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January 20, 2019

Why David Perdue Is Wrong About Why Mitt Romney Is Wrong

Filed under: Commentary — Tags: , , , — Wayne A. Schneider @ 5:33 PM

Earlier this year, Sen David Perdue (R-GA) wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post criticizing an op-ed written by then Senator-elect Mitt Romney. My line-by-line responses to Sen Perdue’s words can be found [in brackets.]
Sen. David Perdue: Mitt Romney makes the same mistake that cost him the White House

David Perdue, a Republican, is a U.S. senator from Georgia.

In a recent op-ed for The Post, “The president shapes the public character of the nation. Trump’s character falls short,” Mitt Romney made the same mistake that many Republicans did in 2012 — a mistake that cost him the White House. [No, it didn’t.]

With his attempted character assassination [Donald J. Trump, Sr., is a well-documented misogynistic, pathologically narcissistic, money-laundering criminal, but do go on] of the president [who seized office with the clear and successful help of the Russians], a fellow Republican [when he wasn’t a registered Democrat], Romney put self-interest [Why do you make the assumption that someone else’s actions are always in their own self-interest when they conflict with yours?  Is it because doing things that are only in your own self-interests is what you do?] ahead of the larger national interest: conservative Republican governance. [This is a false premise. There is no evidence whatsoever that
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