Media Scrutiny Theater: Romneys Excellent Adventure

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 12:21 PM

This ad paid for by the Mitt Romney campaign.

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Good job, I think. Even your comment on the LDS practice of posthumous baptizing is permissible, I think, given the real occasions when Jews, even Holocaust victims, have been baptized. It's not the LDS' fault that for centuries others have persecuted Jews in the name of Jesus, but they can't say they aren't aware of the understandable sensitivities. Do the LDS really think God would turn away Jews, just for not being baptized LDS?

Sep. 17 2012 08:36 AM
listener

Dampening the jocularity of comparing Israel with Disney World is that this year Obama as President actually did visit the Magic Kingdom rather than the formerly named Kingdom of Judah and its capital of Jerusalem.
It's so annoying when recent and ancient history get in the way of a good comedic gag or political narrative.

Speaking of Disney World didn't Palestinian culture include a Mickey Mouse lookalike offering a rather a dim view of his Israeli neighbors on Palestinian television? If Palestinian religious culture is to be afforded respect and every benefit of the doubt why is the culture of Romney's religion subjected to a sprinkling of sardonicism?

If a gibe directed at Romney's religion and Israel is within the bounds of civility is it still boorish to mention Rev. Wright's opinion of Israel since he is mentioned in a current NY Times Best Selling book which tends to go unmentioned in polite society unlike posthumous baptisms?

Apparently Senator Obama didn't get the priggishly stated memo informing Israelis about "the negotiating point" regarding their own capital in 2008 when he said "Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel, and it must remain undivided." Now President Obama appears uncertain about the Israeli capital along with the exact number of US states. Does his sealed academic records include his grades in geography class?

Why is Romney's LDS faith regarding baptism open to a religious test but interest in Obama's SAT test regarding his academic history dismissed for being a malicious distraction?

Aug. 24 2012 08:48 PM
Chris Kirkham from St. Cloud, Minnesota

This ad buried the needle on the pandermeter. I don't think I could have watched all of it without our two commentators.

Aug. 24 2012 06:38 AM

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