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Mainly the Quotes of the Morning, with occasional Other Crap.

Monday, April 03, 2006

Quotes of the Morning: Earning His Bones

“RUSSERT: Do you believe that Jerry Falwell is still an agent of intolerance?
MCCAIN: No, I don’t. I think that Jerry Falwell can explain to you his views on this program when you have him on.”
-Interview with John McCain, Meet the Press, April 2, 2006

“Aww.. McCain thinks that Jerry Falwell is a better, nicer person now. How sweet. The question came up because McCain will be speaking at Falwell’s Liberty University.”

“American military hero and Arizona Sen. John McCain will deliver the Commencement message at Liberty University on May 13, at 9:30 a.m., in the Liberty University Vines Center.
While Sen. McCain and Liberty University Chancellor Jerry Falwell have had their share of political differences through the years, the two men share a common respect for each other and have become good friends in their efforts to preserve what they see as common values. This will mark his first ever appearance at Liberty University.”
-Liberty University Press Release, March 28, 2006

“Which, as you might guess, is a little departure for Mr. McCain, who had earlier criticized Falwell on the same show (Meet the Press).”

“MCCAIN Gov. Bush swung far to the right and sought out the base support of Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell. Those aren’t the ideas that I think are good for the Republican Party.”
-Interview with John McCain, Meet the Press, March 3, 2000

“He was more than slightly adamant about it at the time.”

“I am a pro-life, pro-family fiscal conservative, an advocate of a strong defense, and yet Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell and a few Washington leaders of the pro-life movement call me an unacceptable presidential candidate. They distort my pro- life positions and smear the reputations of my supporters.
Why? Because I don't pander to them, because I don't ascribe to their failed philosophy that money is our message.
Neither party should be defined by pandering to the outer reaches of American politics and the agents of intolerance, whether they be Louis Farrakhan or Al Sharpton on the left, or Pat Robertson or Jerry Falwell on the right.”
-John McCain, February 28, 2000

“But now all is forgiven. I guess after being more thoroughly broken more than he was after his time in the concentration camp, and kissing up to Bush for the last five years it, kissing up to Falwell seems natural..”

“Falwell said McCain's appearance at LU's graduation is another sign that McCain is wooing evangelical Christians.
‘He is in the process of healing the breech with evangelical groups,’ Falwell said.
Falwell said McCain has expressed a willingness to support a Federal Marriage Amendment, an issue dear to conservative Christians.”
-News & Advance, March 28, 2006

“Well good.. Throwing gay people under the bus is the fastest, best way to prove your street cred to the evangelical segment of the Republican party. Kind of like mafia members earning their bones. Now he just needs to stand up and support Falwell when he says things like this..”

"The abortionists have got to bear some burden for this because God will not be mocked. And when we destroy 40 million little innocent babies, we make God mad."
-Jerry Falwell on 9/11, September 13, 2001

“Well, I think that we can see the tolerance coming out already..”

"I think Muhammad was a terrorist. I read enough of the history of his life written by both Muslims and - non-Muslims, (to know) that he was a – a violent man, a man of war."
-Jerry Falwell, 60 Minutes, October 6, 2002

“Yep.. Falwell is no agent of intolerance. Real level headed guy.”

“Earlier today, reports began circulating across the globe that I have recently stated that Jews can go to heaven without being converted to Jesus Christ. This is categorically untrue.”
-Jerry Falwell, March 2, 2006

“See, he’s tolerant of Jews, despite the fact that all of them are apparently going to burn in the fires of eternal damnation.. What a guy.
John McCain: He’s willing to kiss up to anyone to be elected.”


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12:56 PM  

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