John McCain worked hard for it. He pursued it, as he felt he needed to pick up the Evangelical vote in the 2008 Presidential Election. He went out of his way to find some fundamental religious leaders to give him their “blessing.”
McCain was SO elated to have these endorsements when they happened! Finally, he was being embraced by the group that he had alienated back during his 2000 campaign for President when he said:
…Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell and a few Washington leaders of the pro-life movement call me an unacceptable presidential candidate. They distort my pro- life positions and smear the reputations of my supporters.
Why? Because I don’t pander to them, because I don’t ascribe to their failed philosophy that money is our message. I believe in the cause of conservative reform. I believe that because we are right we will prevail in the battle of ideas, unspoiled by the taint of a corrupt campaign finance scheme that works against the very conservative reform of government that is the object of our labors…
Flip-flop much, John McCain?
It would seem you were right before you were wrong. Now that you’ve been called out for being wrong, you are simply pandering, once again.
The continued saga of the I’ll-do-or-say-or get in bed with-anyone in order to be elected President of the United States candidate, John McCain is once again reaching another low point.
In the face of mounting controversy over headline-grabbing statements from the Rev. John Hagee, CNN has learned that presumptive Republican nominee John McCain decided Thursday to reject his endorsement.
McCain later also repudiated the support of Rod Parsley, an Ohio preacher who has called Islam an inherantly violent religion.
McCain told CNN’s Brian Todd that he rejected Hagee’s endorsement after Todd brought to his attention Hagee’s comments that Adolf Hitler had been fulfilling God’s will by hastening the desire of Jews to return to Israel in accordance with biblical prophecy.
“God says in Jeremiah 16: ‘Behold, I will bring them the Jewish people again unto their land that I gave to their fathers. … Behold, I will send for many fishers, and after will I send for many hunters. And they the hunters shall hunt them.’ That would be the Jews. … Then God sent a hunter. A hunter is someone who comes with a gun and he forces you. Hitler was a hunter,” Hagee said, according to a transcript of his sermon.
Well damn, John! Hitler, again? Between Faux News, Republicans of all stripes and YOUR sought after endorser, Rev. Hagee, didn’t you want Hitler to be front and center in your campaign against those fascist and Nazi loving Democrats?
I guess the Heil in Hitler just got the boot. Democrats, you are off the hook for being called Hitler followers for the next day and a half. Enjoy the vacation, because it will be a short one. Bill O’Reilly is still on your case….
In a statement to CNN on Thursday, McCain said “Obviously, I find these remarks and others deeply offensive and indefensible, and I repudiate them. I did not know of them before Rev. Hagee’s endorsement, and I feel I must reject his endorsement as well.”
Shortly after McCain’s announcement Thursday afternoon, Hagee withdrew his endorsement, citing critics who had been “grossly misrepresenting” his positions.
“I am tired of these baseless attacks and fear that they have become a distraction in what should be a national debate about important issues. I have therefore decided to withdraw my endorsement of Sen. McCain for president effective today, and to remove myself from any active role in the 2008 campaign,” he said in a statement.
“I hope that the Sen. McCain will accept this withdrawal so that he may focus on the issues that are most important to America and the world.”
So McCain said something, Hagee withdrew, and it was all a big mistake because Hagee had critics. Critics who had, according to the Reverend “grossly misrepresenting” his positions.
I have to agree and disagree. I agree that The Rev’s positions were gross. I disagree that the Rev’s positions were misrepresented. The man is a bigoted pig.
His inability to come to grips with his indecent mindset is as telling as McCain’s inability to come to grips with the fact that he is a pandering whore looking for a vote from any direction, no matter what he has to do to receive it. Being President is everything to McCain.
I apologize for stating the obvious to those of you who know this all to well.
With his fellow Republican candidates trying to cast him as too liberal this year, McCain aggressively courted Christian conservative leaders to bolster his credentials with the GOP’s base.
Perhaps a bit too agressive and a tad too uninformed, huh McSame?
Those are NOT good qualities in a person that wants to be the commander-in-chief of the most dangerously armed military on the face of this planet.
Traits: Bad judgement, bad attitude, bad temper equal bad President.
Just ask America. Recent memory reminds us of a guy named Bush. His traits sound just like yours. The McSame thing just isn’t going to work for US anymore.
x-posted from eenrblog