Thursday, August 28, 2008

MSM Gives McCain Free Pass On His Terrorist Friend: G. Gordon Liddy

Blogger Joseph Miller has a good article on yet another free pass the MSM is giving John McCain:

In light of the completely unsurprising news that McCain is going to try to tie Barack Obama to Bill Ayers, I thought it might be fun to look at John McCain's much more dangerous, much more violent, much more radical friend: G. Gordon Liddy, notorious even in the lawless Nixon White House for his fanaticism and his unbelievable lack of any moral restraint whatsoever. Chicago Tribune columnist Stephen Chapman brought the issue up this spring (the article is not online, unfortunately) but HuffPo picked up on it. Read along with me, dear friends, as we dive into the muck of Liddy, the Ultimate Right Wing Republican and die-hard McCain supporter.

Let's start by establishing their connection:

In 1998, Liddy's home was the site of a McCain fundraiser. Over the years, he has made at least four contributions totaling $5,000 to the senator's campaigns--including $1,000 this year.
Last November, McCain went on his radio show. Liddy greeted him as "an old friend," and McCain sounded like one. "I'm proud of you, I'm proud of your family," he gushed. "It's always a pleasure for me to come on your program, Gordon, and congratulations on your continued success and adherence to the principles and philosophies that keep our nation great."

And what kind of man is Liddy, exactly?

[Adolf Hitler] was G. Gordon Liddy's first political hero. Liddy was a sickly, asthmatic child when he grew up in Hoboken, New Jersey, in the 1930s. The town was full of ethnic Germans who idolized Hitler. Liddy was made to salute the Stars and Stripes Nazi-style by the nuns at his school; even now, he admits, "at assemblies where the national anthem is played, I must suppress the urge to snap out my right arm." His beloved German nanny taught him that Hitler had -- through sheer will-power -- "dragged Germany from weakness to strength."

This gave Liddy hope "for the first time in my life" that he too could overcome weakness. When he listened to Hitler on the radio, it "made me feel a strength inside I had never known before," he explains. "Hitler's sheer animal confidence and power of will [entranced me]. He sent an electric current through my body." He describes seeing the Nazis' doomed technological marvel the Hindenberg flying over New Jersey as an almost religious experience. "Ecstatic, I drank in its colossal power and felt myself grow. Fear evaporated and in its place came a sense of personal might and power.

Read the whole terrifying interview with Liddy here.
Read the rest of Miller's article here.


Anonymous said...

This should be John McCains Rev. Wright!

Marc McDonald said...

Hi, Chris, thanks for stopping by. Actually, I think Hagee should have been McCain's Rev. Wright. But the MSM gave McCain a free pass on that controversy, too.
I was over at Wikipedia's main article on McCain and I noticed there was zero mention of Hagee. (The main article on Obama has detailed info on Wright, of course).
I pointed out that this is unfair to Obama---but sadly, Wikipedia now is clearly as much in love with McCain as the MSM is. That's Wikipedia's right, I suppose---but I just wish they'd stop claiming to be an unbiased, neutral reference resource.

Anonymous said...

Say what you want about his associations, but you have to admit, McCain knows how to pick a really, REALLY HOT running mate!

Goddamn! Miss Alaska Runner-Up, star basketball hottie in high school??? And she likes to fish? What a woman!!! In a year when resume and experience do not matter in politics, at least we get a little eye candy! Yummy!

Manifesto Joe said...

Sounds like Gordon Liddy was born too late to fulfill his real destiny: to be commandant of a Nazi concentration camp. I can see him with the swagger stick.

More seriously, a lot of people don't realize that there was serious admiration of Hitler in this country in the '30s, just before the shooting war started. The Hitler admirers and Nazi sympathizers didn't change their minds after 1941. They just got understandably quiet.

In Texas, the biggest center of anti-FDR voting in 1944, the wartime election, was in the Hill Country area around Fredericksburg, Kerrville and other heavily German-settled areas near San Antonio. Tell me that's coincidence.

I have no basic problem with anybody of German descent. Back there, in Europe, they seem to have a much better gig going now than we have here.

But as a native South Texan who grew up around many German-Americans, I noticed that they were virtually all right-wing Republicans. Again, tell me that's a coincidence.

I think there's something cultural at work there.