Mitt Romney (Pierre Delecto) Formally NOT INVITED To CPAC

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Mitt Romney 'formally not invited' to CPAC after impeachment vote on witnesses

by Anthony Leonardi | January 31, 2020 08:11 PM

The chairman of CPAC announced that Utah Sen. Mitt Romney is "formally not invited" to the conservative group's annual conference this year.


Matt Schlapp, the head of the American Conservative Union, said Romney is not allowed at the event after the Utah Republican voted in favor of summoning witnesses in the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump. Romney was one of two Republicans who joined 47 Democrats in supporting the motion, which failed to pass on Friday.


"BREAKING: The 'extreme conservative' and Junior Senator from the great state of Utah, @SenatorRomney is formally NOT invited to #CPAC2020," Schlapp wrote in a tweet, which featured a photo of a troubled-looking Romney.


BREAKING: The "extreme conservative" and Junior Senator from the great state of Utah, @SenatorRomney is formally NOT invited to #CPAC2020. pic.twitter.com/f35tYy73V1
— Matt Schlapp (@mschlapp) January 31, 2020

It is unclear whether Romney was expecting to attend this year's CPAC next month.


Romney recently slammed Trump's critical statements about former national security adviser John Bolton, whom Democratic House impeachment managers have fought to have as a witness. Bolton announced earlier this month he would testify if subpoenaed, and excerpts of his unpublished book have leaked to the press in recent days containing allegations of Trump pressuring Ukraine to help collect information on his political rivals.


“He has made a career of trashing people by tweet,” Romney told the New York Times. “It is part of his shtick, and it’s working for him."


This CPAC news comes after Utah state Republican Rep. Tim Quinn introduced a bill that would allow voters to recall a sitting U.S. senator. Quinn, 56, claimed the bill was unrelated to Romney but said it was a “good mechanism in place to make any senator, current or future, a little more accountable to those who elected him or her.”


https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/mitt-romney-formally-not-invited-to-cpac-after-impeachment-vote-on-witnesses

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lurker111

Romney votes for publicity. He has no interest in politics.

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Stan Areted

Romney may as well be a democrat.

Sour Grapes appear to inform his actions and words.

Not to mention brain space.

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Nana H

Or it could be possible he acted out of a strong sense of right, wrong and the right of the people to be fully informed . It is interesting that anyone and everyone who is seen to be disloyal to Trump immediately falls prey to character assasination and retribution.

One must not speak against the leader.

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paprikash

Good

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foodonastump

No


Just wondering, can you name one republican that speaks out against Trump or who has fallen from Trump’s favor that you still have respect for?

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Stan Areted

I thought that about Mitt Romney way before he became a senator and before President Trump was elected.

My opinion of Romney was forever sealed when he let the loud mouthed liar Candy Crowley challenge him and the propped up player Obama steam roll over him in that "debate."

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Toby

There's no place for a true conservative at TPAC. I'm sure it doesn't bother him a bit not to be invited.

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zmith

Let the mounting of heads on pikes begin!

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vgkg (Va Z-7)

Romney is looking down the road, he hopes that his vote for witnesses will make him look better with time similar to those who voted against the Iraq war. At first they were traitorous unpatriotic Saddam lovers for voting against that war, today they are seen as the smart politicians who knew better than to follow a lying idiot into battle.

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Kathy

An example of Trumpism ousting an independent thinker. The new authoritarian GOP. I wish he would run against Trump.

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queenmargo

To think I voted for this turncoat. UGH. What do they say, the lesser of two evils;)

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Nana H

"Turncoat" says it all.

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Chi

You can tell who gets the hall passes. Collins did to help her already-disastrous prospects at re-election and Romney did not, so now he's being dragged through the mud.

It's the one area Trump fans are extremely consistent - they will turn on ANYONE who goes against their dear leader.

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dublinbay z6 (KS)

See my example of how Kansas Repubs. mistreated State Senator Dr. Barbara Bollier--formerly Repub., now Dem.) because she supported 2 Dem. friends running for office and voted "wrong" on a bill. See the "Senators" thread for more details.

But while I'm on the topic, please do support Dr. Bollier. A new Dem., she would make a terrific U.S. Senator from Kansas.

Kate

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patriciae_gw(07)

Keep chipping away. Eventually Everyone falls afoul of the Chosen One. Look at his administration. Shrinking by the day.

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Kathy

Trump intends to chip away until he is surrounded by his sycophants. That is his agenda. People think they have freedoms? Just wait a bit. He isn’t in full dictator mode yet. That will come if he’s re-elected.

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paprikash

At one time I was a Romney and Kasich supporter. Not anymore and not because I am a member of any stupid “cult” the liberals spew. Both of these men are examples of sore loser syndrome—the same syndrome many democrats have been infected with since 2016.

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ubro(2a)

Both of these men are examples of sore loser syndrome—the same syndrome many democrats have been infected with since 2016.

Or maybe they are examples of people who believe that a politician does not have to suck up to the leader and can actually have an opinion of their own.

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paprikash

^Thought about that and rejected it. Definitely sore losers

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mudhouse

My opinion of Romney was forever sealed when he let the loud mouthed
liar Candy Crowley challenge him and the propped up player Obama steam
roll over him in that "debate."

Me too Stan. Romney lost me a long time ago. Every revelation about him since has only confirmed what I felt in that moment. Pirro is right. We don't want or need Pierre Delecto.

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patriciae_gw(07)

Sore loser is defined by the man who threatened to sue if he lost. Remember that? I suspect you have forgotten that little promise from Trump.

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Toby

So now you support John Barron.

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vgkg (Va Z-7)

I hope Pence also speaks out against trump, can't wait to see the tar and feathers fly.....not gonna happen, but the T&F would surely fly if he ever did....or even Giuliani for that matter, trump's closest fiend.

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Nana H

They aren't sore losers they simply have values and morals plus a love of the country they serve.

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Kathy

Pence won’t speak out. He has his own involvment to hide.

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ubro(2a)

^Thought about that and rejected it. Definitely sore losers

Interesting, the right howls about the left in 'lock step' then, when any of their own dare speak against Trump, they howl 'sore loser' or 'disgruntled employee'.

I think the term is 'speaking out of both sides of your mouth'

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paprikash

I disagree, Ubro. Many of us recognize Trump’s warts but we feel his accomplishments and genuine love of country far outweigh facets of his personality we may not like. When Governor Kasich refused to attend the Republican convention in his home state, I lost all respect for him. He lost the nomination to Trump and pouted like a typical sore loser. The delegates were disrespected IMO. As far as Romney, when he was jonesing to be SOS, he kissed up to Trump; however, when he wasn’t chosen he became a sore loser once more. If any party is lock step, it’s the dems. I wish the Republicans were in lock step more often but alas it is what it is.

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Kathy

Trump’s genuine love of country? I don’t see it.


I see his love of his profiting off our money.

I see him deregulating US until we are as bad as China for profit.

I see him turning over the National parks to profiteers.

I see him loading up the departments in the US to people who profit from their jobs.


And lastly I see him lining up with the dictators of the world against the Democratic ideals US has always represented in the world.


That does not equate love of country in my book.

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vgkg (Va Z-7)

Many of us recognize Trump’s warts

Warts? Is that what they're called? More like a malignant cancer when a prez extorts an ally holding back defense funds to force them to investigate their political rival. The very first "wart" was paying off a porn star with campaign funds not to leak their affair to the public just before the election. Naturally if it were Hillary doing these things she would have been impeached 3 years ago by the same ones who staunchly defend trump today....and yes, I repeated that here several times but one day I still hope it will "take" and pop their demigod bubble.

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adoptedbyhounds

"Trump’s genuine love of country? I don’t see it."

Not a problem. We are all free to decide for ourselves what we see or don't see.

Do you know if that outspoken field worker for Bernie still on the team? The one who brought up re education camps?

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miss lindsey (stillmissesSophie,chase,others)(8a)

Tell me again that it is the Democrat party who require lockstep opinions and do not tolerate differing opinions.

Tell me again that it is Democrats turning people away from conservatism.

Tell me again that the Republican ideology favours individual freedom of thought, following one’s own conscience, and an independent spirit.(That’s the biggest joke of all.)

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miss lindsey (stillmissesSophie,chase,others)(8a)

“We are all free to decide for ourselves what we see or don't see.”

except Mitt Romney, amirite? /rimshot

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nancy_in_venice_ca Sunset 24 z10

except Mitt Romney

and John McCain.

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Jonnygun(zone 7)

Um, CPAC can invite or not invite anyone they like. CPAC is run by a lobbying group called the American conservative union.

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miss lindsey (stillmissesSophie,chase,others)(8a)

“Um, CPAC can invite or not invite anyone they like. CPAC is run by a lobbying group called the American conservative union.”

Of course.

And it can choose to do so quietly and with grace or it can choose to make a public mockery of a fellow conservative who happens to disagree with its guy.

And other prominent conservatives can join it in that mockery or they could take a stand for individual freedom of thought, following one’s own conscience, and an independent spirit or they could stay out of it.

And all of that tells me a lot about the state of conservatism in the US right now.

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Jonnygun(zone 7)

What? A political lobbying group should show grace and refrain from mockery? Since when? Just now, or always, or just when a Dem thinks so? I guess you haven't been paying any attention to your own party at all. Lmao!

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miss lindsey (stillmissesSophie,chase,others)(8a)

Jonnygun what do you think “my party” is?

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adoptedbyhounds

“We are all free to decide for ourselves what we see or don't see.”

except Mitt Romney, amirite? /rimshot

Where did you get the idea Romney is not permitted to speak his mind?

Romney has the honor of representing his constituents. When he comes up for reelection, they will decide if his thinking and pronouncements are in line with theirs, or if they prefer new representation.

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lurker111

Romney will do anything for attention. Zero respect from both sides.

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miss lindsey (stillmissesSophie,chase,others)(8a)

Jonnygun(zone 7)

5 minutes ago

Based upon your posts Linsey I would ass-u-me you are democratic voter.

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Nope, I’ve only voted Republican. I describe myself as conservative. You should pay more attention to my posts I guess because I have said that, lots of times.

I don’t like Trump, but that doesn’t say anything about my political ideology.

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miss lindsey (stillmissesSophie,chase,others)(8a)

adoptedbyhounds

15 minutes ago

“We are all free to decide for ourselves what we see or don't see.

except Mitt Romney, amirite? /rimshot

Where did you get the idea Romney is not permitted to speak his mind?

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Who said anything about speaking his mind?

Mitt Romney wants to see evidence and hear first hand witnesses in the impeachment trial of Donald Trump. He is not free to do so.

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adoptedbyhounds

"Who said anything about speaking his mind?"

I did. It never occurred to me that anyone here would be unfamiliar with idioms.


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miss lindsey (stillmissesSophie,chase,others)(8a)

What idiom?

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