Punch: Harry Reid on Mitt Romney talking with Trump about serving in the Administration:
“This is a man who came out big-time against Trump. Oh, the things he said about Trump. Well, that’s great, that’s wonderful,” Reid said. “Either he wasn’t telling the truth, or he’s a person with no character. After having said that, to go and do homage to this guy he said awful things about, I don’t think that shows much character.”
“Mitt Romney is somebody I had respect for,” Reid said, in a somewhat dubious assertion. “I have none anymore.”
Counterpunch: Romney’s response, with emphasis added to wallow in the pure gloriousness of it all:
“I was indeed very critical of Mr. Trump during his campaign. But now he has been elected president and accordingly, if I could have helped shape foreign policy to protect the country I love, I would have been more than willing to do so,” Romney said through a spokesperson. “As for Mr. Reid, I lost respect for him when he repeatedly lied about my taxes and later admitted to it cheerily. Good riddance, Mr. Reid. The Senate will be better served without you in it.”
I always like Mitt. I like him more now.
To Democrats, doing what politicians do – engage in rhetoric – is business as usual. Until it’s a Republican, when suddenly it’s “hypocrisy”.
Good riddance, Reid.