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Cindy McCain Says Media to Blame for GOP's Anti-Gay Image: VIDEO


Before the Republican debate on Wednesday, Cindy McCain sat down with CNN and blamed the media for painting a picture of the GOP that makes them look anti-gay, Think Progress LGBT reports.

"I think the media portrays that. I think being a Republican, being part of the party for — as many years as I have and knowing the Republicans the way I do that is not the case and that’s not the bulk of Republicans that believe in that, at all. The vocal ones, maybe the ones that are on the far right side of the issue, but I — certainly in the state of Arizona – we are open-minded Republicans and believe in equality for all."


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  1. Apparently she needs to adjust her meds. Maybe the reason that the media suggest that Repubs are antigay is because they say antigay things left and right.

    Posted by: Paul R | Feb 24, 2012 9:28:06 AM

  2. Oh, yes. Absolutely. Whenever I think of Arizona, I think of "equality for all." Well, that and fascism.

    Posted by: kit | Feb 24, 2012 9:31:02 AM

  3. In their private lives many Republicans don't care, in the political life they have to be anti-gay...even the rich ones. Read the party platform Ms McCain. Your husband does.

    Posted by: Gus | Feb 24, 2012 9:34:23 AM

  4. @Paul R

    Let me add that it's also their voting records that make them look anti-gay.

    Posted by: Michael W. | Feb 24, 2012 9:34:54 AM

  5. I think she honestly belives that because she and the $ elites (the minority) of the repubs have no real contact with the vast majority of their party/ base/ foot soldiers for the 1%

    Posted by: say what | Feb 24, 2012 9:39:02 AM

  6. And yet, the bulk of voting Republicans keep electing vociferously antigay people while ignoring the progay choices. Maybe all those progay Rebulicans need to get out and vote more.

    Posted by: LiamB | Feb 24, 2012 9:39:12 AM

  7. Blame the others. What's new?

    Posted by: Matt26 | Feb 24, 2012 9:39:44 AM

  8. Could we please stop portraying Cindy and meghan as "gay supportive". As long as they defend and support a party and candidates that aren't even "pretending" to be for "some" human rights, they cannot claim to advocate equality for LGBT.

    Appearing in a white t-shirt with duct tape on your mouth does not make you an advocate.

    Posted by: The Realist | Feb 24, 2012 9:41:56 AM

  9. Well, technically she is correct. Without the media we wouldn't know about even a tenth of the republican party's obsession to deny us equality...Do they live most of the year on a totally different planet than real, thinking people? I couldn't actually hear her whole interview because I was watching her husband on tv reruns blasting the repeal of DADT and reading about the republican house defending DOMA, southern politicians trying to re criminalize gay sex..... Damn that media for bringing us the news!!

    Posted by: Michaelandfred | Feb 24, 2012 9:42:49 AM

  10. I've always thought that she was mildly nuts and that's why she was medicated and largely hidden from the 2008 campaign. She should ditch his sorry self and become the liberal that she and her daughter have clearly become. She's the one with the money, after all.

    Posted by: Paul R | Feb 24, 2012 9:43:03 AM

  11. Pretty hard to report on pro-gay sentiment that's never voiced, Cindy, if it even exists...not that the voting record would support that claim anyway.

    Posted by: luminum | Feb 24, 2012 9:43:38 AM

  12. "And we would have gotten away with it if it wasn't for the media and that dog!!" Rooby Roooooooooo

    Posted by: Michaelandfred | Feb 24, 2012 9:44:30 AM

  13. Oh, Cindy. If only that were true.

    Posted by: Max | Feb 24, 2012 9:45:05 AM

  14. The Republican Party is not anti-gay?? LOLOLOL

    There are admittedly a few Republicans that are not anti-gay (I've even met a few), but the bulk of the Vocal Voting Republicans ARE anti-gay and no amount of duct tape and white t-shirts can change that.

    I suppose she thinks that her husbands staunch support of DADT was not "anti-gay" but was "pro-military". Deluded!!

    Posted by: Chadd | Feb 24, 2012 9:47:04 AM

  15. So the media, by quoting GOPers, is painting the picture that Republicans are anti-gay?

    Um, folks, if you hadn't slung the sh*t in the first place, no one would have been able to record it and play it back.

    Stop blaming others for your own bigotry. Own it and fix it.

    Posted by: Jeffrey in St. Louis | Feb 24, 2012 9:47:51 AM

  16. She doesn't live in the same Arizona I live in. The state legislature here gives the words "full of nuts" a whole new meaning. They are anti-gay, racist, anti-education, anti-woman.

    Posted by: Stephen | Feb 24, 2012 9:49:19 AM

  17. Has she read the official Republican platforms in the last few elections? Has she heard the current Republican candidates speak about gay issues? She's in denial, or completely out of touch.

    Posted by: Jim | Feb 24, 2012 9:49:24 AM

  18. Whenever there's an equality vote, usually ALL Republicans vote against.... What the hell is she trying to say here, they love us but in a secret kind of way?

    Posted by: John Normile | Feb 24, 2012 9:51:13 AM

  19. Oh my. I didn't know that if you asked questions and got truthful answers, you were maliciously painting an untrue image of a party. Yes, we'll all try harder to cover up that nasty little inconvenient part for you. No, it's okay, you can reinstate DADT, and bring back sodomy laws, and tell us we can't work anywhere of rent anyplace or buy a home just because we're queers, and OF COURSE that doesn't make you anti-gay.

    My god, Republicans act like those in the 1600s, trying to keep the serfs ignorant so that they may continue their reign supreme.
    This solidifies the fact that Cindy McCain is certainly no friend to us.

    Posted by: Matt | Feb 24, 2012 9:51:38 AM

  20. Yes, when I think of progressive political agendas, I think Arizona. D'oh!

    Did anyone take her seriously when she stumbled into the NOH8 campaign to sell America on the idea that a "McCain White House" would not be entirely anti-gay? I sure hope not.

    We already have all the proof we need of what a crackpot she is by virtue of standing behind THAT man. Dumb ass.

    Posted by: Georgia Unity | Feb 24, 2012 9:54:30 AM

  21. Hey Cindy - maybe you should inform your old codger know- the one with loads of money - thats been living OFF the Gov't Teet since the late 60's.....and WHy are you and your family getting 100% FREE TAX PAYER FUNDED A+++ HEALTH CARE when you have millions $$$?

    Posted by: Disgusted American | Feb 24, 2012 10:11:47 AM

  22. If that's true, Cindy, where are all the Republicans who have joined the NOH8 campaign or made an It Gets Better video?

    Posted by: Dastius Krazitauc | Feb 24, 2012 10:21:58 AM

  23. Darn that media, telling people what Republicans actually say and do!

    Posted by: Glenn | Feb 24, 2012 10:25:31 AM

  24. Cindy, dear heart, did you actually watch ANY of the Republican debates. Did you hear ANY of the statements by Rick Santorum. Michelle Bachmann (and her twinkie, self-loathing husband), Rick Perry, and on and on and on? Do you not read anything?

    To blame the media for the message of the Republican party is so gut bustingly hilarious, it makes you look completely out of touch and quite honestly, stupid.

    But I'd issue Ms. McCain this challenge, if what she's saying is true, then she and all those many Republicans that are gay-friendly should get busy and stick one -- just one -- candidate up for national office that will actually say that. I would like Ms. McCain to march into the evanglical meetings and tell them that they are not real Republicans, that they are haters and do not represent the views of most Republicans.

    Now of course, we know this won't happen because, well it's simply not true. But if it's true, Ms. McCain then you and the rest of the silent Republicans who do nothing to truly counter the hateful, bigotted statements made by REPUBLICAN LEADERS reminds me of the people that remained silent while the Jews were carted off in Nazi Germany. And you are just as guilty.

    Posted by: Bart | Feb 24, 2012 10:37:52 AM

  25. The constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage in North Carolina has been supported unanimously by the Rethugs here. She thinks we misunderstand the homophobic character of the GOOPERs? She is delusional!

    Posted by: candideinnc | Feb 24, 2012 10:38:27 AM

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