McCain panders to End Times nutcase John Hagee.

John McCain has apparently decided there isn’t a Far Right Wingnut ass he’s not willing to pucker up to kiss. His latest smooch fest gained him the endorsement of Pastor John Hagee, an end-times nutcase who heads up the Cornerstone Church in San Antonio Texas. Just how batshit insane is the good Pastor? Here’s an ABC news item about Hagee announcing his support of McCain:

The pastor is best known in some Washington circles as a founder of Christians United for Israel and for his belief, as laid out in his book “Jerusalem Countdown” that the end of days scenario as spelled out in the Book of Revelation will occur after Russia, allied with the Islamic world, attacks Israel.

“Russia is going to get in that position and they are literally, with all that massive military force, going to attack Israel,” Hagee told ABC News in 2006. “This is recorded in Ezekiel 38 and 39. God himself is literally going to destroy that army. Decimate it.”

Hagee added that the confrontation would be followed by a Chinese army of 200 million coming to the city of Armageddon, where they will meet British and U.S. forces in the Battle of Armageddon.

“At that point, Jesus Christ returns to Earth and sets up his eternal kingdom in the city of Jerusalem and there’s 1000 years of peace,” Hagee said. “The Jewish people are going to see the supernatural hand of God preserve them and deliver them while the enemies of Israel are crushed. That’s the end-time story.”

That’s some major league crazy there! The next bit reveals just how much McCain has compromised his principles in order to pander to the far right:

Asked if he subscribed to this theology, McCain furrowed his brow.

“All I can tell you is I’m proud to have Pastor Hagee’s support,” he said.

SEB Translation: “Yeah, the dude’s friggin’ nuts, but I need the votes badly enough that I’ll kiss whatever ass is in front of me to get them. I really wanna be President. Pretty please?”

I used to have a lot of respect for McCain. It’s amazing what the pursuit of power will do to one’s morals.

9 thoughts on “McCain panders to End Times nutcase John Hagee.

  1. Actaully this is quite surprising that McCain would pander this low. I know this election will be tough for him, but wow, this is a new level of pander.

  2. He wants desperately to get that 5% that Huckabee is still holding onto. Look for McCain to hold a conference with “Nature Boy” Ric Flair and Chuck Norris on the Straight Talk Express.

  3. Hey, the good thing is that if McCain wins, the Republicans can’t shift the blame when Iraq still burns, and either all sort of services have to be cut because there’s no money or they have to fess up and raise taxes.

    Would still suck to live in the US under another Republican in the (wider) Bush mold. So…

  4. Yeah, BD:  I saw the Bill Donohue reference in Glenn Greenwald’s column and it made me giggle.  But, then, I always love watching the Right eating its own.  (I wouldn’t think there was enough ketchup in the world, m’self, but apparently they can swallow anything when it’s washed down with enough bile…)

    Y’know, for as much “literature” as was forced down my gullet while an English major, I normally consider people’s reading tastes their own.  But man-oh-man, if any country ever needed to have its eyelids taped open and forced to read “The Handmaid’s Tale” at gunpoint, America is it.  And the morons who voted Bush back in in 2004—after they’d had four !@#$%^&* years to grow a clue—should have to sit 2008 and 2010 out, b/c they’re obviously not mentally competent to make that decision for themselves and need to have their noses rubbed in it.

  5. ingolfson: wenn “wir” so weiter machen, schaut es nicht lustig aus für unsere Kinder.

    cubiclegrrl: as another Atwood fan, all I can say is “amen”.

  6. How’s this for irony? When the page refreshed after I posted my comment the Google ad on the side was for John McCain. I wonder if there’s a way for me to tell Google I don’t want certain ads on my site? I was amused by the Expelled movie ads showing up here, but the McCain one annoys me.

    Edit: I see. It’s using it because I bitched about John McCain in this thread. Still pretty ironic.

  7. Both the Repubs and Dem seem to be catering to the religious.  The U.S. is fast becoming as kooky a place as Iran or any of the Middle East countries were religion is controlled by the state.  So much for separation of church and state.  Imagine, the U.S. being run by a bunch of cultists.  The future does not look good.

  8. I have finally come to the conclusion that the world would be a better place if we could purge religion from it. Religion is an invention of man, not God, religion has been the curse of man since the beginning. But that will never happen as long as there are sheeple who send money to idiots like John Hagee, Pat Robertson and so forth. But if you christians really believe in all this mumbo jumbo, I have something for you. A pass to Heaven. yes that is it, for only 49.00 you can have your personal pass to heaven when you pass on. Just redeem at the pearly gates.

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