Just as we have seen that…
on the Democrat side those who scream “RACISM!” the loudest are the most likely to be hypocritical racists themselves (“If you don’t vote for Barry/Barack Obama it must be because you are a RACIST!”)
…we also see that…
on the Republican side those who scream “BIGOT!” the loudest are the most likely to be hypocritical bigots themselves (“If you don’t want Mitt Romney for VP it must be because you are a BIGOT!”)
Take a look at how quickly and how often the “bigot” word appears in the comments of this Hot Air post.
The often-repeated claim is that if John McCain were to pick Mitt Romney as his VP, then the “Bigoted Anti-Mormon Evangelicals” would stay home, thus helping Barry Soetoro (a.k.a. Barack Hussein Obama II, if you believe his photoshopped Certificate of Live Birth) win. But who are the bigots who are threatening to stay home? The hypocrisy of the following comment is downright laughable:
If the bigots get their way and McCain picks Huckabee, I can 100% guarantee that my family and I won’t be voting for McCain. And I can guarantee that you will be losing a lot more votes than these bigots if you do end up picking Huckabee.
malan89 on July 29, 2008 at 11:12 AM
If McCain picks Huckabee, he will draw out such massive support from Huck’s Army that he will win with or without bigots like malan89.
Al-Ozarka has the right take on this issue of bias:
Let’s be clear about something here. Not ONE of the evangelicals quoted said ANYTHING about an anti-mormon bias…to the contrary, in fact…one specifically stated it was NOT because of his faith that evangelicals oppose him.
So quit trying to imply something that isn’t there.
The only Mormon-bias comes from the columnist as he implies that those who oppose the flip-flopping liberal are bigots.
Again, he doesn’t quote a single individual, though he make implications by suggesting it:
“Other well-placed Christian conservatives say that although many evangelical leaders could accept and work for a McCain-Romney ticket, Mr. Huckabee’s supporters tend to be “rabid” in their views against Mr. Romney because of his faith: They do not regard Mormonism as a Christian denomination.”
We don’t care what faith he practices. We care that he is NOT a conservative!
Listen, many conservatives have a lot of issues with John McCain. Many conservatives have a lot of issues with Mitt Romney. Those issues were compounded when Mitt Romney broke his word and figuratively through his arms around John McCain. Twice. On February 7th and 14th.
Allow me to explain. On the evening of February 5th, 2008 Mitt Romney said:
Ann came to me, and she said, “You know, the one thing that’s clear tonight is that nothing’s clear.” But I think she’s wrong. One thing that’s clear is this campaign’s going on!
I think there’s some people who thought it was all going to be done tonight, but it’s not all done tonight. We’re gonna keep on battling. We’re gonna go all the way to the convention. We’re gonna win this thing, and we’re gonna get in the White House.
Mitt Romney couldn’t keep his word for 2 days.
On February 7th, 2008 Mitt Romney said:
Now if I fight on in my campaign, all the way to the convention — (cheers, applause). I want you to know I’ve given this a lot of thought. I’d forestall the launch of a national campaign and, frankly, I’d be making it easier for Senator Clinton or Obama to win.
AUDIENCE MEMBERS: No! Boo!
MR. ROMNEY: Frankly, in this time of war, I simply cannot let my campaign be a part of aiding a surrender to terror. (Cheers, applause.)
This isn’t an easy decision. I hate to lose. My family, my friends, you, my supporters across the country, you’ve given a great deal to get me where I have a shot to becoming president. If this were only about me, I’d go on, but it’s never been only about me. I entered this race — I entered this race because I love America. And because I love America, in this time of war, I feel I have to now stand aside, for our party and for our country.
AUDIENCE MEMBERS: No!
Romney’s supporters clearly didn’t want him to quit the race. I, as an Evangelical Christian, think Romney should have stayed in the race. I think he should have been good for his word and kept on battling all the way to the convention. McCain was running out of public financing money, and Romney had plenty of money to spend. If this was really about loving America, then keep your word, keep on battling, and let the best man win.
Instead… Romney, a man that many conservatives don’t trust, broke his word, quit the race, and tried to hand the nomination on a silver platter to John McCain, another man that many conservatives don’t trust. It’s pretty clear to me that the “behind closed doors” meeting on February 6th involved McCain promising the VP slot to Romney in return for Romney quitting the race and trying to make Huckabee quit.
If you don’t believe that, give me a plausible explanation of why Romney said on February 5th that, “We’re gonna keep on battling. We’re gonna go all the way to the convention.”, and then two days later said/implied, “Now if I fight on in my campaign, all the way to the convention …[I'd be letting] my campaign be a part of aiding a surrender to terror.”
“Flip” Romney does sound like an appropriate name, and it certainly appears that his campaign was not about what’s best for America, but rather what’s best for Mitt Romney. In that February 7th speech, Romney proved that what he said two days earlier was a lie. And frankly, I don’t believe him when he goes on to say, “If this were only about me, I’d go on, but it’s never been only about me.”
Yeah, right. Just like it was “about what’s best for America” when Mitt’s father cared more about himself than the Constitution when he ran for President in 1968. Mitt’s father was born in Mexico and was not Constitutionally eligible to become President. But did that stop him from running? No. His campaign was about what was best for him, not what was best for America.
Like father, like son.
It’s not about “Anti-Mormon Bigotry”. It’s about honoring the Constitution and Conservative values.
Mitt Romney dishonored Conservative values when he tried to hand the nomination to John McCain. Twice. On February 7th when he quit and tried to make Mike Huckabee quit (because continuing on would “be a part of aiding a surrender to terror”). And when that didn’t work (Huckabee made it clear that he was going to keep his word and continue on until someone clinched the nomination, then won 60% of the vote in Kansas), Mitt Romney tried to hand the nomination to John McCain again on February 14th (Mitt loves John on Valentine’s Day) when he “released” his delegates to John McCain. Mitt’s animostity towards Huckabee was self-evident when Mitt did that. And that certainly did not endear him to Huckabee’s supporters.
Again, this is not about “Anti-Mormon Bigotry”. It’s about honoring the Constitution and Conservative values.
Now, all those commenters who called Evangelicals “bigots” for not supporting Romney are certainly not bigots themselves, right? And since they’re not bigots, we can expect their full support if Mike Huckabee is on the ballot, right?