Potential Republican presidential candidates Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney are scheduled to have a private meeting today in Salt Lake City, Utah, and even though this is reportedly a social meeting that was planned months ago, well before either man made any sort of announcement about possibly running for president, Glenn Beck is pretty sure that something nefarious is afoot.
Suggesting that Bush and Romney are somehow conspiring to undermine the Tea Party in the GOP presidential primary, Beck warned on his radio program today that “there is something really wrong in Utah.”
“There is something really, really wrong,” he said. “Remember, it was the Mormons, the two Mormons Smoot [and] Hawley, they were two Mormons that brought us the Smoot-Hawley Act which brought us the Great Depression.”
“Sometimes their theology can go and mix with politics and go wildly wrong!” Beck said. “When Mormons go bad, they go really bad. They go socialist. They go socialist. They mix the Gospel with government.”
Gee, where have we heard a Mormon explicitly say that America needs to mix the Gospel with government before?