Harry Reid and Mitt Romney: When the Aspiring Gods Fall Out

When they’re a)Mormon and b)in American politics:

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has a response to Mitt Romney’s claim that he will “reach across the aisle” to work with Democrats in Congress, if he becomes president: Don’t bet on it.

“Mitt Romney’s fantasy that Senate Democrats will work with him to pass his ‘severely conservative’ agenda is laughable,” the Nevada Democrat said in a statement Friday morning. He went on to list a series of Republican-backed measures he said Democrats would never support.

Reid even goes on to attack his fellow Latter Day Saint in that role:

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., pivoted from his baseless charges that Mitt Romney doesn’t pay taxes to a new criticism that Mitt Romney is a bad representative of the Mormon religion.

Reid held a conference call ahead of Romney’s upcoming visit to Utah, where Reid said the Republican will meet voters who “understand that he is not the face of Mormonism,” according to the Salt Lake Tribune’s Thomas Burr.

In my piece Half a Million Roubles. Is it Enough? I noted the following:

This is the promise of Mormonism; to make men gods. Their missionaries use this as an incentive, and portray this as superior to Christians’ promise of eternal life with the one true God. The problem is this: once you’ve made millions of men gods, what does it mean? How significant is that, even if you give them authority to rule, as Mormonism does?

A good illustration of this is the current situation in the United States Senate. Senate Majority Leader and Mormon Harry Reid, resplendent in his Temple underwear, wanted to get his and President Obama’s agenda through the Senate, if for no other reason than to show who’s boss. So why did someone who is waiting for deity have so much difficulty pulling this off? Because there are one hundred senators, and many of them didn’t agree with him! And one of these was none other than Temple Mormon Orrin Hatch! How can someone expect to rule with millions of other gods around when he couldn’t even rule over one hundred senators, and in many cases over all of those in his own party? Or his own religion?

Looks like Reid’s “LDS Poop List” is getting longer.  But, to be fair, I should note that a) Mormons are overwhelmingly Republican, so Harry’s the black sheep of the group and b) Mitt Romney is by far a better example of what the LDS church can produce than Harry Reid will ever be.

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