Yep, great times.
But one man sought to end all this—a man from Trump’s own party. Amidst America’s fundamental transformation into Heaven on Earth, one wayward Republican plotted our return to hell and despair.
Of whom do I speak? Why, Mitt Romney, of course. Though presumably a right-leaning moderate, when Mitt saw all those America-hating Democrats during Trump’s address—shouting protests, refusing to applaud war heroes, tearing up speeches—when Mitt saw them, he thought, “They should be in charge here!”
The next day, Mitt stood as the lone Republican voting to impeach Trump with no evidence. Having watched the House conduct a stacked inquisition that would make Salem witch judges envious, Mitt stood firm—against facts.
Just add it up:
- 17 witnesses on one side to none on the other.
- The chief prosecutor also presiding as judge.
- A phone call with no offer, threat, victim, fraud, or consequences.
- Full access and aid provided with no investigation in return.
- The lone fact witness admitting Trump wanted no quid pro quo.
- House Democrats voting to impeach on the evidence they said they had, then begging the Senate to rebuild their case with more witnesses.
To all this, Mitt said, “Sounds fair to me! Impeach 45! Impeach 45!”
Most laughable was Mitt’s desire to allow a new witness, John Bolton. Folks, this is the worst kind of witness—a bitter ex-employee. But there stood Mitt, ready to erase Trump’s presumption of innocence, outright believing every word parting Bolton’s mustache like a breeze through curtains.
Remember, Mitt is a businessman, and has fired many people. So, just imagine if all of them are brought forth to a stacked court chaired by Mitt’s enemies. Then, as Mitt’s presumption of innocence is summarily waived, every word from these bitter ex’s is treated as gospel. This, my friends, is precisely what Mitt wanted Bolton to do against Trump.
But why, Mitt? Why do all this? I’ve heard some weak theories.
Theory #1: Mitt’s just a RINO.
Wrong, folks. Oh sure, the label might fit, but it has also been applied to Mitch McConnell, Lindsay Graham, Marco Rubio, Rudy Giuliani, and many others who are having the time of their lives working with Trump. My goodness, McConnell almost looks…younger. No, being a “RINO” doesn’t explain Mitt at all.
Theory #2: Mitt’s acting on “principle.”
This is sheer lunacy. Mitt’s a smart guy, knowing full well the impact of his actions. He knows he’s helping a Democrat Party which had trended radically Left, far beyond Mitt’s beliefs. By damaging Trump, Romney helps rescue an ideology that would ruin America—and he knows it.
Coupled with his knowledge of how the House conducted this witch hunt, this makes one truth inescapable: Mitt knows he’s joining the worst of the worst.
Principle? Oh, come on.
Theory #3: It’s for Mitt's career.
Some actually think Mitt sees a potential White House bid in upending Trump. No, folks, he doesn’t.
In truth, Mitt’s political career is finished. Not only has he lost any base support for the Presidency, but Mitt has also ensured his ouster by Utah Republicans when his current term expires. Utah Republicans can’t wait to remove him, and nationally, he has no political home whatsoever.
So, Mitt knows he has destroyed his career and abandoned principle. The question is, why?
The Real Reason:
Okay then, why do this? With principles and career tossed aside, what motive drives Mitt Romney? In a word, the answer is rage. That’s right. Good old fashioned, illogical, blind rage.
Think about those few times in your life when circumstances drove you beyond self-control—perhaps when you were shocked by actions of people you thought you could trust. Think back on the anger; the rage. At those times, did you perfectly measure each word and forecast each outcome? Of course not. In fact, you probably made some of your most regrettable decisions.
Now think about Donald Trump. Personally, I enjoy his manner—the edgy humor, the blunt retorts, etc. Never have I been so UN-bored by a politician! And yet, I realize Trump offends people behind closed doors like they’ve never been offended before. Simply put, he shocks their sense of decorum. He slaps them until they explode. Pressing and insulting, Donald Trump turns their thoughts of disagreement…into rage.
What’s more, Trump then takes private offenses to the public arena, openly pummeling former allies to the delight of his supporters (like me). The objects of his taunts are those who never experienced anything like this from fellow Republicans—people like Romney.
Once highly respected, Romney now has millions jeering him and casting him aside. And all this has been orchestrated by a man who, though a marvelous deal-maker, lags far behind Romney in policy knowledge. Worse yet, Trump’s moves, which seem so simplistic to the Romney’s of Washington, are working. ISIS is gone. The economy is roaring. Wars are decreasing. The border is securing. Trade deals are improving—massively.
How would you feel? Imagine being highly respected, and then having someone come in whose knowledge and skills seem well beneath your own. Worse yet, this person offends you behind closed doors in ways you’ve never experienced. Then he does it publicly. Wow!
Suddenly, you’re being mocked by former supporters, and all ambitions you’ve had moving forward are utterly erased. And it gets worse! Now imagine watching every idea this man has…work. Everyone’s happier. Everything’s better. Even your best friends (like McConnell and Rubio) are having a blast working with this guy—they’re unleashed with newfound energy.
Do you feel the humiliation? Do you feel the rage? Do you sense your frustration—your willingness to throw principle and career aside just to bring him down?
Do you feel yourself becoming someone you never thought you’d be?
Well, it can happen, and I believe it has happened to Mitt Romney. Though seeing incredible dishonesty in the Democrats—both in House hearings and their radical plans for this country—Mitt is willing to help that corrupt bunch burn America to the ground. This isn’t principle. Nor is it ambition. Borne of hopelessness and despair, Mitt wants to watch the America that is rejecting him…burn.
Just burn it all down, baby! That’ll teach us for electing this man! Impeach 45! Impeach 45!
This is rage, folks. Pure rage. It was never about right or wrong—not even close. There is only rage, and on this I will actually give Trump some blame. Trump doesn’t just beat people--he enrages them. And much though I enjoy this when he does it to white cat-petting supervillains at the FBI, Trump could have lightened up on Romney. Yes, Mitt deserved it, but that doesn’t change the consequences. Trump being Trump…turned a frustrated man into a monster.
Now ultimately, Trump isn’t to blame for the Romney’s rage. Trump never forced Mitt to do anything, much less destroy his career, abandon principle, and turn on America itself. Mitt owns all this—not Trump. Mitt is the one who couldn’t handle Trump’s incredible success overrunning his dreams.
But hey, Trump made it worse.
Going forward, all that’s left is a lesson for each of us. After all, many of us have known the pain of watching tormenters rise to relative fame and glory. Gut-wrenching, isn’t it? There you are in that office place, watching someone who has treated you terribly...move up the ladder. You can’t win, you can’t get justice, you aren’t pitied, and you might not even be remembered. The more you protest, the smaller you look. And though you’ve never been a selfish or shallow person, their unbound success feels like mocking hecklers laughing at your expense. It’s almost more than you can take.
But always remember Mitt. Remember that, after years have passed and your life is nearly over, you’ll look back on who you were in these moments. Were you your best self? Did you find peace in your principles? Joy in your faith? Strength in your purpose?
Or were you…Mittraged?