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Tue May 14, 2019, 08:34 PM

Romney breaks with GOP to oppose Trump's judicial pick who called Obama 'un-American impostor'

Source: Washington Post

Republican Sen. Mitt Romney broke with President Trump and the rest of his party Tuesday to oppose the confirmation of a federal judge who had referred to former president Barack Obama as an “un-American impostor.”

Romney (Utah) was the only voting senator to break ranks on a party-line vote to seat Michael J. Truncale on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

In a brief interview after the vote, Romney mentioned 2011 comments Truncale made to a women’s group in Beaumont, Tex., in which he spoke about Obama.

“There were some things that he said about President Obama that were disparaging, and as a Republican presidential nominee, I felt I just couldn’t go along with that for a judge,” Romney said Tuesday.



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Trump sure knows how to pick some winners

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Reply Romney breaks with GOP to oppose Trump's judicial pick who called Obama 'un-American impostor' (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Tuesday OP
rpannier Tuesday #1
rurallib Tuesday #2
MosheFeingold Wednesday #17
JonLP24 Wednesday #18
MosheFeingold Wednesday #20
rurallib Wednesday #19
hatrack Tuesday #3
msongs Tuesday #4
not fooled Tuesday #6
Mz Pip Tuesday #5
groundloop Wednesday #15
Hulk Tuesday #7
Polybius Tuesday #9
StevieM Tuesday #8
Demovictory9 Tuesday #12
rickford66 Tuesday #10
mopinko Tuesday #11
ancianita Wednesday #13
maxrandb Wednesday #14
dajoki Wednesday #16

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue May 14, 2019, 08:35 PM

1. Good for Romney, this time

He's already much better than Orrin Hatch
Though that bar is pretty damned low

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue May 14, 2019, 08:36 PM

2. I still think he will run for president in 2020

run, Mitt, run

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Response to rurallib (Reply #2)

Wed May 15, 2019, 10:28 AM

17. I could see him as a Democrat VP for Biden

Run on the "we're not insane" platform.

Probably work.

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Response to MosheFeingold (Reply #17)

Wed May 15, 2019, 11:01 AM

18. That would be a very bad choice

Biden is already too conservative. He'll need to pick someone that can unite the party and picking Romney sends all the wrong messages.

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Response to JonLP24 (Reply #18)

Wed May 15, 2019, 02:03 PM

20. Note I didn't say it was a good idea.

I just said I could see it.

Playing for the squishy middle.

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Response to MosheFeingold (Reply #17)

Wed May 15, 2019, 11:24 AM

19. no - Romney is in his own way nearly as crazy as Trump

that is why I still think he will run. I believe Romney feels that he has been appointed by his god to be the first Mormon president.

We don't need anyone like Romney anywhere near our party.
I would think if Biden made such a move he would hand another term to the crazy man.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue May 14, 2019, 08:51 PM

3. Didn't make any difference, did it, Willard?

That's right, it didn't. Nice, safe vote.

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Response to hatrack (Reply #3)

Tue May 14, 2019, 09:05 PM

4. yeppers pretend to give a darn when it doesnt count nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #4)

Tue May 14, 2019, 09:22 PM

6. And make sure to get his mug out there

looking "presidential"



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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue May 14, 2019, 09:13 PM

5. Terrific

I guess Susan Collins wasn’t concerned. 🙄

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Response to Mz Pip (Reply #5)

Wed May 15, 2019, 08:36 AM

15. I suspect she gave the matter much thought.....

before toeing the party line.


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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue May 14, 2019, 10:06 PM

7. But the other 53 cowards put their tails between their legs and hide behind their desks.

Disgusting. susie collins is a joke. We need to take the Senate in a HUGE blue wave come 2020...or we're fucked.

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Response to Hulk (Reply #7)

Tue May 14, 2019, 10:38 PM

9. He was confirmed 49-to-46

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue May 14, 2019, 10:37 PM

8. As the GOP moves this country towards fascism, they are counting on the judiciary to lead the way.

David Sentelle began that effort in the 1990s. Royce Lamberth has been a long-time stalwart in those efforts. I suspect that Mr. Truncale, along with many other Trump appointees, will double down on this mission.

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Response to StevieM (Reply #8)

Tue May 14, 2019, 11:21 PM

12. agreed

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue May 14, 2019, 11:15 PM

10. Must have been his turn to look independent.

Collins will be up next time.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue May 14, 2019, 11:18 PM

11. he doesnt pick them, he sells them.

it is the only plausible explanation for the amazing assembly of rapidly evolving swamp creatures.

also explains why it takes so long to fill some posts. waiting for the bidding to stop.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 02:32 AM

13. The GOP rotating crew in charge of moral pretense and conscience is fucking disgusting. This

insults, undermines and scoff at every struggle by every veteran, immigrant, disenfranchised minority, everyone before us who believed the founders' attempt to make this a more perfect union.



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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 07:40 AM

14. Susan Collins was "deeply concerned"

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 09:01 AM

16. romney is an 'un-American impostor' n/t

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