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Curious Timing Of Mitt Romney’s Bash Of Trump

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Mitt Romney’s hate fest this morning bashing Trump got me thinking about why the GOP leadership asked him to do so very publicly.

It’s sickening and hilarious watching the absolute desperation that the leadership of the Republican Party is exhibiting this primary season.  The two top candidates running on their ticket are both “outsiders” and not under the direct control of the corrupt apparatus running the velvet coup in D.C.

While the leadership of the GOP has steadfastly REFUSED to attack Obama, his lawless and unconstitutional actions, the Democrats or their agenda – it’s been an amazing thing to watch all their efforts and rage being brought to bear upon fellow Republicans Trump and Cruz who are not on their leash that threaten their Fascist gravy train.

You certainly did not hear THIS kind of vitriol being leveled against Hillary over her e-mails, or Obama over the IRS scandal did you?

ALSO – ROMNEY NEVER –  EVER – TALKED ABOUT OBAMA OR ANY DEMOCRAT THE WAY HE BASHED TRUMP TODAY.  NEVER.  Not in 2012, and not since his failed run.

It’s become very clear to us ‘little people’ in flyover country that the Uniparty Establishment  despises us and that the GOP leadership looks at us plebes merely as tampons to use and discard once we get them into office.  That we will no longer bow down and take it up main street has earned us their hatred and contempt.

So the Oligarchy has decided to play hard ball with us “children throwing a temper tantrum”.

Which leads me to my question:  why foist the liberal establishment LOSER of the 2012 Presidential election, Mitt Romney into holding a PRESS CONFERENCE to bash Trump after he received Trump’s endorsement 4 years ago?

Does the Establishment really think having the poster-boy of the feckless GOP Ruling Class Leadership give Trump and all his millions of supporters the middle finger going to sway any of them over to supporting Rubio or Kasich?

NO.  They are setting the stage, greasing the skids for what they plan to do should Trump or Cruz “win” the nomination.  

Romney’s bash of Trump this morning is intended to do only one thing: place in the minds of the public, the EXCUSE the Ruling Class will use to either foist their own candidate upon the party at a contested GOP convention (which is why Rubio and Kasich are not going to get out of this race), or why they will throw their support behind Hillary Clinton.

It’s as simple as that.

As my readers know, I have my major issues with Trump – moreso the mentality of the people who see him or any politician as a political savior.

But what is become clear to me is that the Oligarchy in DC is telling us that we the little people will not be allowed to have OUR CHOICE for the White House in power.  They instead will force their candidate upon the people by any means they can conjure.

They are going to TELL US whom they will give us as a weak candidate to lose to Hillary so that the crowning of the next Marxist Dear Leader creates the illusion that our election system has any legitimacy.

And their corrupt Fascist gravy train and growth into a hard tyranny will continue unabated.

 

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Rant Of The Week

A Post Iowa Caucus in-your-face celebration

This was so good, it has to be shared.  H/T and kudos to Alan Levy and the Conservative patriots at FReepers!

Thanks for making my morning jovial!

HEY RINOs AND PAULTARDS! IN YOUR FACE, DORKS!

Alan Levy

 

I must say, the 2012 Iowa Caucus was magnificent.

ABSOLUTELY magnificent.

You see, the good guys won for a change.

Mitt Commie failed and Jew hater Ron Paul was delivered a staggering defeat.

Now, before we get started, let’s get a few things clear. Number one, I don’t shill for candidates. I have my favorite candidate and you have yours. In this column, I will never tell you who to vote for. I will always tell you who I think is pond scum (like Mitt Commie, like former Obama syocphant Jon Huntsman, and last, and certainly least, Stormfront candidate Ron Paul), but I will never tell you who to vote for. (You’re an adult, I trust you’ll act accordingly.) Number two, I am fully aware that the Iowa Caucus is not that big of a deal. There’s no need to remind me of that. (If you don’t believe me, ask President Huckabee.)

The failure of Mitt Commie was mind boggling. Here was a guy with a campaign budget that was bigger than the GDP of El Salvador, who had been campaigning since John McLame’s whimpering defeat in 2008, and had a cable news station (FNC, aka the Fox Neocon Channel) in the tank for him, and has a super PAC to do his hatchet work for him…….and yet……..he barely beat Rick Santorum by 8 votes. Yep, you read that right, 8 measly votes. (It should be noted, that until very recently, Rick Santorum’s campaign was being ignored by everyone not named Mark Levin and had 68 cents and pocket lint to its name.) Even uglier for Mitt Commie was the fact that he was unable to drive a wooden stake into the heart of nemesis Newt Gingrich’s campaign. Despite being carpet bombed by Romney’s PAC operatives and Establishment hacks, Gingrich placed a respectable fourth and lived to fight another day. In other words—Mitt Commie choked.

Meanwhile, in Red Skull Ron Paul’s Fourth Reich, the Paultards are tickled Code Pinko.(Either that, or they’re stoned out of their minds yet again.) They think their Fuhrer has won a great victory over the “neocon bankster Zionist war mongers” by placing third. In actuality, this is a resounding, Stalingrad-like defeat for Herr Doktor. See, Iowa laws allow anyone to change their party affiliation at the door of any caucus and vote. So in theory, every liberaltarian, every Green, every 9/11 Truther, every Neo-Nazi, every malcontent, and every so-called “independent” in the state of Iowa could have showed up and dragged the Surrender Monkey’s carcass across the finish line. But they didn’t. Despite the “money bombs”, the “spamming”, the “trolling”, making pests of themselves on talk radio shows, and other Brownshirt-like behavior, RuPaul (H/T: Mark Levin) and his flunkies have failed and failed big time. Third place in a contest whose rules favor you is a complete and utter joke, much like saying Herr Doktor is a Conservative.

Let me repeat: No, I’m not shilling for anyone (as of yet, I’m still undecided) and yes, I know Iowa’s not that big of a deal. However, a win’s a win and I’ll take ’em any way I can get ’em. If you don’t win, you can’t keep it classy and say things like this:

HEY RINOs AND PAULTARDS! IN YOUR FACE, DORKS!

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Christian Evangelicals Against Mitt

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I’m only posting this story because I’ve been witness to some pretty nasty and vile comments coming from Christians on Conservative Forums that seem to hate Mormons like Mitt Romney more than Secular Humanists and Socialists like Hillary and Obama that have done far more to harm their liberty to worship than Romney’s devotion to his faith.

I guess ever since the brouhaha of Mike Huckabee’s comments against Mormon doctrine, the arguments against Romeny’s qualifications to be president because of his denominational beliefs has come right to the fore as candidates and campaigns try to woo the Christian vote.

Understandably, the Christian Right feels as though it has been set adrift by the GOP over the push within the party to expell the Evangelical wing of the Christian Right from the party in favor of Big Government Liberal Compassionate Conservatism. What is interesting to me, that as the Democrat Left tries to create it’s own Christian Christian Socialist coalition, the opposite political spectrum of Bible-based Conservatives are rabidly embracing a Baptist preacher, who espouses the very Liberal Big Government Conservatism that set them adrift in the first place.

The difference?

Apparently preaching credentials, dropping the name of Jesus and that Huckabee is not a Mormon, who as some have said on forums and blog commentaries – are Satan’s false religion minions.

Not only do I find that harsh, but also more than a bit ridiculous.

Apparently in this day and age, merits and record are not the deciding factors in whether or not someone is fit for the presidential office. But whether or not they believe in Free Universal Healthcare as a Constitutional right, Global Warming and whether or not they believe in doctrines that some say are demonic.

Somehow, I don’t think anyone on the Democrat side is going to eat Obama alive because he was raised a Muslim and converted to Christianity as a young adult. Funny how the Stupid Party will toss their own to the dogs in order to vote for a preacher who is really Bill Clinton Light.

Evangelicals Against Mitt
By Carrie Sheffield

Mitt Romney is facing an unexpected challenge in Iowa from rival Mike Huckabee, who has enjoyed a groundswell of support from religious voters, particularly evangelical Christians wary of the clean-cut former Massachusetts governor because of his Mormon religion.

The common worry among evangelicals is that if Romney were to capture the White House, his presidency would give legitimacy to a religion they believe is a cult. Since the LDS church places heavy emphasis on proselytizing — there are 53,000 LDS missionaries worldwide — many mainstream Christians are afraid that Mormon recruiting efforts would increase and that LDS membership rolls would swell.

One such concerned evangelical, Tricia Erickson, was raised in the Mormon faith but left as an adult. She has attended the McLean Bible Church in northern Virginia. Erickson adamantly opposes the LDS church, which she considers a brainwashing cult. She has launched a media blitz designed to discredit Romney based on his religion.

In an interview, Erickson told me that Romney has “got the image. He’s a good business man. He has the coiffed hair with every hair in place. … He has a pretty, blonde Mormon wife; he has a chiseled face. He is very polished. He has that image which Mormons develop through the Mormon Church to present to the public to give credibility to the religion.”

Or take Bill Keller, evangelical host of the Florida-based “Live Prayer TV.” Last year he told his reported 2.4 million e-mail subscribers that a vote for Romney would mean a vote for Satan.

“The presidency is the most powerful position in the world,” Keller explained to me. “If Romney was elected president, it would give mainstream credibility and acceptance to the Mormon cult and lead millions of people into that cult.”

THE ONLY PROBLEM with those fears is that they don’t add up. Evangelicals may be surprised to learn that the growth of church membership in Massachusetts slowed substantially during Romney’s tenure as governor. In fact, one could make the absurdly simplistic argument that Romney was bad for Mormonism.

Consider: From 1997 to 2002, the six years prior to Romney’s governorship, LDS church membership in Massachusetts grew by a rate of nearly 40 percent. During the four years Romney was in office, membership growth slowed to a snail’s pace — a mere 1.7 percent, according to membership statistics kept by the church and published in the LDS Church Almanac. The national growth rate during that same period was about three times the Massachusetts number: 5.1 percent.

During the Romney years, the number of Mormon wards and branches, congregations that are created and dissolved based on geography and population, in the Bay State rose by one and fell by one, indicating that congregational growth was static. Nationwide, the number of congregations grew by 7.3 percent.

When I put these growth rates to both Erickson and Keller, they didn’t dispute the numbers. However, they argued that a Romney presidency would be something else entirely.

Erickson said the Massachusetts stagnancy can be attributed to the liberal nature of the state, where Christianity is declining. However, if Romney won the White House, she argued that Mormons would have an easier time winning converts in the more religious parts of the nation, particularly the South, where church attendance is high.

Keller believes the slowed Massachusetts growth rate is explained by the fact that Massachusetts is a stronghold for Catholics. He claimed these Catholics have grown less willing to listen to Mormon proselytizing but, like Erickson, he fears a Romney presidency will open the floodgates elsewhere.

SUPERFICIALLY, Erickson and Keller’s worries are not crazy. The LDS church has undergone phenomenal growth in the past.

David O. McKay was the ninth prophet and president of the Church, who served from 1951 to 1970. McKay implemented the “every member a missionary” program in 1961 in hopes of spreading the LDS Gospel worldwide, to great effect. Under his tenure, the number of LDS “stakes” — congregational units similar to a Catholic diocese — more than doubled, and total church membership well more than doubled.

Since McKay’s death, subsequent church prophets, apostles, and lay leaders have continued to stress missionary work, particularly singling out lay members of the church as not doing enough to advance the cause. During a 1999 address beamed from Salt Lake City to chapels throughout the world, the current Mormon prophet Gordon B. Hinckley urged members to double the number of people baptized into the Church each year, from 300,000 to 600,000.

However, since Hinckley issued his challenge, the number of church members serving full-time missions has actually decreased, thanks to stricter moral standards church leaders recently created for those seeking to serve missions. True, Church membership has increased, but not to the extent Hinckley had hoped for.

Since Hinckley took over in 1995, membership has grown by about 38 percent, from 9.3 million then to 12.8 million today. The rate is impressive when compared to other religious groups in the United States. However, it has slowed significantly when compared with earlier years of LDS growth. In some places, such as Massachusetts, it has essentially gone flat.

“I don’t know that [the slowed growth rate] has anything to do with [Romney] as much as the conversion rate in America is not moving at the same pace as it was 20 years ago,” said M. Russell Ballard, an LDS apostle who is one of the top-ranking leaders of the church.

Ballard explained that he thought that the problem was much larger: “In a lot of ways, America is drifting a little bit towards religious indifference, similar to what you see in many parts of Europe … [O]ur biggest challenge, to be candid with you, is apathy, is just plain indifference. … [People are] far more interested and worried about the NFL and the NBA than they are about God and their personal purpose in life.”

And while it’s true that many Mormons support Mitt Romney, his candidacy is essentially irrelevant to the larger Mormon project. When I asked one of Ballard’s colleagues, Apostle Quentin L. Cook, whether the church has noticed a Romney “bump,” he said he hasn’t noticed one, and that the question was not one that preoccupied him.

“The missionaries are fully engaged and they’re doing great work. We haven’t done a survey to find out whether there’s been an increase,” Cook said.

ONE WAY TO GAUGE what might happen under a President Romney would be to look at what happened during the period of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. Held in Salt Lake City, they were dubbed the “Mormon Olympics.”

During this period, majority-Mormon Utah garnered vast international attention as more than 8,700 members of the media converged in the Beehive State to cover the games. Despite a rocky, scandal-ridden start (which was cleaned up largely due to the efforts of one Mitt Romney, who was brought in as president and CEO of the Games), the Games finished with a budget surplus, no major security breaches, and warm feelings all around.

Leaders of the LDS church urged members to avoid overt proselytizing in connection with the Games. They did, however, welcome a vast influx of visitors to Temple Square, where the Mormon Tabernacle Choir sang, talented Brigham Young University dancers performed in its Conference Center, and leaders presented numerous religious and patriotic services.

Despite all the increased attention, worldwide the Church grew only slightly, and in fact in the year leading up to the games the total number of congregations fell. Overall, from 2000 to 2004, there was a 10.9 percent increase in memberships and a 3.6 percent increase in congregations.

These modest growth figures include children of LDS parents, who are traditionally baptized at age 8, as well as converts from other faiths. The numbers suggest that while the public has had increased exposure to Mormons and the Mormon faith, that doesn’t necessarily translate to a large spike in membership.

The LDS church is likely to continue its current modest-but-impressive growth whether or not Romney wins the White House. Perhaps the only real worry for evangelicals is that, if elected, the former Massachusetts governor will demonstrate to Americans that Mormons don’t have horns.

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