S.E. Cupp: ‘Pretty Darn Rich’ of Obama to Lament Current GOP After He Called Romney a ‘Bullsh*tter’ in 2012


CNN’s S.E. Cupp told Wolf Blitzer this afternoon former President Barack Obama‘s speech today was well-intentioned but a little off the mark.

She said, “Being generous, let me say I think that President Obama was trying to do the right thing… Appealing to common ground, trying to get that audience engaged without getting them angry.”

However, she took issue with Obama lamenting the current state of the Republican party and how it’s acting more “radical” than conservative:

“But in ticking off all of the Republican Congress’ ills and the Trump Administration’s ills and saying ‘none of this is conservatism,’ ‘what happened to the Republican Party,’ believe me, conservatives like me have the very same laments and ask the very same questions. But it’s pretty darn rich. One of the most conservative, moral, honest, decent men we know is Mitt Romney. And Mitt Romney was a guy that President Obama called a ‘bullshitter.’ He mocked Mitt Romney for his Russia warnings. The Democratic Party painted Mitt Romney as a sexist monster. So call me a little skeptical when President Obama seems a bit nostalgic for not the good old days of his presidency, as Senator Graham said, but the good old days of good conservatism. There was a little self-righteousness in there that I think especially those suburban Trump voters in 2016… are going to hear very, very clearly.”

Obama called out the GOP for hypocrisy and subservience to Trump today, asking rather bluntly, “What happened to the Republican Party?”

You can watch the video above, via CNN.

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