Bette Midler feigns disgust at polygamy in Romney’s family tree, ignores much more extensive polygamy in Obama’s family tree

Actually it was Romney’s great grandfather, not his grandfather. But no matter. The anti-Mormon dog whistle is clear enough either way.

Oddly, she doesn’t bring up  the multiple wives of President Obama’s father, grandfather, and great grandfather.

By the way, since Midler thinks same-sex marriage is “fabulous,” on what basis does she (apparently) think polygamy is shameful? Just wondering.

  • Brett McMicken

    didn’t she used to be famous?

    • iamfirmin


      • Brett McMicken

        of course, if the likes of roman polanski engaged in present-day polygamy, it would be a whole different tune being sung by batte midler

      • Daniel L Elliott

        No, Obama’s Dad had only one wife. The man Obama was named after had multiple wiives, but Obama’s Dad was Frank Marshall Davis, a communist American citizen and Obama Sr was paid to marry Stanley Dunn as a cover up to protect her Dad’s position in the CIA. Off topic a bit, but those are the facts!

        • ReneeTru

          Ummm I have heard a lot and read a lot about Obama, but this is new. Where did you get your information?

        • Lynelle Hullsiek

          Interesting and it would certainly go along w/the whole birth cert. thing

      • Lynelle Hullsiek

        …and beat them.

    • iamfirmin


    • TomJB

      No, she has never been able to be top billing alone and have a really successful film. She always needs a Danny DeVito or Lilly Tomlin to help.

      • June Clinkenbeard

        Ok, now don’t scream at me but I don’t remember Lily Tomlin in The Rose. :-p

        • where’s the truth

          haha…and BM is hard to remember in The Rose as well!!

    • TJCrane_NCC1701

      Oh look ! Joy Behar’s twin finally speaks up.
      Must be jealous that Behar is getting more publicity for saying stupid things and wants to catch up…..

    • Stephanie Warren

      She voiced the poodle in Oliver and Company. That’s all I know her from.

  • Brett McMicken

    didn’t she used to be famous?

  • Jim Wafwot

    All that wind beneath her wings must be hot air.

    • Jd Crow

      eyewitness accounts confirm its not hot air. its gas

  • Jim Wafwot

    All that wind beneath her wings must be hot air.

  • Guy_Montag_OG

    The NY Jets need to put Tebow in!
    Oh, right. Bette. Progs are irrational. That’s my prognosis.

  • Guy_Montag_OG

    The NY Jets need to put Tebow in!
    Oh, right. Bette. Progs are irrational. That’s my prognosis.

  • Rella

    Same sex marriage and polygmay are not the same because, because, uhh, uhhh….shut up that’s why!

    • CustomDesigned

      I never saw much difference between parallel polygamy and serial polygamy (i.e. divorce and remarriage).

      • Maria

        Well for one you usually don’t have any sexual contact with your ex once you’ve divorced her and remarried, nor do you have a marriage. My husband is on his second marriage right now, and he sure has nothing to do with his ex.

      • Lynelle Hullsiek


  • Rella

    Same sex marriage and polygmay are not the same because, because, uhh, uhhh….shut up that’s why!

  • yviemarie88

    Gotta say it is especially fun watching initial O pushers now in the position of pushing back, futile as it is I might add. That PC oppression that held us all back from expressing ourselves has fallen and the true masses yearning to be free ain’t going to be held back again. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.

    • Susan Elmore

      Absolutely…and well said.

  • yviemarie88

    Gotta say it is especially fun watching initial O pushers now in the position of pushing back, futile as it is I might add. That PC oppression that held us all back from expressing ourselves has fallen and the true masses yearning to be free ain’t going to be held back again. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.

  • Madelyn Martine

    If these so-called celebs are going to feign disgust about polygamy, the least they can do is get the family tree correct.

    • Pete Futz

      Right, especially since hollywood is the bastion of morality.

  • stillinthe60s

    Twitter preaching by a morally challenged showbiz has-been. Yeah, that’s going to work.

  • Jack Offelday

    Midler: “What man alive hasn’t lied about who he really is?”
    That must include the current President of the USA. Right, Bette?

    • NOTP

      And you…

      • embayne

        And you…and so on…and so on…;~)

  • grais

    Yep. I’ve been asking that question of gay marriage proponents/polygamy opponents for years…what’s wrong with polygamy? NEVER get an answer.

    • TugboatPhil

      It would also mean she approves of incestuous marriage. “As long as they love each other”

    • Rella

      The answer I’ve seen is because polygamy is patriachal and it’s bad for women – those women aren’t capable of making decisions for themselves because they’ve been brainwashed by the patriachy.

      • grais

        Interesting. Anti-polygamists get to make the decision about whether or not it’s good, and whether or not someone’s been brainwashed, because certain women aren’t capable. wow. just wow.
        I wonder if they think every marriage with one domineering participant should be outlawed.

      • June Clinkenbeard

        It seems so weird to me that women’s groups give women as a group very little if any credit. I need to be more careful. I could be brainwashed right now and not even know it!

      • Lori

        What if I have five husbands? LOL

        • Maria

          That’s not allowed!! LoL

  • Deanna

    My Ggrandfather had 37 wives. So what Ms Midler? Probably cheaper in those days than marriage-divorce, marriage-divorce several times over.

    • Maria

      How could your grandfather take all that nagging? My husband says he can barely tolerate his one wife–wait..

      • TugboatPhil

        My wife gave me permission to laugh at that.

        • Maria

          She has a good sense of humor!!

  • nc

    Hypocrisy, like racism, is something evidently only the right is capable of. Lefties are exempt, right?

    BTW, did you notice Miss Midler’s tweet that says, “I won’t say who I’m voting for…I love all the attention they shower on us undecideds. I hope the GOP spends itself out of existence.”

    HaHaHa…Who does she think she’s kidding?

    • grais

      Key phrase : “…I love all the attention….”

    • Lisa

      She is not undecided if she knows who she is voting for and just won’t share. What a moron.

  • Love of Country

    Hey Bette, why don’t you call Dinglebarry …. perhaps y’all can discuss his family history of polygamy and dreams to radically transform this country over a nice hot bowl of chicken poodle soup.

    • Cosmic Girl

      OMG…LOL….LOL….LOL….chicken POODLE soup….LOL…hee-hee!!

    • my preciousss!!

      winning phrase of the day: chicken poodle soup
      ( :

  • G.

    On a side note. Twitchy…pse do your readers a favor and post a notice prior to posting any future pics of Midler, Barkin, Cher, Elizabeth Whodafugever, Debbie Whatsername Sltiz, Rosanne Bar or other frightenly fugly liberal wimmen. We realize Halloween is coming, but still. TIA…G.

  • Renny

    Oh, Twitchy you’ve gloriously smacked her down.

  • Guest

    Good point…what is the difference between Gay marriage and Polygimist marriage anyway?

    • Maria

      One has more fun. I won’t tell you which.

    • NOTP

      Duh? One is the marriage between 2 peope and one the marriage to two or more people….

      • wild pitch

        Not quite true. Each marriage was seperate and distinct, the man just had more than one. Its not a marriage between 3 or more people–the wives are not married in any way, to each other. The marriage is between the man and each individual woman, he just has more than one.

  • russemerson

    Polygamy in his, inbreeding in hers. I know which I’d bet on.

  • Silas M. Carson

    I don’t know what the fuss is over this? I see all the posts trying to compare polygamy and gay rights. Tell me again how gays will ruin the sanctity of marriage? I mean, straight people can’t even control what they already have. D-I-V-O-R-C-E ANYONE?

    • Hiraghm

      How will polygamy ruin the sanctity of marriage? I still insist that if people can have multiple spouses, if they can marry people of the same sex, then I should be able to marry whom I love. But no, chihuahua marriage is still “banned” in this country! How regressive! How 1950s!

      • Maria

        I support your right to get married, Jim! Chihuahua pride!

      • grais

        But people CAN’T have multiple spouses. And some people who mock the very idea of multiple-spouse marriages are very vocal in their ardent support of same-sex marriages. Doesn’t make any sense.

    • June Clinkenbeard

      Oh I get it now. Since no fault divorce evolved in the courts so people in really bad marriages could escape, and married people avail themselves of that law, gay people should have the right to marry too! Why would gays need marriage if the law provided for civil unions? Insurance issues, living will issues, all those messy relationship issues would be covered. So what’s the problem?

      • Silas M. Carson

        Because we are still denied the same rights as you. In fact over 1000 of them. Do not believe me? Here is the proof:

        • CLASYS

          So, you are saying that the establishment of marriage has to suffer so you don’t have to get a government agency to do some wordprocesing on the exact definition of federal guidelines that even they want to change?

  • Thom Harris

    Again, why is this important? She is no one now.

  • PincheMexico

    The Osmonds need to behead some non believers and burn down a US installation to get her respect. If her and Whippi Goldberg are so absolutely wrong about Mormons, then I’m going to assume they are WAY off on everything else they think in their empty heads.

  • lukuj

    And Obama ‘s father’s polygamy doesn’t offend her, of course.

    • June Clinkenbeard

      Bette Boop doesn’t know squat about Obama’s grand pappy or anything else that could be construed as negative towards The One. She’s just getting up there and the old girl needs some attention. They outlawed those bath houses years ago…

  • Sue Graham

    Exactly lukuj.

  • News Reporter

    Is she that obese loud mouth on The View or was that another porky pig liberal? They all look alike when they reach 600 lbs.

  • pragmatic

    guess she missed her hero’s father’s polygamy/bigamy.

    • Maria

      I guess it only counts if it’s from a Republican’s family and/or Mormon/LDS. What a hypocrite.

  • orringtonmom (D)

    sorry, bette… but that is weak. you’ve done and said stuff that would make sailors blush. i wouldn’t want to pick up the first stone if i were you…

  • Stan Kocienski

    Bette what happened to you? Oh wait you’re nothing but a wash up singer and actress! Go back under your rock.

  • Stan Ingram

    This is exactly why I have been boycotting Hollywood movies and many TV networks for the last 8 years. These idiots get Zero Dollars of my hard earned money!

  • ember

    Bette Midler would serve herself well to only open her mouth to sing. Otherwise nothing but cr@p comes out.


    Didn’t dear Bette get her start “singing” in gay bath houses? She is THE Epitome of morals. Don’t more countries than not still practice polygamy?! Isn’t polygamy found throughout the Bible even pertaining to prophets,etc.! Sick of the liberal agenda/hypocrisy

    • James McLarey

      Maybe she ran into O-blame-ya and Rahm Emanuel in those gay bath houses in Chicago when O-blame-ya was a community communist organizer. Dozens of gays have talked about it, MSM ignored, as usual.

  • Craig Murray

    Inthe late 60’s and 70’s what woman hasn’t lied about who she really is- or the real father of the kids

  • tomtom1983

    Wow, Midler you have absolutley diminished your fan base with your flamboyant display of massive liberal ignorance and a cornucopia of intolerant bigotry. I find the mindless march of minorities and Jews following the Democratic Party completely reprehensible as the Democratic Party was the major player in segregation and Anti-Semitism the globe over.



    The “Solid South”, Democrats, opposed civil rights for African Americans at every single turn and only, I repeat, only changed their Modus Operandi when it became painfully obivious to the Klan rooted left that African Americans were becoming a powerful voting bloc that would greatly threaten their ideological values and the power they held.


    As early as the 60’s, Democrats fought every attempt to grant African Americans the status of “equal”. They attempted to filibuster the Civil Rights Movement refusing to declare African Americans as “Equal” standing sentience beings. However their segregationist views came crashing down after Republicans called for a Cloture of the Democrats obstructionist stance and forced the “Solid South” to comply with the US Constitution.


    It was Republicans who sent federal forces to the south to protect the minority population from the racist atrocity be placed against them. It was Republicans that forced the Civil Rights Movement to come full circle granting all peoples their God given and ordained rights of equality and declared human status.


    It was a Republican that intervened against slavery and won the Civil War. It was Republicans who broke from the Democratic party in complete opposition to the Democrats oppression of African Americans, thus concluding its very conception on the principle of individualistic viability and God given inalienable rights that no man, nor foreign power may ever posses the authority to ever take away.


    Democrats have proven time and time again to view humanity in a light that contradicts the will of our Creator. Democrats have time and time again acted in the interest of segregation, oppression and restrictive governance.


    1) They continue to undermine the stability of minority communties by enforcing a belief that is contrary to what they truly are. Free thinking, fully capable, proud human beings that can and will become a viable force both politicaly and spiritually.


    2) They continue the Eugenics of their forefathers by placing the majority of abortion clinics in black communities. By providing the belief they can be no more then dependent, single parented children with the intelligence of an infant child. Because of this the black community has the highest single parent family structure topping at 75%.


    3) Democrats continue to hide their true form behind a false guise of compassion. By enforcing the debilitating notion that Food Stamps, Welfare and Gov. Asst. is there for their benefit. When in fact is not in their best interest because they remove self independence, they remove pride, they remove success and they remove the will to be better then you are and grow.


    The left is by no definition, democratic, compassionate, uplifting, equal nor fair. As the African American Community deteriorates it is only the Democrats in office whom grow stronger and successful. As Africans Americans continue to spiral and fall it is only liberal politicians that continue to rise. It is only the liberals in office that have power and no longer the people in their base. The proof is painfully obivious and not at all subtle, its just people do not care enough to see what the left is has done and is continuing to do to minorities and the country as a whole.


    Here are some tidbits to ponder…..



    President Franklin D. Roosevelt authorized the internment with Executive Order 9066, issued February 19, 1942. Sending 150,000 Japanese Americans illegally to internment camps during WW2.



    It was a Republican, Reagan, who enacted legislation to apologize for the racist actions of the US Government and distributed over $1.6 Billion in reparations.



    Segregationist laws all created by Democrats.



    The “New Deal” (1935–38), Jim Crow and the Black Codes.



    They’re are countless examples showing Democrats at their true nature, so it would be best that HollyWood do some research before speaking inaccurately of ideologies and bigotry. Know history and you will be more then you are, ignoring history and never be in control of your own destiny.

  • John Hanover

    Stick to singing before you lose your voice like Cher or Madonna.

  • Pete Moore

    Stanlet Dunn’s father was never in the CIA, he and his wife were members of the Communist party, teaching at the University of Hawaii. Read the book again douchebag, Dreams of My Father.

  • RightGirl

    BFD!! Reba McEntire and Paula Deen have people in their family tree that were slave owners. Sheesh….I care more about the future of this country than someones family tree.

  • TocksNedlog

    Hey, here’s a question: What does she think that Mitt is ‘lying’ about? Someone should respond to her tweet and ask her

  • Marcy Cook

    Bette…and your point is? I wish these idiots would make some sense every now and then. It’s exhausting…Oh No here she comes with another….

    I won’t say who I’m voting for…I love all the attention they shower
    on us undecideds. I hope the GOP spends itself out of existence.

    Triple moron!

  • Colleen Kelly

    That photo of Midler is absolutely terrifying, just like whatever comes out of her mouth is terrifyingly stupid and ignorant. That image stopped me dead in my tracks.

  • SonofaCV15

    Mrs. von Hassleberg III doesn’t mind that her hubby had two before her. Yet she has to stretch back 3 generations to bash Mitt for his great grandfather having more than one?

  • Melissa BossyBoots Votano

    Of course she is an Obama supporter…..the high-heeled boys still buy her albums and she wouldn’t want to upset that apple cart because it is probably her only apple cart. FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!

  • wild pitch

    Plus, Um…Mitt has never lied about this or tried to hide it. BHO is the only one who hides his past.

  • EastValleyConservative

    Has anyone ever seen Joy Behar and Bette Midler in the same room? I didn’t think so.

  • Nowon Yuno

    Its differet when liberals do it! Do as they say not as they do. I’d be a little open to their ideas if they weren’t so smug and hypocrtical and always hiding behind a double standard.

  • poljunkie♪

    I’m trying real hard to give a crap with what Bette has to say. Esp given the fact that most of her fan base is gay men ( not that there is anything wrong with that) and her thoughts on most social issues.

  • Hello Jerry (D)

    The Divine Miss Maggot needs to make herself useful… like STFU!

  • Mom2Ian03

    Guess she has forgotten or doesn’t care about Obama Sr. and his multiple wives.

  • Mary

    Bette’s just spoutin off cause she’s got a gig on Glee..haven’t heard from her in years until now. The oh so tolerant show by the oh so tolerant Ryan Murphy.

  • J.N. Ashby

    Who cares about polygamy? I’m just curious. I mean, all parties willing, who honestly gives a crap?

  • TomJB

    Really, Don? I’ve been reading on here for quite some time and this is the first Midler post I can remember. Now, if you had chosen to troll this line on an Ellen Barkin thread, you might have a point. However, it was Barkin who decided to elevate things on that front.

  • aegean1

    If it is, are you saying there’s something wrong with that? /sarc

  • TugboatPhil

    Was this a legit question or were you just looking for a gay forum?

  • Bootleg Betty

    Yes, really Tom. I just find it funny how you all think your opinion is better than a celebrities. You denigrate them yet obsess over them all at the same time. The only pace your opinion matters and that of Ms Midler, Ms. Barkin and on down the line is at the voting both. Otherwise everybody’s just wasting wind and keystrokes. Unless, of course, you have nothing better to do than making snarky comments on a board sadly and patheticay called Twitchy….lol

  • Maria

    I think this is the second Midler article..but 2 out of thousands or whatever many articles there are on Twitchy? O_o

  • June Clinkenbeard

    I’m so glad you told me that. I could have been typing forever, wasting valuable keystrokes! Wow. Thank you so much on behalf of everyone here! We really can’t thank you enough! It must be our lucky day! When I think about what could have happened if you didn’t show up. I mean…whew!

  • Maria

    I guess you don’t have anything better to do than make snarky comments on a board? Just sayin’.

  • TugboatPhil

    Sadly and pathetically at that, no less.

  • grais

    hard to tell.
    Either way, just shut up and vote, already.
    Or something.
    ; )

  • June Clinkenbeard

    Why whatever do you mean? I was merely expressing my gratitude and you return the favor by spewing nonsense. By all means, tell all three of your friends all about us. We aren’t going anywhere. Clearly, you have suffered a definitive lack of time and attention from your parents. How sad…

  • NOTP

    Well if I may chime in….clearly your parents flushed you down the toilet

  • Guest

    Good one, Don. That was really clever. I think it’s reall

  • June Clinkenbeard

    That’s really…interesting, Don. Thank you for your invaluable input. Excuse me. I need to dry off.

  • Colleen Kelly

    Is it even more pathetic that it’s on a board that they obviously don’t care for? Who is really wasting their time here? But I guess if you are a professional troll, then it makes sense.