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From The Last Resistance
Ann Romney appeared on “The View” on Thursday. One could argue that this decision exhibited a shocking lack of sense or, at the very least, taste by Mrs. Romney, but there is another possibility. Mrs. Romney was being smart…or at the very least, charitable.
Mrs. Romney appeared poised and gracious. It didn’t take long for the president’s personal attack machine, in the person of Whoopi Goldberg (Caryn Elaine Johnson), to get rolling. Ms. Goldberg barely waited for Mrs. Romney to take a seat before beginning the inquisition. Hemming and hawing, Whoopi made a statement that presumed knowledge about the Mormon faith: “As first lady, if you get the job, it’s going to entail a lot of things, and one of those things is going to be talking to the mothers whose children are coming home in bags, you know, from wars. Now, I know — I believe that your religion doesn’t allow you to go fight.” At which point Mrs. Romney hit Ms. Goldberg with an iron fist in a velvet glove.
In response to Ms. Goldberg’s ignorance, Mrs. Romney said, conversationally but firmly, “No, that’s not correct.” She amplified that comment by letting Ms. Goldberg know that there are “many, many members of our faith (Mormonism) serving in the armed services.”
A visibly surprised Ms. Goldberg reeled but, like any punch-drunk boxer, too dumb to know when to lie down, she continued her attack: “Okay, um, I say that because when I read about your husband, what I had read, and maybe you can correct this is that the reason that he didn’t serve in Vietnam was because it was against the religion. That’s what I read.”
Once again, Mrs. Romney was able to quash what Ms. Goldberg seemed to devoutly wish was true. Mrs. Romney repeated “No, that’s not correct.” She explained that Governor Romney was, at that time, serving his two-and-a-half year mission for the church. Mrs. Romney added that doing service for others, in different venues, was critical, it is what makes this country great. All five of the Romney’s sons have served 2 year missions as well.
Governor Romney’s two and a half year mission was served in 1968, in France, during a very troubled period. Governor Romney was involved in an accident so severe that he was declared dead by an attending police officer. Even so, he did not come home. Governor Romney, at the age of 21, was forced to take over the mission during that time. Over 200 people, amid riots, violence and political chaos looked to him for leadership and guidance. He provided just that and gained early experience in an executive position.
It took 10 seconds to research this information. It would have taken less time had I been a more adept typist. The Romney appearance on “The View” had been scheduled for over a month. One would think that Ms. Goldberg would have found the initiative to do a little background checking in that time. But that wasn’t her purpose here. She was, clearly, attempting to savage Mormonism, torpedo Mrs. Romney and denigrate Governor Romney. Oops.
Ms. Goldberg was not the only one of the cabal asking the questions that, somehow, the president and his wife never get asked on “The View.” Barbara Walters cross-examined Mrs. Romney, digging for her “feelings.” With a silvery laugh, Mrs. Romney said, “The good news is I’m not running for office and I don’t have to say what I feel.”
Babwa was shut down faster than a Republican GM dealership under the president’s regime. Mrs. Romney did answer every other question put to her, from her thoughts about the run for the White House to her stance on abortion, with characteristic honesty and openness. For her pains, Barbara Walters damned her with faint praise: “You’re a wonderful advocate for your husband, I have to say, whatever your point of view — this is a terrific lady.” Yes, Ms. Walters, she is a terrific lady.
It is difficult to reconcile the grilling Republican candidates and their families get from the harpies on “The View” with the cooing and tossing of rose petals the president and his wife receive from the same source. Comparisons to Brad Pitt and breathless questions about “how romantic is the president?” are a far cry from accusations of dodging military service and slanders against one’s religion served up. Mrs. Romney was more than equal to the task of defusing the bombs. She was able to demonstrate, to the segment of America that actually watches “The View,” what she and her family are really like. The mother of five sons, Mrs. Romney has a wealth of experience handling children. She put it to good use here. As stated earlier, Mrs. Romney’s appearance was smart.
It’s puzzling that Ms. Goldberg never got the opportunity to ask the president about his own Vietnam military experience. But he didn’t have any military experience, did he? Perplexing, too, that this deficiency doesn’t seem to hinder either the president or his wife from “talking to the mothers whose children are coming home in bags, you know, from wars” either. But the president and his wife don’t talk to the families of dead soldiers. The president sends form letters instead.
Whoopi asked tough questions. Maybe someone should tell her that lawyers have a saying: “Never ask questions you don’t already have the answers to.”
Came to me on the web and I agree fully….
For my friends who have hesitation on voting for Mitt Romney, I’d just ask you to keep these things in mind:
1. Justice Scalia just turned 78
2. Justice Kennedy will turn 78 later this year
3. Justice Breyer was 76 in August
4. Justice Ginsburg turned 81 about a week ago. In addition, Justice Ginsburg is reportedly quite ill.
5. Justice Stephens has already said he would retire and is just waiting for Obama to be reelected.
The next president could appoint as many as 5 new Justices over the next four years.
This election is about much more than the ObamaCare Tax.
Whomever we elect as president in November is almost certainly going to choose hundreds of other life-tenured federal judges, all of whom
will be making momentous decisions about our lives for decades to come.
If you don’t think it matters whether the guy making those calls is Mitt Romney or Barack Obama, THINK AGAIN.
So, for anybody who is thinking of not voting because your favorite Republican didn’t get nominated, or writing in a candidate who can’t
win, visualize this headline:
SUPREME COURT JUSTICE ERIC HOLDER.
I know, it almost gives me a heart attack too.
After you have stopped gasping, kindly send this to your list of concerned citizens. Then ask yourself if you are doing all you possibly can to oust Obama.
Barack Hussein Obama & Your Gun
Obama appointed two anti-gun Supreme Court justices.
Obama wants to re-impose the failed and discredited Clinton gun ban on millions of common rifles, pistols, and shotguns.
Obama’s State Department reversed the U. S. policy and participated in negotiations on a U.N. anti-gun treaty.
Obama voted to allow reckless lawsuits designed to bankrupt the firearms industry.
Obama voted to ban almost all rifle ammunition commonly used for hunting and sport shooting.
Obama voted for a ban on standard-capacity magazines.
Obama voted to uphold criminal prosecutions of people who use firearms in self-defense.
Obama endorsed a complete ban on handgun ownership.
Obama opposed all Right-to-Carry laws.
Obama was a member of the Board of Directors of the Joyce Foundation, the leading source of funds for anti-gun organizations and “research.”
A vote for Obama is a vote to chop-saw your firearms!
Working THE SYSTEM
Wow, she must have been really good at her job. At the top right hand corner of page 17 of the New York Post, January 24, 2009, was a column entitled, “Replacing Michelle” in the National Review, The Week.
Here it is as it appeared:
“Some employees are simply irreplaceable. Take Michelle Obama: The University of Chicago Medical Center hired her in 2002 to run ‘programs for community relations, neighborhood outreach, volunteer recruitment, staff diversity and minority contracting’.
In 2005 the hospital raised her salary from $120,000 to $317,000 – nearly twice what her husband made as a Senator.
Her husband, Barack Obama, had just become a U.S. Senator. He requested a $1 million “Earmark” for the UC Medical Center. Way to network, Michelle!
Now that Mrs. Obama has resigned, the hospital says her position will remain unfilled. How can that be, if the work she did was vital enough to be worth $317,000?
Let me add that Michelle’s position was a part-time, 20-hours-a-week job.
20hrs. X 52 weeks = 1,040 hours per year
$317,000 divided by 1,040 hours = $304.80 per hour.
My thoughts: How did this bit of “quid pro quo” (scratch my back – I’ll scratch yours) corruption escape the sharp reporters that dug through Sarah Palin’s garbage and kindergarten files?
I hope this is forwarded so many times that the media will HAVE to cover it..
Recession is when your neighbor loses his job.
Depression is when you lose your job.
Recovery is when Obama loses his job!