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Thursday, May 03, 2007

Novak Contributes to Distasteful Sliming of Mormon Romney

I cannot believe my eyes as I am reading a recent column by Robert Novak. The main purpose of the column is to discuss a movie casting Mormon patriarch Brigham Young in a bad light AND tie it to Mitt Romney. He opens the column with this shot:
Opening Friday, a motion picture called "September Dawn" depicts a brutal American massacre that has been forgotten. On Sept. 11, 1857, in Utah Territory, Mormons slaughtered more than 120 California-bound settlers from Arkansas. Retelling at this time the Sept. 11 carnage of 150 years ago does not help Mormon Mitt Romney's presidential campaign.


What a poison pill in so few words. Mormon. September 11 allusion. Romney. The rest of the column describes the story, the movie and how Romney is refusing to see the movie or comment on it. So what? This happened 150 years ago. Why should Romney be embroiled in it now? As for religion sponsored violence from the past, Catholic Novak should know better. Should we hold the Spanish Inquisition over the head of every Catholic politician running for office?

The fact is that many who don't know what Mormonism is about , and those who do (including me) think it a strange little religion. Strange or not, it is now well established in the U.S and around the world. Several high ranking people including Orin Hatch and our old pal Harry Reid are Mormons. It is certainly much more mainstream than being a follower of the Rev. Moon or the Baswan Rashnish.

The Mormon angle on Mitt Romney is nothing short of disgraceful. Robert Novak should be ashamed. In fact, I can't recall anything recently by Novak that I found worthy of the reputation he has built. Maybe a good one here and there, but for the most part he seems to be spriraling downward at the twilight of his career. This most recent column is nothing short of a hit piece weakly trying to look otherwise.

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11 Comments:

  • At 11:15 AM, Blogger Mojo_Risin said…

    Yep, Novak's a fool, but this is how he makes his buck--pandering to fear. I'd never heard of him until the Plame thing, and now that I have I wish I hadn't, because now I have to hear more about him. He's just showing that he's more than a cantankerous old fool--he's filled with hate.

    Really, though, Mormonism and Scientology are both waaaaaay straaaange. But if it makes them better people, who am I to criticise?

     
  • At 11:35 AM, Blogger All_I_Can_Stands said…

    I think filled with hate is strong. Cantankerous old fool is still closer.

    I agree M & S are quite strange, but I don't think in this case it should matter with Romney.

    Now if a candidate were a follower of Farrakan or the Ayatola (sp?), it might be relevant.

     
  • At 2:44 PM, Blogger Incognito said…

    Absolutely right, AICS. Also like blaming Germans today for the Holocaust.

     
  • At 4:39 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I know Romney was responsible for the Mountain Meadows Massacre... and I have video proof!!

     
  • At 8:56 AM, Blogger Malott said…

    I think it only fair that we consider the remote possibility that Governor Romney disapproves of the massacre of migrating peoples of all races, colors, and creeds.

     
  • At 12:19 PM, Blogger Joe Smoe: American Citizen said…

    So now Novak is a Fool??? When he was being used as a TOOL and I DO MEAN TOOL of Bushco to out Plame and further the Bush Neocon agenda he was your golden boy??? Boy, you guys never fail to amaze me.

    You can count Romney and Guiliani both out when it gets down and to the line of this race...and here is why.

    The Bible banging and JUDGEMENTAL minions of the Red State right will never stand for a Morman calling the shots in the White House nor will they tolerate a three time loser in marriage like Guiliani. Yep, the same brainless ilk that gave Bush his second term will never vote for the most qualified of the GOP pack because they don't embrace the narrow minded BS that they do...typical.

    Also, your operating under the premise that after Bush leaves office that anyone would even want to vote GOP. Yes, as I have said before, when Bush is done with the country the GOP as a whole will be right back to where it was after Tricky Dick as far as popularity.

    I only wish Bush had four more years as it can only get worse for him. Good thing things in Iraq are looking up...oh sorry.

     
  • At 2:05 PM, Blogger All_I_Can_Stands said…

    So now Novak is a Fool??? When he was being used as a TOOL and I DO MEAN TOOL of Bushco to out Plame and further the Bush Neocon agenda he was your golden boy???

    Are you directing this to me? I'd be interested in seeing a quote by me putting Novak in a good light.

    As for GOP popularity, if the DEMs keep up their corruption and stumbles, it might be GOP 10% to DEMs 3% in popularity. Of course you only see things in one dimension.

     
  • At 4:47 PM, Blogger Joe Smoe: American Citizen said…

    //As for GOP popularity, if the DEMs keep up their corruption and stumbles, it might be GOP 10% to DEMs 3% in popularity. Of course you only see things in one dimension.

    2:05 PM //


    That may be, but most of what I have predicted about "YOUR BOY BUSH" ie corruption, lies and failures in Iraq and elsewhere have proven to be true. I'm sure the average Joe is still waiting for those tax cuts to reach them and the poor bastard stuck in Iraq serving his fourth tour is wishing that the "MISSION was really ACCOMPLISHED".

    Yes, with Bush's Poll numbers in the 20's and Cheney's in the single digits by '08 even the dimmest Red State Rube will be willing to give the EVIL Dems a shot. Given that Bush took us from relative Peace and Prosperity in 2000 and gave us massive debt and a two front war ...how could it get much worse??

     
  • At 11:18 AM, Blogger LASunsett said…

    Joe,

    //Yes, with Bush's Poll numbers in the 20's//

    He's not alone. It seems the Democratic-led Congress isn't doing much better.

     
  • At 11:27 AM, Blogger All_I_Can_Stands said…

    LA,

    You and your facts, you. :)

     
  • At 12:05 PM, Blogger LASunsett said…

    AICS,

    Wait, it gets better. It appears that a Gallup Poll has Congress even lower than Bush's. (Let's see how liberal poll-lovers spin THIS one.)

     

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