'He’s coming to a state where there are a lot of members of the LDS Church. They understand that he is not the face of Mormonism.'
Now, we distinctly remember Obama's surrogates stating that they wouldn't bring Romney's religion into the campaign. Even when Mormon Senator Orrin Hatch said that the president's reelection team was "going to throw the Mormon church at [Romney] like you can't believe", the DNC Chairwoman, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz said that it was "utter nonsense and preposterous" to even suggest such an idea. She even went on to say in a round-about way,
"For them to suggest that religion will be injected [into the election] 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."
As recently as August 30th, Obama's campaign said it would not make an issue of Romney’s Mormonism during the lead up to the November election. Obama strategist and right-hand man, David Axelrod said that both candidates' personal religious views were not "fair game."
But who could Obama use to legitimately attack Romney's religion without coming across as looking like a slimy faith-baiter?
Fellow "thou shalt not bear false witness" Mormon, Harry Reid who has spent the last month doing Obama's bidding by distracting us from the murder of our Ambassador in Libya, the 8.3% unemployment rate and the 16 trillion dollar deficit by falsely accusing Romney of not paying a dime in taxes over the last 10 years. Reid has to save face somehow after he was put to shame last week after Romney showed that he donated 4 million dollars (30% of his income) to charity just last year alone.
So Harry, where are YOUR taxes?
Of course, this isn't the first time we've seen those in the Mormon church using their status and influence to attack a fellow member of the church by implying that they are not true followers of the faith. Friends of Senate candidate puppets Jerry Lewis and Bob Worsley constantly claimed that Russell Pearce didn't follow the "teachings of the LDS church."
Like, for example, newly appointed honorary Arizona Consul to Chile, Ken Smith (second from left) who said,
"To think that a so called "member" of the Church, i.e., Russell Pearce, would hunt these members and their families down like animals and deport them makes me sick to my stomach. In my humble opinion, Russell Pearce is not living his religion. The Savior taught that in the last days, even the very elect will be deceived. That prophesy has somewhat been fulfilled in that Russell Pearce has been elected and now he has been deceived."
Or another fellow Mormon, Daryl Williams, who said,
“Russell Pearce, the chief proponent of Arizona’s immigration laws is, like me, a Mormon. His views, however, do not reflect the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the official name of the Mormon church. Indeed, Mr. Pearce’s views are inconsistent with the official position of his church.”
And finally, a former Vice Chairman candidate for the Arizona Republican party who tweeted on September 23, 2011 about Russell Pearce,
"Members can have their own opinions and not be in
harmony w/LDS policy.
I stand w/the church."
Aside from both being members of the Mormon church, Russell Pearce and Mitt Romney have something else in common. Both have been reluctant to discuss their faith in the political arena. Their LDS opponants, however, chose to play by different rules.
To use Mr. Smith's words:
"The Savior taught that in the last days, even the very elect will be deceived. That prophesy has somewhat been fulfilled in that (Harry Reid) has been elected and now he has been deceived."