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Can anyone help Mitt Romney close the gender gap?

ϟM̈ öp̈vytöϟ 2012/04/16 15:29:49
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  • Candi 2012/04/20 00:21:30
    No
    Candi
    He can't
  • sjalan 2012/04/19 04:58:04
    Yes
    sjalan
    ROTFLMAO, ABSOLUTELY YES

    HIMSELF, WITHDRAW FROM THE RACE!!!!!
  • PhillipDavis 2012/04/17 00:48:36
  • unclepat 2012/04/16 22:06:10
    No
    unclepat
    +1
    Not if his wife has to REPORT to him!!
  • ☥☽✪☾DAW ☽✪☾ 2012/04/16 20:12:26
    Yes
    ☥☽✪☾DAW ☽✪☾
    romney gender gap romney gender gap obama meme obama meme



    actually it does say this in the book of mormon
  • Pinball... ☥☽✪☾DAW... 2012/04/17 02:49:29
  • ☥☽✪☾DAW... Pinball... 2012/04/17 02:52:39
    ☥☽✪☾DAW ☽✪☾
    Statements about race in the Book of Mormon
    the Book of Mormon teaches that African Americans are inferior and loathsome, -- uncouth, uncomely, disagreeable and low in their habits, wild, and seemingly deprived of nearly all the blessings of the intelligence that is generally bestowed upon mankind it does state that they may eventually be saved. However, even in Heaven, they will be servants to others
    in 2 Nephi 30:6, the the Book of Mormon as originally translated by Joseph Smith said that if Lamanites accepted the true gospel,
    3 Nephi 2:15 reads:

    "And their curse was taken from them, and their skin became white like unto the Nephites

    "...their scales of darkness shall begin to fall from their eyes; and many generations shall not pass away among them, save they shall be a white and a delightsome people."
    Ham is described in Genesis 9 as a son of Noah who had seen his father naked. Ham himself was not punished. But Ham's son, Canaan, was cursed. Genesis 9:25-27:

    Cursed be Canaan! The lowest of slaves will he be to his brothers. He also said, 'Blessed be the Lord, the God of Shem! May Canaan be the slave of Shem. May God extend the territory of Japheth; may Japeth live in the tents of Shem and may Canaan be his slave'."

    This became known as the Curse of Ham

    racist statements by LD...



























    Statements about race in the Book of Mormon
    the Book of Mormon teaches that African Americans are inferior and loathsome, -- uncouth, uncomely, disagreeable and low in their habits, wild, and seemingly deprived of nearly all the blessings of the intelligence that is generally bestowed upon mankind it does state that they may eventually be saved. However, even in Heaven, they will be servants to others
    in 2 Nephi 30:6, the the Book of Mormon as originally translated by Joseph Smith said that if Lamanites accepted the true gospel,
    3 Nephi 2:15 reads:

    "And their curse was taken from them, and their skin became white like unto the Nephites

    "...their scales of darkness shall begin to fall from their eyes; and many generations shall not pass away among them, save they shall be a white and a delightsome people."
    Ham is described in Genesis 9 as a son of Noah who had seen his father naked. Ham himself was not punished. But Ham's son, Canaan, was cursed. Genesis 9:25-27:

    Cursed be Canaan! The lowest of slaves will he be to his brothers. He also said, 'Blessed be the Lord, the God of Shem! May Canaan be the slave of Shem. May God extend the territory of Japheth; may Japeth live in the tents of Shem and may Canaan be his slave'."

    This became known as the Curse of Ham

    racist statements by LDS leaders
    Brigham Young, who led many of the Mormons to Salt Lake City, UT wrote:

    Shall I tell you the law of God in regard to the African Race? If the White man who belongs to the chosen seed mixes his blood with the seed of Cain, the penalty, under the law of God, is death on the spot. This will always be so.

    Cain slew his brother. . . and the Lord put a mark upon him, which is the flat nose and black skin

    Joseph Fielding Smith -- not to be confused with Joseph Smith, the founder of the church -- was the sixth President of the LDS church. He wrote:

    "There is a reason why one man is born black and with other disadvantages, while another is born white with great advantages. The reason is that we once had an estate before we came here, and were obedient, more or less, to the laws that were given us there. Those who were faithful in all things there received greater blessings here, and those who were not faithful received less.

    Racist statements by LDS leaders during the 1950s:

    In 1954, Mormon elder Mark E. Peterson discussed blacks and the priesthood in an address to a Convention of Teachers of Religion at the College Level at Brigham Young University. He said:

    "The reason that one would lose his blessings by marrying a Negro is due to the restriction placed upon them. 'No person having the least particle of Negro blood can hold the Priesthood' (Brigham Young). It does not matter if they are one-sixth Negro or one-hundred and sixth, the curse of no Priesthood is the same. If an individual who is entitled to the Priesthood marries a Negro, the Lord has decreed that only spirits who are not eligible for the Priesthood will come to that marriage as children. To intermarry with a Negro is to forfeit a 'Nation of Priesthood holders'...."

    That is, all male descendents of a racially-mixed marriage in which one spouse had even a single distant black ancestor would be forever prohibited from becoming a Mormon priest. [All female descendents are also prohibited from ordination, as are females of all other races]. However, a black or partially black person could be baptized in the Mormon faith and attain heaven after death. Peterson concluded:

    "If that Negro is faithful all his days, he can and will enter the celestial kingdom. He will go there as a servant, but he will get celestial glory."

    It is not clear whether Peterson's reference for servant status for all persons of African-Americans ancestry refers to status as a literal servant, or as a slave. In theological terminology, as in many translations of the Bible, "servant" often means a human slave owned by a slavemaster


    Mormon Apostle and apologist, Bruce R. McConkie, (1915-1985) touched on the black issue in his book "Mormon Doctrine:" "...this is the standard LDS guide to church doctrine, found in nearly every active Mormon household." He wrote in the first edition of his book -- 1958 -- about the repercussions on earth of a war in heaven:

    "In the pre-existent eternity various degrees of valiance and devotion to the truth were exhibited by different groups of our Father’s spirit offspring… some were more valiant than others… Those who were less valiant in pre-existence and who thereby had certain spiritual restrictions imposed upon them during mortality are known to us as the negroes. Such spirits are sent to earth through the lineage of Cain, the mark put upon him for his rebellion against God and his murder of Abel being a black skin... Negroes in this life are denied the priesthood; under no circumstances can they hold this delegation of authority from the Almighty… The present status of the negro rests purely and simply on the foundation of pre-existence… The negroes are not equal with other races where the receipt of certain spiritual blessings are concerned, particularly the priesthood and the temple blessings that flow therefrom, but this inequality is not of man’s origin. It is the Lord’s doing, is based on his eternal laws of justice, and grows out of the lack of spiritual valiance of those concerned in their first estate." 4

    In other words, racism and sexism -- as exhibited by refusing the priesthood to anyone who has an African-American ancestor or who is female -- is perfectly moral if it comes from God.
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  • Pat 2012/04/16 20:08:36
    No
    Pat
    +2
    He's dead in the water as far as women go.
  • Lady Whitewolf 2012/04/16 20:07:15
    No
    Lady Whitewolf
    +2
    Mittens ain't getting it.
  • Denny 2012/04/16 18:52:16
    Yes
    Denny
    Obummer and the Dumbocraps are doing a damn good job for him.
  • hayesml47 2012/04/16 18:51:41
    No
    hayesml47
    +3
    Not until we figure out what gender Romney is!
  • Keeping It Real 2012/04/16 18:21:37 (edited)
    Yes
    Keeping It Real
    The Democratic party can help 2faced Romney inadvertently if they let his lies take over the media outlets with out real push back. Many talking heads in the media is starting to also push 2faced Romney lies about how he supports women. Generally I would have said you never know what's in the cards but women usually don't forget when someone is directing an assault at them.
  • bob 2012/04/16 17:39:05
    No
    bob
    +3
    The Republicans shot themselves in the foot and Romney will feel the pain
  • jeepster4 2012/04/16 17:26:47
    No
    jeepster4
    +3
    The RWNJs of both sexes don't understand that there is even a gap and the majority of women have already baled on Mitt.
  • WankerBait 2012/04/16 17:23:12
  • ehrhornp 2012/04/16 17:15:01
    No
    ehrhornp
    +3
    Hopefully there are not that many brain dead women around.
  • Willski 2012/04/16 17:03:57
    Yes
    Willski
    someone who can perform Gender realignment surgery might be able to help.
  • Now Lost 2012/04/16 16:44:55
    No
    Now Lost
    +2
    nah..... it is too much to overcome
  • Rebel Yell 2012/04/16 16:27:07
    No
    Rebel Yell
    +4
    It's not really about women, except when women like Nikki Haley weigh in and say they are not that concerned about birth control. Ann Romney ran a wealthy household. That is who Mitt turns to for on advice on women's views on economics. Nothing wrong with that. It's not that she isn't smart enough, but she has never entered those waters.

    Mitt has other problems he cannot spin and try to white wash. He has flip flopped on almost every major issue. He can continue to chest thump frenetically over his Bain successes, but the truth is he practiced corporate cannibalism which made him a mega wealthy man but others jobless. Team Obama will be all over that with many former employess happy to give their version of Mitt's glory days.
  • michael 2012/04/16 16:26:42
    Yes
    michael
    Yes Hilary Rosen sure did help expose one of Obama's weaknesses .......his LEFT wing of his party-they are not happy with him since like most people He talked a good talk but couldn't walk the walk when it came to achieving the Left's radical goals for America hence Obama is caught between his Left wing of his party at the sametime Mitt is going to start reaching for the center--remenber Mitt will get a huge "bounce" coming out of his convention.
  • Wendi Speigle 2012/04/16 16:24:55
    No
    Wendi Speigle
    +4
    he is so clueless..he did't even know that some people IN THIS COUNTRY have NO RUNNING WATER OR ELECTRICITY...duh....
  • Kaldensor 2012/04/16 16:17:11
    No
    Kaldensor
    +5
    It's too far gone.
  • Bronar 2012/04/16 16:15:20
    Yes
    Bronar
    +1
    Romney will. My personal opinion is that Condi Rice would help quite a but too, but she may be too shy and not want the job.
  • KoAm 2012/04/16 16:04:01
    Yes
    KoAm
    +1
    The so-called "Republican war on women" is already showing signs of grating on people's nerves, Mopeder, at least based on what I've been reading and hearing.

    It's a complete ruse, and it's something that we didn't even hear a month or two ago. I guess the Democrats needed something to distract attention from Obama's failed policies and job performance.

    Wishful thinking, maybe, but I think by election day, enough women in America will smarten up enough to see through this ruse. How can they not, when they see what's going on economically to themselves, their families, their friends, their neighbors, and their country?

    Remember, too, that women have actually fared worse than men, economically speaking, under Obama's leadership. I think many women already see that around them. And more will wake up to that reality between now and November.
  • ϟM̈ öp̈... KoAm 2012/04/16 18:28:15
    ϟM̈ öp̈vytöϟ
    +1
    Jen, there is no wishful thinking on my part. You live in Japan, Jen, and I live in America, and I have a better sense of what is happening here than you.
  • KoAm ϟM̈ öp̈... 2012/04/17 00:37:14
    KoAm
    You're right, Mopeder.

    I never watch the news online. I never talk with family members, friends, or in-laws back home.

    And I never visit America ... other than the two times I've been there in the last six months, that is.

    Nice try, sir, but your "I have a better sense" claim isn't going to silence me. Is this an argument you'd be making if I were agreeing with you?
  • KoAm ϟM̈ öp̈... 2012/04/17 00:43:34
    KoAm
    And Mopeder, millions of people who live in America are saying the exact same things as I am saying. So it's not just me.

    Since they're living stateside, and not abroad like me, I guess you'll have to find some other excuse to try to shut them up.

    It has nothing to do with me living abroad, sir. Again, lots and lots of stateside people are saying the same things as I am. I know you liberals like to deflect attention away from the real issues, but this attempt of yours is kind of lame. No offense.
  • Assassin~ Badass Buzz Guru 2012/04/16 15:49:41
    No
    Assassin~ Badass Buzz Guru
    +5
    The only thing that will help Mitt Romney with women voters are if democrats keep allowing stupidity like Hilary Rosen exhibited to continue. By setting a firm example of her, they will keep the gender gap strongly in their favor.
  • KoAm Assassi... 2012/04/16 16:07:20
    KoAm
    +1
    Obama's failed economic policies have essentially been an act of waging war against American taxpayers in general -- including women taxpayers.

    He may not be intentionally waging this war -- but waging it he is, nonetheless.

    There's supposedly this "recovery" going on, but it's not benefiting women. They're still losing jobs and their unemployment rate is increasing, while (if you believe the government) men's unemployment is slightly dropping.

    I really can't see how the Democrats, in light of those statistics, can justifiably claim that their opponents are waging "war on women." But anything to grab a vote, I guess.
  • Wendi S... KoAm 2012/04/16 16:26:07
    Wendi Speigle
    +3
    let me guess...you watch fox news?
  • unclepat Wendi S... 2012/04/16 22:10:17
    unclepat
    +1
    Over in Japan no less!! lol
  • LesWaggoner BN 1 2012/04/16 15:42:06
    No
    LesWaggoner BN 1
    +5
    Mitt Romney allowed Rick Santorum to push him too far toward the conservative fringe. Independents, moderates and progressives will not forget theopinions he voiced during the primary run.
  • sky blue pink - American 2012/04/16 15:39:37
    No
    sky blue pink - American
    +2
    Have a nice day !
  • S8 2012/04/16 15:37:43
    Yes
    S8
    Yes, I am willing to help :P
    Lol
  • Bella 2012/04/16 15:36:47
    No
    Bella
    +4
    I think the republican primaries ended all possibility.
  • ϟM̈ öp̈vytöϟ 2012/04/16 15:36:33
    No
    ϟM̈ öp̈vytöϟ
    +5
    Mr Vanity Romney probably thinks that women will vote for him because of his looks, since he thinks he is good looking.
  • Bali ϟM̈ öp̈... 2012/04/16 15:37:59
    Bali
    +1
    they voted for dear leader because they thought he was a cool black man.........so why not?
  • sky blu... ϟM̈ öp̈... 2012/04/16 15:38:49
    sky blue pink - American
    lol
    Have a nice day !
  • ϟM̈ öp̈... sky blu... 2012/04/16 16:02:53
  • Turings... ϟM̈ öp̈... 2012/04/16 16:17:02
    TuringsChild
    Didn't Clinton do that too? Remember how many times he colored his hair all different colors till he found just the right shade of grey?

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