Saturday, September 29, 2012

How Low Will Harry Reid Go?

Clearly, there is no bottom.
The Senate majority leader, Harry Reid, participating in a unilateral race to the bottom, said just that about Mitt Romney. Highlighting an Internet item, Reid said he agreed that Romney “sullied” the Mormon faith, and that in Nevada, voters would “understand that he is not the face of Mormonism.”

That is low even by Harry Reid, “a little birdie told me Romney paid no taxes for ten years,” standards.

Consider the deviousness. By calling Romney a bad Mormon, Reid draws attention to Romney’s (and Reid’s) religion for the benefit of anti-Mormon bigots who may not have heard about Romney’s faith. Reid doesn’t fear such prejudices himself because (a) he was reelected to a six-year term in 2010, (b) he hails from Nevada which boasts a large Mormon population, and (c) religious prejudices rarely affect House or Senate races.

But really, saying someone “sullies” a religion? Republican senators should be demanding an apology at the very least, or calling for his resignation. President Obama should be asked if he approves of this kind of character assassination.


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