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Romney's Transition Leader Favors Implementing Obamacare
Richochet ^ | 06/04/2012 | Ben Domenech

Posted on 06/04/2012 6:43:58 AM PDT by izzatzo

One of the few Republicans in the country who's been tirelessly pushing for the implementation of Obamacare at the state level has been tapped to head Mitt Romney's transition team, should he become president.

Former HHS Secretary Michael Leavitt, and his consulting group Leavitt Partners, are the primary advocates within Republican circles for implementation of Obamacare's exchanges. It just so happens that his consultancy is one of the major beneficiaries of the taxpayer funded gold mine of hundreds of millions of dollars in exchange implementation grants. But that's a coincidence, of course.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: leavitt; obamacare4ever; obamacare4u; romney; romney4hillarycare; romney4illegals; romney4obama; romney4obamacare; romneyliesagain; socializedmedicine; transition
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Talking about politics as usual, Romney would be well-advised to lose this clown. This abominable legislation needs to be repealed in toto.
1 posted on 06/04/2012 6:44:13 AM PDT by izzatzo
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To: izzatzo; All

Another thing that Romney will have to do to keep from being DUMPED in Tampa is to fire his new appointee, Michael Leavitt, to head his transition team, and replace him with someone who wants to REPEAL AND ABOLISH Obama/Romney”care” FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


2 posted on 06/04/2012 8:45:12 AM PDT by Graewoulf ((Dictator Baby-Doc Barack's obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND U.S. Constitution.))
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To: izzatzo

I keep asking and I keep not getting an answer:

How is Romney so much better than Obama???


3 posted on 07/08/2012 1:24:32 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012
How is Romney so much better than Obama?

Well, not as a Romney supporter, about all I can think of is:

Unlike Obama, he's not an America-hating, Communist, moslem, illegal alien fudgepacker.

4 posted on 07/08/2012 1:29:17 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

Agreed, but how will his policies differ and correct the course America is now on? Social and economic. I can’t find much difference.


5 posted on 07/08/2012 1:31:18 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: izzatzo
What's most concerning about all of this is not that Romney selected one of the few Republicans in the country who backs implementation of Obamacare's exchanges. It's what the selection of Leavitt means as an indication of how Romney would potentially "fix" Obamacare if repeal proves impossible. According to Politico, "already, plugged-in Republicans from Washington to Salt Lake City are buzzing that Leavitt could make his own transition next January into the job of White House chief of staff or as a Valerie Jarrett-like personal counselor to a President Romney."

I don't think anyone really believes that Romney opposes Obamacare since the whole thing is basically his idea. I can't help but think, though, that he will want to tweak it just enough so that he can respectfully ask the public to begin calling it Romneycare rather than Obamacare. Romney will want the recognition as an important part of his legacy. And, given the history involved, Romney really does deserve more credit than Obama for what they both want to implement.

6 posted on 07/08/2012 1:32:41 PM PDT by Tau Food (Tom Hoefling for President - 2012)
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To: ilovesarah2012

“Talking about politics as usual, Romney would be well-advised to lose this clown. This abominable legislation needs to be repealed in toto.”

The above quote is mine, from the initial posting; but, I get the impression you think I’m a big Romney fan, and I am in the sense that he’s not Obama. Otherwise, he would have been my last choice behind almost any of the others who sought the nomination. I do think Romney is a loyal American, Obama’s not IMHO. Romney says he will repeal Obamacare in toto, that supports my quote above. I hope this gives you some peace of mind, and, FWIW, I love Sarah, too; but, she declined to run, unfortunately.


7 posted on 07/08/2012 1:40:18 PM PDT by izzatzo (Just beat Obama.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

He is the Victor Victoria of Republican noms. He is really a conservative pretending to be a flaming liberal pretending to be conservative.
Ask Karl Rove and Charles Krauthammer (or anyone on Fox News really) they apparently have it all figured out


8 posted on 07/08/2012 1:42:30 PM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the StatistI)
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To: izzatzo

Obama/RomneyCare has been the goal of the RinoCracy for decades. The only way that monstrosity goes away is when We the People go and rip it out by the roots.


9 posted on 07/08/2012 1:45:44 PM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: izzatzo

I guess this is what Bachman was talking about all along. Egad - how could he pick THAT guy ?


10 posted on 07/08/2012 1:46:57 PM PDT by major-pelham
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To: izzatzo

I think Romney loves America but I think he loves money first. I’m fine with that - it’s his money to love. But he also made sure he got a deferment from the draft. Again, nothing wrong with not wanting to go to Viet Nam. Lots of guys didn’t. But I don’t see him as a flag-waving, American patriot. And his father was born in Mexico. Gee, where did I hear the argument about eligibility for president before because of where your daddy was born?


11 posted on 07/08/2012 1:53:07 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: mo

Not only “it”; but, the people who put it in place, they need to be strung up.


12 posted on 07/08/2012 1:53:54 PM PDT by izzatzo (Just beat Obama.)
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To: ilovesarah2012
how will his policies differ and correct the course America is now on?

Well, for starters, he has vowed repeatedly to kill ObamaCare on day one.

Then there's the Keystone Pipeline and domestic drilling, nuclear, opposes Cap and Trade, wants American energy independence.

Given just those positions and a TEApublican Congress, how bad could it be?

And if he isn't good enough after four years...Paul Ryan/Palin

13 posted on 07/08/2012 1:54:29 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

6/10/2012 12:20:00 PM
Energy plan shows Romney’s changing views

“Some of Romney’s current positions appear to be at odds with his views when he was Massachusetts governor.”

http://www.fwbusinesspress.com/main.asp?SectionID=9&SubSectionID=34&ArticleID=19191

Interesting article. I guess Romney’s views on energy are “evolving”. He is just another politician who talks out of both sides of his mouth. Yet I suppose he will be better than Obama.


14 posted on 07/08/2012 2:08:11 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012
How is Romney so much better than Obama???

Romney is severely conservative.

15 posted on 07/08/2012 2:11:20 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: ilovesarah2012
Romney’s views on energy are “evolving”. He is just another politician who talks out of both sides of his mouth.

Well, wearing the Republican label, he did manage to get himself elected governor of the lib-tard state that gave us the likes of the Kennedys, Barney Frank and Lie-awatha.

Now he's running with a much more conservative electorate.

But yes, he is a "politician who talks out of both sides of his mouth"...and, he is the likely nominee.

16 posted on 07/08/2012 2:22:21 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: izzatzo
I do think Romney is a loyal American

Then I guess Obama was correct to impose ACA on the world, because Romney doesn’t think it should all be repealed, just repeal and replace, in name only.

Are you less dead if they use a sharper sword to behead you?

We already know more about Romney than we need to know to make a decision, and if this doesn’t bring some decent to the ranks in Florida, then why bother?

17 posted on 07/08/2012 3:01:41 PM PDT by itsahoot (The Political Elites are the modern Royals, and the king shall have his due.)
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To: izzatzo

18 posted on 07/08/2012 3:09:16 PM PDT by LaybackLenny (Principles aren't worth a bucket of warm spit. I'm voting Romney. God help me.)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER
Well, for starters, he has vowed repeatedly to kill ObamaCare on day one.

Repeal and replace with what? The man is not trustworthy, look at his closest staff, the power broker pick was a direct insult to Palin and any supports she has/had. He keeps revealing himself, but we keep trying to rationalize every shortcoming. There is nothing rational about our choices this November.

I can't wait for the balloons to fall at the convention. Wheeee!!!!!

19 posted on 07/08/2012 3:09:48 PM PDT by itsahoot (The Political Elites are the modern Royals, and the king shall have his due.)
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To: izzatzo; SolidWood; Leisler; greyfoxx39; Tennessee Nana; EternalVigilance; Elsie; MeanWestTexan; ..
Folks need to wake up to this..
Obama's transition man was Hasan.

Given this, ANYONE who believes Mr. RomneyCARE is a fool or ill.


20 posted on 07/08/2012 3:14:49 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: LaybackLenny

21 posted on 07/08/2012 3:22:31 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (A Choice, not an Etch-A-Sketch. TomHoefling.com)
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To: itsahoot
Repeal and replace with what?

I didn't say replace.

But if anything, it's all old news, major tort reform, promoting Association Health Plans, selling across state lines, and High Risk Pools...all private sector.

The man is not trustworthy

He doesn't have to be with a TEA Congress.

22 posted on 07/08/2012 3:25:38 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: izzatzo

"I'll bet you $10,000 that I'll promise
..... to tell you anything you want."

23 posted on 07/08/2012 3:31:08 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

24 posted on 07/08/2012 3:33:10 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: izzatzo

The entire Phony-Care for a “fall-guy”. American taxpayers.

Fall-guy for:

1. So called “banking”...inventors of MBS, derivs., so called “investments”.

2. The equity holders of #1 above...false “insurance cos.” which in reality are frauds for investments of #1 above.

3. The Federal government

All for any leverage anytime at will. Bailout #2

Hillary-Romney fits the glove. We’re getting ready, this household.


25 posted on 07/08/2012 3:36:05 PM PDT by Varsity Flight (Phony-Care is the Government Work-Camp: Arbeitsziehungslager)
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To: EGPWS

ROFL


26 posted on 07/08/2012 4:42:01 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Diogenesis

Right!

So what’s going to happen in the Senate?


27 posted on 07/08/2012 4:55:31 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: izzatzo

Romney’s Transition Leader ???

To move into the White House ???

Thats a bit premature dont ya think ???

Hes not even the GOP nominee yet...

Is Ann measuring the drapes too ???


28 posted on 07/08/2012 5:00:02 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: ilovesarah2012
"I keep asking and I keep not getting an answer:

How is Romney so much better than Obama???"

According to Sarah Palin:

Palin: (9:23-9:37 ) on Hannity 4-12-2012

“I am convinced that governor Romney, if he is our nominee and if he is elected president, he will know to surround himself with those that will inherently know to go right, to err on the side of smaller, smarter government and that gives me a lot of confidence.”

Download the audio HERE http://www.mediafire.com/?wo9bxx7mqma9x1m

29 posted on 07/08/2012 5:07:54 PM PDT by NoLibZone (We must get down on our knees each day and thank God that McCain/Palin didn't win in '08. Right?)
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To: izzatzo; All

Who is a good alternative to Obama?


30 posted on 07/08/2012 5:09:03 PM PDT by NoLibZone (We must get down on our knees each day and thank God that McCain/Palin didn't win in '08. Right?)
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To: NoLibZone

How about Palin or Cain or Gingrich or Rand Paul(hell, even Ron Paul) or Bachmann; but, wait, they are no longer seeking the nomination that I know of, and barring unforeseen circumstances, it looks like Romney will be the nominee. So, that said, it looks like Romney is the alternative unless, of course, you prefer Gary Johnson, say who?

Who is your alternative, or do you support Obama?


31 posted on 07/08/2012 5:28:44 PM PDT by izzatzo (Just beat Obama.)
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To: Diogenesis

AHEM!


32 posted on 07/08/2012 5:48:37 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER
I didn't say replace.

No but Romney has, many times, and so has all the establishment GOP. Was not referring to you personally.

33 posted on 07/08/2012 6:44:22 PM PDT by itsahoot (The Political Elites are the modern Royals, and the king shall have his due.)
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To: major-pelham

“I guess this is what Bachman was talking about all along. Egad - how could he pick THAT guy ?”

Romney is a lying socialist that will say anything you want to hear that will get him elected!

What he has done in the past is what counts and what he says doesn’t mean anything!


34 posted on 07/08/2012 6:50:43 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: NoLibZone

I hope she’s right.


35 posted on 07/08/2012 7:33:57 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: itsahoot
Well, I told you what the "replace" likely consists of. That's been the GOP position for years.

I heard McConnell say as much last Sunday on a TV talk show, and I heard it again today from Congressman Tom Price. His bill, HR3000, contains reforms and incentives. You can see the entire bill as printed right here:

HR3000

36 posted on 07/08/2012 8:07:29 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: izzatzo; TigersEye

Former HHS Secretary Michael Leavitt, and his consulting group Leavitt Partners, are the primary advocates within Republican circles for implementation of Obamacare’s exchanges.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Aha, Romney already has a little progressive fascist in his
camp, subverting the freedoms of The People.How many more does Romney have like that? Leavitt should be thrown under the Romney bus, terminated with extreme prejudice.

Have politicians lost ALL respect for the fundamental freedoms of our nation? WTF?


37 posted on 07/09/2012 3:14:35 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article: http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: Candor7
Have politicians lost ALL respect for the fundamental freedoms of our nation? WTF?

Anyone who is looking to DC for a solution to the problems that DC creates is out of their mind.

This election is just a fight between which bunch of degenerate crooks liars and thieves gets to control the cash extorted from taxpayers by the IRS, nothing more, nothing less.

38 posted on 07/09/2012 3:23:13 AM PDT by Rome2000 (WILLARD ROMNEY -- MORMON MELCHIDEZEK BISHOP -HIS FAMILY HAS AVOIDED MILITARY SERVICE FOR GENERATIONS)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER
But yes, he is a "politician who talks out of both sides of his mouth"...and, he is the likely nominee.

Actually, he is the severely likely nominee.

39 posted on 07/09/2012 3:27:37 AM PDT by BRL
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To: EternalVigilance

Excellent post, but unfortunately it’s working quite well.


40 posted on 07/09/2012 3:31:05 AM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

“How is Romney so much better than Obama???”

Romney’s not MUCH better than Obama, but he is better. Even though his religion/cult is whacky, it doesn’t spew American-hating vitriol, as Obama’s does. As a Mormon, it’s a goot bet that he isn’t a closet homosexual, as is Obama. As a capitalist, Romney doesn’t want to squelch and penalize high earners, as does Obama. He’s American, and Obama isn’t. I’m sure there’s more.

I’m worried that Romney doesn’t have the fire in the belly to work hard to win; his campaign has been pathetic so far. “Ya gotta wanna”, and it doesn’t seem that he does. It would be nice to have an excellent candidate, but we don’t. It’ll be the lesser of two evils.


41 posted on 07/09/2012 3:54:59 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: Rome2000

This election is just a fight between which bunch of degenerate crooks liars and thieves gets to control the cash extorted from taxpayers by the IRS, nothing more, nothing less>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Agreed. It is also the reason for the as yet unpublished mass exodus of entreprenurial capital and retirees from the continental USA. The Obama response has been to gear up the IRS to tax those who are traceable abroad, after creating the conditions forcing that exodus.

Who wants to trade their last 20 years on this earth for the insufferable health care boondoggle with death panels? Look to Switzerland, Canada and Central/South America to see the growing , well populated communities of US ex pats.

Can’t really blame them much, seeing how the government is completely traduced by crooks, and the media keeps promoting liberal fascism.

This exodus reminds me of the Jews leaving Europe on the cusp of the rise of fascism in Europe in 1927/1928.

Explantion good read:

http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html


42 posted on 07/09/2012 4:14:17 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article: http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: Rome2000

This election is just a fight between which bunch of degenerate crooks liars and thieves gets to control the cash extorted from taxpayers by the IRS, nothing more, nothing less>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Agreed. It is also the reason for the as yet unpublished mass exodus of entreprenurial capital and retirees from the continental USA. The Obama response has been to gear up the IRS to tax those who are traceable abroad, after creating the conditions forcing that exodus.

Who wants to trade their last 20 years on this earth for the insufferable health care boondoggle with death panels? Look to Switzerland, Canada and Central/South America to see the growing , well populated communities of US ex pats.

Can’t really blame them much, seeing how the government is completely traduced by crooks, and the media keeps promoting liberal fascism.

This exodus reminds me of the Jews leaving Europe on the cusp of the rise of fascism in Europe in 1927/1928.

Explantion good read:

http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html


43 posted on 07/09/2012 4:14:25 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article: http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: izzatzo
One of the few Republicans in the country who's been tirelessly pushing for the implementation of Obamacare at the state level has been tapped to head Mitt Romney's transition team, should WHEN he become(s) president.

--MormonDude(Come Lord Romney!)

44 posted on 07/09/2012 4:36:57 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: ilovesarah2012
How is Romney so much better than Obama???

What?

Can't you SEE; man???

{----}


Whiter and more Delightsome!!

45 posted on 07/09/2012 4:42:18 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: ilovesarah2012
How is Romney so much better than Obama???

What?

Uh...

He ain't BLACK???





"You see some classes of the human family that are black, uncouth, uncomely, disagreeable and low in their habits, wild, and seemingly deprived of nearly all the blessings of the intelligence that is generally bestowed upon mankind.

The first man that committed the odious crime of killing one of his brethren will be cursed the longest of any one of the children of Adam. Cain slew his brother. Cain might have been killed, and that would have put a termination to that line of human beings.

This was not to be, and the Lord put a mark upon him, which is the flat nose and black skin. Trace mankind down to after the flood, and then another curse is pronounced upon the same race--that they should be the 'servant of servants', and they will be, until that curse is removed."

Brigham Young-President and second 'Prophet' of the Mormon Church, 1844-1877- Extract from Journal of Discourses.



Here are two examples from their 'other testament', the Book of Mormon.

2 Nephi 5: 21 'And he had caused the cursing to come upon them, yea, even a sore cursing, because of their iniquity. For behold, they had hardened their hearts against him, that they had become like unto a flint; wherefore, as they were white, and exceedingly fair and delightsome, that they might not be enticing unto my people, the Lord God did cause a skin of blackness to come upon them.'

Alma 3: 6 'And the skins of the Lamanites were dark, according to the mark which was set upon their fathers, which was a curse upon them because of their transgression and their rebellion against their brethren, who consisted of Nephi, Jacob and Joseph, and Sam, who were just and holy men.'



August 27, 1954 in an address at Brigham Young University (BYU), Mormon Elder, Mark E Peterson, in speaking to a convention of teachers of religion at the college level, said:

"The discussion on civil rights, especially over the last 20 years, has drawn some very sharp lines. It has blinded the thinking of some of our own people, I believe. They have allowed their political affiliations to color their thinking to some extent.I think I have read enough to give you an idea of what the Negro is after."

"He is not just seeking the opportunity of sitting down in a cafe where white people eat. He isn't just trying to ride on the same streetcar or the same Pullman car with white people. It isn't that he just desires to go to the same theater as the white people. From this, and other interviews I have read, it appears that the Negro seeks absorption with the white race. He will not be satisfied until he achieves it by intermarriage."

"That is his objective and we must face it. We must not allow our feelings to carry us away, nor must we feel so sorry for Negroes that we will open our arms and embrace them with everything we have. Remember the little statement that we used to say about sin, 'First we pity, then endure, then embrace'...."

(Rosa Parks would have probably told Petersen under which wheel of the bus he should go sit.)



1967, (then) Mormon President Ezra Taft Benson said,

"The Communist program for revolution in America has been in progress for many years and is far advanced. First of all, we must not place the blame upon Negroes. They are merely the unfortunate group that has been selected by professional Communist agitators to be used as the primary source of cannon fodder."



We are told that on June 8, 1978, it was 'revealed' to the then president, Spencer Kimball, that people of color could now gain entry into the priesthood.

According to the church, Kimball spent many long hours petitioning God, begging him to give worthy black people the priesthood. God finally relented.



Sometime before the 'revelation' came to chief 'Prophet' Spencer Kimball in June 1978, General Authority, Bruce R McConkie had said:

"The Blacks are denied the Priesthood; under no circumstances can they hold this delegation of authority from the Almighty.

The Negroes are not equal with other races where the receipt of certain blessings are concerned, particularly the priesthood and the temple blessings that flow there from, but this inequality is not of man's origin, it is the Lord's doings."

(Mormon Doctrine, pp. 526-527).



When Mormon 'Apostle' Mark E Petersen spoke on 'Race Problems- As they affect the Church' at the BYU campus in 1954, the following was also said:

"...if the negro accepts the gospel with real, sincere faith, and is really converted, to give him the blessings of baptism and the gift of the Holy Ghost, he can and will enter the celestial kingdom. He will go there as a servant, but he will get celestial glory."



When Mormon 'Prophet' and second President of the Church, Brigham Young, spoke in 1863 the following was also said:

"Shall I tell you the law of God in regard to the African race? If the white man who belongs to the chosen seed mixes his blood with the seed of Cain, the penalty, under the law of God is death on the spot. This will always be so."

(Journal of Discourses, Vo. 10, p. 110)





Yeah; Native Americans are althroughout the Book of MORMON; too.

 

“I saw a striking contrast in the progress of the Indian people today ... they are fast becoming a white and delightsome people.... For years they have been growing delightsome, and they are now becoming white and delightsome, as they were promised.... The children in the home placement program in Utah are often lighter than their brothers and sisters in the hogans on the reservation.

At one meeting a father and mother and their sixteen-year-old daughter were present, the little member girl-sixteen-sitting between the dark father and mother, and it was evident she was several shades lighter than her parents—on the same reservation, in the same hogan, subject to the same sun and wind and weather.... These young members of the Church are changing to whiteness and to delightsomeness.

One white elder jokingly said that he and his companion were donating blood regularly to the hospital in the hope that the process might be accelerated.

 

(Improvement Era, December 1960, pp.922-23). (p. 209)

 



 

46 posted on 07/09/2012 4:43:42 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: Elsie

Oh, now I see! Thanks.


47 posted on 07/09/2012 4:44:04 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012
How is Romney so much better than Obama???

What?

Uh...

Mitt evidently fervently believe the above until he was 32 years old. That's when his GOD changed his mind about BLACKS; so, being the good MORMON that he is, went along with the program.


Official Declaration—2

 

To Whom It May Concern:

On 30 September 1978, at the 148th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the following was presented by President N. Eldon Tanner, First Counselor in the First Presidency of the Church:

In early June of this year, the First Presidency announced that a revelation had been received by President Spencer W. Kimball extending priesthood and temple blessings to all worthy male members of the Church. President Kimball has asked that I advise the conference that after he had received this revelation, which came to him after extended meditation and prayer in the sacred rooms of the holy temple, he presented it to his counselors, who accepted it and approved it. It was then presented to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, who unanimously approved it, and was subsequently presented to all other General Authorities, who likewise approved it unanimously.

President Kimball has asked that I now read this letter:

June 8, 1978
To all general and local priesthood officers of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints throughout the world:
Dear Brethren:

As we have witnessed the expansion of the work of the Lord over the earth, we have been grateful that people of many nations have responded to the message of the restored gospel, and have joined the Church in ever-increasing numbers. This, in turn, has inspired us with a desire to extend to every worthy member of the Church all of the privileges and blessings which the gospel affords.

Aware of the promises made by the prophets and presidents of the Church who have preceded us that at some time, in God’s eternal plan, all of our brethren who are worthy may receive the priesthood, and witnessing the faithfulness of those from whom the priesthood has been withheld, we have pleaded long and earnestly in behalf of these, our faithful brethren, spending many hours in the Upper Room of the Temple supplicating the Lord for divine guidance.

He has heard our prayers, and by revelation has confirmed that the long-promised day has come when every faithful, worthy man in the Church may receive the holy priesthood, with power to exercise its divine authority, and enjoy with his loved ones every blessing that flows therefrom, including the blessings of the temple. Accordingly, all worthy male members of the Church may be ordained to the priesthood without regard for race or color. Priesthood leaders are instructed to follow the policy of carefully interviewing all candidates for ordination to either the Aaronic or the Melchizedek Priesthood to insure that they meet the established standards for worthiness.

We declare with soberness that the Lord has now made known his will for the blessing of all his children throughout the earth who will hearken to the voice of his authorized servants, and prepare themselves to receive every blessing of the gospel.

Sincerely yours,
Spencer W. Kimball
N. Eldon Tanner
Marion G. Romney
The First Presidency

Recognizing Spencer W. Kimball as the prophet, seer, and revelator, and president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, it is proposed that we as a constituent assembly accept this revelation as the word and will of the Lord. All in favor please signify by raising your right hand. Any opposed by the same sign.

The vote to sustain the foregoing motion was unanimous in the affirmative.

Salt Lake City, Utah, September 30, 1978.

48 posted on 07/09/2012 4:45:36 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER
And if he isn't good enough after four years...Paul Ryan/Palin

He ain't 'good enough' NOW!!



Paul Ryan/Palin

49 posted on 07/09/2012 4:48:08 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

Some folks seem to have forgotten: “Two steps forward; one back.”

(or never did learn it...)


50 posted on 07/09/2012 4:49:07 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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