If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(National Journal)   Its the weirdest thing, but after years of denouncing his religion as a "satanic cult", Evangelical leaders failed to convince their followers that God was commanding them to go out and vote for Mitt Romney   (nationaljournal.com) divider line 105
    More: Obvious, Mitt Romney, human beings, Moral Majority, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Republican Revolution, Jewish Americans, Liberty University, Albert Mohler  
•       •       •

2381 clicks; posted to Politics » on 14 Nov 2012 at 12:55 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



105 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | » | Last | Show all
 
2012-11-14 11:05:38 AM
They have learned nothing.
 
2012-11-14 11:07:10 AM
Evangelicals voted in huge numbers. This wasn't the problem.
 
2012-11-14 11:07:54 AM
Evangelicals turned out for Romney at the same levels they turned out for their boy Bush. The article was about - stop me if you've heard this one before - how evangelicals are a dying breed and they're blaming everyone else instead of looking at their own message.
 
2012-11-14 11:17:39 AM
The problem was that too many people were calling for a landslide in Romney's favor. This lead to 3 million Republican's deciding to not vote and go home. I mean who wants to wait in line for a few hours when you boy is a lock?
 
2012-11-14 11:23:37 AM
FTFA: As a result, 79 percent of white evangelicals voted for Romney on Tuesday. That's the same percentage that Bush received in 2004, and more than Sen. John McCain received in 2008. The evangelical vote was 27 percent of the overall electorate -- the highest it's ever been for an election.

Yeah Submitter. Convincing evangelicals to vote for a Mormon turned out not to be a problem. I'm surprised myself but there it is.
 
2012-11-14 11:26:09 AM
Conservatives weren't conservative enough. This angered God, so he made Romney lose.
 
2012-11-14 11:34:21 AM
Maybe, just maybe, Republicans are losing because people don't want your religion running our government.
 
2012-11-14 11:36:49 AM

doyner: Maybe, just maybe, Republicans are losing because people don't want your religion running our government.


Or maybe they just wanted the adults in charge.
 
2012-11-14 11:38:21 AM

Somacandra: Yeah Submitter. Convincing evangelicals to vote for a Mormon turned out not to be a problem. I'm surprised myself but there it is.



Having grown up around and knowing a shiat-ton of evangelicals, this doesn't surprise me in the slightest. And it was awesome seeing Billy Graham totally confirm that they actually put politics before their religion (despite their constant claims to the contrary).
 
2012-11-14 11:39:47 AM

mrshowrules: doyner: Maybe, just maybe, Republicans are losing because people don't want your religion running our government.

Or maybe they just wanted the adults in charge.


Or maybe they're members of minorities that the Republican Party spent the entire election cycle bashing and demonizing.
 
2012-11-14 11:40:05 AM
IMHO, Mormonism is closer to Scientology than Christianity. It's a weird, weird religion.
 
2012-11-14 11:42:42 AM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: The problem was that too many people were calling for a landslide in Romney's favor. This lead to 3 million Republican's deciding to not vote and go home. I mean who wants to wait in line for a few hours when you boy is a lock?


How much can we pay Fox News to always predict a Republican landslide?
 
2012-11-14 11:43:15 AM
"I think this [election] was an evangelical disaster,"

Thank God.
 
2012-11-14 11:46:10 AM

Lollipop165: IMHO, Mormonism is closer to Scientology than Christianity. It's a weird, weird religion.



But the thing is almost every Mormon I know or meet is the nicest most non-judgemental person (or they hide it really well). I think all the hatred on open derpitude is concentrated in a few individuals as far as that religion is concerned.
 
2012-11-14 11:46:48 AM

jake_lex: mrshowrules: doyner: Maybe, just maybe, Republicans are losing because people don't want your religion running our government.

Or maybe they just wanted the adults in charge.

Or maybe they're members of minorities that the Republican Party spent the entire election cycle bashing and demonizing.


In summary the America wants:

1) a non-theocratic government
2) intelligent and reasonable leadership
3) protection of civil rights and liberties.

The Founders must be rolling in their graves.
 
2012-11-14 11:50:21 AM

Somacandra: FTFA: As a result, 79 percent of white evangelicals voted for Romney on Tuesday. That's the same percentage that Bush received in 2004, and more than Sen. John McCain received in 2008. The evangelical vote was 27 percent of the overall electorate -- the highest it's ever been for an election.

Yeah Submitter. Convincing evangelicals to vote for a Mormon turned out not to be a problem. I'm surprised myself but there it is.


79 precent of the white evangelicals Who voted . The issue is the souls at the polls were rather less than in previous elections. Right WIng blogs are throwing around the number 7 million, but I rather see that from a source that's on speaking terms with math and science.
 
2012-11-14 11:53:33 AM

mrshowrules: In summary the America wants:

1) a non-theocratic government
2) intelligent and reasonable leadership
3) protection of civil rights and liberties.


Yup. That sums up my priorities in the voting booth.
 
2012-11-14 11:54:51 AM
Evangelical fervor affected the national attitude. It may not have hit Romney directly, but it certainly eroded overall support. He was not helped by the evangelical offensive against women - in their state-level efforts and in their Congressional candidates. Evangelicals may have voted for Romney in higher numbers than they did for McCain, but the rest of us were rejecting their extremist, anachronistic, and regressive ideology and policies as a whole.
 
2012-11-14 12:17:13 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: The problem was that too many people were calling for a landslide in Romney's favor. This lead to 3 million Republican's deciding to not vote and go home. I mean who wants to wait in line for a few hours when you boy is a lock?


The liberal media strikes again.
 
2012-11-14 12:58:59 PM

czei: The Stealth Hippopotamus: The problem was that too many people were calling for a landslide in Romney's favor. This lead to 3 million Republican's deciding to not vote and go home. I mean who wants to wait in line for a few hours when you boy is a lock?

How much can we pay Fox News to always predict a Republican landslide?


Exactly $0.
 
2012-11-14 12:59:28 PM

Somacandra: FTFA: As a result, 79 percent of white evangelicals voted for Romney on Tuesday. That's the same percentage that Bush received in 2004, and more than Sen. John McCain received in 2008. The evangelical vote was 27 percent of the overall electorate -- the highest it's ever been for an election.

Yeah Submitter. Convincing evangelicals to vote for a Mormon turned out not to be a problem. I'm surprised myself but there it is.


It's amazing what a little "God speaks through me" can do.
 
2012-11-14 01:00:09 PM
The idea that a sky wizards sent his time lord son to earth a 2nd time in order to bury some magic plates is just too absurd. I mean really, it sounds like some fairly tale meant to put children at ease about the unknown.
 
2012-11-14 01:00:25 PM
blog.evidenceministries.org
 
2012-11-14 01:01:08 PM

Aarontology: "I think this [election] was an evangelical disaster,"

Thank God.


/thread over
 
2012-11-14 01:01:20 PM

UberDave: Lollipop165: IMHO, Mormonism is closer to Scientology than Christianity. It's a weird, weird religion.


But the thing is almost every Mormon I know or meet is the nicest most non-judgemental person (or they hide it really well). I think all the hatred on open derpitude is concentrated in a few individuals as far as that religion is concerned.


That's true. I don't mind Mormons so much; they're kinda tightassed, but they'll mind their own business and respect your space. I'm not too fond of the church itself after the Proposition 8 mess, but the individual churchgoers are mostly allright.
 
2012-11-14 01:02:17 PM

HeartBurnKid: UberDave: Lollipop165: IMHO, Mormonism is closer to Scientology than Christianity. It's a weird, weird religion.


But the thing is almost every Mormon I know or meet is the nicest most non-judgemental person (or they hide it really well). I think all the hatred on open derpitude is concentrated in a few individuals as far as that religion is concerned.

That's true. I don't mind Mormons so much; they're kinda tightassed, but they'll mind their own business and respect your space. I'm not too fond of the church itself after the Proposition 8 mess, but the individual churchgoers are mostly allright.


I wouldn't care for a lobotomy myself, but the people who get them seem a rather agreeable sort.
 
2012-11-14 01:02:41 PM
Ooohhhhhhh if it's supposed to be a possessive, it's just I-T-S

Annnd if it's supposed to be a contraction, then it's I-T-apostrophe-S

Scallewag
 
2012-11-14 01:02:52 PM

Magorn: Somacandra: FTFA: As a result, 79 percent of white evangelicals voted for Romney on Tuesday. That's the same percentage that Bush received in 2004, and more than Sen. John McCain received in 2008. The evangelical vote was 27 percent of the overall electorate -- the highest it's ever been for an election.

Yeah Submitter. Convincing evangelicals to vote for a Mormon turned out not to be a problem. I'm surprised myself but there it is.

79 precent of the white evangelicals Who voted . The issue is the souls at the polls were rather less than in previous elections. Right WIng blogs are throwing around the number 7 million, but I rather see that from a source that's on speaking terms with math and science.


Bolded why you're wrong.
 
2012-11-14 01:02:57 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: The problem was that too many people were calling for a landslide in Romney's favor. This lead to 3 million Republican's deciding to not vote and go home. I mean who wants to wait in line for a few hours when you boy is a lock?


How about all the Democrats that knew we had the election won, and still stood in line for well over 3 hours. Lazy shiftless Republicans, if that is your angle, run with it.
 
2012-11-14 01:03:22 PM
And now the evangelicals are going to double down on "Mormon's aren't Christian"

I hope. I love me's a little interfaith hate. It's so fun to see them go after each other instead of us non-stamp-collectors.
 
2012-11-14 01:03:55 PM

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: Evangelicals turned out for Romney at the same levels they turned out for their boy Bush. The article was about - stop me if you've heard this one before - how evangelicals are a dying breed and they're blaming everyone else instead of looking at their own message.


It's not their message is the problem it is that people are allowed to spread competing messages that are Satan's words and tempt the believers.
 
2012-11-14 01:04:29 PM

HeartBurnKid: UberDave: Lollipop165: IMHO, Mormonism is closer to Scientology than Christianity. It's a weird, weird religion.


But the thing is almost every Mormon I know or meet is the nicest most non-judgemental person (or they hide it really well). I think all the hatred on open derpitude is concentrated in a few individuals as far as that religion is concerned.

That's true. I don't mind Mormons so much; they're kinda tightassed, but they'll mind their own business and respect your space. I'm not too fond of the church itself after the Proposition 8 mess, but the individual churchgoers are mostly allright.


HeartBurnKid: UberDave: Lollipop165: IMHO, Mormonism is closer to Scientology than Christianity. It's a weird, weird religion.


But the thing is almost every Mormon I know or meet is the nicest most non-judgemental person (or they hide it really well). I think all the hatred on open derpitude is concentrated in a few individuals as far as that religion is concerned.

That's true. I don't mind Mormons so much; they're kinda tightassed, but they'll mind their own business and respect your space. I'm not too fond of the church itself after the Proposition 8 mess, but the individual churchgoers are mostly allright.


The individual churchgoers are the ones whose monetary support enabled the church to get involved in the Prop. 8 mess, and whose continued monetary support after Prop. 8 amounts to tacit acceptance of the church's stance and political moves.
 
2012-11-14 01:04:42 PM
Reince Prebius: "The next one of you who says 'rape' is going to get pistol-whipped."
Paul Ryan: "Hey Todd Akin, what's that place you like to eat with all the goofy shiat on the walls?"
Todd Akin: You mean 'Rape'?"
 
2012-11-14 01:05:37 PM
Knowing Glenn Beck is a member is enough deterrent for me.

/Voted for Johnson
//Happy Obama won.
///Slashies come in three's.
 
2012-11-14 01:06:11 PM

EyeballKid: HeartBurnKid: UberDave: Lollipop165: IMHO, Mormonism is closer to Scientology than Christianity. It's a weird, weird religion.


But the thing is almost every Mormon I know or meet is the nicest most non-judgemental person (or they hide it really well). I think all the hatred on open derpitude is concentrated in a few individuals as far as that religion is concerned.

That's true. I don't mind Mormons so much; they're kinda tightassed, but they'll mind their own business and respect your space. I'm not too fond of the church itself after the Proposition 8 mess, but the individual churchgoers are mostly allright.

I wouldn't care for a lobotomy myself, but the people who get them seem a rather agreeable sort.


I honestly don't think there's a religion on earth that doesn't count as a "lobotomy" in some fashion

/except the Pastafarians, Discordians, and SubGenii, of course
 
2012-11-14 01:07:11 PM
You can stuff the SCOTUS full of Catholics--you see, they face excommunication and denial of the sacrement if they vote pro-abortion--but you can't put a bastard son of Satan in the White House.

Even Southern Baptists have their limits.
 
2012-11-14 01:09:21 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: The problem was that too many people were calling for a landslide in Romney's favor. This lead to 3 million Republican's deciding to not vote and go home. I mean who wants to wait in line for a few hours when you boy is a lock?


Yep, sure couldn't be anything to do with Republican policies being out of step with the mainstream, or fronting a bad candidate or legitimate rape or anything like that.

Nope, it's the messaging.

Personal responsibility!
 
2012-11-14 01:09:27 PM
When will America wisen up and let a White Christian Man run for president.
 
2012-11-14 01:09:29 PM

Marshal805: Knowing Glenn Beck is a member is enough deterrent for me.

/Voted for Johnson
//Happy Obama won.
///Slashies come in three's.


And what's worse is that he's actually a convert. So as a free thinking adult, someone presented him the concept of mormonism and he said "yeah, that sounds about right."

It's definitely one thing to be indoctrinated into it as a kid and see everyone you know believing this crap, it's an entirely different animal when you arrive at it on your own.
 
2012-11-14 01:11:14 PM

A Dark Evil Omen: The Stealth Hippopotamus: The problem was that too many people were calling for a landslide in Romney's favor. This lead to 3 million Republican's deciding to not vote and go home. I mean who wants to wait in line for a few hours when you boy is a lock?

Yep, sure couldn't be anything to do with Republican policies being out of step with the mainstream, or fronting a bad candidate or legitimate rape or anything like that.

Nope, it's the messaging.

Personal responsibility!


I think the takeaway here is that Republicans are lazy and just want free Presidents.
 
2012-11-14 01:11:21 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: The problem was that too many people were calling for a landslide in Romney's favor.


Damned liberal media.
 
2012-11-14 01:11:53 PM
I grew up in and around the Southern Baptist Convention. Those people hated Mormons worse than anything. I mean, they were Satanists by proxy. To see so many evangelicals go with the Mormon over the Congregationalist was weird and wrong. Not that I expected them to turn out for Obama - he's pretty lukewarm, regardless of politics - but for them to get all God's Will over a Mormon underscored for me how casually they hold their own tenets. Many of them might do well to read Matthew 21:12-16 a few times through and have a new come-to-Jesus moment.
 
2012-11-14 01:12:02 PM
And this popped up on GIS for "It's the weirdest thing"

grist.files.wordpress.com

And I think it might be a winner. Pyura chilensis, aka meat rock.
 
2012-11-14 01:12:03 PM
It is somewhat amazing that evangelicals voted for someone who would have been the first US President from a non-Christian religion if he won. Kinda goes against everything they say they believe in regarding Christianity and religion.

I can think of 3 likely reasons for this (or a combination of the three)

1) They believe abortion and gay marriage are the most important religious issues in the US, therefore the would even vote for a Muslim if he was a Rapeblican.

2) they are sheep who believe their religious leaders without question, even when they contradict themselves. So they wouldn't even know anything about Mormons.

3) they are Rapeblican first and Christians second.
 
2012-11-14 01:13:05 PM

Marshal805: Knowing Glenn Beck is a member is enough deterrent for me.

/Voted for Johnson
//Happy Obama won.
///Slashies come in three's.


Good choice! You voted for the guy who slaughtered Obama in a debate on the Fox Business Channel.

images.politico.com

/Okay, it was a fake debate against an Obama impersonator, but still. . .

Link

/I will never stop laughing at Johnson voters.
 
2012-11-14 01:13:27 PM

rtaylor92: And what's worse is that he's actually a convert. So as a free thinking adult, someone presented him the concept of mormonism and he said "yeah, that sounds about right."

It's definitely one thing to be indoctrinated into it as a kid and see everyone you know believing this crap, it's an entirely different animal when you arrive at it on your own.


To be fair, though, there's possibly a reason the phrase "as smart as a morning zoo disc jockey" has ever been uttered.
 
2012-11-14 01:13:27 PM

wildcardjack: And this popped up on GIS for "It's the weirdest thing"

[grist.files.wordpress.com image 470x358]

And I think it might be a winner. Pyura chilensis, aka meat rock.


I think that may be NSFW.

At least I hope it is, because its giving me a boner.
 
2012-11-14 01:15:34 PM

EyeballKid: To be fair, though, there's possibly a reason the phrase "as smart as a morning zoo disc jockey" has never been uttered.


ftfm


/goddamit, I sure feel dumb as a morning zoo disc jockey after that
 
2012-11-14 01:18:31 PM
But who do you believe?

As I recall, Michelle Bachman said God told her to run for president.

And so did Rick Santorum

And so did Rick Perry

And so did Newt

I don't recall Mittens saying that, but he thinks he's going to be God of his own planet. I'm assuming he thought it was this one.

Obviously God is a Liberal
 
2012-11-14 01:19:46 PM
 
Displayed 50 of 105 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report