Skip to comments.Democrats: Obama will not use Mormonism against Romney
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.
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.
But his surrogates will be more than happy to oblige.
His SuperPACs will.
Of course he won't.
He'll leave that dirty work to his super-PACs.
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.
Now watch Mormonism being ripped down more than EVER!
Next we’ll hear he supports Super PAC’s so they can do his dirty work.......oh, wait.....
He won’t have to. His commie lib @$$ kissers will do it for him.
” 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.
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)
Mormon vs Muslim...... Hmmm, that is one of the very few differences between the two asshats.
Which means they will!
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
Aahhh.. the old “I won’t use my opponent’s funny looks against him” routine.
Any of you Freepers that are dumb enough to trust Obozo should contact me immediately by Freep-mail. I can make you a tremendous on an international airport, a superhighway, or a national park. For sale cheap. Almost unlimited revenue potential.
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