By Wes Vernon
Every time presidential wannabe Mitt Romney opens his mouth these days, he hammers another nail into the already wobbly campaign to save this country from the destruction that awaits us if Hillary Clinton becomes our next president.
When Romney says the presumptive nominee on this year’s Republican ticket is guilty of racism, misogyny, xenophobia, and violence, he is doing what many of us fear is another part of a long history of the scared-rabbit-like political “warriors” who have led the Republican Party to defeat going all the way back to 1940 nominee Wendell Willkie.
The GOP nominee or Hillary (your 2016 choice?)
The GOP’s failed candidate in the 2012 race has been branded a “coward” by Paul Manafort, the man charged with the responsibility for actually managing the campaign of this year’s presumptive nominee, Donald Trump. If he (Romney) feels so strongly about the choice primary voters have made, says Manafort, he should have run again. “He’s a coward.”
Mitt: You had your chance
Mr. Trump, the New York real estate magnet, was not my first choice either. I voted for Ted Cruz in the primary. But he lost, Mitt. He lost. You could be quite adept at shaking your fist at the moon, but it’s still there. You’re talking about a classic case of “spilled milk.”
Big factor: above the rest
Here’s a big reason why whoever gets the Republican Party nomination for president this year needs and is worthy of our support:
It’s the Supreme Court. The late Justice Antonin Scalia left us in February. President Obama tried to ram through a liberal jurist to take his place. Senate Democrats, under Harry Reid’s leadership, tried to use the Republican Senate’s refusal to rubber stamp Obama’s choice as a political hammer. For once, the “scared rabbit” GOP leadership did not cave.
But if Hillary wins the election, she will go ahead and pick the same court nominee, or perhaps someone even worse.
One of Romney’s friends and past donors at a gathering in Park City, Utah – Jerry Moyes – opined that “the most important thing for the Republican Party is the Supreme Court.” He’s right, of course; but not just for the Republican Party.
Mitt, this is not just another one of a dozen or more top issues that reflect a prime urgency that Hillary be denied the presidency in November. Other issues are also important, but this is the issue. If that High Court’s precarious 5-to-4 pro-American majority is flipped overnight, as it will if she is elected, then our children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, and likely generations on into the future, will pay the price.
You think same-sex marriage is the left’s ultimate judicial outrage? Just wait until they get around to shutting up people of faith by taxing their churches. Oh, yes they will, if given the chance. One of the administration’s attorneys won’t deny that’s a very possible goal.
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