Martin Bashir | April 19, 2012
>>> a spirited discussion about mitt romney 's mormon faith and one woman's view that it is a cult. today we want to focus on what mormonism says about lying and the reason is quite simple. mr. romney seems to be having trouble telling the truth. in fact, yesterday he offered a hat trick of falsehoods. first, his campaign claimed that was ted nugent who sought out the romney camp to offer his support, but we spoke to a reporter who interviewed nugent on the subject.
>> mr. romney called ted nugent and asked for his endorsement, yes? is.
>> yes. that's exactly how nugent portrayed it on the day he gave the endorsement.
>> so someone is lying, and mitt the mendacious went along with it. then mitt said there is a vast conspiracy set out to undermine his campaign presumably run by some hidden hand in the media. this after he spent the whole day a on right wing radio on fox news and all the while refusing a three-year standing invitation to appear on "meet the press" or any other broadcast that might actually ask him a challenging question. the truth is there's no left wing conspiracy and he knows it. the third lie yesterday appears to be his all time favorite. this is his utterly false claim that the president promised to keep unemployment below a certain level.
>> he said if we let him borrow $787 billion, he would hold unemployment below 8%.
>> now mitt the mendacious knows full well that the president never, ever said such a thing. in fact, that figure of 8% was a speculative projection written by two analysts who had limited access to data and well before the president was even inaugerated. but much more to the point, it is something that the president has never written nor said. but that doesn't -- it doesn't matter how many times he hears the truth, mitt romney prefers to tell lies. which brings us to the moral codes of mormonism that mr. romney claims to live by. in section 63 in verse 17 of the doctrine and covenants of the mormon church , we find this. all liars, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie, and the whoremonger and the sorcerer, shall have their part in that lake which burneth with fire and brimstone which is the second death. and we find this in the book of mormon . wo unto the liar for he shall be thrust down to hell. given what the book of mormon is clearly saying, mitt romney has but two choices. he can continue lying and potentially win the white house but bring eternal damnation upon himself, or he can start telling the truth. the question for him, i guess, is which is more important? thanks so