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2020-06-07 6:12:01 PM  
122 votes:
It never ends well when you give an AI an empathy chip.
 
2020-06-07 7:23:33 PM  
60 votes:
The Trump family, dripping with class as usual:

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2020-06-07 7:30:24 PM  
50 votes:

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 7:26:07 PM  
50 votes:
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 6:58:49 PM  
38 votes:
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2020-06-07 8:49:45 PM  
21 votes:
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2020-06-07 6:23:04 PM  
21 votes:
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 6:52:19 PM  
18 votes:
Time to post my all time favorite video of Mitt Romney again!
Mitt Romney - Who Let the Dogs Out?
Youtube FDwwAaVmnf4
 
2020-06-07 6:39:09 PM  
18 votes:
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 9:01:43 PM  
17 votes:
I bet for the rally he switched to whole milk for a little liquid courage.
 
2020-06-07 6:01:45 PM  
17 votes:
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 8:45:37 PM  
13 votes:
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2020-06-07 8:12:54 PM  
13 votes:

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?


Maybe your right but I just don't see it. A few maybe could walk away from him before the convention but no one is going to challenge Trump at the convention. If they actually succeeded and deposed Trump 30% of the Republican voters wouldn't show up and it would be a disaster for them in November.

You are probably right about Mitt not endorsing Biden but I could see him doing a non-endorsement  endorsement.

In these troubled times everyone must search their own conscience about how to vote in November. While I disagree with Joe Biden on many areas of policy I know him to be a decent and honourable man who I believe could lead our country forward. I do not believe that President Trump has the character needed to run the monkey cage at the zoo.

Okay, I may have lost Romney's voice towards the end, but you get the idea.
 
2020-06-07 6:57:57 PM  
11 votes:
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 6:13:43 PM  
10 votes:
So we're looking at the possibility of Texas and Utah going blue on Election Night?
 
2020-06-07 10:14:31 PM  
9 votes:

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


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2020-06-07 9:15:55 PM  
9 votes:

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Josh Romney would win. After a lengthy monologue about Huey Louis And The News.
 
2020-06-07 9:10:31 PM  
9 votes:

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 8:02:24 PM  
9 votes:

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 10:01:34 PM  
8 votes:

Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: 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.


Me too.

Mitt Romney Style (Gangnam Style Parody)
Youtube yTCRwi71_ns


/heyyyy wealthy ladies...
 
2020-06-07 9:18:58 PM  
8 votes:

tpmchris: [Fark user image image 425x420]


Yeah that dude in Hungary is basically the president of Antifa.
 
2020-06-07 8:58:58 PM  
8 votes:
This is how terrible 2020 is: it makes Mitt Romney look good.
 
2020-06-07 7:12:47 PM  
7 votes:
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 6:54:33 PM  
7 votes:

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 9:24:41 PM  
6 votes:

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 9:13:06 PM  
6 votes:

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 8:55:36 PM  
6 votes:

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.
 
2020-06-07 11:52:11 PM  
5 votes:
I can't breathe!

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2020-06-07 9:19:57 PM  
5 votes:

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


CHOCOLATE MILK MATTERS!
 
2020-06-07 6:38:46 PM  
5 votes:

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 9:09:50 PM  
4 votes:

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 9:01:24 PM  
4 votes:

ox45tallboy: "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."


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2020-06-07 8:58:30 PM  
4 votes:

shastacola: 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.


SWEET.
 
2020-06-07 10:07:23 PM  
3 votes:

Harlee: Tr0mBoNe: 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.

That's an N-95 mask. I've still got several just like it. See the black printing on the underside? Looks like one of the 3M ones. Also, most construction masks of that shape only have one strap, and generally have a horizontal "ribbed" look that is missing from this one.

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To be fair, the ribbed model suggests attention to a subservient female's wants or needs - which is antithesis to the whole of Mormon theologies.
 
2020-06-07 9:21:54 PM  
3 votes:

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 9:17:03 PM  
3 votes:

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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 8:50:08 PM  
3 votes:
As a Christian, I never dreamed that I would live long enough to see evangelicals marching for racial justice and to end police brutality. I feel a little bad for referring to evangelicals as KKKristians for the last few years. I guess I'd better be mindful of my own eye before I worry about the mote in somebody else's eye.
 
2020-06-07 6:54:58 PM  
3 votes:
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 6:13:06 PM  
3 votes:

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 10:27:51 PM  
2 votes:
Yeah, okay. I'd have a beer with him..

Coffee...

WTF could I have a drink of with Mitt? A glass of cool water? Whatever he prefers...
 
2020-06-07 9:39:11 PM  
2 votes:
Eh. Go fark yourself Mitt. Photo Opportunities Matter.
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2020-06-07 9:39:08 PM  
2 votes:
century of the fruitbat?

did i miss something on my chinese takeout calendar?
 
2020-06-07 9:38:43 PM  
2 votes:
Why do I feel skeptical about this?
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2020-06-07 9:28:42 PM  
2 votes:

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 9:09:21 PM  
2 votes:

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 8:57:02 PM  
2 votes:

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.


There are a shiatload of Christians who don't consider Mormons to be Christians.  Or Catholics, or certain varieties of Protestants.  It's all "no true Scotsman", all the way down to the congregation level, and that biatch Karen doesn't seem pious enough.
 
2020-06-07 8:50:30 PM  
2 votes:

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?


Mitt's been running for President going on 16 years now and he's not stopping now.
 
2020-06-07 6:34:00 PM  
2 votes:

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.

:(
 
2020-06-08 3:52:30 AM  
1 vote:
Credit where it's due.

I look forward to seeing Mitt run in 2024.

I also look forward to watching him lose spectacularly to Pete Buttigieg (or someone similar).
 
2020-06-08 12:49:44 AM  
1 vote:

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


I like songs about Texas.

I'm dreaming of a blue Texas
Just like the one we used to know..


Well, maybe not that one, but a new blue Texas.

There's a blue, blue rose of Texas
That y'all will finally see
The GOP don't know her
November, they will see
 
2020-06-08 12:01:51 AM  
1 vote:

GreatGlavinsGhost: 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?


It's possible. If so, I can see that totally farking Trump over, which is a delicious thought.
 
2020-06-07 11:47:44 PM  
1 vote:

GreatGlavinsGhost: VisualiseThis: [Fark user image image 400x232]

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

I thought that was from some movie!


Hey, at least he looks like his son and not gene damaged like Trump's kids.
 
2020-06-07 11:11:14 PM  
1 vote:

El Trolo: 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.


B4 would wreck his shiat!
 
2020-06-07 10:53:17 PM  
1 vote:

calufrax: Yeah, okay. I'd have a beer with him..

Coffee...

WTF could I have a drink of with Mitt? A glass of cool water? Whatever he prefers...


"Lemon. Wet. Good."
 
2020-06-07 10:09:09 PM  
1 vote:
Is it too late to mention I'm a liberal and then pat myself on the back for acknowledging Romney did a good thing?
 
2020-06-07 9:56:20 PM  
1 vote:

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


No.
 
2020-06-07 9:55:19 PM  
1 vote:

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: Don't want a person who worked hard his entire political career to bring us to this point to have anything to do with us. Romney and his unstinting support of the Republican party is why we're here.

fark Romney, fark McCain, fark Collins, and fark anyone else pretending to be a moderate republican. They're all farking liars. They're perfectly good with what Trump has done, they just don't like the damage to the brand.


"Purity testing" = Having some sense of standards and expectations.
 
2020-06-07 9:50:18 PM  
1 vote:
Don't want a person who worked hard his entire political career to bring us to this point to have anything to do with us. Romney and his unstinting support of the Republican party is why we're here.

fark Romney, fark McCain, fark Collins, and fark anyone else pretending to be a moderate republican. They're all farking liars. They're perfectly good with what Trump has done, they just don't like the damage to the brand.
 
2020-06-07 9:39:40 PM  
1 vote:

Kick The Chair: 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


Nice apples and spare tires "comparison". Your comment has absolutely dick to do with the subject at hand, so kindly fark off and try to bait someone else, I find you rather tiresome and you "wit" to be low caliber.
 
2020-06-07 9:38:49 PM  
1 vote:

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.


...Mitt is not a moderate.  Please stop referring to him as such just because he did the bare minimum to combat the batshiat crazy.
 
2020-06-07 9:29:06 PM  
1 vote:

Dewey Fidalgo: The Mormons have a very racist past.


They also know what it's like to be on the wrong side of ethnic cleansing.
 
2020-06-07 9:27:03 PM  
1 vote:

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 9:17:50 PM  
1 vote:

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 9:16:52 PM  
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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 9:16:03 PM  
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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 9:13:21 PM  
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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 9:11:47 PM  
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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 9:09:58 PM  
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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 8:59:46 PM  
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Somebody is trying to get the write-in vote.
 
2020-06-07 8:54:12 PM  
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Too much empathy, patch it back to "can imagine himself as a flower."

/seriously though, good for them. Not ever voting (R) again, regardless of his dissenting position.
 
2020-06-07 8:45:41 PM  
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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.
 
2020-06-07 8:16:13 PM  
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Mittens sure ain't dumb. He's positioning himself to scoop up the remnants once Der Fuhrer drives the true believers off of a cliff.
 
2020-06-07 7:56:01 PM  
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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 7:47:20 PM  
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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 7:45:36 PM  
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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 7:10:30 PM  
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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 6:54:11 PM  
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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 6:37:21 PM  
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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 6:33:26 PM  
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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 6:24:28 PM  
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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 6:16:42 PM  
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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.
 
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