13 March 2008

More on McCain

Think Progress has called McCain out over Hagee's anti-gay comments, and good for them. This Hagee endorsement needs to stay in the news. It needs to remain an albatross around McCain's neck. It's time to set an example for any politician hoping to make quick gains by pandering to the evangelical fundamentalist right.

TP also notes that Hagee isn't the only questionable evangelist to whom McCain has been cozying up. The up-and-coming Rev. Rod Parsley, whom McCain has called his "spiritual guide," has been trying to rewrite American history as a glorious crusade against Islam. Once again, this isn't just about bigotry, we need to be pushing McCain for information on how this relates to his foreign policy objectives.

From among the comments to the posts above, a blast from the past. The ever astute Jon Stewart warned McCain of the perils of "crazy base world" back in 2006, shortly before McCain was to speak at Jerry Falwell's Liberty "University":

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Muslims Against Sharia call on Senators McCain and Obama to cut all ties with their racist, Islamophobic, and anti-Semitic supporters.

McCain: http://muslimsagainstsharia.blogspot.com/2008/03/mccains-spiritual-guide-destroy-islam.html
Obama: http://muslimsagainstsharia.blogspot.com/2008/03/racist-congregation-cheering-racist.html