Trump Punked Willard Romney Into Humiliating Himself

 

It isn’t often one gets an opportunity to acknowledge that yes, there are one or two Republicans who are capable of speaking the truth, if only once. This is particularly noteworthy of an acknowledgment when a pathological liar, a master of mendacity, departs from uttering perpetual prevarications; in this case it is 2012’s “lyin’ king” Willard M. Romney.

The horrible thing about any psychosis, is that the result of drifting too far afield from an intrinsic and deeply ingrained pathology will likely lead one to humiliate themselves, and good old “mendacity Mitt” did so in full view of the mainstream media and the American people. It was really a sight to behold, Willard Romney humiliating himself, but particularly because he was punked and incited to national public self-shame by a con man Willard knew damn well was vindictive and nasty.

During the presidential campaign, Romney made a name for himself, and actually stopped lying for a couple of minutes, by giving speeches absolutely disparaging Donald Trump’s character and unleashing scathing critiques of every last thing dirty Don ever uttered. That’s why it was stunning that Romney was desperately seeking, and publicly supplicating Trump for the nomination as the next all-important position of secretary of state.

Maybe because Willard isn’t one of Vladimir Putin’s allies and two decade-long confidante, or possibly because he can’t give “old Vlad” a super-duper discount on Exxon oil after lifting sanctions for Russian aggression, but by now everyone knows that despite a serious public ass-kissing over two or three weeks, deceitful Don dumped Willard for an oil man. It is infinitely more likely that Trump never really considered Romney for anything and instead played on his lack of integrity  and lust for relevance just long enough to let him humiliate himself for ever daring to criticize tyrant Trump.

A few of the remarks Willard had about Trump during the campaign reveal that not only is he capable of telling the truth, he fundamentally reiterated every legitimate fear and criticism the rest of decent humanity has for Trump.

On the economy Willard said, “If Trump’s plans were ever implemented, the country would sink into a prolonged recession. Donald Trump has offered very few specific economic plans, what little he has said is enough to know that he would be very bad for American workers and for American families.”

On Trump’s character and temperament, Romney was spot on in saying, “Donald Trump lacks the temperament of be[ing] president. This is an individual who mocked a disabled reporter, who attributed a reporter’s questions to her menstrual cycle, who mocked a brilliant rival who happened to be a woman due to her appearance, who bragged about his marital affairs, and who laces his public speeches with vulgarity.

Dishonesty is Trump’s hallmark. His is not the temperament of a stable, thoughtful leader. His imagination must not be married to real power. Trump’s personal qualities, the bullying, the greed, the showing off, the misogyny, the absurd third grade theatrics… We have long referred to him as ‘The Donald.’ He is the only person in America to whom we have added an article before his name. It wasn’t because he had attributes we admired.”

Yes, it is true; Willard Romney was truthful in his assessment of Donald Trump, and it was likely his heartfelt belief that Trump epitomizes all those bad things and much more. But everything changed after the election and Willard was overcome with mendacity and reverted to his pathology in praising “the Donald” to high heaven. Of course everything Willard said in elevating Trump to a place reserved for gods was a lie, but like “lying for the lord,” there was a high-level administration reward if Willard worshipped Trump sufficiently and performed public acts of veneration.

It wasn’t enough for Romney to revert to his predilection to lying in crediting terrible Trump for having an endearing message of inclusion for all Americans. He had high praise for Trump’s ability to conduct his transition effectively, including carefully choosing “solid, effective, capable people” to run the country. In spite of absolutely railing on “dumb Donnie” for months as a “phony” and a “fraud” whose “promises are as worthless as a degree from Trump University,” Willard licked the soles of Trump’s shoes clean and declared that “President-elect Trump is the very man who can lead us to a better future.”

It is inconceivable that Trump didn’t con Romney into making an ass of himself by contradicting everything he said about the moron prior to the election, and elevated the fascist as some kind of messianic gift to America and will “lead us to a better future.” Many pundits commented that during a photo opportunity while Trump and Romney broke bread, while the Donald was grinning ear-to-ear, humiliated Willard could barely manage a “grimace” in lieu of a smile for the cameras.

The publisher of Political Wire, Taegan Goddard, commented on the image of Trump and Willard over dinner and a heaping helping of humiliation: “Donald Trump looks like a cat that caught a mouse and is now batting it around with its paws until it dies, Romney is the mouse.”

Willard Romney will survive being punked by a notorious con man, but one wonders if he will ever live down being publicly humiliated because he just couldn’t resist lying with praise for a “phony and a fraud;” something this author is convinced was Trump’s only intent in even talking to his biggest Republican critic.

Why Don’t Liberals Call Out Feel the Bern’s Lies?

 

 

So, what’s the deal with American liberals? When a Republican lies, liberals can’t wait to call them pathological liars like they should. But when a Democrat running for president lies, liberals say it’s a mistake, it’s misconstrued, taken out-of-context or else the candidate bitches about the other side beating up on him. More to the point; during the last week Bernie Sanders lied more than once; including after ambushing Pope Francis in his hotel. But liberals won’t say he lied.

The lies started the day Bernie Sanders announced on MSNBC and repeated on ABC’s The View that he was invited to the Vatican for a conversation with the Pope. As a Vatican expert wrote; the Pope or the Vatican never invited Bernie Sanders to anything. His foreign policy adviser Jeffrey Sachs and his public relations friend used their connections to get Sanders an invitation to speak for at a school conference for ten minutes. He wasn’t invited to Vatican to speak with the Pope.

After hearing a week’s worth of news reports that Bernie was summoned to the Vatican to talk to the Pope, implying he would get a papal endorsement, the real Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi had to announce that “Senator Sanders was not invited by the pope, but by the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences.” Lombardi also said that the Pope would not be meeting with the candidate, Bernie Sanders because Francis doesn’t get involved in elections or politics and he was going to Greece.

So who continues lying when the Vatican and papal spokesman releases an official Vatican statement exposing a week-long lie? The Sanders’ campaign, that’s who. Instead of staying on the down-low and praying to god that people forget you just lied about the Pope, Sanders’ campaign punked the Pope; and then they lied some more.

According to the Sanders’ campaign, the night before he gave his speech at the school, the Pope sent a message that he changed his mind and wanted to have a meeting with him before he went to Greece. According to a gullible website that believed a Sanders’ acolyte who set up the speech at the school conference;

“While Sanders was having dinner later on Friday night, he learned that the pope would like to meet before leaving for Greece.”

This is despite the Pope announcing the day before he would not be meeting with Sanders. Because besides heading to Greece to talk about the refugees, he never gets involved with candidates during an election. In fact, sources at the real Vatican reportedly refused to return calls to Sanders’ campaign prior to his trip to Rome, and insiders closest to the Holy Father claimed the Pope didn’t want Sanders there at all. He didn’t want the distraction and he doesn’t get involved with candidates for office.

What the Pope wanted didn’t matter because Sanders and his foreign policy adviser Jeffrey Sachs wanted to make that pesky week-old lie go away; come hell or high water and at the expense of the Catholic pope.

The Politico story said “Bernie Sanders privately met with Pope Francis after all at the pontiff’s residence in Vatican City on Saturday morning before the pope left on a trip for Greece. The Democratic presidential candidate was joined by his wife Jane, advisor Jeffrey Sachs, Sachs’ wife, and Bishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo — who translated — for a roughly five-minute meeting before Pope Francis left for a trip to Greece. There were no photographs taken of the pope and Sanders together.”

Bernie Sanders knew damn well the story was a lie and he never refuted it because, hey, it made his other lies not lies; it’s what makes them pathological. And since no liberal will call him a liar nobody was going to contradict Bernie or dispute his telling of the “five minute meeting.” Good thing Pope Francis isn’t a liberal because he told a completely different version of the meeting that makes everything Bernie Sanders said a lie.

Since the Bern and crew were staying at the same hotel as the Pope and they knew about when he was leaving, something the Pope felt compelled to tell reporters, the Bern crew hung out in the lobby waiting for the Pope to descend for the ambush. According to the Pope, a man that isn’t known for lying and has no reason to;

This morning when I left, Sen. Sanders was there. … He knew I was leaving at that time. I had the kindness to greet him and his wife and another couple who were with them. When I came down, I greeted them, shook their hands and nothing more. This is good manners. It’s called good manners and not getting mixed up in politics. If anyone thinks that greeting someone means getting involved in politics, they should see a psychiatrist.”

It sounds like the poor pope was virtually ambushed in the lobby as he was leaving for Greece to pick up some refugees and bring them back to Rome. It also sounds like it was important to him to dispel the lie that he had a five minute sit-down meeting with Sanders. It is funny the Pope said “anyone that thinks that greeting someone means getting involved in politics should see a psychiatrist” because feeltheberns still think the pope is lying and that he is endorsing Bernie’s campaign.

The Bern’s fanatical followers are candidates for a psychiatric visit according to the pope; they claimed the Pope endorsed Sanders for president and there are official Bernie Sanders campaign posters all over the social media with pictures of the pope and a small child as if Francis is officially part of the campaign. It’s a lie, but hey, pathological liars can’t help themselves, right? At least that’s what liberals always say when they catch a Republican lying.

Does America have a law that says nobody can call out lies when they’re from the left? It’s an honest question because there’s been a solid week of Sanders lies that nobody calls lies. Know what’s a lie? Liberals calling themselves honest when they’re scared shitless to call out another liberal’s lies.

Bernie Sanders lied and the only guy on the planet with courage to say he lied is the pope. True, he didn’t call Bernie a liar in so many words, but he did take the time to do something no-one else would do; tell the world that Bernie’s version of the story wasn’t true. On the street “the story wasn’t true” means somebody lied.