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2020-06-07 5:43:35 PM  
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2020-06-07 6:01:45 PM  
I know all you purity people will hate this but I think it is great. If he actually took a moral stand and seriously endorsed Biden I think Utah could flip. Trump is only 3 points ahead of Biden in the latest polling there and most everyone in Utah hates Trump. Mormons, unlike some other forms of Chritianity today actually have an underlying ethical and moral underpinning.
 
2020-06-07 6:12:01 PM  
It never ends well when you give an AI an empathy chip.
 
2020-06-07 6:13:06 PM  

Ken S.: I know all you purity people will hate this but I think it is great. If he actually took a moral stand and seriously endorsed Biden I think Utah could flip. Trump is only 3 points ahead of Biden in the latest polling there and most everyone in Utah hates Trump. Mormons, unlike some other forms of Chritianity today actually have an underlying ethical and moral underpinning.


The Mormons have a very racist past.   I am not denying that, but god damn if you had told me a decade ago that Mitt Romney would be leading a march to the White House in support of Black Lives Matter...

Hell's a poppin' .
 
2020-06-07 6:13:24 PM  

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mboorstein: Mitt Romney, marching down Penn Ave towards the White House, with about 1000 mostly evangelical protesters. They're chanting "black lives matter!" and singing "This little light of mine" ⁦@MittRomney⁩ https://t.co/Zj8HHpBDoX


There may be a reason Mittens is out today.
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This is my father, George Romney, participating in a Civil Rights march in the Detroit suburbs during the late 1960s-"Force alone will not eliminate riots," he said. "We must eliminate the problems from which they stem." pic.twitter.com/SzrcAyfPD8
- Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) June 6, 2020
 
2020-06-07 6:13:43 PM  
So we're looking at the possibility of Texas and Utah going blue on Election Night?
 
2020-06-07 6:15:23 PM  
Props and respect. Your father would be proud,Mitt.
 
2020-06-07 6:16:42 PM  

Ken S.: I know all you purity people will hate this but I think it is great. If he actually took a moral stand and seriously endorsed Biden I think Utah could flip. Trump is only 3 points ahead of Biden in the latest polling there and most everyone in Utah hates Trump. Mormons, unlike some other forms of Chritianity today actually have an underlying ethical and moral underpinning.


Mittens was the only "republican" willing to vote to have Trump removed. He's essentially an independent now. Only reason he hasn't been excommunicated by them is because he holds a lot of sway in Utah.

It's no longer Republican v Democrat. It's America v Trumpland. I'll never forget how most of the Republican Party sold their soul for Trump, and will be happy to remind them, but anyone willing to publicly break away and sway a few more votes is someone I'll take right now. My enemy's enemy, and Trump has made a lot of enemies among the Republican Party.
 
2020-06-07 6:19:17 PM  

shastacola: Props and respect. Your father would be proud,Mitt.


I sometimes forget that George Romney was Mitt's dad.   I was young, but even then I remember he was an early opponent of the Vietnam War.

Yes, kids, once upon a time, there were Republicans who weren't bugfark nuts.
 
2020-06-07 6:20:31 PM  

GreatGlavinsGhost: Original: Original Tweet:
mboorstein: Mitt Romney, marching down Penn Ave towards the White House, with about 1000 mostly evangelical protesters. They're chanting "black lives matter!" and singing "This little light of mine" ⁦@MittRomney⁩ https://t.co/Zj8HHpBDoX

There may be a reason Mittens is out today.
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This is my father, George Romney, participating in a Civil Rights march in the Detroit suburbs during the late 1960s-"Force alone will not eliminate riots," he said. "We must eliminate the problems from which they stem." pic.twitter.com/SzrcAyfPD8
- Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) June 6, 2020


Ida May Wells wrote a long Twitter thread on George Romney today too. I wonder if the weight of his father's courage finally got to him.


https://twitter.com/nhannahjones/stat​u​s/1269425687309541377
 
2020-06-07 6:22:13 PM  

Original: Original Tweet:

mboorstein: Mitt Romney, marching down Penn Ave towards the White House, with about 1000 mostly evangelical protesters. They're chanting "black lives matter!" and singing "This little light of mine" ⁦@MittRomney⁩ https://t.co/Zj8HHpBDoX


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2020-06-07 6:23:04 PM  
I talked smack about him in 2012 and the crap he pulled when he was Governor but good on you Senator.

/See, I didn't even call him "Rmoney"
 
2020-06-07 6:24:28 PM  
The latest approval poll for Trump in Utah done prior to his epic march on the church for the photo opp.
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Remember how conservative Utah is when you look at those numbers. Character does matter to them.
 
2020-06-07 6:24:32 PM  
I despise Mitt Romney with the heat of a thousand suns. He did terrible things to the UMaine system when he was involved, he was a sh*tty Governor who did some dodgy stuff here in Mass, and his weaseling towards the White House has been about as deft and bright as I'd expect from a wooden tent pole, but I'm willing to say, "Nice job, Mitt. Live your faith, and show others the way."

That Evangelicals showed up...that's actually a big one too. I am going to refrain from cynical musings because when someone does the right thing, you applaud them for it.
 
2020-06-07 6:30:56 PM  

Ken S.: I know all you purity people will hate this but I think it is great. If he actually took a moral stand and seriously endorsed Biden I think Utah could flip. Trump is only 3 points ahead of Biden in the latest polling there and most everyone in Utah hates Trump. Mormons, unlike some other forms of Chritianity today actually have an underlying ethical and moral underpinning.


He's not going to endorse Biden.  He's going to challenge Trump at the convention.  Too many high-up Republicans are looking for ways to not vote for Trump - they would sure as shiat vote for Romney, and I will lay good odds there is a huge amount of backroom talk going on about it right now.

It won't work, of course - he'll end up damaging Trump, Trump will get nominated, the Base will vote Trump and some people might write in Romney... but the best he will do is lower Trump's votes in November.  Which is a worthwhile endeavor in and of itself.

Or is he dumb enough to try to run as an Independent?
 
2020-06-07 6:30:59 PM  
So campaigning for 2024 already? I guess if the republicans are going to run a moderate then Mittens is as good as it gets.

/sucks to be them
 
2020-06-07 6:33:26 PM  
And here are Mitt Romney's approval ratings in Utah.
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I am sure it is just a coincidence that 29% strongly approve of Trump and 28% strongly disapprove of Romney
 
2020-06-07 6:34:00 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Ken S.: I know all you purity people will hate this but I think it is great. If he actually took a moral stand and seriously endorsed Biden I think Utah could flip. Trump is only 3 points ahead of Biden in the latest polling there and most everyone in Utah hates Trump. Mormons, unlike some other forms of Chritianity today actually have an underlying ethical and moral underpinning.

He's not going to endorse Biden.  He's going to challenge Trump at the convention.  Too many high-up Republicans are looking for ways to not vote for Trump - they would sure as shiat vote for Romney, and I will lay good odds there is a huge amount of backroom talk going on about it right now.

It won't work, of course - he'll end up damaging Trump, Trump will get nominated, the Base will vote Trump and some people might write in Romney... but the best he will do is lower Trump's votes in November.  Which is a worthwhile endeavor in and of itself.

Or is he dumb enough to try to run as an Independent?


Very interesting.

Now, Bunker Boy (Blessed be Randy Rainbow) might not let there even be a convention.

:(
 
2020-06-07 6:34:18 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Ken S.: I know all you purity people will hate this but I think it is great. If he actually took a moral stand and seriously endorsed Biden I think Utah could flip. Trump is only 3 points ahead of Biden in the latest polling there and most everyone in Utah hates Trump. Mormons, unlike some other forms of Chritianity today actually have an underlying ethical and moral underpinning.

Mittens was the only "republican" willing to vote to have Trump removed. He's essentially an independent now. Only reason he hasn't been excommunicated by them is because he holds a lot of sway in Utah.

It's no longer Republican v Democrat. It's America v Trumpland. I'll never forget how most of the Republican Party sold their soul for Trump, and will be happy to remind them, but anyone willing to publicly break away and sway a few more votes is someone I'll take right now. My enemy's enemy, and Trump has made a lot of enemies among the Republican Party.


The W supporters who used to accuse you of hating god, the country and your mother any time you disagreed with them?  They almost immediately rebranded themselves as tea partiers and acted as if they'd opposed those ideas the entire time.

The Trump fans are going to try to pull something similar.  I just hope they don't get away with it, as they did in 2010, and come back into power almost immediately.

Make sure you keep pics of all of our 'friends' in red hats.  Remember who they are
 
2020-06-07 6:37:21 PM  

GreatGlavinsGhost: Benevolent Misanthrope: Ken S.: I know all you purity people will hate this but I think it is great. If he actually took a moral stand and seriously endorsed Biden I think Utah could flip. Trump is only 3 points ahead of Biden in the latest polling there and most everyone in Utah hates Trump. Mormons, unlike some other forms of Chritianity today actually have an underlying ethical and moral underpinning.

He's not going to endorse Biden.  He's going to challenge Trump at the convention.  Too many high-up Republicans are looking for ways to not vote for Trump - they would sure as shiat vote for Romney, and I will lay good odds there is a huge amount of backroom talk going on about it right now.

It won't work, of course - he'll end up damaging Trump, Trump will get nominated, the Base will vote Trump and some people might write in Romney... but the best he will do is lower Trump's votes in November.  Which is a worthwhile endeavor in and of itself.

Or is he dumb enough to try to run as an Independent?

Very interesting.

Now, Bunker Boy (Blessed be Randy Rainbow) might not let there even be a convention.

:(


He already said he won't speak to a half-empty arena, which is why they cancelled Charlotte.  So, if they can't get their delegates lined up, that's pretty-much a given anyway.
 
2020-06-07 6:38:46 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Ken S.: I know all you purity people will hate this but I think it is great. If he actually took a moral stand and seriously endorsed Biden I think Utah could flip. Trump is only 3 points ahead of Biden in the latest polling there and most everyone in Utah hates Trump. Mormons, unlike some other forms of Chritianity today actually have an underlying ethical and moral underpinning.

He's not going to endorse Biden.  He's going to challenge Trump at the convention.  Too many high-up Republicans are looking for ways to not vote for Trump - they would sure as shiat vote for Romney, and I will lay good odds there is a huge amount of backroom talk going on about it right now.

It won't work, of course - he'll end up damaging Trump, Trump will get nominated, the Base will vote Trump and some people might write in Romney... but the best he will do is lower Trump's votes in November.  Which is a worthwhile endeavor in and of itself.

Or is he dumb enough to try to run as an Independent?


There's always the possibility that if Trump starts smelling like he's going to lose that he decides not to go through with the election. He's got an out of control ego, losing isn't an option. He'll make some lame excuse like his business empire needs him and he's decided he's done presidentin' after saving the world from Obama.
 
2020-06-07 6:39:09 PM  
I can't make fun of his actions so I'll make fun of his mask. He had all this time and the best he could come up with was a cheap construction style mask? Shameful coming from a household that likely has more quilts than members.
 
2020-06-07 6:44:37 PM  
Good on him, credit where it's due.
 
2020-06-07 6:47:40 PM  
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2020-06-07 6:49:25 PM  
I want to see some fresh polling after Trump's walk to the photo op. White Evangelicals skew older. Baby boomers. People who, or whose friends, may have protested Viet Nam or remember Kent State, because they were in college, too.

Trump probably lost some of them when he waved "a Bible" around as a prop in front of a church. Yes, they should never have supported him. But I'll take what I can get right now, especially if it also does cost the Republicans the Senate.

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Chart source.
 
2020-06-07 6:52:19 PM  
Time to post my all time favorite video of Mitt Romney again!
Mitt Romney - Who Let the Dogs Out?
Youtube FDwwAaVmnf4
 
2020-06-07 6:54:11 PM  

Dewey Fidalgo: shastacola: Props and respect. Your father would be proud,Mitt.

I sometimes forget that George Romney was Mitt's dad.   I was young, but even then I remember he was an early opponent of the Vietnam War.

Yes, kids, once upon a time, there were Republicans who weren't bugfark nuts.


To be fair (to be faaaaaaiiiiiir) US involvement in Vietnam was a product of two democratic presidential administrations.
 
2020-06-07 6:54:33 PM  

fragMasterFlash: So campaigning for 2024 already? I guess if the republicans are going to run a moderate then Mittens is as good as it gets.

/sucks to be them


Yep.  That's what he's doing.  And he might win, I don't think Joe Biden can beat him
 
2020-06-07 6:54:58 PM  
Glad to see he's slumming it so graciously on behalf of the 47% of Americans who will never vote for him because they're too busy gobbling up free stuff.

He gets partial credit for doing his minimum duty and voting for one of two articles of impeachment. Beyond that, one march does not get him off the hook for being one of the many figures that enabled the Republican Party to turn into the openly fascist cesspit it is today.
 
2020-06-07 6:57:23 PM  

kudayta: fragMasterFlash: So campaigning for 2024 already? I guess if the republicans are going to run a moderate then Mittens is as good as it gets.

/sucks to be them

Yep.  That's what he's doing.  And he might win, I don't think Joe Biden can beat him


Joe Biden won't run in 2024, that's why his VP pick is so important.
 
2020-06-07 6:57:57 PM  
Well, time to make my shiat post and then flee from the thread.

Mitt Romney has officially done more directly for BLM than democrat leadership. And that's sad.

Anyway, bye y'all! Have this video of Mitt Romney being uncomfortably white again!
Mitt Romney - Who Let the Dogs Out?
Youtube FDwwAaVmnf4
 
2020-06-07 6:58:49 PM  
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2020-06-07 7:00:09 PM  

dv-ous: Dewey Fidalgo: shastacola: Props and respect. Your father would be proud,Mitt.

I sometimes forget that George Romney was Mitt's dad.   I was young, but even then I remember he was an early opponent of the Vietnam War.

Yes, kids, once upon a time, there were Republicans who weren't bugfark nuts.

To be fair (to be faaaaaaiiiiiir) US involvement in Vietnam was a product of two democratic presidential administrations.


Not arguing that, but the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution passed the House with no nay votes and the only two senators to vote nay: one from Oregon and one from Alaska...both Democrats.
 
2020-06-07 7:01:02 PM  

null: So we're looking at the possibility of Texas and Utah going blue on Election Night?


I'm in Texas and ill do my part. I dont expect it will go blue. But I think we will be close to purple.
 
2020-06-07 7:10:30 PM  
Well, shiat.  Even with evangelicals, this is not something I expected to see closing out this--or any other--weekend.

/Ted, strange things are afoot in the US of A.
 
2020-06-07 7:12:47 PM  
I always said Romney was an asshole.  However, if he keeps doing things like this, it is going to get harder and harder for me to have that opinion.
 
2020-06-07 7:17:17 PM  

shastacola: kudayta: fragMasterFlash: So campaigning for 2024 already? I guess if the republicans are going to run a moderate then Mittens is as good as it gets.

/sucks to be them

Yep.  That's what he's doing.  And he might win, I don't think Joe Biden can beat him

Joe Biden won't run in 2024, that's why his VP pick is so important.


I hope you're right.
 
2020-06-07 7:20:50 PM  
Totally surprising to see, and I will always support an earnest effort to evolve.
 
2020-06-07 7:23:33 PM  
The Trump family, dripping with class as usual:

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2020-06-07 7:26:07 PM  
If Romney want to take to the street, fine. I don't think he is going to get much cred for doing the absolute minimum.while taking full advantage of the photo op.


Much like Mittens,
I got nothing.

<S>

I joined antifa last month.
Sent in my membership fee, first years dues. and the required registration form.

I should be getting my membership card, t-shirt, bandanna, a signed copy by the head of Antifa of the Anarchist's Cookbook(limited edition with a forward by Gordon Ramsay), secret decoder ring and password to the local clubhouse at the Chucky Cheese down the street in the mail any day now.

They even let me pay in bitcoins.
These guys really have their shait together. They are even renting fleets of buses for our armies to invade  small town America.
We are coming for your dairy Queen biatches.
Our Southern Armies has been instructed to leave the Waffle house out of it.  We need them to be on our side unless it goes nuclear.

</S>
 
2020-06-07 7:30:24 PM  

blender61: If Romney want to take to the street, fine. I don't think he is going to get much cred for doing the absolute minimum.while taking full advantage of the photo op.


Much like Mittens,
I got nothing.

<S>

I joined antifa last month.
Sent in my membership fee, first years dues. and the required registration form.

I should be getting my membership card, t-shirt, bandanna, a signed copy by the head of Antifa of the Anarchist's Cookbook(limited edition with a forward by Gordon Ramsay), secret decoder ring and password to the local clubhouse at the Chucky Cheese down the street in the mail any day now.

They even let me pay in bitcoins.
These guys really have their shait together. They are even renting fleets of buses for our armies to invade  small town America.
We are coming for your dairy Queen biatches.
Our Southern Armies has been instructed to leave the Waffle house out of it.  We need them to be on our side unless it goes nuclear.

</S>


You should have got Soros to pay your Antifa dues, that's what I did. Sucker.
 
2020-06-07 7:33:56 PM  
brother romney is just a weather vane
 
2020-06-07 7:45:36 PM  

Cagey B: Glad to see he's slumming it so graciously on behalf of the 47% of Americans who will never vote for him because they're too busy gobbling up free stuff.

He gets partial credit for doing his minimum duty and voting for one of two articles of impeachment. Beyond that, one march does not get him off the hook for being one of the many figures that enabled the Republican Party to turn into the openly fascist cesspit it is today.


Maybe Mitt is why all those Republican groups are making ads against Bunker Boy Donnie, but not endorsing Biden?
 
2020-06-07 7:47:20 PM  

shastacola: The Trump family, dripping with class as usual:

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If Trump's endorsement was a traded stock, people should have dumped it about 3 months ago.
 
2020-06-07 7:47:32 PM  
He owned it. This is far from a cynical vote-garnering maneuver. I'm going to pay respect here.
 
2020-06-07 7:56:01 PM  
Are Mormons the ones who's God changed his mind about black people?

Church leaders taught that these restrictions were commanded by God. In 1978, the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve, led by church president Spencer W. Kimball, declared they had received a revelation that the time had come to end these restrictions. After this revelation, people of African descent could hold priesthood offices and could be granted temple admittance.
 
2020-06-07 7:56:41 PM  

Cagey B: Glad to see he's slumming it so graciously on behalf of the 47% of Americans who will never vote for him because they're too busy gobbling up free stuff.

He gets partial credit for doing his minimum duty and voting for one of two articles of impeachment. Beyond that, one march does not get him off the hook for being one of the many figures that enabled the Republican Party to turn into the openly fascist cesspit it is today.


Nor does it excuse thecGOP itself.
 
2020-06-07 8:02:02 PM  

Unobtanium: I want to see some fresh polling after Trump's walk to the photo op. White Evangelicals skew older. Baby boomers. People who, or whose friends, may have protested Viet Nam or remember Kent State, because they were in college, too.

Trump probably lost some of them when he waved "a Bible" around as a prop in front of a church. Yes, they should never have supported him. But I'll take what I can get right now, especially if it also does cost the Republicans the Senate.

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2020-06-07 8:02:24 PM  

kudayta: shastacola: kudayta: fragMasterFlash: So campaigning for 2024 already? I guess if the republicans are going to run a moderate then Mittens is as good as it gets.

/sucks to be them

Yep.  That's what he's doing.  And he might win, I don't think Joe Biden can beat him

Joe Biden won't run in 2024, that's why his VP pick is so important.

I hope you're right.


Hilldawg it is.
 
2020-06-07 8:06:02 PM  
This assshair made his living buying companies and looting their pension funds for his own pocket and tossing the employees to the street to live off the government teat. Fark his sense of morality.

Having said that, I'm reminded of Eddie Valentine (Paul Sorvino) from The Rocketeer:

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"It matters to me. I may not make an honest buck, but I'm 100% American. I don't work for no two-bit Nazi."

That, and I think many are starting to realize that Fascism is just as much of a threat to Capitalism as it is to Democratic Socialism.
 
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