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Montana's Governor Schweitzer(D): "Romney’s father from ‘polygamy commune’ in Mexico"
Helena Independent Record ^ | 4.21.12 | Mike Dennison

Posted on 04/21/2012 4:44:33 PM PDT by tuckrdout

.Gov. Brian Schweitzer, talking Friday to a national news website, said Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney might shy from talking about his family’s Mexican roots because they came from a “polygamy commune” in Mexico.

Schweitzer made the remark in an interview with The Daily Beast, a news and opinion website, after being asked whether Montana might be a swing state during this year’s 2012 election.

According to The Daily Beast, Schweitzer said Montana likely would vote for Romney, but that Romney, a Mormon, might have trouble nationally because his father, George Romney, was “born on a polygamy commune in Mexico.”

Schweitzer, a Democrat, said later that he wasn’t misquoted, and that his comments had nothing to do with Romney’s faith or his church, which does not condone polygamy.

Schweitzer said he was describing the dilemma facing Romney, who is in trouble with Hispanic voters because “he took an ultra-right-wing position on immigration during the (Republican) primary.”

(Excerpt) Read more at helenair.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: inman; mexico; obama; polygamy; romney; romneygenealogy; romneymormon; schweitzer
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Why should it be a problem? Obama's father was a polygamous tribesman from Kenya.
1 posted on 04/21/2012 4:44:36 PM PDT by tuckrdout
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To: tuckrdout

Mormonism is the least of Romney’s problems.


2 posted on 04/21/2012 4:46:17 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: tuckrdout
Two ineligible propolygamists who support ObamaCARE/RomneyCARE, TARP and Sharia.

WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG?


3 posted on 04/21/2012 4:48:49 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Diogenesis
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4 posted on 04/21/2012 4:49:34 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

Well, I agree with that..just love throwing it back at the democrats who love to throw mud, then claim it is our own dirty minds that see it was mudslinging..


5 posted on 04/21/2012 4:51:59 PM PDT by tuckrdout ( A fool vents all his feelings, but a wise man holds them back. Prov.29:11)
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To: tuckrdout

Neither Romney’s dad nor his grandfather were polygamists.

And even if they were, so what? Grandpa isn’t on the ballot


6 posted on 04/21/2012 5:01:29 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Never borrow batteries out of your smoke alarm!)
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To: tuckrdout

BFD


7 posted on 04/21/2012 5:03:28 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: tuckrdout

“Progressives” are against polygamy? Who knew?


8 posted on 04/21/2012 5:03:54 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: tuckrdout
George Romney, was “born on a polygamy commune in Mexico.”

So what if he was born in Mexico? He didn't really have a choice in where he was born, but at least we do know where he was born, as well as where his son was born. Still not voting for his son, but it really has nothing to do with whether his great grandfathers were polygamists or not.
9 posted on 04/21/2012 5:07:01 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: SandyInSeattle
Neither Romney’s dad nor his grandfather were polygamists.

Maybe, maybe not.

But really... how many of these would anyone want around anyway?


10 posted on 04/21/2012 5:08:04 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: tuckrdout

Amazing on the timing Gov Schweitzer, you could have saved the Republicans from nominating Romney if you had any good intent with your information about Romney family’s Mexican roots...


11 posted on 04/21/2012 5:13:47 PM PDT by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: Paladin2

It’s not that progressives are against polygamy, it’s that they’re against sex with multiple, unattractive women...oh wait, that’s not right either...


12 posted on 04/21/2012 5:14:32 PM PDT by twister881
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To: cripplecreek
Mormonism is the least of Romney’s problems.

Disgree with that. His Mormonism is at the heart of who he is. We don't know...and I wonder if even he knows.

Who is this strange man? (And why is the GOP so oblivious as to back such a person?)

He has made hundreds of millions of dollars for himself...but he still giggles like a school-girl.

He is better than Obama...but who is he? In fact...what is he?

13 posted on 04/21/2012 5:15:51 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: tuckrdout

Smear the POS governor as a bigot and a racist.

Run the SOB out of office in a recall petition. Make the bigot afraid to show his face.


14 posted on 04/21/2012 5:16:36 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: SandyInSeattle
Bullsh!t on that.

They were chased out of the U.S. and settled in Mexico...and the rumor is they were chased out of there as well.

And yes...this was because of the polygamous ways!

15 posted on 04/21/2012 5:18:10 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: tuckrdout

Obama’s father was an anti-American Marxist.

And a polygamous tribesman from Kenya.

Your point then,... Schweitzer(D)?


16 posted on 04/21/2012 5:19:33 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (Obama ate his own dog as a child in Indonesia??)
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To: Paladin2

“Progressives” are against polygamy? Who knew?


Only with the opposite sex partners.


17 posted on 04/21/2012 5:19:47 PM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: RoosterRedux

I don’t care what his ancestors did. I care what Mitt does and believes.


18 posted on 04/21/2012 5:21:27 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Never borrow batteries out of your smoke alarm!)
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To: SandyInSeattle

Actually my understanding is, they were not polygamists.

They were in a committed monogamous heterosexual relationship. In the community in Mexico, who had fled from persecution.

One man, and one woman. Together.

Yes, seems weird, I know.

/s


19 posted on 04/21/2012 5:22:24 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (Obama ate his own dog as a child in Indonesia??)
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To: tuckrdout

As they say on the Blackfoot reservation

“Brian heap big dumbass.”


20 posted on 04/21/2012 5:23:08 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: tuckrdout

Obama’s Grand Daddy murdered British troops when he was playing a commie insurgent in Kenya.

Does Obama and his surrogates want to open that can of worms for this weeks headlines? The dog issue didn’t turn out so well for them.


21 posted on 04/21/2012 5:26:44 PM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: tuckrdout

Polygamy? More sex in the house. You think liberals would love that.


22 posted on 04/21/2012 5:37:08 PM PDT by heye2monn
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To: tuckrdout

Romney wanted amnesty in December. lol.

was his father from a polygamous community or not??


23 posted on 04/21/2012 5:39:24 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL

Romney’s family was not polygamist.

Let’s stick with facts please.


24 posted on 04/21/2012 5:40:22 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (Obama ate his own dog as a child in Indonesia??)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

That’s my understanding as well.


25 posted on 04/21/2012 5:41:17 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Never borrow batteries out of your smoke alarm!)
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To: Diogenesis

Romney = Eight more years of Øbamanomics.


26 posted on 04/21/2012 5:43:48 PM PDT by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini--nevertheless, Vote Santorum!)
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To: lightman

Williard is unlikely to kick The Goldman Sack out of the Fed Gov’t.


27 posted on 04/21/2012 5:44:49 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: cripplecreek

Agreed. The problem is not so much the Mexican chicken ranch as the Massachusetts abortion ‘clinics’.


28 posted on 04/21/2012 5:55:37 PM PDT by Psalm 144 ("I'm not willing to light my hair on fire to try and get support. I am who I am." - Willard M Romney)
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To: SandyInSeattle

It’s a bit awkward to defend Romney on this board.

However I’m starting to sense from various postings - originating from Mr. Thompson and various Mods, that honest information which (can) be construed as beneficial to Romney, without being deliberately boosting him - seems to fly under the “zot” radar.

It’s ok it seems to pick a lane, between the marxist extremist Obama, and the mushy socialist Romney. Even defend that selection, energetically.

But not to pick the Romney lane, against anyone else but Obama.

Seems workable. :D

JR or Mods, feel free to refute that interpretation, definitely trying to intuit how to avoid going too far, without ending up de-facto supporting Obama - which simply is not an option. Ever.

Thanks.


29 posted on 04/21/2012 5:56:59 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (Obama ate his own dog as a child in Indonesia??)
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To: Brown Deer; Cringing Negativism Network
Still not voting for his son, but it really has nothing to do with whether his great grandfathers were polygamists or not.

It was his great grandfather and before that were still practicing polygamy, I don't think that Mitt can do it until he becomes a GOD.

Both Romney's were, and in Mitt's case, are, powerful leaders in this cult, this kind of thing matters because while law forces the cult to put on a face, it doesn't change it.

Bishop Romney and his Bishop father and why the family left the United States to move to Mexico, is tied in with the question of how, or why no Romney man has ever served the United States as a military man, that is about 180 years of unbroken cult devotion that needs to be looked at.

30 posted on 04/21/2012 6:02:20 PM PDT by ansel12 ( Romney is a Mormon Bishop, as was his father, his uncle was in line to be the Mormon Prophet/Pope)
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To: tuckrdout

Doesn’t Montana have a high mormon population? Irks me as to why politically Schweitzer would make such a stupid statement.


31 posted on 04/21/2012 6:03:51 PM PDT by CountryClassSF
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To: ansel12

Honestly I’d prefer a Mormon bishop, to a bitter anti-American communist.

If that’s our choice, it’s pretty dog-gone simple.

Is it really that complicated to you?


32 posted on 04/21/2012 6:07:10 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (Obama ate his own dog as a child in Indonesia??)
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To: CountryClassSF
"Irks me as to why politically Schweitzer would make such a stupid statement."

Schweitzer is a 'rat of the first order doing the bidding of his Muslim Master.

33 posted on 04/21/2012 6:09:09 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: ansel12

“Bishop Romney and his Bishop father and why the family left the United States to move to Mexico, is tied in with the question of how, or why no Romney man has ever served the United States as a military man, that is about 180 years of unbroken cult devotion that needs to be looked at.”

It is also almost impossible to have a family with such old roots in America, with -zero- (apparently) military connections. Even Obama had a grandfather who served, well or ill. There is no family I know who does not have -some- relation who served in the military at some point. It is contemptible that this mendacious fringe wierdo is pushed as the GOP standard bearer.


34 posted on 04/21/2012 6:10:12 PM PDT by Psalm 144 ("I'm not willing to light my hair on fire to try and get support. I am who I am." - Willard M Romney)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
Romney’s family was not polygamist.

What do you mean by that? The Romneys went to Mexico to keep practicing polygamy, it was a Mormon polygamy compound that Mitt's father was born on, the Romneys are still Mormon royalty and power, they just quit practicing polygamy and came back to America where they have run two straight generational attempts to take the Presidency of our nation.

35 posted on 04/21/2012 6:10:47 PM PDT by ansel12 ( Romney is a Mormon Bishop, as was his father, his uncle was in line to be the Mormon Prophet/Pope)
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To: tuckrdout
Oops...the Dems may not want to go there.

Romney is several generations separated from polygamy. Obama is only one.

Do the Dems really want the door opened to examining Bammy's past? I think not.

36 posted on 04/21/2012 6:11:55 PM PDT by what's up
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

You want Romney to be president and head of the GOP, that is perfectly clear.


37 posted on 04/21/2012 6:12:30 PM PDT by ansel12 ( Romney is a Mormon Bishop, as was his father, his uncle was in line to be the Mormon Prophet/Pope)
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To: ansel12

Are you sure?

Or did the expat, faithful GROUP together flee persecution?

If Romney’s ancestors were not polygamist, please don’t accuse him (or smear him) as such.

Thanks. Let’s be more honorable than Alinsky liberals please.


38 posted on 04/21/2012 6:14:14 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (Obama ate his own dog as a child in Indonesia??)
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To: ansel12

Baloney.

I want Sarah Palin to be President and leader of the GOP.

What’s your story?


39 posted on 04/21/2012 6:15:09 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (Obama ate his own dog as a child in Indonesia??)
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To: what's up

I think the question is not a genetic taint of polygamy from ancestors, but about the Romney’s being leaders in the racist polygamy cult, uninterruptedly, for it’s entire history and the fact that Mitt is a Bishop in it.


40 posted on 04/21/2012 6:16:09 PM PDT by ansel12 ( Romney is a Mormon Bishop, as was his father, his uncle was in line to be the Mormon Prophet/Pope)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

LOL, we are reading your posts right now, only a romneybot could be pushing Romney and denying it all, in the same breath.


41 posted on 04/21/2012 6:18:12 PM PDT by ansel12 ( Romney is a Mormon Bishop, as was his father, his uncle was in line to be the Mormon Prophet/Pope)
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To: ansel12

OK then, decide for yourself:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2066739/posts


42 posted on 04/21/2012 6:23:01 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (Obama ate his own dog as a child in Indonesia??)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Seriously, you never knew that the Romneys were polygamists? What do you think helping to create and build, and lead the Mormon cult for an unbroken 180 years meant?

WIKIPEDIA:
Romney’s grandparents were polygamous Mormons who fled the United States with their children owing to the federal government’s prosecution of polygamy.


43 posted on 04/21/2012 6:23:40 PM PDT by ansel12 ( Romney is a Mormon Bishop, as was his father, his uncle was in line to be the Mormon Prophet/Pope)
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To: Psalm 144

In their 180 years of devotion to Mormonism, no Romney man has ever served the United States in uniform.

Patriotism couldn’t do it, the Draft has never done it, not the Civil War, WWI, WWII, Vietnam, Desert Storm, not even the wars that Mitt has been campaigning to run all these years could get one of his FIVE military age sons to enlist.


44 posted on 04/21/2012 6:27:25 PM PDT by ansel12 ( Romney is a Mormon Bishop, as was his father, his uncle was in line to be the Mormon Prophet/Pope)
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To: ansel12

FUBO! (to humbly borrow a JR-ism)

I will not support Obama’s re-election.

No Obama. No way!


45 posted on 04/21/2012 6:29:16 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (Obama ate his own dog as a child in Indonesia??)
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To: tuckrdout

I guess the Democrats don’t think they can win this year on the issues, so they’ve decided to run a smear campaign against Romney.

Who really cares what Romney’s grandfather or greatfather did or didn’t do- neither of those men are running.

Obama probably doesn’t see much difference between he and Mitt on the issues, this will give him something to distinguish himself from the opposition.


46 posted on 04/21/2012 6:32:06 PM PDT by I_Like_Spam
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To: CountryClassSF

Why does it irk you, Schweitzer is a democrat.


47 posted on 04/21/2012 6:32:19 PM PDT by ansel12 ( Romney is a Mormon Bishop, as was his father, his uncle was in line to be the Mormon Prophet/Pope)
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To: I_Like_Spam

Yeah, it will distinguish him, Romney’s great grandfather was a polygamist, while Obama’s father was one.


48 posted on 04/21/2012 6:35:00 PM PDT by tuckrdout ( A fool vents all his feelings, but a wise man holds them back. Prov.29:11)
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To: what's up

But, since THEY opened it, we need to push it in their face.


49 posted on 04/21/2012 6:36:02 PM PDT by tuckrdout ( A fool vents all his feelings, but a wise man holds them back. Prov.29:11)
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To: heye2monn

LOL!


50 posted on 04/21/2012 6:37:01 PM PDT by tuckrdout ( A fool vents all his feelings, but a wise man holds them back. Prov.29:11)
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