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RON PAUL! Supporter Harasses Mittens About Interracial Procreation

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What is the point of asking whether one particular religious text “says” horrible, out-of-date things?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

    Needs more Strom Thurmond.

  • nounverb911

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

    • anniegetyerfun

      No, The Book of Mormon says nothing about Ewoks.

      • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

        ENDOR LIBEL!

  • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

    Precious bodily fluids, indeed!

  • http://gratuity.wordpress.com/ Gratuitous World

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

    • http://littlegreenfootballs.com/article/39308_Breitbarts_Fans_Spew_Racism_Call_for_President_Obama_t glamourdammerung

      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

      And quiet rooms.

  • Barb

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

    • anniegetyerfun

      Unlike Mitt himself.

      • Barb

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

        • CapnFatback

          Way to go, Annie! You did me proud.

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

        • MosesInvests

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

      • Callyson

        To Ann's considerable relief.

  • straighteight

    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

      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.

      • http://wonkette.com/ weej_FukuiKatie

        He said sheepishly.

      • Negropolis

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

        Why, on all fours, mais oui.

  • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

    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

      Needs more Ellsworth Toohey. Peter Keating?

      • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

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

    • WhatTheHolyHeck

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

      • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

        Plus, preachy, too!

        Also.

        • WhatTheHolyHeck

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

  • el_donaldo

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

  • skoalrebel

    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

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

    • LastGasp

      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

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

      • Negropolis

        Mmmm…sweet, Georgia peaches…mmmm…

  • anniegetyerfun

    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

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

      • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

        Someone with KeyWestphobia?

    • Lascauxcaveman

      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

      I'll be over later with a sharpie marker.

    • MosesInvests

      Wait, I thought you were into short Semites?

      • anniegetyerfun

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

  • soeoho

    Alot of Mitt's friends are owners.

    • snoopyfan2010

      FTW

  • fuflans

    heh. green bay.

    • nounverb911

      I still can't believe the Giants beat them.

      • Lascauxcaveman

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

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

  • bumfug

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

    • anniegetyerfun

      Many, many stuff, turgid thumbs for you.

  • SorosBot

    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.

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

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

    • http://wonkette.com/ weej_FukuiKatie

      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

        Money is a great evangelist.

        • Negropolis

          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

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

      • doloras

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

        • Biff

          Lamanites.

          • heathenette

            I thought that was a floor covering.

          • Nothingisamiss

            We have lamanite flooring in our kitchen.

        • Negropolis

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

      • Biff

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

  • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

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

  • SheriffRoscoe

    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

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

  • http://www.wonkette.com/ FlownOver

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

  • Baconzgood

    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

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      I'd make many brown babies with that.

      • Baconzgood

        She's snarky too.

        • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

          Thats just foreplay.

          • Baconzgood

            I like you actor212. You understand Baconz.

  • Jus_Wonderin

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

    • Warpde

      Yes.
      And the number 666.

      • Jus_Wonderin

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

  • widestanceromance

    Why does Stiffens hate Mormonism?

    • http://www.wonkette.com/ FlownOver

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

  • Callyson

    “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

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

  • LiberalMantra

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

  • IncenseDebate

    Needz moar Ron Jeremy.

  • JustPixelz

    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

      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

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

    • Negropolis

      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

    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

      Yeah, we did, what happened to that guy?

  • StarsUponThars

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

  • Extemporanus

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

    – Ron 8:7

  • anniegetyerfun

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

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      She can nibble my broccoli stalk anytime, that Shawna

  • SayItWithWookies

    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

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

    • anniegetyerfun

      Too soon!

  • http://facethesuncastnoshadow.wordpress.com/ Mumble_JustSayYesOta

    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?

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/FlipOffResearch FlipOffResearch

    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

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

      • CthuNHu

        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

    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

      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.

  • http://whatisawatthedevolution.blogspot.com imissopus

    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

    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

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

  • Baconzgood

    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

    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

    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

    "…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

    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

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

    • Doktor StrangeZoom

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

  • Data Exactly

    "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

    And forums.

  • meatpuppet2

    And that right there is is your stereotypical paultard!

  • Biff

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

  • http://littlegreenfootballs.com/article/39308_Breitbarts_Fans_Spew_Racism_Call_for_President_Obama_t glamourdammerung

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

  • Negropolis

    …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

    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

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

  • ttommyunger

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

  • http://www.gurukalehuru.wordpress.com gurukalehuru

    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

    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.

  • http://estevancarlos.com american__mutt

    Atheism bitches.