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Jason Thompson: "Send Obama back to Kenya"

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Re: Jason Thompson: "Send Obama back to Kenya"

Postby Francis Di Domizio » Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:57 am

Kenneth Burns wrote:Regardless of whether a child's actions reflect the parent's values, or should, Jason handed his father's opponents an opportunity. Unforced error. In a tight race, that's a mistake. It's the post-"macaca" era, and politicos need to assume a camera is always running. Even when they're making nauseating remarks to friendly audiences.


That's a completely separate issue, but absolutely accurate. I can only imagine the cringing going on in that room the second that "send Obama back" came out of Jason Thompson's mouth.
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Re: Jason Thompson: "Send Obama back to Kenya"

Postby rabble » Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:04 am

Francis Di Domizio wrote:I know you're not this dense, but I'll clarify.

Thank you. But since the implication is that my behavior is that dense I'm beginning to think that in this context, you are. So I'll leave you there. :-)

I don't know how so many people reached the conclusion that because I think Jason's words reflect on his father's example and parenting skills, it therefore means I think Tommy is a rabid racist.

But since that is apparently the exact conclusion reached, it's probably best that I just let it go.
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Re: Jason Thompson: "Send Obama back to Kenya"

Postby DCB » Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:16 am

The stupid comments reflect poorly on the campaign. How did they not know this kid was a loose cannon before putting a mic in his hand?

I don't know that if you can attribute that to his upbringing. To me, the biggest indictment of Tommy's parenting is that his son is a Republican tool at MBF.
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Re: Jason Thompson: "Send Obama back to Kenya"

Postby ilikebeans » Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:20 am

DCB wrote:To me, the biggest indictment of Tommy's parenting is that his son is a Republican tool at MBF.

Wholeheartedly agree.

However, there are also plenty of families where the opposite is the case-- a son or daughter rebels hard and goes the polar opposite of the parent's political affiliation.
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Re: Jason Thompson: "Send Obama back to Kenya"

Postby Henry Vilas » Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:35 am

You mean like Alex Keaton?
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Re: Jason Thompson: "Send Obama back to Kenya"

Postby Henry Vilas » Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:40 am

Another campaigner's son puts his foot into his mouth:

Romney's eldest son jokes about punching Obama

His first name is Tagg. Sounds like what Sarah Palin would call one of her kids.
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Re: Jason Thompson: "Send Obama back to Kenya"

Postby Francis Di Domizio » Thu Oct 18, 2012 2:08 pm

Henry Vilas wrote:Another campaigner's son puts his foot into his mouth:

Romney's eldest son jokes about punching Obama

His first name is Tagg. Sounds like what Sarah Palin would call one of her kids.

It's short for Taggert, which means son of the priest in Gaelic apparently. strange name to chose for your child, unless of course you are a priest.

He's hardly the first family member of a politician to get upset over the treatment of their loved one. I think Megan McCain made almost the same statement at one point. I guess you should report him to the Secret Service for making threats to the president.
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Re: Jason Thompson: "Send Obama back to Kenya"

Postby Ducatista » Thu Oct 18, 2012 3:28 pm

Francis Di Domizio wrote:It's short for Taggert, which means son of the priest in Gaelic apparently. strange name to chose for your child, unless of course you are a priest.

I'm guessing your post means you know this, but I'm not sure, so: Romney is a lay priest (as are most Mormon men).
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Re: Jason Thompson: "Send Obama back to Kenya"

Postby Francis Di Domizio » Thu Oct 18, 2012 3:37 pm

Ducatista wrote:
Francis Di Domizio wrote:It's short for Taggert, which means son of the priest in Gaelic apparently. strange name to chose for your child, unless of course you are a priest.

I'm guessing your post means you know this, but I'm not sure, so: Romney is a lay priest (as are most Mormon men).


yes, though I'll admit ignorance as to what that exactly means within the Mormon church.
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Re: Jason Thompson: "Send Obama back to Kenya"

Postby Ducatista » Thu Oct 18, 2012 4:00 pm

I think it means two things: Mormon men have the obligation and privilege to act as lay ministers, and Mormon women can suck it (metaphorically, of course).
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Re: Jason Thompson: "Send Obama back to Kenya"

Postby Francis Di Domizio » Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:00 pm

Ducatista wrote:I think it means two things: Mormon men have the obligation and privilege to act as lay ministers, and Mormon women can suck it (metaphorically, of course).


The fact that every Mormon male missionary goes by "Elder" and every female one goes by "Sister" makes the second point pretty clear anyway.

Not that other western religions don't have similar issues.
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Re: Jason Thompson: "Send Obama back to Kenya"

Postby Henry Vilas » Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:46 pm

I thought Romney was a Mormon bishop.
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Re: Jason Thompson: "Send Obama back to Kenya"

Postby david cohen » Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:29 pm

Hell, Henry, if he gets elected President, Romney will be a Mormon pawn;)
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Re: Jason Thompson: "Send Obama back to Kenya"

Postby ilikebeans » Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:50 pm

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