Sometimes I have to applaud the left for their sheer audacity. Do they ever actually read what they produce to understand how incredibly stupid they appear? No, “appear” isn’t the right word. They are stupid.
Jodi Kantor of the New York Slimes contributed a piece on May 19 that has had me chuckling for several days. Ms. Kantor decided that the 100 or so people who still read the Times should know what Mormonism is all about and how it shapes Mr. Romney’s business and political life.
Ms. Kantor writes
Now, as the presumptive Republican nominee for president, Mr. Romney speaks so sparingly about his faith — he and his aides frequently stipulate that he does not impose his beliefs on others — that its influence on him can be difficult to detect. (emphasis added)
Ms. Kantor further writes
As a young consultant who arrived at the office before anyone else, Mr. Romney was being “deseret,” a term from the Book of Mormon meaning industrious as a honeybee….
Oh, the horror, being industrious is just not to be tolerated from a potential President of the United States. Romney clearly missed the memo the Presidency is for endless rounds of golf, games of basketball, and turning the White House into a Frat House.
Mitt and Ann Romney’s marriage is strong because they believe they will live together in an eternal afterlife, relatives and friends say, which motivates them to iron out conflicts.
No, no, no, we can’t be having family values from a leader. That just muddles the whole plan to dismantle the family unit. What is wrong with those Mormons? How dare they work to resolve issues and put divorce lawyers out of business. How unthoughtful of them.
Mr. Romney’s penchant for rules mirrors that of his church, where he once excommunicated adulterers and sometimes discouraged mothers from working outside the home. He may have many reasons for abhorring debt, wanting to limit federal power, promoting self-reliance and stressing the unique destiny of the United States, but those are all traditionally Mormon traits as well.
Rules, rules, rules. Too many rules, man. Those Mormons just seem more heinous with every stroke of Ms. Kantor’s pen. Self-reliance, we can’t have self-reliance in America, that will just put all those government workers out of a job, then what? I suppose Romney and the Mormons will be expecting them to be self-reliant too.
He prays for divine guidance on business decisions and political races, say those who have joined him.
Well my heavens, what next? Praying for guidance? That’s just too much.
While Mr. Romney has expressed some views at odds with his church’s teachings — in Massachusetts, he supported measures related to alcohol and gambling, both frowned upon by the church
Okay, wasn’t the concern that his Mormon faith would hinder his ability to govern without imposing his moral views on his constituents? I’m just sayin’…..
other positions flow directly from his faith, including his objections to abortion and same-sex marriage
Considering that nearly every single state that had a ballot referendum to allow same-sex marriage overwhelmingly rejected it, it seems to me that Romney is in pretty good company. By the way, Ms. Kantor, it was the minorities in California that squelched the same-sex marriage proposition, not the Mormons.
The church, which often requests recipients of charity to perform some sort of labor in return, taught Mr. Romney to believe that “there’s a dignity in work and a dignity in helping those who are in need of help,” his eldest son, Tagg, said in an interview.
No WAY! Dignity? We can’t have people maintaining their dignity. What is this world coming to? Dignity. What next? American Exceptionalism?
Or take Mr. Romney’s frequent tributes to American exceptionalism. “I refuse to believe that America is just another place on the map with a flag,” he said in announcing his bid for the presidency last June. Every presidential candidate highlights patriotism, but Mr. Romney’s is backed by the Mormon belief that the United States was chosen by God to play a special role in history, its Constitution divinely inspired.
See, I told you, it was just a matter of time. Those Mormons are just beyond the pale. How could they belive that America is exceptional and the Constitution is divinely inspired? Why do they have to bring God into everything?
In Mr. Romney’s upbeat promises that he can rouse the economy from its long slump, fellow Mormons hear their faith’s emphasis on resilience and can-do optimism. He believes that people “can learn to be happy and prosperous,”
There he goes again thinking people can depend on themselves instead of depending on the government. He really is too much.
…Mr. Romney’s squeaky-clean persona — only recently did he stop using words like “golly” in public ….
Wow, he doesn’t spew obscenities. Dreadful, Mitt, that’s just dreadful. Get with it man.
He and others say that wholesomeness is deeply authentic to Mr. Romney, whose spiritual life revolves around personal rectitude.
Get out of town! Wholesome? Why wasn’t he smoking dope with Hawaiian kids looking for a brawl, or attending school sparingly, or hanging out with the Marxist professors? Being a degenerate is so much more hip, especially if you’re going to be preezy of the united steezy.
The article continues, drones is more like it, with Ms. Kantor trying to portray Mormons and Mormonism as some kind of what? What was the intent here? I read a story that portrays Romney as self-reliant, moral, wholesome, generous, devoted to his wife and his family, with a strong belief in his country’s greatness. It should come as no surprise that the left finds those traits repulsive. But this is what the left does, they preach tolerance to the rest of us, while failing to see that they are the most intolerant of all.
Of course, we should not be surprised that Ms. Kantor wrote the smashing success (#20,335 on Amazon) The Obamas. Meanwhile, I’ll wait for her expose’ on Black Liberation Theology as practiced by the Obamas and their pastor of 20 years, Jeremiah Wright.