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.
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.
Aw, c'mom', Evan - tell us how you REALLY feel about Mitt! lol
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.
I don't think it's fair to say that the Republicans started character assassinations to win elections.
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.
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...
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.
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...
When the R's start doing it...let me know.
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.
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!
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!
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.
In fairness to the Republicans, character assassination in politics was running strong in Ancient Greece.
It is often easier than arguing the merits!
What do we care! Don't you think that there are more important topics at the moment!
Hopefully, you'll be as concerned about the truth as Romney keeps telling lies!
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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