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The Wonk Room: "Significantly, all of the leaders in front of the commission — Mullen, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, and Working Group chairmen Defense Department General Counsel Jeh C. Johnson and Army Gen. Carter F. Ham — disagreed with McCain’s approach of polling the troops about the policy. 'I can’t think of a single precedent in American history of doing a referendum of the american armed forces on a policy issue,' Gates said, asking, 'are you going to ask them if they want 15 month tours, are you going to ask them if they want to be part of the surge in Iraq?' McCain didn’t name a single 'great leader' who favored a referendum."


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  1. John McCain is a fucking treasonous, un-american asshole.

    Posted by: tc in nyc | Dec 2, 2010 9:31:47 PM

  2. To think that this senile old goat holds the Senate seat once occupied by Barry Goldwater, who said in the 1993: "You don't need to be straight to fight and die for your country. You just need to shoot straight."

    Posted by: JusticeontheRocks | Dec 2, 2010 9:35:50 PM

  3. D-I-C-K

    Posted by: patrick | Dec 2, 2010 9:36:51 PM

  4. Just remember, 1/3 of gay voters thought he should be president.

    I'm going to punch the next person who incessantly bitches non-stop about Obama. I'm fully aware of his faults. And then I remember this evil, wrinkled douchebag.

    Posted by: Gregoire | Dec 2, 2010 10:21:20 PM

  5. He's just trying to build a political case with his grand-standing bullshit so that he can justify his bigotry to history.


    It is UNCONSTITUTIONAL in the United States for there to be a plebiscite on the rights of an unfavored and dis-empowered minority who would suffer at the hands of a tyrannical majority driven by irrational fear and animus. This DOES apply to the US Military as well. The courts are clear on that.

    Posted by: AgBoiNV | Dec 2, 2010 10:42:12 PM

  6. It's kind of sad that someone once considered an independent maverick will go down in history as an intransigent ass.

    But only kind of. He just comes off as old and stubborn. Maybe he had better PR people in the past.

    Posted by: Paul R | Dec 2, 2010 10:48:54 PM

  7. McCain is clearly "squirming" in his seat during this entire series of hearings. He is clearly WRONG and, like most Republicans (if not all) he is unable to admit that he is wrong. Barack Obama on his worst day, is still better than this old "crotchety" bigot!

    Posted by: james Brown | Dec 2, 2010 10:49:28 PM

  8. Why doesn't this sad old man just retire gracefully?

    Posted by: frank | Dec 2, 2010 11:03:41 PM

  9. You lost, McCain. Twice.

    Posted by: Max | Dec 2, 2010 11:17:34 PM

  10. As if my "respect" could be any lower for McCain. Rarely do you see a politician light the fire of his own burning plane so gleefully (er, grumpily).

    Posted by: R | Dec 2, 2010 11:45:28 PM

  11. Leaders in the military can ask their team about thier thoughts on how to take a hill, but there is no asking on whether they should take it if that is the mission.

    Admiral Mullens should have jumped over that table and slapped the stupid out of Mr. McSmirky.

    Posted by: Mary in Iowa (go Army) | Dec 2, 2010 11:57:31 PM

  12. What a nasty Bag of Ass. This is why America rejected this old bitter jackass in 2008.

    Posted by: Mike | Dec 2, 2010 11:59:28 PM

  13. How amazing the Tina Brown led liberal leaning website Daily Beast has his daughter employed as a main blogger, simply to post one Palin column after another, never to stray off topic. Meghan will breathlessly tweet: "Remember what I thought about Sarah Palin last week? Well just you guyz go here and see what I think this week! Watch me on The View next week talking shoes!"

    Posted by: Mark | Dec 3, 2010 12:07:48 AM

  14. I think John better hope he doesn't run into Mullen somewhere away from D.C. someday, 'cause he's earned a punch in the nose with those baldfaced insults to Admiral Mullen's military leadership creds. In any other setting, a man like Mullen would have reached across the table to plug a fuctard like McCain right in the kisser.

    Posted by: Zlick | Dec 3, 2010 1:59:18 AM

  15. McCain is simply being a pain. Obama, on the other hand, is the true fraud. Obama designed DADT repeal to fail. He's the architect of its failure. Just look at how he has navigated this repeal notion all the way to the lame duck session of Congress.

    Obama and the Dems are trying to paint themselves as fighting for our rights. Nothing could be further from the truth. Just watch as they ditch the DADT repeal provisions from the legislation currently before Congress. Obama and the Dems will sell us out.

    Posted by: mark | Dec 3, 2010 2:02:02 AM

  16. Horrid little man.

    Posted by: MoJo | Dec 3, 2010 2:03:57 AM

  17. There has to be a special place in Hell for this guy.

    Posted by: Geoff | Dec 3, 2010 2:45:21 AM

  18. McCain, the Song Bird, which his captors nicked named him, because he sold out his fellow service men by telling information and using his father's military rank (Admiral of the fleet) during the Vietnam war.

    He couldn't care for what happens to the service people Gay or str8. He used his position in office to squash the release of his military records for that reason. The guys who were prisoners with him have no use for him.

    He has the stench of sour grapes, because he thought he had the White House. This fool needs to be removed.

    Posted by: GaryJ | Dec 3, 2010 3:04:05 AM

  19. History will remember John McCain for two reasons. His homophobic bigotry regarding DADT, and unleashing the Palins and the Palin-bots on the world.

    McCain is simply trying to show that he's still relevant in a world that long since passed him by.

    Posted by: Rich | Dec 3, 2010 3:15:11 AM

  20. Meghan--so much for wanting to "kick Obama's ass"

    Posted by: r | Dec 3, 2010 3:25:43 AM

  21. Let the "hue and cry" go up:

    "McCain's a bigot."

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Dec 3, 2010 4:20:41 AM

  22. @agboniv : quite right......didn't Madison deal with this issue of majorities not having the right to deprive minorities of their civil/fundamental rights ?

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Dec 3, 2010 4:27:54 AM

  23. McCain's nothing but a dried up, tired, irrelevant, sour, embittered angry, nasty fool whose heartless and bigoted stance on DADT will ensure that he's derided and mocked for all time for being on the wrong side of history. I never, ever thought I'd show any love for Lieberman, but he surely deserves a little now.

    Posted by: Ray | Dec 3, 2010 5:19:58 AM

  24. Why is this topic so important to Mr. McCain? I just don't get it.

    I mean, I've never wondered this before -- and I don't want to wonder it now... but what if mr. Mcgrody-shrivelhead-McCain is deeply closeted--and maybe that's his real issue? At least a closeted bisexual. Eww bc it's this grody guy with that awful personality to boot. But, c'mon; look a the facts...

    I call this one for this historybooks, boys: McCain has had some bi experience and dreams about it in fearful anxiety almost every night. It might have even happened for him in the military. And he loved it, it felt right for him, etc.--but he felt shame about it and it has driven his entire life since. He so firmly said all these "unit cohesion" lies earlier because HE improperly fucked with his army buddy and then the army buddy dumpted HIM or gave him the cold shoulder...and so McCAIN now holds a grudge, the bisexual bitchy grudge, now old-fogey-senator trolly-pouty grudge...the grudge against the gays. Gawd.

    No other way I can explain his persistence that he's right on this topic.

    No one else thinks his concerns are with 2 minutes let alone 5. But he can't get enough; this is what he lives for. What. THe. F.

    Posted by: just a guy | Dec 3, 2010 6:37:23 AM

  25. I don't understand how this jerk can continue to think it's OK to discriminate. He's not interested in doing the right thing, or listening to experts or studies, or even being reasonable. He's only interested in discriminating. I hope he rots in hell.

    Posted by: Kelly in Atlantic City | Dec 3, 2010 6:57:49 AM

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