Mitt's father, Gov. George Romney, a moderate Republican, was viewed as strong on civil rights and he was supportive of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. However, he never marched with Dr. King. Mitt made that up in a lame attempt to pander to African American voters and then refused to back down when the truth of his lie was revealed. Here's what he said in defense of his earlier statement:
"I think the thing that's relevant is that my dad was a champion in the
civil rights movement, that he aligned himself with Martin Luther King."
In the world I live in, that is not the same thing as saying "I saw my father march with Martin Luther King." What would folks call you if you said you saw your father marching with a famous civil rights leader, and you know that you never saw such a thing?
*In terms of faux pas, Mitt Romney is the gift that keeps on giving. I will certainly offer further evidence for why he needs to go sit down somewhere as the election year marches forward.
"I've always expressed my love for fashion through my music." --Lil Kim
Well, it's pretty clear that Kim doesn't express her love for fashion through, um...fashion. Many have expressed concern that she might be arrested again, this time for committing numerous fashion violations. I have always maintained that being a hot mess should be against the law--here, we see Kim committing felonious assault on our eyes.
"I don't care what scientists say. You can be converted. You were not born that way."--Bishop Eddie Long
Bishop Eddie Long settled lawsuits brought by young
men who said he had gay sexual relationships with them. He is the pastor
of New Birth Missionary Church in Atlanta, GA. He is well-known for his homophobia and opposition to marriage equality, but we've heard this line before. Closet cases are often the most extreme homophobes.
"I have in
my hand 57 cases of individuals who would appear to be either card-carrying
members or certainly loyal to the Communist Party, but who nevertheless
are still helping to shape our foreign policy." --Sen. Joseph P. McCarthy, R-WI (1950)
"I believe there's about 78 to 81 members of the Democrat Party who are
members of the Communist Party. It's called the Congressional
Progressive Caucus." --Rep. Allen West, R-FL (2012)
McCarthy is already "sitting down somewhere," if you know what I mean.
"We’re inviting God’s judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at
him and say we know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage.
And I pray God’s mercy on our generation that has such a prideful,
arrogant attitude that thinks we have the audacity to redefine what
marriage is all about." --Dan Cathy, President of Chick-Fil-A
“Teddy Kennedy's 1965 Immigration Act was expressly designed
to change the ethnic composition of America to make it more like Nigeria,
considered more susceptible to liberal demagogues.”
"Being nice to people is, in fact, one of the incidental
tenets of Christianity, as opposed to other religions whose tenets are more
along the lines of ‘kill everyone who doesn't smell bad and doesn't answer to
the name Mohammed.’”
Ann Coulter, GSDS (preferably in a chair with electricity)!
"I don’t have facts to back this up, but I happen to believe that these
demonstrations are planned and orchestrated, to distract from the failed
policies of the Obama administration,” Cain said. “Don’t blame Wall
Street, don’t blame the big banks — if you don’t have a job and you are
not rich, blame yourself!"
On marriage equality--aka gay marriage: "I'm just against it on moral grounds, that's it. I'm as much a heathen as
anybody. I just don't believe on moral grounds it should be done. I don't like
it, I don't accept it."
On President Obama: "...I don't think he's a bad guy. I don't think
he's a good guy for the job we have to do."
Pictured with CAB (Crazy-Ass Beeyotch) Ann Coulter. 'Nuff said.
Now, this mofo REALLY needs to go sit down somewhere!