The Mainstream Christians of the GOP are Bigots!

( – promoted by Patrick)

Christians are intolerant and they would never consider voting for a Mormon because Christians are narrow-minded radicals and they are ruining the Republican Party with their hate.  Of course, that is not what Mitt Romney said yesterday, but it is not exactly what he didn’t say, either.

After a full day of reflection on Mitt’s speech I am beginning to think a whole lot less of him than I did before.  I once respected Mitt, but after yesterday’s speech he seems to be the kind of guy that yells “stop the race, because I am losing and I need to change the rules”.  What would we think of second-place Hillary Clinton if she made a speech about the contributions of women in America, stating that anyone who wouldn’t vote for her because she is a woman is intolerant?  Would we respect that?  Of course not and we would say she is playing the gender card.  But, it is okay to do it when the intended recipient of the slap-down is a Christian.  After all, they are bigots.

I believe that Mitt Romney may have cost the Republican Party the White House with this speech.  For so long the election cycle has been dominated by the Democrats and Hillary’s ability to suck the oxygen out of the room.  She seemed unbeatable.  But, just as the Republican Party was beginning to gather some media momentum and the party began to elevate a candidate that the reliable core Christian voters could support Mitt brings the race to a sudden stop, yelling “Foul”.  By doing so he has brought his own Mormon faith onto the stage for future public scrutiny and subtly labeled the mainstream Christian voters as bigots.  The Republican momentum has stopped and a new era in politics has begun.

Like it or not, Christian voters in the United States have had a strong political history.  They have been the backbone of the Republican Party with their strong conservative social values.  They are reliable, organized and powerful and were thoroughly instrumental in helping to elect Presidents such as Ronald Reagan.  Not only that, many Christian voters and activists pioneered the efforts to stop gay marriage by forcing ballot votes at the state level – something Mitt failed to do.  I guess Mitt forgot that.  I would further add that if they wish to vote for someone from a mainstream Christian denomination they have every right to do so – and Mitt Romney has no right to question their integrity or character for doing so.  I am going to venture a guess that Mitt Romney has supported Mormon politicians in the past, and not just because they were qualified, but because they were Mormon.  Is Mitt a bigot for doing so?

What Mitt Romney is too short-sighted to understand is that his little speech is going to have a ripple effect.  Already, I have heard commented on two different local talk-radio shows about how Mitt stepped up to the Christian bigotry that has terrorized the Republican Party.  I heard it from Mike Barnicle during this morning’s Imus Show and from Jay Severin last evening.  I guess I should have expected it from those two dimwitted clowns anyway.  Jay Severin acts like a giddy teenage school girl every time the name Mitt Romney is mentioned, and Mike Barnacle, need I remind you, was fired from the Boston Globe for making up false sh*t about poor people.  But trust that the anti-Christian media is going to pounce on this fast.  It played into their hands perfectly and the name calling has begun.  We are going to see a massive divide in the Republican Party because of it.  I guess Mitt Romney is up to his old tricks – do what’s best for Mitt and screw everyone else.  

What Mitt is also too short-sighted to see is that HE won’t be the recipient of any Huckabee fallout.  It doesn’t take a genius to know that if you call Christians “bigots”, albeit indirectly, they aren’t going to change their mind and support YOU.  I would guess that any fallout of Huckabee’s will go to Fred Thompson, Duncan Hunter or Tom Tancredo.  They will not throw their vote to the liberal Rudy or “Magic Underpants” Mitt.  Sorry Mitt.

What I would like to see is Mike Huckabee makes a speech of his own. (I know Mike is too much of a gentleman though) I would love to see Mike get up on a stage and tell everyone about Mitt’s religion and how voters should not consider that Mormons think Jesus’ half-brother is Lucifer while casting their vote.  Overlook that Mormons think the Garden of Eden was in Wisconsin or somewhere like that.  Pay no attention to the fact that the long history of Mormonism allowed and encouraged polygamy.  Just go to the polls and cast your vote for who you think shares your values.  If Mike doesn’t do it then the Democrats will.  Mitt would have to be pretty darned stupid to think he can drag the 800 pound gorilla named “Mormon religion” on stage and not have the Democrat candidate waiting with a banana.  Of course the Democrats have the news media do the dirty work for them.  I predict that by week end the newspapers and blogosphere will be full of stories about “what Mormons believe”.

So, what it all boils down to is that we had a candidate named Mike Huckabee, which the Christian voters liked and because of it Mitt Romney cried foul.  Now the media is going to scrutinize Mitt’s Mormon religion and tie the Republican Party to it for years to come, all while institutionalizing the divide that will arise between devout Christians and the secular conservatives of the GOP.

That WAS one hell of a speech.  Thanks for nothing Mitt.

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  • Knightbrigade

    But Huckabee over took Mitt before Mitt’s speech. Conservative Christians are starting to gel, and this will only help. Huckabee has drawn at the expense of Fred Thompson and surged in IOWA, will he keep them as the season goes along. The key is getting conservative Christians motivated, because if THEY vote WE Republicans WIN. If Christians stay home WE lose.  

    Everything will build from there…

    Besides MSM Caligula asshats against Christians? What else is new..

    Values and principles win over bad or NO values and principles most of the time.

    Well….in RED states at least….not in mASS for sure.

  • geo999

    …because she is a woman, that IS a bigoted reason.

    If someone won’t vote for Obama because he is black, that IS a bigoted reason.

    If someone won’t vote for Mitt Romney because he is Mormon, that IS a bigoted reason.

    Governor Huckabee dances on the edge of bigotry with his silent promotion of the ignorant perception of Mormonism as a “cult”.  

  • Rob “EaBo Clipper” Eno

    Donald Wildmon.  

    Donald Wildmon has the largest e-mail list of conservative christians and Catholics of any man in America and he is helping Huckabee.

    Wildmon helped Mel Gibson with his viral marketing and e-mail campaign for “The Passion”.  Wildmon is using that list to help Huckabee.  

  • Ken Pittman

    Personally I don’t find the whole Joseph Smith LDS testimony credible but that alone wouldn’t preclude this Roman Catholic from voting for Romney. Overall, my interactions with the Mormon community has been extremely positive. I find them to be virtuous and good neighbors. Christ said “A tree is known by its fruit”, and I’d say the fruits of the Mormon community overall has been that of patriotism and typically good samaritan in nature. My problem with Romney lies in his flip -flopping and his use of Massachusetts to get to this point. We were lied to as far as his desire to build the GOP in Massachusetts and I see no reason to trust him with the awesome responsibilities of the president. I don’t believe he would be a complete disaster but I think we can do better. Let’s face it, there is no Reagan in this election but Romney, while polished, is vulnerable and hides many of his thoughts on the issues.

  • Vote3rdpartynow

    Mitt is probably my number 2 guy.  I could never vote for Giuliani because of the slime factor.  But, Mitt made a big mistake bringing his Mormon faith onto the stage.  It is an open invitation to Democrats to ask questions that can only hurt Mitt – and by default the GOP.  It is also in the face of the Christian wing of the party that holds so much power.

    As an aside –

    I would be interested to know how “incestuous” the Mormon faith is.  I have heard many stories about how the Mormons stick with each other and support each other.  They go out of their way to do business with each other and hire each other’s family members in order to provide security to their faith and community.  I personally support such an endeavor, but would find it completely hypocritical if they did it while Mitt is standing on stage asking us to give his people a chance and not to overlook him because of his faith.  In other words – he wouldn’t do business with us, but we should do business with him.

    I can lend support to this argument by saying that I knew of other Mormons previously employed by Bain.  Certainly far more than is representative of the percent in population.

  • Vote3rdpartynow

    As a footnote to this story the recent, horrible church shootings that left many dead are being praised by commenters on the Democratic Underground website.  The comments apparantly include smiley-face lol icons just to hurt a bit more.

    Here is the story:

  • Knightbrigade

    I have some VERY choice comments for DU…but out of respect, I will spare RMG.