Matthews: These conservative southern Christians are being forced to choose between three “cultists”

posted at 9:19 pm on March 14, 2012 by Allahpundit

Via Greg Hengler. “Cultists” is his term for how southerners supposedly see Romney, Santorum, and Gingrich, not an expression of his own opinion, but rest assured that when the media finally starts churning on Mormonism in the general-election campaign, this sort of cheap concern-trolling is how it’ll typically be done. It’s not that they have a problem with Romney’s faith or that they want undecideds to have a problem with it, it’s that Romney’s conservative base supposedly has a problem with it — which, conveniently, is what makes it newsworthy and justifies the coverage. Consult Gallup, though, and you’ll find that it’s Democrats, not Republicans, who have the biggest objection to “cultists,” and it’s not the south but the midwest that’s least likely to vote for a “cultist” candidate. No matter. It’s your wingnuttery, not their electoral strategy, that requires that they delve into this subject. Expect them to get around to it in, say, September or October.

Watch that, then, via Mediaite, watch Glenn Beck’s extended response this morning.


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If one of them was an atheist, the Dems would raise that issue. If one of them was an evangelical, the Dems would raise that issue. If one of them went to Rev. Wright’s church, the Dems would raise that issue (while explaining Obama was totally immune to the wackiness in a way Republicans just aren’t). Religion is only a bad thing when Dems are talking about Republicans–and there is no good or right one they would recognize. (I think they might even start talking about the dangers of sharia law if Republicans nominated a Muslim…you know…kinda like they are now when they go on and on about Santorum’s alleged desires to impose his own Catholic version of sharia.)

If Obama himself had a come-to-Reagan moment and switched political sides, his religion would suddenly be a problem, too.

So…we may as well settle in for what is sure to be a bumpy (and entirely unavoidable) ride for the next few months and just accept that no matter who the nominee is, his religion will be skewered mercilessly.

As for our side and choosing among these particular candidates, I’m thinking we should just go ahead and have them draw straws. And then nominate the guy who was holding the straws for them to draw. (And it has nothing to do with my feelings about their religions.)

butterflies and puppies on March 15, 2012 at 1:27 AM

From now on we have a new way to spell and pronounce the words “useless hack jackass”.

It’s “C h r i s M a t h e w s”

Wolfmoon on March 15, 2012 at 1:28 AM

Damn that Chris Matthews is funnier than Bill Maher . . .

BigAlSouth on March 15, 2012 at 6:06 AM

And yet again, no mention of the guy currently in the White House saying Jesus wants taxes raised when talking religious extremist ideas for Carter’s script boy.

Betenoire on March 15, 2012 at 6:41 AM

Matthews is a beady-eyed, slobbering, bigoted idiot! The left’s version of Rush Limbaugh. Sure we are hoping for a thoughtful person of Christian values who is dedicated to service to his fellow man, that happens to be a Morman as the next President.

lhuffman34 on March 15, 2012 at 7:01 AM

I actually pity the guy. He’s just not smart enough to do his job. It’s embarrassing.

forest on March 15, 2012 at 8:06 AM

This Catholic man reminds me, that Satan does exist. It’s no small wonder that this Saul Alinsky crowd (the guy who dedicated their “Rules for Radicals” bible to Lucifer) hates morality and diabolically calls good, evil.

I would suggest that the anti-social conservatives in the GOP are in the same boat, with their “soul”focus (punintended)upon 30 pieces of silver.

These left-wing Godless Marxists are taking away our very freedom and all the fiscal conservatives talk about is their money. Oromney, a competent coin counter, can’t begin to save us.

Don L on March 15, 2012 at 8:09 AM

Chrissy and idiot4life must be getting the same newsletter. Wonder who it is from??

HumpBot Salvation on March 15, 2012 at 8:26 AM

From now on we have a new way to spell and pronounce the words “useless hack jackass”.

It’s “C h r i s M a t h e w s”

Wolfmoon on March 15, 2012 at 1:28 AM

Wolf, we can also expend on the meaning of the words, “useless hack jackass” by including liberal @ss wipe.

jpmotu on March 15, 2012 at 8:29 AM

Mormons are not Christians, I don’t see the issue here.

liberal4life on March 14, 2012 at 11:43 PM

That’s why it’s called the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Good Lt on March 15, 2012 at 8:36 AM

Should we start taking guesses as to when MSNBC in its current libtard format gets axed?

Decoski on March 15, 2012 at 8:44 AM

Mormons are not Christians, I don’t see the issue here.

liberal4life on March 14, 2012 at 11:43 PM

Another blatant attempt from the left to spread disinformation. I suppose somebody failed to attend her history class.

Turtle317 on March 15, 2012 at 9:10 AM

Mormons are not Christians, I don’t see the issue here.

liberal4life on March 14, 2012 at 11:43 PM

That’s why it’s called the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Good Lt on March 15, 2012 at 8:36 AM

And Obama claims to be a Christian. Just because X claims to be Christian, that don’t make X a Christian.

You know the root by the fruit.

IcedTea on March 15, 2012 at 10:53 AM

Don L on March 15, 2012 at 8:09 AM

Mixing religion with politics is the last refuge of a scoundrel. It is for leaders with no idea on how to accomplish anything without much more heat than light in the room.

There are always enough confused characters around to buy it.

You are on a different side of the crystal that Chrissy but having the same problem. Trash their God for no sound reason, make yourself look holy.

But your cheap shot at other conservatives as being Judas is really more destructive. You are supposed to be an ally. Betrayal by Judas?

The bad part of Judas was the betrayal, not the “profits”, and who but someone with the heart of a Marxist would see it as you do?

IlikedAUH2O on March 15, 2012 at 10:56 AM

No one told me that the “Three Stooges” had been remade….!

Michael73501 on March 15, 2012 at 11:01 AM

Wow Chris, I can’t tell you how much I want to watch you on TV now. You are really smart, clever, funny and engaging. No, really, you really are. Really. I mean, wow.

sdbatboy on March 15, 2012 at 11:10 AM

Beck’s response was good.

Kataklysmic on March 15, 2012 at 12:19 PM

THIS FROM A PERSON THAT HAS “TINGLES” UP HIS LEG ???

tomyj1 on March 15, 2012 at 3:41 PM

The true cult of Godlessness is LIBERALISM!?!

Colatteral Damage on March 15, 2012 at 4:01 PM

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