The Relevant and the Irrelevant

Posted: May 2, 2008 in democrats, politics, republicans

It’s been a while since I last blogged about much of anything, but there’s a pretty good reason.  See, I lost my job a month ago and I’ve been trying to support my family since.  I found one right away, but in the interim was kind of busy.  Things are going better now that I’m not working for a crazy Hillaryite from New York City.

But anyway, so much has happened in the past month it’s hard to know where to begin.  I suppose I’ll start with the most discussed, and unfortunately most trivial, item on everyone’s minds.  That’s right… or should I say

That’s Wright – Why won’t this infantile, self-centered, insignificant little prick go away?  He had a golden opportunity to take the moral high ground and behave like a preacher after Barack Obama made his groundbreaking, insightful and intelligent speech on race two months ago.  Instead, Pastor Wright seemed to say “decency?  Who needs it?” and stab his friend in the back.  Instead of responding in kind with a thoughtful speech about Obama, he chose to “play the dozens” as though this was a schoolyard fight.  It’s not.  We’re talking about the man who might be the leader of the free world.

That being said, I’m not the least bit worried about Obama’s association with Wright.  After this week’s little stunt, who’d want to see him again?  The man’s a selfish, irresponsible little twit.  Enough said about him.  I’m far more worried about John McCain’s association with

Hagee the Horrible – It would be nice if the press would pay as much attention to this psychopath as it has to Rev. Wright.  Jim Hagee, unlike his black colleague, actually does have the ear of Senator McCain, and is actually in a position to influence the leader of the free world.  And has expressed views far more extreme than anything Wright has ever said.McCain\'s with Hagee the Horrible

Here’s what he said about Jews (source:  The Columbia Journalism Review):

On Jews:

It was the disobedience and rebellion of the Jews, God’s chosen people, to their covenantal responsibility to serve only the one true God, Jehovah, that gave rise to the opposition and persecution that they experienced beginning in Canaan and continuing to this very day.

And:

How utterly repulsive, insulting, and heartbreaking to God for his chosen people to credit idols with bringing blessings he had showered upon the chosen people. Their own rebellion had birthed the seed of anti-Semitism that would arise and bring destruction to them for centuries to come.

And gays:

All hurricanes are acts of God, because God controls the heavens. I believe that New Orleans had a level of sin that was offensive to God, and they are — were recipients of the judgment of God for that. The newspaper carried the story in our local area that was not carried nationally that there was to be a homosexual parade there on the Monday that the Katrina came. And the promise of that parade was that it was going to reach a level of sexuality never demonstrated before in any of the other Gay Pride parades. So I believe that the judgment of God is a very real thing. I know that there are people who demur from that, but I believe that the Bible teaches that when you violate the law of God, that God brings punishment sometimes before the day of judgment. And I believe that the Hurricane Katrina was, in fact, the judgment of God against the city of New Orleans.

That’s not all, of course.  Read the full article for yourself.  And unlike Barack Obama, John McCain has yet to repudiate and reject Hagee, and in has accepted his endorsement.  Why has the so-called “left wing media” given McCain a free pass on this?  There’s a lot of blood in the water here.  They should be beating him up even harder, given Hagee’s virulently anti-Semitic, anti-gay, and anti-Catholic statements.  All of which he has yet to apologize for.

Hillary’s “Big Win” in Penn. – So what?  Will it be enough to counter her negatives?  All the candidates are going into this race with fairly high negatives, but Hillary’s are the worst.  Unlike Obama’s, which mainly relate to his youth and relative inexperience (oh, and trivial media constructs like Rev. Wright), Hillary’s are much more substantive – people don’t trust her, they think she’s a liar, they don’t like her, and they think she’s a political whore who’ll do and say anything to get elected.  Will a win among East Coast liberals, with whom she’s always enjoyed far support than she deserves, translate into a victory on a national level?  I hope not.  I think this country deserves better than yet another Clinton presidency.  On the other hand, if she does get the nomination, I will vote for her in November.  But only because the alternative would be much, much worse.

There’s so much more to talk about, but I must go.  Good morning and good luck.

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