Say What is the segment of Liberty Nation Radio where we unveil some of the most wacky, astonishing and damnable things uttered by politicians and the chattering class.
Tim Donner: If you wondered how young upstart progressives like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who are now part of the majority controlling the House of Representatives, would behave with their newfound power, wonder no more. There were splashy headlines all over the elite media on election night about the victory of the first Palestinian-American ever elected to Congress, Rashida Tlaib, from Michigan’s 13th congressional district. And the first thing she did upon taking office — you wouldn’t believe it unless you actually heard it — was drop the F-bomb on President Trump.
Rashida Tlaib: People love you, and you win. And when your son looks at you and says, “Momma, look, you won, bullies don’t win.” And I said, “Baby, they don’t. Because we’re gonna go there and we’re gonna impeach the motherf—er.”
Tim: We are going to impeach the motherf—er. I’m sure Palestinians across the globe are proud of the first of their heritage to reach the U.S. Congress. Unbelievable.
Meanwhile, the partial government shutdown carries on. It’s now two weeks old, and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) went on Fox News and pointed out that, unlike Democrat presidents, Trump isn’t shuttering things just to whip up public outrage, and thus the shutdown has flown largely under the radar.
Rand Paul: There is a big danger that the government is shut down and no one notices. And in the past the shutdowns have always been … a lot of them have been with a Democrat president, and they do everything possible, like closing down overpasses, closing down empty parking lots, closing down the WW2 memorial, which has no attendant or no cost to keep open. This time they’re not doing that, and so it’s not quite as noticeable. Plus 75% of the government is already funded, including the military. So there is a chance nobody notices.
Tim: Then Rand Paul went on to discuss the decision by freshman senator and failed 2012 presidential nominee Mitt Romney to trash the president of his own party in a Washington Post op-ed, before he’d even been sworn in.
Rand Paul: I think it’s gonna backfire on him. I think there’s going to be a backlash from conservatives across the country, who say, well, gosh, the president gave us two conservative Supreme Court leaders, the president gave us the largest tax cut in 20 or 30 years —
Neil Cavuto: But he commended those efforts. He did commend those efforts …
Rand Paul: Yeah, but then why is he out there calling the president dishonest? I think … when you attack someone’s character like that, I think that’s such a low blow, and so personally directed, and so malevolent that it’s not something we’re gonna … someone is gonna change their character. He’s now called his character dishonest. And I think that’s a bad way for him to start in the Senate.
Tim: Romney will soon learn that, as we’ve discussed. But how about the particulars of Romney — the many faces of Mitt. Let’s start with his savage attack on then-candidate Donald Trump in 2016.
Mitt Romney: Donald Trump is a phony, a fraud, his promises are as worthless as a degree from Trump University. He’s playing the members of the American public for suckers. His domestic policies would lead to recession. His foreign policy would make America and the world less safe. He has neither the temperament nor the judgment to be president.
Tim: But Trump became president and dangled the possibility of Romney becoming Secretary of State. And two-faced Mitt turned 180 degrees with fawning praise of then-President-elect Trump.
Mitt Romney: I had a wonderful evening with President-elect Trump. We had another discussion about affairs throughout the world, and these discussions with him have been enlightening and interesting and engaging. I’ve enjoyed them very, very much. I was also very impressed by the remarks he made on his victory night. And he continues with a message of inclusion and bringing people together.
Tim: Yup, Romney was willing to prostrate himself, totally contradicting his stinging indictment of Trump, and act like the stereotypical career politician that he is. But he never got to be Secretary of State, which brings us to 2019 and Romney’s self-important op-ed in The Washington Post. And Newt Gingrich, who knows a thing or two about how Congress works, said Romney obviously doesn’t.
No politician shapes the public character of the nation. The people do.
Newt Gingrich: Mitt Romney is a freshman senator. So I’m not sure … he’s only a top Republican because he was once the nominee and lost. The Senate doesn’t care who you used to be. The senators aren’t gonna go, oh yeah, we owe you a lot of extra room because you were once the Republican nominee.
Tim: Now, forgetting even his attacks on the president of his own party, how about the headline of Romney’s op-ed? “The president shapes the public character of the nation.” Now, there, my friends, is the mindset of a career establishment big government politician. Note to Mitt: No politician shapes the public character of the nation. The people do. You know, the little people you’re so anxious to lecture about your own awesome virtue?
But the leftist media was all atwitter that Romney stepped up to attack Trump. So predictable. They laid waste to him in 2012 when he was running against Barack Obama but are now anointing him as a Christ-like figure. Listen to Mika Brzezinski and Walter Isaacson, swamp lifers, heaping praise on Romney on MSNBC.
Mika Brzezinski: Do you think he creates a space for voiceless, spineless Republicans?
Walter Isaacson: Absolutely. Mitt Romney is everything that Donald Trump isn’t. He’s deeply moral, a very kind person — somebody with a sense of civic duty and civility.
Tim: Mitt Romney, the conscience of the true Republican Party, i.e., the establishment party, until Trump came along and rendered it no longer relevant.
Then we have Fauxcahontas, Elizabeth Warren, who chose New Year’s Eve, of all times, to announce essentially that she’ll be running for president, as everyone expected. But even the leftist elite media are trashing her. Here’s political commentator Harry Enten on CNN.
Harry Enten: Usually, if you look at people’s home state polling, you would in fact see that they are well out ahead. If you look at Joe Biden’s polling in Delaware, or Bernie Sanders’ polling in Vermont, they both poll particularly well in their home states. But in Massachusetts, Liz Warren, when matched up against her opponents in a potential Democratic primary, she’s actually polling third or fourth behind Biden and Sanders, which suggests something is quite wrong. Right? Because if the people in your own home state, the Democrats in your own home state, are saying maybe we prefer another Democrat, perhaps it says when other people nationwide are exposed to Liz Warren, they might not like her as much.
Tim: Of course, Fauxcahontas’ release of her DNA test proving she’s an Indian NOT didn’t exactly help. In fact, it may have been one of the most ham-handed tone-deaf moves in recent political history, right up there with Hillary Clinton’s basket of deplorables.