Bill Clinton plays the Obama hole card against Romney
We predicted the Mormon card was coming, but didn't anticipate the player.
In a slobbering BuzzFeed article by Zeke Miller about former President Bill Clinton, the Obama campaign indirectly slapped down the Mormon Church card against Romney, as was predicted in an American Thinker article on June 25, 2012.
Here's what Clinton told the interviewer:
"Clinton also recalled a moment from his youth in Arkansas being approached by two or three Mormon missionaries in Hot Springs, where they explained the Mormon view.
Clinton spoke highly of their effort, recounting the different degrees of heaven as was explained to him 50 years ago, describing it as a pyramid with many levels that put Hitler and Stalin at the very bottom, faithful Mormons on top, and everyone else in between.
Clinton, a Baptist, said the sticking point for him was leaving his friends and family out of the top level of heaven.
'I didn't want to leave all these other people behind,' he said."
Back in June, the AT article suggested that:
"[T]he Mormon card is still an Obama campaign option. And, as November nears, does anyone think that the two Davids -- Plouffe and Axelrod -- will hesitate to play it after Labor Day?
Of course, they won't play it face-up, overtly. It'll flip over on the political game table via a circuitous, but transparent, route -- through their allies in the legacy media."
BuzzFeed is a few yards off the main legacy media path, but, in this case, Clinton is somewhat of a "circuitous" route. And the smear effort is absolutely "transparent". Bill knows the Obama game plan, and is following suit.
Clinton is a cult-like figure among the media Lilliputians, and now that he's broached the Mormon topic with specifics -- we didn't realize that he was such an expert on Mormon theology -- we can expect more in this vein to follow as the election draws near.
Meanwhile, Rachel Weiner of the Washington Post noted, in an article entitled "Romney calls Obama administration response to Libya attacks 'disgraceful' reported on the recent murder of the U.S. Ambassador to Libya and others, that,
"Hours before the attacks, the U.S. Embassy in Cairo issued a statement saying that it condemns 'the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims - as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions.'"
Later, the "administration" claimed that the Cairo statement had not been approved.
Does it remind you of the beginning monologue to the old "Mission Impossible" episodes and the part about "disavowing any knowledge"?