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Wed Mar 28, 2012, 03:01 PM

Dear Republicans, only 157 days until "Etch A Sketch Day"

On September 1st the Republican convention will be over, the delegates will be safely out of Tampa and the Romney campaign will have one big shake, shake, shake and you, like us, will find out exactly why Mitt Romney is running for President and what policies he intends to put in front of the American people, especially independents, to convince them that he really had little to do with the guy that had to spend so much time in the mud with those 'crazy Republican extremists'. He was 'running for President' for goodness sake.

A funny thing happened on this thread about trying to 'divine' "Why Mitt Romney is Running for President". It got a few recs, a few replies and over 5500 views. I am really curious how many of those views were from outside of DU regulars. Seems to have hit a nerve. In fact three people with no previous experience on DU joined just to express their opinions (strangely similar) that any discussion of Mormon/Political nexus was "Psycho-historical fantasy","conspiracy stories about minority groups" and "psychobabble".

We know that there are freepers, cave dwellers, and others from the other side of the aisle who watch what is posted here pretty closely but now we have Mormon friendly supporters of Mitt Romney who have joined in watching, and are particularly interested in trying to beat down anything that appears to discredit the political motivations of certain Mormons to advance a Presidential campaign.

To the former group of freepers, cave dwellers and other conservatives who blog and watch what happens at DU we commiserate with you. You have no clearer idea what this Republican Presidential Campaign is going to be about than we do. You have even less reason to trust the man that will lead your party in the campaign and for the next 4 years than we do. What will he do to try and attract women? What will he say about DOMA? What about Afghanistan? He doesn't seem to have any real ties with the military, do you think that he might offer a radical cut to balance the budget? When faced with an Electoral College landslide what will he do for his Game Change? Maybe he will do a big sommersalt on taxes and shake everyone up by asking for a 5% surtax on the super rich.

The only thing that is certain is that the platform that he is running on now will be a disaster. So he is going to 'Etch A Sketch' it away.

September 1st 2012, "Etch A Sketch Day" the day that we all begin to find out exactly what the Republicans think that they bought actually is. Kind of like a Christmas present exchange at the office; you know how much you paid you just have no idea what you are going to get.

I am already working on my special contribution, one that is sure to delight all of those cowering at anyone who raises questions about the Mormon/Political nexus. Going to be fun.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Wed Mar 28, 2012, 07:53 PM

1. Kick

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Wed Mar 28, 2012, 07:56 PM

2. I would ask those that challenge bringing up Romney's Mormon connection...

why that is different when we and others brought up GW's religious born again crap?

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Response to LiberalFighter (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 28, 2012, 08:03 PM

3. Well the big difference between Mormonism and anyone else is that Joseph Smith declared


himself a candidate for President in the 1844 Presidential Election and had a specific policy of Theolocracy that he termed Theodemocracy.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theodemocracy

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Wed Mar 28, 2012, 08:35 PM

4. Get the Etch-a-Sketch and Shake, Shake, Shake Senora!

 

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Response to stevenleser (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 28, 2012, 08:37 PM

5. I think we should all learn to Calypso in advance of Etch a Sketch day! nt

 

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Wed Mar 28, 2012, 08:55 PM

6. I like it. Etch A Sketch Day meetups, parties, merchandise and more ...

 

Sounds like a plan.

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Response to denem (Reply #6)

Wed Mar 28, 2012, 10:37 PM

7. After the Republican Convention I believe we will all be in a mind to PARTY

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