Wow. If you’re looking for some serious projection and hypocrisy, the Huffington Post has some astonishingly blatant examples of it. A whole gaggle of wingnut leaders is claiming that if Romney wins the Republican nomination, the Obama administration will attack him for his Mormon religion:
“I assume that given the early signs of what an Obama campaign is going to look like, with this class warfare stuff, that every tactic imaginable will be used by the Obama campaign, including attacking the religion of his opponent,” said Gary Bauer, president of American Values and a long time leader in the social conservative movement.
Other prominent evangelical leaders told The Huffington Post that they believe Romney will be ambushed by the press.
“The major networks are heavily invested in Barack Obama’s reelection,” said Richard Land, a leader with the Southern Baptist Convention who heads its ethics and religious liberty commission.
“And they’re all going to run detailed specials, now that we have the first Mormon nominee for president: ‘What does the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints believe?’ And they’re going to go into all the beliefs of Mormonism, hoping to scare the 40 percent of independents who make up the decisive vote in the electorate to not vote for someone who believes such things.”Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, agreed.
“I think the media, and the American public via the media, will know all they want to know about Mormonism,” Perkins said. “I think the left-leaning media that is sympathetic to the president will try to drive a wedge deeper between him and social conservatives.”
Holy shit! Perkins’ organization hosts the Values Voters Summit, where Bryan Fischer and Robert Jeffress both attacked Romney for being Mormon. One religious right leader after another has put out statements about why Christians can’t vote for Romney because Mormonism is a cult. And they’re complaining about Obama and the media going after Romney on religious grounds? I want some of what they’re smoking on Planet Wingnuttia.