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    Let me say, I would not want a President who is a bigot and after reading the British Newspaper, Daily Telegraph, I concluded that Mitt Romney is a bigot and would not be able to be President to "all the People."

     So much for the so-called American precedence of not spreading lies and hate about one's political opponent on foreign soil ...  As that is exactly what Team Romney/Bush/Cheney did -- they spread lies and hate about President Obama to a London Newspaper.

     Let's get something straight from the giddy-up: President Obama's Anglo-Saxon grandfather fought for America in WWII.  President Obama's Anglo-Saxon grandmother worked for America's war efforts during WWII.

     Conversely, Mitt Romney's Great Grandfather fled America because he was prosecuted under Edmunds Anti-Polgyamy Act.  Romney's Grandfather then fled Mexico to avoid fighting in the Mexican Revolution.  Then, Mitt Romney fled America and found refuge in France to avoid fighting in the Vietnam War.

     Seems to me, President Obama has a heritage of fighting for and defending so-called "Anglo-Saxon" America while Mitt Romney has a heritage of fleeing America so as to avoid defending "Anglo-Saxon" America when times get tough.

     The most galling and obnoxious part of this story is that Mitt Romney's Great Grandpa and Grandpa hated America so much they willingly fled America and founded a Colony in Mexico where they lived for many years and had lots and lots of children.

Romney/Bush/Cheney Advisors Spread Lies & Hate Against President Obama on Foreign Soil
     Romney's Advisors, who were Bush/Cheney Advisors, told the London newspaper, Daily Telegraph, that Mitt Romney would restore an "Anglo-Saxon" understanding to the special relationship between the US and Britain, and would return Sir Winston Churchill's bust to the White House as was displayed in the Oval Office by George W. Bush.


 Romney/Bush/Cheney Advisor said,
“We are part of an Anglo-Saxon heritage, and [Mitt] feels that the special relationship is special.  The White House [Obama] didn’t fully appreciate the shared history we have”.
   The Daily Telegraph went on to report:
One Romney Advisor said: “He [Mitt] is naturally more Atlanticist”.
   What the hell does "Atlanticist" even effing mean?!?

    An in typical form, Romney/Bush/Cheney Advisor said he really had no idea what Romney's foreign policy is -- exactly.

The advisers could not give detailed examples of how policy towards Britain would differ under Mr Romney. One conceded that on the European crisis: “I’m not sure what our policy response is.”
   In typical Romney/Bush/Cheney form, they complain and beg the paper not to use their names because they have been told not to criticize an American President on foreign soil.
The advisers spoke on the condition of anonymity because Mr Romney’s campaign requested that they not criticise the President to foreign media.  
    I don't know ... maybe the term: piece of dung comes to mind when reading about the Pathological Liar Romney's campaign spreading lies and hate about President Obama on foreign soil?

Romney Family Hated America & Fled to Mexico

    Romney's Grandpa and Great Grandpa (Miles) lived in "Utah Territory" before they got so angry at America they packed up an left to find land and build a colony in Chihuahua, Mexico.

Why Did Miles Romney Hate America & Settle In Mexico?
     In 1865, before Utah became a State, it was a Territory.  As with all Territories, the citizens in Utah had to live under the same rule of law as citizens who lived in States.

     In 1885, Miles Romney was prosecuted and convicted under the Edmunds Anti-Polygamy Act (for polygamy). This act allowed certain citizenship rights to be stripped of those convicted.  Naturally, Miles got very angry Shortly after that he left for Mexico, taking his family with him.  

    In 1879, President Rutherford B. Hayes, in regards to Polygamy In Utah Territory stated:

"If necessary to secure obedience to the law, the enjoyment and exercise of the rights and privileges of citizenship in the Territories of the United States may be withheld or withdrawn from those who violate or oppose the enforcement of the law.
   Well, Miles Romney didn't care what Hayes said about him, or people like him, losing their American citizenship because once he fled America to and founded a Colony in Mexico, he settled there with his entire family -- far away from the arms and laws of America with no intention of ever going back to America.

Romney's Father Born in Mexico:
     The Romney's had many children while living in Mexico and in 1907, George Romney, Mitt Romney's father, was born in Colonia Dublán, Galeana, Chihuahua, Mexico

Romney's Got US Bailout for Being Refugees when Fleeing Mexican War
     Mitt's grandpa ran as fast as he could to Utah as soon as the Mexican Revolution broke out.  Because the Romney's were considered "Refugees" The U.S. Army supplied rations and loaned tents from Fort Bliss. Mayor C. E. Kelly and city officials joined Church leaders in finding homes and jobs for the refugees. Congress voted to give them $100,000 for their transportation and relief. If you calculate $100,000 for inflation from 1912, the figure turns into over $2.2 million in today's dollar.

In 1935 Romney Family Sued Mexico
     The Boston Globe reported:

After fleeing the Mexican Revolution, Mitt Romney’s grandfather, Gaskell lost his home and possessions in Mexico. While living in Salt Lake City, Gaskell Romney sued Mexico for the loss of his property and, in 1938, was awarded damages of $9,163. Half of the money went to his son, George Romney, putting the family on a solid financial footing during the Great Depression.
      In today's dollar that means Romney's $9,168.00 Settlement would equal $1,890,000.00.

      It is clear to me, and it is my opinion after reading the Daily Telegraph that Mitt Romney is a pathological liar and a bigot.

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  •  I think the point IS, at least for me, that (3+ / 0-)
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    Pinto Pony, ExStr8, Sue B

    the Romney family has a history of:

    1) Avoiding the draft (Mitt) or joining the military (his five sons) because of RELIGIOUS beliefs. That is, the six of them went on a LDS mission, instead. So did George Romney (b. 1907), Mitt's dad, who also did not join the military, nor did Mitt's grandfather who, as far as I can find, was not in the military choosing instead to violate Mexican law and move to Mexico to practice his church's polygamous religious beliefs (polygamy was illegal in EVERY US state).

    Religion trumped American service for the entire Romney lineage. Please keep that in mind.

    2) Religion trumped American law as Mitt's gGrandfather returned with his wives to America where polygamy was illegal.

    Nuff said.

    202-224-3121 to Congress in D.C. USE it! You can tell how big a person is by what it takes to discourage them. "We're not perfect, but they're nuts."--Barney Frank 01/02/2012

    by cany on Wed Jul 25, 2012 at 07:36:06 AM PDT

  •  "ain't nuthin' as foreign as the planet kolob" (2+ / 0-)
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    ExStr8, rat racer

    the history of the sex-crazed, utah-based cult that mitt is a huge part of is fascinating in the extreme...why doesn't mitt talk about it?

    the romney family history IS the history of the mormons...let's dig into it with gusto, i say!

    I got the crabs from Christian Mingle!

    by memofromturner on Wed Jul 25, 2012 at 07:52:05 AM PDT

  •  "Atlanticist"? As in, millions of slaves (2+ / 0-)
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    phonegery, a2nite

    shipped across the Atlantic by white slavers and ship owners from Europe-- predominantly England-- during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries?

    That's one more thing to add to my long list of small problems. --my son, age 10

    by concernedamerican on Wed Jul 25, 2012 at 08:18:41 AM PDT

    •  Special US-UK relationship thingy (1+ / 0-)
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      is I think what the aide was trying to get at -- and it is somewhat true that that relationship has been stronger when the Conservatives are in power in Britain and the GOP in the US (Reagan-Thatcher as the prime example). This is not necessarily helpful, for example, the Bush-Blair collaboration to lie their way into the war in Iraq. And for you strict constructionists, there's the War of 1812 and of course the American War of Independence (or rebellion, if you're British).

      Obama has been more evenhanded in trying to improve American relations around the world, including countries with darker-skinned residents and leaders, and we can be sure that Romney would put a lot less emphasis on that.

  •  Atlanticist (0+ / 0-)

    The "issue" that Romney is seeking to highlight is the contention that Obama has been insufficiently supportive of the "special relationship" between the US and the UK.

    The relationship was first described as "special" by Churchill in 1946.

    Atlanticist is a term to describe one supportive of the designation of the relationship as special and it's extension to other like minded nations.

    The relationship has of course been a political issue in both countries over the years and has waxed and waned in part on the personal relationships of the countries leaders.

    Some UK critics thought that the UK had been reduced to the role of a "poodle" during the run-up to the Iraq war.

    Obama has sought to recast the relationship as one between full partners rather than as owner and pet.


    The Special Relationship is a phrase used to describe the exceptionally close political, diplomatic, cultural, economic, military, and historical relations between the United Kingdom and the United States, following its use in a 1946 speech by British statesman Winston Churchill.

    . . .

    Macmillan famously quipped that it was Britain’s historical duty to guide the power of the United States as the ancient Greeks had the Romans.[41] He endeavoured to broaden the special relationship beyond Churchill’s conception of an English-Speaking Union into a more inclusive "Atlantic Community".

  •  American (3+ / 0-)

    Romney's Grandpa left this country. Obama's Grandpa served his country.

    "To expose and close the doors on those who try To strangle and mangle the truth 'Cause the circle of hatred continues unless we react We gotta take the power back" Rage against the Machine

    by Cairns on Wed Jul 25, 2012 at 08:25:31 AM PDT

  •  From what I read in a book a while ago, (1+ / 0-)
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    Brigham Young  in around 1853, 'sent' Romney first to Arizona, and later to Mexico.  Utah wanted to become a state, and the practice of polygamy was not acceptable to most Americans.  'Sending' (ie, ordering) the polygamous Romneys to Arizona, and later to Mexico, Young was hoping to lower the visibility of  Mormons who practiced polygamy. The other states refused to allow Utah to become a state as long as polygamy was an accepted practice in Utah territory.  

    Democrats - We represent America!

    by phonegery on Wed Jul 25, 2012 at 08:43:21 AM PDT

    •  Please note when the Western Territories were (1+ / 0-)
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      Crashing Vor

      admitted to the Union. Polygamy was an issue to be sure, but the date of admission was not significantly different than nearby states.

           Montana November 8, 1889

           Washington November 11, 1889

           Idaho July 3, 1890

           Wyoming July 10, 1890

           Utah January 4, 1896

           Oklahoma November 16, 1907

           New Mexico January 6, 1912

           Arizona February 14, 1912

      Of course, Utah was not admitted until the Mormon Church issued the so-called Manifesto which proclaimed that the Mormons would cease to perform plural marriages. It did not state that they no longer believed in polygamy marriage nor that they would abandon existing plural spouses! The Mormons remained in existing plural marriages well into the twentieth century.

      "I cannot live without books" -- Thomas Jefferson, 1815

      by Templar on Wed Jul 25, 2012 at 09:09:05 AM PDT

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  •  Your dating of the Edmunds-Tucker Act is off (0+ / 0-)

    by more than two decades!

    "I cannot live without books" -- Thomas Jefferson, 1815

    by Templar on Wed Jul 25, 2012 at 08:44:56 AM PDT

  •  Daily Telegraph highlights Romney is a Bigot (1+ / 0-)
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    Romney is a bigot for sure and he is setting up his campaign to go full throttle after non-whites.

    What a creep

  •  I would very much like to see someone in (1+ / 0-)
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    the UK press question Romney directly on his campaign's statements.


    "Do you agree or disagree with your campaign's assertion that President Obama, having African ancestry, cannot properly understand US/UK relations?"

    "If you disagree, will you still retain the campaign spokesperson who made that statement?"

    "Regardless of whether or not you retain that person, if you disagree with the statement, will you identify the spokesperson so that he or she can clarify the statement?"

    I'm waiting. . .

  •  And Willard hates Americans (0+ / 0-)

    The radical Republican party is the party of oppression, fear, loathing and above all more money and power for the people who robbed us.

    by a2nite on Wed Jul 25, 2012 at 10:09:36 AM PDT

  •  Romney grandfather ran to Mexico (0+ / 0-)

    After the US army sent troops to Utah to crush a armed Mormon rebellion against  the US , he also went thier too pursue the pracitice of plural marriage , his grandfather had  many sister wives in Mexico

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