During a presidential debate in 2012, Mitt Romney made a statement that was mocked by then-President Obama along with other Democrats as well as many in the media:
The Democrats were all over it, with the happy assistance and applause of many in the mainstream media:
— The Democrats (@TheDemocrats) October 22, 2012
John Kerry: "Mitt Romney talks like he's only seen Russia by watching Rocky IV" http://t.co/IN51Ekle
— Stephanie Cutter (@stefcutter) September 8, 2012
Fast-forward to 2019, with Sen. Romney’s comments about the Mueller report:
Romney is “appalled” people “working in a campaign for president welcomed help from Russia—including information that had been illegally obtained; that none of them acted to inform American law enforcement; and that the campaign chairman was actively promoting” Russia in Ukraine
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) April 19, 2019
There are some who are now so eager to attempt to slam Trump with a Mueller report that showed no collusion (which is what this was supposed to have been all about in the first place) that they’re willing to kick Obama under the bus in order to do so, albeit nearly seven years later. Case-in-point: The NY Times’ WH correspondent Maggie Haberman:
Additional context – Romney described Russia as the greatest US geopolitical foe in his 2012 presidential campaign, and was broadly mocked. I was among reporters who should have given it more weight. https://t.co/slHeAMmcoy
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) April 19, 2019
Now that Russia’s been fashioned into a bludgeon to use against Trump, it’s time for a re-think?
Who honestly thinks this would unfold differently today?
Maggie is admitting this because Romney is currently disgusted with Trump, and that's the only reason. When it was Romney taking Obama to school, Obama snarked like an ignorant teenager – and therefore, so did his media.
— Original Sconnie 🧀 (@corrcomm) April 19, 2019
“Journalism” goes any way the narrative wind blows.
I'm sorry I didn't show more respect to Romney when he was right about Russia but running against Obama. Now that he is criticizing Trump I realize I was wrong about that
— DaveinTexas (@DaveinTexas) April 20, 2019
For some, many just average voters, it took 7 minutes to reach a conclusion it's taken others, who work in political journalism, 7 years. Shocking we ended up here! https://t.co/BtqNBziKFV
— Blame Big Government (@BlameBigGovt) April 19, 2019
Well to be fair to yourself Maggie, he WAS running against Obama at the time.
Now it's 7 years later and he's attacking Trump, so I totally understand how the scales just fell from yours eyes.
— Brian Cates (@drawandstrike) April 20, 2019
We understand, you had to protect your messiah at any cost.
— Waldo (@AndyWIII) April 19, 2019
Only thing worse than you realizing you didn't do your job then? You still not doing your job now.
— Anthony Bialy (@AnthonyBialy) April 19, 2019
Pro-tip: If you don't view your job as carrying the Democrats' agenda, these kinds of things would happen less.
Ironically, this act of contrition is in the furtherance of the Democrats' agenda again. Gotta keep that Russia thing going, huh?
— Fishing With Fredo (@FishingwFredo) April 20, 2019
Bonus assignment for the MSM:
Now do Hillary.
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) April 20, 2019