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Maureen Dowd: Is Elvis a Mormon?
The New York Times ^ | March 17, 2012 | Maureen Dowd

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.

It’s a metaphor alert, reinforcing the two image problems Romney has: that he’s an out-of-touch plutocrat and that his true nature is buried where we can’t 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.

There’s a certain pathos to Romney. His manner is so inauthentic, you can’t 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 he’d 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 ...


TOPICS: Campaign News; Issues; State and Local
KEYWORDS: dowd; judaism; maureendowd; mormonism; mormons; romney
You'll be seeing tons of this as the press and Democrats use Milt's religion against him in the months to come. We truly are the stupid party.
1 posted on 03/18/2012 1:01:40 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Anxiously awaiting Catherine Zeta-Jones pics...


2 posted on 03/18/2012 1:04:46 PM PDT by LaybackLenny (All hail Her Royal Highness Sarah, Queen of The Hobbits)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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!


3 posted on 03/18/2012 1:10:59 PM PDT by panaxanax (0bama >>WORST PRESIDENT EVER.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yo Moreen...

Elvis is dead.


4 posted on 03/18/2012 1:12:10 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Romney also feels he must hide an essential part of who he is: a pillar of the Mormon Church.

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.

5 posted on 03/18/2012 1:12:10 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Democrats use Milt’s religion against him “

They won’t be the only party to do so...


6 posted on 03/18/2012 1:12:58 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.......


7 posted on 03/18/2012 1:15:55 PM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: panaxanax

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.


8 posted on 03/18/2012 1:16:34 PM PDT by MamaB
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To: mylife

Last I heard he has left the building...permanently.


9 posted on 03/18/2012 1:19:44 PM PDT by LaybackLenny (All hail Her Royal Highness Sarah, Queen of The Hobbits)
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To: MamaB

We have RULES here people...


10 posted on 03/18/2012 1:19:57 PM PDT by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

...an additional 3,600 square feet of finished underground space.

Sounds like a “Prepper”...


11 posted on 03/18/2012 1:20:47 PM PDT by Paisan
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To: LaybackLenny

But he’s everywhere...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_hkIN38qnY


12 posted on 03/18/2012 1:28:00 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Paisan

All Mormons are preppers. It’s required, IIRC.


13 posted on 03/18/2012 1:33:37 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
What going on here? Looks like no one is following rules on a MoDo thread.


14 posted on 03/18/2012 1:34:03 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You are 100% correct.


15 posted on 03/18/2012 1:36:27 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: Mmogamer

16 posted on 03/18/2012 1:38:46 PM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik (In a tornado, even turkeys can fly.)
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To: panaxanax

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.

Santorum 2012


17 posted on 03/18/2012 1:39:44 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: mylife; monkapotamus

Am I only one that remember that Mojo Nixon song LOL!


18 posted on 03/18/2012 1:40:43 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

All Mormons are preppers

Yeah, you’re correct. Forgot about that...


19 posted on 03/18/2012 1:41:43 PM PDT by Paisan
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To: SevenofNine

No you are not alone!


20 posted on 03/18/2012 1:46:24 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

21 posted on 03/18/2012 1:47:01 PM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: RIghtwardHo

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.


22 posted on 03/18/2012 1:48:26 PM PDT by panaxanax (0bama >>WORST PRESIDENT EVER.)
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To: central_va

I applaud the FR rule that demands a Zeta-Jones pic for every Dowd mention. Brilliant, simply brilliant!


23 posted on 03/18/2012 1:49:41 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Bolton/Arpaio 2012 "Kick the UN across the border!")
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To: panaxanax

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.


24 posted on 03/18/2012 1:50:32 PM PDT by JSDude1
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“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.


25 posted on 03/18/2012 1:51:42 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: JSDude1

“The Republican Party truely is STUPID.”

No argument here.


26 posted on 03/18/2012 1:55:30 PM PDT by panaxanax (0bama >>WORST PRESIDENT EVER.)
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To: cardinal4

Rules.

27 posted on 03/18/2012 1:56:09 PM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is Maureen a Hard Headed Woman?


28 posted on 03/18/2012 1:58:32 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: central_va

Welsh Tart!


29 posted on 03/18/2012 2:00:47 PM PDT by Little Bill (Sorry)
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To: Lazlo in PA

30 posted on 03/18/2012 2:00:55 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

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?


31 posted on 03/18/2012 2:01:08 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yo Mo. Shut yo pie ho.


32 posted on 03/18/2012 2:07:34 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Neo-communist equals Neo-fascist)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


33 posted on 03/18/2012 2:29:51 PM PDT by svcw (CLEAN WATER & Education http://www.longlostsis.com/PI/MayanHelp2012.html)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Elvis: Is Maureen Dowd a Moron?


34 posted on 03/18/2012 2:36:01 PM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - Another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is Elvis a Mormon?
______________________________

No doubt by now....

and “temple married” to a few strange women...


35 posted on 03/18/2012 2:42:08 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: mylife

OH OKAY how about the other song Don Henley must died he got tired of Don Henley whining song in 1990s LOL!


36 posted on 03/18/2012 2:43:34 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Maureen Dowd: Is Elvis a Mormon?

CZJ: Maureen Dowd is a moron.

37 posted on 03/18/2012 2:59:19 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it. (plagiarized))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is Dowd a human?


38 posted on 03/18/2012 3:23:25 PM PDT by DPMD
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To: mylife; stylecouncilor

Thanks for the memory.


39 posted on 03/18/2012 3:31:32 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Elvis fans: Is Maureen Dowd A Moron?

/fixed it.


40 posted on 03/18/2012 3:34:05 PM PDT by Yehuda (Muck Fislam and it's useful infidel - dhimmie supporters.)
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To: windcliff

41 posted on 03/18/2012 3:35:57 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: LaybackLenny

42 posted on 03/18/2012 3:38:49 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

The significance of my tribe’s vote is symbolic, at best.


43 posted on 03/18/2012 3:49:49 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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