Minister of Science and Chief Protector of the Faith

Friday, May 23, 2008

For McCain, Today's Excommunication is a Twofer

Mother Jones on Rod Parsley
McCain's "Spiritual Guide"
John McCain Praising Rod Parsley
John McCain vs. John McCain

As the media has already buried the Rod Parsley story before it ever got off the ground, I thought that I would share with you the videos of John McCain's spiritual guide and moral compass, Rod Parsley, that will NOT be played endlessly in a loop like the Rev. Wright story. McCain has managed to repudiate Rev. Parsley's words before the media ever focused on the story, and now the story is being conflated with his repudiating Rev. Hagee words and the release of his medical records on the same day.


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At Fri May 23, 09:54:00 AM, Blogger Randal Graves said...

One of the vast array of benefits to living in Ohio is that I get the opportunity to watch this cracker - oops, too soon? - nearly whenever I wish.

It was comical growing up seeing goobers like Bakker and Swaggert sort of peter - heh heh - out. Nice comical diversion. Then this new batch rears its collective ugly head and they have the ear of the White House more than ever before. Still comical, but in more of a noirish, we're gonna get it, kind of way.

At Fri May 23, 12:58:00 PM, Blogger dguzman said...

We can only hope the media pays attention.

Doubt it.

At Fri May 23, 03:18:00 PM, Blogger Spirula said...

Is it just me or does not everyone of these fundy preachers have a face begging to be punched? Seriously, just one look at them and my brain screams "Fuck you, you self-righteous, smug, arrogant asshole!"

Maybe it's some sort of epigenetics thing where being an asshole eventually makes you look like one.

Or, as an Ex-fundy, maybe I just have issues.

There's always that.

At Sat May 24, 09:48:00 AM, Blogger Distributorcap said...

in a way --- the media's not paying attention makes everyone everywhere else do pay attention

surely i would like to see asshats like Matthews do a story on this -- but it is getting around virally

my MOTHER now knows about Hagee and Parsley -- from reading blogs. and she is 72! (and as she says --- john mccain should retire, just like me!)

At Sat May 24, 09:49:00 AM, Blogger Jess Wundrun said...

Okay, I'm going to embarrass myself here by admitting that I watched the View on Thursday.

Perky neocon Elizabeth Hasslebeck said that there's no comparison between Wright and Parsley, Hagee (Rosemary & Thyme?). Because - It took Obama 20 years to get wise to Wright and it only took McCain 3 months to get wise to his albatrosses (albatri?).

The right is good at mental calisthenics if nothing else.

At Mon May 26, 04:49:00 AM, Blogger Dr. Zaius said...

Randal Graves: We have a few of these snake oil salesman on TV here, as well. I am forever astounded that people watch this crap. I am not against religion, but what I have seen of televangelists is so very bad that I just don't understand how people can be taken in by such a poor message and such bad special effects.

Dguzman: Yep. I agree. :o(

Spirula: As an Ex-fundy, you would certainly have a better viewpoint on the subject than the rest of us - But they are indeed self-righteous, smug, arrogant assholes. Well put.

Distributorcap: I think that oyu are right. No matter how the media trys to distract you, a significant portion of the population can see through their crap. The Obama preacher story is a good case in point. No matter how they tried to push that meme, most people don't care about it.

Jess Wundrun: Actually, Perky neocon Elizabeth Hasslebeck is merely offering the official GOP talking point on the issue. In the end, it's not a bad defense on their part, but the issue as a whole blunts any criticism of Obama and Reverend Wright significantly. In the end, it is politically a draw - which is an advantage for Obama, considering the effect that that Reverend Wright story had on his campaign initially. (By the way, both my sister and my mom watch the View habitually and love the show.)


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