Mitt Romney will not ‘repudiate’ Donald Trump, even as the billionaire has resumed his public flirtations with “birtherism,” according to the AP. Romney told reporters Monday:
You know, I don’t agree with all the people who support me and my guess is they don’t all agree with everything I believe in. But I need to get 50.1 percent or more and I’m appreciative to have the help of a lot of good people.
This should surprise no one. Since Nixon scuttled into the oval office, the Republicans have carved their electoral survival out of appeals to racists, Christopaths, Birchers and any other demographic they could possibly identify as being half- to full fucking nuts and easily tweaked with lies and appeals to fear and loathing. That a mendacious, shallow, plastic greedhead like Romney welcomes a bloviating ignoramus into the fold and is prepared to rely on the votes of stubborn hate floggers who claim President Obama was not born in America is simply standard operating procedure.
In a sane world, anyone who weighs such imbecilic bullshit in determining how to cast their ballot would be shunned; told to leave the party and come back when they’ve learned to reason and behave like an adult. But that ain’t the Republican party. The GOP consists of a bunch of vicious, soulless corporate shills who know that without the religious dedication of the Fox News audience, wallowing in a pig ignorant soup of racist hate and neocon shit, they’d have no shot outside of Texas and Mississippi.
What would someone have to actually do before Mitt Romney might refuse to kiss their ass in public for a vote?