Donald Trump is incapable of original thought, needless to say. That’s why he recycles tweets and talking points from Fox News.
Kimberly Strassel is a columnist for the Wall Street Journal and an admirer of Trump.
Romney hurt some very good Republican Senators, and he was wrong about the Impeachment Hoax. No clue! https://t.co/J6rtaZYYxD
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 9, 2020
The senate Republicans hung themselves. Their fate cannot rationally be linked to Mitt Romney. What can possibly be this woman’s logic? Romney did the right thing and in so doing he hurt vulnerable Republicans, who would have been aided if he did the wrong thing? The problem with this viewpoint is that it’s optics focused. If Romney had made the entire situation look partisan, as the Republicans had hoped, that would have helped the other senators. But choosing to go against the optics of the situation and come down on the right side of history, was a bad thing.
I guess this is the twisted thinking that we’re going to see for a while. It certainly underscores the Republican dogma of this age — don’t worry about right and wrong, just put up the right appearance. As to the comment about Chuck Schumer wanting to retake the Senate — of course Schumer wants to retake the senate. That’s not some hidden manipulation on Schumer’s part, that’s the fervent prayer of every Democrat alive — and probably some of the dead ones are clanking their chains in favor of that proposition as well.
It’s quite clear who the Republican whipping post is going to be in 2020, at least so far as Trump is concerned.