Skip to comments.Maureen Dowd: Is Elvis a Mormon?
Posted on 03/18/2012 1:01:33 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
TRUST Mitt Romney to be on top of the latest trend of the superrich: the trophy basement.
On Friday, The Wall Street Journal reported on the new fashion to look low-key on the outside while digging deep for opulence carving out subterranean spaces for Turkish baths, Italianate spas, movie theaters, skateboarding ramps, squash courts, discos and golf-simulation centers.
The Journal reported that Romney has filed an application to replace his single-story 3,000-square-foot beach house in La Jolla, Calif., with a 7,400-square-foot home featuring an additional 3,600 square feet of finished underground space.
Its a metaphor alert, reinforcing the two image problems Romney has: that hes an out-of-touch plutocrat and that his true nature is buried where we cant see it.
His two-year missionary stint in France taught Mitt to steel himself against rejection. Still, he must feel awful heading into Illinois (where Joseph Smith, the Mormon Church founder, was running for president when he was killed by a mob), spending so much money to buy so little affection.
Theres a certain pathos to Romney. His manner is so inauthentic, you cant find him anywhere. Is he the guy he was on Wednesday or the guy he was on Thursday?
He has the same problem that diminished the equally animatronic Al Gore. Gore kept mum on the one thing that made him come alive, the environment, fearing hed be cast, as W. liked to say, as a green, green lima bean.
Romney also feels he must hide an essential part of who he is: a pillar of the Mormon Church. He fears he would turn off voters by talking too much about a faith that many evangelicals dismiss as a cult and not a true Christian religion....
(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...
Anxiously awaiting Catherine Zeta-Jones pics...
Unfortunately, much of it will come from FReepers right here. Evidently, they would rather see a Communist Muslim in office than a Mormon.
Not a fan of the RINO-Romney, but I will vote for him if he is the GOP choice as I bite my tongue in half while pulling the lever!
Elvis is dead.
If a priest or an imam or a rabbi were running who had devoted his life to his church with the same passion as Romney...I'd d@mn well want to know the details of his faith and satisfy myself that he wouldn't have divided loyalties.
“Democrats use Milt’s religion against him “
They won’t be the only party to do so...
Liberals will open the door and we will use the double-edged sword of truth to take their asses down. I hope everyone saved all their Jeremiah Wright stuff.......
He is a liberal and I do not support him. I well remember when people on here were saying the same thing about Rudy and McCain.
Last I heard he has left the building...permanently.
We have RULES here people...
...an additional 3,600 square feet of finished underground space.
Sounds like a “Prepper”...
But he’s everywhere...
All Mormons are preppers. It’s required, IIRC.
You are 100% correct.
I will NOT vote for the enemy (Romney) to invade my own party. Once ensconced, we’ll never get rid of his type. We can stop Hussein in the Senate. If Romney is in, why on EARTH you think we’ll get “better than Obama” is utterly beyond me. There will be nothing to stop his ilk.
Nope. No Romney.
Am I only one that remember that Mojo Nixon song LOL!
All Mormons are preppers
Yeah, you’re correct. Forgot about that...
No you are not alone!
Santorum cannot beat the 0bama machine. Period.
I’m a Gingrich supporter full bore in this race.
Do you REALLY think that America can survive 4 MORE YEARS of Socialists/Marxists/Communists shredding our Constitution?
Ain’t gonna happen. America is DONE if 0bama gets elected for a second term.
P.S. I share your frustration, my FRiend.
I applaud the FR rule that demands a Zeta-Jones pic for every Dowd mention. Brilliant, simply brilliant!
That’s not unfortunate; I CANNOT suport a liberal-leftist no matter which party he happens to belong to.
Romney stinks and there’s no getting around that. the Republican Party truely is STUPID.
“We truly are the stupid party.”
If you’re looking for approval from Maureen Dowd and the NY Times they will demand that you pledge allegiance to Obambi and his socialist cohorts. There is no other way.
They will lose the Jewish vote if they make an issue out of religion. The Jewish are probably more sensitive about the persecution religious minorities than anybody else. This is a losing game for them.
“The Republican Party truely is STUPID.”
No argument here.
Is Maureen a Hard Headed Woman?
What is the Jewish vote in the USA? One percent? Two percent? Mostly located in areas the Democrats will win anyway? And where in the Wide, Wide World of Sports did you see me seeking Maureen Dowd’s approval?
Yo Mo. Shut yo pie ho.
Joseph Smith was not killed by a mob, he was shot in a shoot out when he was trying to escape from jail after his rabid followers smuggled guns into the jail.
To the headline: If Elvis was dead dunked then yes SLC lds consider him a mormon.
Elvis: Is Maureen Dowd a Moron?
Is Elvis a Mormon?
No doubt by now....
and “temple married” to a few strange women...
OH OKAY how about the other song Don Henley must died he got tired of Don Henley whining song in 1990s LOL!
CZJ: Maureen Dowd is a moron.
Is Dowd a human?
Thanks for the memory.
Elvis fans: Is Maureen Dowd A Moron?
The significance of my tribe’s vote is symbolic, at best.