Axelrod: Mormonism ‘not fair game’

After a conservative plan to use President Obama’s associations with Jeremiah Wright against him in the 2012 election became public … Continued

After a conservative plan to use President Obama’s associations with Jeremiah Wright against him in the 2012 election became public (Mitt Romney has since denounced the idea), Obama advisor David Axelrodtold CNN’s Candy Crowley Sunday that the former governor Mormonism was off limits.

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    What alternate universe is Axelrod living in?

    EVERYTHING is fair game. You gotta fight the TeaB*ggers and the Birthers, you don’t play by Marquis of Queensbury rules.

  • farkel44

    Yeah, it’s not fair game…. so thankfully we have puppets like the Washington Post to put that seed out there…. we can email you some helpful topics if you like… be we ourselves do not find it tasteful…. WaPo will submit stories about something Mormon from 150 years ago…. Who needs Axlerod when the real professionals will do it for free? Why spend that hard earned campaign cash?


    I’ll vote for a man with a healthy respect/fear of God vs one that exhibits gay marxist views!

  • blackwell575

    Obama has not shown leadership on this. Gov. Romney came out immediately when the Wright-Obama issue came up and said he would not participate in a rehash of the connection between Wright-Obama even though many of us that are conservative Republicans think Wright-Obama is a legitimate issue. Why doesn’t Obama come out in public and say that Gov. Romney’s religion is off limits. Why does he have to send his surrogate out to do what he should say?

  • omahkohkiaayo1

    Axelrod needs a course in basic logic. The freedom of religion and speech and to hold unpopular opinions does not provide immunity from the nature of those opinions or dogma governing someone’s values, priorities, agenda, intentions and the like being examined. Imagine someone in the KKK running for president and saying my views are my own and no one has a right to examine or criticize them while at the same time, this candidate belonged to an organization that uses the very same rights and constructs that it will abolish upon assumption of power. Here are some facts. Tell me how a Mormon theocracy can “save” the U.S. Constitution that declares and mandates a separation of church and state–mostly to protect the Christians from their own.

    omahkohkiaayo1 wrote:

    3:11 PM PDT

    “You will see the constitution of the United States almost destroyed. It will hang like a thread…A terrible revolution will take place in the land of America…[T]he land will be left without a Supreme Government…[Mormonism] will have gathered strength, sending out Elders to gather the honest in heart…to stand by the Constitution of the United States…In these days…God will set up a Kingdom, never to be thrown down…[T]he whole of America will be made the Zion of God.” (Joseph Smith, May, 6, 1843, founder of Mormonism, quoted in “One Nation Under Gods: A History of the Mormon Church” by Richard Abanes, Four Walls Eight Windows Press, NY. 2002, p xvi)

    “Listeners of KSL Radio’s “The Doug Wright Show” were surprised on November 9, 1999 when Wright’s guest, Republican Senator Orrin Hatch (a devout Mormon) quoted the infamous “White Horse” prophecy. The prediction by Mormonism’s founder, Joseph Smith, contains what has always been the Mormon American Dream–i.e. the transformation of the U.S. government into a Mormon-ruled theocracy divinely ordained ‘not only to direct the political affairs of the Mormon community, but eventually those of the United States and ultimately the world.” (Ibid.

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