and perceived horrors of his time in public service.
And in what won’t be a shock to most political observers, the “reckoning” part of his book comes mostly at the expense of his fellow Republicans.
As the Western Journal put it in their headline about the book, “’Bitter’ Romney Slams Enough Republicans in New Book That He Almost Sounds Like a Democrat.”
In fact, an excerpt published in The Atlantic contained Romney’s criticisms of those who served in former President Donald Trump’s administration, or those candidates endorsed by President Trump in the 2022 elections.
Mitt Romney shows his nasty nature
Of former Vice President Mike Pence, Romney said, “No one had been more loyal, more willing to smile when he saw absurdities, more willing to ascribe God’s will to things that were ungodly, than Mike Pence.”
And of now U.S. Senator from Ohio, J.D. Vance, Romney hissed, “I don’t know that I can disrespect someone more than J.D. Vance.”
For those who have known Romney, especially those who have opposed him through the years, his vitriolic venomous venting against fellow Republicans is no surprise.
Romney, of course, was one of only a handful of Republicans who voted to convict Donald Trump- not once but twice.
But the attacks on Pence and Vance were just the beginning.
More morsels from the book were leaked to mainstream media outlets known for attacking Republicans like CNN, Politico, HuffPost, and Insider.
For example, he blasts Florida Governor and GOP Presidential contender Ron DeSantis, who Romney says has “just no warmth at all.”
And in commenting on DeSantis campaigning in Iowa, Romney spits out, “He looks like he’s got a toothache.”
Then he launches into a backhanded attack on the Florida Governor, “He’s much smarter than Trump,” Romney said, before adding, “You might point out, ‘Mitt, DeSantis is real smart — do you want an authoritarian who’s smart or one who’s not smart?’ . . . I realize there’s a peril to having someone who’s smart and pulling in a direction that’s dangerous.”
Attacking his rivals
But Romney saved some of his more pointed attacks on his 2012 rivals for the GOP Presidential nomination.
Of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Romney called him “a smug know-it-all, smarmy, and too pleased with himself.”
As for former Texas Governor Rick Perry, Romney says, “Republicans must realize that we have to have someone who can complete a sentence.”
Regarding former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum, Romney simply says, “Sanctimonious, severe and strange.”
Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee is a “huckster” who was a “caricature of a for-profit preacher.”
Former Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal was a “twit.”
And he described Texas Senator Ted Cruz as “a demagogue” who was “frightening” and “scary.”
While some of Romney’s comments are on the mark, they are still highly unusual for a man who prided himself on being the nice and polite one.
Now Americans are able to see the real Mitt Romney in all his inglorious nastiness.
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