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Posted by on Sep 9, 2012 in 2012 Elections, Politics, Religion | 5 comments

Romney Plays God Card in Swing State Struggle (Guest Voice)

Romney plays God card in swing state struggle (via AFP)

Republican Mitt Romney thrust God to the center of the White House race, in a culture war strike that prompted Barack Obama’s team to brand him extreme and divisive. Romney appeared Saturday with televangelist Pat Robertson in the key swing state of Virginia, and seized upon the row at last week’s…

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  • rudi

    Mittens is an embarrassment to Michigan and real Republicans. Seems TDR didn’t want “In God We Trust” on a $20 gold piece in 1907. Via LGF:

    Teddy Sends A Letter…

    Roosevelt wrote a letter to a man named William Boldly on November 11, 1907, where he wrote,

    “My own feeling in the matter is due to my very firm conviction that to put such a motto on coins, or to use it in any kindred manner, not only does no good but does positive harm, and is in effect irreverence, which comes dangerously close to sacrilege…”

    Now, as I said, TR was a believer. A dyed-in-the-wool Christian and former Sunday school teacher who was committed to his faith and attended church regularly. However, he did understand the meaning and importance of Jefferson’s wall of separation, and how keeping religion and government separate was tantamount to being an American. To wit,

    “I hold that in this country there must be complete severance of Church and State; that public moneys shall not be used for the purpose of advancing any particular creed; and therefore that the public schools shall be non-sectarian and no public moneys appropriated for sectarian schools.”Theodore Roosevelt, Address, New York, October 12, 1915

  • zephyr

    I am so sick and tired of all the god talk in government. Give it a freaking rest already. This is the 21st century eh?

  • zephyr

    Thanks rudi, excellent post.

  • hyperflow

    In critical thinking skills I trust.

  • The_Ohioan

    Lots of God cards got played in 2008 – some of them with Rev. Rick Warren. It’s different this time.

    [A planned civil forum between President Barack Obama and Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has been canceled.

    Rick Warren, a pastor at Saddleback Church who was to lead the forum, said the discord between the Obama and Romney campaigns was to blame for the event’s cancelation.

    “I’ve never seen more irresponsible personal attacks, mean-spirited slander, and flat-out dishonest attack ads, and I don’t expect that tone to change before the election,” Warren said. “It would be hypocritical to pretend civility for one evening only to have the name-calling return the next day.”

    While Warren says both Obama and Romney were “favorable to participating” in a forum, Politico reported in July that Obama had no plans to make a joint appearance with Romney before the 2012 presidential debates.]

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