Yes, just as I predicted, Mitt Romney is now in the cross hairs of the media. And yes, they are going to beat the Mitt is Rich Drum until it falls apart, but they are also going to pound the Mitt is a Mormon Drum too. Stacy McCain, who also saw this coming, ’cause he is sharp like me has the latest, the dreaded Mexican Polygamy Commune Card!
OK, maybe it’s stretching the definition of “mainstream” to include the Daily Beast and MSNBC, but the predicted eruptions of the “Mormon Mitt” meme keep occurring with increasing frequency.
Notice how Newsweek/Daily Beast reporter Ben Jacobs hands a cue to Montana’s Democrat Gov. Brian Schweitzer:
While discussing swing states, Schweitzer said Romney would have a “tall order to position Hispanics to vote for him,” and I replied that was mildly ironic since Mitt’s father was born in Mexico, giving the clan a nominal claim to being Hispanic. Schweitzer replied that it is “kinda ironic given that his family came from a polygamy commune in Mexico, but then he’d have to talk about his family coming from a polygamy commune in Mexico, given the gender discrepancy.” Women, he said, are “not great fans of polygamy, 86 percent were not great fans of polygamy. I am not alleging by any stretch that Romney is a polygamist and approves of [the] polygamy lifestyle, but his father was born into [a] polygamy commune in Mexico.”
Romney’s father, George — who served as governor of Michigan and was a member of the Nixon cabinet and also a presidential candidate — was born in Mexico in 1907 to a family of American Mormons who fled to Mexico when the United States government cracked down on the practice of polygamy. George Romney’s parents were in a monogamous marriage, but Mexico was the last bastion for the practice of plural marriage in the Church of Latter Day Saints.
See! Mitt is a Mormon, and therefore a Polygamist, and women hate Polygamy so Mitt Romney hates women. So, the media is attempting to paint the presidential race as a choice between a rich Mormon Polygamist who hates women and straps dogs to the roofs of cars, or the Obamassiah. For me, the choice is simple, we can choose the Mormon who understands basic economics or the Moron who still believes that Karl Marx was all that!