Yesterday, Palmetto Public Record exclusively reported that the Internal Revenue Service has been investigating since March of 2011 the Sikh worship center run by Gov. Haley’s father. At least five lawsuits have been filed against the Sikh Society of South Carolina since 2010, alleging that the group bilked contractors out of nearly $130,000 for the construction of a new temple.
Gov. Haley is reported to have managed the temple’s finances as late as 2003, and our sources believe any indictment would center on what happened to the missing money.
During the Mexican Revolution, a five old George Romney, Mitt’s father, entered the United States illegally with his family. The Romney family had originally fled to Mexico to escape persecution in the United States because of their Mormon beliefs (specifically their polygamy). Many years passed and George was born in Mexico. As all REAL conservative Americans know, being born in another country automatically makes you a citizen of that country.
Sure, Mitt’s grandfather was still an American citizen just like President Obama’s mother was when he was born in some country named “Hawaii” (often mistaken for Kenya by conservatives who are terrible at geography). Sure, the Constitution states that any child born to an American citizen is a citizen themselves no matter WHERE they are born (ask the GOP’s last presidential nominee, John McCain, born in Panama). But we can’t have a double standard now, could we? Remember, Birterism is absolutely not about race whatsoever. No way, no how. Absolutely not, At all. Even a tiny little bit. Really.
Two decades later, even in the face of the growing reach of the Christian Right, his prediction seems apocalyptic. And yet the powerbrokers in the Christian Right have moved from the fringes of society to the floor of the House of Representatives and the Senate. Christian fundamentalists now hold a majority of seats in 36 percent of all Republican Party state committees, or 18 of 50 states, along with large minorities in 81 percent of the rest of the states. Forty-five Senators and 186 members of the House of Representatives earned between an 80 to100 percent approval ratings from the three most influential Christian Right advocacy groups - The Christian Coalition, Eagle Forum, and Family Resource Council. Tom Coburn, the new senator from Oklahoma , has included in his campaign to end abortion a call to impose the death penalty on doctors that carry out abortions once the ban goes into place. Another new senator, John Thune, believes in Creationism. Jim DeMint, the new senator elected from South Carolina , wants to ban single mothers from teaching in schools. The Election Day exit polls found that 22 percent of voters identified themselves as evangelical Christians and Bush won 77 percent of their vote. The polls found that a plurality of voters said that the most important issue in the campaign had been “moral values.