I refuse to add some of the tweets that I read that were sent to Whoopi, they are republicans, and have this mentality that their candidates are exempt from questions that would make them look too different, too superficial, 2 self-absorbed, and 2 racist.
Well y'all starting 4 work great tweeting with u all.. Well not all of you just the folks who actually had something to say other than how
Stupid I am or how I'm a lazy liberal a biased liberal, u know who u R. The vile stuff that have been tweeted to me only makes me strong
If that is what America has to look forward 2 we as a nation are in trouble Off to do a show now Night y'all
Well I think Ann Rommney has ALOT more class then some of her fans. She understood my ? Was bout how she would handle a certain situation if
She ever became 1st lady. There was No malice or agenda involved. I asked and she ans.
@WhoopiGoldberg Do what you feel in your heart to be right - for you'll be criticized anyway. -Eleanor Roosevelt” #greatquestion!
Retweeted by Whoopi Goldberg
For the record, I thought Mitt Rommny had a religious deferment I.E Vietnam Was asking possible 1st lady how she would deal /w military
Families since her children would not have had similar experiences. last prez. That had ANY military was George W, & it is still discussed
The current Prez. Had been asked about his service& it turned out he was 2 young 4 Vietnam& no draft for the other, Clinton had student
Deferment He also was taken to task for Not having military exp. so what was the problem of my asking the question
On the Thursday episode of the weekday talk show, Goldberg asked Ann Romney why none of the Romney men, including her husband and sons, have never served in the military, inquiring whether the reason for Romney’s lack of service during the Vietnam was due to a religious deferment based on his Mormon faith.
- “Now, I believe that your religion doesn’t allow you to go fight,” Goldberg said.
- “No, that’s not correct,” Romney responded. “We have many, many members of our faith that are serving in armed services.”
- “OK, um, well I say that because when I read about your husband, what I had read, and maybe you can correct this, is that the reason that he didn’t serve in Vietnam was because it was against the religion,” Goldberg asked. “That’s what I read, I’m sorry.”
The “mission” Mrs. Romney was referring to was a Mormon mission, which Mitt Romney and his sons have participated in under the auspices of their church.
- “No, that’s not correct,” Romney said. “He was serving his mission. My five sons have also served their mission.” Romney later added, “I sent them away as boys and they came back men.”
Conservative websites erupted over the exchange, with the Daily Caller and other blogs accusing Goldberg of getting her facts wrong. That prompted an outcry on Twitter when the outlets tweeted their stories.
- “Oh drop dead you friggin Marxist c–t. That’ll make u strong, too,” tweeted one social media denizen masquerading as New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger.
- Another, John Longuirato, wrote: “ahahaha, You tried to make Mrs. Romney look silly, But Your THE BIG DUMMY. they can Fight In WAR….dummy!”
- Others branded Goldberg a “racist” and demanded she apologize.
Dozens of Whoopi’s 294,000-plus Twitter followers came to her aid, including
- Shannon Shipp, who tweeted, “I thought your question was spot on! As a retired Navy Senior Chief, I think it is important and valid question!”
- Tweeter Glenn R. Smith had a more sarcastic take: “11th commandment thou shall not question a Republican.”
“I have been retweeting the ugly tweets I’ve been getting because I want All 2 see how far we have slipped down the chain, the racist name calling by folks claiming to represent a different party than mine, Claiming the Republican Party as kin, I want us all to see this and figure out if in fact this is ok. I don’t think so, and wondered if anyone else cared on this Tge anti bullying day. Good night sleep in the light.” [Sic]