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    January 28, 2010

    Al Qaeda's anti-gay tool John McCain

    Posted by: Chris

    John mccain terrorist
    At the same time that craven and immoral statement by Log Cabin Republicans slammed President Obama for the mortal sin of committing in his State of the Union address to the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell this year, we still await remarks by the gay GOP group in response to the very public pronouncements in favor of the policy by the man they endorsed for president in 2008:

    “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 fifteen 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.”

    If, as Log Cabin ludicrously suggests, President Obama favors the rights of foreign terrorists over hard-working, life-sacrificing gay Americans, then by that measure John McCain must himself be a member of Al Qaeda, targetting flag-waving queers for all sort of murder and mayhem.

    Yes, that analogy is completely over the top, offensive, and ridiculous, but no more so than Log Cabin's shameful attack on the president.

    P.S. It goes without saying that McCain is flat wrong in his assertion that Don't Ask Don't Tell, which requires gay soldiers and sailors to lie to their comrades, their superiors and their families and friends about who they are, is "predominantly supported by our military at all levels."

    A December 2006 Zogby poll of soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan found that 73 percent of soldiers reported being “comfortable … in the presence of gays,” and only 37 percent opposed repealing DADT.  In July 2008, a Washington Post/ABC poll found that even 50 percent of veterans supported open service by lesbians and gays.

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    Comments

    1. Lucrecee on Jan 28, 2010 4:07:43 PM:

      Please, he is done playing moderate Republican now that he lost the elections. He can go back to pandering for the primaries and getting carried in Arizona.

      I can't avoid but laugh at the campaign depictions of him as a maverick, how trite!

    1. cheap ugg boots on Nov 21, 2010 10:38:35 PM:

      I'm more optimistic than both of you, in part because Obama raised the issue in the SOTU, something he did not have to do, and because of the update to this post, about how Gates and Mullen are expected to make a "big announcement" about DADT repeal during testimony next week before the Senate Armed Services Committee.

    1. cheap uggs boots on Nov 29, 2010 3:19:56 AM:

      But no, Dems don't wanna risk Black and Latino wrath for being associated with a bunch of queers.

    1. Renova on Sep 28, 2011 7:02:51 AM:

      Thank God, he didn't become the President.

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