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Democrats: Obama will not use Mormonism against Romney
Scripps ^ | 04/05/2012 | THOMAS BURR

Posted on 04/05/2012 2:24:49 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd

WASHINGTON - The head of the Democratic Party scolded Sen. Orrin Hatch for alleging that President Barack Obama would use Mitt Romney's Mormonism against him in the White House race.

"That is just preposterous," Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, told MSNBC on Wednesday. "That suggestion is utter nonsense."

Hatch, during a campaign stop in northern Utah, raised the prospect that Obama's re-election campaign would play the religion card to harm Romney's chances of toppling the incumbent Democrat.

"You watch, they're going to throw the Mormon church at him like you can't believe," Politico quoted Hatch as saying at a town hall.

Wasserman Schultz told MSNBC that Obama faced unfair criticism during his 2008 bid about his birth certificate and whether he was a Christian.

"For them to suggest," the Florida congresswoman said, "that religion will be injected by President Obama and the Democratic Party, I mean, I think they need to take a look inward at the accusations that their party and their supporters have hurled before they take that step."

The Utah Democratic Party also criticized Hatch's remarks, arguing that the six-term Republican senator should show more civility.

"Senator Hatch is absolutely making this up," Craig Janis, a Democratic official who oversees party outreach to Mormons, said in a statement. "The Obama campaign and President Obama himself have been crystal clear: For them, religion is off the table. The comments by the senator show, once again, how out of touch he is with Utah and with the civility we value here."

Obama campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt reiterated a previous statement that the re-election bid isn't going to touch Romney's faith.

"Attacking a candidate's religion is out of bounds," LaBolt said, "and our campaign will not engage in it."

Hatch's campaign declined to comment. But the Utah senator isn't the first to throw out the idea that liberals would target Romney's religion to score points.

"The secular liberals are going to mock Mormonism," Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, told an audience last year at the National Press Club. "They're going to start doing documentaries on Mormonism and try to scare independents about him. They ought to be ashamed of themselves, and they will do this."

A Salt Lake Tribune national poll last year found sizable portions of Americans uncomfortable voting for a Mormon for president.

Among Republicans, 14 percent were uncomfortable with casting a ballot for an LDS presidential candidate and 27 percent of independents felt the same way. Among Democrats, 36 percent said they would be uncomfortable with a Mormon president.


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DNC: Obama Won't Make Romney's Mormon Faith an Election Issue

Boulder Weekly - ‎20 minutes ago‎
The suggestion that President Obama's reelection team will try to use Mitt Romney's Mormon faith against him is "utter nonsense," the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee said this week. "That is just preposterous," Rep.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz: Mormonism off limits

Politico - ‎Apr 4, 2012‎
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz fired back Wednesday at Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch's claim that Democrats would attack Mitt Romney's Mormon faith in the fall election, saying the charge was “nonsense” and that the issue of religion was off-limits.

1 posted on 04/05/2012 2:24:59 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

Awwww, isn’t that nice? Bammie won’t make an issue of Mitt being a Mormon.

And Mitt? He promises not to make Barry being a muzzie, commie, BLT, Alinsky-ite an issue either.


2 posted on 04/05/2012 2:28:14 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

But his surrogates will be more than happy to oblige.


3 posted on 04/05/2012 2:30:00 PM PDT by Lando Lincoln (But that's just me.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Ubama won't.

His SuperPACs will.

4 posted on 04/05/2012 2:30:40 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Over half of U.S. murders are of black people, and 90% of them are committed by other black people.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Obama will not use Mormonism against Romney

Of course he won't.

He'll leave that dirty work to his super-PACs.

5 posted on 04/05/2012 2:31:11 PM PDT by newgeezer (It is [the people's] right and duty to be at all times armed. --Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I do believe this promise, Obama will not make an issue of Romney’s Mormonism.

Obama’s minions will make an issue of Romney’s Mormonism.


6 posted on 04/05/2012 2:31:11 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Now watch Mormonism being ripped down more than EVER!


7 posted on 04/05/2012 2:31:18 PM PDT by Thorliveshere
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To: Responsibility2nd

Next we’ll hear he supports Super PAC’s so they can do his dirty work.......oh, wait.....


8 posted on 04/05/2012 2:31:32 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

He won’t have to. His commie lib @$$ kissers will do it for him.


9 posted on 04/05/2012 2:32:09 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The libs don't want to save da planit. If they did, they'd boycott BIG oil and petroleum products.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
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10 posted on 04/05/2012 2:37:10 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: Responsibility2nd

” OBAMA WILL NOT USE MORMONISM AGAINST ROMNEY “

Why would they?

The Marxists are not all that into religion under any banner but the god of secularism....unless of course it’s Catholic and poses a clear and present danger to them.


11 posted on 04/05/2012 2:38:15 PM PDT by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
“obama” wont do it!

But “sutoro/soetero” and his handlers and “folks who have legitimate concerns” and of course, MEdia surrogate pitbulls might make some allusions to the (off putting) beliefs of mormons or just “explore them” for the edification of the public ...

of course, that would not be barry’s doing (sarc)

12 posted on 04/05/2012 2:39:55 PM PDT by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Mormon vs Muslim...... Hmmm, that is one of the very few differences between the two asshats.


13 posted on 04/05/2012 2:43:02 PM PDT by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Gator113

Amen!


14 posted on 04/05/2012 2:44:36 PM PDT by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Which means they will!


15 posted on 04/05/2012 2:45:52 PM PDT by Reily
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To: Responsibility2nd

She knows the job is being well done by conservative Christian Mormonophobe bigots.

There is no need to pile on and join the mud wrestling


16 posted on 04/05/2012 2:50:46 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Kinda like Hussein's promise to use public Presidential funding in 2008 - you can take this to the bank - NOT!!! We lose with mittens no matter what happens. Get yourselves and your family ready for four more years - OR MORE.

See my tagline.
17 posted on 04/05/2012 2:52:10 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Responsibility2nd

18 posted on 04/05/2012 2:54:22 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Aahhh.. the old “I won’t use my opponent’s funny looks against him” routine.


19 posted on 04/05/2012 2:54:29 PM PDT by douginthearmy (Obamagebra: 1 job + 1 hope + 1 change = 0 jobs + 0 hope)
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To: Responsibility2nd; greyfoxx39; colorcountry; Colofornian; Elsie; Godzilla; MHGinTN; narses; ...

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20 posted on 04/05/2012 2:57:24 PM PDT by Zakeet (Obozo is to competent as an Etch-A-Sketch is to art)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Should read: “Obama will not use Mormonism against Romney...because that’s the media’s assignment”


21 posted on 04/05/2012 3:14:18 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: Responsibility2nd

Actually, won’t some Republicans and conservatives use Mitt’s religion against him? Bet they will.


22 posted on 04/05/2012 3:14:42 PM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Well it is a good thing there are no Democrats in the MSM.


23 posted on 04/05/2012 3:16:32 PM PDT by itsahoot (Tag lines are a waste of bandwidth, as are most of my comments.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Washedup Schlitz is a democrat, therefore she’s a liar, a chronic liar, therefore little barry bastard is not planning to do the character assassination the media will take care of that for him. Democrats are the enemy within, the enemy of a We The People Republic which they cannot stomach because they lust for the federal oligarchy and cradle to grave government nanny state.


24 posted on 04/05/2012 3:17:09 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: bert

I didn’t realize that’s how you think of me ...


25 posted on 04/05/2012 3:21:53 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Wasserman Schultz told MSNBC that Obama faced unfair criticism during his 2008 bid about his birth certificate and whether he was a Christian.

As I recall, the Kenyan didn't release his certificate of live birth until 2011 and he deserved MORE criticism (or at least more investigation) for sitting in Rev. Wright's black theology church for over 20 years. Last, there are going to be a certain number of people who think a guy named Barack Hussein Obama is a muslim.

Give me an American-born Morman any day.

26 posted on 04/05/2012 3:25:46 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Give me an American-born Morman any day.

So you are good with Harry Reid.

Good to know.....

27 posted on 04/05/2012 3:34:30 PM PDT by Osage Orange (The MSM is the most dangerous entity in the United States of America.)
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To: svcw

Oh, I know. The Media’s job won’t be difficult.


31 posted on 04/05/2012 3:52:18 PM PDT by Thorliveshere
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Huh?
So Reid, Hatch, Bennett, Romney are good examples of elected mormons that are Ok with you?
BHO may be a muslim (I think he is) or he may not be.
Romney is a mormon.
BHO is who he is because of his beliefs (which I think is islam) but it could be he is just insane.
Romney is who he is because of his mormonism not in spite of it.
Before you defend mormonism, you might want to learn about it.


32 posted on 04/05/2012 3:58:05 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: bert; Colofornian; Elsie; FastCoyote; svcw; Zakeet; SkyPilot; rightazrain; Tennessee Nana; ...
She knows the job is being well done by conservative Christian Mormonophobe bigots.

Hey Bert...when did you serve your "mission" as a Christianophobe bigot claiming that all Christian faiths are false and the only way to salvation is to become mormon and take part in arcane temple rituals?

33 posted on 04/05/2012 4:02:15 PM PDT by greyfoxx39 (Mormon missionaries are Christianophobe bigots denigrating Christian faiths.)
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To: svcw

I didn’t know that.

Perhaps a country that picks leaders such as these, deserves to fail.


34 posted on 04/05/2012 4:04:12 PM PDT by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: bert
"She knows the job is being well done by conservative Christian Mormonophobe bigots."

Christians do not fear heresy, perversion or evil - including the perverse heresy of mormonism. We expose it.

"And I will keep on doing what I am doing in order to cut the ground from under those who want an opportunity to be considered equal with us in the things they boast about. For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, masquerading as apostles of Christ." 2 Corinthians II: 12-13, Apostle Paul

35 posted on 04/05/2012 4:11:39 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion (I wouldn’t vote for Romney for dog catcher if he was in a three way race against Lenin and Marx!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

‘Bama doesn’t HAVE to use Mormonism against Romney. He’ll just use Romney’s own words and actions against Romney.


36 posted on 04/05/2012 4:13:16 PM PDT by madison10
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To: Responsibility2nd
Democrats: Obama will not use Mormonism against Romney

BULLSHIT!! Just wait.

37 posted on 04/05/2012 4:19:22 PM PDT by GoldenPup (Comrade "O" has got to GO!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I think this is just an attempt to give Romney cause to “play nice” during the general.


38 posted on 04/05/2012 4:25:38 PM PDT by glennaro
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To: Gator113

Here is where JS made the statement:
“If the people let us alone, we will preach the gospel in peace. But if they come on us to molest us, we will establish our religion with the sword. We will trample down our enemies and make it one gore of blood, from the Rocky Mountains to the Atlantic Ocean. I will be to this generation a 2nd Muhammad, whose motto in treating for peace was ‘the Al-Qur’an or the sword.’ So shall it be with us,
“Joseph Smith or the sword!”
(History of the Church, Vol. 3, p. 167).

Verified by Thomas Marsh (president of the twelve):
Marsh’s statement reads:
I have heard the prophet say that he should yet tread down his enemies, and walk over their dead bodies; that if he was not let alone he would be a second Mahomet to this generation, and that he would make it one gore of blood from the Rocky Mountains to the Atlantic Ocean; that like Mahomet, whose motto, in treating for peace, was “the Alcoran or the Sword,” so should it be eventually with us.
“Joseph Smith or the Sword.”
(full affidavit found The Rocky Mountain Saints by T. B. H. Stenhouse (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1873, pp. 89-90).


39 posted on 04/05/2012 4:26:44 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I snorted whiskey out of my nose when I read the title.


40 posted on 04/05/2012 4:29:12 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (The only flaw is that America doesn't recognize Cyber's omniscience. -- sergeantdave)
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To: Lando Lincoln

Larry O’Donnell is OD-ing on Mormon hate. He was on the idiot box saying Joseph Smith was caught screwing dozens of women - and that is why he started Mormonism, to defend the behavior.

The hate is coming. Next is the race angle.

Hatch is right.


41 posted on 04/05/2012 4:40:48 PM PDT by Titus-Maximus (Light from Light)
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To: Titus-Maximus

And the incorrect part of O’Donnell’s statement is what?


42 posted on 04/05/2012 5:16:11 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: Responsibility2nd

There is no need to. That is what surrogates are for. “Proxies with the moxie”, I think they were called when Willard used them. 2012 is going to be a national freak show.


43 posted on 04/05/2012 5:21:46 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (You know, I’m not willing to light my hair on fire to support Willard. He is what he is.)
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To: Thorliveshere

“Now watch Mormonism being ripped down more than EVER!”

After they have given the nation such splendid people as Willard and Harry Reid. What a shame.


44 posted on 04/05/2012 5:24:03 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (You know, I’m not willing to light my hair on fire to support Willard. He is what he is.)
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After they have given the nation such splendid people as Willard and Harry Reid. What a shame.

What a bloody good point. What the heck was I thinking....
45 posted on 04/05/2012 5:32:40 PM PDT by Thorliveshere
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To: Cyber Liberty
FR should post a permanent link to this story so we can immediately find it once the promise is broke. Oh that's right RATS have no morals and therefore cannot tell a lie. We are only to judge their intentions, not the actual results.
46 posted on 04/05/2012 6:18:31 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Two comments.

First, has Hatch ever stopped to consider why it is a liability? Any Mormon who worries about this has got to, on some level, realize why Christians would look down upon Mormons or have serious misgivings.

Second, the Democratic party won't have to make it an issue. The MSM be the ones to destroy the Mormon church in the eyes of the public. They'll drag out Mitt's ancestors, his crazy relatives in Mexico, all of the crazy crap Mormons have done in the name of their church, why they worked to keep black people from being treated as equals until the late 1970s, etc. etc. They'll bring up the planets, the gods, they'll make sure and ask Romney if he believes the head of the Mormon church is an actual prophet of God, and what influence that will have on him if he somehow won.

It'll be the exact opposite of how they treat radical Muslims...
47 posted on 04/05/2012 6:30:06 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: MHGinTN

” “That is just preposterous,” Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, told MSNBC on Wednesday. “That suggestion is utter nonsense.”

This means the Mormon attacks will begin tomorrow morning..


48 posted on 04/05/2012 6:32:32 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
He won't use Mormonism, but plenty of his fellow travelers will and he won't repudiate them.
49 posted on 04/05/2012 6:32:57 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Titus-Maximus

Let’s see Larry O’Donnell try that on Scientology. Their story is a lot weirder than Mormonism.


50 posted on 04/05/2012 6:36:04 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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