Obama Campaign On Auto Focus
So, here comes David Axelrod doing his Politburo PR thing…
From USA TODAY, via the Tuscon Citizen:
Obama campaign strategist David Axelrod says that the president won’t consider raising questions about Mitt Romney’s Mormonism.
Noooo, of course not. Premire Soetero-Marshall-Davis-Obama himself won’t, but, as sure as the Sun will rise tomorrow Morning in the Eastern sky, his minions will.
And, looky looky, they have!…
Sunday, two of the biggest papers on the East coast decided to run long articles on Mitt Romney’s Mormon faith. The NY Times one trended on Memeorandum Sunday, and included subtle digs at Mitt being very religious….
The Washington Post also took a stab at Mitt’s Mormon roots: Mitt Romney’s Mormon faith tangles with a quirk of Arkansas history
On the wildflower-studded slopes of the Ozarks, where memories run long and family ties run thick, a little-known and long-ago chapter of history still simmers.
On Sept. 11, 1857, a wagon train from this part of Arkansas met with a gruesome fate in Utah, where most of the travelers were slaughtered by a Mormon militia in an episode known as the Mountain Meadows Massacre. Hundreds of the victims’ descendants still populate these hills and commemorate the killings, which they have come to call “the first 9/11.”
Many of the locals grew up hearing denunciations of Mormonism from the pulpit on Sundays, and tales of the massacre from older relatives who considered Mormons “evil.”
Those are the first three paragraphs of the story, meant to put Mormonism, and Mitt, in a bad light.
As William comments:
…Mitt wasn’t alive during that time period, nor does it appear as if his ancestors were involved. Much like the Times’ article, this one seems to be an attempt to make a dig at Mormonism. The Times’ article spent quite a bit of time delving into the history of Mormonism. These aren’t the first articles that take subtle (and not so subtle) digs at Mormonism and Mitt Romeny, and certainly won’t be the last.
Comrade Obamnin knew nothing — nuthing! — about these attacks.
Why, he’s a regular Sgt. Schultz, that jug-eared bastard is — with a heavy dose of Col. Klink thrown in for good measure.
The sad thing is: Willard ain’t no Col. Hogan.
The Memeorandum thread is here.