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Romney’s great-grandfather was a polygamist, just like Obama’s dad

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And now, CNN puts a match to the left’s latest exploding cigar:

This follows Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer (D) claiming that Romney will have trouble attracting women voters because of his family history of polygamy. Yeah, what kind of weirdo has ancestors who had multiple wives?

In other news, here’s David Maraniss at the Washington Post:

The line of polygamists in Obama’s family can be traced back generations in western Kenya, where it was an accepted practice within the Luo (pronounced LOO-oh) tribe. His great-grandfather, Obama Opiyo, had five wives, including two who were sisters. His grandfather, Hussein Onyango, had at least four wives, one of whom, Akumu, gave birth to the president’s father, Barack Obama, before fleeing her abusive husband. Obama Sr. was already married when he left Kenya to study at the University of Hawaii, where he married again. His American wife-to-be, Stanley Ann Dunham, was not yet 18 and unaware of his marital situation when she became pregnant with his namesake son in 1961.

Oops. Yeah, but that’s different because shut up you’re a racist.

The “Republican War on Women.” The “Republican War on Dogs.” And now, the “Republican War on Monogamy.” Three weeks, three failed lefty narratives. The election is 28 weeks from today, and I sure hope they come up with 28 more stupid, self-defeating attacks for me to mock. I got bills to pay.

Hey, give ’em a break. It’s not like they have a choice. It’s not like Obama can run on his record.

(Hat tip: Charles Spiering at the Washington Examiner)

Update: Stephen Green says, “Shhh — Nobody tell Obama he’s high-diving in the kiddie pool.” Oops, I think we just did! Well, it’s not like he’s capable of learning from his mistakes.

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Jim Treacher