Whoopi Barraged With Angry Tweets After Ann Romney Interview

Asked why Mitt Romney never served in the military

whoopi goldberg ann romneyWhoopi went there.

The Grio reports that during a recent interview on ABC’s ‘The View,’ host Whoopi Goldberg asked Ann Romney why neither Mitt nor his five sons had ever served in the military. She also asked why presidential hopeful Mitt Romney had never gone to Vietnam, if he had been a conscientious objector because of his Mormon faith during that conflict or what.

Ann Romney said that many Mormons serve in the military, but that the reason Mitt and none of his sons were ever in the military is because they were serving their Mormon “mission.”

The conservative blogs and twitosphere exploded over the exchange. One tweet read: “Oh drop dead you friggin Marxist c–t. That’ll make u strong, too.”

Read more at The Grio.

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  • http://twitter.com/Merciful_Wrath General Wrath

    Hypocrisy, they never bitch about Obama’s lack of military service, scum libtards

    • http://www.facebook.com/robert.krsulic Robert Krsulic

      Thats all you republicans do is insult and curse!!! Maybe you can answer why romney got deferments but others did not when applying with the same reasons??? Just for the record, your post proves that you ARE an A–HOLE!!! Have a nice day, comrade! LOL

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000678658119 Jenny Smith

        It’s the conflicts between people like General Wrath and Robert Krusulic that make this election season feel so horrible. Civility is gone. It started with the Republican primary debates and just got worse. It is perfectly feasible for anyone to question why, during a Republican war, none of the Romney sons enlisted to serve in this war the family supported. (My son is a career military man, a sailor, so it irks me when warmongers don’t send their own kids to war.)
        I do think we should bring the draft back. It is the only thing that would ensure that the sons/daughters of poor people like me (a teacher) have to carry the burden of the un-noticing rich (like the Romneys).
        Obama did not go into the military because there was no war when he was of an age. . . unlike Mr. Romney and his sons. Had there been a just and supportable war, I think the Obamas both have integrity enough to have supported it. The Obamas and Bidens are not cowards.

        • http://www.facebook.com/rubentastic Ruben Mendoza

          Did I read right? Did someone just mention Obama and ‘integrity’ in the same sentence? Are you saying if there had been a ‘just war’, Obama would have joined up? Is this a serious site, or did I just stumble onto Comedy Central?

        • http://www.facebook.com/NTxOkie Mark N. Dfw

          Romney’s sons were not old enough to draft for Vietnam. A large percentage of Americans have never served in the Armed Forces. How many can say they have served in the Peace Corps or with your Church Missions? Even less. They have served their country, Just not in the Armed Forces. As a Vet, I don’t have a problem with that.

          • AnnaBanana2

            Doing a church mission is not serving the country. That’s strictly a private religious thing–don’t say missionaries, Mormon or otherwise, are serving their country. (I spent 24 years combined active and reserve.)

          • americancitizen54

            But they were military age appropriate for the Iraq war and the war in Aghanistan. Why weren’t they standing next to Biden’s son and doing the bipartisan thing!

          • manager3

            Probably holding prayer sessions with George Bush while figuring out how to make money out of the war.

        • MaileO

          Jenny, you may want to take note:

          John Glenn (DEMOCRAT) said this —– It should make us all think a little:

          There were 39 combat related killings in Iraq
          in January. In the fair city of Detroit
          there were 35 murders in the month of January. That’s just one American city,
          about as deadly as the entire war-torn country of Iraq
          .

          When some claim that President Bush shouldn’t have started this war, tell them
          the following :

          FDR (DEMOCRAT) led us into World War II. Germany
          never attacked us; Japan
          did. From 1941-1945, 450,000 lives were lost … an average of 112,500 per year.

          Truman (DEMOCRAT) finished that war and started one in Korea
          . North Korea
          never attacked us. From 1950-1953, 55,000 lives were lost …. an average of
          18,334 per year.

          John F. Kennedy (DEMOCRAT) started the Vietnam
          conflict in 1962. Vietnam
          never attacked us.

          Johnson (DEMOCRAT) turned Vietnam
          into a quagmire. From 1965-1975, 58,000 lives were lost … an average of 5,800
          per year.

          Clinton (DEMOCRAT) went to war in Bosnia
          without UN or French consent. Bosnia
          never attacked us. He was offered Osama bin Laden’s head on a platter three
          times by Sudan
          and did nothing. Osama has attacked us on multiple occasions.

          This one is a fact that makes me mad!

          In the years since terrorists attacked us, President Bush has liberated two
          countries, crushed the Taliban, crippled al-Qaida, put nuclear inspectors in
          Libya, Iran, and, North Korea without firing a shot, and captured a terrorist
          who slaughtered 300,000 of his own people. And the Democrats are complaining
          about how long the war is taking.

          But Wait, There’s more.

          It took less time to take Iraq
          than it took Janet Reno (DEMOCRAT) to take the Branch Davidian compound. That
          was a 51-day operation .

          It took less time for the 3rd Infantry Division and the Marines to destroy
          the Medina Republican Guard than it took Ted Kennedy to call the police after
          his Oldsmobile sank at Chappaquiddick.

          It took less time to take Iraq
          than it took to count the votes in Florida!!!

          • AnnaBanana2

            Germany declared war on the US, not the other way around.

          • http://www.facebook.com/WreckingCrewResurgence Justin Garner

            great post….forgot to mention that Obama didn’t remove our troops from the Iraq region…he simply moved them a few hundred miles away where they have been fighting for the last 4 years…yet not one word from the liberal media to bring our troops home!

          • MaileO

            The above post that I submitted were the words of Sen. John Glen..in addition:

            JOHN GLENN (on the Senate floor – January
            26, 2004 )

            Some people still don’t understand why military personnel do what they do
            for a living. This exchange between Senators John Glenn and Senator Howard
            Metzenbaum is worth reading. Not only is it a pretty impressive impromptu
            speech, but it’s also a good example of one man’s explanation of why men and
            women in the armed services do what they do for a living.

            This IS a typical, though sad, example of what some who have never served
            think of the military.

            Senator Metzenbaum (speaking to Senator Glenn):

            ‘How can you run for Senate when you’ve never held a real job?’

            Senator Glenn (D-Ohio): ‘I served 23 years in the United States Marine
            Corps. I served through two wars. I flew 149 missions. My plane was hit by
            anti-aircraft fire on 12 different occasions. I was in the space program. It
            wasn’t my checkbook, Howard; it was my life on the line. It was not a
            nine-to-five job, where I took time off to take the daily cash receipts to the
            bank. I ask you to go with me, as I went the other day . .. to a veteran’s
            hospital and look those men … with their mangled bodies …. in the eye, and tell
            THEM they didn’t hold a job!

            You go with me to the Space Program at NASA and go, as I have gone, to the
            widows and orphans of Ed White, Gus Grissom and Roger Chaffee .. and you look
            those kids in the eye and tell them that their DAD’S didn’t hold a job.

            You go with me on Memorial Day and you stand in Arlington
            National Cemetery
            , where I have more friends buried than I’d like to remember, and you watch
            those waving flags .. You stand there, and you think about this nation, and you
            have the gall to tell ME that those people didn’t have a job?

            What about Metzenbaum? For those who don’t remember During W.W.II, Howard
            Metzenbaum was an attorney representing the Communist Party in the USA
            .

            Now he’s a Senator!

          • joeshmo

            History does not happen in a vacuum. You cant take one detail out and use it to defend your arguements. Not going to correct your rant detail per detail but seriously.. Your first point WW2. DO you have any idea what happened in WORLD war 2

          • MaileO

            These were not my words, but Sen. John Glenn (D). In addition:

            JOHN GLENN (on the Senate floor – January
            26, 2004 )

            Some people still don’t understand why military personnel do what they do
            for a living. This exchange between Senators John Glenn and Senator Howard
            Metzenbaum is worth reading. Not only is it a pretty impressive impromptu
            speech, but it’s also a good example of one man’s explanation of why men and
            women in the armed services do what they do for a living.

            This IS a typical, though sad, example of what some who have never served
            think of the military.

            Senator Metzenbaum (speaking to Senator Glenn):

            ‘How can you run for Senate when you’ve never held a real job?’

            Senator Glenn (D-Ohio): ‘I served 23 years in the United States Marine
            Corps. I served through two wars. I flew 149 missions. My plane was hit by
            anti-aircraft fire on 12 different occasions. I was in the space program. It
            wasn’t my checkbook, Howard; it was my life on the line. It was not a
            nine-to-five job, where I took time off to take the daily cash receipts to the
            bank. I ask you to go with me, as I went the other day . .. to a veteran’s
            hospital and look those men … with their mangled bodies …. in the eye, and tell
            THEM they didn’t hold a job!

            You go with me to the Space Program at NASA and go, as I have gone, to the
            widows and orphans of Ed White, Gus Grissom and Roger Chaffee .. and you look
            those kids in the eye and tell them that their DAD’S didn’t hold a job.

            You go with me on Memorial Day and you stand in Arlington
            National Cemetery
            , where I have more friends buried than I’d like to remember, and you watch
            those waving flags .. You stand there, and you think about this nation, and you
            have the gall to tell ME that those people didn’t have a job?

            What about Metzenbaum? For those who don’t remember During W.W.II, Howard
            Metzenbaum was an attorney representing the Communist Party in the USA
            .

            Now he’s a Senator!

          • http://www.facebook.com/jerri.jeffries.5 Jerri Jeffries

            Man I think I just might vote for you for president. You tell it like it is & I love it. It is so true.

        • NLK

          @ Jenny Smith.. while reading your post I guessed before seeing TEACHER that you were Bias .. What the heck is it with Obama and Teachers??? Teachers are just in it for the$$.. They act like they care so much about the kids… NOT TRUE!!!

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joe-Sandiego/100003388207264 Joe Sandiego

          Jenny, I too loathe the lack of civility. Intelligent or even well mannered people can disagree without being disagreeable. Your rhetoric about the war is clearly wrong, Kennedy started the war, Johnson escalated it, and Nixon was elected to end the war. Peace with Honor, was his campaign slogan. Nixon did end the war. Sadly wars occur most often when our Nation takes a weak posture, and as such you will find most of our wars began under Democrats. WWI, WW2, Korea, Vietnam, Bosnia, Somolia, getting the picture? As far as Mitt taking a legal deferment, rather than join a pointless, unpopular, war which our President promised to end. I think that shows Romney had good common sense.

          • Jasmine McCullough

            Then you clearly didn’t see the documentation of Romney SUPPORTING the Vietnam War and PICKETING the anti-vietnam protests / sit-ins by his fellow student community – though he himself, escaped to France for missionary work to dodge fighting himself after 4, count them, FOUR deferments to his being drafted.

            http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2083002/Mitt-Romney-19-demonstrated-favour-Vietnam-War-draft.html

            Sounds about par for the course of today’s Romney – Warmonger chicken-hawk willing to send people’s children to slaughter, though he and his children do what they can avoid that fate for themselves AT ALL COSTS. Is this really the level of integrity you want for your Commander-in-Chief… that has the power to send your loved ones to fight in a war with IRAN and other Eastern countries that most SANE people are vehemently opposed, but he seems intent to give us?

            Yet his son feels aggressive enough to entertain assault and violence against President Obama if “there were no secret service” protecting him – Tagg’s words not mine.

            The writing on the wall is ominous indeed.. And the daily red flags of hypocrisy and borderline sociopathy from Mitten’s scares me a little more every day, especially considering that people like this are finding favor and support among our supposed “leaders FOR the PEOPLE”…

        • interestedobserver2

          If you’re irked by that, you should complain to every congressperson and senator about it. There are very few of them that have either served or allowed their children to serve. In fact, there are darn few of them that even KNOW anyone who ever served (notwithstanding Harry Reid knowing people who served in Iran…). In fact, you should vote against any of them that have never served — if that’s your big issue. That would mean you would be voting for Alan West and John McCain, of course….

      • Dangle Boy

        I am laughing hysterically at your post, Bobby Krsulic. If you want to argue about and againist someone’s use of profanity, please don’t reveal your total stupidity and ignorance BY ALSO USING PROFANITY!! You moron…. If YOU lived in a country that YOU loved and it was currently being invaded from within, taken over by a jackal who intends to break it up and sell it off, YOU would also be lashing out at anybody supporting the invasion. GET ON THE RIGHT SIDE OR THEY’LL CHOOSE A SIDE FOR YOU.

        • Jasmine McCullough

          @ Dangle Boy: “it was currently being invaded from within, taken over by a jackal who intends to break it up and sell it off, YOU would also be lashing out at anybody supporting the invasion.”

          Sounds like you just described Romney and his Mormon Cult Kabbal inner circle. (Check out Webster Tarpley on webstertarpley.net for the full, factual, account with a myriad of evidence through sound research / sources.)

          Check out “Bainport” in Freeport, IL that have been fighting against this eradication of jobs for this American and PLEADING to Romney and Bain for help, who of course has just ignored them and are having them arrested for trying to save their jobs and their town through peaceful protesting.

          Your inflammatory, erroneous, yet inexplicably arrogant rhetoric combined with your ignorance of REAL NEWS and FACTS (Faux News and their truth-bending talking points actually are making people dumber – check out the recently released research study published this year) is telling and frankly casts doubt on your credibility and intellectual honesty.

          I’m not saying Obama is perfect and infallible, but from what you wrote above, your reasons for wariness are misplaced for sure and coming from this place, we as a community and a country will get nowhere. Know thy enemies.

          • http://profile.yahoo.com/GZE5LA2T6A6K6IOWKZGY7UFKTA Bob Abooey

            Romney does no longer works for Bain. But the current CEO is an Obama supporter and major campaign contributor.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1539276129 Carole Mitchell Lewis

        Your comment is like the pot calling the kettle black. That is not a racist comment. You dems are the ones that curse and insult. Whoopi Goldberg is one of the biggest bitches and racist in this country. Right along with her is your lying, dem, communist, gay, radical muslim president. Romney did not serve in the military because he was on a mission for his church for 4 yrs. How do you know other people didn’t get a deferment for the same reason as Romney? Have you checked out the files for people who were refused deferments and those who got them? Maybe I missed it but I don’t recall hearing that Obama served in the military. What I did hear is that his selective service registration is one of the papers that he has sealed. Hmmmm, I wonder why? By the way, when did you serve in the military? My guess comrade would be, never. Yes, I am a Republican but first of all I am an American and I hate a-holes like you.

        • Jasmine McCullough

          believe me – the feeling is mutual for a-holes like you, Carole. You know – people that rant with such assuredness, yet the moment they speak, it’s clear they are low-information rabblle-rousers who’s intellectual honesty is VERY questionable. It’s funny and pathetic at the same time really.

          From your misinformed talking points – to outright lies, it would seem you are most definitely REPUBLICAN FIRST and selectively American where it suits you second.

    • Arakiba

      Hey “General” (who I’ll bet never served in the military)…there wasn’t a draft when Obama would have been eligible for one. But there was when Romney was eligible; he got multiple deferments because he was too much of a coward to fight. He went to France instead, where his job was to try to convince people that the Garden of Eden was in Missouri and that God cursed black people. Oh yeah, that was so dangerous! So patriotic! lmao!!!

      • obamapacksfudge

        my god remove your lips from obamas anus, only reason your voting for that pos
        odumbo is because your a welfare nigglet theif!

        • JAZZ

          Learn to spell, idiot.

        • jlp

          Classy. Do you kiss your Mom with that mouth?

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Larry-Armstrong-Sr/100000017740832 Larry Armstrong Sr.

        Arakiba..you are so right. President Obama has not served in the military. The draft was over by the time he reached 18. I am sure he is registered. Mr.Obama has never said he would not serve. Mr. Romney stated that he and his five sons would not enter the service. How can you send anybody to fight in the military when you did not defend your country during Vietnam. I went and I was a Black without full respect in America at the time. 159th Dustoff, Cu Chi 1969-70. You all will feel differently when we go to war against a non- third world military and the Romneys are sipping tea at the White House. Again….I fought in the war as an 18 y.o. child andthse guys with the most in Aerican somtim do the less. Prior to being President…..He and the prescious boys ought to hit the hills in Afghanistan

  • http://www.facebook.com/NTxOkie Mark N. Dfw

    Watch the Obama’s time on the View and then Watch the Romney interview. Contrast and compare their treatment. Its all on YouTube. Take a look.

  • joseph

    Has Obama served in the military? Why not?

    • katgurl

      Obama in the military? Very funny….he’d have been rejected.

    • NLK

      @ Joseph #1 He is a coward… # 2 He would have to show his Birth Certificate that states he was born in Kenya .. We could be here all day listing reasons why..LOL

    • jlp

      He was 7 years old in the Viet Nam war.
      By the time the gulf war came around he was in law school & passed the Illinois state bar exam in 1991. No one enlists after investing years in college & at the point of embarking on the career they had prepared for years for.

      • mbrat42

        I would say Pat Tillman prepared for his career for many years yet he still served and died. If whoopi wants to question Romney’s reasons for not serving, she should question Obama’s reasons as well.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1530355582 Ruth Bradfield

          What about HER reasons? My daughter has been in the military for 13 years.

  • Sick and Tired of Hypocrisy

    The issue isn’t who goes to war or who doesn’t. The issue is hypocrisy! The
    ones who yell the loudest and quickest, “Let’s go to war!” are the very
    ones who always seem to come up with excuses for why they can’t or won’t go
    serve in that war. And these same hypocrites will bad mouth anybody else who doesn’t want to go. You can’t have it both ways. If the war in Iraq was so “righteous” then why didn’t Romney’s sons enlist to fight for their country? It’s a volunteer service after all. It’s OK to send other people’s sons and daughters to be killed in an unjustified war; but not his. If
    you don’t have any skin in this then you need to shut up.

    • interestedobserver2

      Hey Sick and Tired, Biden voted for war with Iraq — why didn’t he or his kids serve? Hillary voted for war with Iraq — why wasn’t Chelsea down there at the recruiting office signing up? And here’s another data point for you. Bush at least went to Congress and asked for approval BEFORE invading and killing people (which he GOT). Obama, on the other hand,when he attacked Libya, refused to abide by the War Powers Act and never asked for permission, and, when his 60-day limit was up, simply refused to comply with the requirement to either get us out of the conflict or ask for Congressional approval. What’s up with that?

      • muzjik

        Biden is an idiot. But in the interest of accuracy, his son did serve in Iraq as a member of the Delaware National Guard.

        • interestedobserver2

          Thank you. I was unaware of that. Wonder what his MOS was….

      • americancitizen54

        Biden’s son did serve – get your facts straight.

      • manager3

        “Ignored disputed intelligence information” should be added to your comment.

  • lukeliberty

    whoopi goldberg? forget inartful republican senate candidates. ms. goldberg is the one who complained that Roman Polanski’s sodomizing a drunk 13 year old girl was not “rape-rape.” a bright star in the galaxy of revered liberal celebrities she is. what a disgrace.

  • natasha grace

    Whoopi is an ass.. Why she continues on the view is beyond me. She is disrespectful and just plain gross a a human being. Ann should have asked her why she was voting for Obama only because he is black? I think all these shows are getting too bias. They should not have sides when guest are on.. Barbara Walters is the one to blame in the end. She should know better. Although she likes that chocolate too ya know, maybe she is loving Obama visits.

    • Voice of Reason

      Well, Natasha–I guess Ann could have asked Whoopi that, but how does that relate to the question of why Mitt and his sons did not serve in the military (nice deflection tactic, btw)? I GUESS she could ask Obama or Michelle that too, if she wanted to–but Ann was the guest on that day, and people are allowed to ask different questions for different people (free country, if you didn’t get the memo).

      What is interesting is the proliferation of fear and hate-filled people like you (not all whites, just YOU and people of all cultures who think like you) who think an entire group of people voted for someone because of their race…chances are high that you (nor others who have the same mindset as you) are not friends with any blacks (and, no silly goose, you’re not “friends” with someone just because you pass by them, give them a fake smile and say the occasional ‘Hello’ to them), so you’re an arrogant outsider looking in on a group of diverse, free-thinking people that you know nothing about. You listen to a few sound bites/self-proclaimed leaders on television and you (ass)ume you have the full picture. You don’t know the half of it. I feel bad for people like you, because you’re reacting irrationally and violently out of fear of change/progress.

      As a middle-class, 20-something woman (and self-declared proud independent), I’m voting for Obama because I happen to like some of the policies that he has passed during his four years. I am gainfully employed right out of college due to my education and insatiable networking abilities, and I am very happy and hopeful for the future.

      After doing my research on Romney’s website (since he seems like a nice guy as well), his “plan for America” happens not to be detailed enough for me to vote for him (as a challenger candidate). I will always initially lean towards the incumbent (regardless of party) and as the challenger/underdog, I expect to know what you’re going to bring to the table and how it will benefit ME. If I don’t hear what I like from your plan, I have the right to not vote for you–simple as that (and unconnected to race). Giving (personal income) tax cuts to the very wealthy so that they can somehow have a epiphany/feel charitable and decide to create more jobs for the masses is a pipe dream–as a businessman, success is defined as running a lean (i.e. low employee/less baggage) operation while maximizing profits–always has been, always will be.

      Let’s be honest here–maybe you feel like if you support policies greatly benefiting the VERY wealthy, they will like you more/magically want you to join their ranks–good luck with that, my friend–wealthy people LOVE sharing their money/power/status with newbies ;)

      • http://www.facebook.com/WreckingCrewResurgence Justin Garner

        ya you are obviously a better business and investment thinker than Romney….oh wait its Romney who has made Billions…ahhh what does he know.

        • manager3

          When you praise somebody for making (b)illions, consider the method used to make that money (not manufacturing) and who created the actual cash. Somebody had to lose the money that went into Mitt’s pocket. Financial manipulation is not business acumen that translates into ability to run the country. Or was it just an easy way to launder money?

      • americancitizen54

        Wonderful comment – I could not have said it better! Hats off to you and good luck in your future – you appear to be well-balanced.

  • scotch9022

    God, she’s ugly and an idiot on top of that.

    • americancitizen54

      You wish you were as intelligent as she is – you probably cannot hold a candle to her intelligence level

      • interestedobserver2

        Well, clearly you’re in her league — not that that’s praising you to the heavens.

  • http://twitter.com/rmilin11 robert milinchuk

    Cant she at least sit like a lady how gross that woman is…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/LVYXS2VHZYX2F24N4O4FS2EALY Terry Olivier

    Should be tough on both, if that is what she was aiming for; but we know better, don’t we?

  • Umpire_Sam

    Please post Dick Chaney’s military record then shut up

    • oljw

      Or Bill Clinton’s

  • Gail104

    Maileo,don’t compare Harry Truman, JFK and FDR with the current type of democrats. Today’s democrat party is nothing more than a bunch of weird, freakish hippie loons. These loons pushed the traditional democrats out during the 1960s. The old time traditional democrats must be spinning with shame in their graves.

    • MaileO

      Gail, you are absolutely correct and I agree with you wholeheartedly.

  • chozen

    jenny smith…this might help and you be the judge….

  • http://www.facebook.com/WreckingCrewResurgence Justin Garner

    The Military and Veterans want nothing to do with Obama. Obama has lost all support from the military which makes america very vulnerable if he is re-elected. You can’t be an effective commander and chief with a military that despises you.

    • americancitizen54

      Bush should know that

      • interestedobserver2

        Why Jackass? He at least learned to fly jet fighters for his country. What did you do?

  • enviro_nazi

    Whoopi Cushion exhibits the same classless behavior as the Obamas. Unlike them, however, she doesn’t pretend to be other than what she is. Vulgar.

  • elizaon

    With the lost of so many lives in last few wars, I think it’s an issue to many Americans. I find it interesting that not one out of five Romney son’s have served in the military. As a mother, I would expect anyone sending my son into harms way, should be willing to send their own in as well.

    • Julie

      Hey lady. If you don’t want your son to be sent into harm’s way, tell him not to join the military.

  • Debra

    The vietnam war was started before Kennedy. In the late 50′s and early 60′s prior to Kennedy we had troops in Vietnam.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1539276129 Carole Mitchell Lewis

    I don’t know how that woman ever got into the entertainment business. She really has no talent and is ugly as hell. With that hair hanging down in her face and the clothes she wears, she looks dirty. Speaking of dirty, she has a filthy one. Ann Romney put her in her place and did it with class. That is something whooy would know nothing about. I don’t know how Barbara Walters can stand her or Joy what’s her name. They are the reasons I stopped watching the show..