Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Hypocritical McCain Sucking Up to Falwell

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Mainstream media pundits continue to insult our intelligence and paint McCain as a "maverick" with a mind of his own. Bush whores, in particular Chris Matthews, insist he appeals to "moderate" liberals and conservatives. As an apologist aider and abettor of the Neocon agenda, Matthews has a lot of gall. He and jack-booted Buchanan daily spin tripe and dress it up as truth. Hardball is a tainted source of misinformation and blastfaxes from Rove's desk. Matthews willingly lies for those who wish to dismantle the Constitution. He shoves "candidate" McCain down America's throat as a fait accompli. Matthews doesn't have a clue inside his insulated soundproofed booth. We don't need another theocratic fascist in the White House. McCain is a rubber stamp for BushCheneyCo. His venomous anti-woman, anti-environment, anti-labor voting record is as appallingly regressive and repressive as they come. Instead of standing up to the Bush camp's smears of his family he eagerly lapped it up, exhibiting signs of Stockholm Syndrome. At the recent Tennessee Republican conclave McCain disingenously urged his few supporters to cast their votes for Bush who wasn't on the ballot. Rove must have some juicy pictures.
McCain will do whatever it takes to get the presidential nomination in 2008, arrogantly and falsely believing it's his "turn" and his due because he bent over for Bush, swallowing whatever pride he had left. To corner rightwing fundamentalist Kansas votes he pathetically supports the unenlightened Dark Ages theory of Intelligent Design.

McCain is now snuggling up to Jerry Falwell, courting extreme far right evangelical votes. Falwell does not represent American values. He and his intolerant followers don't respect the beliefs of others and don't support the separation of church and state.
Falwell on the causes of 9/11:"The abortionists have got to bear some burden for this because God will not be mocked. And when we destroy 40 million little innocent babies, we make God mad. I really believe that the pagans, and the abortionists, and the feminists, and the gays and the lesbians who are actively trying to make that an alternative lifestyle, the ACLU, People for the American Way, all of them who have tried to secularize America, I point the finger in their face and say: you helped this happen."
McCain is either flip-flopping or a liar. Or Both. Sen. McCain to speak at Liberty McCain once called Falwell an "agent of intolerance" while campaigning in the South Carolina and Virginia primaries in 2000.In that race against then-Governor George W. Bush, McCain denounced both Falwell and Virginia Beach religious broadcaster Pat Robertson. Falwell says he and the senator have worked out their differences. He says McCain's appearance at Liberty is a sign that the senator is wooing evangelical Christians.
McCain isn't the first opportunistic politician to cozy up to religious nuts for money and the televangelist's reach to a captive audience of easily brainwashed uninformed lockstep voters. The Bush thugs did (and do)the same and it worked well for them. Quid pro quo. "Faith based" initiatives emanate from the White House slashing the line between church and state. Bush has inserted "faith" into taxpayer funded emergency services. Executive Order: Responsibilities of the Department of Homeland Security with Respect to Faith-Based and Community Initiatives. It's payback for bringing in the sheep.
The religious right strongly believes it helped Bush seal the election. So what does it want in return? What indeed? More money and power. Hardly "Christian" values. What the hell would Jesus say?

McCain claims Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan as his mentors in his book. He gave a pandering eulogy to Goldwater. He references Reagan consistently. McCain must be stupid or have a have a very selective memory. He described Goldwater's impact in this way: "[he] transformed the Republican Party from an Eastern elitist organization to the breeding ground for the election of Ronald Reagan." Reagan would frown on such fawning over fundamentalists. Per Ron Jr., Dad was also a deeply, unabashedly religious man. But he never made the fatal mistake of so many politicians wearing his faith on his sleeve to gain political advantage.
Goldwater would not be pleased with McCain currying favor with Falwell or any other member of the religious fundamentalist wannabe-dismantlers of the Constitution.
Goldwater said:
"Every good Christian should line up and kick Jerry Falwell's ass."
"I am a conservative Republican but I believe in democracy and the separation of church and state. I don't have any respect for the Religious Right. There is no place in this country for practicing religion in politics. That goes for Falwell, Robertson and all the rest of these political preachers. They are a detriment to the country."

A more ominous money connection McCain is making by kissing Falwell's ring: Rev. Sun Myung Moon and some very big bucks. Rev. Moon bailed out Falwell's Liberty University to the tune of $3.5 million. Falwell and Moon are financially connected, as is Moon to many religious and political organizations worldwide. Falwell's followers would not be happy if they knew Moon's views and his close ties to Falwell:

Better than Jesus? Falwell also might have been shy about disclosing his alliance with Moon because the Korean's theology upsets many Christians. Moon asserts that Satan corrupted mankind by sexually seducing Eve in the Garden of Eden and that only through sexual purification can mankind be saved. In line with that doctrine, Moon says Jesus failed in his mission to save mankind because he did not procreate.

McCain is no maverick, he's just another political hack with a personal agenda. Stooping so low as to court Falwell's ill-gotten gains and voter influence is proof he has no ethics whatsoever. Goldwater was a Republican conservative who deserved respect. He had real values and a conscience. McCain has neither. Neocons aren't Republicans; they just stole the name. Too bad Goldwater isn't still alive to show McCain up for the hypocritical charlatan he really is. It certainly won't come from the MSM...not now or any time soon. Disgusting.


Anonymous daisy said...

Dang, girl, you're on a roll here. Keep up the great work...I'm always reading.

11:21 AM  
Blogger Panda said...

Thanks, Daisy. :)
I should subtitle it "The blog that two or three people read"...snort. It keeps me saner than a rabid dog on a Chimp's leg. I don't hog so much space elsewhere with my bitching and whining. ;)

11:53 AM  

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