Thursday, December 7, 2017

It Took a Cretan Like Bannon to Produce Respect for Mitt Romney

Laughable If It Were Not of National Importance

The political operative and man who doesn't own a tie Steve Bannon criticized a Republican Presidential candidate for not serving in the military and for the fact that his sons did not serve. It is easy to think he was talking about Trumper who got a deferment based on a bone spur in his foot and Eric and Donnie Jr. whose only goal in life seems to have been to exploit their father's name. If the shoe fits etc.

But no, Bannon was talking about Mitt Romney, a man who had the temerity to suggest a person who is credibly charged with sexually assaulted teenage girls and now is lying about it should maybe not be the Republican candidate for the Senate. Bannon reached a new low, which was almost impossible given his past record.

"You hid behind your religion. You went to France to be a missionary while men were dying in Vietnam. Do not talk about honor and integrity," Bannon said.

Mitt Romney could be said to be the Utah version of John McCain. A man of some integrity and a man who brought universal health care to Massachusetts, Romney could have been a great leader. But he sold out to the conservative radicals in the GOP, and in his campaign for President he said he wanted to make life so miserable for undocumented residents that they would self deport. This was too much for even Mike Huckabee. Mitt also ran away from his major accomplishment, health care.

But Romney's devotion to his religion is not in question. There are ample examples of his generosity as an individual despite his mean and insensitive actions as a politician. That Bannon would attack a person for practicing their religion shows what Bannon really is. That he would be cheered by Alabama voters shows what they are.

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