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By David Edwards
Monday, March 26, 2012 13:34 EDT
Mitt Romney’s second cousin, Park Romney, once was once a Mormon high priest, but he is now denouncing the religion as a cult.
Park told BBC recently that he left the church because “I became convinced that it’s a fraud.”
“There’s compelling evidence that the Mormon Church leaders knowingly and wilfully misrepresent the historical truth of their origins and of the church for the purpose of deceiving their members into a state of mind that renders them exploitable,” he explained.
Park points to one of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint’s foundational documents, the Book of Abraham, which church founder Joseph Smith claimed to have translated from an Egyptian scroll.
After examining the translation, British Assyriologist Dr. Archibald Henry Sayce determined that it was “difficult to deal with Joseph Smith’s impudent fraud.”
“His facsimile from the Book of Abraham No. 2 is an ordinary hypocephalus, but the hieroglyphics upon it have been copied to ignorantly that hardly one of them is correct,” Sayce wrote.
London University’s Dr. W. M. Flinders Petrie also agreed (PDF) “that there is not one single word that is true in these explanations.”
But Harvard Kennedy School Prof. Robert Putnam told BBC that the former Massachusetts governor’s religion is not often questioned in the U.S. because Americans value freedom of religion.
“It’s not something you’re supposed to talk about,” Putnam said. “Whenever the issue of Romney’s Mormonism has come to the surface, there’s been lots of condemnation across the political spectrum for raising the issue of his religion.”
“I’m not saying it’s not relevant, but it’s not talked about in polite company.”
For his part, Park claimed that the church encouraged his family to “shun” him after he began to question their tenets.
“I am alienated from my family,” Romney’s second cousin remarked. “Their doctrine, their protocol and their culture as enforced by bishops encourages the families to disassociate themselves from the apostate.”
Mormon Church elder Jeffrey Holland insisted that the church had no policy of shunning.
“We don’t use that word and we don’t know that practice,” he said. “If that is what they believe, it’s probably a good thing they leave, because we’re not a cult.”
“[I]f people want to call us a cult, you can call us a cult,” Holland added. “But we are 14 million and growing.”
Watch this video from Park Romney, uploaded to YouTube June 19, 2011.
"Wow!!! I bet Mitt never wanted you folks to see this one!!!" =)By David Edwards Monday, March 26, 2012 13:34 EDT Mitt Romney’s second... more
Every Time Michele Bachmann Opens Her Mouth, She Reminds People That Romney Designed The ACA MandateBy Susie Madrak
Michele Bachmann was a guest on This Week with George Stephanopoulos, and she spends some time trying to sound like a legal expert. She tries to gin up some Republican talking points about the allegedly unconstitutional mandate of the Affordable Care Act.
Keep it up, Michele. Every time you open your mouth, we get to remind people that Mitt Romney was the real author of Obamacare, and this plan was designed by the right wing Heritage Foundation:
'D'OH!!!!' Please click on Link or posted photo to view... =)By Susie Madrak Michele Bachmann was a guest on This Week with George... more
In a new ad, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker misleads the public about not only his assault on the working families of his state, but about his record on jobs. Walker's record has him in the middle of a massive recall effort that gathered significantly more signatures than needed from Wisconsinites fed up with his right-wing agenda. He said that his administration made "hard choices," without saying that one of those hard choices was his collective bargaining assault. And text on the screen says that he saved union jobs. He also leaves out the fact that his administration has the country's worst record on jobs since he came to office.
And even though he has unions that are willing to negotiate with him on his own terms, he's refused to work with them.
"Sad way to end your Last Days in Office Sh*t Head!!! No one cares or wants to hear your Foolishness any longer... Best Wishes Douche Bag!!!" =)In a new ad, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker misleads the public about not only his... more
Take care your Tweets . . .
Past is prologue . . . again?
Santorum: " ... you win by giving people a choice, you win by giving people the opportunity to see a different vision for our country, not someone who’s just going to be a little different than the person in there, if they’re going to be a little different, we might as well stay with what we have instead of taking a risk of what may be the Etch A Sketch candidate for the future.”
"Nice one Rick, making politics just what it is: B Rated entertainment, including the Props!!!! Wooo Hooooo Rock on Ricky!!!!" =) =) =)Santorum: " ... you win by giving people a choice, you win by giving people the... more
By Eric W. Dolan
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 19:05 EDT
Former Sen. Arlen Specter, a Republican who turned Democrat in 2009, said Wednesday that “cannibals” were devouring lawmakers who did not maintain ideological purity.
“Like cannibals eating their own, that’s what’s happening in Washington,” he said on CBS News. “You had a senator like Bob Bennett, with a 93 percent conservative rating, he cast one vote to support the bail out of the auto industry and he got dumped by the Republican Party.”
Specter said the same thing happened on the Democratic side with now Independent Sen. Joe Liebermann.
“The cannibals have taken over and it has produced a gridlocked Senate and a dysfunctional government,” he added.
Specter said politicians no longer care about governing. Instead, they only care about was winning elections.
He claimed even the Supreme Court had become ideological, citing their controversial 2010 ruling in Citizens United.
Watch video, courtesy of CBS News...
"I agree, these folks need to be doing their Damned jobs and serving the American People as they were elected to do, Thanks Arlen Specter!!!!"By Eric W. Dolan Wednesday, March 21, 2012 19:05 EDT Former Sen. Arlen Specter, a... more
By Eric W. Dolan
Monday, March 19, 2012 22:12 EDT
Mahlon Mitchell, president of the Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin, said Monday that he was running against Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch because he was tired of “sitting on the sidelines.”
“I didn’t move to the city of Madison to become a politician,” he told MSNBC host Ed Schultz. “I moved here to become a fire fighter. I didn’t see myself sitting here in front of you talking about possibly running for lieutenant governor of the state of Wisconsin… But to sit back on the sidelines and see what is happening and not be involved, that is not what we do as fire fighters and that’s not what we do as first responders.”
“We are responding to an emergency now,” Mitchell added.
Republican Party of Wisconsin Communications Director Ben Sparks responded to the announcement by calling Mitchell a “hand-picked union candidate.”
Private investigator Ira Robins is also running as lieutenant governor for the Democratic Party’s nomination, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Watch video, courtesy of MSNBC...
"It's about time regular working folks step in to do what the Politicians will Not!!! The Best of Luck to you Mr. Mitchell!!!" =)By Eric W. Dolan Monday, March 19, 2012 22:12 EDT Mahlon Mitchell, president of... more
Mitt Romney found himself in hot water over his opposition to expanding women’s access to contraception, less than a week after suggesting that he would “get rid of” Planned Parenthood, among other programs, to reduce the deficit. During a town hall in Illinois Monday evening, the former Massachusetts governor told a voter to “vote for the other guy” if she wanted access to “free birth control” and said that the federal government should not subsidize women’s health care through Planned Parenthood:
Q: I’m just wondering where you would suggest that the millions of women who receive their health services, such as mammograms, and HPV vaccines go?
ROMNEY: Well, they could go wherever they’d like to go — this is a free society. But here is what I say, which is the federal government should not tax these people to pay for Planned Parenthood. There are a lot of things that we have in our society that we may like, that we might not like, but that government should not be paying for.
Despite expanding health care to women as governor of Massachusetts — and even attending a Planned Parenthood fundraiser in 1994 as a Senate candidate — Romney has come out against helping women find affordable reproductive health services since announcing his presidential candidacy.
Beyond simply threatening Planned Parenthood, which provides necessary health care for millions of women, Romney has also called for cutting funds for Title X — the only federal program devoted to family planning — from the federal budget. He endorsed the so-called Blunt amendment to allow any employer to drop health insurance coverage for contraception and other health services on moral grounds, and spoke out against requiring employers and insurers to provide birth control coverage in their health care plans at no additional cost. Given that track record, many women and health advocates may indeed be inclined to “vote for the other guy.”
http://thinkprogress.org/health/2012/03/20/447919/romney-vote-for-other-guy-contraception/Mitt Romney found himself in hot water over his opposition to expanding women’s... more
By Eric W. Dolan
Monday, March 19, 2012 18:52 EDT
Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum said in Illinois on Monday that he was not concerned about the unemployment rate because it wasn’t the government’s duty to create jobs.
“We need a candidate who’s going to be a fighter for freedom,” he said during a campaign speech, “who is going to get up and make that the central theme in this race because it is the central theme in this race.”
“I don’t care what the unemployment rate’s going to be,” he continued. “Doesn’t matter to me. My campaign doesn’t hinge on unemployment rates and growth rates. It’s something more foundational that’s going on. We have one nominee who says he wants to run the economy. What kind of conservative says that the president runs the economy? What conservative says I’m the guy, because of my economic experience, that can create jobs?”
“I don’t know. We conservatives generally think that government doesn’t create jobs. That what government does is create an atmosphere for jobs to be created in the private sector.”
Santorum continued to attack Mitt Romney in his speech, saying Romney’s health care plan in Massachusetts was the basis of “Obamacare.”
“Why would the Republican Party nominate someone who can’t talk about this issue?”
Watch video, courtesy of CNN...
"All we care about is that your Happy Ass will NEVER be POTUS!!!"By Eric W. Dolan Monday, March 19, 2012 18:52 EDT Republican presidential... more
By David Edwards
Monday, March 19, 2012 14:59 EDT
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says he can’t understand why so many young people vote Democratic.
During a speech on economic freedom at the University of Chicago on Monday, the candidate was asked to address crippling student loans and the high unemployment rate for younger Americans.
“I joke and I don’t mean to be flip with this because I actually see truth in it,” Romney explained. “I don’t see how a young American can vote for a Democrat.”
“I apologize for being so offensive in saying that, but I catch your attention,” he continued. “But I mean that in the humor there’s some truth there. And I say that for this reason: That party is focused on providing more and more benefits to my generation and amounting trillion-dollar annual deficits my generation will never pay for.”
“These debts are not frightening to people my age because we’ll be gone. They ought to be frightening to death to people your age who are concerned about your future, wonder what your tax rates are going to be. And by the way, wonder whether Social Security and Medicare will be there for you.”
The former Massachusetts governor added that young people should support Republicans in order to “preserve this extraordinary unique nation in the history of the Earth.”
“You know, sometimes I shake my head,” he said. “We’re not doing as good a job as I want to do connecting with young people across the country. You guys ought to be out working like crazy for me and for people like me, conservatives who want to keep the cost of government down and give you a brighter future.”
BuzzFeed’s Zeke Miller noted that Romney first used the line during his victory speech after the Puerto Rico primary: “I don’t see how anyone who is a young person could vote for a Democrat, I’m going to be honest with you.”
Earlier this month, The New York Times observed that among Republican primary voters ages 17-29 in Mississippi, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum led Romney 45 percent to 24 percent.
Watch this video from CNN, uploaded March 19, 2012.
"First you Bozos wanna mess with the women and now the youngsters, kinda losing votes by the Day wouldn't you say???" =)By David Edwards Monday, March 19, 2012 14:59 EDT Republican presidential... more
After Backing Anti-Birth Control Blunt Amendment-McCain Now Says GOP Needs To ‘Get Off’ War On WomenSource: Think Progress
After Backing Anti-Birth Control Blunt Amendment, McCain Now Says GOP Needs To ‘Get Off’ War On Women
GREGORY: Are you concerned at all to see the focus, with certain elements of the Republican Party, on social issues? In your own state of Arizona, there’s this contraception bill that even the governor has said would put women in the uncomfortable position where they had to say to their employers why they wanted contraception, and why it should be covered — is that a bad road?
McCAIN: I am confident that that legislation will not reach the governor’s desk and if it did it would be vetoed. . . . It certainly does not reflect, in my view, the majority view of the people of Arizona.
GREGORY: Do you think that there is something of a war on women among Republicans?
McCAIN: I think we have to fix that. I think that there is a perception out there because of how this whole contraception issue played out — ah, we need to get off of that issue, in my view. I think we ought to respect the right of women to make choices in their lives and make that clear, and get back onto what the American people really care about.
"Sometimes this Old Fart actually makes sense!!!" =)Source: Think Progress After Backing Anti-Birth Control Blunt Amendment, McCain Now... more
By David Edwards
Sunday, March 18, 2012 10:52 EDT
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Sunday said that there was “no question” President Barack Obama had a plan to raise gas prices when he took office.
“When he ran for office, he said he wanted to see gas prices go up,” the candidate told Fox News host Bret Baier. “He said that energy prices would skyrocket under his views. And he selected three people to help him implement that program: the Secretary of Energy, the Secretary of the Interior, and the EPA administrator.”
The former Massachusetts governor added that Obama needed to fire the “gas-hike trio” because he had “suffered an election-year conversion.”
“Time for them to go probably hand in their resignations if he is really serious about that, and start drilling for energy here, whether that’s our oil, our natural gas, take advantage of our coal resources for power generation,” he said.
“These gasoline prices are hurting American families. And that pain and the result of the president’s policies to turn down the Keystone pipeline from Canada, and at the same time, put $500 million into Solyndra. These policies are not working. His policies are hurting the American people. And they want to have someone who will finally take advantage of our energy resources and I will.”
During a speech at Prince George’s Community College in Largo, Maryland last week, the president said that the U.S. should pursue an “all-of-the-above strategy” for developing new energy sources, including renewable energies like solar, wind and biofuels.
“Here’s the sad thing,” Obama explained to the friendly crowd. “Lately we’ve heard a lot of professional politicians — a lot of the folks who are running for a certain office, who shall go unnamed — they’ve been talking down new sources of energy. They dismiss wind power. They dismiss solar power. They make jokes about biofuels. They were against raising fuel standards. I guess they like gas guzzlers. They think that’s good for our future.”
“We’ve heard this kind of thinking before,” he added. “If some of these folks were around when Columbus set sail — they must have been founding members of the Flat-Earth Society. They would not have believed that the world was round.”
At a recent event in northeastern Ohio, Romney dismissed renewable energy, declaring that “you can’t drive a car with a windmill on it.”
Obama’s campaign has accused Romney of raising taxes on gasoline by 2.5 cents per gallon while serving as governor of Massachusetts.
Watch this video from Fox’s Fox News Sunday, uploaded March 18, 2012.
"I find it odd how gas prices here in Colorado have gone up 70 cents over the last two months with all the talk of war with Iran, even more odd how Mitt seems to be reaching out to the Women who may have changed their minds about voting republican???"By David Edwards Sunday, March 18, 2012 10:52 EDT Republican presidential... more
A "fiery speech illustrating the truth on yet another Republican initiative to limit people's right to vote," re SB 386, from the Wisconsin Assembly floor:
"Wow!!! Oustanding!!!" =)A "fiery speech illustrating the truth on yet another Republican initiative to... more
In 2008, when John Sheirer heard Sarah Palin talking about “real America,” his well-developed “B.S.-detector” sounded the alarm. Sheirer grew up in what Palin would call “real America,” but the values he learned were far from Palin’s right-wing extremism. Sheirer’s upbringing taught him that America is a connected community, not a set of isolated individuals who can disregard or demean the lives of others. In short, Sheirer’s upbringing helped make him a liberal.
http://veracitystew.com/?p=32256In 2008, when John Sheirer heard Sarah Palin talking about “real America,”... more
By Eric W. Dolan
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 16:36 EDT
Conservative author Ann Coulter on Monday night lamented that “charlatans” like Sarah Palin managed to remain prominent voices within the conservative movement, according to The Shark Tank.
At a Lincoln Day Dinner event in Florida, she was asked about the possibility of a brokered Republican convention.
“One of the ones promoting that is Sarah Palin, who has suggested herself as the choice,” Coulter replied. “I think as long as it’s between us girls, I’ve been observing something about her. I don’t think it’s likely to happen. I don’t know what these people are cheering for.”
Palin told CNN she was open to running for president if Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney can’t obtain enough delegates to get the nomination.
Many had believed that Palin’s “One Nation” bus tour was a precursor to a her White House bid. But Palin never made it to her scheduled stops in the key primary states of Iowa and New Hampshire, returning to her home in Alaska half-way through the high-profile tour. In October 2011, Palin announced she would not run for president.
“And just a more corporate problem is I think our party and particularly our movement, the conservative movement, does have more of a problem with con men and charlatans than the Democratic Party,” Coulter continued. “I mean, the incentives seem to be set up to allow people, as long as you have a band of a few million fanatical followers, you can make money. The Democrats have managed to figure out how not to do that.”
“Dennis Kucinich, he’s a nut, he has fanatical followers, [but] he doesn’t gets a show on MSNBC. He doesn’t get any kind of gig on MSNBC. He’s road kill. Howard Dean doesn’t get a show. Howard Dean was fairly respectable for a Democrat. No, you embarrass us and drag this thing out, and you are finished in the Democratic Party.”
She noted that Republicans had been asked to sign a number of controversial pledges, such as Grover Norquist’s anti-tax pledge and The Family Leader’s marriage pledge. But the only pledge, Coulter joked, that she would support was one that said: “If I lose the nomination, I pledge I will not take a gig with Fox News or write a book.”
Watch video, uploaded to YouTube on March 14, 2012...
"Holy Makerel!!!" =)By Eric W. Dolan Wednesday, March 14, 2012 16:36 EDT Conservative author Ann... more
Excellent. Every women should think twice before she elects a republican.
"I wonder if he still feels this way???"Excellent. Every women should think twice before she elects a republican.... more
By Eric W. Dolan
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 19:43 EDT
CNN commentator Jack Cafferty railed against the United States’ ongoing involvement in Afghanistan following the alleged murder of 16 Afghan civilians by a rogue U.S. soldier.
“How much is enough?” he said Tuesday. “The United States has been in Afghanistan for more than ten years. And President Obama insists we will remain in Afghanistan until the end of 2014. Why? What will be accomplished by staying in that godforsaken hellhole for another 20 months that hasn’t been accomplished in 10 and a half years?”
He noted that recent events, including the burning of Qurans and desecration of Taliban corpses, had inflamed hatred against Americans in Afghanistan.
“Yet the Obama White House is out with a statement insisting that none of this will deter us from our mission, which is what exactly?” Cafferty continued. “I have no idea what the hell we’re doing there anymore. Isn’t Osama bin Laden dead?”
He cynically predicted Obama would only hasten withdrawal from Afghanistan if he thought staying there would imperil his re-election campaign.
“Why don’t the American people have anything to say about what we’re doing?” Cafferty added. “We have no voice in any of this stuff any more. They go into Iraq, they go into Afghanistan, they might go into Iran. We got nothing. We’re just kept in the dark and the government does whatever the hell it feels like doing, or preferably what it is being told to do by the people who pay the politicians’ bills. Remember that warning from Dwight Eisenhower about the military-industrial complex? It’s got this country by the throat.”
Watch video, uploaded to YouTube on March 13, 2012, below:
"Break it Down Mr. Cafferty!!!!!" Many of us Feel the Same!!!! =))=By Eric W. Dolan Tuesday, March 13, 2012 19:43 EDT CNN commentator Jack Cafferty... more