This was released today from John McCain:
In his State of the Union address, President Obama asked Congress to repeal the â€˜Donâ€™t Ask, Donâ€™t Tellâ€™ policy. I am immensely proud of, and thankful for, every American who wears the uniform of our country, especially at a time of war, and I believe it would be a mistake to repeal the policy.
This successful policy has been in effect for over 15 years, and it is well understood and predominantly supported by our military at all levels. We have the best trained, best equipped, and most professional force in the history of our country, and the men and women in uniform are performing heroically in two wars. At a time when our armed forces are fighting and sacrificing on the battlefield, now is not the time to abandon the policy.
John McCain is pathetic. Absolutely, positively pathetic. Not all that long ago, he had a chance to become president. He was a moderate Republican well known for his willingness to go against his party’s hard-liners to do what he considered to be righteous. Then, in a move that killed him, he picked Sarah Palin as his VP candidate, all but giving in to the nuts on the far right.
So here we stand now. The military stretched out. In need of more bodies. And he wants to continue a bigoted policy that denies able citizens the right to serve their country. Why? Because they are attracted to those of the same sex. That’s itâ€”the only reason one is not allowed to openly served in the armed forces of this supposedly free and just and principled land. In 2010, there is no argument to be made against gays in the military. None. My liberal friends don’t argue it, my conservative friends don’t argue it. If you know someone who is gay, you know this policy is bullsâ€¢â€¢â€¢.