Another chapter of: Here it comes...Sean Hannity and Rick Santorum attacked Barack Obama's faith and church last night on H&C. This is nothing new for Hannity since he smeared it before. How quickly he forgets (OK, he didn't forget) that he defended Mitt Romney's faith and was vehemently opposed to a litmus test being applied to the former LDS Governor. Expect more of this scurrilous behavior from the wingnut base of the GOP. Harold Ford correctly reminded Spawn of this fact.
Ford :...even when Mitt Romney, I believe you were supporting for president for a period of time, I mean there were questions about his religion which I thought were completely out of bounds.
Hannity: But this is different, this is a little bit different.
Ford: The Mormons said I couldn't go to Heaven for a period of time and I believe it's been renounced now.
Sure Sean, he's not a Republican so it's A-OK to attack his religion since you're a Christian of some sort which means that---I don't know what it means. Is it fair game to dig deep into the beliefs of (CPAC's new hero) Romney's faith? To Spawn Hannity it wasn't.
"HANNITY: You know, Governor, I've had many, many friends that are members of LDS, Latter-Day Saints, Mormons, and I know you probably are frustrated, because I know every interview I've seen you in, this issue keeps coming up. It does not come up for any other candidate. And it's really troublesome to me, because it seems like they are creating for you a religious litmus test. And I will tell you, fundamentally, I view this as unfair. Your thoughts?"
What he appears to be saying is that we need to take religion off the table in the context of the politics and especially the presidential campaign, and to disregard the religious preferences of the candidates. It's "fundamentally unfair," and Mr. Hannity is exactly right. Of course, I would add that it's unconstitutional to mix religion and politics all around, but you know -- baby steps onto the elevator...read on