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AOC and GOP Suicide

As the new Congress was sworn in early in January, the Republican Party unveiled a plan for its own assisted suicide.  In fact, Mitt Romney got started before he was even seated as the latest senator from Utah.  On January 1, he published an op-ed in the Washington Post in which he accused President Trump of having “caused dismay around the world” and promised that he would “speak out against significant statements or actions that are divisive, racist, sexist, anti-immigrant, dishonest or destructive to democratic institutions.”  Romney is, of course, a racist, sexist, anti-immigrant, etc., figure himself, as we learned from publications like the Washington Post when Romney was the Republican Party’s presidential nominee in 2012.  Remember how Romney’s new friends, the people who hate President Trump, responded when Romney described his immigration policy that year by using the phrase “self-deportation”?  Remember the way Romney’s remark about “binders full of women” that he wanted to appoint to his never-to-be administration played on the op-ed pages back then?

Progressives have hardly changed their minds about Republicans like Romney—he is simply a convenient weapon to be used against the most important target right now, President Trump.  Romney must know this, but he is happy to be used, even to lick...

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