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Psssst, Romney Detractors…Part 2 – To the Anti-Mormons

This one continues to baffle me. Even in 2012, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS) are still seen as members of some mysterious cult. Really people? Even more disturbing are people who have ongoing relationships with a Mormon(s) and still object to Romney because of his faith.

So let’s expose Mormonism to those of you who are using some other excuse not to vote for Romney when we all know the real reason is prejudice against Mormons.

Naming the church after Jesus Christ. What kind of ruse is that? They end all prayers, “In the name of Thy Son, Jesus Christ, Amen.” When Mormon’s pray, and they pray a lot, they begin the prayer with “Dear Heavenly Father” and get this, they actually THANK God for all of their blessings before asking for anything. Wow, that’s seriously messed up. What other religion does that kind of thing?

Then there are The Articles of Faith, all thirteen of them. This includes:

  1. We believe in God, the Eternal Father, and in His Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost.

3.   We believe that through the Atonement of Christ, all mankind may be saved, by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the Gospel.

6.  We believe in the same organization that existed in the Primitive Church, namely, apostles, prophets, pastors, teachers, evangelists, and so forth.

11.  We claim the privilege of worshiping Almighty God according to the dictates of our own conscience, and allow all men the same privilege, let them worship how, where, or what they may.

13.  We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men; indeed, we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul-We believe all things, we hope all things, we have endured many things, and hope to be able to endure all things. If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things.

Well no wonder people are suspicious of Mormons. I mean, really, those Articles of Faith are really radical. But it gets even more radical. Case in point, what Mormons believe about Jesus:

“Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world and the Son of God. He is our Redeemer. The Holy Bible teaches us that Jesus Christ’s mother was Mary, His father on earth was Joseph, that He was born in Bethlehem and raised in Nazareth, and labored with Joseph as a carpenter. When he turned 30, He began a three-year ministry of teaching, blessing, and healing the people of the Holy Land. He also organized His Church and gave His apostles “power and authority” ( Luke 9:1 ) to assist in His work.”

“But what do we mean when we say He is the Savior of the world? The Redeemer? Each of these titles point to the truth that Jesus Christ is the only way by which we can return to live with our Heavenly Father. Jesus suffered and was crucified for the sins of the world, giving each of God’s children the gift of repentance and forgiveness. Only by His mercy and grace can anyone be saved. His subsequent resurrection prepared the way for every person to overcome physical death as well. These events are called the Atonement. In short, Jesus Christ saves us from sin and death. For that, he is very literally our Savior and Redeemer. In the future Jesus Christ will return to reign on earth in peace for a thousand years. Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and He will be our Lord forever.”

But what about Joseph Smith? What about him? Everyone makes a big deal about the fact that the Church was organized by Joseph Smith in Fayette, NY on April 6, 1830. So let’s talk about Martin Luther and the Lutherans. Does Marty get a pass because he started the Lutheran Church in 1521 instead of 1830? How about John Wesley and the Methodist Church? That was less than a hundred years prior to Joseph Smith’s founding of the Mormon Church. Or John Calvin and the Presbyterian Church in 1707.  I could go on, but I think I’ve made my point. No one thinks about how other religions started or who started them because they didn’t start in America.  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is uniquely American. Which could explain why Mormons believe that this is a chosen nation and that The Declaration of Independence and The Constitution are divinely inspired documents.  Oh, now that is too much – all that and they are incredibly patriotic too?

Yes indeed, those Mormons really bear watching. When someone believes in God, family, Country, service to others, fidelity, self-reliance, taking care of those in need, building churches only when they have saved the money to do so, etc. they really need close-scrutiny.  Oh, and one last thing – Mormons DO believe in the Bible and like most Baptists, use The King James Version for teaching and study.

So if you call yourself a Christian and can’t bring yourself to vote for a Mormon because you are grossly ignorant of the history or facts of the Church, then just remember that by default you are voting for a man who is Black Liberation Theologist at best, and sympathetic to Islam and Shariah Law at worst. If you are comfortable with that, then God help us all.

 
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Posted by on August 31, 2012 in politics

 

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Psssst, Romney Detractors…Part 1 – To the Ron Paul Supporters

I won’t rehash the recent events which took place at the RNC (Remember Maine 2012) and are alleged to have been mandated by Romney himself.  There is certainly plenty on the internet to make your own determination. Robert Long at the Bangor Daily News provides a good overview along with several good links providing additional detail. Another good timeline of the Maine Caucuses leading up to the Maine State Convention is provided by Wikipedia.

What these good citizens are choosing to ignore is that the Delegate challenges began in Maine, initiated by fellow Republicans Peter Cianchette and Jan Staples – not by Mitt Romney.  In the end, it was the Ron Paul Delegates who refused to compromise despite allegations that unqualified participants were allowed to cast votes at the Maine State Convention in May. Not a single article, blog, etc. has credibly tied the Maine Delegate mess directly to Mitt Romney. Not one.  What my research did find is that if there is a culprit, it is the Ron Paul supporters and their state convention coup in Maine. Nevada and Minnesota Delegates experienced similar issues with Paul supporters who decided to buck caucus wins by Romney and cast their votes for Ron Paul instead. Based on the results of the Nevada caucuses in February, Romney should have received 20 of the 28 votes, but nine Paul supporters slated to vote for Romney cast their vote for Paul instead. When you start looking at the cumulative, is it any wonder that the RNC tried to find a way to stop this convention nonsense in the future?

The Virginia Delegates were also in an uproar regarding their lost bus which they are convinced was also coordinated by Mitt Romney himself to prevent them from voting against the RNC rules change. Let’s not get side-tracked folks, buses get lost. I’ once coordinated buses for an event of about 2500 people – in Chicago. In a city the size of Tampa, it is not unusual that they would have to recruit drivers from outside the area to accommodate their needs. These drivers are subject to geographical issues just like any other out-of-towner.  Despite all of our best attempts, we had wayward buses at our event in Chicago. A central VA Tea Party group had a bus driver who took us on a two-hour trip out of DC last year because he didn’t take the exit that is less than a block from Union Station. On the day of the John Stewart Rally, yeah, that was fun. Americans For Prosperity planners failed to coordinate the buses at the recent Defending the Dream Summit in DC, resulting in hundreds of attendees waiting for well over an hour for their shuttles to Upper Senate Park only to arrive at Union Station and be told that we were being sent back because the event was over. And I was once on a corporate outing where our driver decided to bring us back to central Virginia from Hot Springs, VA by way of West Virginia. Buses get lost folks, it isn’t always about a conspiracy.

But this November is not just about Ron Paul; it isn’t just about Mitt Romney; it isn’t even about the RNC (Committee or Convention), or the Paul supporters, or lost buses. What it is about is our liberty. A Ron Paul supporter from Virginia asked me if I was willing to trade liberty for security. Seriously? This young father of three is actually considering staying at home or writing in Ron Paul in the November election because he feels that the Maine and Virginia delegations got a raw deal and it is all Romney’s fault when there is no evidence to support that claim.

So this person is willing to trade EVERYONE’s liberty just to make a point? Is acting like a petulant spoiled child a wise move when the stakes are this high? Like it or not, we have a two-paryy political system – even Ron Paul himself did not run as Ron Paul (L).  If you don’t like the process, work to change it for the elections in 2014 and 2016 and beyond. Obviously, we didn’t work hard enough to make the change this time around.  That can’t be blamed on Mitt Romney. We didn’t get here overnight, folks.

As a citizen of this great country, I resent the hell out of anyone who deems to sit on his or her sanctimonious high-horse and hand this election over to Barack Hussein Obama in the equivalent of an adult hissy fit. If the RonPaulians and the rest of the people who got their feelings hurt at the Convention (for whatever reason) are comfortable with that moral decision and the devastating consequences that are sure to follow, then God help us all.

 
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Posted by on August 31, 2012 in politics

 

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Voter Participation Center Partners with MoveOn.Org

The non partisan claims of Voter Participation Center continue to be eroded. Yesterday we showed that the entire board of Women’s Voices Women Vote, the associated political wing of VPC is packed with left wing political operatives.

In today’s Richmond Times Dispatch writer Mark Bowes reveals that volunteers from MoveOn.org have been doing follow up calls to recipients of Voter Participation Center’s voter registration forms.

The link between the VPC and MoveOn.org was discovered by Walter and Judy Hoye of Rockville, who were puzzled in June when they received a voter registration form in the mail for their 38-year-old daughter, a registered voter who lives 12 miles away in Henrico County and has never lived at their current address.

The mystery deepened when they received a phone call several weeks after receiving the partially filled-out form from the Voter Participation Center.

The caller, they eventually learned, was a volunteer with MoveOn.org.

Just as a tease, later today we will show the political donations of VPC’s Page Gardner. Let’s just say that you won’t be surprised.

 
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Posted by on July 28, 2012 in politics

 

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Is This Supposed to Hurt Mitt Romney?

It’s weird when you accidentally stumble onto things like this. Somebody sent me an email which I read on my IPhone that contained a reference to moveon.org

IPhone highlighted it as a link so I thought this was a link to a story he wanted me to see. Nope it’s just MoveOn’s lead story and the title read like a joke.

‘Two Lesbians Went In to Talk to Mitt Romney When He Was Governor and This is What He Said’

You know. Two lesbians walk into a bar…

But it wasn’t. It was a very angry same sex marriage activist.

Well. Watch for yourself.

I haven’t seen an angry woman like that since my last break up.

But again I ask, is this supposed to hurt Romney? To me I can see exactly why he couldn’t wait to get away from her. Who wouldn’t?

The only thing that could have made this video better is if at the end there was a VoiceOver saying; I’m Mitt Romney and I approve this message.

 
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Posted by on July 27, 2012 in politics

 

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Surprisingly, ‘Civic Groups’ Don’t Want An Investigation into Voter Participation Center

I’m shocked! Shocked!

A letter to Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and the State Board of Elections is objecting to any investigation into VPC.

“Should the State Board of Elections acquiesce to the Romney campaign’s attempt to intervene in lawful voter registration efforts, it would be in violation of its legal obligation to timely process voter registration applications and would cast a pall of confusion over new voters in Virginia,” says the letter.

The letter is signed by ProgressVA, SEIU Local 512, Virginia Organizing, NARAL Pro-Choice VA, the Virginia Chapter of the Sierra Club, The Martin Luther King Jr. Living History and Public Policy Center, Virginia New Majority, the Voice of Vietnamese Americans, and Tenants and Workers United.

I’ve got to say that the Richmond Times Dispatch is doing an outstanding job of following this story. Kudos to Wesley Hester and Mark Bowes.

 
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Posted by on July 27, 2012 in politics

 

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Jodi Kantor vets the Mormon Church

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.

 

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Romney was for earmarks before he was against them.

In the days leading up to the Missouri, Minnesota,and Colorado primary/caucus’, Mitt Romney sensed trouble brewing. As is their M.O., the Romney campaign launched an attack on Santorum on Monday for supporting congressionally directed spending projects, known as earmarks.

“Rick Santorum has been a champion of earmarks,” former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty said on a call organized by the Romney campaign, referring to Mr. Santorum’s 16-year stint in both in the House and Senate.

The problem is Governor Romney, already known as a flip-flopper on various issues, was for earmarks before he was against them. Romney repeatedly cites his rescue of the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic games as a qualification for the presidential nomination. What he fails to mention is that his recipe for Olympic success contained a then record level of federal earmarks. Romney worked with Utah’s congressional representatives, including moderate Senator Robert F. Bennett (ousted by Tea Party favorite Mike Lee in 2010), to secure huge earmarks for the 2002 games.

Senator John McCain, who is now endorsing Romney, was singing a different tune at that time.

“The American taxpayer is being shaken down to the tune of nearly a billion and a half dollars,” McCain said.

The Arizona Republican vowed to “do everything in my power” to delay or kill “this pork-barrel spending” and to end the “fiscal abuse” related to the Olympics. “This is preposterous and it must stop,” he said.

Given this his track record flip-flopping on issue after issue, and of lobbying for earmarks, the Romney campaign    would be well advised to steer clear of the earmark issue.

Watch Senator McCain rail on the Romney Olympic earmarks on 9/19/2000

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Posted by on February 8, 2012 in politics

 

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