Is Romney's Campaign An Alien Attack From The Planet Kolob?
Proving, as one wag on Twitter put it, that Romney has the support of 100% of the women he's put in his will, Ayn came along for Romney's disastrous non-Fox TV appearance. She told the Meet the Press viewers that the master of the most vicious political death star ever assembled on this planet had been unfairly "demonized." She added that electing Romney, a Mormon, would be a liberating moment, like electing a Obama was in 2008 as the first black president. “I think that was why we were all so pleased with so many Americans, were so pleased with the last election and seeing that a black man was elected as president of the United States. It made us proud as Americans to know that those prejudices that we've had in the past are-- are falling away,” she said. But there is an undertone to her bringing up the Mormon thing again. The night before, Romney had babbled out some nonsense that stirred up the right-wing Know-Nothings with an implication that President Obama was taking the word "God" off American coins. Who even knew Romney knew we have coins? But where would he come up with this crackpot fantasy?
The Mormons paid off the anti-Mormon preachers on the extreme evangelical right-- your Pat Robertson's and the hatemongers like him-- by paying for an anti-gay jihad in California. The Romney's themselves contributed millions of dollars to that through their tithe (an excuse for why they didn't pay any taxes in 2009) and Romney's Mormon political allies, like Buck McKeon, gave to the anti-marriage equality campaign through their personal back accounts and through their campaign accounts. Some say many of these preachers saw large sums of money flowing into their own purses as well and now the evangelical Mormon haters are quiescent. So Obama gently reminded their flocks that the Mormons have some really crazy beliefs that have nothing whatsoever to do with Christianity.
The Obama campaign says Mitt Romney’s campaign rhetoric Saturday where he said he would not “take God off our coins” is comparable to arguing that President Obama believes aliens will attack.
Obama campaign spokeswoman Jen Psaski called Romney’s suggestion about God being removed from U.S. coins the sign of a "desperate" campaign. ...“The president believes as much that God should be taken off a coin as he does that aliens will attack Florida,” she said. “It’s an absurd question to be raised.”
...White House press secretary Jay Carney joined in the criticism as well Sunday, saying the line was like throwing spaghetti on the wall.
“There’s a period when the argument is not going your way… and you begin to see random issues thrown up like spaghetti against the wall to see if anything can stick,” Carney said. “I wouldn’t say based on my experience covering presidential campaigns that that has ever worked as a strategy.”
A Romney campaign official said the governor's comments were "nothing new."
"Democrats are defensive about this issue since their embarrassing platform debacle last week," the aide said. "Gov. Romney has repeatedly discussed his opposition to attempts to make our country a more secular nation. He has been saying this even before Obama became President."
Was the Obama campaign's reference to an attack from another planet, a poke at Bishop Romney's belief that God lives on the planet Kolob? And, no Kolob isn't just the planet Kobol created by Mormon writer Glen Larson in Battleship Galactica. It was invented Joseph Smith along with the rest of the religion of which Romney is an official and to which he thinks he has the right to give so much money instead of paying his taxes.
According to Wikipedia, "The first published reference to Kolob is found in the Book of Abraham [not the actual Bible, but some silly fiction written by Smith], first published in the 1842 newspaper Times and Seasons and now included within the Pearl of Great Price as part of the canon of Mormonism. The Book of Abraham was dictated in 1836 by Latter Day Saint movement founder Joseph Smith, Jr. after he purchased a set of Egyptian scrolls that accompanied a mummy exhibition... The Book of Abraham describes a hierarchy of heavenly bodies, including the earth, its moon, and the sun, each with different movements and measurements of time, where at the pinnacle, the slowest-rotating body is Kolob, where one Kolob-day corresponds to 1000 earth-years, with similarities to 2 Peter 3:8 which says "one day is with the Lord as a thousand years." Additional, similar information about Kolob is found in the Kirtland Egyptian Papers, constituting manuscripts in the handwriting of Smith and his scribes... According to several LDS writers (such as Cleon Skousen in his book The First 2000 Years), the earth was created near Kolob over a period of 6000 years (six 'days' in Kolob time), and then moved to its present position in our solar system. This hypothesis is based on oral comments attributed to Joseph Smith, Jr. The hypothesis is also based on a passage from the Book of Abraham stating that in the Garden of Eden, time was measured 'after the Lord's time, which was after the time of Kolob; for as yet the Gods had not appointed to Adam his reckoning'."