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McCain Planning Major Filibuster of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' in Senate


Desperate to hold on to his Senate site, John McCain is aligning himself with the right-wing fringe and hate groups we posted about yesterday and is planning a filibuster of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" repeal bill in the Senate.

Keith Olbermann discussed some of the haters and McCain with Dan Savage last night.

Senator Carl Levin, the Chair of the Senate Armed Services Committee, is planning an 11:30 am conference call to discuss the DADT measure, FOX News reports.

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  1. Disgusting. What a disgusting legacy to leave behind. Shame on him.

    Posted by: Bastian | May 28, 2010 9:44:24 AM

  2. Yesterday's man, leaving without dignity.......he deserves to be kicked out; at least with a right winger we know our enemy.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | May 28, 2010 10:04:08 AM

  3. McCain is a miserable old grouch who is dangerously out of touch with today's public.

    Posted by: KFLO | May 28, 2010 10:06:11 AM

  4. If he wants to filibuster that's fine - maybe it would force Obama to issue an executive order halting all discharges - maybe something along these lines "As Commander and Chief of our armed forces I cannot sit by and watch brave men and women who put their lives on the line every day be forced by the inaction of self serving politicians to live a lie or sacrifice their careers. As the chief military officer I am ordering all military commanders to halt discharge proceedings or investigations for violations of the DADT law. Further, any commander who continues proceedings or seeks retribution through unwarranted alternate discharge proceedings will be subject to swift action under the Uniform Code of Military Justice"

    Posted by: Rich | May 28, 2010 10:06:27 AM

  5. Gosh I wish I had voted for McCain. Obama is so evil!

    Posted by: Kevinvt | May 28, 2010 10:07:49 AM

  6. "appalling and transparent" - Dan Savage speaking to John McCain's motives

    Truer words were never spoken.

    I learned something today. I did not know HIV+ people could not serve in the military. I wish I had one of those shooting NBC "The More You Know" Stars right now.

    Posted by: Stephen | May 28, 2010 10:09:07 AM

  7. I think you mean Senate seat.

    Posted by: Peter | May 28, 2010 10:19:26 AM

  8. Fine, then Harry Reid should have them put up the cots and make McCain haul his ass on the senate floor 24x7. That would make for great TV. Seriously though, I can't imagine there are enough votes to sustain a filibuster on such a weak piece of legislation. All this does is punt the decision to the military; and what is so controversial about that.

    Posted by: Mike | May 28, 2010 10:24:33 AM

  9. McCain is from Arizona, the red state that enacted the racist anti-immigrant bill. He's representing his constituents.

    Tell your senator to represent your beliefs - tell them how you feel about this bill. Contact him/her at www dot senate dot gov.

    Posted by: steve | May 28, 2010 10:24:58 AM

  10. McCain flip flopped on this issue because of his constituents. Heinous.

    Posted by: steve | May 28, 2010 10:33:53 AM

  11. How can anyone get fellated in their sleep – are these Republican whackos thinks of this stuff?

    Posted by: Arturo Beeche | May 28, 2010 10:34:35 AM

  12. Cindy needs to slap some sense into his head.

    Posted by: crispy | May 28, 2010 10:35:44 AM

  13. Why aren't female military leaders coming forward to express their fear of open lesbians serving in the military? Oh, yeah. THEY aren't frightened little wimps like the men.

    Posted by: Queer Equality Revolution | May 28, 2010 10:55:55 AM

  14. It's neat how neo-Confederate Republicans disingenuously love to bring up cracker Dixiecrat opposition to the Civil Rights Act to tar Democrats today.

    Now Republicans can be tarred for decades to come because their almost unified opposition to gay rights legislation.

    Posted by: Jane Roe | May 28, 2010 11:06:49 AM

  15. His statement about HIV+ people not being able to serve was not entirely accurate. You cannot join the military if you are HIV+, but if you become positive while you are active duty, you can stay in the military.

    Posted by: Rob | May 28, 2010 11:10:02 AM

  16. Somewhere there's a glue factory with an empty stall with McCain's name on it

    Posted by: Mark | May 28, 2010 11:13:35 AM

  17. If you want to help Arizona get some blue in its blood, donate to Rodney Glassman.

    Posted by: David | May 28, 2010 11:34:16 AM

  18. McCain is disgusting, but so is Dan Savage! Who the Hell cares what that media whore has to say? This "compromise" amendment should not pass. It will leave LesBiGay servicepeople in a worse position than they are now (1.e., pre-1993 military policy on homosexuality).

    Posted by: Stuffed Animal | May 28, 2010 11:39:56 AM

  19. How can there be a filibuster? Sen. Collins (R) from the Senate committee already voted for the compromise. If one Repub breaks ranks then doesn't that mean there can't be a filibuster?

    Unless of course a Dem joins it...

    Posted by: TonsofT | May 28, 2010 11:52:50 AM

  20. In the words of Sarah Palin: "I'm just ill!"

    Posted by: Piper | May 28, 2010 11:57:35 AM

  21. Tea Party Wackadoodles....Love it!

    Posted by: David | May 28, 2010 12:01:21 PM

  22. McCain planning political suicide, again. Got it.
    Is there anyone in that party who isn't completely insane?

    Posted by: ravewulf | May 28, 2010 12:11:27 PM

  23. get the life support ready mccain doesn't look like it will be a long filibuster. he should fall over in about the 2nd hour. only problem is he already looks dead how will we know for sure.

    Posted by: walter | May 28, 2010 12:18:03 PM

  24. Is it November yet? Not that I want to replace his miserable pasty white ass with another idjut, at least the newbie won't have the seniority, so I don't have to constantly be barraged with his hypocritical bullshit.

    Posted by: Keith | May 28, 2010 12:32:34 PM

  25. wtf is wrong with this man?

    first he was humiliated in the election, now he's making a fool of himself again

    must be a weird dynamic in that family with Cindy & Meghan

    Posted by: neverstops | May 28, 2010 12:36:51 PM

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