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King calls Mitt "Governor Mormon"

  1. habee profile image90
    habeeposted 4 years ago

    CNN's John King referred to Romney as "Governor Mormon." Wonder if he ever called Ellison "Congressman Muslim"? Or Reid "Senator Mormon"? I've always liked John King, and I hope it was a mistake, but some folks think it was done on purpose. Either way, I hope he apologizes. Can you imagine the shouting if a TV reporter called Ellison "Congressman Muslim"????

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/ … ormon.html

    If Mitt gets the GOP nod, betcha cable news shows will all be suddenly interested in Mormonism and have lots of investigative reports on the subject.

    1. Evan G Rogers profile image83
      Evan G Rogersposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      He was that nice?

      If it were me, that thing would have been called "Hypocritical, empty, shallow, polished thing with no soul worth speaking of".

      It got off the hook, if you ask me.

      1. habee profile image90
        habeeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Aw, c'mom', Evan - tell us how you REALLY feel about Mitt! lol

        1. Evan G Rogers profile image83
          Evan G Rogersposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          I feel the same way about Obama, Newt, and Santorum (if it's any consolation).

          Heck, probably half of Congress falls in that category.

          I used to think the talking heads of tyranny were boring. I now find them repulsive.

      2. lovemychris profile image80
        lovemychrisposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I think he got off easy too.

        All we've heard for 3 and 1/2 years now is Muslim Kenyan. Muslim terrorist. Radical Christian, but now back to Muslim. Not born here, blah blah blah. And Mittens takes the support of the Supreme Birther...and he's being put upon? Please....

        We all know about Obama's father being a Muslim born in Kenya..and that side doesn't hesitate to smear him with it. Along with a national television program which much of the country takes as verbatim truth, saying Obama is anti-American and wants to destroy America.

        Mitt's father was born in Mexico, to a Mormon father who had 5 wives. This is fair game.
        After all, it was the R's who brought on the politics of personal destruction...they should be subject to it as well, IMO.

        1. Evan G Rogers profile image83
          Evan G Rogersposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          I don't think it's fair to say that the Republicans started character assassinations to win elections.

        2. habee profile image90
          habeeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          George Romney did NOT have 5 wives, LMC. And trying to paint all Mormons with the polygamy brush is the same as saying all Catholics skin people alive like they did in the Inquisitions. Mitt's grandparents were also monogamous. You have to go all the way back to his great-grandparents to find polygamists. Please tell the truth in your attacks on conservatives. If polygamy bothers you so much, what about Obama's father and grandfather? Both were polygamists. Again, it's okay with you that Obama's father was a polygamist, but not that Romney's great-grandfather was:

          http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/2 … 55431.html

          http://www.deseretnews.com/article/6601 … ?s_cid=s10

          Oh, and I get it: It's okay for liberals to be Mormons (Harry Reid), but it's bad for Republicans to be Mormons.

          1. livelonger profile image88
            livelongerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            I will never understand people at the political fringes who feel the need to fabricate things to "strengthen their case."

            It's times like these that I'm reminded I'm closer to the center than I usually think.

            Romney's religion is immaterial, frankly, except to those who think religion matters in elected officials (I'm not one of them). I personally think Mitt's record is damning enough...

            1. habee profile image90
              habeeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              I agree. I don't think Mitt's religion is a factor, either. Nor do I think Obama's religion is important. I don't believe that BO is a Muslim, but I wouldn't care if he was - as long as he wasn't a violent extremist. I wouldn't want a violent extremist ANYTHING as POTUS - Christian, Jew, atheist, etc. I like calm, rational people as leaders, which is one reason I really don't like Gingrich.

              Yes, by all means, we should attack or approve politicians based on their records - not on their religion or on the religious practices of their forefathers.

              1. livelonger profile image88
                livelongerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                I agree with you. I'd take a moderate of any religion, over an extremist in my own religion (Judaism). The whole BO being a Muslim thing is so tiresome, but something apparently only the extremist half of the Republican party believes anymore.

                Where I disagree with you is that Gingrich is some sort of extremist (maybe I read that wrong). I think he's actually a cynical opportunist, whose only true care is himself, and who will change his position on just about anything for political gain. Which brings me to yet another one of Romney's flaws, as well...

                1. habee profile image90
                  habeeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                  No, I said I don't see the Grinch as calm and rational. I see him as mean, petty, erratic, and vindictive.

                  1. livelonger profile image88
                    livelongerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                    I agree with you there!

              2. lovemychris profile image80
                lovemychrisposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                When the R's start doing it...let me know.

          2. lovemychris profile image80
            lovemychrisposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            No, it's Ok for Republicans to attack everything about Obama, but it's not allowed when the shoe's on the other foot!

            Always how it is. Always.

        3. Xenonlit profile image60
          Xenonlitposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Yeah! The chickens eventually have to roost.

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      bubs-hubposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      As a non-mormon who's lived in Utah for 40 years Romneys considered much more than "Governor Mormon". Most here believe in a Joseph Smith prophesy that "the Constitution is hanging by a thread" and a mormon (Mitt?)
      will become President and save us from our demise. To many in Utah Romney is considered a messiah!

  2. cluense profile image80
    cluenseposted 4 years ago

    I totally agree with your statement of, "If Mitt gets the GOP nod, betcha cable news shows will all be suddenly interested in Mormonism and have lots of investigative reports on the subject."

    That is why my grandmother always said,"Never discuss religion and politics, because no one will ever win" Why can't they just discuss how they are going to get us out of this financial mess that we are in! I would vote for a Martin if he/she would keep to the issues and prove to me they could turn our awesome AMERICA around!

    Awesome thread habee!
    Cluense

    1. Shanna11 profile image90
      Shanna11posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      As a Mormon I can totally capitalize on writing helpful Mormon articles to feed to news outlets. It's a win for me!

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    oldandwiseposted 4 years ago

    I watched the live newscast and didn't catch it. After watching the video, he speaks so fluid that it appears to be a mistake. Had someone not taken the time to catch it, I doubt the average listener heard it.

    1. habee profile image90
      habeeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I saw the live version, too, and I thought I heard "Gov. Mormom," but then I thought that surely I was mistaken. I am hard of hearing, so sometimes I hear funny things. I had actually kinda forgotten about it until I saw this clip.

  4. Charles James profile image86
    Charles Jamesposted 4 years ago

    In fairness to the Republicans, character assassination in politics was running strong in Ancient Greece.
    It is often easier than arguing the merits!

  5. maxoxam41 profile image80
    maxoxam41posted 4 years ago

    What do we care! Don't you think that there are more important topics at the moment!

    1. habee profile image90
      habeeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      If you don't care, why bother to post on this thread? That's a great thing about the HP forums - you have the choice to visit only the threads that interest you.

  6. lovemychris profile image80
    lovemychrisposted 4 years ago

    Hopefully, you'll be as concerned about the truth as Romney keeps telling lies!

    1. livelonger profile image88
      livelongerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      It's not necessary to fabricate lies if you're really concerned about politicians' lies. The truth is damning enough.

  7. lovemychris profile image80
    lovemychrisposted 4 years ago

    I was repeating what I heard. Did not bother to look it up...and I'm not a candidate for the office of president.

    His lies can damage the whole nation.

 
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