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John McCain on Meet The Press: 'There Are Many In The Military Who Do Not Want To' Repeal 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'


Including himself.

On today's Meet the Press, David Gregory asked Senator John McCain why Admiral Mullen's statements aren't enough to satisfy his 2006 statement that if military leaders say the policy should be changed, that's what should happen.

McCain: "As I said back then, we need to have a careful examination. And Admiral Mullen was, as quote, speaking personally. Just this week the commandant of the Marine Corps said that he did not want DADT repealed. There are many in the military who do not want to. We are going to go through, hopefully, a year-long study that will, hopefully, also, have the feelings of the men and women who are serving."


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  1. How humiliating for poor John to have to ask Sarah P. what he thinks now.

    John: Sarah, how do I feel about gays in the military?

    Sarah: Well, all righty now, if the AllMighty wanted it we would have had it already. So, no John, no gays in the military. The AllMighty will give us a sign when it's time. Like Obama's second term, maybe then John.

    Posted by: jesse james | Feb 28, 2010 5:00:27 PM

  2. GROW UP, Queens! Those who "don't care" what McCain thinks, that is.

    This will come as a shock to you and the Mama who spoiled ya, but it doesn't matter what the fuck YOU think about him. He's the highest ranking Repug on the Senate Armed Services Committee who will not only vote to KEEP DADT but who influences other Repugs and homophobic Dems to do the same thing.

    Doesn't matter whom he's defeated by in Nov. IF he is, unless the world is entirely wrong in predicting that the moderates will lose so many seats then that repeal will be dead FOR YEARS the second their replacements are sworn in.

    Those who genuinely care more about this issue than simply proving how blase and dickless they are about predictable Troglodytes should be demanding Obama get off his ass come out swinging against McShame et al, and arm-twist enough Dems to get repeal passed before those elections, just like Kennedy and Johnson's hardball got the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and 65 passed in a Congress far more racist than this one is homophobic.

    If he doesn't WEIGH in, as he repeatedly promised to do over two years while trying to get our votes for the Party's nomination, REPEAL WILL NOT HAPPEN!

    WH TELEPHONE: 202-456-1414

    Posted by: Michael @ | Feb 28, 2010 5:05:38 PM

  3. I've had more "soldiers" in my bedroom than I care to remember. McCain is no war hero, he was captured for christ's sake. Nothing heroic has ever come out of his mouth!

    Posted by: Alfredo | Feb 28, 2010 5:30:12 PM

  4. My God...what a constipated old fool. Why does he merit such a platform?

    Posted by: Perry | Feb 28, 2010 7:04:46 PM

  5. "I've had more 'soldiers' in my bedroom than I care to remember."

    You know, when they're dead, they're just hookers. Right?

    Posted by: TANK | Feb 28, 2010 7:10:02 PM

  6. No matter how many times some hetero bigot with two faces and half a heart repeats "hopefully," hope is exact what this should not inspire in anyone concerned with justice or even simple decency.

    In the military, as in most other entrenched bureaucracies, "study" is what you do instead of act. Study is a euphemism for "bury."

    DOD has been "studying" LGBTQ people since long before we adopted that awful, garbled acronym. Other than the occasional promptly discredited fantasy, they've yet to come up with a single valid objection to the presence of openly gay people in their ranks in 50 years.

    There's nothing left to be studied, only something to be admitted: bigots will stop at nothing to preserve the status quo, particularly power bigots put and kept in positions of authority by the idiocracy.

    The only thing left to study is why the real America must love Jeezus and hate fags, and how their chosen leaders became so morally, spiritually, and ethically bankrupt as to allow themselves to represent such a degraded people.

    McCain and his ilk will stop studying and act when we force them to do so, and not one day sooner.

    Posted by: Bryan | Feb 28, 2010 7:43:37 PM

  7. Dear John, you know, waaaaay back in the day there were many in the services who were against desegregation. But their bigoted opinions weren't solicited; the military was desegregated.

    Later, there were many chauvinists who didn't want women to serve in the forces. Many of them believed women serving alongside men would result in sexual bedlam. But their chauvinistic opinions weren't heeded; women were integrated into the military.

    Now, homophobes such as yourself believe queers serving in the military must be sacked because you know, that sexual bedlam thing is still around. And immorality. Immorality!! Because you want to frame homosexuality as a moral issue, we should poll service members? Puhleeze.

    Posted by: Dickster | Feb 28, 2010 11:42:14 PM

  8. Now he wants the enlisted men to vote on the repeal ---- yeah how often does the Military care to send the vote down to the grunts on what happens?

    I guess as long as they can stir up hate to support Straight Supremacy it is a good idea.

    Posted by: Walter | Mar 1, 2010 12:45:36 PM

  9. When did this become a position where you had to have complete agreement? If this was the case nothing would ever get past congress. This isn't up to a vote (thank god--or whoever)with 100% affirmation.

    The party of NO is quickly becoming irrelevant. Problem is the Democrates are terrible at exposing b.s. and don't know how to play dirty. Too much 'let's play nice.' Sorry, not on our backs.

    What really is the problem with gays in the military? Are they afraid that we are going to hit on them or see them naked? Isn't this really the issue? Oh, yes every gay man and woman can't control themselves. Isn't the issue really about sex!

    Republicans have been to preoccupied by sex, whether it be a woman's right to choose or who sleeps with whom--gay, straight, black, white, etc or whether the man is on top and the woman is on the bottom. Makes you wonder why the majority of the people in Congress caught for some sexually issue are normally Republican.

    To cut to the chase this is really about dick. Those embarrass by theirs or envious of others.

    Posted by: Dawson | Mar 1, 2010 2:55:49 PM

  10. So we base policy on what people in the military are thinking? My dad was in the Air Force before I was born. He says he was never asked if we should get involved in Vietnam. When My grandfather was in the Army, they never asked him about desegregating the service.
    Oh well, Mr. Lowest Score at West Point not knowing policies doesn't surprise me...

    Posted by: RugbySkin | Mar 1, 2010 5:12:32 PM

  11. Rodney Glassman 2010 - Let's replace McShame.

    Posted by: David | Mar 2, 2010 10:05:57 PM

  12. Huckabee, McCain, Palin - all hate mongers desperately seeking attention and using the media to further incite injustice, inequality and violence against individuals and their families. Don't they know any gay people? Shame on them all.

    Posted by: GRC | Apr 10, 2010 9:31:58 PM

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