This is a trick the left has been using for decades. They compare the Republican running for office today to the last Republican who ran and suggest that today’s Republican is extreme while calling yesterday’s Republican reasonable.
They always think everyone forgot that they called the last Republican an extremist when they were running. In 2012 when Romney was running against Obama, Democrats called him a woman hating tax cheat who gave people cancer. Now, they’re claiming he was a reasonable choice compared to Trump.
Andrew Clark writes at Opinion:
Obama Is Attempting To Completely Rewrite How He Treated Mitt Romney In 2012
The political-media establishment has provided more than a few tempting targets to push back on in the past 48 hours, but nothing rankles me more than the sudden nostalgia liberal Democrats are heaping on Mitt Romney. Trump has inspired some sort of Romney renaissance among the left, openly telling Republicans and the media how much they admired and respected the last Republican candidate; that he was at least fit to lead!
As an operative who worked on Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, I can tell you that this hilariously bogus argument from the left lacks even a modicum of self-awareness. Yet this morning, President Obama himself blew some more hot air into its sails:
“I think I was right and Mitt Romney and John McCain were wrong on certain policy issues, but I never thought that they couldn’t do the job.”
Let’s set the record clear: the Democrats despised Mitt Romney, and they – including President Obama’s campaign – eviscerated him with a cold-hearted vengeance.
From the start of the general election, the Democrats made it increasingly clear that their goal was to go nuclear on Mitt Romney personally, or as Politico phrased it in 2012, an “unabashedly negative” and “ferocious personal assault on Mitt Romney’s character” that “will make some Democrats shudder.”
Read the whole thing.
Democrats do this during every election.
It’s about time they got called out for their hypocrisy.