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Sun Sep 22, 2013, 12:41 PM

Controversy surrounds Mitt Romney's newest grandson's name



Mitt didn’t actually say which once of his children adopted the boy, but he did tweet a picture of the baby being held by Andelynne Romney, the wife of his son Ben Romney.

There seems to be an interesting bit of irony with the boy’s name. The name they picked for the dark-skinned young boy, Kieran comes from the Gaelic name which literally means “black.”

Little Kieran Romney also aseemed to confuse his grandfather a bit. In sending out the tweet announcing his birth, Mitt proudly stated that Kieran is his 22nd grandchild.

The problem is that Mitt said the same thing for his last grandchild. Romney’s son Josh and his wife Jen gave birth to a little boy this summer — born the same day as royal baby Prince George — prompting Mitt to send a proud tweet welcoming grandchild “#22″.

Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/960597/kieren-romney-mitt-romneys-new-black-grandsons-name-means-black/

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Reply Controversy surrounds Mitt Romney's newest grandson's name (Original post)
fried eggs Sep 2013 OP
Robb Sep 2013 #1
Alenne Sep 2013 #2
liberalhistorian Sep 2013 #3
treestar Sep 2013 #8
philosslayer Sep 2013 #17
oberliner Sep 2013 #18
philosslayer Sep 2013 #20
oberliner Sep 2013 #21
cali Sep 2013 #23
philosslayer Sep 2013 #27
cherokeeprogressive Sep 2013 #35
cali Sep 2013 #43
furious Sep 2013 #46
Agschmid Sep 2013 #25
treestar Sep 2013 #31
TheDeputy Sep 2013 #39
furious Sep 2013 #45
Decaffeinated Sep 2013 #55
Dark n Stormy Knight Oct 2013 #56
Ghost in the Machine Sep 2013 #50
Brickbat Sep 2013 #4
Codeine Sep 2013 #5
treestar Sep 2013 #6
TxDemChem Sep 2013 #7
mulsh Sep 2013 #9
alcibiades_mystery Sep 2013 #10
UTUSN Sep 2013 #11
LittleBlue Sep 2013 #12
Arugula Latte Sep 2013 #13
Liberal_in_LA Sep 2013 #24
Skittles Sep 2013 #29
Arugula Latte Sep 2013 #32
nadinbrzezinski Sep 2013 #14
Dems to Win Sep 2013 #15
nolabear Sep 2013 #16
etherealtruth Sep 2013 #19
msanthrope Sep 2013 #22
ForgoTheConsequence Sep 2013 #26
OmahaBlueDog Sep 2013 #42
NOLALady Sep 2013 #28
Posteritatis Sep 2013 #30
handmade34 Sep 2013 #33
Beaverhausen Sep 2013 #34
Vanje Sep 2013 #36
Ecumenist Sep 2013 #37
Dash87 Sep 2013 #38
Jeffersons Ghost Sep 2013 #40
furious Sep 2013 #48
OmahaBlueDog Sep 2013 #41
11 Bravo Sep 2013 #44
furious Sep 2013 #47
HappyMe Sep 2013 #49
elleng Sep 2013 #51
Glimmer of Hope Sep 2013 #52
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Response to fried eggs (Original post)

Sun Sep 22, 2013, 12:46 PM

1. One of the more interesting obscure saints, IMO.

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Response to fried eggs (Original post)

Sun Sep 22, 2013, 01:07 PM

2. Not very controversial.

I know at least three black women named Ebony. It's a decent name.

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Response to fried eggs (Original post)

Sun Sep 22, 2013, 01:17 PM

3. I really do not see what the problem is.

Kieran is a popular Irish name, hell it was one of the names I seriously considered for my own son 22 years ago. Most people don't know what it means and I don't think they'd really care, nor should they. The important thing is that a needy child was adopted by a loving family. It's not as if they named him "Adolf Hitler" or some such shit, either. Sometimes the left can be as bad as the right in stirring up stupid "controversies" that are anything but, and seeing problems where there are none.

I also considered the name "Cameron", as I loved it, until I saw from a book of baby names that it actually meant "crooked nose" in Gaelic. Um, no thanks, lol. I wonder how many people named Cameron actually know that or would really care?

And as far as the confusion over the number of grandchildren-that's pretty typical for a lot of older men, too, I don't see any issue there, either. My grandfather only had 13 grandchildren altogether and he never could quite remember the number, lol.

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Response to liberalhistorian (Reply #3)

Sun Sep 22, 2013, 01:56 PM

8. Yeah, and they did adopt a black baby so they

can't be all bad. Real racists wouldn't do that, I mean. Though it's not a stretch to think of Mitt calling him his little black grandchild.

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Response to treestar (Reply #8)

Sun Sep 22, 2013, 03:58 PM

17. I highly disagree

I think Romney now gets a "son" who he can exploit and write off on his taxes at the same time. A win win. The Romney's are evil bigots, and should be cut no slack at all. This is all about optics, nothing else.

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Response to philosslayer (Reply #17)

Sun Sep 22, 2013, 04:01 PM

18. "The Romney's are evil bigots"

Wow - is that post for real?

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Response to oberliner (Reply #18)

Sun Sep 22, 2013, 04:17 PM

20. Yes, it is.

Did you not watch the last campaign? You may want to give this family some slack. I do not.

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Response to philosslayer (Reply #20)

Sun Sep 22, 2013, 04:24 PM

21. Ben Romney was not involved much in the campaign

I cannot think of anything he did or said that would lead one to conclude that he is an evil bigot.

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Response to philosslayer (Reply #17)

Sun Sep 22, 2013, 05:03 PM

23. ridiculous. ben romney is a dr. he's had relatively little to do with his father's

political career.

I find your comment bigoted ugly shit.

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Response to cali (Reply #23)

Sun Sep 22, 2013, 05:31 PM

27. Your defense of the Romney's...

... and your intimate knowledge of the inner workings of the family are noted.

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Response to philosslayer (Reply #27)

Sun Sep 22, 2013, 06:24 PM

35. cali didn't defend the Romneys, Sparky.

Nor did she claim to have "intimate knowledge of the inner workings of the family". She merely called you on a bullshit post.

She was correct. It was a steaming pile. I was across the room from my computer, it was turned off, and I wondered... "what's that smell"? Turns out it was your post.

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Response to philosslayer (Reply #27)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 01:50 PM

43. lol. I neither defended or vilified them. I referred to one member of

the family and gave you some facts.

I just can't get my hate on like YOU, honeybunny.

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Response to philosslayer (Reply #27)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 02:02 PM

46. And your bigotry of the family is noted.

 

Ugly, ugly post.

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Response to philosslayer (Reply #17)

Sun Sep 22, 2013, 05:08 PM

25. OTT and bigoted comment.

Please consider deleting or editing.

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Response to philosslayer (Reply #17)

Sun Sep 22, 2013, 05:49 PM

31. The tax write off isn't pure profit

A kid costs a lot more to raise probably that what you get to write off in taxes. Especially at Rmoney level.

Though I can see the optics if Ben runs for President someday, like McCain, who had adopted a daughter.

But then the odds of that are not great enough to be worth it. So even though it's an Rmoney I think they likely really did just want to adopt the kid.

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Response to philosslayer (Reply #17)

Sun Sep 22, 2013, 06:37 PM

39. As the father of 2 adopted girls...

 

I find your post repulsive. I have two girls. Some see my white girl and my South American girl. I just see my girls. I commend the Romney family for sharing their love. Adoption and politics do not mix.

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Response to philosslayer (Reply #17)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 02:01 PM

45. What a stupid thing to say.

 

This beautiful child was adopted by obvious loving people. Your comment is pure hate that's not deserved.

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Response to philosslayer (Reply #17)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 10:41 PM

55. 18 years of child support is a hell of a price to pay for an optic...

 

... that will fade from the news in 5,4,3,2,1....

Especially post election...

It takes a special kind of person to take a steaming crap on adopting a child.... any child.

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Response to Decaffeinated (Reply #55)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 05:44 AM

56. That's right. Don't you let people pick on the Romneys!

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Response to treestar (Reply #8)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 07:15 PM

50. Yeah, just like Poppy Bush calling JEBs kids his "little brown ones"....

Bush Defends 'Little Brown Ones' Term for Grandchildren, Tells 'Pride and Love'
August 17, 1988|Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS — A bristling Vice President George Bush today defended his description of his three Mexican-American grandchildren as "the little brown ones," saying, "This heart knows nothing but pride and love" for the children.

"For anyone to suggest that that comment of pride is anything other than what it was, I find it personally offensive," Bush said at a news conference with his running mate, Sen. Dan Quayle of Indiana.

Bush on Tuesday introduced his grandchildren to President Reagan at a brief airport meeting.

"These are Jebby's kids from Florida, the little brown ones,"
the vice president said. The three youngsters are the children of Bush's son, Jeb, and his Mexican-born wife, Columba.

"Those grandchildren are my pride and joy, and when I say pride, I mean it," Bush said today.

http://articles.latimes.com/1988-08-17/news/mn-655_1_pride




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Response to fried eggs (Original post)

Sun Sep 22, 2013, 01:17 PM

4. Best wishes to the family.

To pretend this is an issue is ridiculous.

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Response to fried eggs (Original post)

Sun Sep 22, 2013, 01:50 PM

5. It's a nice name, and it's nearly certain that they had no idea what it "means."

Besides, it's just a name now, void of whatever meaning it may have once had in a tongue nobody in this culture speaks. My own name means "healer", but my mom didn't know that when she named me -- she just liked the sound of Jason as a boy's name. Any ancient Greek connotations can be safely ignored.

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Response to fried eggs (Original post)

Sun Sep 22, 2013, 01:53 PM

6. Well Mitt can't count

I suspected that already. As to the name, I'm sure he doesn't know what it means. It is kind of fitting that grandchild 22 number one was born on the same day as Prince George.

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Response to fried eggs (Original post)

Sun Sep 22, 2013, 01:55 PM

7. The only controversy I see here is Mitt's math

Someone should tell him there is no need to fudge numbers anymore. The election is over.

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Response to fried eggs (Original post)

Sun Sep 22, 2013, 01:59 PM

9. Why is this important? These people all deserve obscurity. Let's move on.

n/t

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Response to fried eggs (Original post)

Sun Sep 22, 2013, 02:10 PM

10. Meh. Dumb.

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Response to fried eggs (Original post)

Sun Sep 22, 2013, 02:10 PM

11. Wherever there is Mittens, the word "clueless" is involved. n/t

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Response to fried eggs (Original post)

Sun Sep 22, 2013, 02:14 PM

12. Meh, this is too critical

Even knowing what it means, Kieran is a good name. The name actually represents something about the kid rather than just picking a random name that sounded good. It's a credit to them that they're adopting rather than having more children.

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Response to fried eggs (Original post)

Sun Sep 22, 2013, 02:31 PM

13. I'm sorry but that baby needs to have his chubby little cheeks, arms and legs nibbled on.

By me. Now.

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Response to Arugula Latte (Reply #13)

Sun Sep 22, 2013, 05:06 PM

24. + 1

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Response to Arugula Latte (Reply #13)

Sun Sep 22, 2013, 05:44 PM

29. OMG that baby is guilty of cute overload

seriously

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Response to Skittles (Reply #29)

Sun Sep 22, 2013, 06:05 PM

32. He makes me want to go "Alexander Swift" on him!

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Response to fried eggs (Original post)

Sun Sep 22, 2013, 02:34 PM

14. Cute kid

And who cares? Now the home in La Jolla, that matters a tad more

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Response to fried eggs (Original post)

Sun Sep 22, 2013, 03:46 PM

15. The ONLY appropriate comment on that tweet is "Congrats!"

or some variation thereof.

Not a political issue, not cool to nitpick a proud Grandpa.

Congratulations to the happy family!

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Response to fried eggs (Original post)

Sun Sep 22, 2013, 03:49 PM

16. May little Kieran have a long and happy life.

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Response to fried eggs (Original post)

Sun Sep 22, 2013, 04:02 PM

19. Can't say I actually care what some jack ass names their son/grandson

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Response to fried eggs (Original post)

Sun Sep 22, 2013, 04:58 PM

22. Cutie pie. Otherwise, the election's over and I don't care that Mitt can't count. nt

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Response to fried eggs (Original post)

Sun Sep 22, 2013, 05:11 PM

26. Cute kid.

He financially hit the jackpot being adopted into that family. Lets hope he survives it mentally and grows up to do great things.

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Response to ForgoTheConsequence (Reply #26)

Sun Sep 22, 2013, 06:54 PM

42. Let's hope he's the rebel who loves his family, but joins the Dems.

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Response to fried eggs (Original post)

Sun Sep 22, 2013, 05:33 PM

28. It's a lovely name.

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Response to fried eggs (Original post)

Sun Sep 22, 2013, 05:49 PM

30. Wow, people are actually getting upset over that. (nt)

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Response to fried eggs (Original post)

Sun Sep 22, 2013, 06:20 PM

33. sweet photo...

adorable baby with a nice name and a loving family... all is good!

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Response to fried eggs (Original post)

Sun Sep 22, 2013, 06:24 PM

34. What I find surprising is the Mitt named one of his son's Ben

That sounds too normal. Aren't the others named Tagg and Twit?

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Response to fried eggs (Original post)

Sun Sep 22, 2013, 06:28 PM

36. He is ADORABLE!

That is all I know about it.

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Response to fried eggs (Original post)

Sun Sep 22, 2013, 06:30 PM

37. AND? He's cute as a button and has found a family to love him I see no problem with

his name as I grew up with at least 5 "Ebony"s There are SO MANY OTHER THINGS TO WORRY ABOUT....This is nitpicking.

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Response to fried eggs (Original post)

Sun Sep 22, 2013, 06:31 PM

38. Manufactured contraversy

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Response to fried eggs (Original post)

Sun Sep 22, 2013, 06:50 PM

40. Whether it's a code-name or acronym, they should have used Mit's code name after the last election..

Moron Under Developed (MUD)

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Response to Jeffersons Ghost (Reply #40)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 02:05 PM

48. You think that beautiful baby should have been named mud?

 

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Response to fried eggs (Original post)

Sun Sep 22, 2013, 06:53 PM

41. Kieran is a relatively popular name right now

I think too much is being read into it.

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Mon Sep 23, 2013, 02:04 PM

47. Why is this an issue?

 

It's a very appropriate name for a beautiful child.

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Response to fried eggs (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 02:07 PM

49. Omg! He's adorable!



I wish the family all the best.

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Response to fried eggs (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 07:17 PM

51. Its just SO confusing, this numbers thing!!!


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Response to fried eggs (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 07:24 PM

52. So frickin cute! Mittens is still a doofus.

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Response to fried eggs (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 07:28 PM

53. beautiful melanin-rich baby will grow

to hate them once he learns how to read.

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Response to fried eggs (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 08:56 PM

54. my last name is Gaelic for black

(different than Kieran) Is that controversial too?

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