Monday, August 25, 2008

Dobson's Choice

Dobson's comments on McCain are just as valid today as they were back in 2000. The question is whether Dobson will pretend he never said what he said (i.e. LIE) or if he'll make a dishonest, feeble attempt at parsing his earlier condemnation of McCain's character. Then again, he may surprise the hell out of all of us and endorse no one.

If, however, Dr. Dobson sells off yet another piece of his soul and gives McCain his blessing, we (the aggregate forces of Truth and Justice, that is) should shove his previous statements about the Arizona senator right down his throat - figuratively speaking. And we should mau-mau the hell out of the corporate media if they even hint in the slightest that they're inclined to give Dobson a pass on his hypocrisy and dishonesty.

Mark Nickolas: James Dobson Calls McCain An Unethical Adulterer, Compares Him To Bill Clinton
"The Senator," Dobson said, "is being touted by the media as a man of principle, yet he was involved with other women while married to his first wife, and was implicated in the so-called Keating scandal with four other senators. He was eventually reprimanded by the Congress for the 'appearance of impropriety.' The Senator reportedly has a violent temper and can be extremely confrontational and profane when angry. These red flags about Senator McCain's character are reminiscent of the man who now occupies the White House [Bill Clinton].


The biggest problem that Dobson would have in backing McCain -- which he has recently hinted at -- is that the reasons he castigated him for in 2000 -- adultery, Keating Five, ethics, violent temper, profane behavior, courting the Log Cabin Republicans, stem cell research, and his acceptance of gambling and alcohol money -- haven't gone away. McCain still has those same character flaws and though he rivals Mitt Romney (R) when it comes to the speed and reach of his flip-flops, even McCain hasn't shifted on all the issues that Dobson cares deeply about.

We'll soon find out if Dobson is really a man of principle or just another political hack that drapes himself in religious clothing in hopes of electing more Republicans.
The smart money is on the latter.

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