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Watch: McCain Mocks Obama Military Naiveté, Says He'll 'Absolutely Filibuster' Repeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

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On Arizona 12's locally-aired Sunday Square Off, John McCain discusses efforts to repeal the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, criticizing Judge Virginia Phillips ruling that the measure is unconstitutional, and painting Obama as inexperienced in military matters.

Says McCain: "The President of the United States has no military experience, no impact with the military, went over to San Diego and called the corpsman "corpse" man. I guess he thought it was 'The Day of the Living Dead'. And has made this decision because of a political promise to the gay and lesbian community."

Adding, of DADT: "Absolutely I will filibuster or stop it from being brought up until we have a thorough and complete study on the effect of morale and battle effectiveness."

Watch (starts at 4:00), AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. McCain is a joke. So sad to see how low he has gone.

    Posted by: Jon Lee Hart | Oct 18, 2010 8:42:52 AM


  2. Such a bitter old man. He's nothing but a sore loser. Maverick my ass!

    Posted by: Rob | Oct 18, 2010 8:51:20 AM


  3. I want to hear specifics on how DADT will be repealed on Obama's watch within the next 2 years in light of the statement by te neo-fascist John McCain.

    Or was Obama simply lying, like he always does?

    Posted by: Martin Murray | Oct 18, 2010 8:54:08 AM


  4. D-bag. Obama and all these washington polilticinas are using YOU (yes, including every Democrat). Don't give your money to anyone. This 2 party system is failing America.

    Posted by: clint | Oct 18, 2010 8:57:42 AM


  5. McCain will be remembered for three things: being captured by the North Vietnamese, unleashing Sarah Palin on the good people of the United States and ending his career a bitter mockery afraid of gay people.

    He's just sad.

    Posted by: Bart | Oct 18, 2010 8:59:24 AM


  6. McCain is kind of like many of his elderly peers; no need to think about others people's feelings because he's going to die soon anyway. Besides, I would be a cranky, bitter asshole like him too if I couldn't sit down without crushing my shriveled, saggy balls.

    Posted by: Chris K | Oct 18, 2010 9:05:42 AM


  7. Yes, because pronouncing words correctly is REALLLLLY important to today's Republican voters, who've got Sharron Angle, Christine O'Donnell and Sarah Palin in their oration pantheon.

    Posted by: Matthew Rettenmund | Oct 18, 2010 9:07:09 AM


  8. "And has made this decision because of a political promise to the gay and lesbian community."

    As opposed to doing it because it's the morally right thing to do. What a vile piece of garbage he is.

    Posted by: David in Houston | Oct 18, 2010 9:19:37 AM


  9. McCain can be proud that HE'S NEVER tried to deliver a promise to the people that elected him. Old, shriveled turd. The absolute pride of his hate is disgusting.

    Posted by: princely54 | Oct 18, 2010 9:27:46 AM


  10. Unhappy though I am with President Obama at the moment, the country really dodged a bullet by rejecting this bitter nutcase in 2008. Imagine the two Supreme Court justices we would have gotten from McCain by now.

    Posted by: Gianpiero | Oct 18, 2010 9:43:45 AM


  11. Has Senator McCain ever explained how he managed to get shot down and captured by the North Vietnamese? Or how someone with a mediocre academic and service record managed to become a fighter pilot? Oh yeah....his influential dad and wealthy family. My bad.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Oct 18, 2010 9:45:37 AM


  12. The war hero should have served prison time for his role in the S&L scandal. Why is he still a senator?

    Posted by: ratbastard | Oct 18, 2010 9:47:33 AM


  13. A product of the smart voters of Arizona. A little racist a little homophobic and a whole lot a crazy. Goldwater would be so proud.

    Posted by: ggreen | Oct 18, 2010 9:55:28 AM


  14. This man deserves NO respect for his military service because he is granting no respect to LGBT military people and THEIR service. When he recognizes and respects ALL people's right to serve in the military (and appreciates gay servicepeople), he can ask for some level of respect, but until then, this nasty little homophobic ass-hat can go fuck himself!

    Posted by: CKNJ | Oct 18, 2010 10:02:45 AM


  15. ELEVEN other countries include Gay and Lesbians in their military, but not the United States. McCain wants a "thorough and complete study on the effect of morale and battle effectiveness." WTF?! And I heard that our President wants to do "more studies" as well? I say we BOYCOTT these mid-term elections and show the country just how powerful a political force we are.
    Why is it that OUR lives keep coming up for a vote!!!!?

    Posted by: Jeff R. | Oct 18, 2010 10:08:47 AM


  16. Wait 'til you hear his extraordinary negative rant against Barbara Boxer... it's amazing that anyone but the most extreme conservatives will continue to offer him a mic... he now represents the very worst of what drags this nation down today- a divisive, better-than, blinding anger... just a sad and shameful development.

    Posted by: pete | Oct 18, 2010 10:16:18 AM


  17. He's so seriously out of touch. Called out the judge as a "woman" but then said that her sex didn't matter. If it didn't matter to him, why'd he bring it up? He said it's easy to pull quotes, and then pulled an Obama mis-pronounciation. This guy would have opposed integration of the military.

    Posted by: Alpha | Oct 18, 2010 10:26:13 AM


  18. ggreen:

    Barry Goldwater was not homophobic, in fact he was ahead of his time regarding gay rights.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Oct 18, 2010 10:32:33 AM


  19. ALPHA:

    If he made a comment about women, it probably had to do with the fact females don't serve as combat soldiers. It's actually legitimate on his part to point this out IMO.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Oct 18, 2010 10:34:59 AM


  20. McShame gets a spot on 'Square off', not any of the three major Sunday talk shows, or even the lame cable ones. He's like the lead in Sixth Sense, he's dead and does not know it yet.

    Posted by: patrick nyc | Oct 18, 2010 10:40:12 AM


  21. It's interesting how he introduces the topic by berating the "woman federal judge" and then quickly (having do doubt realizing how sexist he reveals himself to be) backtracks by saying "doesn't matter if it's male or female, but she...."
    Like all the right-wingers who criticize "activist" judges (the word "activist" almost applying only to decisions they don't like), he never does specify how anything she ruled was at all inconsistent with the constitution.
    Given their desire to restrict pronoun usage both on and off-base by gay and bi soldiers, one has to wonder whether people like McCain think the constitution really mean that even gay people have freedom of speech in America.
    Is a gay American just three-fifths of a human in their tiny minds?

    Posted by: gregv | Oct 18, 2010 10:40:23 AM


  22. Pete:

    MANY people, str8 and gay alike, dislike B. Boxer. Her personality leaves a lot to be desired and I'm close friends with numerous gay and str8 Californians who aren't impressed with her. She was also un-necessarily snarky and pissy with that general when he said ma'am, which was only common military protocol. People str8 or gay who have served in the armed forces know she was out of line.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Oct 18, 2010 10:40:52 AM


  23. of course he is sexist he has been caught on tape being racist referring to asians as gooks and latinos as spics

    This guy is way over due to be at a retirement home where he can dream about yelling at kids "get off my lawn"

    Posted by: [email protected] | Oct 18, 2010 11:07:14 AM


  24. To call McCain a dick would be an insult to penises everywhere. He's a big glob of santorum.

    Posted by: tgstock | Oct 18, 2010 11:20:52 AM


  25. Sad to see this old asshole still desperately hanging on so low.

    Posted by: Theo | Oct 18, 2010 11:53:59 AM


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