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.