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Meet Mitt Romney’s cousin (Uh-oh!)
The Washington Post ^ | February 2, 2012 | Dana Milbank

Posted on 02/03/2012 6:05:16 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Park Romney says some pretty wild things.

Mormonism, he writes on the Web site parkromney.com, “is an insidious contemporary fraud.”

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is “an American cult,” he professes.

Mitt Romney, he claims, would be conflicted in office because “obedience to the leadership of the Mormon Church is part of the covenant of the temple ordinances to which Mitt Romney is absolutely a party.”

Were you to come across a man articulating such views on a street corner, you probably would give him a wide berth and look over your shoulder to make sure he wasn’t following you.

But Park Romney, apostate Mormon, is no street-corner eccentric. He is Mitt Romney’s second cousin. Church documents and archival research done by The Post’s Lucy Shackelford trace Park’s lineage to Miles Park Romney, who is also Mitt’s great-grandfather.

The two men have never met. (Miles Park Romney had 30 children, which means Mitt Romney has scores of cousins.) And, based on what Park has been writing, he’s not likely to get a dinner invitation from Mitt anytime soon. “Gov. Romney has never heard of this person, and he doesn’t know him,” campaign spokeswoman Andrea Saul said....

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TOPICS: Current Events; General Discusssion; Other Christian; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: inman; lds; mexico; mitt; mormonism; mormons; parkromney; polls; polygamy; romney; talkradio; wehatemormons
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Wonder if Team Obama has contacted him yet? If not, you'd better believe they will!
1 posted on 02/03/2012 6:05:30 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ahhhhhh polygamy! Family everywhere! LOL


2 posted on 02/03/2012 6:08:58 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: hoosiermama; onyx

ping


3 posted on 02/03/2012 6:11:25 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Mitt Romney, he claims, would be conflicted in office because “obedience to the leadership of the Mormon Church is part of the covenant of the temple ordinances to which Mitt Romney is absolutely a party.

For anyone who might think Mitt is a MINO, he isn't, he's deeply committed to Mormonism.

4 posted on 02/03/2012 6:12:15 PM PST by Graybeard58 (Eccl 10 v. 19 A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

First he gets Donald Chumps endorsement, then his cousin runs amok. Gotta watch thos apostate mormons. God only knows what havoc these people would cause from the WH.


5 posted on 02/03/2012 6:12:21 PM PST by mardi59
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Article by Dana Milbank in the Washington Post, you know this is just an early salvo from the tons of opposition research don by Obama’s minions in the press.


6 posted on 02/03/2012 6:13:13 PM PST by JimSEA
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To: mardi59

Milt will never be the President. If the establishment pubbies elect the two-faced abortionist, the media will make the LDS porpaganda ads (’And I’m A Mormon’) trying to make MormonISM attractive look like the greatest campaign of evil ever devised. And all the media whoredom need do is keep hammering on the actual things taught in that faux-christianity religion. ... Which is of course yet another very sound reason to vote for Newt Gingrich, warts and all, rather than destroy the comity of this nation over a MormonISM tantrum to get elected president.


7 posted on 02/03/2012 6:19:07 PM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
He is Mitt Romney’s second cousin.

Second cousin? Really? How about Obama's Uncle Omar and Auntie Zeituni? They shouldn't even be in the country... much less on the dole.

8 posted on 02/03/2012 6:19:39 PM PST by 6SJ7 (Meh.)
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To: monkapotamus

PING A ROO


9 posted on 02/03/2012 6:21:00 PM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: mardi59

The Bishop is anything but an apostate, he is among the most devoted and special of all the Mormons. The Prophet himself gave his personal blessing to Bishop Romney to run, when they had their private meeting.


10 posted on 02/03/2012 6:22:18 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: mardi59

By apostate, did you mean the cousin? Sorry I misread your post.


11 posted on 02/03/2012 6:23:33 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Embarrassing family members: just another box to check on the way to public office.


12 posted on 02/03/2012 6:26:20 PM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: Graybeard58

This may get some notice, but it looks like they are painting Park as the crazy cousin.


13 posted on 02/03/2012 6:28:22 PM PST by annieokie
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To: reaganaut

Ping


14 posted on 02/03/2012 6:28:48 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

This isn’t embarrassing. The man is saying that Romney will govern according to Mormonism. We are NOT a theocracy.


15 posted on 02/03/2012 6:30:35 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: STARWISE; maggief; onyx; holdonnow; LucyT; rxsid

OOh Boy.....The conversation has begun. Wonder who in the MSM will see this...(Get your lists out)

If we don’t have a discussion about relligion in the primary it opens it up for later. As Sarah says NOW is the time to Vet the candidates.


16 posted on 02/03/2012 6:31:48 PM PST by hoosiermama (Stand with God: Newt, and Sarah will be right next to you.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Probably an example of why Sarah wants the campaigning to continue for a long, LONG time.
Get the dirty laundry out.


17 posted on 02/03/2012 6:33:03 PM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Gives new meaning to “the Family of God”

Remember Jon Huntsman is a cousin too.


18 posted on 02/03/2012 6:34:10 PM PST by hoosiermama (Stand with God: Newt, and Sarah will be right next to you.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama’s going to be pissed. It’s about 6 months too early for this kind of story. What was Milbank thinking?


19 posted on 02/03/2012 6:35:05 PM PST by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Wives”R”Us


20 posted on 02/03/2012 6:35:05 PM PST by citizencon
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To: hoosiermama
Yes but the real God or the "gods" that are created by cults.

I remember Huntsman.

21 posted on 02/03/2012 6:35:34 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: DJ MacWoW

This is ALARMING but only us on FR will ever hear about it.


22 posted on 02/03/2012 6:36:31 PM PST by txhurl ('We need to be sudden and relentless.' Save the canons for the whites of their eyes.)
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To: citizencon

Wait till they start digging into Romneys Grandpa and also the ancestor that was murdered by his 12th wife’s lawful husband.


23 posted on 02/03/2012 6:37:29 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: txhurl

I’ll sure spread it around!


24 posted on 02/03/2012 6:38:37 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: DJ MacWoW
The man is saying that Romney will govern according to Mormonism. We are NOT a theocracy.

I'd say "not yet" but Romney will never be President anyway.

25 posted on 02/03/2012 6:39:50 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Controlling RINOs in Congress is like herding cats; should we be surprised Newt got scratched?)
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To: COBOL2Java

I’d like to prevent him from being the nominee.


26 posted on 02/03/2012 6:41:00 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: ansel12

But Park Romney, apostate Mormon, is no street-corner eccentric/

The remark above is from the article which calls Park Romney an apostate. My remark was aimed at him.


27 posted on 02/03/2012 6:41:39 PM PST by mardi59
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To: DJ MacWoW

I suppose Newt is too much a gentleman to go hot with this.


28 posted on 02/03/2012 6:42:38 PM PST by txhurl ('We need to be sudden and relentless.' Save the canons for the whites of their eyes.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Drip, drip, drip.


29 posted on 02/03/2012 6:43:37 PM PST by itsahoot (I will Vote for Palin, even if I have to write her in.(Previous tag line reactivated))
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To: txhurl

I don’t think that Newt would dare touch it. Look what happened with questioning Bain’s dealings. And it WAS legitimate to question it.


30 posted on 02/03/2012 6:44:23 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: annieokie

“This may get some notice, but it looks like they are painting Park as the crazy cousin.”

The way it works, is that he is the crazy cousin until the RNC Convention is over...then another second cousin pops up and swears that Romney must know the formerly crazy cousin and in fact, personally joked about having 3 wives to him.


31 posted on 02/03/2012 6:46:11 PM PST by rbmillerjr (Conservative Economic and National Security Commentary: econus.blogspot.com)
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To: 6SJ7
Second cousin? Really? How about Obama's Uncle Omar and Auntie Zeituni? They shouldn't even be in the country... much less on the dole.

That is so Liberal minded of you.

The Soylandra scandal cost the taxpayer a lot of money. Oh yeah, what about Haliburton? Huh, huh?

32 posted on 02/03/2012 6:47:34 PM PST by itsahoot (I will Vote for Palin, even if I have to write her in.(Previous tag line reactivated))
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To: ansel12

Bishop Romney will never be president. You xaN SPIN THIS CULT IN WHATEVER DIRECTION YOU WISH TO SPIN IT, BUT IT IS STILL A CULT.

The prophet himself told Bishop Romney to run? Really? I thought only the blessings of Gos Himself had any meaning. All you’ve told me is that Bishop Romney would attempt to run this nation as a mormon. THAT WILL NEVER HAPPEN.


33 posted on 02/03/2012 6:48:07 PM PST by mardi59
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To: DJ MacWoW

Then how are we going to handle this?


34 posted on 02/03/2012 6:51:31 PM PST by txhurl ('We need to be sudden and relentless.' Save the canons for the whites of their eyes.)
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To: txhurl; DJ MacWoW; onyx

If all 400,000 of us e-mailed it to our lists, it’d be world-wide news before my birthday (tomorrow) is over!!


35 posted on 02/03/2012 6:52:54 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: txhurl
The only thing that we can do is to educate ourselves and then everyone we know about Mormonism.

And keep it in the forefront on FR.

36 posted on 02/03/2012 6:54:05 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bet Drudge never sees or hears it.


37 posted on 02/03/2012 6:55:04 PM PST by txhurl ('We need to be sudden and relentless.' Save the canons for the whites of their eyes.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

38 posted on 02/03/2012 6:56:24 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: mardi59
The prophet himself told Bishop Romney to run?

I wished we could say that, but the only evidence is that they had a private meeting in 2006, or 2007, where the prophet gave him the green light, to run. I might still be able to locate the Deseret News article.

39 posted on 02/03/2012 6:58:57 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: Defiant

Dana Milbank doesn’t poot or blow his nose without clearance from David Plouffe or David Axelrod, so this was okayed at the top.


40 posted on 02/03/2012 7:02:55 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: DJ MacWoW
According to NPR via NYT
NEWT leads Mitt 39-32!!

Pass the word!


Click to Donate to Newt Gingrich

41 posted on 02/03/2012 7:05:24 PM PST by hoosiermama (Stand with God: Newt, and Sarah will be right next to you.)
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To: ansel12

ansel12, I feel so sorry for you. You can say what you will but it is still a cult.

Romney is no bishop in my eyes. He is just a lost soul that needs saving.


42 posted on 02/03/2012 7:06:26 PM PST by mardi59
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To: txhurl; Mountain Mary; trisham

If you really want to change that give your name to MM or Trisham


43 posted on 02/03/2012 7:08:01 PM PST by hoosiermama (Stand with God: Newt, and Sarah will be right next to you.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He’s the one who ‘swore off’ mentioning Sarah for a month last Feb.

So why would team zero want this out now?..... Are they really thinking brokered convention?


44 posted on 02/03/2012 7:08:15 PM PST by txhurl ('We need to be sudden and relentless.' Save the canons for the whites of their eyes.)
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To: mardi59

I hope I’m never judged by some of my cousins!


45 posted on 02/03/2012 7:13:34 PM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: txhurl

What was the deal with the head fake of Trump endorsing Milt instead of Newt? That smells fishy to me.


46 posted on 02/03/2012 7:16:12 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: ansel12
The Bishop is anything but an apostate, he is among the most devoted and special of all the Mormons

I can only assume that the word 'special' here is being used...well, nevermind.

47 posted on 02/03/2012 7:18:00 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture (Could be worst in 40 years))
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To: hoosiermama
Go Newt!!!

48 posted on 02/03/2012 7:19:55 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Only thing I can think of is zero’s internals started showing mittens beating him in November, hence mittens ceased to be a laughing matter.


49 posted on 02/03/2012 7:21:20 PM PST by txhurl ('We need to be sudden and relentless.' Save the canons for the whites of their eyes.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Here is the “special” bishop Romney!!! Pro-choice and proud of it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_w9pquznG4&feature=email

This is not a man that deserves the presidency much less anything else! My sister sent me this link. Thanks!


50 posted on 02/03/2012 7:23:16 PM PST by mardi59
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