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McCain has a problem, too,

Original post made by Peter on Mar 15, 2008

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This week John McCain "proudly" accepted the enthusiastic endorsement of Rev. John Hagee, a white evangelical who is the pastor of a sprawling "mega-church" in Texas, and has been called radical, extreme, and hateful.

While Sen. Obama has been excoriated by the right for remarks Mr. Farrakhan and Rev. Jeremiah Wright have made, although Sen. Obama has repudiated Farrakhan's endorsement and condemned Rev. Wright's statements, Sen. McCain seems to have been given a pass.
Oh, and Sen. Lieberman, Sen. McCain's ally, has compared Hagee favorably to Moses.

Double standard?


Some of Rev. Hagee's statements strain the imagination:

"All Muslims are programmed to kill and we can thus never negotiate with any of them.

"God caused Hurricane Katrina to wipe out New Orleans because it had a gay pride parade the week before and was filled with sexual sin.

"The End Times -- Rapture -- is imminent and the U.S. Government must do what it can to hasten it, which at minimum requires: (a) a war with Iran and (b) undying, absolute support for a unified Israel, including all Occupied Territories."

He has waged war against the Catholic church, calling it variously "The Great Whore," "an apostate church," the 'anti-Christ," and "a false cult system . . . "

Comments (8)

Posted by Pam, a resident of Charleston Gardens
on Mar 15, 2008 at 3:43 pm

gotcha, but Haggee bows to a part of the GOP base, while Wright and Farrakan are anathema to the Dem base. This is why Obama is toast in a general election against McCain, among other things


Posted by Walter_E_Wallis, a resident of Midtown
on Mar 15, 2008 at 4:46 pm

This election, like the last several, will be decided not by brilliance but by stupidity.


Posted by pam, a resident of Charleston Gardens
on Mar 15, 2008 at 5:36 pm

"We're leaving the "Age Of The Guys In Suits," and are well into the "Age Of The Guys In Jeans." Our future as a world power is in the hands of nerds, techies, writers, cameramen, animators, genetic engineers, designers, actors, artists, scientists. It's all about human potential. As has been said, "the geek shall inherit the earth."

"You know what just about none of those people are? Republicans. Conservatives.

"Enron to Iraq to Countrywide. The arc of Republican incompetence. Hollywood to Apple to Google. The arc of the ascendant and reinvented Democrats. No longer the Democrats of NOW and the AFL-CIO. It's becoming the party of the Geekocracy.

"And we of the jeans want very different things than the suits. We do want national health insurance. We want decent roads. We want bandwidth. We want parks and open spaces. We like a different sort of green. We like getting along with the rest of the world. We want equal treatment under the law for gays. We like that wall between Church and State. We don't like censorship. We don't own guns. We don't mind paying our fair share of taxes so long as we can be sure it's not being wasted.

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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis, a resident of Midtown
on Mar 15, 2008 at 8:54 pm

pam, gimme a hit on that pipe.


Posted by Pam, a resident of Charleston Meadows
on Mar 16, 2008 at 12:51 am

Walter, are you kidding? You gotta be using stronger stuff than Ii have. Can I have some?


Posted by Resident, a resident of Crescent Park
on Mar 16, 2008 at 4:32 pm

You have got to be kidding. There is no comparison between the situations surrounding McCain and Obama. Obama has know the Rev. Wright for twenty years. He was married by this racist and he chose to have him baptize his two kids. He was the inspiration for Obama's book, The Audacity of Hope. He has sat in the church with Wright preaching racist hate for twenty years but somehow didn't know what kind of man Rev. Wright was until now when it might prevent him from winning the White House. Give me a break! Talk about lack of judgement and veracity!! McCain doesn't have this type of relationship with Haggee. There is no comparison between the two except in the imagination of some liberals. What about the Rezko deal? Looks like a whole lot more money flowed into Obama's pockets then he admitted to originally. I don't think this is the kind of change people were thinking about when they originally held up those signs in support of Obama. He's just another politician. He lies and tells half-truths and he isn't going to get the Democrat's nomination. His thin veneer has been wiped away and the real Obama has presented himself.


Posted by perspective, a resident of Midtown
on Mar 17, 2008 at 2:14 pm

Not only that, he gave about $22,000 to Wright's church last year so Wright could keep "preaching" the stuff he "preaches".

Big problem. 20 years of listening, how many thousands and thousands of dollars ( over 20,000 last year alone..over 20 years, how much?)..to a church run by a guy like this.

Either Barack is a fool and had no idea that this "preacher" was a racist and calling for the damnation of America, or Barack knew and agrees with him..either way, not fit for president.

Bummer, I would really rather he go down for his lack of showing up to vote in the Senate, his excruciatingly dangerous ideas concerning foreign policy, or his proposals to destroy the American economy..but goin' down he is.I am so disappointed it is over this, though.

At least this may make it a real race, between Clinton and McCain. A real race about ideas..


Posted by perspective, a resident of Midtown
on Mar 17, 2008 at 2:17 pm

The saddest thing is that I fully expect that somehow the reason for his going down is going to be twisted into blaming "racist whites".

Yet, if a presidential candidate had been listening to David Duke for 20 years, she or he would never have made it at all out of the pew and into the public political arena, even as far as running for Senate.


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