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Watch: Joe Lieberman Disagrees with McCain's Bigotry-Based Opposition to 'DADT' Repeal


Andrea Mitchell plays a bit of John McCain siding with service members who object to serving alongside gay people in today's Senate hearings on DADT.

Says McCain: "We send these young people into combat. We think they're mature enough to fight and die. I think they're mature enough to make a judgment on who they want to serve with and the impact on their battle effectiveness."

Lieberman responds:

"It's not acceptable in our country to judge people based on their...sexual orientation."


The NYT has more on McCain's shameful and embarrassing performance.

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  1. i posted this earlier at huffington post:

    the only way that the geezer's gonna say the report's ok is if it says what he wants it to say. it won't matter how many logical justificat­ions it posits for allowing gays to serve or how many benefits the military would reap from any specialize­d skills that a lot of these people may have (the current dearth of arabic speakers in the military is a result of DADT) the only thing grandad wants to hear is that gays shouldn't be allowed to serve any other result will be flawed because of that.

    Posted by: alguien | Dec 2, 2010 2:40:47 PM

  2. mccain's says he had experience. wonder what he means by that? the man is nothing but a dried up piece of shit and ahould just silently go down the bowl.

    Posted by: walter | Dec 2, 2010 2:46:29 PM

  3. So is Senator McBigot implying that soldiers were not mature enough to say what they did in the survey? He needs to put on the white sheet and hood of the KKK and just get it over with.

    Posted by: Brad | Dec 2, 2010 2:52:47 PM

  4. Thank god McCain is not president.

    Posted by: mike128 | Dec 2, 2010 3:23:03 PM

  5. The question begs, who still will get beaten up? The straights or the gays?

    Why is McCain et al, so afraid?

    There is no point, and they have made it.

    Posted by: esther blodgett | Dec 2, 2010 3:47:27 PM

  6. Silly zombies, if only they would stop eating brains and put one in their head.

    Posted by: ila lwara | Dec 2, 2010 3:55:49 PM

  7. The low point had to be when McCain had the nerve to question the military experience of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs. As if the highly decorated Admiral Mullen was just some low level intern taking minutes at the staff meetings. It was incredibly disrespectful and shows the lengths this tired old bigot will go to.

    John McCain has become the George Wallace of our generation:

    DADT now, DADT tomorrow, DADT forever.

    Posted by: John | Dec 2, 2010 4:08:50 PM

  8. John McCain's day will come. It's laughable that he questions the military experience of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. That's absurd just to type. Even more given McCain's own military record.

    He only got into the Naval Academy because of affirmative action. His father and grandfather were legacies. This is the same and only reason he got into Naval Aviation upon graduation, which is usually reserved for the best and brightest. He was completely unqualified and had horrible proficiency ratings during his flight training. As a consequence, he was a horrible pilot and was promptly shot down by the North Vietnamese when put to the test. Just think if an actually qualified person got his spot at the Naval Academy...

    He has had the nerve to build a political career off of his incompetence and marry into wealth. Sadly, we all now suffer from his ridiculousness.

    Posted by: Jay | Dec 2, 2010 5:28:45 PM

  9. I thought McCain was going to follow the lead of SecDef Gates and the Joint Chiefs. Oh, he didn't like the survey conclusions so we're going to have to do one that reaches his opinions. Cindy, you need to make sure the geezer takes his Aricept or, I'm afraid, things will get worse in Washington.

    Posted by: mad1026 | Dec 2, 2010 5:36:46 PM

  10. Hooray JAY! You said everything I wanted to say.

    Posted by: Frank | Dec 2, 2010 5:40:18 PM

  11. MOST of the people who post on here are military hating lefties anyway; why do you care? MOST of you would give the evil eye to a guy passing you in the street wearing a military uniform and you know it.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Dec 2, 2010 9:55:41 PM

  12. @Ratbastard (aptly named) ... To quote one of your own ilk: "You lie."

    Posted by: atlantaguy | Dec 3, 2010 5:52:57 AM

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