Remember when John McCain said that he wanted an honest, issues-based campaign, free of any scandalous advertising, push-polling, stuff like that? Well, add another flip-flop to the ever growing list. As of last week, he decided rather than take the high road and not comment about Obama’s pastor when baited, he decided to bite. Specifically, he brought up Rennick’s “comparing the United States Marine Corps with Roman legionnaires who were responsible for the death of our Savior” and saying that “Al Qaeda and the American flag were the same flags.” He also mentioned that “It’s clear who Hamas wants to be the next president of the United States.”
What a classy guy, that McCain.
It’s probable that he’s under some pressure from the GOP to go negative. But that speaks to his character, doesn’t it? I mean, if he’ll cave under pressure from the GOP after initially declaring he’s not going to go dirty, can we trust him to do ANYTHING he says he’ll do on the campaign trail? It doesn’t seem like it.
Oh, and one other thing. When you live in a glass house, you really shouldn’t throw stones. That’s a lesson people usually learn in the third grade. It’s possible that McCain’s memory is a little fuzzy these days, so I’m inclined to cut him some slack on the elementary lessons. However, what I’m not prepared to give him a pass on is the fact that he has now courted two controversial pastors of his own, and has been very proud to declare that they support him for president. There is, of course, the whole deal about John Hagee, who called the Cathoic Church the “Great Whore,” but there is also Reverend Rod Parsley, who has some kind of vendetta against Islam. He also has some tasty words for homosexuals, Planned Parenthood, and the whole concept of the separation of church and state. The question now is, does McCain also support a full war on Islam? He has called Parsley, “a spiritual guide.” So what say you, John McCain? Seems you have two pastors in your “supporters” list who have some pretty hateful things to say about certain groups of people. Do you share those views? Or are you just going to criticize those who support your opponent? Please get back to us on that, because the press certainly doesn’t seem interested in it.