My pig is dirtier than your pig….

So, it appears the other Republican candidates for President do NOT like good old Mormon boy Mitt. He be garnering some ill will in spades, there.

And it makes one stop and wonder, “Hmmm. Why?”

TAMPA, Fla. — At the end of the Republican presidential debate in New Hampshire this month, when the Democrats joined the candidates on stage, Mitt Romney found himself momentarily alone as his counterparts mingled, looking around a bit stiffly for a companion.

The moment was emblematic of a broader reality that has helped shape the Republican contest and could take center stage again on Thursday at a debate in Florida. Within the small circle of contenders, Mr. Romney has become the most disliked.

In particular, I found quite interesting THIS quote from frontrunner John McCain.

“Never get into a wrestling match with a pig,” Senator John McCain said in New Hampshire this month after reporters asked him about Mr. Romney. “You both get dirty, and the pig likes it.”

That’s some serious homespun animosity there, folks.

So, I ask again, “Why?”

Could it have anything to do with the moral superiority Mormons wear around like a cloak?

Tonight, I overheard a young man–who, by the way has some very obvious emotional and mental problems–ask another co-worker if she was LDS. When she said yes, he explained he had been just about ready to go on his mission when he had some problems.

“But not worthiness ones,” he assured her.

Then he looked across at another co-worker and asked her, “Are you LDS?”

“Not active,” she said.

“Well, that’s okay,” he said, a smug little smile on his face.

Gee, thanks for the permission, ass wipe! What were those problems that kept you from going on your mission? That little incident with the AK-47 and the schoolyard make you a bad candidate for hearing the word no, a word missionaries hear more than any other?

My point here is that a young man who had some serious issues with mental health (one only has to look at him and talk to him to see it) still thinks it’s okay to believe HE is better than someone who isn’t LDS. Or to tell them, “Well, it’s okay,” that they aren’t LDS. Of COURSE it’s okay. We do NOT need your permission or kind benevolence.

But the problem is that this young man is not alone. It is a fairly widespread problem, and while the out-of-Utah Mormons would like you to believe it is a problem only among the Utah Mormons, the truth is, the entire belief system is set up to be exclusionary. The Mormons are all planning on looking down on the rest of us from their perch in the Celestial Kingdom. Oh, by the way, they can come and visit US. We just can’t go up to visit them. In the Mormon world, the elevator of all the non-Mormons does not go all the way to the top.

I personally feel like it’s the other way around. I believe I’ve mentioned HEAD! In! HAT! before.

Do evangelical Christians like Mike Huckabee have the same moral superiority complex? Dunno. But he doesn’t seem to be having the issues Romney is encountering.

Since Romney is NOT going to win, and I would state that is pretty obvious right about now, it can’t be jealousy or anger. He’s done SOMETHING, or acted in some way to make them all despise him.

So what is it? Any ideas?


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11 Responses to My pig is dirtier than your pig….

  1. truth teller says:

    First of all romney has done everything wrong,because he represent a corrupt lds organization,and he have flip flopped on so many issues so many times,you will think that he is flipping pancakes for political gain,because many people have a problem with romney,because they have a problem with mormonism as a whole,and yes I am a former mormon,who is now a born again christian,go mccain and huckabee keep winning.


  2. azteclady says:

    Perhaps he tried some good ol’ proselytizing during the campaign? I can just see how well that would go over with Huckabee…. *evil grin*


  3. Elaine says:

    Honestly? I suspect that it is mostly just the fact that Romney comes off as a world-class jerk, and I don’t that it really has all that much to do with his being Mormon. That aura of superiority that Mormons take on certainly doesn’t help him any, of course. But I believe that Romney would probably be a jerk even if he wasn’t Mormon. He just acts conceited, and it is the same sort of conceit that I’ve run into fairly often in people who are “in business” and have money and who think that makes them better than anybody else.

    NOTE: I’m not saying that all people with money or who are successful in business are that way, any more than all Mormons take on that air of superiority. It’s just that some people who have a lot of “things”, including money, think that means that they are entitled to extra privileges and that everyone is supposed to bow and scrape before them. It’s like a woman in her 20s who I used to tutor when I worked at a Community College. She came from a well-to-do family and had the attitude that I was “hired help” who had to do whatever she told me to, inlcuding doing her homework for her. It came as quite a shock to her when that wasn’t the way things turned out.

    As far as the general Mormon superiority complex goes, I can assure you that it isn’t just a problem among Utah Mormons. Here in California, at least in this part of the state, they can be as bad as any Utah Mormon I’ve ever encountered.


  4. William F. Roark says:


    You really need to pull your head out of your butt and get a life.


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  6. azteclady says:

    Let me guess, William F. Roark, you are a faithful mormon, right?

    Such a Christian sentiment–unmistakably mormon, indeed.


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  8. Renee says:

    I’m with Elaine. I don’t like him, and yes it probably has something to do with sanctimonious Mormons, but more so that he seems like a slimy used car salesman. The sanctimonious part is just arrogance and I’d like to think that is just him, though it could be that he is a priestholder, ex-bishop yada yada.


  9. rainey says:

    Someone else called him the Eddy Haskel of American politics and I think that says it pretty well.


  10. Skeptical says:

    So he is slick and slimy, like a car salesman. Find me a politician that isn’t.

    So he flip flops on his issues. Find me a politician that doesn’t.

    It isn’t even realistic to say that he proselyted to the other candidates.

    I still can’t figure out why the other candidates didn’t like him. Moral superiority is not native to Mormonism. Again, find me some politicians that don’t have a bit of moral superiority themselves.

    Maybe they don’t like him because of his religion 🙂


  11. Georgia says:

    The superior LDS attitude makes everyone else nauseous. AS IF we all think that you’re special for that reason, too. So sorry to inform you that we don’t think of you that way. Only if you are a good person do people look highly upon you. Garments, secret temples, etc. creep the rest of us out. Otherwise, we’d all convert. By the way, I like Mitt.


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