Skip to comments.Hatch: Obama camp will 'throw Mormon church' at Romney [opening Ldsism...not throwing tis enough]
Posted on 04/04/2012 1:14:44 PM PDT by Colofornian
FARMINGTON, Utah -- Sen. Orrin Hatch predicted President Obama's campaign team would use Mitt Romney's Mormon faith against him in the general election.
Speaking to a group of GOP delegates at a campaign stop Tuesday, the six-term Republican incumbent warned, "You watch, they're going to throw the Mormon church at him like you can't believe."
Asked to elaborate in an interview later, Hatch fingered campaign adviser David Axelrod and White House aide David Plouffe as the masterminds who would insert the issue into the campaign.
"Let me tell you something. The Obama people have some of the best political consultants in the country and they don't get there because they're always wonderful people. They're very tough. I have respect for them. They're very tough. I've met with Axelrod, he's the best there is in the business. Plouffe, you've got to say he's one of the best. And there is nothing they won't do," Hatch asserted.
Hatch went even as far to say he thought the duo had already played the religion card against the likely GOP nominee, but failed to point to any evidence of it.
On Monday, Romney was confronted by a Ron Paul supporter with a question about whether he agreed with a passage in the Book of Mormon that describes cursing African Americans. Clearly annoyed, Romney answered with a swift "no" and moved on.
"You can find some pretty outlandish statements by some of our early leaders that we've all had to live with from time to time..." Hatch told the gathering of delegates in this town about 20 minutes north of Salt Lake City.
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It may not be pertinent to you, but the point of the article is that the media won’t see it that way.
All those on this thread saying it’s not fair that the media doesn’t go after Obama’s strange religious beliefs are preaching to the choir here. There’s no need telling people on this forum about Obama. Everyone already knows about Obama, and unfortunately the American people and the media didn’t seem to care in 2008.
The media will absolutely make an issue of Romney’s mormonism because that is what they do. Republicans that are willing to support Romney (definately not me!!) better be prepared for the attacks on Mormonism....better yet, they should dump the loser Romney and pick a suitable nominee.
As evidenced by some of the postings I responded to, that statement is clearly incorrect. Many, even here, how or why I can't explain, STILL don't understand who and what Obama is.
Also, some of us seem to have a knack for compiling the evidence as to who and what Obama is in a manner which can be easily passed along.
No good. Imagine the book of mormon, say from "Alma" being quoted by democrats in 30 second sound bytes over a period of 3 months. Now try justifying voting for romney to a moreno Latino or black man.
If you have not read it, you don't know what you're in for.
Good luck with those dental bills.
That is, passed along to any dopey friends, acquaintances or relatives you/we may have.
That means obama’s “Muslim faith” and his 20 years of black liberation theolgy indoctrination are on the table. For in depth discussion this time around.
Or is this the new method of censoring mormon comments on FR?
But you know the media will disregard any issue with obama.
And you know they'll use anything to destroy the GOP candidate. It's an easy thing with romney.
Romney's the most pathetically indefensible candidate the GOP could field. I honestly believe the GOP is trying to lose.
It would be great if we could dig up past ties between obama and the black panthers.
We know he won't have to. He's got a zillion proxy attack dogs in the media to do it for him.
It's already started.
the new method of censoring moron comments on FR
That’s ridiculous. Obama’s going after Christians and the Catholic church with a vengeance.
You forgot the sarcasm tag.
Obama is as red as he ever was. Just because he throws someone or some group "under the bus" doesn't mean he genuinely doesn't agree with them anyone. He does what he has to do at the time. They understand he doesn't really mean it.
>>It would be great if we could dig up past ties
>>between obama and the [new] black panthers.
“Obama has left UCCism...and Wrightisms...Romney hasn’t left Mormonism.”
1. Obama may no longer be a member of the so-called church, but he has hosted the leader of the NBPP at the WH at least twice. (They also advocate the racist Black Liberation Theology.)
2. The Mormon so-called church corrected its race policies in 1978.
“2. The Mormon so-called church corrected its race policies in 1978.”
Actually, they didn’t. Their official scriptures still contain racist statements that they haven’t backed away from or revised. All they did in 1978 was state that blacks could become priests.
If the text of the book of mormon was transcribed as per the fellow below...
What could have possibly provided the basis for a change in the church's century old doctrine?