On MSNBC, Chris Matthews calls Catholics, like Mormons, “cultists”:
[The Republican primaries] have three, or two RCs—Roman Catholics running and a Mormon so the three cultists running. I have to pick one of the three cultists as they see them. This isn’t as funny as I’m making it.
We really are back in 1875, with the anti-Catholic Blaine Amendment to the Constitution barely failing to pass the Senate—and finding its way, through the “mini-Blaine Amendments,” into many state constitutions. The return of open anti-Catholicism in recent years has to be one of the most astonishing historical events in our lifetimes.