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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. A couple of things:

    A) Why didn't the Democrats call the Republicans' bluff with all of their filibusters? FORCE the bastards to stay up all night reading the phone book on the floor of the Senate, every time they want to filibuster a bill. It would have stopped them from pulling all of this obstructionist shit pretty damned quickly.

    I chalk this up to a failure of the Senate's Democratic leadership. This leads to my next point:

    B) If the Democrats retain a majority in the Senate after the election, Harry Reid needs to be stripped of his position as Senate Majority Leader (assuming he's not defeated by Angle). He's completely inept. Ultimately, the gridlock in the Senate can be laid at his feet.

    Posted by: Rich | Oct 18, 2010 12:29:17 PM


  2. Mr McCain is 50 years out of touch with military reality. He is in no position to judge someone else's naivete'.

    Posted by: Alan | Oct 18, 2010 12:29:24 PM


  3. @Ratbastard
    Women don't officially serve in infantry, armor or artillery. But that doesn't mean they aren't involved in combat. They can be attached to such units (and regularly are in Afghanistan and Iraq) and they can serve in other jobs that include combat - like aviation, military police, EOD, medics, supply convoys and other things.

    That's actually a point against McCain. He has no experience whatsoever with the modern military. It's not the same atmosphere and culture as when he served a few decades ago. And the attitudes about gay people have changed dramatically in the last 15 years alone.

    Posted by: Steve | Oct 18, 2010 12:45:19 PM


  4. @ RATBASTARD: the general speaking to Senator Boxer was in the Senate chambers, not in a military setting. The military is subservient to congress. EVERYONE knows that you call Senators "Senator".

    I think she handled the matter well.

    Posted by: David R. | Oct 18, 2010 1:46:07 PM


  5. "Corpse"-man is exactly what I think when I see this babbling fossil.

    Posted by: jexer | Oct 18, 2010 2:30:12 PM


  6. Yes,obama has no military experience.Same is true for most of the presidents in history. It is impossible for a single person to have all kinds of experience. What is he trying to say? He probably doesn't know himself.

    Posted by: simon | Oct 18, 2010 6:07:17 PM


  7. That man needs an enema.

    Posted by: Perry | Oct 18, 2010 6:38:04 PM


  8. @Rich: If the Dems do retain the Senate, it would probably be better to force Reid aside. Not much of a chance the filibuster rules will be changed...never know when the tables will be turned.

    I agree, if the Republicans want to filibuster a bill make them stand there 24/7 and defend it. No more of this bs of them threatening to do so and the Dems capitulating at the first sign.

    Posted by: Rich | Oct 19, 2010 3:22:38 AM


  9. It's really sad to see the Maverick becoming even more of an asshole.

    Posted by: Dawnell_do | Oct 19, 2010 9:45:47 AM


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