This is such weird fan fiction.
Romney got mocked for dumb things he actually said and did.
John Kerry had his war record smeared, and a multi-year racist campaign was run to argue Obama was a secret immigrant. https://t.co/uuwFsHtIt7
— DrunkOnMystery (@DrunkOnMystery) July 27, 2022
Now that the Jan6 Committee has exposed so many Republican ‘stars’ as criminals, enablers, and/or idiots, the GOP is desperate for a figurehead that ‘swing voters’ won’t immediately assume would try to rape their kids, beat up their mixed-race family members, or steal their wallets.
Since Willard Romney could only be suspected of that last crime (and of course he’d do it in the most business-friendly MBA-speak terms!), ever-hopeful Repub mouthpieces are trying to start a cult of St. Mitt, Beloved Centrist Moderate. Even for such experienced liars, that’s quite a lift!
Republican cranks feel that they were treated unfairly in 2012 for the simple fact that they nominated a bizarre plutocrat and then Obama ran on class war against plutocrats against him, which they feel shouldn't be allowed
— your himbo boyfriend (@swolecialism) July 28, 2022
like every other defeat could in some way be handwaved (Clintonites being more moderate, the Iraq War, the recession, etc) but this was an election fought squarely on the differing economic platforms of the two parties and the Right got hammered
— Catboy Ernst Kantorowicz (@OldDreyfusard) July 28, 2022
This is "Robert Bork is what broke SCOTUS confirmation" for the under-50 set. https://t.co/D6tcTlVSt9
— Jeff Fecke (@jkfecke) July 27, 2022
your average Republican would piss himself until he passed out if he had to endure even one day of the kind of media coverage Al Gore got in 2000, or Hillary Clinton in 2016. pic.twitter.com/HZHOSQ5Lv1
— Jamison Foser (@jamisonfoser) July 27, 2022
they grudgingly picked the outwardly sane guy and when that didn't work they vindictively went with their heart's desire: the biggest asshole in the entire country
— ryan cooper (@ryanlcooper) July 28, 2022
It's just more "look what you made me do!" abuser shit to rationalize why libs forced them to pick Trump
— Michael Tae Sweeney (@mtsw) July 28, 2022
Also 99% of the people who cry about how Romney was treated…also hate Romney. https://t.co/YA7ABRfoEa
— Jean-Michel Connard ?? (@torriangray) July 27, 2022
Nobody has ever hated Mitt Romney more than his own party, first, for not beating the black guy despite outperforming the fundamentals, and second, for not excusing a Republican president's betrayal of his country on two occasions. https://t.co/r7VtwuNuDi
— Fred has always been at war with Oceania (@LesserFrederick) July 28, 2022
Also just as a FWIW, when I covered the conservative/GOP Value Voters Summit the month before the 2012 no one except Paul Ryan would say his name on stage, and two people I interviewed said they were praying God would "take him" so Ryan could be POTUS.
— Schrödinger's Sneetch Belly (@RTodKelly) July 27, 2022
the funniest thing about the veneration of the martyred saint mittens is that romney himself isn't afraid of throwing sharp elbows, he's just comically bad at blocking and dodging them, which is why he always ends up looking like soda pop joe in mike tyson's punch out.
— GONELIKEHELLMACHINE (@golikehellmachi) July 27, 2022
We all know Rick Scott wants to end Social Security; Lindsey Graham wants to raise Full Retirement Age from 67 to 70; Romney and Rubio want to cut benefits. None of them are willing to raise the payroll tax cap on wealthy to save program pic.twitter.com/2soSfz5oCC
— Azaliya Allen (@AllenAzaliya) July 28, 2022