Getting Back to Fundie-mentals

LOS ANGELES (MarketWatch) — John McCain on Thursday rejected the endorsement of televangelist John Hagee after it was reported that the pastor once argued the Nazis operated on God’s behalf to root out Jews in Europe and get them to Palestine.
McCain’s rejection of Hagee was followed by the pastor’s withdrawal of his endorsement of the Arizona senator. Hagee had said in March that McCain sought his endorsement, but McCain has found himself repudiating a number of controversial remarks made by the minister since then.

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The rejection was made after comments were unearthed on various Web sites. Hagee is quoted as saying Adolf Hitler hunted Jews in an effort to expedite their establishment of the state of Israel.
“Obviously, I find these remarks and others deeply offensive and indefensible, and I repudiate them,” McCain said in a statement issued Thursday. “I did not know of them before Rev. Hagee’s endorsement, and I feel I must reject his endorsement as well.”
Hagee countered by saying that his records have been combed by McCain critics and misrepresented to harm the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.
“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,” the pastor said. “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.”


Hagee has made a number of derogatory remarks about the Catholic Church, calling it “the Great Whore.”
He also suggested that God punished the residents of New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina swept through in 2005, causing its levees to break and releasing floodwaters that covered three-fourths of the city.
Even though he is considered a supporter of Israel, Hagee has proposed that anti-Semitism and the Holocaust as the fault of Jews, who were being punished for ancient Hebrews who worshiped idols.
In his statement rejecting Hagee, McCain went on to say: “I have said I do not believe Sen. [Barack] Obama shares Rev. Wright’s extreme views. But let me also be clear: Rev. Hagee was not and is not my pastor or spiritual adviser, and I did not attend his church for 20 years. I have denounced statements he made immediately upon learning of them, as I do again today.”

He has a busload of reporters with him daily, and he just learned of this now?


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8 responses to “Getting Back to Fundie-mentals

  1. Got a Grip

    Captain Underpants has been a busy boy this week. I’m sure he’s exhausted from heaving all those people he sought out to support him under the Straight Bull$hit Express. He gave Parsley the big shove, too.

    Of course, he’s still clinging tightly to Charlie Black. Not only is Black a top-notch lobbyist for evil dictators the world over, he was mentored by the father of dastardly rethug political operatives, Lee Atwater. Of course, Atwater made a heartfelt mea culpa on his deathbed, but the it was already way too late the damage was done. And now his little minions like Black and Rove have been mentoring the next generation of little monsters like David Addington. It’s the gift that keeps on giving.

    I don’t care how many of these creeps Captain Underpants throws under the SBE, he’s still tainted goods and not anywhere near qualified to be President.

    Sorry for ranting, nons. I’ve been trying to find something worthy of spending time to read at DK for an hour, and it’s given me a headache and a bad attitude. I should have come here first, I know that. What was I thinking? 🙄

  2. gotta,
    it’s a wonder the sbe can still move with all those people stuck under the tires.
    hey, i have an idea! 💡 they can change the name of the bus to lobby on wheels!
    i know what you mean about dk. it just gets more and more sickening and irrelevant. they have gone so beyond the pale that it has lost all credibility. i go to the community diaries and little else.

  3. Got a Grip

    I wanted to say thanks for the email yesterday, too, nons. I fowarded it to my sister and my computer literate DIL yesterday. My sister was working from home on her laptop in the living room, and when she read it I could here her cackling mightily. My DIL’s response was a return email that said “NOW you tell me….” 😉

  4. wasn’t it funny? i loved it! if you want to listen to something hilarious, this is what someone sent me today:

  5. Got a Grip


    Now there’s an idea whose time has come! It would almost be worth getting a land line and a tape recorder to be able to do that. Think of the fun to be had with telemarketers, bill collectors, random wrong numbers, etc….

  6. gotta,
    i laughed so hard when i heard that. you could almost smell the poop in the pants of the telemarketer. 😆

  7. nonnie…..

    at least this horse is out of the barn — he is stuck with Hagee, repudiation or not….
    and he cannot mention wright without hagee now

    mccain’s desparation is so patently obvious……

    and did you see his complete discomfort on Ellen

  8. dcAp,
    d’oh!!! i completely forgot that i wanted to make an ellen/capt underpants cover! thanks for reminding me. could you please mention turkey before i go to the supermarket so i don’t forget?
    sadly, i don’t know if it makes much of a difference if capt u is stuck with hagee and parsley and torture and chimpy and all the rest. he is still treated with kid gloves in the press, and those people who are not glued to the internets only hear that he’s healthy (they don’t hear that there were thousands of pages of medical notes and only 3 hours to go through them), his wife released her tax returns (they don’t hear that she didn’t release the important parts of them), and that he was a hero (they don’t hear that he crashed 5 planes, was a crappy pilot and a screw-up, graduated at the bottom of his class, and didn’t get thrown out of the service because of his father and grandfather).