HOW UNCOUTH  2:37 pm April 2, 2012

RON PAUL! Supporter Harasses Mittens About Interracial Procreation

by Jim Newell

See, no problem hereFlaccid Mitt Romney was out in Howard, Wisconsin to tell more crappy jokes to old people today when who interrupts him but a supporter of Doctor Congressman Ron Paul, a man who ran for president in 2011. He kept hollerin at Romney about the Mormon religion’s attitudes regarding black people, and black people who spawn with white people. Why does, or did, Mitt Romney’s church — like all other religions for most of time — wait so long to assume the absolute most basic, modern views on race? RON PAUL, on the other hand, has always been a champion of harmonious race relations.

ABC News has the hot scoop on how Mittbot nearly lost his temper, but instead merely settled on being curt:

Confronted in Howard, Wis., by a Ron Paul supporter about a Book of Mormon passage that says dark-skinned people were cursed, Mitt Romney used the episode as an opportunity to discuss work he did as a bishop for his church.

“I guess a lot of people say that your Mormon faith cannot be a concern in the election. But I think, it might be, as well as I found these verses from the Mormon book. Moses 7:8 says,” said Bret Hatch, 28, of Green Bay, before he was cut off by a Romney aide.

“Why don’t you give me a question,” Romney asked. But Hatch continued: “Ok, well, in the Mormon book it says there were a blight cast on all the children of Canaan.”

Romney cut him off again. “I’m sorry,” he said. “We’re just not going to have a discussion about religion in my view, but if you have a question, I’ll be happy to answer your question.”

Hatch then asked, “Do you believe it’s a sin for a white man to marry and procreate with a black?”

Romney answered with a curt: “No, next question.”

What is the point of asking whether one particular religious text “says” horrible, out-of-date things? If you’re religious and have a problem with what some other religion’s book says, try reading a few pages of your own and consider whether you want to go down this road.

[POLITICO]

 

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nounverb911 April 2, 2012 at 2:39 pm

Needs more Strom Thurmond.

nounverb911 April 2, 2012 at 2:40 pm

"supporter about a Book of Mormon passage that says dark-skinned people were cursed,"
Does that include Snooki?

anniegetyerfun April 2, 2012 at 2:43 pm

No, The Book of Mormon says nothing about Ewoks.

actor212 April 2, 2012 at 2:46 pm

ENDOR LIBEL!

actor212 April 2, 2012 at 2:40 pm

Precious bodily fluids, indeed!

Gratuitous World April 2, 2012 at 2:40 pm

if you have problems with interracial marriage, you're supposed to keep them in your newsletters.

glamourdammerung April 2, 2012 at 9:09 pm

And internet "radio shows" like the White Citizen's Council's aptly named "Political Cesspool" which featured quite a bit of a certain repeat presidential race loser.

Negropolis April 3, 2012 at 1:04 am

And quiet rooms.

Barb April 2, 2012 at 2:41 pm

Mitt, the questions are going to get harder as you go along, ya know.

anniegetyerfun April 2, 2012 at 2:43 pm

Unlike Mitt himself.

Barb April 2, 2012 at 2:45 pm

HELLO! Rebecca, we have the comment of the day right here. Way to go, Annie! You did me proud.

CapnFatback April 2, 2012 at 2:49 pm

Way to go, Annie! You did me proud.

Unlike Mitt hims- oh, never mind. Give annie your dang ol' comment of the day.

MosesInvests April 2, 2012 at 8:20 pm

Yep, that's comment of the day-even though it didn't mention balls.

Callyson April 2, 2012 at 2:50 pm

To Ann's considerable relief.

straighteight April 2, 2012 at 2:41 pm

That guy can laugh it up all he wants, but Mitt Romney just sealed him with a donkey in a celestial marriage! TAKE THAT!

Lascauxcaveman April 2, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Rick Santorum wants to know where the Book of Mormon stands on man-on-dog sex.

Just curious; mind you. Not really considering converting or anything.

weej_FukuiKatie April 2, 2012 at 3:03 pm

He said sheepishly.

Negropolis April 3, 2012 at 1:05 am

Rick Santorum wants to know where the Book of Mormon stands on man-on-dog sex.

Why, on all fours, mais oui.

actor212 April 2, 2012 at 2:42 pm

If you’re religious and have a problem with what some other religion’s book says, try reading a few pages of your own and consider whether you want to go down this road.

OK, so in The Fountainhead….

nounverb911 April 2, 2012 at 2:43 pm

Needs more Ellsworth Toohey. Peter Keating?

actor212 April 2, 2012 at 2:49 pm

Dominique Francon is French and therefore blah. So she's OK with interracial stuff, so long as it's short, brutish, and violent.

WhatTheHolyHeck April 2, 2012 at 2:49 pm

Meh, meritocracy, chastisement over statuary and finding one's true love through rape. Sounds like all the rest.

actor212 April 2, 2012 at 2:54 pm

Plus, preachy, too!

Also.

WhatTheHolyHeck April 2, 2012 at 3:29 pm

Why am I not stalking following you online? I must rectify that heinous oversight.

el_donaldo April 2, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Suddenly marrying Sally Hemings to Jefferson posthumously is simultaneously a creepy Mormon liability and a Romney campaign asset.

skoalrebel April 2, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Lissen, people! [spit!] This is a serious issue. The Bible tells us what happens when things get mixed that God wants to be kept apart. [spit!] There's a big BOOM!! and the next thing y'know, it's RACE WARRR!!!. Think of America as a big meth lab. [spit!] Things blow up when you mix the wrong things together, right? [spit!] Stop the mixing! Keep our meth lab from becoming an exploding melting pot!!

Captain_Quark April 2, 2012 at 2:45 pm

Think of America as a big meth lab.
Words to live by. American politics just started to make sense.

LastGasp April 2, 2012 at 2:54 pm

Meth lab, you say? Oh, well that would explain the paranoia, violence, and irrational behavior of many voters these days. So should we get these people scheduled for an episode of Intervention?

Biff April 2, 2012 at 7:40 pm

That's an unin-peachable argument, right there.

Negropolis April 3, 2012 at 1:06 am

Mmmm…sweet, Georgia peaches…mmmm…

anniegetyerfun April 2, 2012 at 2:43 pm

If you’re religious and have a problem with what some other religion’s book says, try reading a few pages of your own and consider whether you want to go down this road.

I just looked into my Big Book of Self-Righteous Atheism, and I'm totally comfortable that my religion is compatible with my love of dark cock.

BigSkullF*ckingDog April 2, 2012 at 2:58 pm

I don't need to look in my book. Who could possibly have a problem with strippers, pirates and a beer volcano?

actor212 April 2, 2012 at 3:02 pm

Someone with KeyWestphobia?

Lascauxcaveman April 2, 2012 at 3:03 pm

As an Evangelical Pastafarian, I would be remiss in my duties of faith if I neglected to point out the Flying Spaghetti Monster is totally OK with that as well.

Ramen.

mrpuma2u April 2, 2012 at 3:17 pm

I'll be over later with a sharpie marker.

MosesInvests April 2, 2012 at 8:22 pm

Wait, I thought you were into short Semites?

anniegetyerfun April 2, 2012 at 8:25 pm

Well, I'm not going to discriminate. As long as said Semites aren't white.

soeoho April 2, 2012 at 2:43 pm

Alot of Mitt's friends are owners.

snoopyfan2010 April 2, 2012 at 7:20 pm

FTW

fuflans April 2, 2012 at 2:44 pm

heh. green bay.

nounverb911 April 2, 2012 at 2:46 pm

I still can't believe the Giants beat them.

Lascauxcaveman April 2, 2012 at 3:04 pm

I still can't believe the Seahawks beat the Giants – at the Meadowlands, no less.

(It's true! This happened in 2011.)

bumfug April 2, 2012 at 2:46 pm

"How could we be opposed to interracial marriage? We married Thomas Jefferson and his little darkie didn't we?"

anniegetyerfun April 2, 2012 at 2:57 pm

Many, many stuff, turgid thumbs for you.

SorosBot April 2, 2012 at 2:46 pm

I think you got this wrong – if this is a Ron Paul fan, he must be mad at the Mormons for finally ditching their rules against interracial marriages and allowing black people to join the church.

actor212 April 2, 2012 at 2:54 pm

But he thinks he's being clever by making them expose their positions first.

weej_FukuiKatie April 2, 2012 at 3:07 pm

Not sure if that change was the result of sudden and profound theological enlightenment or due to potential loss of LDS tax status and BYU Federale research funding. Just sayin'

snoopyfan2010 April 2, 2012 at 7:21 pm

Money is a great evangelist.

Negropolis April 3, 2012 at 1:14 am

The very best, in fact.

When Jesus warned that man could not serve both god and mammon, it's pretty clear which one modern Christians chose.

PubOption April 2, 2012 at 4:14 pm

I have never seen a black person in the Mormon missionary position (=riding a bike).

doloras April 2, 2012 at 5:39 pm

Plenty of Polynesian Mormons around these parts, but of course they're actually Native Americans and therefore actually Jewish according to Mormon anthropology.

Biff April 2, 2012 at 7:43 pm

Lamanites.

heathenette April 2, 2012 at 8:53 pm

I thought that was a floor covering.

Nothingisamiss April 3, 2012 at 7:40 am

We have lamanite flooring in our kitchen.

Negropolis April 3, 2012 at 1:17 am

But, Polynesians are Pacific Islanders, who along with Native Alaskans are counted seperate, ethnically, from Native Americans. Does that confuse the LDS, any?

Biff April 3, 2012 at 10:38 am

There's a joint called blacklds.org or somesuch thing. They're perhaps a little slow in the integration phase, I guess.

actor212 April 2, 2012 at 2:46 pm

It's nice to see that picture, and see that Romney gets along famously with the people he's let go.

SheriffRoscoe April 2, 2012 at 2:48 pm

When confronted with one's bullshit religious beliefs, politicians see the wisdom with regards to keeping church and state separate. It's the final stop on the zealotry train, but eventually they all arrive there.

Guppy April 2, 2012 at 3:19 pm

But what about when you passionately embrace the bullshit, ala Santorum?

FlownOver April 2, 2012 at 2:50 pm

There's nothing new here, but kudos to Mittens's staff for getting him out of that Cialis bathtub for this event.

Baconzgood April 2, 2012 at 2:50 pm

Any one who has a problem with procreating with black people haven't seen Rachel True. ROWR!!!!
http://makeup411.com/411_product_images/4526_Rach

actor212 April 2, 2012 at 2:52 pm

I'd make many brown babies with that.

Baconzgood April 2, 2012 at 2:55 pm

She's snarky too.

actor212 April 2, 2012 at 3:02 pm

Thats just foreplay.

Baconzgood April 2, 2012 at 3:05 pm

I like you actor212. You understand Baconz.

Jus_Wonderin April 2, 2012 at 2:51 pm

Are all of the posts, this Monday, brought to us by the word Flaccid?

Warpde April 2, 2012 at 2:53 pm

Yes.
And the number 666.

Jus_Wonderin April 2, 2012 at 3:07 pm

I am not sure. Is that internet inches? Looks like a 555 to me.

widestanceromance April 2, 2012 at 2:52 pm

Why does Stiffens hate Mormonism?

FlownOver April 2, 2012 at 6:00 pm

The first rule of White Club: Don't talk about White Club.

Callyson April 2, 2012 at 2:52 pm

“Do you believe it’s a sin for a white man to marry and procreate with a black?”
Romney answered with a curt: “No, next question.”

So a white man can marry a black man now? Wait until the wingnuts catch that slip…(I know, I know, that's not what the questioner actually asked, but listening comprehension is not high on the list of skills that the GOP freaks possess…)

fuflans April 2, 2012 at 2:53 pm

again we see evidenced the sparkling wit and innate decency of the dr. paul supporter

LiberalMantra April 2, 2012 at 2:53 pm

Mittens: "Well, to tell the family secret, my grandmother was Dutch. "

IncenseDebate April 2, 2012 at 2:55 pm

Needz moar Ron Jeremy.

JustPixelz April 2, 2012 at 2:55 pm

Thanks Ron Paul supporter! A debate about religious scripture is exactly what America needs to chart its economic future. Just like it needs a debate about how many lady parts the government is in charge of. And whether any of Obama's birth certificates are genuine. Keep up the good work Repubicans.

SheriffRoscoe April 2, 2012 at 3:00 pm

But pixelz, if we ask them about their religious beliefs, maybe we can get some of the crazier ones off the stage. I'm all for it. I loved it that one time they asked Mike Huckabee a question about WWJD and he said Jesus wouldn't have been a politician. And now Huckabee is off the stage!

poorgradstudent April 2, 2012 at 8:30 pm

Well since Ron Paul really agrees with Mitt Romney on most economic stuff you couldn't have his supporters bring all that up!

Negropolis April 3, 2012 at 1:21 am

It's really too bad that all the Republicans ever want to talk about is what they will deny other in the name of their respective gods, then. I don't fault this Paultard in the least. He's following Republican protocal to the "t".

anniegetyerfun April 2, 2012 at 2:59 pm

Didn't we have a Paultard that occasionally wrote for Wonkette because he got drunk with Ken or Jim once? He seemed like an OK guy.

Bezoar April 2, 2012 at 4:23 pm

Yeah, we did, what happened to that guy?

StarsUponThars April 2, 2012 at 2:59 pm

Mitt doesn't see people in terms of black or white. Mitt only sees green.

Extemporanus April 2, 2012 at 3:00 pm

"Let him who is without skin cast the first vote."

- Ron 8:7

anniegetyerfun April 2, 2012 at 3:00 pm

The slutty vegans are back in the Wonkette ads! So happy.

actor212 April 2, 2012 at 3:06 pm

She can nibble my broccoli stalk anytime, that Shawna

SayItWithWookies April 2, 2012 at 3:01 pm

I believe the official position of the Mormon church is that members of different races are allowed to marry as long as they're both bigots.

metamarcisf April 2, 2012 at 3:01 pm

I'm waiting for the Mormon Chuch to posthumously join Tupac Shakur and Joan Rivers.

anniegetyerfun April 2, 2012 at 3:06 pm

Too soon!

Mumble_JustSayYesOta April 2, 2012 at 3:02 pm

answered with a curt: “No, next question.”

And it's this endearing bedside manner that Ann (née Davies) Romney knew would carry her beau far and wide through France bearing the good news from their Mormonipulated scribes;
and back again into her soon-to-be-betrothed arms — to a blissful future shared together, filled with questions such as "What's on dinner?" and "What are we having for t.v.?" until she could finally determine where the Reset button was hidden…

… It was simultaneously a shock and a relief to at last know the answer to the question that had been bugging her: What's concealed beneath that Ken-doll bump in the groin where the cock should normally be?

FlipOffResearch April 2, 2012 at 3:02 pm

Because religious people tend to look on people not of their faith as less than human. They also like to kill in the name of God.

doloras April 2, 2012 at 5:40 pm

Of course, atheists are full of sweetness and light and never express hateful sentiments towards anyone, particularly religious people.

CthuNHu April 2, 2012 at 8:14 pm

One thing that atheists and religious people have in common is that every single one of them is an extremist psychotic misanthrope whose entire identity and approach to humankind is dictated down to the last jot and tittle by his/her beliefs regarding the existence of a deity.

SkinnyNerd April 2, 2012 at 3:03 pm

I am sorry, but I was too busy studying American History in school to bother with religion, but how does one go from "a blight cast on all the children of Canaan" to "a sin for a white man to marry and procreate with a black?" Am I missing something here, or are there some newsletters I need to read to fill in the gaps?

anniegetyerfun April 2, 2012 at 3:18 pm

Reading American History and not studying the Book of Mormon? For shame.

"And [God] had caused the cursing to come upon them, yea, even a sore cursing, because of their iniquity. For behold, they had hardened their hearts against him, that they had become like unto a flint; wherefore, as they were white, and exceedingly fair and delightsome, that they might not be enticing unto my people, the Lord God did cause a skin of blackness to come upon them." (2 Nephi 5:21)"

"The mark of blackness was placed upon the Lamanites so the Nephites "might not mix and believe in incorrect traditions which would prove their destruction" (Alma 3:7-9). The Book of Mormon records the Lord as forbidding miscegenation between Lamanites and Nephites (2 Nephi 5:23)."

That's all from Wikipedia, but I looked in the Book of Mormon online, and it's all there.

imissopus April 2, 2012 at 3:07 pm

Paultards to invade this thread and scream about the implication that Ron Paul has any kind of racial hang-ups whatsoever in 3…2…1…

Not_So_Much April 2, 2012 at 3:07 pm

Wait, are both the people in the Paultard's example men? "…white man to marry … a black?"

Pretty clearly, this is a ringing endorsement of gay, interracial marriage by Willard.

owhatever April 2, 2012 at 3:07 pm

Whew, that let's us black plantation owners off the hook for humping our white slave girls.

Baconzgood April 2, 2012 at 3:08 pm

If he wanted to piss off Mitt he should have asked why the Mormans don't believe in the Holy Trinity. Because let's face Paultard black people aren't going to vote for him but the So-Bapts will.

mavenmaven April 2, 2012 at 3:20 pm

I suppose the Paul people are ok with interracial marriage as long as the black people don't eat at the same table with the whites in the coffee house.

OneYieldRegular April 2, 2012 at 3:26 pm

Of all the embarrassing questions to pose about Mormonism, the most relevant for Wonketteers is still probably, "Hey, whaddya got to do to get a drink around here?"

Antispandex April 2, 2012 at 3:42 pm

"…try reading a few pages of your own and consider whether you want to go down this road."

I agree. If this is the only thing you can find to harangue the Mitts about, you just aren't trying. That guy just can NOT be a Wonkette snarker…besides Ron Paul? The joke that makes it's self.

BarackMyWorld April 2, 2012 at 3:53 pm

I don't like religion being used as a political weapon, no matter who the target is.
Having said that, no one be surprised when voter turn-out in the south is really low this November.

Limeylizzie April 2, 2012 at 4:30 pm

I wonder how he feels about this inter-species fabulousness.
http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewrhg/cat-plays-with-

Doktor StrangeZoom April 2, 2012 at 7:34 pm

Cat's thinking: Smells like tuna, but feels all slickery. Must investigate.

Data Exactly April 2, 2012 at 4:45 pm

"What is the point of asking whether one particular religious text “says” horrible, out-of-date things? If you’re religious and have a problem with what some other religion’s book says, try reading a few pages of your own and consider whether you want to go down this road."

More ingenious words were never spoken before.

snoopyfan2010 April 2, 2012 at 7:12 pm

And forums.

meatpuppet2 April 2, 2012 at 7:51 pm

And that right there is is your stereotypical paultard!

Biff April 2, 2012 at 8:00 pm

Granted this is from an ex-mormon site, but it does quote the relevant scripture and doctrine…

glamourdammerung April 2, 2012 at 9:12 pm

It is pretty funny for the Stormfront candidate's supporters to pester Rmoney about the ethics of "race-mixing".

Negropolis April 3, 2012 at 1:00 am

…when who interrupts him but a supporter of Doctor Congressman Ron Paul…

I almost — almost — feel sorry for the bastard, 'cause those fuckers are absolutely insufferable. But, who better to deserve to be pestered by them than Willard Mitt Romney?

And the question? Because Ron Paul has such a soft spot in his heart for black people, right? It's like the pot calling the kettle Blah. Uggh. Won't this thing ever be over?

Negropolis April 3, 2012 at 1:10 am

If you’re religious and have a problem with what some other religion’s book says, try reading a few pages of your own and consider whether you want to go down this road.

I do get tired of this false equivalency. I'm not a religious man, but looking at this objectively, any evangelical, fundamentalist religion formed during or after the Enlightenment — and especially the Industrial Revolution — with the benefit of scientific hindsight to explain the natural universe is a particularly cynical, money-making and power-hoarding operation. Sorry.

All religions are crazy…and some are more crazy, cynical, and non-sensical than others.

These are the consequences to a party still fighting over the concept of the seperation of church and state. This is a problem of there making. There can't be any righteous indignation with this question, because it fits right into their wheelhouse. I'll cry for Mitt when his party stops with the abortion and gay marriage bullshit. Until then, any of them questioning the faith of the others is fair game.

irishdave3 April 3, 2012 at 6:34 am

Book of Mormon is written on a Golden Etch-A-Sketch?

ttommyunger April 3, 2012 at 7:59 am

Gosh…..wish I wuz there, I've got this question about rubbers…..

gurukalehuru April 3, 2012 at 8:42 am

Why should we snark about Jesus in Vermont, when we can snark about Seamus on the roof?
Why should we make snide jokes about magic underwear, when we can make snide jokes about how Mittens changes his positions more often than aforesaid underwear?
Why should we write out hilarious scenarios involving baptism of the dead, when we can write out hilarious scenarios about what was on the hard drives of all the computers in the governor's mansion and got erased before Mitt moved out?
Why should we poke fun at Mormon multiple wived families, when we can poke fun at Mitt's multiple bank accounts in the Cayman Islands and Switzerland?
Why should we heap scorn on the idea that everybody gets to be God of an Alien Planet after they die when we can heap scorn on Mitt's record at Bain Capital?

see more at http://www.gurukalehuru.com

chuha April 3, 2012 at 10:26 am

If you believe you can trust someone who shares your, or even has, religious beliefs more than someone who doesn't, it's because you're assuming that since they carry a label, say, mormonism, that they ascribe to a set of beliefs. In fact, people have beliefs notwithstanding their religion. That's good news, of course. I'd hate to think we got all of our morals from bronze age apocrypha, or turn of the century huxter ravings.

american__mutt April 3, 2012 at 2:45 pm

Atheism bitches.

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