Gay couples raising kids “the American way” according to Mitt. Hmm...Interested in your take
I'm just a Mormon hater. Just because he speaks out of both sides of his mouth doesn't mean he's by far the best candidate we have and the fact that he's Mormon makes me so mad. < :rimshot: >
But seriously, look at the Mormon responses on this thread. I see the same kind of cognitive dissonance here that I see in Rommey, and which I sometimes observe in Mormons when they are confronted with some bizarre theological belief or immoral or unethical practice of Mormon history that's been altered or repudiated by subsequent Mormon leaders. The contradictions, moral or otherwise, just don't seem to register, or maybe it's just that their familial and religious connections are more important to them than the contradictions.
Rommey's politically opportune 'conversion' to a belief in the Right to Life because of stem cells is an example of this sort of flip-flopping, and was the first alarm bell to me. His account of it is strange, and it is unconvincing. How could a man of his age and experience could be that ignorant about such a prominent Constitutional issue as the Right to Life? How could he be that ignorant of basic biological facts? I don't think he was, but if he was, he is certainly not qualified in my mind to hold a position of power in government. And if he was not ignorant of the facts and did what he did for political expediency it's even worse.
Here he states his position and then equivocates with the exact opposite. He doesn't have the guts to just say the correct thing and just leave it at that because it might be construed as "mean" by the lesbian. I guess Mormons are supposed to be 'nice'. I think the Mormons here are willing to overlook the blatant contradiction in the two sentences because he's a Mormon, in the same way they are willing to overlook, for example, the vile sexual practices of Joseph Smith in 'marrying' other men's wives, etc. because of his Mormonism. I don't see any other explanation for it.
When a politician does things like this enough times it indicates to me, and I think to many other conservatives, that he is not really principled. He will apparently do and say whatever he thinks he needs to do and say to get elected, regardless of principle. For my part, I don't like Presidents who do that. I don't care how nice they are. They can do a lot of damage.
Many Mormons are probably going to vote for him because he's a Mormon, regardless of the alarm bells and the contradictions. They probably feel that he will best respresent their interests. That's fine, but imo that support is just not going to be enough to get him nominated or elected. He's just not as slick as Kwrinton was.
Just my two cents
it IS the AW these days, so that part is true.
The trouble is the 'fine' part!