Mitt Romney's self-righteousness and moral blindness are not heroic

Mitt Romney voted guilty on Article One in the impeachment sham.  The Salt Lake Tribune has the story:

"I swore an oath before God to apply impartial justice. And, as you know, I'm a very religious person. I take that very seriously," Romney, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, told The Salt Lake Tribune ahead of his vote. "And so I looked at the evidence in a very unbiased manner and concluded that that the president had done as was alleged — that he did ask a foreign government to interfere in the election, that he did pressure that government by withholding aid.

"That's as egregious an assault on the Constitution of our country," he added, "as I can imagine that a president might make."

Were it not for Mitt Romney, the American Republic would collapse!  He's the only one who stood his ground on Article One.  He's the only one who listened to his faith standards and opposed his own caucus.  He heard the defense counsel demolish the two articles, yet he's the only one who maintained his sense of correct thinking.  Only he had clarity of insight and profile in courage to vote his religious convictions.  And now he is the hero of the clear-thinking left.

Nonsense.

Everyone but Mitt could see that this partisan impeachment sham was orchestrated by the radical left just to get the president. The president of Ukraine and others in his administration said they did not feel any pressure from Trump.  And they got the money from the U.S. government after the Ukrainian president promised to root out corruption.  During the July 25, 2019 phone call, the American president asked the Ukrainian president to investigate Biden's son for corruption.

The president:

The other thing, There's a lot of talk about Biden's son, that Biden stopped the prosecution and a lot of people want to find out about that so whatever you can do with the Attorney General would be great. Biden went around bragging that he stopped the prosecution so if you ·can look into it ... It sounds horrible to me. 

Trump's last sentence in that section clearly reveals that he was concerned about the legality and propriety of Biden's action.  V.P. Biden's conduct to stop the prosecution really was horrible, particularly when we now find out that Biden acted as the president described.  There is no mention of political advantage for Trump, who was right all along.

At the time, Hunter Biden, who was not running for the presidency or any other office and could not harm V.P. Biden, did act inappropriately.  If your own brother or son is misbehaving, and you're a public figure, then your public opponent can make use of this misbehavior.  So what?  That's politics.  And then it is more than politics.  Biden's son really was a member of the board of a corrupt company.  Asking for him to be investigated is not an impeachable offense, by any stretch of the imagination.  It does not rise to "bribery, treason, or other high crimes and misdemeanors."  Just the opposite.  The president was following his executive duties to root out corruption.

Consider, in contrast, the Obama administration, which really did use its power to receive personal monetary benefits.

Mitt couldn't even defeat a flagging, weak president with an anemic economy.  But Mitt was out of touch with his electorate, just as he was out of touch with them now and the Senate GOP caucus on his misguided vote.

It's ludicrous for Romney to claim the moral high ground when he is so blinded that he cannot see what everyone else does: the impeachment process was a partisan hit job motivated out of hatred, built on rules-breaking and hearsay evidence and a whistleblower who is in some way allied with Adam Schiff.  Impeachment itself was a national joke, and Mitt just got smeared by it.

Mitt is actually morally blind, not heroic, and Trump was right in his phone call.

Now let's watch in November the Dems lose the House and the party be demolished, and Schiff and Nadler (and others) be impeached, while Trump stands on the top of rubble, triumphant — the very man the Dems hate passionately.  The poetic justice will be sweet. 

James Arlandson's website is renewal-theology.com, where he has posted What Are Signs and Wonders and Miracles?, and When Did Jesus 'Become' the Son of God? and Who Were the 'Sons of God' in Genesis? (hint: not angels).

Image: Gage Skidmore via Flickr.

Mitt Romney voted guilty on Article One in the impeachment sham.  The Salt Lake Tribune has the story:

"I swore an oath before God to apply impartial justice. And, as you know, I'm a very religious person. I take that very seriously," Romney, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, told The Salt Lake Tribune ahead of his vote. "And so I looked at the evidence in a very unbiased manner and concluded that that the president had done as was alleged — that he did ask a foreign government to interfere in the election, that he did pressure that government by withholding aid.

"That's as egregious an assault on the Constitution of our country," he added, "as I can imagine that a president might make."

Were it not for Mitt Romney, the American Republic would collapse!  He's the only one who stood his ground on Article One.  He's the only one who listened to his faith standards and opposed his own caucus.  He heard the defense counsel demolish the two articles, yet he's the only one who maintained his sense of correct thinking.  Only he had clarity of insight and profile in courage to vote his religious convictions.  And now he is the hero of the clear-thinking left.

Nonsense.

Everyone but Mitt could see that this partisan impeachment sham was orchestrated by the radical left just to get the president. The president of Ukraine and others in his administration said they did not feel any pressure from Trump.  And they got the money from the U.S. government after the Ukrainian president promised to root out corruption.  During the July 25, 2019 phone call, the American president asked the Ukrainian president to investigate Biden's son for corruption.

The president:

The other thing, There's a lot of talk about Biden's son, that Biden stopped the prosecution and a lot of people want to find out about that so whatever you can do with the Attorney General would be great. Biden went around bragging that he stopped the prosecution so if you ·can look into it ... It sounds horrible to me. 

Trump's last sentence in that section clearly reveals that he was concerned about the legality and propriety of Biden's action.  V.P. Biden's conduct to stop the prosecution really was horrible, particularly when we now find out that Biden acted as the president described.  There is no mention of political advantage for Trump, who was right all along.

At the time, Hunter Biden, who was not running for the presidency or any other office and could not harm V.P. Biden, did act inappropriately.  If your own brother or son is misbehaving, and you're a public figure, then your public opponent can make use of this misbehavior.  So what?  That's politics.  And then it is more than politics.  Biden's son really was a member of the board of a corrupt company.  Asking for him to be investigated is not an impeachable offense, by any stretch of the imagination.  It does not rise to "bribery, treason, or other high crimes and misdemeanors."  Just the opposite.  The president was following his executive duties to root out corruption.

Consider, in contrast, the Obama administration, which really did use its power to receive personal monetary benefits.

Mitt couldn't even defeat a flagging, weak president with an anemic economy.  But Mitt was out of touch with his electorate, just as he was out of touch with them now and the Senate GOP caucus on his misguided vote.

It's ludicrous for Romney to claim the moral high ground when he is so blinded that he cannot see what everyone else does: the impeachment process was a partisan hit job motivated out of hatred, built on rules-breaking and hearsay evidence and a whistleblower who is in some way allied with Adam Schiff.  Impeachment itself was a national joke, and Mitt just got smeared by it.

Mitt is actually morally blind, not heroic, and Trump was right in his phone call.

Now let's watch in November the Dems lose the House and the party be demolished, and Schiff and Nadler (and others) be impeached, while Trump stands on the top of rubble, triumphant — the very man the Dems hate passionately.  The poetic justice will be sweet. 

James Arlandson's website is renewal-theology.com, where he has posted What Are Signs and Wonders and Miracles?, and When Did Jesus 'Become' the Son of God? and Who Were the 'Sons of God' in Genesis? (hint: not angels).

Image: Gage Skidmore via Flickr.