Thursday, December 13, 2007

Latter-Day Taint


In an article to be published Sunday in The New York Times, Huckabee, an ordained Southern Baptist minister, asks, "Don't Mormons believe that Jesus and the devil are brothers?"

Good Lord, that is just so frigging low that it takes your breath away.

It's also smart on Huckabee's part. It may backfire? From whom? The 2% of the voters that are Mormons? Who are voting for Romney anyway? I don't think so.

The reason it's so nasty is that Mormons DO believe that Jesus and Lucifer are brothers, although they usually don't put it that way - lots of Mormon beliefs sound very, very strange to non-Mormons. Here's the scoop from the LDS webpage. Check out the second question.

And Romney KNOWS that the statement sounds bonkers. So instead of giving a straight "yes" or "no" to what seems like a straightforward theological question, he talks all over the lot without actually answering it, and winds up looking weaselly.

Well, Romney's big weaknesses to the Republican voters are two basic facts about the man: He really is a Mormon and he really is a weasel. And Huckabee highlighted them both with a single question.

But isn't it AMAZING how completely bonkers the GOP has become? I mean, THIS is one of our two major political parties? Fielding as leading candidates Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee and Rudy Giuliani? Men who manage to be ideological extremists AND have no principles at the same time? I mean, that's hard to do.

Seriously, for this country to get back on its feet, these people have to lose and lose BADLY. We can't go on with only two political parties, and one of them completely off their collective rocker. (Not to mention the other having neither principles, nor spine. Some combination.)

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