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Thu Feb 9, 2012, 02:14 PM

No Jon Voight, Romney's family hasn't

Last night flipped through and caught the idiot Jon Voight struggling to try and bring the birther issue up on CNN. Watch the video and you can see him struggling to try and shout that Obama was born in Africa.

Instead he decides to go on about how Romney's family is the "true American" family that "has always followed the true American way . ."

No Jon that is not true.

Romney's family goes back to the extreme polygamy wing of the Mormon Church. Not all Mormons embraced polygamy willingly and some were shamed or coerced to do so. Many were happy to stop polygamy when the church started to discourage it and then banned it altogether

Some radical polygamists broke with the Church and went to Nevada, Arizona and Mexico to defy US laws against polygamy. Romney's great grand parents were part of that extreme radical movement



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_W._Romney#Early_life_and_background

(George) Romney's grandparents were polygamous Mormons who fled the United States with their children due to the federal government's opposition to polygamy.[1] His maternal grandfather was Helaman Pratt (1846–1909), who presided over the Mormon mission in Mexico City before moving to the Mexican state of Chihuahua and who was the son of original Mormon apostle Parley P. Pratt (1807–1857).[2][3] In the 1920s, Romney's uncle Rey L. Pratt (1878–1931) played a major role in the preservation and expansion of the Mormon presence in Mexico and in its introduction to South America.[

Romney's parents, Gaskell Romney (1871–1955) and Anna Amelia Pratt (1876–1926), were American citizens and natives of Utah. They married in 1895 in Mexico and lived in Colonia Dublán in Galeana in the state of Chihuahua (one of the Mormon colonies in Mexico) where George was born on July 8, 1907.[1][3][6]



Here is Voight's transcript and the video with Piers Morgan whose on such a threadbare budget doesn't have the staff to fact check what his interlocutors are feeding him, leaving us with the question "Does CNN have Talent?".





http://piersmorgan.blogs.cnn.com/2012/02/08/jon-voight-on-mitt-romney-he-is-a-true-american/?hpt=pm_mid

As the race for the GOP nomination grows more competitive with each caucus, on Wednesday Piers Morgan invited actor Jon Voight to share his political views. In his first interview since publicly endorsing Mitt Romney, the Academy Award winner explained why he backs the Republican front-runner:

"He's a fellow who shoots from the hip. He's a very charitable fellow as you probably know. And he's warm, honest. He's got great virtues."

According to Voight, Romney's values can be traced back through generations: "He is a true American. He loves America. And his entire family has always followed the true American way of hard work and success."


As the sit-down continued, Morgan asked the Hollywood legend why Romney hasn't been all that accessible of late: "Can you put a good word in, because he won't come on again," said Morgan. "And I'm not sure why."

Voight promised to do his best: "I don't know. I'll talk to him about you."




It is stunning how ignorant Jon Voight is. He clearly is a racist who has lost his ability to think rationally.

I don't think that all of Romney's ancestors sins should be laid at the feet of Mitt Romeny, but if you start to remythologize that dispicable history into being the "true American way" then don't be surprised when the grenade blows up in front of you.

Leaving the US in order to avoid complying with the law of the US is not the "true American way"..

Putz

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Reply No Jon Voight, Romney's family hasn't (Original post)
grantcart Feb 2012 OP
Lawlbringer Feb 2012 #1
grantcart Feb 2012 #2
LiberalFighter Feb 2012 #3
Splinter Cell Feb 2012 #4
grantcart Feb 2012 #5
Bluerthanblue Feb 2012 #6
csziggy Feb 2012 #13
Obamacare Feb 2012 #7
demgrrrll Feb 2012 #8
Bluenorthwest Feb 2012 #9
Obamacare Feb 2012 #11
demgrrrll Feb 2012 #12
Redstate Bluegirl Feb 2012 #10

Response to grantcart (Original post)

Thu Feb 9, 2012, 02:19 PM

1. Is this the same

John Voight whose car was purchased by one George Costanza? Or the Jon Voight who bit Cosmo Kramer in self defense?


In any case, Hollywood Republicans are easy to find, but intelligent, informed Hollywood Republicans...now...that's a find. I always assume that any celebrity endorsers are paid off or compensated in some other way, pretty much parroting what someone told them to say.

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Response to Lawlbringer (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 9, 2012, 02:25 PM

2. good catch, corrected the spelling of his name.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Thu Feb 9, 2012, 03:20 PM

3. A very charitable fellow? Really?

By what definition? That he gives most of his money earmarked for charity to his church or to foundations that give to his church?

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Fri Feb 10, 2012, 01:25 PM

4. If George Romney was born in Mexico....

Why was he running for president in '68? It's just like McCain, the right doesn't bitch when their guy is not a natural born citizen, but ours is black so he must be "foreign" and "evil".

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Response to Splinter Cell (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 10, 2012, 01:47 PM

5. Good catch

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Response to Splinter Cell (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 10, 2012, 03:10 PM

6. it's beyond McCain- McCain's parents were out of the country

because he was stationed there by the US Military.

George Romney was born in Mexico to parents who fled the US to avoid federal prosecution for breaking the law. They were colonizing a LDS community in Mexico. They only left Mexico when the Mexican revolution broke out and they were afraid for their safety.

It's not a story I'd point to as being the American Ideal.

McCain was fully eligible imo. Mitt is also despite his grandparents shady actions. George Romney... not so sure he should have been according to the law.

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Response to Splinter Cell (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 15, 2012, 12:33 PM

13. There were questions at the time - see later in the Wikipedia article

But people claimed that since George Romney's parents were born in the US, he was also American even if he had been born in Mexico. George Romney's bid was not successful enough that anyone took it any further, though.

Either way, Willard Rmoney was born in the US so there is no question about his birth, unfortunately.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Fri Feb 10, 2012, 11:45 PM

7. John Voight is disgusting

 

He's a racist piece of shit, plain and simple. And his daughter is a homewrecker rethug, the apple didn't fall far from the tree.

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Response to Obamacare (Reply #7)

Sat Feb 11, 2012, 10:39 PM

8. Is she a Republican? I did not know that.

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Response to demgrrrll (Reply #8)

Sun Feb 12, 2012, 11:33 AM

9. No, she's not.

 

Not at all. And she does not speak to her father in part due to his right wing cray-zee.
She is highly committed to humanitarian and refugee issues and has created a few important foundations which attempt to address general or specific issues in that realm.
Maddox Jolie—which is dedicated to community development and environmental conservation in Cambodia's northwestern province Battambang.Along with the Global Health Committee she established the Maddox Chivan Children's Center, a daycare facility for children afflicted and affected by HIV in Phnom Penh.
I support her legal projects, which care for unaccompanied immigrant children in the US and the other which recruits lawyers to support child protection laws in Haiti.
She is married to and shares another charity with Mr Pitt, who is to the left of DU and who has no need to speak diplomatically in that regard. Think it through.

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Response to Bluenorthwest (Reply #9)

Sun Feb 12, 2012, 01:26 PM

11. She's close enough to a rethug, she's a libertarian

 

And she has attacked Obama and doesn't support him. She is just like her dad in regards to politics and Obama, she isn't a democrat or an independent. Libertarian's usually always vote rethug, plus she is a homewrecker. I don't care what she does around the world, its all for good PR anyway. Both her and her dad are trash!!

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Response to Bluenorthwest (Reply #9)

Tue Feb 14, 2012, 04:22 PM

12. I didn't think so

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Sun Feb 12, 2012, 12:20 PM

10. Jon Voight

 

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