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After Barry Goldwater lost the 1964 Presidential election in LBJ’s landslide, he asked Michigan Governor George Romney (his primary Republican opponent and Mitt’s father) why Romney hadn’t endorsed and/or supported him.

While Romney hadn’t really “marched with Martin Luther King” in 1963 (another Mitt falsehood), he rejected the John Birch Society (the Tea Partiers of their time) and sought to amend the Republican Party platform to endorse the Civil Rights Act and disavow extremism—all of which Goldwater and his supporters had opposed and/or defeated.

Responding to Goldwater’s inquiry, Romney wrote:

Dogmatic ideological parties tend to splinter the political and social fabric of a nation, lead to governmental crises and deadlocks, and stymie the compromises so often necessary to preserve freedom and achieve progress.

While Mitt disingenuously accuses President Obama of “dividing the Nation”, his father prophetically predicted the consequences of Mitt’s unprincipled alliance with extremists.

That Mitt is running strongest among “non-college-educated white males” speaks volumes about his well-funded, lie-based “appeal”, as did Denny Herzog’s Sentinel column – “Science is anathema to the far right wing of the GOP” (January 8, 2012).  Republicans too-often spout “sanctimonious nonsense”, while disdaining history, economics, facts, and common sense.

Without diminishing the many positive contributions of religion to the advancement of human civilization and U.S. political culture (racism, sexism, blood-letting, homophobia, and the Ninth Commandment aside)—just as Christians believe in the divinity of Jesus, Catholics also believe in biological improbabilities, and Evangelicals insist that the Old Testament trumps Christ’s teachings—Mormons believe they are descended from Lost Tribes of Israel (contrary to DNA evidence), that Joseph Smith saw God and/or Jesus in 1820 and discovered Golden Plates in 1823 (which – like Mitt’s tax returns – remain hidden), miraculously translated them, and thus became another post-Biblical Prophet!

“Voters (especially, women), pick your prophets.”



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