Now John McCain has a Crazy Reverend? Nice Try.

by Ryan on May 4, 2008

in Election 2008,Media Bias,Politics,Religion

Liberal New York Times Opinion Editorial Columnist Frank Rich wrote this piece, trying to play “gotcha” with John McCain over John Hagee, a radical white preacher who has endorsed McCain.  Where Rich’s argument collapses is about when Rich says: “It boils down to this: Mr. McCain was not a parishioner for 20 years at Mr. Hagee’s church.”  Well, that’s that — that is what makes all the difference!

There are plenty of crazies that are going to endorse whoever they are going to endorse in the course of this campaign.  It happens every year!  Rich’s disclaimer makes the point as to why most Americans have reacted so sharply towards Obama and Wright.  There isn’t a double standard: Obama is a relative unknown who wants the most important job in the world.  Hence the scrutiny that should have occurred earlier in Obama’s career is happening now — early in his career.

But, oh no, that’s not enough for Rich!  He declares open season on John McCain as a clearly transparent attempt to numb the pain Barack Obama is feeling over his crazy Reverend by essentially saying “you too.”  He also plays “nyah nyah” by essentially inferring towards the end of this piece that since there are so many Hispanics in America, it doesn’t matter what happens to this Republican “double standard” because Republicans are doomed.

Nice try, but I don’t think this will stick, despite the MSM’s best efforts.  He’s not the only one to bring this up over the last eight weeks and surely won’t be the last.  I can’t wait for Wright’s book tour this Fall just to see how MSM shills like Rich react to the continuing damage done Obama towards election day.

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hydralisk May 5, 2008 at 12:22 am

It’s less about which crazies endorse a candidate than about which candidates return the endorsement. Imo McCain is not out of the woods. If he is smart he will put more distance between himself and Hagee. He doesn’t need that kind of support.

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Mike May 5, 2008 at 7:14 am

I think its more about the closeness of the connection between the candidate and the crazy. Both sides will have them, but only one side will have the burden of the 20 year pastor-parishoner relationship. The fact that Rich can’t make the distinction tells me he isn’t very religious. Americans are however and will understand the difference between Obama-Wright and McCain-Hagee relationships.

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