Remember when Charles Blow of The New York Times was fussing about the tea party’s supposed racism? Blow called the Dallas Tea Party “a minstrel show,” and a “bizarre spoof of a 1980s Benetton ad.” He sneered, “It was a farce … It’s almost all white.” Or this column, in which he glowered, “It has attracted hordes of the disaffected with differing interests, including some who’ve openly expressed their dark racial prejudices and others who polls suggest harbor more subtle and less visible biases.”
Yesterday, the same Charles Blow, who was only too happy to slander tea partiers as bigots, tweeted this:
That’s right – he went with the old “Magic Underwear” idiocy. In doing so, he apparently pooped his pants, because he quickly retracted the statement:
Glad he regrets it.
Here’s the dirty little secret: while the left likes to suggest that Evangelical Christians are dying to vote against Mitt Romney because of his Mormonism, it’s the left that truly despises Mormons. Polls show that Democrats are far more anti-Mormon than Republicans are.
During the Proposition 8 battle in California, in which the Mormon church was heavily involved, the amount of anti-Mormon rhetoric skyrocketed. Dante Atkins, an elected delegate to the California Democratic convention and VP of the LA County Young Democrats, investigated and outed Mormon donors, explaining, “If one religious group is putting close to the majority of the money and the effort into passing this proposition, it is fair to single them out.” Tom Hanks called Mormons “un-American” for supporting Prop 8. Sean Penn said that the “Mormon movement should be ashamed of itself.”
The real anti-Mormon bigots reside on the left. Attempts to paint the right as anti-Mormon are nothing more than liberal media spin. You can bet that should Mitt Romney become the nominee, the media will drag out every anti-Mormon cliché they can find, then blame the right for the discussion. And it will all be manipulation. Don’t be fooled.