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Montana Gov: Romney’s father ‘born into polygamy commune in Mexico’
The Daily Caller ^ | April 20, 2012 | Will Rahn

Posted on 04/20/2012 10:15:06 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer, a moderate Democrat, says that likely Republican nominee Mitt Romney may have trouble in the general election because his father was “born on a polygamy commune in Mexico,” the Daily Beast reports.

Schweitzer told the news site that it would be a “tall order to position Hispanics to vote for” Romney, which he said was “kinda ironic” considering “his family came from a polygamy commune in Mexico.” However, Schweitzer continued, Romney is unlikely to “talk about his family coming from a polygamy commune in Mexico” because women are “not great fans of polygamy, 86 percent were not great fans of polygamy.”

“I am not alleging by any stretch that Romney is a polygamist and approves of [the] polygamy lifestyle, but his father was born into [a] polygamy commune in Mexico,” he continued.

Romney’s father, the late George Romney, was born in Mexico at a settlement founded by Mormons who had fled the United States’ anti-polygamy laws. He went on to become the CEO of the American Motor Company, a popular Governor of Michigan and the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under President Richard Nixon.

George Romney’s parents were in a monogamous marriage and moved back to the United States when he was still a child. The Romney campaign did not comment on Schweitzer’s remarks, which were promptly condemned by President Obama’s re-election team.

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1 posted on 04/20/2012 10:15:13 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Big deal.


2 posted on 04/20/2012 10:17:22 AM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Are you starting to get a handle on the antipathy between Perry and Romney yet?


3 posted on 04/20/2012 10:17:59 AM PDT by ngat
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hey Schweitzer.......are you aware who POTUS is (at least who he says he is)? Someone needs to send this doofus the Obama book.


4 posted on 04/20/2012 10:18:47 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I yearn for the days when the Rocky Mountain West was not infested with liberals.


5 posted on 04/20/2012 10:18:47 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Gov. Brian Schweitzer you should be more concerned about where Obama was born.
6 posted on 04/20/2012 10:19:00 AM PDT by hflynn
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To: Free ThinkerNY

they really don’t want to go down the daddy road. BHO sr wrote some pretty extreme stuff during his academic “career”.

not to mention he was something of a predator on american college campuses.

and daddy #2 ate lassie.

the democrats just aren’t thinking things through these days.


7 posted on 04/20/2012 10:19:41 AM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
But we should not mention Baracka's father was a drunken bigamist who hated whites and deserted his family.
8 posted on 04/20/2012 10:19:51 AM PDT by Michael.SF. (When you hear hooves, think horses, not zebras.)
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To: ngat

What does Perry have to do with this?


9 posted on 04/20/2012 10:21:30 AM PDT by Michael.SF. (When you hear hooves, think horses, not zebras.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Wow, this is even worse then cupcakegate!


10 posted on 04/20/2012 10:24:44 AM PDT by JoSixChip (We had an opportunity to get Newt, but you blew it and now we get mitt.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Polygamy was the norm in Kenya also. Where’s the story?


11 posted on 04/20/2012 10:30:22 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obamas dad had a spear,,, and ran away in a panic when there was an eclipse.


12 posted on 04/20/2012 10:31:39 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for officeoffI)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I think we’ve seen that it does not matter where your dad was born if you want to run for office.


13 posted on 04/20/2012 10:32:31 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer, a moderate Democrat...

Uh oh, everybody! It's the "moderate" Democrats that are saying this. We're in big trouble!

14 posted on 04/20/2012 10:32:46 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: Free ThinkerNY

And Obamas other dad was a dog eating Muslim,,, not the marxist Kenyan one,, the Indonesian one.


15 posted on 04/20/2012 10:35:33 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for officeoffI)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer, a moderate Democrat...

Well,there's the first lie at least...anyone with an IQ above 40 knows that "moderates" were purged from the Rat Party at least 30 years ago.

16 posted on 04/20/2012 10:42:42 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Unlike Mrs Obama,I've Been Proud Of This Country My *Entire* Life!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"...a moderate DemocRAT..."

ROTFL!!! There is no such thing. You've got a better chance of finding a Bigfoot than you do "a moderate DemocRAT" these days.

17 posted on 04/20/2012 10:52:33 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (It's time for the 47% to start paying their "fair share" of income taxes. Hypocrites!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Does the 0bama camp really want to open up the can of worms re ancestry and sins of fathers? So Romney’s dad was “born” into a polygamist culture? So was 0bama’s dad. 0bama’s dad was born into a polygamist Muslim culture and tried to practice the same when he knocked up a teenage girl while he was still married to a wife in Kenya.

This is the dog deal all over again.


18 posted on 04/20/2012 10:52:53 AM PDT by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts so good.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I missed the part where Gov. Brian Schweitzer announced his concern regarding Obama’s paternity and place of birth...
19 posted on 04/20/2012 10:58:06 AM PDT by G Larry (We are NOT obliged to carry the snake in our pocket and then dismiss the bites as natural behavior.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer, a moderate Democrat, says that likely Republican nominee Mitt Romney may have trouble in the general election because his father was “born on a polygamy commune in Mexico,” the Daily Beast reports.

Apparently forgot that 0bama's alledged father was also a polygamist.

20 posted on 04/20/2012 11:01:02 AM PDT by Godzilla (3/7/77)
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To: GSWarrior
I yearn for the days when the Rocky Mountain West was not infested with liberals.

I'm really not sure that the spirit of the independents & the cultists in the Rocky Mountain West was all that better...

I mean, are you hearkening back to the day when the Rocky Mountain West had...
...goldmines (& silvermines) with poor working conditions,
...open gambling,
...frequented saloons that double-served as tucked-away brothels,
...some street justice (gunslinging),
...wide open polygamy with "prophets" "marrying" 14 yo...
...the first 9/11 terrorist act in this country (Sept. 11, 1857) when 120 children & their parents were slaughtered by Mormons at point-blank range...with 17 of their kids kidnapped for a few years & their goods all ransacked & stolen...
...when "prophets" who taught blood atonement & "Adam is God" doubled as territorial governors who covered up this massacre and ensured only ONE person would ever be brought to justice 20 years down the line...
...Or when young Mormon men were castrated...one particular man who wouldn't yield to a regional Lds leader re: giving up his chosen bride-to-be -- and would refuse the mission field...a leader maneuver to get the young man out of the way so he could "move in" on the pretty young wife...
...Is this or the examples above the kind of "glory" of the past you're thinking of?

Or how about the treatment of the Native Americans in the Rocky Mountain West? The Sand Creek massacre by the Cavalry as led by a Methodist officer...

Shall I go on & on...or do you want to remove those rose-colored glasses you have on?

21 posted on 04/20/2012 11:07:50 AM PDT by Colofornian (Mom when I grow up, I want 2B like Ike. Mom when I grow up, I want 2B a god from Kolob like Mitt.)
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To: Godzilla
Apparently forgot that 0bama's alledged father was also a polygamist

Good point.

22 posted on 04/20/2012 11:09:47 AM PDT by Colofornian (Mom when I grow up, I want 2B like Ike. Mom when I grow up, I want 2B a god from Kolob like Mitt.)
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To: DBrow

All I want is for the candidates for president be born to parents that are American citizens. Is that really too much to ask? They’re everywhere in this country. It’s not like there’s a natural born citizen shortage.


23 posted on 04/20/2012 11:16:43 AM PDT by Crucial
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Thank God the Democrats are so strongly opposed to “the politics of personal destruction”.


24 posted on 04/20/2012 11:18:17 AM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Give them Andrew Breitbart's response to silliness like this;
"So?"
25 posted on 04/20/2012 11:18:38 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Colofornian

I was actually referring to an era when a state like Colorado was a lock for Repub. presidential candidate.


26 posted on 04/20/2012 11:20:11 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How dare George Romney be born in the wrong place! He should be stripped of his chairmanship of AMC and be stripped of his governorship of Michigan retroactively! The nerve!


27 posted on 04/20/2012 11:20:39 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Free ThinkerNY
There once was a big boss of AMC
Who was they say a product of Polygamy
Now Big Love
Is a reason to shove
Grandfather Romney’s American prodigy
28 posted on 04/20/2012 11:38:12 AM PDT by dblshot (Insanity: electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
How can this story have legs?

Obammy's mammy was married to a man who had another wife i.e. polygamist!! Sheesh.

29 posted on 04/20/2012 11:40:17 AM PDT by what's up
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This is one of the reasons Romney was selected for us. To shut up about Obama’s birth certificate. Bring Duncan Hunter back.


30 posted on 04/20/2012 11:50:54 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: GSWarrior
I was actually referring to an era when a state like Colorado was a lock for Repub. presidential candidate

Well, the Sand Creek massacre of Native Americans was Colorado.

The gold & silver mines & all that accompanied those towns was Colorado as much or more than any state.

31 posted on 04/20/2012 11:54:35 AM PDT by Colofornian (Mom when I grow up, I want 2B like Ike. Mom when I grow up, I want 2B a god from Kolob like Mitt.)
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To: freekitty
This is one of the reasons Romney was selected for us. To shut up about Obama’s birth certificate

(Well...sure...I mean how can birthers complain about Obama not being born in Hawaii if Mitt Romney was spirit-born" near an inter or outer galactic place called Kolob??? Would Mitt be our first alien (as in "out of this world") POTUS if elected?)

32 posted on 04/20/2012 11:57:37 AM PDT by Colofornian (Mom when I grow up, I want 2B like Ike. Mom when I grow up, I want 2B a god from Kolob like Mitt.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So what?


33 posted on 04/20/2012 12:04:23 PM PDT by Hattie
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Yet you are a conspiracy nut if you are looking for a legitimate birth cert. The double standards become more astounding daily.


34 posted on 04/20/2012 12:14:56 PM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: ngat

I read then re-read the article and sure didn’t see any single mention of Perry. How did you conclude a connect?


35 posted on 04/20/2012 12:30:30 PM PDT by X-spurt (Its time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Yet you are a conspiracy nut if you are looking for a legitimate birth cert. The double standards become more astounding daily.


36 posted on 04/20/2012 12:35:42 PM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: JohnBrowdie
"...they really don’t want to go down the daddy road."

I suspect this was a pre-emptive move in that direction. They have a *moderate* democrat from a generally conservative state make the initial attack, then, as per the article...

"The Romney campaign did not comment on Schweitzer’s remarks, which were promptly condemned by President Obama’s re-election team."

Should Obama's heritage come under attack from Romney or his surrogates, they will play it up along the lines that Obama has repudiated ridiculous, irrelevant attacks against Romney's father from the democrat side, and they would expect Romney to do the same for Republican attacks on Obama's (genuinely polygamist) father.

I would be greatly surprised if the Governor's Mormon remarks were not made at the bidding of the same Obama campaign that *condemned* them.

37 posted on 04/20/2012 12:36:19 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: DesertRhino

HIlarious.


38 posted on 04/20/2012 12:39:07 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Colofornian

This is not intended for birthers. The same thing with McCain. They needed someone who could have birth problems. No one in their right mind would have voted for McCain. Both men had fathers not born in America. Romney and McCain were selected for us. The one true conservative, Duncan Hunter was thrown down the toilet. Let’s bring him back.


39 posted on 04/20/2012 12:40:21 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Colofornian

Oh, shut up.


40 posted on 04/20/2012 12:41:53 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: DesertRhino

“Obamas dad had a spear,,, and ran away in a panic when there was an eclipse.”

Hahahaha! That is the laugh of the year for me so far! Greeat post, thanks for the belly laugh.


41 posted on 04/20/2012 12:47:43 PM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: Deb
(Oh, shut up).

(Yes, dear) /not

Sorry...as much as you would love to censor keyboards & perhaps smash up printing sources -- in Joseph Smith's spirit of Nauvoo unleashed -- that's an overreach for you.

42 posted on 04/20/2012 12:49:54 PM PDT by Colofornian (Mom when I grow up, I want 2B like Ike. Mom when I grow up, I want 2B a god from Kolob like Mitt.)
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To: freekitty
The one true conservative, Duncan Hunter was thrown down the toilet. Let’s bring him back.

I agree. I supported Hunter in 07-08.

Maybe He's the one we should "write in" as a Third-Party vote.

43 posted on 04/20/2012 1:01:41 PM PDT by Colofornian (Mom when I grow up, I want 2B like Ike. Mom when I grow up, I want 2B a god from Kolob like Mitt.)
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To: Colofornian
Blah, blah, blah...you're the guy in the park muttering over and over to himself about his obsession. This isn't one of your "Religion" threads, we should be safe from you. You're BORING!!!

We get it, you hate Mormons. You hate Romney. You're a lunatic fanatic who can't SHUT UP!!

44 posted on 04/20/2012 1:05:33 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Deb
If you're so into anti-muttering, one blah will do.

We know you already have a "blah" personality...you don't need to stutter with such forth with such "articulate" verbosity.

Thanks for your hate-filled rant "update" about me...I feel the "love"...

45 posted on 04/20/2012 1:10:41 PM PDT by Colofornian (Mom when I grow up, I want 2B like Ike. Mom when I grow up, I want 2B a god from Kolob like Mitt.)
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To: Colofornian

Good luck electing Obama with your Third Party campaign. No one’s falling for it this time, you stinkin’ Democrat.


46 posted on 04/20/2012 1:16:22 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Old governor Brian is still looking for that frog puppet. It ran off with his brain.


47 posted on 04/20/2012 1:20:23 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie
Obama's father, whom Barack reveres so much, was a bigamist at the time of his son's birth.

Barack Sr. had two wives at the same time, one in Kenya and one in Hawaii--if Barack's story is to be believed.

The Obama team would be foolish to make the polygamy of a hundred years ago an issue, when bigamy is so recent and relevant in their own guy's history.

48 posted on 04/20/2012 3:24:58 PM PDT by Jess Kitting
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"likely Republican nominee Mitt Romney may have trouble in the general election because his father was “born on a polygamy commune in Mexico"

Big deal. Our current President's father was a Negro communist from Kenya, and his mother was a dipsh-it liberal who studied basket-weaving in Indonesia as part of her PhD thesis. I'd take the polygamist Mormon any day.

49 posted on 04/20/2012 3:54:33 PM PDT by tom h
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Big deal, Romney’s father (until he was all of 5) and his paternal grandparents lived in a polygamist community, but were not polygamists. You have to go back to two of his great grandfathers to find any who had multiple wives.

Meanwhile BHO’s father had multiple wives, and was married to his first wife when he knocked up, and supposedly married, BHO’s mother. He later married two other women, one of whom was also an American. His grandfather Obama had 4 wives, the max allowed under Islam, so he probably had some concubines as well. BHO’s great grandfather had 5, but he may not have been a Muslim.

I suspect the Governor offered up that as a distraction from BHO’s record in office. Just like the “war on women” thing was.


50 posted on 04/20/2012 4:15:35 PM PDT by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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