Letter to Mitt Romney

Mr. Romney,

I voted for you when you ran against Barack Obama for president—not because you were the “white guy” but because you were the capitalist (running against a Marxist); pro-American (opposing an anti-American); and a decent, moral family man. On several occasions since, however, you have disappointed me.

First, you lost to Obama, I think, because you didn’t have the courage or will to expose him for what he really was as opposed to how he fooled the voters with his looks and rhetoric. It’s difficult to believe that you didn’t know the truth about him.

Given the difficult, courageous task it would have been to tell the American people about that charlatan (and probably being intimidated by his blackness) I guess I will give you a pass on that—you just weren’t enough of a patriot to be up to that service to our country. It was a sad time for America.

Next, when Mr. Trump won you attacked him publically in an unbecoming vindictive rant. You made it clear that you were part of the “establishment” Republicans and “never Trump” people who would not support his efforts to help our country recover from the damage Obama and his subversive administration did.

You failed most Americans looking for a strong leader to oppose the Leftists intent on destroying this country.  But in 2012 you actively sought Trump’s endorsement and received it. This exposed a weakness in your character that was not expected—clearly being interested more in a government career than in protecting us against evil.

Finally, recently you responded critically to Trump’s comments on the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 12. My criticism of Trump’s initial words on this problem was that he seemed to read a prepared statement commenting before he really knew the conditions at the rally event—much as you do in your statement.

Both of you fell into the media trap of saying what they want to hear (or what someone thinks they want to hear), rather than investigate the truth and then comment honestly—appeasing your enemies on the Left is a bad habit many of you so-called Republicans have developed. No matter what you say they will always attack you and you don’t have the guts to stand up to them. I’m surprised that you haven’t learned this by now.

Trump has that intestinal fortitude when he does not listen to people such as you.

In your Tweet you say that Trump’s Charlottesville statements “caused racists to rejoice, minorities to weep, and the vast heart of America to mourn”—pathetic melodrama. Trump didn’t cause any of that phony angst.

I won’t belabor the point. Readers can look up everything he said, including condemning “all forms of violence, bigotry and hatred.” He also called for national unity; which is impossible as long as the radical Leftists continue to create confrontations and chaos in attempts to tear this country apart. Unfortunately, you and many of the establishment Republicans serve as “useful idiots” to them.

The actual racists mostly hang out in the Democrat Party. Hillary lost partly because of playing Identity Politics; championing victim groups and rejecting policies best for all Americans.

Your attempt to create racial tensions between the American military, our allies, racial groups and President Trump is inexcusable. I don’t recall that you ever publically denounced Obama when he condemned police officers and sided with violent criminal groups such as Black Lives Matter.

It’s arrogant of you to presume to know all the players, their motives and their actions at Charlottesville; those stories haven’t yet been written. But I’ll bet that you are wrong to write that “racists are 100% to blame for murder and violence in Charlottesville”—and if they are America’s enemies on the Left will have started it. Keep in mind that historically Nazis were the National Socialist Party in Europe.

You are a fool to demand that President Trump is wrong and should apologize. He has no reason to apologize to his enemies—they will only hate him more. And your moral authority on any of this has long dissipated.

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About R. E. Smith Jr.

Mr. Smith writes essays and commentary on politics, American history, environment, higher education and culture. He's been published in print media and at blog sites for about 25 years. Smith's formal education includes B.S. and M.S. degrees from the State University of New York and Syracuse University. He has earned a 21-credit hour Certificate in Professional Writing from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. Training/work experience: NYS Ranger School; U. S. Army, Corp of Engineers; soil scientist and forester with USDA; Assoc. Professor at SUNY; real estate agent; small business owner.
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