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  1. Rich says

    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”

  2. says

    “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.

  3. Mike says

    Fine, then Harry Reid should have them put up the cots and make McCain haul his ass on the senate floor 24×7. 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.

  4. steve says

    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.

  5. Jane Roe says

    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.

  6. Rob says

    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.

  7. says

    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).

  8. says

    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…

  9. walter says

    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.

  10. says

    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.

  11. neverstops says

    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

  12. TommyOC says

    @Mike: “All this does is punt the decision to the military; and what is so controversial about that.”

    Seriously? How old are you, bud? DADT was enacted BECAUSE the decision was left to the military! Before 1993, the military engaged in open discrimination against homosexual soldiers, finding new and creative ways to deny rank, demote, and even discharge them. DADT was the “compromise” to that policy, essentially saying you can’t treat homos different if they don’t acknowledge or openly live their lifestyle.

    The repeal of DADT, as most of us want it, would include a non-discriminatory clause further protecting out gays from institutional discrimination, just as women and blacks are protected. The “compromise” Obama & Co. are pushing doesn’t include that protection… and if it’s left to the military to implement, it’ll be too late and too little done for our GLBT servicemembers’ sake.

    In a sick and twisted way, I hope McCain wins this battle. I’d rather lose this battle for DADT repeal than give Obama & Co. cover to claim they actually did something for us when in fact, they have not.

  13. Chris says

    Isn’t it usually good medical policy to have elderly people see a doctor when they undergo a major personality shift? McCain is directly contradicting statements he made less than six moths ago on a wide variety of issues. I think it’s time someone took gramps to the doctor and got his brain examined.

  14. Me says

    “In a sick and twisted way, I hope McCain wins this battle. I’d rather lose this battle for DADT repeal than give Obama & Co. cover to claim they actually did something for us when in fact, they have not.”

    Shame on you! You’re just an anti-Obama asshole who wants gay people to be punished because of your irrational hatred towards Obama. I guess you would have rather had McCain in the White House. Screw you.

  15. TANK says

    Well, since it’s attached to the defense department funding bill that will provide raises to servicemen and women that their families really need, he is positioning himself as an enemy of the united states military. That fact needs to trumpeted, and he needs to be exposed as someone who doesn’t care about the troops, hates this country (apparently), and will sabatoge our military preparedness for short term political gain. Say it again, and again and again and again, people will believe it. Explain to them what is at stake here in terms of how this filibuster will harm our military and military families, and blame it all on mccain the newly christened teapartier.

  16. says

    @ tommyoc : “openly live their lifestyle”…….
    I’m sure you are just using this phrase to illustrate the pre-DADT milititary bias.

    But the phrase is meaningless now, right ?
    My weekends are spent shoveling manure and digging earth. So much for the gay lifestyle.
    I suggest we abandon the use of the phrase altogether.

  17. jamal49 says

    Go ahead, John, filibuster the DADT repeal. I’ll be aiming my garage-door opener directly at you in hopes it’ll make your pacemaker whack out on you.

  18. Jane Roe says

    “Shame on you! You’re just an anti-Obama asshole who wants gay people to be punished because of your irrational hatred towards Obama. I guess you would have rather had McCain in the White House. Screw you.”

    Yeah this PUMA bullshit or Obama derangement syndrome or whatever it is is a mental disease. These bitter queens need help. Stat!

  19. james Brown says

    John McCain resembles the old, grouchy uncle at the family reunion who complains about the state of the world. How sad! He is a pathetic man and politician who’s time in office has passed him by and, sadly, a man who is willing to sell his soul for a seat in the senate that doesn’t really have his name on it anymore.

  20. Rich says

    McCain sold what was left of his soul for one last chance at the Presidency and failed. Far from a maverick, he’s just an angry and bitter partisan dinosaur of an age long since past.

    Disgusting.

  21. Jerry12 says

    A sad ending for an old soldier.
    Does Mr. McCain believe that gays in the military are something new and to be feared?
    I was in the Navy during WW2, and we were there then, and with my father in WW1 (yes, he was gay and had gay soldier friends).

    How truly sad that his legacy will be tarnished byu senility.

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