Whoopi Goldberg to Ann Romney: Hey, isn’t it true that Mormons don’t serve in the military?

posted at 7:21 pm on October 18, 2012 by Allahpundit

If this were any other show, I’d assume that the interviewer knew the answer and was just playing dumb as an excuse to fling this accusation. But this is “The View” so … right, Whoopi probably really didn’t know and didn’t care enough to check. It took me roughly 80 seconds of googling to find a recent news story listing the number of Mormon service members — 18,141 as of 2009 — but apparently that’s too much effort for a Barbara Walters production when interviewing the would-be First Lady in the middle of a tight election race. I’m actually pleasantly surprised that Whoopi didn’t follow up by asking how many wives Mitt has. Maybe Barbara pulled her aside before the show and set her straight on that, knowing that she might very well walk into that rhetorical doorknob too if not steered away from it.

For the record: Although Romney obtained religious and academic deferments for Vietnam in the 1960s, he did enter the draft lottery in 1970. He drew a high number. But consider this an early warning signal that the “chickenhawk” crapola from the Bush years will be back in force if/when he’s sworn in, even though The One ordered an escalation in Afghanistan, an intervention in Libya, and drone strikes aplenty all over the globe without ever having served himself. If Whoopi and her lefty friends want military service as a prerequisite for the presidency, step up and start pushing for a constitutional amendment. Otherwise this is pure partisan politics, nothing more. Click the image to watch.


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Stupid is as stupid does …

PolAgnostic on October 18, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Those harpies are pure trash.

lilium479 on October 18, 2012 at 7:23 PM

Is it “service” “service”.

rob verdi on October 18, 2012 at 7:24 PM

I think what Whoopi was getting at, dumb as she is, bless her heart, is that mission service that’s typical of Mormons exempts them from military service, at least for that period of time. Though why she wanted to make a point of it in the first place is a mystery to me.

Paul-Cincy on October 18, 2012 at 7:25 PM

I was in the Navy for 30 years… served with lots of Mormons…

Whoopi is such a loser… nice ambush question…

Khun Joe on October 18, 2012 at 7:25 PM

Oh my.

Hill60 on October 18, 2012 at 7:25 PM

What is even dumber is that she asked Mrs. Romney how Romney could commiserate with soldier’s families who die on duty if he never served. Note to you idiot a$$es on the View- neither did Obama but I have never heard you ask him that question..

melle1228 on October 18, 2012 at 7:25 PM

Of all the idiotic things to say…of course they do, and have, for decades. Damn fine soldiers. A lot more patriotic than most…America is the Promised Land according to their Scripture. Why wouldn’t they serve?

Begs the question for November:

Mormon…or Moron?

Whoppi seems to favor the Moron.

No surprise there.

coldwarrior on October 18, 2012 at 7:25 PM

Gee, it’s a wonder Mitt passed on a visit.

changer1701 on October 18, 2012 at 7:25 PM

Do muslim thugs from Chicago serve in the military ?

burrata on October 18, 2012 at 7:26 PM

As an Air Force brat, and later serving as a Marine, I met plenty of Mormons in the service. Whoopi is a moron. But then, we already knew that, didn’t we?

quikstrike98 on October 18, 2012 at 7:26 PM

I was in the Navy for 30 years… served with lots of Mormons…

Whoopi is such a loser… nice ambush question…

Khun Joe on October 18, 2012 at 7:25 PM

Yep my hubby has been in the Army for 21 years and we have known many Mormon soldiers.

melle1228 on October 18, 2012 at 7:26 PM

Again why did the military service meme disappear in the last election? The left is hilarious and I suspect …to his detriment…McCain was too proud to use his service. Funny it mattered to the left when Kerry ran..what happened?

Also, as the left becomes more desperate you’ll see more Mormon talk.

CW on October 18, 2012 at 7:27 PM

Whoopi is freaking out because her boy Obama is behind in the polls so she resorts to playing the old “Mormons are different” card.

SoulGlo on October 18, 2012 at 7:27 PM

Whoopi probably really didn’t know and didn’t care enough to check.

Is this the same bum who asked John McCain if he’ll bring slavery back ?

burrata on October 18, 2012 at 7:28 PM

I went to basic training with a Mormon and served in Iraq with another. The former was one of the roughest, toughest individuals I ever met, and the latter… well, so was she.

Red Cloud on October 18, 2012 at 7:28 PM

Barry may not have served himself, but he said his uncle was with the Red Army when the Russians liberated Auschwitz. So there is that.

malclave on October 18, 2012 at 7:28 PM

Classless. Why would the classy Ann Romney even dignify those horrible shrews by appearing on that POS show?

ellifint on October 18, 2012 at 7:28 PM

Ann handled that brilliantly and with class. Whoopie just showed herself to be low class trash.

bluegill on October 18, 2012 at 7:28 PM

Can’t force myself to “click on image”. It could do permanent damage to my hardware—an unremovable whoopi-hemroid so to speak.

Rovin on October 18, 2012 at 7:28 PM

What a moronic b!tch.

bayview on October 18, 2012 at 7:28 PM

What is even dumber is that she asked Mrs. Romney how Romney could commiserate with soldier’s families who die on duty if he never served. Note to you idiot a$$es on the View- neither did Obama but I have never heard you ask him that question..

melle1228 on October 18, 2012 at 7:25 PM

Apples and oranges dude. Obama is awesome and super dreamy so it’s totally like not the same thing.

Kataklysmic on October 18, 2012 at 7:29 PM

Mormon candy.

/

hillsoftx on October 18, 2012 at 7:29 PM

Democrats are panicking

workingclass artist on October 18, 2012 at 7:29 PM

OT:

On ‘Daily Show,’ Obama calls American deaths in Libya ‘not optimal’; That’s not all that’s #NotOptimal, says Twitter
http://twitchy.com/2012/10/18/on-daily-show-obama-calls-american-deaths-in-libya-not-optimal-thats-not-all-thats-notoptimal-says-twitter/

You might remember a little kerfuffle a couple of nights back during the second presidential debate, when moderator Candy Crowley helpfully stepped in and backed up President Obama on his claim that he had called the Sept. 11 assault on the U.S. consulate in Libya “an act of terror” the very next day. Why was that such a big deal? Well, aside from the fact that it wasn’t true, it reopened a very serious question: Why won’t the president finally come clean on what happened in Benghazi?

It took two weeks and an appearance on “The View” for Obama to finally admit that the attack which led to the deaths of four Americans in Libya “wasn’t just a mob action.” So, while the president takes baby steps toward the ugly truth about Benghazi on entertainment television, can we expect a more decisive statement on “The Daily Show” tonight? Apparently not.

Southern by choice22 on October 18, 2012 at 7:29 PM

The twitterverse is JAMMED with vitriol toward our next FLOTUS.
Totally devoid of civility.
Someone please tell me THOSE folks are simply typing to be noticed.
Absolutely abhorrent stuff.

Our side might throw out a couple of snide appearance jokes about, say, Crowbama, but NOTHING (not even CLOSE) to what’s being slung her way.

She did a superb job on The View.

pambi on October 18, 2012 at 7:30 PM

if Mitt does as well on Monday night as he and Ryan did in the first three……..

Obama maybe visiting California and Hawaii to shore up support.

Reveal yourself Obama.

PappyD61 on October 18, 2012 at 7:30 PM

I googled it and had the answer in 1.0897788540012

seconds. Whoopi is lazy…like the President.

CW on October 18, 2012 at 7:31 PM

but it not be like bu rape-rape or anythang….

GEEEZ, COULD THAT CREATURE BE ANY DUMBER????

SDarchitect on October 18, 2012 at 7:31 PM

What is so asinine with that question, is the feds, secret service, etc – actively seek out Mormon recruits because they’ve proven to be less corruptible.

It’s been in practice for decades.

budfox on October 18, 2012 at 7:31 PM

Most people would be embarrassed to be exposed as a moron on a consistent basis. No one on the “View”, seems to be so predisposed.

Huh.

98ZJUSMC on October 18, 2012 at 7:32 PM

Another case of Class vs Crass!

Momma on October 18, 2012 at 7:32 PM

I actually think this is a win for Romney, presenting his wife in a dignified manner for all of the Obamabots to see and she handling herself very well amongst them Commies…

hillsoftx on October 18, 2012 at 7:32 PM

Did I miss Obama’s service?

Odie1941 on October 18, 2012 at 7:33 PM

I really feel sorry for anyone who watches this drivel. But remember, the show was even worse when 911 Truther Rosie O’Donnell was on.

Captain Kirock on October 18, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Rovin on October 18, 2012 at 7:28 PM

Well, we hear more of Ann than Whoopie .. in fact, she’s forced to back down as Ann answers.
Pretty good, in total.

pambi on October 18, 2012 at 7:34 PM

Romney’s a Mormon.

Obama’s a Moron.

portlandon on October 18, 2012 at 7:34 PM

Actually, it’s been my experience that Mormons are probably overrepresented in national security agencies, such as the military, the FBI, the Intelligence Community, etc. Seems that if your religion forbids you from drinking or doing drugs, and requires you to be thrifty and law-abiding, it’s a lot easier to get and keep a security clearance. Funny how that works out.

Hayabusa on October 18, 2012 at 7:34 PM

That chicken hawk line is garbage. McCain is the biggest warmonger out there and he was a POW.

Wigglesworth on October 18, 2012 at 7:35 PM

I really feel sorry for anyone who watches this drivel. But remember, the show was even worse when 911 Truther Rosie O’Donnell was on.

Captain Kirock on October 18, 2012 at 7:33 PM

But Rosie went on to so many bigger and more lucrative things…

Odie1941 on October 18, 2012 at 7:35 PM

Ann, You did good! Thanks to you and Mitt for staying strong with the bhopress and libs against you! YOU will get the last laugh on these worthless harpies! And when you do, you don’t have to deal with them again!
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letget on October 18, 2012 at 7:35 PM

Does anyone service Wooopi?

Electrongod on October 18, 2012 at 7:35 PM

If Whoopi and her lefty friends want military service as a prerequisite for the presidency,

ummmmmm only a gop candidate needs this prerequisite apparently (see current occupant)

cmsinaz on October 18, 2012 at 7:36 PM

neither did Obama but I have never heard you ask him that question..

melle1228 on October 18, 2012 at 7:25 PM

Can foreign nationals serve?
Yeah I went there.

OTTO on October 18, 2012 at 7:36 PM

O/T: Congrats to Detroit Tigers ~ going to the World Series

Rovin on October 18, 2012 at 7:36 PM

Unlike the Obamas, the Romneys probably don’t plan on “greeting” caskets/bags.

MeatHeadinCA on October 18, 2012 at 7:36 PM

Okay, I usually don’t like to comment on what people are wearing, since it is not important. But really, what in the heck is Whoopie wearing here on national tv? She looks ridiculous. I just couldn’t help but mention it. It is like she didn’t even bother to dress appropriately or professionally when interviewing the next First Lady of United States.

bluegill on October 18, 2012 at 7:37 PM

Electrongod on October 18, 2012 at 7:35 PM

MIND BLEACH !!!!!!!!

pambi on October 18, 2012 at 7:37 PM

Really liking Ann.

KCB on October 18, 2012 at 7:37 PM

Mrs. Romney is brave to go into that den of hyenas (excluding Elizabeth). The tension looked thick in that clip. I would like to see the entire interview but doubt I could stomach it.

Brat on October 18, 2012 at 7:37 PM

I actually think this is a win for Romney, presenting his wife in a dignified manner for all of the Obamabots to see and she handling herself very well amongst them Commies…

hillsoftx on October 18, 2012 at 7:32 PM

This^^.
The fact that everyone
feels like
it is a must to
go on this garbage show
sickens me.
Who the hell cares what Whoopie and dingbats
think about anything. It is relevant to us how?

bazil9 on October 18, 2012 at 7:37 PM

Does anyone service Wooopi?

Electrongod on October 18, 2012 at 7:35 PM

She’s in gumby’s binder

OTTO on October 18, 2012 at 7:38 PM

Did I miss Obama’s service?

Odie1941 on October 18, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Yo Fat Candy, you got those transcripts ?

burrata on October 18, 2012 at 7:38 PM

Well, no Mormon in Willard’s family has ever served in uniform.

In fact, in a head to head comparison between the Obama and Romney families – Obama’s wins the patriotism contest for military service because he did have an uncle who stormed the beach at D-Day.

Willard?

Goose eggs.

Who’d a thunk that a patriotic family like the McDole’s managed to exist in this country for 200 years without ever even accidentally stumbling into military service. Pretty incredible but … of course …

It’s just a coincidence!

LMFAO!!

All hail the new CINC – Willy McDole! Someone get him a chart on military organization – he’ll need the basic course in it!!

HondaV65 on October 18, 2012 at 7:39 PM

Big Bird, Binders and Whoopi…

Thats what $1B gets you liberal morons.

Odie1941 on October 18, 2012 at 7:39 PM

Whoopi was setting her up for the gotcha: “Then how can a Mormon President who won’t serve in the military send Americans to war.”

Looks like Whoopi the Moron got tee’d up instead.

clippermiami on October 18, 2012 at 7:39 PM

neither did Obama but I have never heard you ask him that question..

melle1228 on October 18, 2012 at 7:25 PM

Can foreign nationals serve?
Yeah I went there.

OTTO on October 18, 2012 at 7:36 PM

As long as they’re in the country legally. Might need to show a birth certificate.

malclave on October 18, 2012 at 7:40 PM

Some of my best friends when I was in Marine Corps were Mormons.

I’m starting to think Whoopi is semi-retarded.

esnap on October 18, 2012 at 7:40 PM

Did a one year tour in 06 with a company of Mormons out of Utah.As bad as it was getting during the surge can you imagine not hearing one cuss word in a military unit.I did 10 years with the infantry and needless to say I was shocked.Hey Whoopie,they let women join up.

docflash on October 18, 2012 at 7:40 PM

Actually, it’s been my experience that Mormons are probably overrepresented in national security agencies, such as the military, the FBI, the Intelligence Community, etc. Seems that if your religion forbids you from drinking or doing drugs, and requires you to be thrifty and law-abiding, it’s a lot easier to get and keep a security clearance. Funny how that works out.
Hayabusa on October 18, 2012 at 7:34 PM

Likewise, I know many Mormons who are serving or who have served. Also, I remember the ROTC program seemed to be especially popular among Mormon students. Whoopie is a total idiot. But then what else is new.

bluegill on October 18, 2012 at 7:40 PM

They know Obama has lost, this is them coping with that coming fact.

Ukiah on October 18, 2012 at 7:40 PM

Does anyone service Wooopi?

Electrongod on October 18, 2012 at 7:35 PM

She’s in gumby’s binder

OTTO on October 18, 2012 at 7:38 PM

Bravo OTTO! Thread winner!

Rovin on October 18, 2012 at 7:41 PM

I served my mission in France with Matt Romney. While at the missionary training center in Provo, Utah we were visited by the U.S. military who were interested in our enhanced language learning methods. FBI is also a strong recruiter of Mormons.

nitzsche on October 18, 2012 at 7:41 PM

18k+?

Yeah, but they’re not Mormon-Mormons.

Christien on October 18, 2012 at 7:41 PM

Well, folks, this Whoopi Whoopi.

TXUS on October 18, 2012 at 7:41 PM

If only she would have walked out and handed them each a binder—for their recipes….

hillsoftx on October 18, 2012 at 7:42 PM

Whooptiedo is not only a Racist, but also a Religious Bigot! The Hate this evil troll spews on a regular basis is despicable! The show is just a bunch of bitter angry olde cows, trying to beat up on a cute conservative & spreading their hateful values onto others.
Update on:How to take on the Obama Enemy media & Win: http://paratisiusa.blogspot.com/2012/09/an-open-letter-to-those-who-should-know.html?spref=tw

God Bless America!

paratisi on October 18, 2012 at 7:42 PM

She’s in gumby’s binder

OTTO on October 18, 2012 at 7:38 PM

:)

Electrongod on October 18, 2012 at 7:42 PM

Well, no Mormon in Willard’s family has ever served in uniform.

HondaV65 on October 18, 2012 at 7:39 PM

We get it… you don’t like Mormons.

malclave on October 18, 2012 at 7:42 PM

HondaV65 on October 18, 2012 at 7:39 PM

You’re losing it. Seriously see a shrink…you’re nuts.

CW on October 18, 2012 at 7:43 PM

As long as they’re in the country legally. Might need to show a birth certificate.

malclave on October 18, 2012 at 7:40 PM

About that B/C…never mind Romney up 4 in PA!

OTTO on October 18, 2012 at 7:44 PM

Speaking of those serving in the military, could it be that this will finally get that rop type terrorist murderer Ft Hood go to trial? If so, the families of those killed and wounded might get justice?

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/10/18/fort-hood-shooting-suspect-can-be-forcibly-shaved-us-court-rules/?test=latestnews
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letget on October 18, 2012 at 7:44 PM

You still have to hand i to Whoopi, it isn’t eveybody who can still walk around ad breathe without a functioning brain stem.

Thomas More on October 18, 2012 at 7:44 PM

Vote for the Mormon.

Fire the moron.

TXUS on October 18, 2012 at 7:44 PM

can you imagine not hearing one cuss word in a military unit.

docflash on October 18, 2012 at 7:40 PM

Okay, that would be eerie.

malclave on October 18, 2012 at 7:44 PM

Ann Romney to Goldberg: “Hey, isn’t it true that women named Whoopi are dumb as sh#t”?

hepcat on October 18, 2012 at 7:44 PM

And furthermore, I’ll say this. I have never met a Mormon that was not a solid, squared away person.

esnap on October 18, 2012 at 7:45 PM

Poor Ann’s too nice to submit herself to these poltical versions of Obamacare Death Panels. She didn’t atand a chance and neither will we. Whoopee will get waivers….down here.

Don L on October 18, 2012 at 7:45 PM

Bravo OTTO! Thread winner!

Rovin on October 18, 2012 at 7:41 PM

virginity lost!
Wooo Hooo!

OTTO on October 18, 2012 at 7:45 PM

If Whoopi and her lefty friends want military service as a prerequisite for the presidency, step up and start pushing for a constitutional amendment.

No. If they want that, they need to start screaming about how unqualified Barack Obama is.

Washington Nearsider on October 18, 2012 at 7:46 PM

All hail the new CINC – Willy McDole! Someone get him a chart on military organization – he’ll need the basic course in it!!

HondaV65 on October 18, 2012 at 7:39 PM

You’re a real jackazz, but I guess you knew that already.

JPeterman on October 18, 2012 at 7:46 PM

I don’t know why people keep going on these shows. It’s like the View holds people hostage…if you don’t do our show we’ll bad mouth you to the press and if you do, we’ll do our best to discredit you or make you look small if you aren’t a liberal. What Whooopdidoo ever did to enable herself to be considered, much less employed as, a talk show host is unfathomable to me. Same with Joy. Barbara at least has a record for interviewing.

scalleywag on October 18, 2012 at 7:46 PM

Ann Romney is a lovely classy lady…

d1carter on October 18, 2012 at 7:46 PM

I t must so tough to be a bitter Hondav65. Are you going to advance the chickenhawk argument fully or just lurk and be snarky?

JFKY on October 18, 2012 at 7:47 PM

I’ll have to let my Mormon 5 deployment combat engineer friend know he’s not in the military….

Hey Whoopiiee which unit did General Manly Throw McMomJeans serve in when he attacked Hole 19?

harlekwin15 on October 18, 2012 at 7:47 PM

This is like a three for one sale—

1) Gumby freaks out
2) Liberals freak out
3) The anti Mitts freak out

Lovin’ It!!! ©

CW on October 18, 2012 at 7:47 PM

I’ll be so damned glad when these RACISTS Blacks can shut the hell up

Romney 2012. GET OVER IT.

Redford on October 18, 2012 at 7:47 PM

virginity lost!
Wooo Hooo!

OTTO on October 18, 2012 at 7:45 PM

It feels good..

No really:)

Electrongod on October 18, 2012 at 7:47 PM

Barry may not have served himself, but he said his uncle was with the Red Army when the Russians liberated Auschwitz. So there is that.

malclave on October 18, 2012 at 7:28 PM

So that’s when he got the idea for Obamacare?

No joke, nor is it out ofd line. The Germans were killing off their own incovenient folks using doctors to inject them.

Don L on October 18, 2012 at 7:48 PM

Another hit Mrs. Romney was given:

US Weekly headline blares cost of Ann Romney’s dress — though first lady’s cost twice that….

NO Republican can catch a break. It’s like Nancy Reagan all over again. But I guess that’s appropriate since this is 1980 redux.

tru2tx on October 18, 2012 at 7:48 PM

letget on October 18, 2012 at 7:44 PM

I served with LTC Warman,one of the casualties.Fine soldier,great person with love for mankind.God bless her soul.

docflash on October 18, 2012 at 7:48 PM

Who would have thought: Honda’s all for using legacy in rating our President…doesn’t sound very conservative to me.

CW on October 18, 2012 at 7:49 PM

If Whoopi and her lefty friends want military service as a prerequisite for the presidency, step up and start pushing for a constitutional amendment. Otherwise this is pure partisan politics, nothing more.

We know they couldn’t possibly do that because they loathe the military and then Dooms would have to support it and, egads, maybe even support a war, and never mind that a strong military is what protects and preserves the freedoms that we have which they obviously take for granted. BTW, since Whoopi never served, I guess she’s not really qualified either to console grieving parents of the fallen.

stukinIL4now on October 18, 2012 at 7:49 PM

I don’t know why people keep going on these shows.

Pure exposure…of liberal evil!

Don L on October 18, 2012 at 7:50 PM

No. If they want that, they need to start screaming about how unqualified Barack Obama is.

Washington Nearsider on October 18, 2012 at 7:46 PM

I’m glad the pantywaist in chief never served. Can you imagine serving next to him?

scalleywag on October 18, 2012 at 7:50 PM

Click the image to watch.

Nah.

clearbluesky on October 18, 2012 at 7:50 PM

FLASHBACK – Remember this?

‘Whoopi Asks McCain: ‘Do I Have To Be Worried About Becoming a Slave Again?’

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/justin-mccarthy/2008/09/12/whoopi-worries-about-becoming-slave-again#ixzz29hIolYg3

After all of these years, I still can’t believe that ANYONE can stomach Whoopi (and her drug-fueled lunacy) or ‘The View’.

Pork-Chop on October 18, 2012 at 7:50 PM

They think they are helping their guy with this stuff.

forest on October 18, 2012 at 7:51 PM

Anybody here know a Mormon who served in Iraq or Iran, raise your hand.

~Biden

Christien on October 18, 2012 at 7:51 PM

Where did Whoopi “read” this nonsense?

theperfecteconomist on October 18, 2012 at 7:51 PM

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