You act like the only thing that this man stood for was racial division. I personally have never met either man. I am going off of what I have read and heard from all parties (Obama, Wright, McCain and Falwell) and I can tell you that I would much prefer to have the former two over the latter two.Originally posted by: sirjonk
God this is beyond rich. Obama holding hands with a racist for 20 years is now superior to smacking down right wing zealots when it matters, and simply pandering to get elected which everyone does. Your moral compass needs serious readjustment. WrightIsWrong.Originally posted by: RightIsWrong
Worse. Instead of having worked beside a man for many years helping him build up the community in spite of some views you don't agree with....he blasted their views for years as being destructive towards the community (GOP community) and then went begging for their support.Originally posted by: loki8481
really? McCain attended Robertson's church for 20 years? he named a book after one of Falwell's speeches and had him baptize his children?Originally posted by: Vic
Okay, whereupon I can easily point out that McCain's "spiritual advisers" are Robertson and the late Falwell, who said that 9/11 was God's punishment for be tolerant to gays.Originally posted by: Citrix
i will be happy to have a rep Vs. dem discussion in another thread, this one is about Obama and his choice of preachers and personal spiritual adviser and im going to do my part on keeping it ON TOPIC.
Let me try to explain this in a manner that even someone at your level might be able to understand (not sure if I can really go that low...but I will give it a shot).
Wright made comments that were controversial more because he criticized America than he showed racist views. Falwell's comments have been less controversial because he attacked a group of citizens that many deem subhuman (gays) but always draped himself in the flag while doing so.
I would absolutely prefer to have someone that chose to befriend someone that was able to be critical of his own race, community, leaders and country than someone that goes to drop to his knees to get an endorsement from someone that is hell bent on discriminating against a subsection of our population.
Maybe it is your moral compass that needs some adjustment.
You seem to think that it is okay to lie, cheat and pander to get ahead (which McCain clearly did if his previous statements were truly what he believed) while speaking out against someone's negative views while still standing by their good works is a bad thing (which is what Obama did).