Skip to comments.Romney gets chilly reception from GOP senators after Trump attack
Posted on 01/08/2019 2:23:55 PM PST by cotton1706
Sen. James Lankford will occasionally take issue with President Donald Trumps tactics and rhetoric. But hes not sure what Mitt Romney was thinking with his biting condemnation of the president before he was even sworn into office.
It kind of felt like the same thing Trump does to everybody, Romney does to Trump. Smack you, and then want to negotiate, said Lankford, a Republican from Oklahoma. It is funny to me that while he was complaining about President Trumps personal attacks, he was personally attacking President Trump. I dont know if he sees the irony in it.
When Romney heads into his first Republican Conference meeting later this week, he might face an awkward reception from many of his fellow Republican senators. Some are scratching their heads about why Romney ripped Trump in a Washington Post op-ed; others are angry about reopening an intraparty divide. And it could color how Senate Republicans view Romney over the long term, raising questions about his effectiveness in the GOP conference.
Focusing on our political opponents that are trying to annihilate us and embarrass the president is probably a more productive focus, rather than just criticize what the president is, how he does things, said Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), the former whip who is running for reelection as a Trump ally.
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Has Mittens not got his magic underpants on?
“Romney always has had a political tin ear. “
I don’t think it’s that so much as Romney has never NEEDED the good will of anyone. Therefore he has no idea how to act to secure good will. But the Senate is very much about building relationships and good will. I read that LBJ had a regular routine of calling all the Congressmen. He had somebody keep track of what they spoke about so he could reference it and make them feel like he really remembered them, their wife’s name and their kid’s problems. Say what you will about that lousy snake, he was very effective at getting what he wanted, even from the opposition. Romney is not doing Utah any favors by being..,well, Romney.
It kind of felt like the same thing Trump does to everybody, Romney does to Trump. Smack you, and then want to negotiate, said Lankford
Not even close. Trump hits back twice as hard. He doesn’t hit first.
This asshole doesnt get it. Hes as FUBAR as Kasich, McCain, Flake, Schumer, Pelosi, Spartacus...
someone, bang the gong, get the hook, and remove this decrepit, useless waste of skin off the political stage...NOW!
LBJ had a regular routine of calling all the Congressmen
And if that didn’t work, he’d have one of his Dixie Mafia cronies send a gunslinger to visit the family at home, press a pistol muzzle up against the youngest child’s head and remind the father to “smile when ‘ol Lindon talks to yeh”.
6 years-deal with it
Romney’s act was nothing but immature attention seeking.
I thought the same thing. Hope he got his magic skivvies in a bunch. What a Buttwad.
Six years of fun at his expense. I’m in....
Thanks Utah for giving the rest of us the second coming of Jeff Flake.
The floor does not recognize the JUNIOR senator from Utah.
Our new name for Romney
“I dont think its that so much as Romney has never NEEDED the good will of anyone. Therefore he has no idea how to act to secure good will. But the Senate is very much about building relationships and good will.”
Good point. Romney has always been the executive not someone part of a team. I suspect he will be more like McCain, better at throwing bombs than building consensus within the party and, like McCain, will be more on the Democrat team.
While the man may have made himself a laughing stock, unfortunately for the GOP it is a long long line.
Hes a freshman with no seniority. Hope he learns that soon
McRomney is the continuing of the cancer in the GOP most notably championed by his name sake, McCain.
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