Romney’s picked himself up some new and even more extreme riff-raff on the campaign trail. First, he heartily endorsed crazy, insane, rage-filled, extreme anti-immigrant Rep. Steve King. King is best known for his rabid hatred of immigrants, even comparing them with dogs. He’s a proponent of dog-fighting. He thought Todd Akin’s remarks on rape were “legitimate.” Cultural diversity is, in his mind, has never been “backed up by logic.” Yes, folks, he’s loony tunes, and Mitt Romney proudly boasted, while campaigning in King’s home state of Iowa, “I’m looking here at Steve King. He needs to be your Congressman again. I want him as my partner in Washington!”
And now, in an attempt to gain support of the Evangelicals and other non-Mormon religious folks, he’s courted the support of misogynist Pat Robertson, the self-appointed god-guru.
Except I think I can hear Romney gulping and mumbling to an empty chair right about now. And I believe I can hear Ann Romney – the woman who, on the stump, claims that Mitt is someone women can trust – shrieking and raging and snarling (and planning her next speech about ol’ trustworthy, women-respecting Mitt).
As reported by The Raw Story, Mitt’s old buddy/old pal Pat Robertson had this to say in response to a letter from a guy who was complaining that his wife insults him too much:
“Well, you could become a Muslim and you could beat her . . . I think this man’s got to stand up to her. He can’t let her get away with this stuff. And, uh, you know, I don’t know… I don’t think we condone wife beating these days, but something’s got to be done to make her . . . She is just totally, well, she’s rebellious. Chances are she was rebellious with her father and mother, she’s a rebellious child and she doesn’t want to submit to any authority . . . She does not understand authority. When she was growing up, nobody made her behave, and now you’ve got a 13-year-old in a 30-year-old woman’s body. Now, what do you do with that? Well, you can’t divorce her according to scripture. So I say, move to Saudi Arabia.”
Yes, the same Republicans who file lawsuits and cringe in fear of Sharia Law apparently want to endorse Sharia Law right here in America – or at least don’t mind pal’ing around with those who do.
Well played, Romney.