SALT LAKE CITY — After claiming yesterday that President Obama won reelection by doling out millions of dollars to Latinos, blacks, and young people as “gifts,” Mitt “47%” Romney has added fuel to the flames by blaming Obama's victory on the president's Christianity.
In a conference call with his wealthy donors, Romney quoted this passage from the Acts of the Apostles: “All who believed were together and had all things in common; they would sell their possessions and goods and distribute the proceeds to all, as any had need.” (Acts 2: 44)
“Obama calls himself a Christian,” Romney continued, “and that New Testament passage that I just quoted sounds pretty Socialistic to me, if not Communistic, and that's why Obama won.”
“So you see, my friends,” Romney continued, “Obama didn't win because I started out this campaign as a severe conservative before painting myself as something different just to get elected.”
Tea Party leaders were exultant after hearing Romney's pronouncement, exclaiming that Romney had finally embraced the Tea Party mantra that Obama is a Socialist. “If only Romney had made that point more forcefully in the campaign,” South Carolina Republican Senator Jim DeMint, a leading Tea Party supporter, said wistfully.