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Wed Aug 8, 2012, 02:39 PM

Nuns want Romney on the bus



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Nuns want Romney on the bus
By Steve Benen
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Wed Aug 8, 2012 12:32 PM EDT


First, the Nuns on the Bus launched an extraordinary tour, lambasting the House Republican Budget plan crafted by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) for the way in which it mistreats the poor.

Now the Nuns on the Bus have a few thoughts for the Republicans' presidential hopeful.

NETWORK, a National Catholic Social Justice Lobby, is inviting Governor Mitt Romney to spend a day with Catholic Sisters who work every day to meet the needs of struggling families in their communities. Sister Simone Campbell, NETWORK's Executive Director and leader of the "Nuns on the Bus" tour, said that she especially encourages Mr. Romney to work alongside the Sisters as they serve the people. These are the people who will be further harmed by his proposed budget cuts and by the terribly divisive and demeaning political advertisements about welfare.

The Sisters' invitation comes after recent false attacks from Mr. Romney that demonstrate his lack of understanding of the struggles families and children face as they work to get out of poverty.


In a statement, Sister Simone Campbell said, "Recent advertisements and statements from the campaign of Governor Romney demonize families in poverty and reflect woeful ignorance about the challenges faced by tens of millions of American families in these tough economic times. We are all God's children and equal in God's eyes. Efforts to divide us by class or score political points at the expense of the most vulnerable of our brothers and sisters reveal the worst side of our country's politics."

I rather doubt Romney will accept the invitation, but I'm reminded of something Rachel said on the air in June: "I have one thing to say here personally, not as a TV show host here but just as a person who happens to be related to some nuns: don't mess with nuns. It's not a warning. It's not advice. It's not a threat. It's fact that I have learned from personal experience. Ask anybody in my family, if you mess with nuns, you will lose every time. You will always regret messing with nuns."

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babylonsister Aug 2012 OP
CBHagman Aug 2012 #1
JoePhilly Aug 2012 #4
pinto Aug 2012 #2
Raster Aug 2012 #3
CBHagman Aug 2012 #7
Raster Aug 2012 #8
dballance Aug 2012 #5
nichomachus Aug 2012 #6

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Aug 8, 2012, 02:46 PM

1. We need "Don't mess with nuns" on a t-shirt.

Because, after all, You Do Not Mess with Nuns.

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Response to CBHagman (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 8, 2012, 03:05 PM

4. Put this picture on it.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Aug 8, 2012, 02:46 PM

2. Ha! Great quote from Rachel...

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Aug 8, 2012, 03:02 PM

3. 'Rmoney nor his wife nor his sons would ever join the Nuns on the bus...

...for one thing, they are not of the brotherhood of the magic underwear. For another, they work with all those icky poor people, you know, the unwashed masses... the ones without car elevators or dancing horses or multi-million dollar beach houses. The Rmoney's don't deal with "you people." They have people for that.

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Response to Raster (Reply #3)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 09:13 AM

7. This is not about mocking Mormons.

If you saw Sister Simone Campbell the other night on MSNBC, she emphasized again and again that the people with whom she met were hardworking and struggling to keep their families together, and that she wanted Romney to see that.

I have a real problem with this practice on DU of tossing out the phrase "magic underwear" in connection with the LDS. If Mormons wear a particular garment as part of their observance, I don't see it as helping the progressive cause to sneer about that, any more than I'd want someone to mock a Franciscan for putting on the habit or a Jewish man for wearing a yarmulke or a Sikh his turban.

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Response to CBHagman (Reply #7)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 10:35 AM

8. I see your point, your concern is noted. HOWEVER, I was born and raised in the church and

am now a recovered mormon. I know their doctrine, I know their bloody history. And when it comes to "magic underwear," well, for me, it's just a tad more than "tossing out the phrase."

As for the Nuns, they are truly doing God/Goddess's work. I support them, I commend them.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Aug 8, 2012, 03:26 PM

5. There those darned Nuns go again

The pedofile-hiding bishops are really going to have to step in and stomp this out.

How dare those Nuns actually go out and and practice what Jesus taught about love and helping out your fellow man rather than spending their time and millions fighting a woman's right to contraception and demonizing homosexuals.



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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Aug 8, 2012, 04:18 PM

6. They'll get those tax returns out of him

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