You've probably seen this nasty bit of religious intolerance from Montana governor Brian Schweitzer (D, of course), as reported in the Daily Beast:
While discussing swing states, Schweitzer said Romney would have a “tall order to position Hispanics to vote for him,” and I replied that was mildly ironic since Mitt’s father was born in Mexico, giving the clan a nominal claim to being Hispanic. Schweitzer replied that it is “kinda ironic given that his family came from a polygamy commune in Mexico, but then he’d have to talk about his family coming from a polygamy commune in Mexico, given the gender discrepancy.” Women, he said, are “not great fans of polygamy, 86 percent were not great fans of polygamy. I am not alleging by any stretch that Romney is a polygamist and approves of [the] polygamy lifestyle, but his father was born into [a] polygamy commune in Mexico.”
Turns out that regardless of where Mitt's dad was born, the last polygamist in Romney's lineage was one Helaman Pratt, who was marrying multiple women back in the 1870's. Of course, president Barack Hussein Obama doesn't have too look back that far up his family tree - his own father married his mother while he was still legally married back in Kenya. Twice as nice, baby!
Kevin D. Williamson notes that assigning the sins of the grandfathers - not to mention great-grandfathers - may not be an especially judicious idea:
Does Governor Schweitzer really want to go down that road? His own ancestors are ethnic Germans from Ukraine. What were they like in the nineteenth century? Germans in Ukraine were not especially nice to Jews in those days. The governor’s father fought in World War II — but what was his great grandfather like?
Somewhere, a shaken Schweitzer is working himself up into a hypocritical stance of denial and finger-pointing (just kidding - he's actually doubled down on his stupidity!)
Democrats, having no record to run on, will campaign on fear, hate, bigotry, and distortions of the truth for as long as they can - anything to avoid taking ownership of the horrific mess they've made. But the clock is running fast on this meme, as one Democratic distraction after another has - shall we say - gone to the dogs...?
But if the Democrats want to make an issue of what Mitt Romney great-grandfather was doing back in the 1870's, well...maybe we should make an issue out of what the Democrats were doing back around the same time:
You wanna go there, bitches? No? Then STFU, and fast...