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New and Improved: Religious McCain!

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The Republican election hustlers are pulling out all the stops this time around. McCain has gone from being a Goldwater-style antagonist towards the religious right to being, according to Eric Moore, director of Americans for Faith, a man led by his “quiet faith” all throughout his life, and particularly when considering public policy. Is Moore talking about the same fellow that said Pat Robertson and the late Jerry Falwell were to the right what Louis Farrakhan and Al Sharpton are to the left? Was he referring to the McCain that compared James Dobson to head-strong union bosses who put their interests above those who they work for? Does he wish to imply that this is the same senator who, just as the Straight Talk Express got rolling, changed his tune on intelligent design, secularism, and the separation of church and state?  Surely this can’t be the same McCain that blew off endorsements from Protestant heroes such as John Hagee and Rod Parsley! If so, then Moore has gone beyond giving McCain a political makeover; he has given history a thorough whitewashing.

NOTE: I would agree with the old McCain’s remarks concerning the likes of Dobson, Robertson, and the late Falwell. In fact, my criticism of their masochistic tendency to hook themselves out to the GOP every election year makes McCain’s remarks look as harsh as a Larry King movie review. My beef  here is with so-called “people of faith” leaving their conscience at the door every election year in order to propagate mythical creatures like the “God-fearing John McCain.” Lying to yourself is one thing, but lying to others is quite another. Vote this year, but do so with your head hung in shame.


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  1. We really don’t know what any of the presidential and vice presidential candidates believe, only what they say they believe. It appears that can change depending on the political neeed of the moment.

    Dick McMichael

    October 25, 2008 at 3:41 pm

  2. Straight. To the point. Sadly accurate. Thanks for the comment. It is right on.


    October 25, 2008 at 7:45 pm

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