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Mitt Romney: 'Burning the Quran is wrong'
Politico.com ^ | 09-08-10 | ANDY BARR

Posted on 09/08/2010 2:58:08 PM PDT by GOP_Lady

Presumed GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney came out Wednesday against the planned burning of the Quran by a Florida pastor, saying that doing so would endanger American troops.

“Burning the Quran is wrong on every level,” the former Massachusetts governor said in a statement to POLITICO. “It puts troops in danger, and it violates a founding principle of our republic.”

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0910/41895.html#ixzz0yyeKLaDE

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1 posted on 09/08/2010 2:58:11 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady

Yeah, I get it. If he doesn’t burn the Koran, the muslims will love us & bake cookies for the troops. Got it.

Being a general in today’s army, unfortunately, means being a bit of a politician.

They already are inflamed, Mitt. There’s not a damned thing we can do to make them stop trying to kill us.


2 posted on 09/08/2010 2:59:56 PM PDT by jazminerose
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To: GOP_Lady

Why, Mitt, why?

Because it’s too much like burning the BoM??


3 posted on 09/08/2010 3:00:09 PM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: GOP_Lady

Is shooting the enemy dead a better way, Mitty ?


4 posted on 09/08/2010 3:00:21 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: GOP_Lady

Romney/Palin 2012!


5 posted on 09/08/2010 3:00:25 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: GOP_Lady
LIBERTY is the fundamental principle of our republic Mit.

I think I'll burn a copy of the Doctrines and Covenants tonight just to make sure I'm still free to do that.

6 posted on 09/08/2010 3:00:36 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: GOP_Lady

Mitt’Windsock is soooooo brave!!!


7 posted on 09/08/2010 3:01:06 PM PDT by avacado
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To: GOP_Lady

I love my mommy.

Apple pie is yummy.

Socialized medicine is good for Massachusetts.

He sticks to the basics doesn’t he?


8 posted on 09/08/2010 3:01:28 PM PDT by November 2010
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To: GOP_Lady
This feller is a 'tard.

It does not violate a founding principle of our Republic.

The founding principle he is referring to is the prevention of government from getting involved in establishing a religion...or government preventing the exercise of a religion.

Of course, Romney is either too stupid or ignorant to know that...

9 posted on 09/08/2010 3:01:41 PM PDT by Mariner (USS Tarawa, VQ3, USS Benjamin Stoddert, NAVCAMS WestPac, 7th Fleet, Navcommsta Puget Sound)
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To: muawiyah

Beware the Danites don’tchaknow!


10 posted on 09/08/2010 3:03:00 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Mormons, believing they cannot be deceived; nye impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: GOP_Lady

11 posted on 09/08/2010 3:03:03 PM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (Nothing to see here. Move along.)
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To: All

See:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2585530/posts


12 posted on 09/08/2010 3:03:43 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady
sounds like this Florida pastor has other issues if he aligns himself with the likes of Phelps and his disrespect of US servicemen's funerals...

That being said.....Burn a Koran if you like....that is protected in the constitution....and Islam is a murder cult and should not be considered a religion.....Kitten Mittens needs to get out of the way and out of the party.

13 posted on 09/08/2010 3:04:04 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: MHGinTN
Every time you turn around it's the Mormons chasing the Church of the First Born, and that sort of thing.

Someday the Morrisites are going to win!

14 posted on 09/08/2010 3:04:32 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: GOP_Lady
Have your own opinion on koran burning. My opinion on Mitt--Voting for Mitt Romney is simply wrong. RINO alert!

RINOs ARE HOW DEMS GoT INTO CONTROL; YET RINOs DO NOT SEEM TO HAVE A CLUE THAT THEY OBSTRUCT conservatism or that conservatism is what this country wants and needs.

Conservatism is mainstream, as are Palin both Limbaughs, etc.

May these enablers be assigned a camel with fleas, and have useless fingers when they itch!

vaudine

15 posted on 09/08/2010 3:05:04 PM PDT by vaudine
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To: GOP_Lady

Hey Mitt, next time Muslims kill Christians we’ll be waiting for your public denouncement.


16 posted on 09/08/2010 3:05:28 PM PDT by freedomfiter2
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To: GOP_Lady

The Koran should be treated with the same respect as the Bible or a crucifix. [Insert appropriate slide of federally funded modern “art”.]


17 posted on 09/08/2010 3:06:19 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Mariner

I dont like book burning of any sort, even hard core porn. Never have, never will. Guess thats my liberterian streak.If that seems simplistic then you dont get it and so be it,


18 posted on 09/08/2010 3:08:27 PM PDT by mono
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To: Vaquero
Totally agree, this is more than just burning the devils handbook, it helps separate the wanna be Americans from the actual Americans.

2 birds w/1 burn!

19 posted on 09/08/2010 3:08:27 PM PDT by yesca ("..don't touch that)
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To: jazminerose

Burn all the damn cult books!! My God we are surrounded by surrender monkies!! Freaking cowards!!


20 posted on 09/08/2010 3:08:27 PM PDT by Lil Flower (The destruction of America: It's a "big f*ckin deal"~to me!)
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To: GOP_Lady

It won’t add extra motivation (hate) to Islamist recruiters or raise the numbers of recruits desiring to get involved in the violence. Both Democrats and Republicans are members of our supported class of lefties, who are perpetuating the current depression brought by political correctness.


21 posted on 09/08/2010 3:09:20 PM PDT by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt), NG, '89-' 96, Duncan Hunter or no-vote.)
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To: jazminerose; Jim Robinson; ConjunctionJunction; Al B.; SolidWood; Leisler; greyfoxx39; ...
Romney is soooooo Obama-like: ineligible, proTARP, proObamaCARE, proIslam.

"(The GroundZero Mosque) cleared its final hurdle ….
developers plan to build the $100 million center which will include a mosque.
Since its incipient stages in July 2009, when a Muslim-run real-estate development
company purchased the damaged, vacant building and land where the new center
will be built, the project has sparked controversy and debate.
.... the tattered building that was bought by the Muslim real estate company had
been owned by a subsidiary of Bain Capital, a company Romney founded in 1984.

So it’s OK if his company can profit off the sale of the land ."


22 posted on 09/08/2010 3:09:25 PM PDT by Diogenesis (“Freedom is the light of all sentient beings” - Optimus Prime)
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To: GOP_Lady

Ask much as I’d like to burn a pile of ‘em, I have to respect the wishes of the General overseeing our troops in a muslim nation.


24 posted on 09/08/2010 3:10:06 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: GOP_Lady
Simple answer: Tell everyone that you're going to give a performance art exhibit and burn the Qur’an as part of the event. Then the liberals will have to support it...

After all, what's the difference between burning the Qur’an as performance art and putting a crucifix in a jar of urine as art?

25 posted on 09/08/2010 3:10:28 PM PDT by RavenATB
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To: GOP_Lady
Simple answer: Tell everyone that you're going to give a performance art exhibit and burn the Qur’an as part of the event. Then the liberals will have to support it...

After all, what's the difference between burning the Qur’an as performance art and putting a crucifix in a jar of urine as art?

26 posted on 09/08/2010 3:10:39 PM PDT by RavenATB
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To: Diogenesis

Kumbyah


27 posted on 09/08/2010 3:10:45 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: GOP_Lady

If burning the flag and Bibles are okay — freedom of expression — if putting a cross in urine is okay — artistic expression — then what’s wrong with burning a Koran? Absolutely nothing.


28 posted on 09/08/2010 3:12:31 PM PDT by hershey
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To: Vaquero

A DISGUSTING post by you, Vaquero.


29 posted on 09/08/2010 3:12:43 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: Vaquero

Really disrespectful. Was this necessary? Can’t you oppose Romney without getting personal? I don’t support the guy—but come on. Even Mark Levin and other conservatives are opposing the burning of the Koran. Or is Gen. Patraeus only right when he agrees with our side?


30 posted on 09/08/2010 3:12:43 PM PDT by MissesBush (Stay angry--right through November)
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To: Lil Flower

And our troops are in danger because we have PC cowards at the top who have tied their hands behind their backs and told them to win medals by NOT killing the enemy!


31 posted on 09/08/2010 3:13:13 PM PDT by Lil Flower (The destruction of America: It's a "big f*ckin deal"~to me!)
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To: GOP_Lady

Wouldn’t the magic underpants protect the koran?

If they were wrapped around it really well?


32 posted on 09/08/2010 3:14:35 PM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo is very wily)
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To: GOP_Lady

Dear Mitt,

Go away.


33 posted on 09/08/2010 3:14:59 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (m)
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To: Mariner
" The founding principle he is referring to is the prevention of government from getting involved in establishing a religion...or government preventing the exercise of a religion. "

One thing that Obama violated was ? the separation of Church and State ( i.e. the separation of religion and state ) when he got himself and the US government involved in this issue of the IN YOUR FACE victory symbol to Islam being built at the World Trade Center.

Actually, the Separation of Church and State clause was meant that the Government can't get involved or interfere with a religion's business, a church's business, nor prohibit the free exercises there of.
It never stated, or was meant, that the citizens could not make a opposition to any religion or church, it meant that the government must stay out of it.
34 posted on 09/08/2010 3:15:05 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: humblegunner

You really think you’re funny, don’t you?

Get lost. Take your immature comments elsewhere.


35 posted on 09/08/2010 3:16:03 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady; Vaquero
A DISGUSTING post by you, Vaquero.

You think Mitt's underbritches are disgusting?

36 posted on 09/08/2010 3:16:11 PM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo is very wily)
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To: humblegunner

I said, “GET LOST,” child.


37 posted on 09/08/2010 3:17:37 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: humblegunner
You know, Romney abuses dogs like Moslems, too. Could be a pattern.

"But the details of the event are more than unseemly — they may, in fact, be illegal.
Massachusetts's animal cruelty laws specifically prohibit anyone
from carrying an animal "in or upon a vehicle, or otherwise, in an unnecessarily cruel
or inhuman manner or in a way and manner which might endanger the
animal carried thereon.
" An officer for the Massachusetts Society
for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals responded to a description of the situation
saying "it's definitely something I'd want to check out." The officer,
Nadia Branca, declined to give a definitive opinion on whether Romney broke the law
but did note that it's against state law to have a dog in an open bed of a pick-up truck,
and "if the dog was being carried in a way that endangers it, that would be illegal."


"Dog on Roof? What Was It Like for Romney's Pooch?
Scientists Say Dog Likely Experienced Wind-Whipped, Uncomfortable Trip
"Before beginning the drive, Mitt Romney put Seamus, the family's hulking Irish setter,
in a dog carrier and attached it to the station wagon's roof rack.
e'd built a windshield for the carrier, to make the ride more comfortable for the dog," read the article.
Jordan Kaplan, the owner of Petaholics, a dog walking service in New York City,
and a lifelong dog owner and dog lover, said Romney's actions were uncalled for.
....What Happens to a Dog on a Roof Traveling 50 MPH?"


"Romney's dog - This is a distinction Mitt Romney probably could do without, but he is surely
the first presidential candidate to be attacked for putting a dog with diarrhea
in a carrier and tying it to the top of a station wagon.
Romney's defense: Seamus liked it. "He scrambled up there every time we went on trips,"
the Republican said during a campaign stop in Pittsburgh. "He got in all by himself and enjoyed it."


"As the oldest son, Tagg Romney commandeered the way-back of the wagon,
keeping his eyes fixed out the rear window, where he glimpsed the first sign of trouble.
''Dad!'' he yelled. ''Gross!'' A brown liquid was dripping down the back window,
payback from an Irish setter who'd been riding on the roof in the wind for hours.
As the rest of the boys joined in the howls of disgust,
Romney coolly pulled off the highway and into a service station.
There, he borrowed a hose, washed down Seamus and the car,
then hopped back onto the highway."


"Story about dog on car roof comes back to bite Romney
Critics, jokesters make issue of tale
TIME.com's Swampland blog has been flooded with more than 200 comments
from readers complaining of animal cruelty"


Romney's bad behavior Exposed by Seamus

"Romney Loses Nomination Over Dog Abuse?
Romney was traveling that summer with his wife, five sons, and Seamus to his parent's cottage on Lake Huron.
But hours into the ride, Seamus apparently suffered diarrhea,
which ran down the back window of the car. Romney's sons, all under 13, howled in disgust.
Romney pulled off the road into a service station.
There, he borrowed a hose, washed down Seamus and the car, and they drove on to Ontario.
.....David Kravitz wrote on BlueMassGroup, a liberal blog.
"It also strikes me as classic Romney: it solves a problem efficiently,
in a business-like manner, and with no regard whatsoever
for the suffering that the solution may cause."

38 posted on 09/08/2010 3:17:37 PM PDT by Diogenesis (“Freedom is the light of all sentient beings” - Optimus Prime)
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To: pissant

No! No, no, no, no, no!


39 posted on 09/08/2010 3:17:43 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: GOP_Lady

Please don’t burn the Quran. Shredding or flushing are acceptable, however.


40 posted on 09/08/2010 3:17:52 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: GOP_Lady
"Burning the Koran is wrong..."

There could be a silver lining in all this...burning the Koran might show these knuckleheads naysayers just how "peaceful" a religion Islam is.

The downside would be more attacks...but sadly, that is often what it takes to wake up some people...

41 posted on 09/08/2010 3:18:13 PM PDT by Florida native
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To: Diogenesis

Get lost.

Off of my thread.


42 posted on 09/08/2010 3:18:30 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: pissant
"Romney/Palin 2012!"

Yep...little fitting irony and sarcasm there.

Palin:Koran Burning Is Insensitive, Unnecessary; Pastor Jones, Please Stand Down
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2585530/posts

But once in a while, one finds an apt description of the typical politician. IMO, we should make efforts to stop all unnecessary personal spending.


43 posted on 09/08/2010 3:18:49 PM PDT by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt), NG, '89-' 96, Duncan Hunter or no-vote.)
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To: GOP_Lady
Mitt Romney ? what are the terms of surrender to these Islamic radical Muslims ?

44 posted on 09/08/2010 3:19:07 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: TexasCajun

Like... if the books were not burned, turbanites will be really nice to the troops.
Burn the books and they will be really pissed and charge our machine gun nests?
Bring Patton on instead of RAT generals.


45 posted on 09/08/2010 3:20:11 PM PDT by Leo Carpathian (fffffFRrrreeeeepppeeee-ssed!)
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To: avacado

He just wanted to get some publicity.


46 posted on 09/08/2010 3:21:12 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: GOP_Lady

If burning a koran is bad, then building a Ground Zero victory mosque/terrorist shrine is at least 3,000 times worse.


47 posted on 09/08/2010 3:21:12 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: GOP_Lady

If we had burned a few copies of Mein Kampf, would the Nazis have become “inflamed”?


48 posted on 09/08/2010 3:22:09 PM PDT by jazminerose
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To: ViLaLuz

They are both insensitive.


49 posted on 09/08/2010 3:22:32 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady

Everybody has a breaking point:

http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/27450


50 posted on 09/08/2010 3:23:19 PM PDT by jazminerose
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