SON OF FLAKE

first_imgSON OF FLAKEby Michael Reagan, January 3, 2019What’s with Mitt Romney, the newly minted Republican senator from the great red state of Utah?Mitt hadn’t even been sworn in yet and he put his name on a New Year’s Day op-ed column in the Washington Post bearing the headline “Mitt Romney: The president shapes the public character of the nation. Trump’s character falls short.”Then Mitt showed up on CNN to repeat his complaint that after two years the president of his party has “not risen to the mantle of the office.”Sorry he feels that way, but if moderate Mitt really cared about the GOP he would have put a leash on that super ego of his.Lots of us Republicans have criticized the president’s words and actions – justifiably.But Mitt’s criticism – delivered publicly in two of the liberal media’s holiest places – was an ill-timed cheap shot aimed at reminding everyone in the Washington elite that he may be a loser, but compared to the president he’s still a morally superior being.Mitt knew his scathing criticism would immediately be spread far and wide by the Trump Hate Media, which it was.He also knew it would instantly earn the president’s ire, which Trump expressed in a series of counter-tweets.Even Mitt’s niece, Ronna McDaniel, the chairwoman of the Republican National Committee, hit her uncle upside the head for his subversive selfishness.“POTUS is attacked and obstructed by the MSM media and Democrats 24/7. For an incoming Republican freshman senator to attack @realdonaldtrump as their first act feeds into what the Democrats and media want and is disappointing and unproductive.”Mitt’s attack on the president was more than a little hypocritical, given that he had unsuccessfully begged him for a cabinet position and had happily accepted his support last fall when he was running for Utah’s senate seat.There may be many Republicans who agree exactly with everything Romney said, but that’s not the point.It was stupid of him to write a column excoriating the president two days before he even took his Senate seat.He wants to be treated with respect in the Senate, and this is the way he starts?He should have showed up in Washington, taken his Senate seat and said and done nothing.If he has complaints or comments about the president, he should have made them to Trump in private.Trump quickly put Mitt in his place with his tweets and now Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will have to do it in the Senate.For the next two years or so McConnell will have to remind Senator Mitt exactly who he is and isn’t:“Take your seat, Mr. Romney. You’re a junior member of the senate. You’re not our party spokesman. You have to earn the right to be a spokesman, the way Lindsay Graham has.”What Mitt did with his op-ed piece – beside pump up his deflated ego, hurt his own party, help the Democrats and give the liberal media free Republican ammo to fire at the president – was to really piss off his new boss McConnell.I don’t think McConnell will be calling on the rookie senator from Utah anytime soon to seek his advice on anything.Meanwhile, now that Nancy Pelosi and her leftist Democrat children have taken control of the House of Representatives, the next two years are going to be very rough for the president, the GOP and conservatives.The last thing they needed was another egotistical Republican flake running loose in the Senate, but it looks like that’s what the junior senator from Utah is going to be. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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Chelsea aren’t special but Costa is fearless, says Mourinho

first_imgChelsea boss Jose Mourinho admitted his team’s display again Hull City was far from special as they ran out 2-0 winners at Stamford Bridge.A header from Eden Hazard and a well taken goal by Diego Costa were enough to see the Blues to victory on home soil in west London against a Tigers side who saw Tom Huddlestone sent off on the hour-mark.But the Portuguese boss with pleased with the flair his charges showed as they attempted to beat their opponents in style.“We played well enough,” said Mourinho. “It wasn’t a special performance. It wasn’t one of these performances that everybody is over the moon about because it was unbelievable. It was not this kind of performance.“It was a performance with flashes of happiness, flashes of creativity and of good football and it was good enough to win.“Every player had a good participation. Again, I repeat, not phenomenal but good enough.”And Mourinho reserved special praise for striker Costa, who ended a four game goal drought with his shot past Allan McGregor, insisting his fearless nature makes him an instrumental part of the Chelsea team.He added: “I’m happy with Diego [Costa] too. Not because of the goal, the goal is not important, but the movement, the happiness in his legs, the dynamic he brought [to the team] and the way he was pressing.“It looked for me that in this moment he is free of fear.”last_img read more

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‘We’re NEARLY safe!’ Crystal Palace boss confident his ‘unplayable’ side will beat the drop

first_imgAlan Pardew believes his “unplayable” Crystal Palace side are all-but safe from relegation after picking up their ninth win of the Premier League campaignThe Eagles secured a 2-1 away win over Stoke City thanks to goals from Glenn Murray and Wilfried Zaha, and boss Pardew believes his side need only a few more points to guarantee their place in the top flight for the second successive season.“It’s nearly safe, we probably need a couple more points but it’s the wins, nine wins this year I think will be enough so we just need to see it home now,” Pardew said following the game.“The form were in, in patches we can be unplayable. At the end of the first half, we had a golden spell and we really could have run away with the game.”Asked about his side’s future, the Eagles boss said Premier League status is all that matters for the club and hailed his men for their efforts so far this term.He added: “The most important thing is Premier League status next year forget about anything else for this football club because when we arrived we was in the relegation zone, we’ve done unbelievably well to get this point total and now it’s about seeing if we can maintain those standards.”last_img read more

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TUBRIDY HOPING DANIEL WILL ‘TANGO’ OVER TO DO LATE LATE SHOW

first_imgDaniel (with the quiff!) and partner Kristina on Strictly Come Dancing.Ryan Tubridy is hoping Strictly Come Dancing star Daniel O’Donnell will ‘tango across the Irish Sea’ for a very special Late Late Country Show this Friday.The RTE host will stage a special show dedicated to country music this Friday night.Tubridy said the show will be the Toy Show equivalent for country music fans.The TV presenter said he felt for the singing sensation and how he was overcome with nerves on the BBC show. Turbid told Highland Radio “We’re hoping Daniel can tango across The Irish Sea – and take part on the show.“I think he was brilliant on the show, and it must have been such a nerve-wracking experience for him.“I know from my own experience the difficulty in learning how to dance.“I had to do a dancing segment for The Toy Show – so I had to learn how to dance. “I’ve got two left-feet, and you don’t appreciate how difficult it is to learn how to dance properly.“The co-ordination, timing and all aspects of it have to be perfect, and when you’ve got two odd feet like me – it’s not easy.“So I admire Daniel for having the courage to take part, and I can understand and appreciate how stressed he must have been.”Tubridy is set to have a host of country stars on the show and will discuss why the country and western movement has enjoyed a revival across Ireland.TUBRIDY HOPING DANIEL WILL ‘TANGO’ OVER TO DO LATE LATE SHOW was last modified: October 21st, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:daniel o’donnellStrictly Come DancingTANGOlast_img read more

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