Another H/T to Spirula to pointing to this story at Crooks and Liars
LINK: Pastor John Hagee endorses McCain: Bill Donohue Freaks out
The Catholic League demanded that McCain repudiate Hagee and his endorsement, just as Barack Obama did earlier this week with Louis Farrakhan (despite the fact that Obama, unlike McCain with Hagee, never sought out or accepted Farrakhan’s endorsement) In the interview, Donohue made some extraordinary statements. He compared Hagee both to Louis Farrakhan and Bob Jones, but noted: “Hagee is far more powerful than Farrakhan is today. . . . Hagee is a major player. There’s no end to his money. He has an empire down there.”
The sound in this video isn’t the best, but is a good short summary of just how extreme Hagee is in his religious nuttery, and McCain is happily accepting his endorsement with open arms.
If it’s between McJesus and Obamessiah, I may have to resort to writing in my vote for someone else in protest. If even 15% of us voted third party, that would be a huge statement that many of us are not happy, and do not like the way the country is going and we want real change and not just some pretty words and empty promises.
It’s pathetic that with all the intelligent and capable politicians that we end up with these two. And I am not the only one who feels this way. If we keep up with this trend of wooing the religious right and electing people who can only do things with the help of their imaginary friend who talks to them, out country will indeed one day become The United Church of America.