A. Note. To. Andrew. Sullivan.

Article V. Paragraph 3. Of. The. Constitution. States. That. There. Shall. Be. No. Religious. Test. Required. As. A Qualification. To. Any. Office. Or. Public. Trust. Of. The. United. States.

So. Stop. It. With. The. Anti-Mormon. Bigotry. It. Is. About. As. Dumb. As. Doubting. Trig. Palin’s. Matrilineal. Line.

I. Wrote. My. Post. This. Way. So. That. Perhaps. It. Would. Penetrate. Your. Thick. Skull. Though. I. Am. Not. Optimistic. That. It. Will.

  1. CoolHand

    /slow clap

    Well played, sir.

  2. Mafuta Kizola

    Just as I was asking myself why crazy was missing.

  3. Joseph Eagar

    I’m surprised to see this from Andrew Sullivan.  After all, he himself was burned, badly, by Evangelicals; to use them against Romney is a bit shocking.  If the man ever comes crawling back to us (which may happen in five or ten years, given the decline of center-right neoliberals in the Democratic party), I propose we give him a big, firm “NO.”

  4. Goldgeller

    I think the video works well for Romney actually. The Blaze posted this earlier and said that they thought supporters would like the video and I think it’s probably true. 

  5. Joseph Eagar
    Goldgeller: I think the video works well for Romney actually. The Blaze posted this earlier and said that they thought supporters would like the video and I think it’s probably true.  · 6 minutes ago

    I like what he said about abortion.

  6. Goldgeller
    Joseph Eagar

    Goldgeller: I think the video works well for Romney actually. The Blaze posted this earlier and said that they thought supporters would like the video and I think it’s probably true.  · 6 minutes ago

    I like what he said about abortion. · 1 hour ago

    Edited 1 hour ago

    Me too. I just like the very animated Romney. I followed him more closely in the Republican debates and he wasn’t as animated. 

  7. twvolck

    The Constitution says that if you get elected, you can’t be barred because of your religion.  But it doesn’t say anything about reasons for voting against you.  Suppose someone running for President is a pacifist for religious reasons?  There’s nothing wrong with a voter saying “I don’t want a pacifist in that office,” and voting accordingly.  Granted we did have two Quaker Presidents.  But certainly the last one   was no pacifist.  I don’t know about Hoover.

  8. Pejman Yousefzadeh
    C

    People are free to vote for or against anyone they want. Sullivan is trying to encourage a religious test. Even though the test is de facto and not de jure, it at the very least runs against the spirit of the Constitution. And putting aside constitutional issues, it is a move motivated by religious bigotry.

    twvolck: The Constitution says that if you get elected, you can’t be barred because of your religion.  But it doesn’t say anything about reasons for voting against you.  Suppose someone running for President is a pacifist for religious reasons?  There’s nothing wrong with a voter saying “I don’t want a pacifist in that office,” and voting accordingly.  Granted we did have two Quaker Presidents.  But certainly the last one   was no pacifist.  I don’t know about Hoover. · 1 hour ago

  9. Frozen Chosen

    We’ve had worse.

    “The dogs bark but the caravan moves on”

  10. Crow

    Some muppets march on Washington. Others blog for the Daily Beast.

  11. Israel P.

    Of course, that does not mean that a voter may not consider such things. Or encourage others to do so. (I haven’t read Sullivan, so I don’t know what exactly he wrote.)

  12. leslie adams

    I only see this problem on the liberal networks.

  13. Arahant

    Isn’t responding to Andrew Sullivan against the Code of Conduct?

  14. Foxfier

    Andrew Sullivan.

    I remember when he was enjoyable to read….

    Did he ever get a psych eval?  (I am not being snarky.  I can remember before he went all-Bush-derangement, he was enjoyable; it’s like Mark Shea, but with the impression of added emotional pain or something that’s just making him utterly enraged.)