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2020-06-07 9:08:45 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


I don't think Joe will run in 2024 even if he runs this year.
 
2020-06-07 9:08:52 PM  

Xythero: Dewey Fidalgo: The Mormons have a very racist past.

Don't we all.


This.

We commonly (and rightly) demonize groups for their past, questioning their motives (photo op?) when they do the right thing. But as for us white folks (well, some of us at least), we are finally understanding how much we are individually complicit too. Mostly due to our ignorance and inaction, not malice, but glass houses and all.
 
2020-06-07 9:09:21 PM  

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

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Everyone of his tweets translates to "WHY WON'T YOU HUG ME, DADDY?!"
 
2020-06-07 9:09:50 PM  

HallsOfMandos: It never ends well when you give an AI an empathy chip.


You'd be surprised, Data. Feelings do funny things. You may even learn to understand your evil brother. To forgive him. We will be more alike, Data, you and I. You'll see. I'm happy for you.
 
2020-06-07 9:09:58 PM  

jst3p: 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

I don't think Joe will run in 2024 even if he runs wins this year.



ftfm
 
2020-06-07 9:10:31 PM  

Kick The Chair: 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.


I believeeeeeee that in 1978 God changed his mind about black people
 
2020-06-07 9:11:42 PM  

ElwoodCuse: Kick The Chair: 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.

I believeeeeeee that in 1978 God changed his mind about black people


That is such an amazing show.
 
2020-06-07 9:11:47 PM  

Kick The Chair: 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.


Yeah, among other religions. Unless you think that racism only arrived with the invention of Mormonism in the mid-1800s. The real difference between the evolution of the Mormon religion and the other mainstream religions is that its so young. All of the rest were "commanded by God" to not be racist, they just did it hundreds of years ago, usually after they'd been doing it for hundreds of years.

Big farking deal, they saw the errors of their ways, 42 years ago. Move the fark on.
 
2020-06-07 9:12:01 PM  
Ok so Romney is going to be the model of what's left of the GOP. I still dislike him but he's been pretty malleable in the past to be more progressive when poll numbers show it's best to be.
 
2020-06-07 9:12:17 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>


This is glorious.
 
2020-06-07 9:12:36 PM  

dababler: Notabunny: I disagree with Mittens on almost everything, but this is how a leader acts

perfectly said


At least you can disagree with him while recognizing when he does the right thing.
 
2020-06-07 9:13:06 PM  

Smackledorfer: 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.

I don't hate this at all.

Romney may have ethics, he may just be pandering. But part of dragging people kicking and screaming into the century of the fruitbat is allowing them breathing room to fake it till they make it. When the oldest generation is 99% on board or faking it, the youngest generation won't have the hate passed down.

Maybe my grandpa was racist as fark. If he hid is to theoretically satisfy my father to be allowed to see me, mission accomplished.


You had me up until century of the fruitbat
 
2020-06-07 9:13:21 PM  
Romney knows which way the political winds are blowing. But if you're worried about people falling for it, remember, he's still Mitt Romney. He can't help but hedge every bet. Like how he voted for only one count of impeachment, hedging his hedge. He'll do something to appeal to the racist base in short order. Probably around immigration.
 
2020-06-07 9:14:56 PM  
And Biden will be going to Houston tomorrow to meet with George Floyd's family.
He's also delivering a video message for the funeral.

The Twitter McDump of Rage: Bunker Edition is going to be epic tonight.
 
2020-06-07 9:15:55 PM  

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Josh Romney would win. After a lengthy monologue about Huey Louis And The News.
 
2020-06-07 9:16:00 PM  

qorkfiend: Smackledorfer: 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.

I don't hate this at all.

Romney may have ethics, he may just be pandering. But part of dragging people kicking and screaming into the century of the fruitbat is allowing them breathing room to fake it till they make it. When the oldest generation is 99% on board or faking it, the youngest generation won't have the hate passed down.

Maybe my grandpa was racist as fark. If he hid is to theoretically satisfy my father to be allowed to see me, mission accomplished.

You had me up until century of the fruitbat


If you're confused rather than disapproving, it's a reference to the English fantasy author Terry Pratchett and his Discworld novels.
 
2020-06-07 9:16:03 PM  
I'm not fooled! This is the same guy who said "Corporations are people, my friend" and literally wrote off 47% of all Americans as moochers who'd never vote for him.

He's just wanting to get Trump out of the way so he can make another "White Horse Prophesy" run for the Oval Office in 2024.

A *LOT* of republicans are gonna suddenly claim they are never-Trumps next year. I'm calling it now.

DON'T let them get away with it! If they take back the White House, they know what they can now get away with, and will just pick up where Trump left off.

Imagine a republican President like Trump, but WITH a functioning brain.
 
2020-06-07 9:16:06 PM  

austerity101: This is certainly a good thing, as it portends shifts toward progressivism.

That said, Romney has massive influence and money, and his response needs to be proportional to that.  Joining a march is great, but that's enough for, like, a casual racist in a small town with no money to do to balance the scales.  Romney has a lot of things to answer for, especially when it comes to communities of color and the queer community, before he's "one of us."

tl;dr:  acknowledge this as a good thing, but don't go sucking his dick just yet.

Ken S.: Remember how conservative Utah is when you look at those numbers. Character does matter to them.

Character doesn't matter that much--niceness does.  Mormons are racist, queerphobic, megalomaniacal monsters; they're just super polite about it.


So... they're like Canadians?
 
2020-06-07 9:16:45 PM  

qorkfiend: Smackledorfer: 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.

I don't hate this at all.

Romney may have ethics, he may just be pandering. But part of dragging people kicking and screaming into the century of the fruitbat is allowing them breathing room to fake it till they make it. When the oldest generation is 99% on board or faking it, the youngest generation won't have the hate passed down.

Maybe my grandpa was racist as fark. If he hid is to theoretically satisfy my father to be allowed to see me, mission accomplished.

You had me up until century of the fruitbat


Had you how? I meant every word I said.
 
2020-06-07 9:16:52 PM  

Pinner: Three Crooked Squirrels: 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 ain't running in 2024 if he doesn't win in 2020.

Assuming he wins in 2020, I personally doubt he'll run in 2024 anyway.

But even if he does, you are calling the race before we know what 4 years of a Biden presidency looks like?

We have found Nostradamus.

Biden will barely make it to 3 years without becoming a bumbling forgetful old man. His VP pick better be up front and busy from day 1 and ready to take the wheel.


She will.
 
2020-06-07 9:17:03 PM  

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Holy fark, I didn't realize that was Rmoney's son!

I thought that was from some movie!
 
2020-06-07 9:17:50 PM  

geoduck42: qorkfiend: Smackledorfer: 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.

I don't hate this at all.

Romney may have ethics, he may just be pandering. But part of dragging people kicking and screaming into the century of the fruitbat is allowing them breathing room to fake it till they make it. When the oldest generation is 99% on board or faking it, the youngest generation won't have the hate passed down.

Maybe my grandpa was racist as fark. If he hid is to theoretically satisfy my father to be allowed to see me, mission accomplished.

You had me up until century of the fruitbat

If you're confused rather than disapproving, it's a reference to the English fantasy author Terry Pratchett and his Discworld novels.


No, it was more that I had to go post a comment about it so I didn't read the rest
 
2020-06-07 9:18:44 PM  

Smackledorfer: qorkfiend: Smackledorfer: 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.

I don't hate this at all.

Romney may have ethics, he may just be pandering. But part of dragging people kicking and screaming into the century of the fruitbat is allowing them breathing room to fake it till they make it. When the oldest generation is 99% on board or faking it, the youngest generation won't have the hate passed down.

Maybe my grandpa was racist as fark. If he hid is to theoretically satisfy my father to be allowed to see me, mission accomplished.

You had me up until century of the fruitbat

Had you how? I meant every word I said.


Right. I was reading it until I hit that part, then had to stop to post a comment about it and didn't finish the rest.
 
2020-06-07 9:18:58 PM  

tpmchris: [Fark user image image 425x420]


Yeah that dude in Hungary is basically the president of Antifa.
 
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2020-06-07 9:19:08 PM  

yukichigai: scottydoesntknow: 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.

I think ol' Mittens has been positioning himself to become the leader of whatever life raft of sanity escapes the Republican ship when it finally goes down, assuming the ship can't be saved by jettisoning the dead weight. Cynical calculation or not, we need someone to do that if we're going to make it through this intact as a country, and I'm not seeing much in the way of other good candidates out there for the job, not since McCain died and the rest with his ethics were primaried out by hardliners.


Agreed. He's got good reasons to be anti-Trump above and beyond personal animosity.

If Trump loses, Mitt could easily be the nominee in 2024. If McConnell loses his seat or just the support of the rest of the Republican senate, Mitt might be able to snag the party leader position away from him.

And if Trump and Mitt both win, well, Mitt gets to be the new McCain.
 
2020-06-07 9:19:24 PM  

mrshowrules: 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.


He either more or less invented "private equity" (vulture capitalism), although it isn't clear why he isn't a billionaire (anybody else with that opportunity would have paid themselves in the billions).  This might be a heel-face turn on the level of Bill Gates.

He has more or less a license to oppose Trump, but this goes far beyond that.  This is entirely unforced and all up to Romney (and possibly how he feels he is living up to his dad's standard).  I'm amazed he is going, and I'm impressed.

More or less the same with the evangelicals marching with him.  They might want to clean up their image of the stench of Trump, but this is far out of the comfort zone and desperately needed (let Trump go ahead and call them antifa.  That's going to go real well).
 
2020-06-07 9:19:30 PM  

KonaDude: My dad, a Vietnam vet and a life long liberal, always told me the civil rights protests in the 60s became truly empowered once older white guys in ties starting marching with the protesters. Is that good? Probably not, but it always stuck with me, and I couldn't help think about it when I saw this.


Yep. When Nixon saw that he even lost the Hard Hats after what happened at Kent State, he knew it was Game Over.
 
2020-06-07 9:19:34 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.


Utah is at least within five points. It wouldn't take that many defections to flip it.

I wonder if any denominations out there previously supportive of trump have been having second thoughts and this might be a catalyst to push them over.
 
2020-06-07 9:19:57 PM  

DarnoKonrad: I bet for the rally he switched to whole milk for a little liquid courage.


CHOCOLATE MILK MATTERS!
 
2020-06-07 9:20:06 PM  

qorkfiend: Smackledorfer: qorkfiend: Smackledorfer: 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.

I don't hate this at all.

Romney may have ethics, he may just be pandering. But part of dragging people kicking and screaming into the century of the fruitbat is allowing them breathing room to fake it till they make it. When the oldest generation is 99% on board or faking it, the youngest generation won't have the hate passed down.

Maybe my grandpa was racist as fark. If he hid is to theoretically satisfy my father to be allowed to see me, mission accomplished.

You had me up until century of the fruitbat

Had you how? I meant every word I said.

Right. I was reading it until I hit that part, then had to stop to post a comment about it and didn't finish the rest.


Ahhh. Hehe.
 
2020-06-07 9:20:58 PM  

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


If the economy worsens and Coronavirus is still around, yes, I shockingly believe it may be possible.

Still a very uphill long shot.
 
2020-06-07 9:21:29 PM  
I guess he's not mad at the "takers" anymore.
 
2020-06-07 9:21:54 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>


Did you get the hookers? When I joined, they sent some hookers to my place. It was glorious. Non-stop partying. Soros and I took turns doing rails off the ass of a 16 year old Thai ladyboy. Let me tell ya, it took a week to recover from THAT party.
 
2020-06-07 9:22:33 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


For anyone who is interested:
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Ok I'm legit crying now you farkers
 
2020-06-07 9:23:28 PM  

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2020-06-07 9:24:20 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?


Romney won't run as an independent.
 
2020-06-07 9:24:36 PM  

Mikey1969: Ken S.: 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

It's 22, not 29.

Either way, yes, it's a coincidence.


Look at the two different posts, one for Trumps approval showing 29% strongly approve of Trump, and the  second post showing Romney's approval showing 28% strongly disapprove of Romney.

I am just saying that I suspect a venn diagram of those two groups of people would be pretty much a circle.
 
2020-06-07 9:24:39 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.


I always thought of him as a corporate shiat, but, I never even questioned that once he had his, the rest wouls go to America. 

He realized he's not getting his

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.


Rarely do we talk about partial credit, but in politics we really kinda should. Romney is kind of a bad person, but he's led some nazis away from trump and presented a sane* alternative. That's far more that other nazis have done and deserves some notice.

*where sane mostly means "won't light the country on fire in a literal way"
 
2020-06-07 9:24:41 PM  

MattytheMouse: Well, time to make my shiat post and then flee from the thread.


Man, don't do that. Have the courage of your convictions. If you believe in something, follow it through.

I've posted some amount of crap on Fark in my time here, I've also done a lot of drunk-Farking, to the point that one of the first thoughts that crosses my mind when my brain fully boots up in the morning is sometimes, "what the hell did I post on the internet last night?"

But, to a point, you should always be able to defend any arguments you make. For me, that point is when you end up in stupid cyclical arguments with sealions or other posters who are not arguing in good faith.

I mean, to simply come out and say, "here's my poo, enjoy it, I'm outta here"... what are you? A man, or a mouse?

/Oh.
//;D
 
2020-06-07 9:24:53 PM  

BDR459: ox45tallboy: 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.

I think I've seen you in the maddow daily threads. Is there a weekend thread? I can't seem to locate it.

/ignore this if I'm mistaken
//if I am. I apologize
///three because I can


I'm in the Maddow threads a bit.

I did post something similar to this on the Twatter earlier.
 
2020-06-07 9:25:02 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


Romney is okay by me. Merely okay. Definitely not more. I would shake his hand, not spit in it. The fact that he is heads and shoulders above every other GOP member of congress in courage and decency is telling about the current state of that party.
 
2020-06-07 9:26:36 PM  

Mikey1969: Kick The Chair: 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.

Yeah, among other religions. Unless you think that racism only arrived with the invention of Mormonism in the mid-1800s. The real difference between the evolution of the Mormon religion and the other mainstream religions is that its so young. All of the rest were "commanded by God" to not be racist, they just did it hundreds of years ago, usually after they'd been doing it for hundreds of years.

Big farking deal, they saw the errors of their ways, 42 years ago. Move the fark on.


"Move the fark on."
- US Park Police while tear gassing protesters
 
2020-06-07 9:26:44 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.


I agreed with you until that last sentence. I come from a family of mormons, and trust me, their underpinning is anything but ethical or moral.
 
2020-06-07 9:27:03 PM  

MattytheMouse: Time to post my all time favorite video of Mitt Romney again!
[YouTube video: Mitt Romney - Who Let the Dogs Out?]


I loved the Psy Gangnam Style parody.
 
2020-06-07 9:27:05 PM  
Speaking of 2012 failures, expect Paul Ryan to emerge from his CrossFit chrysalis at some point in Biden's first year. Maybe he'll challenge Johnson for the Senate seat in 2022, maybe he'll parlay his Fox News board position into an on-air gig. He seems to have gotten out just in time to avoid the worst of Trump's stink on him. He'll be 54 in 2024, and I'm sure he's going to make a run at the GOP nomination.
 
2020-06-07 9:27:07 PM  

Ken S.: Mikey1969: Ken S.: 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

It's 22, not 29.

Either way, yes, it's a coincidence.

Look at the two different posts, one for Trumps approval showing 29% strongly approve of Trump, and the  second post showing Romney's approval showing 28% strongly disapprove of Romney.

I am just saying that I suspect a venn diagram of those two groups of people would be pretty much a circle.


Then where does Hillary and her 27.5% of the Utah vote fit in?

I'm going to guess people who vote for Hillary strongly dislike both Romney and Trump.
 
2020-06-07 9:27:26 PM  
Conservatism needs to go.
 
2020-06-07 9:28:42 PM  

Coco LaFemme: 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.

Eh, not so much. We first sent military advisors there in 1947 and our last troops left in 1975. Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, LBJ, Nixon, Ford. Three Democrats, three Republicans. Now, I will agree that our involvement ramped up under LBJ, but Nixon wasn't exactly keen to slow it down. If anything, his choice to spread the war outward to Cambodia and Laos inspired Kent State and a myriad of other protests in this country in 1969, 1970, and 1971.

As a matter of historical "what if", Kennedy discussed pulling our troops out of Vietnam sometime in 1964, if not in late 1963, but, well, he had to go to Texas.


So you agree that Vietnam was a product of Democratic meddling. Good.
 
2020-06-07 9:28:56 PM  

Jensaarai: Romney knows which way the political winds are blowing. But if you're worried about people falling for it, remember, he's still Mitt Romney. He can't help but hedge every bet. Like how he voted for only one count of impeachment, hedging his hedge. He'll do something to appeal to the racist base in short order. Probably around immigration.


Right, because Mitt Romney has such a history of racism and immigration nuttery.  /eyeroll
 
2020-06-07 9:28:59 PM  

Bith Set Me Up: "Never Trump" conservatives are nobody's allies. They're people who want all the shiat Trump brings to the table, but don't want the "Trump" label attached to it.


There's also zero evidence they actually influence real-live voters. It's frustrating how much space they get in the media.
 
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