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(Chicago Trib)   Mitt Romney shocked to discover poor white southerners have a problem with his wealth and religion   (chicagotribune.com) divider line 139
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2012-09-11 09:57:09 AM  
Sheryl Harris... is convinced -- despite all evidence to the contrary -- that President Barack Obama, a practicing Christian, is Muslim... She'll vote for Obama, she said: "At least he wasn't brought up filthy rich."

Ouch.
 
2012-09-11 10:04:55 AM  
I've been saying this for months. Southern Christian fundamentalists farking hate Mormons. They consider them a dangerous, illegitimate cult. I'm not sure if their hate for Obama will trump that, but I assure you none of them are happy about voting for a Mormon.
 
2012-09-11 10:08:24 AM  

kid_icarus: I've been saying this for months. Southern Christian fundamentalists farking hate Mormons. They consider them a dangerous, illegitimate cult. I'm not sure if their hate for Obama will trump that, but I assure you none of them are happy about voting for a Mormon.


I don't think it matters in the deep-red states, but this may be the difference in Virginia and North Carolina. I don't think they will vote for Obama, but I do imagine that more than a few will not be motivated to bother to vote in November.
 
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2012-09-11 10:09:18 AM  
Most of the poor Southern whites I know are going to be wealthy as soon as they win the lottery, which they tend to spend heavily on.
 
2012-09-11 10:15:06 AM  

Lucky LaRue: kid_icarus: I've been saying this for months. Southern Christian fundamentalists farking hate Mormons. They consider them a dangerous, illegitimate cult. I'm not sure if their hate for Obama will trump that, but I assure you none of them are happy about voting for a Mormon.

I don't think it matters in the deep-red states, but this may be the difference in Virginia and North Carolina. I don't think they will vote for Obama, but I do imagine that more than a few will not be motivated to bother to vote in November.


In most deep-red states, it's basically been established that to vote Christian is to vote Republican. Democrats are synonymous with homo-abortion liberal atheism and none of them will be in heaven. (just like Mormons and Jehovahs Witnesses).
 
2012-09-11 10:19:51 AM  

Lucky LaRue: kid_icarus: I've been saying this for months. Southern Christian fundamentalists farking hate Mormons. They consider them a dangerous, illegitimate cult. I'm not sure if their hate for Obama will trump that, but I assure you none of them are happy about voting for a Mormon.

I don't think it matters in the deep-red states, but this may be the difference in Virginia and North Carolina. I don't think they will vote for Obama, but I do imagine that more than a few will not be motivated to bother to vote in November.


You know, if they don't vote that's almost as good as voting for Obama.
 
2012-09-11 10:23:26 AM  

Lucky LaRue: kid_icarus: I've been saying this for months. Southern Christian fundamentalists farking hate Mormons. They consider them a dangerous, illegitimate cult. I'm not sure if their hate for Obama will trump that, but I assure you none of them are happy about voting for a Mormon.

I don't think it matters in the deep-red states, but this may be the difference in Virginia and North Carolina. I don't think they will vote for Obama, but I do imagine that more than a few will not be motivated to bother to vote in November.


It'll definitely matter in Virgina since that Constitution Party guy was able to get on the ballot, and their platform is full of Protestant Fundamentalism policies which could siphon votes from people who aren't comfortable with Romney's version of Christianity.
 
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2012-09-11 10:23:45 AM  
Poor Southerners, what a quandary. Either they vote for a ultra-rich Mormon who is a habitual liar or an African American who they think is a Muslim. If they don't vote at all, the second wins anyway.

Poor, poor, babies....
 
2012-09-11 10:28:02 AM  

vpb: Most of the poor Southern whites I know are going to be wealthy as soon as they win the lottery, which they tend to spend heavily on.


Somehow it is much easier for a lower middle class person bordering on poverty to imagine being filthy rich tomorrow than to imagine being destitute and needing to collect unemployment.
 
2012-09-11 10:28:20 AM  
maybe they will play eenie meenie miney moe if they decide to get out to the polls.
 
2012-09-11 10:30:16 AM  
Still, she is undecided in the election. "The gay marriage thing hurts Obama," she said. "It's Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve."

I can tolerate bigotry more than I can tolerate this blatant unoriginality.
 
2012-09-11 10:30:18 AM  
Obama's supporters are obviously more ethical than I am.

If I had the desire (or money) to start a superPAC, it would be dedicated to running cheery ads in every single state dominated by white southern baptists extolling some of the weirder aspects of "Mitt's Mormonism".

"You've heard of the New Testament delivered by God to Christ's disciples 2,000 years ago in Israel, but have you heard about the even NEWER testament some guy dug up 200 years ago in his backyard in Pennsylvania? That's MITT'S MORMONISM!"

"Did you know that some people think American Indians are a heretofore unknown lost tribe of Israeiltes? That's MITT'S MORMONISM!"

"Heaven sounds pretty good for an afterlife. Know what sounds even better? How about being god of your very own planet? That's MITT'S MORMONISM!"
 
2012-09-11 10:36:15 AM  

gilgigamesh: Obama's supporters are obviously more ethical than I am.


Can I help with the For The Lulz America PAC?

Because I'd really love to help.
 
2012-09-11 10:39:35 AM  
Pretty sure Southern Whites is the demographic Romney has to worry about the LEAST.
 
2012-09-11 10:39:58 AM  
j.wigflip.com
 
2012-09-11 10:45:04 AM  

gilgigamesh: Obama's supporters are obviously more ethical than I am.

If I had the desire (or money) to start a superPAC, it would be dedicated to running cheery ads in every single state dominated by white southern baptists extolling some of the weirder aspects of "Mitt's Mormonism".

"You've heard of the New Testament delivered by God to Christ's disciples 2,000 years ago in Israel, but have you heard about the even NEWER testament some guy dug up 200 years ago in his backyard in Pennsylvania? That's MITT'S MORMONISM!"

"Did you know that some people think American Indians are a heretofore unknown lost tribe of Israeiltes? That's MITT'S MORMONISM!"

"Heaven sounds pretty good for an afterlife. Know what sounds even better? How about being god of your very own planet? That's MITT'S MORMONISM!"


Maybe you should be calling Stephen Colbert. I'm very intrigued to see what he does with that superPAC of his, but that type of thing seems right up his alley.
 
2012-09-11 10:50:42 AM  
She'll vote for Obama, she said: "At least he wasn't brought up filthy rich."

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"Of course, you'll have the good taste not to mention that I spoke to you."
 
2012-09-11 10:53:34 AM  

sweetmelissa31: Still, she is undecided in the election. "The gay marriage thing hurts Obama," she said. "It's Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve."

I can tolerate bigotry more than I can tolerate this blatant unoriginality.


As soon as people whip out Adam and Steve, all inclination to listen to anything they have to say suddenly disappears.
 
2012-09-11 10:56:44 AM  

The My Little Pony Killer: sweetmelissa31: Still, she is undecided in the election. "The gay marriage thing hurts Obama," she said. "It's Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve."

I can tolerate bigotry more than I can tolerate this blatant unoriginality.

As soon as people whip out Adam and Steve, all inclination to listen to anything they have to say suddenly disappears.


I didn't know people actually said that.
 
2012-09-11 10:58:23 AM  

DamnYankees: Pretty sure Southern Whites is the demographic Romney has to worry about the LEAST.


And yet he has to worry about them. That should give you an idea of how excellently Mitt's campaign is being run.
 
2012-09-11 10:59:46 AM  

Jackson Herring: [j.wigflip.com image 340x340]


j.wigflip.com
 
2012-09-11 10:59:54 AM  

Aarontology: The My Little Pony Killer: sweetmelissa31: Still, she is undecided in the election. "The gay marriage thing hurts Obama," she said. "It's Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve."

I can tolerate bigotry more than I can tolerate this blatant unoriginality.

As soon as people whip out Adam and Steve, all inclination to listen to anything they have to say suddenly disappears.

I didn't know people actually said that.


I'm sure it's big amongst the "every thought I ever had is on a bumper sticker" crowd
 
2012-09-11 11:01:44 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: I'm sure it's big amongst the "every thought I ever had is on a bumper sticker" crowd


Twitter is too verbose for these half wits.
 
2012-09-11 11:03:06 AM  

Aarontology: MaudlinMutantMollusk: I'm sure it's big amongst the "every thought I ever had is on a bumper sticker" crowd

Twitter is too verbose for these half wits.


And 4chan moves too fast for them, but I'm sure Youtube is just right.
 
2012-09-11 11:03:23 AM  

DamnYankees: Pretty sure Southern Whites is the demographic Romney has to worry about the LEAST.


The problem is that Southern Whites is one of the demographics Republicans thought they could count on the MOST. Imagine their surprise to turn around and find TheBasetm biting them on the ass (figuratively speaking).
 
2012-09-11 11:05:27 AM  

sweetmelissa31: Jackson Herring: [j.wigflip.com image 340x340]

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tee hee I see you have been studying your shower curtain again
 
2012-09-11 11:05:44 AM  

Aarontology: I didn't know people actually said that.


You're officially invited down to my slice North Cackylacky where I can introduce you to plenty of these fine folk.
 
2012-09-11 11:07:26 AM  

The My Little Pony Killer: sweetmelissa31: Still, she is undecided in the election. "The gay marriage thing hurts Obama," she said. "It's Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve."

I can tolerate bigotry more than I can tolerate this blatant unoriginality.

As soon as people whip out Adam and Steve, all inclination to listen to anything they have to say suddenly disappears.


I feel the same way about the "choice" argument. As soon as that one is whipped out, our conversation is over. If you're honestly clinging to inane belief that sexual orientation is a choice, then there is no point in trying to have a rational conversation with you.
 
2012-09-11 11:16:27 AM  
Which is odd, seeing as how many Democrats/liberals have a problem with Mitt's wealth of religion.
 
2012-09-11 11:17:11 AM  

The My Little Pony Killer: sweetmelissa31: Still, she is undecided in the election. "The gay marriage thing hurts Obama," she said. "It's Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve."

I can tolerate bigotry more than I can tolerate this blatant unoriginality.

As soon as people whip out Adam and Steve, all inclination to listen to anything they have to say suddenly disappears.


Especially since, genetically, God had to have created Adam and Steve and then transgendered Steve into Eve. She came from his rib, which has XY chromosomes after all.
 
2012-09-11 11:17:44 AM  

Lucky LaRue: Ouch.


It's a bad sign for Romney when Southern Whites are saying "We're voting for the Muslim Attractive and Successful African-American".

At least it's not a Southern White Male who was saying it....

DamnYankees: Pretty sure Southern Whites is the demographic Romney has to worry about the LEAST.


Not Least; merely the Last he has to worry about. If he can't carry them by way better than 60%, he is going to start making the Democrats start slobbering in the direction of Texas.
 
2012-09-11 11:17:48 AM  
Ah yes...the Honey Boo Boo voting block.
 
2012-09-11 11:18:08 AM  
The Chicago Tribune broke that story into 11 sections to drive their page views. Basing their online advertising rates on daily page views, probably.

This is common, deceptive and manipulative but the amount of text in each section is laughably small. This is worse than a slide show, another page view driver.
 
2012-09-11 11:19:17 AM  
FTFA:
"I'm not extremely excited," she confessed. "I'd prefer not
to have a Mormon."

Nonetheless, she added, "Romney seems to align himself with
conservative values."


Of course, the Taliban does too...
 
2012-09-11 11:19:51 AM  
By being forced to vote for either a Mormon (whom they hate) or a black man (whom they fear), the extremist Christians of this country are being directly punished by God for their hateful, fearful ignorance.
 
2012-09-11 11:19:54 AM  
It's a non-issue, he's not black and will get enough votes to carry the South based on that one simple fact.
 
2012-09-11 11:19:57 AM  

kid_icarus: Lucky LaRue: kid_icarus: I've been saying this for months. Southern Christian fundamentalists farking hate Mormons. They consider them a dangerous, illegitimate cult. I'm not sure if their hate for Obama will trump that, but I assure you none of them are happy about voting for a Mormon.

I don't think it matters in the deep-red states, but this may be the difference in Virginia and North Carolina. I don't think they will vote for Obama, but I do imagine that more than a few will not be motivated to bother to vote in November.

In most deep-red states, it's basically been established that to vote Christian is to vote Republican. Democrats are synonymous with homo-abortion liberal atheism and none of them will be in heaven. (just like Mormons and Jehovahs Witnesses).


Eh, I don't know. I live in South Carolina, which is obviously a deep red state. However, the demographics of registered voters breaks down 30% democrat, 33% independent and 35% republican. There's probably 45% or more of the population that does not view the GOP favorably. Not enough to overcome gerrymandering, but a sizable amount nonetheless. Don't lump us all together!
 
2012-09-11 11:20:14 AM  
The south has always had a problem with a politician that hasn't held office in some area of the bible belt. This is nothing new. What is interesting though is how the primary debates are *still* haunting him, he cannot realistically expect to win the debates on merit alone. President Obama has been teaming up with John Kerry as his practice debate opponent. In other words he is already debating a rich and boring guy from Massachusetts who for all intensive purposes has twenty years worth of backlog on Romney. The president's got his wet stone ready while Romney seems content to keep pecking at dirt.

Someone should of told these people that running a candidate as "Not the Other guy" doesn't farking work.
 
2012-09-11 11:20:23 AM  
I'm on the left but those are two of the dumber categories to use when deciding on your vote.
 
2012-09-11 11:23:39 AM  
Also, minority churches are everywhere down here, and they don't look kindly on the GOP either.
 
2012-09-11 11:23:44 AM  
"I don't believe in free handouts," said Robert McCanna, a
former accountant. "Obama is pitting blacks against whites."

Retired truck driver Lyle Campbell interjected, "If I was
black, I would get anything I want."


Holy shiat apparently there is an Obama hotline he handed out to blacks. I must have missed the memo at our last Black People of the World meeting.
 
2012-09-11 11:24:30 AM  

sweetmelissa31: Still, she is undecided in the election. "The gay marriage thing hurts Obama," she said. "It's Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve."

I can tolerate bigotry more than I can tolerate this blatant unoriginality.


Actually that's not true. The original old testament manusripts, being written in the inks and parchments available at the time, had numerous omissions and blank spots that were file in via guesswork by scholars transcribing from
Aramaic to Greek.

The garden of Eden story was subject to significant gap filling which gave us the story we know today. But bible scholars now believe that there was an omission in front of the word eve that the original transcribers overlooked, and it is likely that the original text was actually "Adam and Steve.". Also the snake that tempted eve/steve was a metaphor for Adam's dong.
 
2012-09-11 11:26:03 AM  

kid_icarus: The My Little Pony Killer: sweetmelissa31: Still, she is undecided in the election. "The gay marriage thing hurts Obama," she said. "It's Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve."

I can tolerate bigotry more than I can tolerate this blatant unoriginality.

As soon as people whip out Adam and Steve, all inclination to listen to anything they have to say suddenly disappears.

I feel the same way about the "choice" argument. As soon as that one is whipped out, our conversation is over. If you're honestly clinging to inane belief that sexual orientation is a choice, then there is no point in trying to have a rational conversation with you.



For Me, It's A Choice and you don't get to define my gayness for me:

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""I gave a speech recently, an empowerment speech to a gay audience, and it included the line 'I've been straight and I've been gay, and gay is better.' And they tried to get me to change it, because they said it implies that homosexuality can be a choice. And for me, it is a choice. I understand that for many people it's not, but for me it's a choice, and you don't get to define my gayness for me. A certain section of our community is very concerned that it not be seen as a choice, because if it's a choice, then we could opt out. I say it doesn't matter if we flew here or we swam here, it matters that we are here and we are one group and let us stop trying to make a litmus test for who is considered gay and who is not. As you can tell, I am very annoyed about this issue. Why can't it be a choice? Why is that any less legitimate? It seems we're just ceding this point to bigots who are demanding it, and I don't think that they should define the terms of the debate. I also feel like people think I was walking around in a cloud and didn't realize I was gay, which I find really offensive. I find it offensive to me, but I also find it offensive to all the men I've been out with."
 
2012-09-11 11:26:59 AM  

Otherwise Just Fine: Eh, I don't know. I live in South Carolina, which is obviously a deep red state. However, the demographics of registered voters breaks down 30% democrat, 33% independent and 35% republican. There's probably 45% or more of the population that does not view the GOP favorably. Not enough to overcome gerrymandering, but a sizable amount nonetheless. Don't lump us all together!


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Yeah, but when South Carolina votes for a Democrat, it's this guy.
 
2012-09-11 11:26:59 AM  
It would be nice if they voted third party (even if libertarian) and it made a strong case to vote for anyone besides the big two parties.
 
2012-09-11 11:27:09 AM  

kid_icarus: I've been saying this for months. Southern Christian fundamentalists farking hate Mormons Catholics, Muslims and just about any religion you can imagine outside of their brand of Christianity. They consider them a dangerous, illegitimate cult. I'm not sure if their hate for Obama will trump that, but I assure you none of them are happy about voting for a Mormon.


FTFY
 
2012-09-11 11:27:16 AM  

The_Sponge: Ah yes...the Honey Boo Boo voting block.


*shudder*

I just heard about this show this week thanks to Cracked.

/fark you, Cracked!
 
2012-09-11 11:27:51 AM  
Why am I thinking of Wheel of Time on this?

It's like two equally abhorrent flavors of bigotry are now fighting it out inside the minds of the derpy.
 
2012-09-11 11:31:44 AM  
www.nourishingnation.com

We are going to pretend I did some editing and made Romney into a bubble-boy. 

/no, not a good witch either 
 
2012-09-11 11:40:01 AM  

ExperianScaresCthulhu: kid_icarus: The My Little Pony Killer: sweetmelissa31: Still, she is undecided in the election. "The gay marriage thing hurts Obama," she said. "It's Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve."

I can tolerate bigotry more than I can tolerate this blatant unoriginality.

As soon as people whip out Adam and Steve, all inclination to listen to anything they have to say suddenly disappears.

I feel the same way about the "choice" argument. As soon as that one is whipped out, our conversation is over. If you're honestly clinging to inane belief that sexual orientation is a choice, then there is no point in trying to have a rational conversation with you.


For Me, It's A Choice and you don't get to define my gayness for me:


Sexual ORIENTATION - who you're attracted to - is not a choice.
Sexual ACTIVITY - who you fark - is very much a choice.

Problem solved?
 
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