Burgoo: Sept. 27

Something to stew over

The Washington PostSeptember 27, 2012 

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., said over and over that a "source" told him Mitt Romney paid no taxes for 10 years. Now he says that he agrees with a blogger that Romney has "sullied" the Mormon faith and that the presidential nominee is "not the face of Mormonism." This is disgraceful, yet the story is nowhere to be found in the mainstream media. Such vile comments get less attention than does a birther outburst from Donald Trump. Why is it that the outrage travels in only one direction? Imagine if House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said that President Obama has "sullied" Christianity and is "not the face of Christianity." He would be denounced in every newspaper, and his resignation demanded. Imagine if House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., had said in 2000 that the Democratic vice presidential nominee, Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., had "sullied" Judaism and is "not the face of Judaism." I suspect he would no longer be in the U.S. House. Many of those who are mute about Reid's remarks denounce religious intolerance by Christian conservatives.

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