Utah Senator Orrin Hatch announced Tuesday that he will not seek re-election to the United States Senate this year. Political commenters state that this will end up clearing the way for Mitt Romney to buy himself a Senate seat.
The rumors had been swirling for months about the possible retirement of the longest serving Senate Republican and President Pro Tempore of the Senate. In the line of succession, he is third in line to the Presidency after Vice President Mike Pence and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan.
President Donald Trump had asked him to seek an eighth term in office.
Mitt Romney has been an extremely vocal member of the establishment nevertrump faction of the Republican party. He stated during the Republican primary:
“Here’s what I know. Donald Trump is a phony, a fraud. His promises are as worthless as a degree from Trump University. He’s playing the American public for suckers: He gets a free ride to the White House and all we get is a lousy hat.”
Now that Senator Orrin Hatch has announced his retirement, Mitt Romney has been expected to launch a bid to replace outgoing Senator.
Unfortunately like many groups in America in this current environment, it is expected that Mormons, who dominate the state demographics, will overwhelmingly pick fellow Mormon Mitt Romney as the replacement to the outgoing Senator Hatch.
Steve Bannon has been seeking a candidate to run against the carpetbagging Massachusetts liberal would-be Senator.
Just Who is Mitt Romney?
His past comments and policy recommendations have changed drastically over the years. As Donald Trump became more conservative, Mitt Romney became more socialist.
Mitt Romney Supports ENDA
Mitt Romney supported the federal Employment Non-discrimination Act to prevent employers exercising their freedom of association rights for sexual orientation, now he just supports this at the state level. This would curb employers association rights against these individuals:
- Female to male
- Gender non-conforming
- Gender normative/gender straight
- Gender questioning
- Gender variant
- High femme
- Male to female
- Non-binary and/or Genderqueer
- Soft butch
- Stone butch
- Third gender
Mitt Romney Supports Keeping Obamacare
Mitt Romney will not vote for a repeal of Obamacare, he believes as a religious zealot of the left, that Obamacare gives people health insurance because Romneycare did. Since Obamacare was the successor bill to Romneycare, Mitt Romney believes that it is inherently a good thing to keep it in place:
Romney also credited Mr. Stemberg with persuading him to push for health care reform in Massachusetts when he was governor.
“Without Tom pushing it, I don’t think we would have had Romneycare,” Romney said. “Without Romneycare, I don’t think we would have Obamacare. So, without Tom a lot of people wouldn’t have health insurance.”
Mitt Romney Supports Amnesty
He told everyone that Republicans should “swallow hard” and pass an amnesty bill that was being discussed in 2014, after running as one of the only anti-amnesty candidate in 2012.
Romney’s solution is for Congress to pass a “permanent clarification of our immigration laws so that people know where they stand,” because Obama’s executive amnesty is only temporary. But Romney said that he was “pretty confident that what the president’s doing will so inflame passions on the part of many in my party… that they will be far less likely to move aggressively on the type of permanent reform that’s so badly needed.” He hoped the party could work on some piecemeal solutions on immigration to get the ball rolling.
“Maybe even then, Republicans will swallow hard and say, ‘OK, even despite the fact that we now have a stick in our eye launched by the president, we’re going to go ahead and try and see if we can’t make some improvements to the immigration system,’” Romney said. “I hope we’re able to do that.”
Mitt Romney Supported No Child Left Behind and Wants to Keep the Department of Education
The political commentators in the establishment say he is the “conservative voice” against President Trump.
In the 2007 South Carolina Republican primary debate between McCain, Romney, Huckabee, etc., Mitt Romney was asked a question about his support for the Department of Education:
Q: You have been criticized for changing your position on some issues. You say that it’s a part of learning from experience. Can you point to an area in which your learning from experience led you to change to a position that is less popular with the Republican base?
A: Sure, quite a few, actually. One is No Child Left Behind. I’ve taken a position where, once upon a time, I said I wanted to eliminate the Department of Education. That was my position when I ran for Senate in 1994. That’s very popular with the base. As I’ve been a governor and seen the impact that the federal government can have holding down the interest of the teachers’ unions and instead putting the interests of the kids and the parents and the teachers first, I see that the Department of Education can actually make a difference. So I supported No Child Left Behind. I still do. I know there are a lot in my party that don’t like it, but I like testing in our schools. I think it allows us to get better schools
He also supported completely free college tuition (h/t to socialist Bernie Sanders) for high school high achievers. He stated in the 2012 debate between himself and Barack Obama:
“When I was governor of Massachusetts, to get a high school degree, you had to pass an exam. If you graduated in the top quarter of your high school class, we gave you a John and Abigail Adams scholarship, four years tuition free in the college of your choice in Massachusetts, it’s a public institution.”
Mitt Romney Supports Gun Control
Will Utah Republican voters elect someone who supports an “assault weapons” ban? Mitt Romney supports curtailing your second amendment rights. The man has flip flopped so many times on Gun Control that John Kerry took tutoring lessons from him for his run for the White House.
“I don’t want special interest groups making this their campaign,” he said then. “I don’t want their money. I don’t want their help. This is my race.” Romney would be a likely recipient of contributions and support from an array of national servative groups long aligned against Kennedy, the Senate’s leading liberal voice.
But the GOP nominee said he will take stands that put him at odds with some traditional ultra-conservative groups, and cited his support for the assault rifle ban and the Brady gun control law.
“That’s not going to make me the hero of the NRA (National Rifle Association),” he said. “I don’t line up with a lot of special interest groups.”
How sociopathic does one have to be in order to be able to completely ignore their hypocritical behavior and attack the presumptive Republican frontrunner as a fraud?
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Should Mitt Romney get elected as the next Senator from Utah, he will rival the infamous Olympia Snow and Susan Collins for his liberalism. He would likely have given congressman Mike Castle, notorious Republican in name only failed Senate Candidate from Delaware, a run for his money.
Mitt Romney is by far the worst choice that the voters in Utah can choose for the US Senate. Hopefully Steve Bannon, or literally anyone else, can find someone to fight the most liberal Senate Republican candidate that the party has had to face in recent memory.