As the glorious results came in on Tuesday night, I kept thinking about two people
in particular: Mitt Romney and Mitch McConnell.
Mitt had just spent the last two years, let me amend that, the last eighteen years,
lying his ass off about everything.
Nobody is really all that comfortable about lying his or her ass off.
Particularly someone like Romney, who has absolutely no talent for it.
And he did it for one singular reason.
He wanted to be elected president of the United States.
I don't even know if he knew why he wanted to become President.
I have a feeling that it didn't have so much to do with actually being President as becoming President.
All of that lying his ass off culminated on Tuesday night with him losing.
With not getting what he wanted.
A man who doesn't like to fail failed.
And he knows that he will never get another chance.
How does someone recover from that?
Yes, I know that he has all those moneybags to recline on while he ponders this, but
then he's always had these money bags to recline on, and it was never enough.
So why should it be enough now?
I've thought that if nothing else, Romney was a sensitive man.
If he wasn't sensitive, the result wouldn't lay him waste as much as it will.
And it will.
I would love to be Romney's psychiatrist right now.
I think there are fortunes to be made.
Mitch McConnell's opening salvo when President Obama was elected in 2008 was "Our goal above all else is to make sure that Obama is a one-term President"
This implies that he was willing to throw the entire country under a Greyhound Bus to
And he did.
Tommy Freidman, in his op-ed in the New York Times yesterday, maintained that this
one line, and it's subsequent follow through, is what cost Romney the election.
I also give McConnell credit for having somewhat of a conscience.
He's not the Koch brothers, or Sheldon Adelson.
This was just a drop in the bucket to them.
Or Grover Norquist, or Trump, or Limbaugh, who on their best days could not be accused of having consciences.
McConnell, as far as I remember, has attempted to be a practical politician, who in this case was led by the nose by his base.
So this statement that he made will most-likely be his legacy, and it's got to really hurt.
He seems to be stuck with this position, or some variation on it, if only to save his
own political skin.
And he didn't even win back the Senate.
Mitt and Mitch will have probably self-consigned themselves to hell, if only on a short term basis.
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