Tuesday, October 2, 2007

McCain -- still not getting it

In his efforts to quell criticism over his boneheaded remarks, McCain has tried reassuring people that he would, in fact, vote for a Muslim--if said Muslim were the best candidate:
Later, McCain said, "I would vote for a Muslim if he or she was the candidate best able to lead the country and defend our political values."

But since our political values are Judeo-Christian, it stands to reason that a Muslim would never be the best candidate to defend said values, right? Right.

But even with such a non-apology, McCain still hasn't backed down from his other idiotic statements:
While campaigning in New Hampshire on Sunday, he said that the most qualified person could be president, no matter his or her religion.

"It's almost Talmudic. We are a nation that was based on Judeo-Christian values. That means respect for all of human rights and dignity. That's my principle values and ideas, and that's what I think motivated our founding fathers," McCain said.

"Based on Judeo-Christian values", are we?

It's official. Either McCain is a damned liar, which tells us what his "principle values" are, or he's completely ignorant of the history of the country he wants to lead.

And since when do "Judeo-Christian values" mean "respect for all of human rights and dignity"? Certainly our founding fathers weren't motivated by that--the only people whose rights and dignity they gave a damn about were white, male landowners like themselves.

...wait. Only concerned with rich, white males? Maybe McCain does know what he's talking about.

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