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Ah, speaking of Republicans … and might as well be Republicans … and their religious buddies.

McCain’s aides attribute the Hagee controversy to poor vetting. But even some Republicans (not affiliated with the campaign) privately wonder how the pastor’s extreme views slipped through without notice. McCain personally wooed Hagee for more than a year.

How about because his BFF vouched for him:

Pastor John Hagee. I would describe Pastor Hagee with the words the Torah uses to describe Moses, he is an "Eesh Elo Kim," a man of God because those words fit him; and, like Moses he has become the leader of a mighty multitude in pursuit of and defense of Israel…He has done so because Israel’s fight is his fight. Israel’s values are his values. And Israel’s hopes and dreams are his hopes and dreams.

Hagee’s fight is Israel’s fight?

Hagee is pastor of the Cornerstone Church in Antonio and head of Christians United for Israel (CUFI), a new organization led by the religious right’s biggest names. CUFI’s purpose is to lobby Congress to support Israel. The Christian Zionist movement’s motives are based on end-times "Armageddon" scenarios of wars involving Russia, Iran and Arab countries…Christian Zionists put great emphasis on returning all the world’s Jews to Israel as part of their end times scenarios."

And when "Jesus II: This time it’s Personal" happens it will be time for the final judgment and who goes to heaven and who goes to hell in Hagee’s view:

At first, Hagee insisted that Jews could be "raptured" into the air along with Christians.

"Well, there are Jewish people who believe in Jesus Christ, and there are Arabs who believe in Jesus Christ, so you don’t have to be a gentile to be a believer," he told Gross.

But, she pressed, "you do have to believe in Jesus Christ." Hagee agreed to that

So basically Joe Lieberman supports a policy allowing for the complete destruction of the world, especially Israel [so "God damn America" plus really]. As a side benefit, all of Israel will ascend into heaven…except the Jews & Muslims, of course.

Now, that’s truly a policy in Israel’s self-interest. The real laughable farce of all this, is Hagee is no different than many Christian Fundamentalist preachers in supporting Israel with the end goal being the death of all the Jews & Muslims. But this NEVER gets any time in the media, period. An exception, a soon to be an undoubtedly ignored by the broadcast media exception, is Matt Taibbi’s Rolling Stone article where he spent some time with Hagee’s bunch.

Good job Joe. Good thing you were able to get John McCain on board with that.

But Jeremiah Wright is the one that gets obsessed about?

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