McCain Sucks (Up)
During the 2000 election, John McCain called Jerry Falwell an “agent of intolerance”. That was probably the last time I had any respect for the guy. In the years since, his true colors have become apparent. By 2006, McCain was sucking at the teat of intolerance; he gave the commencement speech at Falwell’s Liberty University.
A couple of days ago, one of the most radical and dangerous of all fundies, John Hagee, endorsed McCain. Think Progress has a good article about this. According to the article, McCain “had been courting the endorsement for over a year”. McCain has become the very thing he criticized eight years ago: an agent of intolerance.
The Think Progress article is short and well worth the read. The most important part to remember is that Hagee has previously stated:
The United States must join Israel in a pre-emptive military strike against Iran to fulfill God’s plan for both Israel and the West… a biblically prophesied end-time confrontation with Iran, which will lead to the Rapture, Tribulation, and Second Coming of Christ.
No wonder Hagee endorsed McCain. He knows that McCain is the perfect candidate who will escalate war in the Middle East.