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  •  This was a link given in a HuffPo comment (2+ / 0-)
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    and I've been re-posting it on DK.

    I do think it's OK to "go there", meaning talk about Mormonism.  It's an integral part of Romney's life and just as other candidates profess their religious beliefs, I think it's fair game.

    If you read through the Wiki entry, you'll find that Lying for the Lord is almost second nature for Mormons, particularly those who work as missionaries.  The story of Joseph Smith lying about his polygamy is a perfect example of how doing "God's Work" is really about doing whatever works for the person who is lying.

    I think Romney is unaware of how many lies he actually tells on a regular basis.  I also think part of his robotic delivery is about his needing to filter his answers through his internal system of not telling the truth.

    When someone is impatient and says, "I haven't got all day," I always wonder, How can that be? How can you not have all day? George Carlin

    by msmacgyver on Tue May 15, 2012 at 09:44:33 AM PDT

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    •  I've talked to many national reporters lately. (1+ / 0-)
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      They all ask me why I don't publish more on the Mormon issue.

      I agree that it is germane - Especially since 1 reporter pointed out the fact that "maybe" the FBI in Los Angeles threatened me - is because it is Mormon based.

      Minorities did sue the FBI in L.A. for discrimination and the head of the Wilshire FBI resigned and went to become Chief Security of the Mormon church.

      However, I have such overwhelming, irrefutable and profuse evidence on Mitt, Bain & Sachs - I think going there for me would give more B's the ability to obfuscate justice even more.

      But

      I will quote you and this often.
      If that is okay with you>


      PLEASE Stop Mitt (the Pitts) Romney from stealing the Presidential Election!

      by laserhaas on Tue May 15, 2012 at 10:45:03 AM PDT

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      •  As I said, the link to Wiki entry was (1+ / 0-)
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        published in a HuffPo comment, so I can't really take credit for connecting the dots; however, since I read the entry, I believe I'm better able to analyze Romney's almost pathological lying.

        I think that if you have the opportunity to "go there", you might want to remind your readers that you are aware of Article 6 of the Constitution...

        http://www.usconstitution.net/...

        Article 6 - Debts, Supremacy, Oaths

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        The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.

        I'm 60ish and old enough to remember the hoops JFK needed to jump through because of his religion and I am horrified that the Religious Right has managed to dominate the political conversation; however, the Religious Right has changed the rules and Mormonism is as much a part of their presidential candidate's psyche as was GW Bush's "Born Again" claim.

        In other words, Go For It!
         

        When someone is impatient and says, "I haven't got all day," I always wonder, How can that be? How can you not have all day? George Carlin

        by msmacgyver on Tue May 15, 2012 at 11:09:47 AM PDT

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        •  Thanks for this additional Link and Info.... (1+ / 0-)
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          PLEASE Stop Mitt (the Pitts) Romney from stealing the Presidential Election!

          by laserhaas on Tue May 15, 2012 at 11:12:01 AM PDT

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          •  You're welcome and I read some of (1+ / 0-)
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            your Citizens Against Bankruptsy Fraud blog.  Here's a link to and excerpt from NYT re Romney's retirement package.  It's a lengthy article but worth the time.  

            http://www.nytimes.com/...

            12/11: In what would be the final deal of his private equity career, he negotiated a retirement agreement with his former partners that has paid him a share of Bain’s profits ever since, bringing the Romney family millions of dollars in income each year and bolstering the fortune that has helped finance Mr. Romney’s political aspirations.

            When someone is impatient and says, "I haven't got all day," I always wonder, How can that be? How can you not have all day? George Carlin

            by msmacgyver on Tue May 15, 2012 at 11:20:50 AM PDT

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