Why does Mitt Romney still call himself a Republican?
He has been wrong on every conservative issue, from abortion to Trump to government spying.
Now, he made a comment that could endanger America’s national security.
One of the biggest things conservatives learned during the Trump era is how much of a disaster Mitt Romney really is.
Some people were ahead of the curve on Romney. Many Ron Paul-supporting libertarians, for example, knew that he was bad news as far back as 2012, when he ran for president.
But the rest of the conservative movement has caught up. Romney did nothing but bash Trump from 2016 onwards, and in fact voted to impeach him twice.
In fact, Romney is the only Republican who voted to impeach Trump twice. That’s right – even Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger only did it once.
At least Romney is consistent. He supports big government policies at home that endanger the liberty of Americans, and he supports big government policies abroad that endanger the lives of Americans.
Now, he apparently wants the Russia-Ukraine conflict to spiral into World War III.
If Americans want to be kept safe here at home, the best thing our country can do is try to prevent the conflict in Ukraine from escalating more than it already has.
And the last thing U.S. leadership should do is try to escalate it even more.
But Mitt Romney doesn’t see it that way.
Romney wants the United States to get directly involved in the war between Russia and Ukraine. This would lead to retaliation with Russia, likely in the form of nuclear attacks on American cities.
After NATO decided not to fly fighter jets into Ukrainian air space, choosing not to escalate the conflict with Russia, Romney was apoplectic.
“I simply do not understand the logic for not getting the MiG’s to the Ukrainians immediately. There is no logic which has been provided to this committee or to the nation for the lack of rapidity in making this decision. It makes no sense,” Romney said.
Actually, there is plenty of logic. The logic is that Americans do not want to get nuked by a country that has 6,000 nuclear weapons and intercontinental ballistic missiles to deliver them.
Romney is the one who isn’t using logic.
If his goal is to reduce the suffering of Ukrainians, nuclear war would be the worst outcome. Instead of tens of thousands of Ukrainians dying, like they currently are, every Ukrainian would die.
If his goal is to stop Russia, Russia is already doing a pretty effective job stopping themselves. They are losing the war badly.
If his goal is to “keep America safe,” escalating into a global conflict with a nuclear power seems a pretty poor way to accomplish that.
It’s amazing to look back at the 2012 election and think about how poor the choices were. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney were about the worst nominees imaginable.
In any case, it’s a good thing Romney is no longer a national leader of the Republican Party.
And hopefully soon enough, he won’t be a U.S. Senator either.