That sound you don’t hear is the buzz that’s not occurring among the mainstream media with regard to something Mitt Romney said the other day in a speech at Liberty University.
Liberty, as you may know, was founded by the late Jerry Falwell, the famed televangelist. And Romney, in his speech, said this of the man:
In his 73 years of life, Dr. Falwell left a big mark…The calling Jerry answered was not an easy one. Today we remember him as a courageous and big-hearted minister of the Gospel who never feared an argument, and never hated an adversary. Jerry deserves the tribute he would have treasured most, as a cheerful, confident champion for Christ.
I will always remember his cheerful good humor and selflessness.
Oh, yeah. Falwell certainly was a man of “cheerful good humor” and Christ-like attributes.
I’m reminded of when he went on TV just two days after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and said this:
The abortionists have got to bear some burden for this because God will not be mocked. And when we destroy 40 million little innocent babies, we make God mad. I really believe that the Pagans, and the abortionists, and the feminists, and the gays and the lesbians who are actively trying to make that an alternative lifestyle, the ACLU, People For the American Way, all of them who have tried to secularize America. I point the finger in their face and say, “You helped this happen.”
How could Romney so lavishly praise a man who so offensively slurred his fellow Americans as they were still digging through the rubble of Sept. 11 and mourning the dead? And how could the media ignore such obsequiousness on Romney’s part?