The Mexican Mormon War


Will Truman

Will Truman is the Editor-in-Chief of Ordinary Times. He is also on Twitter.

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  1. Avatar Kolohe says:

    You probably should have a content warning disclaimer.Report

    • Avatar Glyph in reply to Kolohe says:

      Yeah, if it’s Vice, safe bet it’s probably NSFW anyway.Report

      • Avatar Kolohe in reply to Glyph says:

        I’d say it’s a bit beyond, or at least different than, NSFW – it’s not because of foul language or exposed naughty bits, which it actually didn’t have (at least through the portion I watched). The opening sequence in this one was, imo, Not Safe For Breakfast.Report

        • Avatar Glyph in reply to Kolohe says:

          Right, sorry should have been more clear. Vice regularly contains material that is non-work-safe (language, nudity, drug use). So even if the video itself were 100% fluffy bunnies, you should probably warn people if you are sending them over to Vice, as a general rule of thumb.

          Although maybe just the fact that it is called ‘Vice’ should clue people in.Report

    • Avatar Will Truman in reply to Kolohe says:

      Sorry about that, Kolohe. Warning added.Report

  2. Avatar Tod Kelly says:

    Can I just say that this seems like the lib equivalent of 2016’s bit where they travel to Kenya to find out who the “real” Barack Obama is?Report

    • Avatar Will Truman in reply to Tod Kelly says:

      Really? That wasn’t the vibe I got from it at all. Romney’s relatives and former brethren come off as the good guys and the criticism of Romney is that his policy proposals are hurting them (rather than being in their interest).

      Anyway, I actually found the political thesis to be less interesting than the story told.Report

  3. Avatar Jeff No-Last-Name says:

    2 things:

    The Mormons went to Mexico so they could continue to practice polygamy. How does that fit in with Mitt’s “Traditional marriage”?

    Can we see Dad’s citizenship papers? Are we sure he was a legal American citizen. If Mitt is an “anchor baby:, I’m sure he’ll resign from public life.Report

    • There are no allegations I am aware of that George Romney’s parents were both American citizens. As such, he was an American citizen. Some interpretations are that he was not “Naturally Born” (as with McCain) but his basic citizenship was not in question (ergo, no “anchor baby” necessary).

      Vice’s theory is actually that the Mexican branch of his family is actually one of the reasons he’s as ardent on the subject as he is. The same could arguably be applied to SSM (if he were to come out in support of it, some would argue that it’s “really about polygamy”) though I think the reasons are more banal than that. As it stands, he belongs to a religion that does not believe in plural marriage.Report

    • Avatar KatherineMW in reply to Jeff No-Last-Name says:

      The Mormons went to Mexico so they could continue to practice polygamy. How does that fit in with Mitt’s “Traditional marriage”?

      It doesn’t. Honestly, trying to stir up anti-Mormon sentiment against Romney is no better than trying to use race against Obama. Stick with what Romney himself believes, when it’s relevant to his policy. What distantly-connected Mormons believe and do isn’t pertinent, and trying to make it so is skeevy.Report