John McCain. Pathetic Man.

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This was released today from John McCain:

In his State of the Union address, President Obama asked Congress to repeal the ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ 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 it—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 bulls•••.

Pathetic.

10 thoughts on “John McCain. Pathetic Man.”

  1. actually watched a documentary on dont ask dont tell, and its weird that EVERYONE wants this repealed, citizens both conservative (the few who dont abhor gay people) and liberal, all soldiers, all generals, basically everyone except conservatives in govt and politics.

  2. Liked John McCain a lot in 2000, not much anymore.

    Does it say something with how out of touch he and people like him are when his own wife and daughter have gone on record lately rather loudly in support of gay rights?

  3. To be fair, the policy doesn’t deny anyone the “right to serve.” Unfortunately, the reality of the situation is that whatever the official policy of the top brass is, the military is populated with uneducated and bigoted individuals. So the policy of “don’t ask, don’t tell” is really in place to protect people. We should aim to move toward a system where openness and tolerance of alternate lifestyles in the military is encouraged, but, considering we’re at war in two nations, now isn’t the time to implement such a cultural overhaul.

  4. I don’t know if it’s sickening so much as disappointing, but let’s be honest: the military must necessarily be organized and run in a utilitarian fashion. If the powers that be determine that “don’t ask, don’t tell” works, then what’s the point of changing it? The purpose of military is to use lethal force, when necessary, to defend our nation and its interests abroad. If repealing the policy does nothing to help achieve that end, then why should we rush to change anything? To avoid offending our sensibilities? That isn’t the military’s mandate.

  5. We have discharged people who spoke Arabic — the language of our enemy — because they were gay.

    Yeah, it “works” all right.

  6. Agree with you on don’t ask-don’t tell. It’s a joke.

    But to jump on something else you said in passing…what makes you think Sarah Palin “killed” McCain? What killed McCain was the stock market collapse in October.

    People seem to forget that McCain was leading in the polls until that point, and much of that lead was due to the support from the Palinistas.

  7. She lost a lot of independents, though, when she opened her mouth.

    The only thing Sarah Palin should use her mouth for is Todd. Other than that, she’s useless.

  8. stay classy Darrin. On “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”, my personal theory is that Obama threw that out there to create a wedge issue in 2010 to attract some of the independents he lost in 2009. I don’t think “Don’t Ask. .” is likely to be overturned in 2010 – and I suspect that most Americans support it. After all, most Americans oppose legalizing gay marriage and that doesn’t risk changing the military.

  9. Bigoted, scumbag, hypocritical Americans are against gay marriage.

    There are two things that a rabid homophobe fears

    1) That burly gay men will pin them down and forcibly sodomize them

    2) That they will want the burly gay men to do it again

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