Tag Archives: Republicans

Not Affiliated

December 7, 2012


Post by Joseph M – So I am going to put my own spin on this (mostly because I’m an optimist in all things liberal) and make a guess that “Not Affiliated” is the new code word for “Democrat” in the leadership of the Church.  (Unless, as a friend of mine pointed out, it just means […]

Continue reading...

A Civil War

October 21, 2012


Guest post by Marianne Monson Right now I cannot honestly say I am proud to be an American. This is an extreme statement, particularly from someone who always votes, pays taxes, and inevitably chokes up a bit during the national anthem. But after reading the online comments posted in response to a CNN article about […]

Continue reading...

Free Agency

September 12, 2012


Post by Eric R – In recent weeks I have been part of several discussions with conservative Mormons about how the proper role of government should intersect with Christ’s commandment to take care of one another. A common point that keeps coming up is “free agency”. More precisely, my friends object to the federal government […]

Continue reading...

Why I’m a Mormon and Support President Obama, Part 1/6: The Long View

September 9, 2012


Post by Randy Astle – PART ONE: THE LONG VIEW I casually started watching Mitt Romney’s career over a decade before I ever heard of anyone named Barack Obama. My oldest brother was his son Tagg’s roommate at BYU, then a trip to Boston to work on his ‘94 Senate campaign connected him with his […]

Continue reading...

Republican National Convection, Day 2

August 30, 2012


Post by Joseph M – Sadly, I must put Condoleezza Rice’s excellent speech to the side and take aim at Congressman Paul Ryan’s 30-minute roller-coaster ride of soaring platitudes, sharp condemnations, and sad flat metaphors.  I like metaphors; I like to use them, read them, and hear them, but Paul Ryan proved to be a very poor man’s […]

Continue reading...

Republican National Convection, Day 1

August 28, 2012


So as McKay Coppins pointed out on BuzzFeed, “Within minutes of Mitt Romney officially winning the Republican nomination, the Facebook page for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints posted a blunt reminder that it is “politically diverse.”  And so I will attempt to express that political diversity with my own comments about the […]

Continue reading...

A Mormon for Obama…and Why

August 15, 2012


This guest post by “Anonymous Mormon” was originally posted on the blog, Zvirzdins at Large. It begins with this heading by Jamie Zvirzdin: As this year’s political race between Obama and Romney gains traction in the media, on social networks, in churches, and elsewhere, there are Mormons who, while having nothing against Romney personally or […]

Continue reading...

Liberals in the Midst

June 13, 2012


Post by Joseph M – I wish I could see an Excel sheet printout that enumerated all the going-ons during the many Sunday School lessons taught this past Sunday (of which Mosiah 29 was discussed.)  I read a couple of comments on the Mormons for Obama Facebook group and heard a few things from some friends, and apparently this is […]

Continue reading...

Ann Romney and the War on Women

April 17, 2012


Post by Eric R – You have probably heard about the dust-up over a comment Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen made about Ann Romney a few days ago. What Rosen actually said was that “you have Mitt Romney running around, saying, ‘Well you know, my wife tells me that what women really care about are economic […]

Continue reading...

For Republicans, Self-Reflection as “Weakness”

March 7, 2012

1 Comment

Post by Eric R.  – You have probably heard quite a bit by now about a recent incident in Afghanastan in which several Qurans were burnt by US military personnel at Bagram air base. Apparently the Qurans had notes written in them by prisoners, and upon discovery were confiscated, mistakenly added to other garbage at […]

Continue reading...