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Democrats Have Bigger Anti-Mormon Problem in Election Than GOP Has
TheDailyBeast ^ | 4/23/2012 | Peter Beinart

Posted on 04/24/2012 10:55:27 PM PDT by South40

Polls show 27 percent of Democrats would not vote for a Mormon, versus 18 percent of Republicans. There are votes in anti-Mormonism, but the Obama campaign must resist any temptation to play on it.

With just over six months before Election Day, the 2012 presidential campaign looks dull but astonishing. It’s dull because Barack Obama no longer elicits the kind of passion he did in 2008, and Mitt Romney has never elicited much passion at all. But it’s astonishing because it features an African-American and a Mormon, two of the most discriminated-against groups in American history. In the year of Romney’s birth (1947) or Obama’s (1961), the idea that a presidential election would one day pit an American of Romney’s religion versus an American of Obama’s race would have boggled the mind.

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Identity politics. Wonderful.
1 posted on 04/24/2012 10:55:31 PM PDT by South40
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To: South40

The difference is probably made up by the KKK contingent of the Democratic Party.


2 posted on 04/24/2012 11:17:33 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: South40

Isn’t it true that the Left has an issue with any religion except for radical islam or the environmentalism cult?


3 posted on 04/24/2012 11:22:24 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

“Isn’t it true that the Left has an issue with any religion except for radical islam or the environmentalism cult?”

Well, Unitarians are OK. Jeremiah Wright faux Christianity is OK.


4 posted on 04/24/2012 11:25:36 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: South40

Prove that Mr. Obama (if that’s actually his name) was born in 1961.


5 posted on 04/24/2012 11:29:34 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: South40
There are votes in anti-Mormonism, but the Obama campaign must resist any temptation to play on it.

Oh I'm sure they won't. HA! Romney will be labeled a Branch Davidian before it is all over.

6 posted on 04/24/2012 11:30:38 PM PDT by oyez ( Yomomacare going done once, going down twice, going---..)
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To: South40

“Democrats should remember the fear and revulsion they felt when conservatives played on Obama’s race and do everything humanly possible to prevent their party mates from doing the same.”

Hmmm. I don’t recall any of that. I recall a Republican party and a Republican presidential candidate that was scared to attack Obama at all. HRC was the only one with balls enough to raise Rev. Wright’s hateful craziness. McCain and the old media wouldn’t touch it or any other racially charged issues in the general election.

So now we have our most racist administration since Woodrow Wilson.


7 posted on 04/24/2012 11:31:36 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: South40
A person that I occasionally work with said they couldn't vote for a Mormon. But only because they had funded the anti- gay marriage vote in California! Another person spoke up and said that's probably the only reason they could vote for a Mormon! I had to bite my tongue because technically I was listening in on their conversation!
8 posted on 04/24/2012 11:36:44 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: Lazlo in PA

Laz,

Islam and Mormonism are very similar.....that’s why there are thousands of Muslims in Mormon Utah. ..and the outreach programs to each other are vast and wide...and have been. They do come to each others defense.


9 posted on 04/24/2012 11:37:55 PM PDT by caww
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To: caww

I won’t vote for Willard, that’s for sure. It’s going to be a write-in for me this year.


10 posted on 04/24/2012 11:40:14 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: South40

Muslim vs. Mormon.

What happened?


11 posted on 04/25/2012 12:26:28 AM PDT by DNA.2012
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To: South40

The headline is nonsense. Why would the Dems have an anti-Mormon problem in the election when it’s their opponent who is a Mormon? If anything, more bias against Mormons will be a bigger motivator for Dems to get out and vote against Romney.


12 posted on 04/25/2012 12:50:20 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: South40

He is a Mormon, so what..

What he is, is the inventor of Romney-care..
running against the inventor of Obama-care..

This election is a cartoon, on purpose I suppose..
Seems to be, way too many Cartoonists in Washington D.C..

I would vote for Jessica Rabbit.. i.e. Rogers wife..
Thats one HOT Toon right there..


13 posted on 04/25/2012 12:50:35 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: hosepipe
The are going to try the Rich standard on him but Obama made his bones when John Forbes Kerry the richest person in a party to run for President to run for office.

( Ross Perot only richer).

The Forbes Family wealth started with shipping trade with China ( some say drugs)

President of Alexander Bell Telephone Company and railroads.

Then of course the Billion dollars from the Heinez Fortune he married into and made him the richest Politican.

14 posted on 04/25/2012 1:12:35 AM PDT by scooby321 (h tones)
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To: South40

Those anti Mormon groups in the Democratic Party is different,I think, from the anti Mormon in the Republican Party. The former sees Mormons as anti gay religious zealots, while the latter is against them on religious ground.


15 posted on 04/25/2012 1:12:59 AM PDT by paudio (no tagline for now...)
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To: South40; All
Democrats are bigots who will not support a Mormon, BUT Democrats have shown that they will vote for a Moron!
16 posted on 04/25/2012 2:20:23 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Lazlo in PA

I’m sure if Romney was muslim, the Dems would be throwing themselves at him.


17 posted on 04/25/2012 3:44:33 AM PDT by dubyajam ("Life is Hard ... It's Even Harder When you're Stupid" --- John Wayne)
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To: Salvation

“I won’t vote for Willard, that’s for sure. It’s going to be a write-in for me this year.”

Why not save yourself the trouble of actually having to “write-in” a name and just pull the lever for 0bama?

Wake up. There is way too much at stake this time around. A third party vote is a vote for a Communist America.

I took the same stance as you when I wrote in Duncan Hunter/John Bolton in 2008 and look where that got us!

I’m hoping that the surgeons can stitch my tongue back together after I vote for the GOP candidate.

America cannot survive 4 more years of the Communist/Marxist 0bama and you know it.


18 posted on 04/25/2012 4:05:54 AM PDT by panaxanax (0bama >>WORST PRESIDENT EVER.)
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To: South40
The Mormons have a race problem, but it's dwarfed by the Democrat Party. The Democrats were founded by slaveowners, the costliest war in American History (over 700,000 killed) was because a few Democrats were too lazy to pick their own cotton, when Republicans freed the slaves, Democrats put them in quasi-slavery for another 100 years under Jim Crow, and the Klan attacks against blacks didn't stop until blacks became a reliable Democrat party vote in the 1970's (look for a revival of the KKK when the the GOP starts getting at least 30% of the black vote).

No black man has ever been lynched by a Republican, and no black woman has ever been raped by a Republican.

19 posted on 04/25/2012 4:35:52 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Democrats- Forgetting 9/11 since 9/12/01)
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To: South40
I imagine the official Øbama campaign probably will be trying very hard not to come off as anti-Mormon, for fear of creating a "pro-Mormon sympathy vote" among other religious minority groups like Jews, Hindus, Buddhists and even Muslims -- most of whom otherwise would be in the tank for President Zero.

On the other hand, the unofficial Dhimmi campaign staff -- MSNBC, DU, Media Matters, Kos, NYT, etc. -- may well go full-bore anti-Mormon, at least in the beginning. If this tactic seems to work against Romney in the polls, the attacks will probably increase. But then, there's always the chance of a backlash. Only time will tell.

20 posted on 04/25/2012 7:54:59 AM PDT by Hawthorn
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To: panaxanax
I took the same stance as you when I wrote in Duncan Hunter/John Bolton in 2008 and look where that got us! I’m hoping that the surgeons can stitch my tongue back together after I vote for the GOP candidate. America cannot survive 4 more years of the Communist/Marxist 0bama and you know it.

This really makes no sense. You wouldn't vote for McCain who at least had some remaining conservatism (admittedly, not much) but you will vote for Romney who has never had a conservative impulse in his life? There is not a single aspect of Mitt Romney's record which give conservatives any hope we have ally in Romney.

If Romney wins the general election, the conservative movement is dead until 2020. If you think the GOP-e is hostile to the conservative wing of the Republican Party, wait until Romney gets to put his people in the power positions in the Republican Party. With these people in place, there is no chance of a conservative primary challenger unseating the incumbent Romney in 2016.

Romney, if elected, will also contaminate the Congress. The Tea Party conservatives will actively oppose Obama. As history has shown, they will become lapdogs for a President of their party. Since there is little separation in political views between Romney and Obama, it is quite possible that Romney with a cooperative Congress will accomplish more of the liberal agenda than Obama would in a second term.

Enough with the scare tactics. I'm long enough in the tooth to have heard them many times before. Frankly, if our nation is so fragile that Barak Obama could destroy it in four more years, it was doomed anyway. Besides if our nation is that far gone, there is no way that Mitt Romney is going to save it.

I'm not going to vote for one turd because it stinks a little less than the other turd. Bottom line: both are still turds. My conscience will be perfectly clear in not voting for either one.

21 posted on 04/25/2012 8:02:45 AM PDT by CommerceComet (If Mitt can leave the GOP to protest Reagan, why can't I do the same in protest of Romney?)
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To: CommerceComet

Two words.

1: Supreme

2: Court

Do you not think that the person you help get elected (0bama) by voting third party won’t stack the Supremes with liberal leftist Communist/Marxist/Socialist lesbians and an openly gay judge? You watch and you will see that I speak the truth.

You do make some good points. In fact, I made the same ones in 2008. You made my point for me and I thank you for that. My ‘taking a stand’ and writing in Hunter/Bolton didn’t work out so well.

Even McCain would have been better than 0bama, albeit, not by much. I’ve learned my lesson at America’s expense so that I could have a “perfectly clear conscience”. Never again. I’ll suffer through 4 years of Romney before I see our Constitution completely shredded under 0bama and America enslaved under Totalitarianism/UN/NWO control.

It sucks that there are times when we must sacrifice our own personal feelings, our pride, our conscience in order to fight again another day.

Voting for RINO-Romney is only an attempt to kick the can down the road until we can find a real Conservative to run against him. We know exactly what we’ll get with 0bama, we are not sure what to expect from Romney, but I damn well know he ain’t no Communist and he loves his, OUR country.

0bama HATES everything America stands for, everything.

I never implied that Romney will “save” the GOP. In my opinion, they have moved way too far to the left already.

And yes, my friend, America is at the crossroads and is very fragile at this time. Look around you...15 Trillion in debt and rising as we speak, UN taking over US policies and dictating to us how we live our lives. I could go on forever on how 0bama has damaged our country in just 3.5 years. Another four would be the end of 90% of our remaining freedoms.

It will be so-called Republicans that allow 0bama to serve, .....oops, I mean rule, for a second term, thus plunging us into a territory we have never witnessed.


22 posted on 04/25/2012 8:44:57 AM PDT by panaxanax (0bama >>WORST PRESIDENT EVER.)
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To: South40

America is the NEW Sodom.. URP is Gomorrah..
Obama is most likely punishment for murdering all them babies..
AND either he will be elected -OR- Romney will if he don’t take a “dive”..

American republican WOMEN do not WANT a conservative..
and, of course, being able to continue murdering their babies..


23 posted on 04/25/2012 9:21:05 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: Salvation

I won’t vote for Romney nor Obama....they are one in the same....both want to take this nation in a direction our founders never ever desired.

One is a Marxist the other a cultist/globalist with a political agenda all it’s own. That’s a no vote for each.

I’ll do a write in as well.


24 posted on 04/25/2012 9:59:22 AM PDT by caww
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To: panaxanax
Republicans that allow 0bama to serve, .....oops, I mean rule, for a second term, thus plunging us into a territory we have never witnessed.

So won't Romney....the difference is we know Obamas plan...Romney's still hiding his...he isn't President yet so he'll continue to deceive the masses. It his nature to do so until he's firmly positioned.

25 posted on 04/25/2012 10:03:47 AM PDT by caww
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To: panaxanax
America is at the crossroads and is very fragile at this time.

"Hanging by a thread" sounds all too familiar for the informed.

America's was hanging there in 2008 as well. That was when this trajectory could have been haulted. Now we're stuck with Romney and his true political agenda he hides ...but he won't be able to do so long.

Any one who votes for Romney will be voting for something they are fully unaware of...deception works and is Romneys very nature.

26 posted on 04/25/2012 10:14:59 AM PDT by caww
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To: panaxanax
Two words. 1: Supreme 2: Court

Either way, the nation is damaged. Look at the total losers that Romney appointed in Massachusetts. We'd be lucky if Romney will give us a Souter. With either man in office, the conservatives will have to create a groundswell and get Congress involved to block the losers which both men will put forward.

Concerning an Obama second term, let me ask you this question: What President in the modern era accomplished more of his agenda in the second term than in the first? I honestly can't think of one. Lots of Democrats have soured on Obama and even if he wins re-election, he will not have a united party behind him. I think that Obama will be pretty ineffectual in his second term. You're seeing Democrats, for self-preservation, distancing themselves from Obama and it will only grow in the second term even if he is re-elected.

I understand why you are voting for Romney - I just can't bring myself to do it. Frankly, I think your timing was off in 2008 but the logic applied in not voting for the Republican nominee is sound. When Romney takes his predictable dive to the left in the general election campaign, re-think your position and vote your conscience.

27 posted on 04/25/2012 1:15:39 PM PDT by CommerceComet (If Mitt can leave the GOP to protest Reagan, why can't I do the same in protest of Romney?)
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