My statement on today’s impeachment vote: pic.twitter.com/Hfk8yqToPr— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) February 13, 2021
Millions of Americans are struggling to make ends meet. I’m introducing a bill with @SenTomCotton that would increase the minimum wage while ensuring businesses cannot hire illegal immigrants. We must protect American workers.— Senator Mitt Romney (@SenatorRomney) February 16, 2021
Congress hasn’t raised the minimum wage in more than a decade, leaving many Americans behind. Our proposal gradually raises the minimum wage without costing jobs, setting it to increase automatically with inflation, and requires employers to verify the legal status of workers.— Senator Mitt Romney (@SenatorRomney) February 16, 2021
Mitt Romney has been reprogrammed.
“Among the more amusing developments of the new Congress has been Senator Mitt Romney’s dogged attempts to do his job. Earlier this month, Romney made a deficit-neutral proposal that would provide Americans with cash allowances for every child they have. Today, Romney announced that he and Senator Tom Cotton would be coming forward with a plan to gradually raise the national minimum wage and then pin it to inflation while mandating employers’ use of E-Verify — the federal database of work-eligible Americans — to curb illegal immigration.
Even more amusing than the fact that Romney has ideas is that they all seem to be geared toward pleasing the people who hate him most: stalwart supporters of former president Donald Trump, and populists fond of bashing the ‘dead consensus’ of pro-free market Republican politics. And yet, some Utah Republicans are still pushing for Romney to be censured for his vote to convict Trump in last week’s impeachment trial, and ex-congressman Jason Chaffetz is exploring a primary challenge against Romney in 2024. Meanwhile, Senator Lindsey Graham builds credibility with the GOP’s populist wing by calling Lara Trump “the future of the Republican Party” and encouraging her to run for Senate in North Carolina. …”
He is making some interesting moves.
By voting to impeach Blumpf twice, Romney is endearing himself to anti-Trump establishment conservatives. At the same time, Romney is executing “Trumpism without Trump” with the child tax credit plan, a minimum wage increase and supporting E-Verify to appeal to “Trumpists” on substance. There are lots of “Trumpists” who don’t necessarily think he is their man in 2024. These people backed what Trump said he stood for in the 2016 election and failed to execute as president.
If Mitt Romney really wants to steal Blumpf’s thunder and thwart any chance of a comeback in 2024, he would come out in support of the decriminalization of whiteness. This is the issue that is nearest and dearest to the heart of every Trumpist. Far from being driven by malevolent “racism” or “white supremacy” (the YouGov poll shows they have warm feelings toward non-Whites), they feel put upon and demonized by arrogant elites who are accusing them of systematic racism and violent mobs who are destroying their heritage and culture. They have developed a DEFENSIVE sense of White identity. This is not the same thing as “white supremacy.” It is a reaction against political correctness.
Mitt should give a speech about how it is not okay to attack and demonize White people in this country, persecute and cancel them and destroy their lives on the grounds of their race. It is the perfect issue to run on against Blumpf and Neoliberal Joe. No one is more deeply closeted and feels more endangered by these little tyrants than White professionals. The polls are skewed because so many Whites lie about their beliefs. There is nothing to lose because all White people are “complicit” in systematic racism anyway.