Brian Schweitzer decided to go after Romney’s family history regarding polygamy stating Hispanics would not approve of such a history. So it is only fair to point out that President Obama’s family has a history of polygamy and bigamy as well. Yet the majority of Hispanics voted for President Obama in 2008.The Washington Post reported:
“The line of polygamists in Obama’s family can be traced back generations in
western Kenya, where it was an accepted practice within the Luo (pronounced
LOO-oh) tribe.” His great-grandfather, Obama Opiyo, had five wives, including
two who were sisters. His grandfather, Hussein Onyango, had at least four wives,
one of whom, Akumu, gave birth to the president’s father, Barack Obama” before
fleeing her abusive husband. Obama Sr. was already married when he left Kenya to
study at the University of Hawaii, where he married again. His American
wife-to-be, Stanley Ann Dunham, was not yet 18 and unaware of his marital
situation when she became pregnant with his namesake son in
It is also well known that Democrat Senator from New Mexico, Tom Udall,
and his cousin, Senator Mark Udall (D) from Colorado, come from a long line of
polygamists. But that was never an issue because they are Democrats. Mens Journal reported:
In the Udall family, politics stretches back generations. Mark’s and Tom’s
great-grandfather, David King Udall, was a pioneer Arizonan and a Mormon
polygamist who was sent to federal prison (on testimony of an ancestor of Mitt
Romney’s, family lore has it). He was pardoned by President Grover Cleveland,
then tossed back in jail. This time, it was Barry Goldwater’s grandfather who
got him off the hook.
It’s only ever an issue if the politician is Republican.
From Gateway Pundit -Ten years ago, Senate Democrats blocked energy production in a small portion of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). At the time, they claimed that ANWR should be off limits because the oil would take 10 years to reach the market. Ten years later, ANWR remains closed, gas prices have skyrocketed, and Democrats continue to block additional energy production.
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