When the birther movement started, a lot of liberals were like “huh?” And no matter what manner of evidence emerges, birthers still believe that President Obama is a Kenyan born Muslim who worshipped for 20 years at a church run by a racist and America hating minister when he wasn’t getting lessons in domestic terrorism from Bill Ayers. Now it’s Mitt Romney’s turn to wear the hairshirt as there’s a collection of humorist and conspiracy-theorists chatter on the Internet that Mittens is a practing polygamist.
This was discussed on the Stephanie Miller show this morning, and a quick Google search shows a Twitter feed from Real Romney Wives (by all means follow them @RealRomneyWives). With all the homes Mitt has around the country, could he be storing a harem of sister wives? If he’s elected, will he come out of the closet as a plural marriage proponent like Bill Paxton’s character did in “Big Love” after being elected to the Utah State Senate? Romney’s great-grandfather did have four wives, and fled to Mexico when polygamy was outlawed.
Now of course this entire “debate” is absurd. Just like the birther debate was. But consider that Republican members of Congress openly expressed doubt whether or not the President of the United States was born in this country. MSNBC’s Chris Matthews had to practically drag an admission of this out of Congressman John Campbell a couple of years ago and even then, Campbell didn’t sound very convinced.
There was this story on ABC News.com:
Mitt Romney will likely struggle nationally, particularly with women, because his father was “born on a polygamy commune in Mexico,” said Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer.
Schweitzer, a Democrat, made the comment in an interview with the Daily Beast about Romney’s chances in swing states. The governor said Romney will also have trouble attracting Latino voters, adding that it was ”kind of ironic given that his family came from a polygamy commune in Mexico, but then he’d have to talk about his family coming from a polygamy commune in Mexico, given the gender discrepancy.”
That part of Romney’s family history will particularly irk women, Schweitzer said, because they are ”not great fans of polygamy, 86 percent were not great fans of polygamy.”
Schweitzer added that he did not believe Romney, raised in the Mormon Church and married to one woman for more than four decades, is a polygamist. “I am not alleging by any stretch that Romney is a polygamist and approves of [the] polygamy lifestyle, but his father was born into [a] polygamy commune in Mexico,” Schweitzer said. Romney’s grandfather and other Mormons settled in Mexico following an 1890 ban on polygamy, a practice the church calls “plural marriage.” Many Mormons moved to Mexico in order to continue practicing polygamy, though Romney’s grandfather was married to only one woman. Romney’s father George, who served as governor of Michigan, was born in Mexico in 1907. Repeated calls to Schweitzer’s office seeking comment were not returned.
So c’mon Liberals. Let’s demand to see that marriage certificate — the original and not a copy. Let Mitt prove he only has one wife and one wife only. Does Romney have any cousins that are practicing polygamists?
Do you find this a distraction Republicans? But still think Obama is a Muslim?
Welcome to the Wifer movement.