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NBC News reports Mitt Romney lambasted president Trump and some democrats for how “vile” and “vituperative” American politics have become.
“I have stayed quiet with the approach of the election,” Romney said in a statement posted to Twitter.
“But I’m troubled by our politics, as it has moved away from spirited debate to a vile, vituperative, hate-filled morass that is unbecoming of any free nation — let alone the birthplace of modern democracy.”
“The president calls the Democratic vice presidential candidate “a monster;” he repeatedly labels the speaker of the House “crazy;” he calls for the Justice Department to put the prior president in jail; he attacks the governor of Michigan on the very day a plot is discovered to kidnap her,” Romney continued.
My thoughts on the current state of our politics: pic.twitter.com/oYY4zlX6ZP
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) October 13, 2020
“The rabid attacks kindle the conspiracy mongers and the haters who take the small and predictable step from intemperate word to dangerous action.”
“The world is watching America with abject horror; more consequentially, our children are watching. Many Americans are frightened for our country — so divided, so angry, so mean, so violent.”
“It is time to lower the heat,” Romney continued.
“Leaders must tone it down. Leaders from the top and leaders of all stripes: Parents, bosses, reporters, columnists, professors, union chiefs, everyone. The consequence of the crescendo of anger leads to a very bad place. No sane person can want that.”
Well, you can’t spell Mitt Romney without RINO.
Romney claims he disapproves of the vile commentary… as he spews hateful rhetoric of his own.
However, at least we can all get on board with his comment about Nancy Pelosi being crazy.
If you don’t want others to contribute to the ‘crescendo of anger,’ then that calls for your withholding of such behavior as well, sir.
But, be rest assured, President Trump isn’t causing corruption, he’s exposing it.
If that ruffles your feathers in the process, then the shoe must fit pretty damn snug.
Romney then lamented commentary and actions on the left side of the aisle, saying Democrats “launch blistering attacks of their own — though their presidential nominee refuses to stoop as low as others.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., “tears up the president’s State of the Union speech on national television,” Romney said. “Keith Olbermann calls the president a ‘terrorist.’ Media on the left and right amplify all of it.”