Wednesday, October 15, 2008

McCain debates whether to take the wrong road with Wright

Need further proof that Sarah Palin is utterly without morals or integrity? The McCain camp is locked in a tactical tug-of-war about whether to drudge up Rev. Wright in tonight's Presidential Debate. McCain is against it because he fears a backlash. Sarah Palin has no such qualms. Palin has picked up the pom-poms and grabbed the megaphone to cheer her support for a sharp attack on Wright. Clearly, Palin isn't concerned if her road to the White House is paved with racial slurs and vitriol.

Here's what Palin told New York Times conservative columnist William Kristol about Wright:

“To tell you the truth, Bill, I don’t know why that association isn’t discussed more, because those were appalling things that that pastor had said about our great country, and to have sat in the pews for 20 years and listened to that — with, I don’t know, a sense of condoning it, I guess, because he didn’t get up and leave — to me, that does say something about character. But, you know, I guess that would be a John McCain call on whether he wants to bring that up.”

That's a pretty bold statement coming from Palin considering her own colorful church history. As a parishioner at Wasilla Assembly of God, Palin was blessed by a guest pastor who asked Jesus to protect Palin from witchcraft. Palin was in attendance when another guest speaker, David Brickner, founder of the anti-semitic group Jews for Jesus, made crazy remarks about terrorism in Israel insinuating the Jews had it coming. Finally, Palin's former pastor, Ed Kalnins, said people who voted for John Kerry in 2004 wouldn't be welcomed into Heaven.

With so much dirt under her own pew, Palin is playing with fire when it comes to Rev. Wright. If McCain does bring up Wright tonight, he will be reversing the position he took in March when the controversy first broke. Here's what McCain told Sean Hannity on FOX "News":

“I think that when people support you, it doesn’t mean that you support everything they say. Obviously, those words and those statements are statements that none of us would associate ourselves with. And I don’t believe that Sen. Obama would support any of those. ... I do know Sen. Obama. He does not share those views.”

We'll see whose tactics prevail in the debate tonight - Palin the pitbull or McCain the erratic hypocrite who has not stooped below blaming Obama for every ill that has befallen the country and his campaign.


1 comment:

messianicmatt said...

Before you start throwing around terms like “anti-Semitic” to describe Jews for Jesus, you (and your readers) might do well to read or listen to the entire message for yourself at so that you can see David Brickner’s remarks at Sarah Palin's church in context.Most blogs and news services have quoted the same one paragraph of the message that Brickner delivered, giving the false impression that he believes that terrorist attacks are God’s judgment on Israel for not believing in Jesus. Please also take a look at Brickner’s comments concerning his message at Wasilla Bible Church, as well as interviews by Christianity Today and MSNBC with Brickner about this issue, at Among other things, Brickner says, "The comments attributed to me were taken out of context. In retrospect, I can see how my rhetoric might be misunderstood and I truly regret that. Let me be clear. I don’t believe that any one event, whether a terrorist attack or a natural disaster, is a specific fulfillment of or manifestation of a biblical prediction of judgment. I love my Jewish people and the land of Israel. I stand with and support her against all efforts to harm her or her people in any way."