Gimme That Ol’ Time Religion

From The New York Times:

Mitt Romney will deliver a speech entitled “Faith in America,” addressing his Mormon religion, on Thursday at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library in College Station, Tex.

The George H. W. Bush Library? Hasn’t the old bastard caused us enough suffering already?

His campaign is describing the address as an opportunity for Mr. Romney to “share his views on religious liberty, the grand tradition religious tolerance has played in the progress of our nation and how the governor’s own faith would inform his presidency if he were elected.”

Religious tolerance? Hmmmm, I think I will ask all the Jews, Buddhists, Muslims, and atheists who are currently running for President about that.

Original DVD cover.

Mr. Romney personally made the decision to give the speech last week, feeling it was the right moment to do so, his advisers said.

He personally felt it was the right moment as soon as the results from the polls came in and all of his advisers said he should do it.

Suspicions about his Mormon beliefs, which many conservative Christians consider to be heretical, have dogged Mr. Romney’s candidacy since it began, with many polls showing large numbers of Americans would not vote for a Mormon presidential candidate.

Oh, ya wacky Christians! It’s not like ol’ Mittsie is gonna practice the kind of religious tolerance he is asking for! Cabinet positions in a Mittsie cabinet? Muslims need not apply! By the way, now that Marie Osmond’s gig on Dancing With the Stars is over–well, i am not supposed to tell, but can you say Secretary of State!!?

The timing of his decision cannot be ignored. It comes only a week after Mike Huckabee, a former Baptist pastor who a new Des Moines Register poll shows has now passed Mr. Romney for the lead among likely caucus-goers in Iowa, began airing a television ad that highlighted his identity as a “Christian leader.” Mr. Huckabee’s rise in the polls has been fueled by evangelical Christians.

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11 responses to “Gimme That Ol’ Time Religion

  1. nightowl724

    OMG! How I needed a laugh this morning and “Creep of Faith” did the trick! Terrific supporting role played by “Why Creed Collection.” Kudos!

    Marie Osmond? How about UN Ambassador ala Shirley Temple? I mean, I like her. She might be able to undo some of the damage to the US image caused by John Bolton’s appointment to Secretary General. You know, she could design a line of dolls from around the world to sell on QVC.

  2. nonnie9999

    stay tuned, nightowl,
    mittsie will be reappearing later on today in a brand new movie! ooh! 😮 is that the first time for coming attractions here at the raisin?
    if marie osmond was representing this country on any level, i will be forced to flee to canada! she has to be the most obnoxious woman to hit the airwaves. well, outside of the news/talking head business. if i never see her or one of her creepy brothers ever again, i will be a happy woman.

  3. TRM

    Oh nonnie you poor, poor misguided sillypants
    .
    I personally find any man made religion “suspect”, but I do not deny a supreme force in the Universe, apply whatever name you like here…_______

    “Religious tolerance? Hmmmm, I think I will ask all the Jews, Buddhists, Muslims, and atheists who are currently running for President about that.”

    Buddhist? We only have one and its Richard Gere, I didn’t know he was running for office…

    I am prepared for any blast I may take here, but who in the name of Allah would want a Muslim in our government?

  4. nonnie9999

    we have a muslim in our government, and his name is keith ellison. he is the representative from minnesota’s 5th, and he took office in 2006. so far, he has not strapped any bombs to his body.
    do i want radical muslims in government? hell, no. neither do i want radical christians, radical jews, or radicals from any other religion. i wish religion was left completely out of politics. i don’t ask my doctor what religion s/he is. i only want to know her/his qualifications and experience. nothing else matters when i am sick. the same thing goes for a country that is sick. we need the best and the brightest, not the most pious, which, in a lot of cases, translates into the most hypocritical.

  5. TRM

    stop making sense

  6. in2thefray

    For what it’s worth the head shots should be switched imo. Mitt is being forced to address the faith issue in no small part due to Huck’s strutting his “Christian credentials” and getting primary voters (who tend to be ultra partisan) all stupid. Does anyone remember how JFk had to profess he’d not take orders from the Vatican ? As for faith positions impacting the planet Prez. Mitt at worst would mean no coffee in the Oval office.

  7. nonnie9999

    hi in2thefray! 😀
    i think mittsie has to give his little speech, because all the candidates think that they have to brag about how pious they are. religion should not matter, but somewhere along the line, it became the only thing that seems to matter. mittsie came along, all holier than thou, but he wants it both ways. he is saying, you can trust me because i am a believer, but i won’t tell you what i believe in.
    personally, i don’t care if someone worships shoes. it the shoe worshiper is fabulously smart and has figured out what problems we have and how to solve them, then s/he can love loafers all s/he likes, and s/he would have my vote. i wish just one of the present candidates, when asked about religion, would answer that it is nobody’s damned business.

  8. nightowl724

    I intend to run for office on the Flying Spaghetti Monster ticket in 2010… Spaghetti for all! Damnation for the meatloaf-lovers of the world! I expect some stiff competition from the Shoe-Worshipers Party, though. I can handle it – they’re all loafers anyway…

    trm, do you actually KNOW any Muslims? How about Mormons? FSM followers? But, brownie points for your “sensible” comment to nonnie!

    in2thefray, after your comment,”As for faith positions impacting the planet Prez. Mitt at worst would mean no coffee in the Oval office,” I would like to refer you here: http://tinyurl.com/2elua8. Fantastic screen name, BTW!

  9. nonnie9999

    nightowl,
    that url doesn’t go anywhere.

  10. nightowl724

    What the????

    OK, I’ll try again:
    http://tinyurl.com/47x7n

  11. nightowl724

    PS THANKS, NONNIE!

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