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And Here’s Something

February 29th, 2008

From the WaPo:

The president of the Catholic League today blasted Sen. John McCain for accepting the endorsement of Texas evangelicalist John Hagee, calling the controversial pastor a bigot who has “waged an unrelenting war against the Catholic Church.”

Hagee, who is known for his crusading support of Israel, backed McCain’s presidential bid Wednesday, standing next to the senator at a hotel in San Antonio and calling McCain “a man of principle.”

But Catholic League President Bill Donohue said in a statement today that Hagee has written extensively in negative ways about the Catholic Church, “calling it ‘The Great Whore,’ an ‘apostate church,’ the ‘anti-Christ,’ and a ‘false cult system.’”

“Senator Obama has repudiated the endorsement of Louis Farrakhan, another bigot. McCain should follow suit and retract his embrace of Hagee,” Donohue said.

So, Barack Obama catches hell in the media for being endorsed by Louis Farrakhan, and gets double-teamed by a debate “moderator” and his opponent for only “denouncing” and not immediately “rejecting” the endorsement; meanwhile, McCain is not only endorsed by a religious bigot, but makes a special trip to accept the endorsement and to say he’s “honored” to get it.

Will the “liberal media” come down on him for this? Don’t bet on it.

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  1. Tim Kane
    March 1st, 2008 at 09:28 | #1

    Quite interesting. I think you’ll find that there are two kinds of right-wing-nut-conservative Christians: Those that are Neocon created and those that are not. The point of the Neocon inspired Christian right is to use religion to achieve political goals of the Neocons. For the uniformed, the Neocons are part of movement conservativism. Movement Conservatives are basically the wealthy Republican elite who are still fighting the war against FDR’s New Deal – things like Social Security and Unions. They were inspired by Leo Strauss’ neo-platonic philosophy of a natural elite running society, and the use of religion to control the masses.

    The Catholic League is an entirely a Neocon creation. Just mosey out to their web site and take a look at the names listed on the board of directors. Some of them will be quite familiar. If the Catholic League is going to war with some fundementalist protestant sect it’s because they aren’t inspired by the Neocons.

    By the way, this is what’s wrong with Huckabee. You’ll note that Sanhedrin wannabe Pat Robertson came out for thrice married Ruddy early on, over someone like Huckabee, probably because Ruddy signed on with the Neocons.

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