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Meghan McCain On GOProud: 'Rogue Group' Who 'Exacerbate The Stereotype'

McCainGOProudMeghan McCain told Michelangelo Signorile exactly what she thinks of Republican gay group GOProud. They're a "rogue group that has publicly said very nasty things about me, very nasty things" and "the type of gay Republicans that I think exacerbate the stereotype," McCain told Signorile on his radio show.

The always outspoken McCain, daughter of former GOP presidential candidate John, went on: "Ann Coulter is who they had speak at one of their conventions and was touted as some kind of icon, a woman who uses gay slurs on television. In gay Republican circles, GOProud are not respected. They do not like me and I do not like them."

A member of the Log Cabin Republicans, McCain was also adamant that not all gay Republicans are self-loathing.  "They just believe in their country being run a certain way. And until I think the Democratic Party comes out and actually passes legislation, we’re not impressed."

I'm not impressed with Obama going on TV and saying, 'I have gay friends and I think they should get married.' That to me is the same thing as saying, 'I have black friends and they should get married but I’m not actually going to pass legislation that interracial marriage should happen.' If you put it in those terms it’s a completely different situation.

And the fact that people just seem to be okay with President Obama doing that, as far as I’m concerned, he’s not doing enough for the gay community and it's not enough to sway me. I'm glad it's okay with you guys but it's not enough for me. I know lots of gay people that are voting for Romney, because I think in America, people aren’t one-issue voters.

To many people, though, marriage is more than just a single issue: it's economic, philosophical, religious, romantic... The list goes on.

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  1. DADT was struck down by an act of Congress, so I think she is dissembling more than a little. And given the make up of Congress, she's going to continue to be "not impressed" for a goodly bit.

    Good on her for having a go at GoProud though.

    Posted by: Polyboy | Jun 28, 2012 12:40:24 PM

  2. Thank You, Meghan, for showing us all that you don't really know what you're talking about.

    GOProud are a useless bunch of idiots, but this comment of hers shows she's not too far removed from them when it comes to being intellectually honest.

    Posted by: Tyler | Jun 28, 2012 12:41:16 PM

  3. "I know lots of gay people who are voting for Romney" LMAO Sure you do Megan... Sure you do...

    Posted by: Mickey | Jun 28, 2012 12:41:33 PM

  4. I saw the gay, Log Cabin, Romney voters marching in Sunday's Pride Parade.

    I think they numbered...6? 7?

    Meghan's arguments for voting against Obama are actually more insidious than the way Ann Coulter operates - at least Ann is transparent in her position.

    (Hateful, sure, but still transparent.)

    Posted by: Matt in NYC | Jun 28, 2012 12:53:37 PM

  5. Obama isn't doing enough but GoProud, McCain and Romney are?

    Posted by: Matt26 | Jun 28, 2012 12:55:47 PM

  6. Wow, so let's rag on someone who has been an outspoken advocate for our community.

    Good going guys.

    Posted by: Michael | Jun 28, 2012 12:55:50 PM

  7. Michael, should we turn a blind eye to the fact that she will be using her influence to put a man in the White House who has pledged to not only stop the equality momentum, but to actually revoke rights that are already in place? Just because she "has been an outspoken advocate"?

    Posted by: RHR IN TN | Jun 28, 2012 1:01:21 PM

  8. Okay, she has a point that Obama is a lot of hopey/changey talk and little action, HOWEVER, if forced to chose between him and Mittens, whose talk is homophobic and his actions are worse, I'd still vote for weak-as-water Obama. Sorry, Meghan, you kinda missed the point.

    Posted by: graphicjack | Jun 28, 2012 1:02:51 PM

  9. I agree Michael. Isn't it appalling that McCain is ragging on President Obama, the most pro-LGBT President in American History, and yet she complains about him and encourages people to vote, instead, for anti-gay-policy Romney, or her own father?

    So much for defending the advocates for our community, eh?

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Jun 28, 2012 1:03:04 PM

  10. But Michael, I thought Meghan was saying that we shouldn't be "one-issue voters."

    But her argument makes tons of sense: I'm not impressed with a politician who's pro-gay. In fact, I find it offensive, and I think it's sad that gay men are supporting him because of this. That's why I back a candidate who is outspokenly anti-gay.

    Because nothing is a saner than deriding people for supporting a tepidly pro-gay politician and saying that the better choice is to support a rabidly anti-gay politician and his homophobic party.

    And how out of touch is she that she thinks that gay politics aside, Romney has anything over Obama? If their candidate did, there'd be an interesting discussion to have. But if Obama's a damp towel, Romney's soaking in a puddle on the gym floor.

    Posted by: luminum | Jun 28, 2012 1:03:10 PM

  11. Even if it were really only just talk (which it isn't), that's still infinitely than anything Republicans have ever done for gay rights.

    Posted by: Steve | Jun 28, 2012 1:16:47 PM

  12. She's cute and all, doubtless well-meaning, but (Britishism) as thick as two short planks. Are my eyes and ears bleeding...?

    Posted by: Wavin' Dave | Jun 28, 2012 1:18:50 PM

  13. She's right about GOProud, though her diss of them seems to be more about the fact that they said nasty things about her than about any true philosophical disagreement with the group. In her shallow way, she's doing what they and the LCR's do: claiming to be unimpressed with Obama's pro-gay actions while ignoring the virulent anti-gay positions and actions of the mainstream Republican party, basically giving them a pass.

    She's trying to level a playing field that clearly isn't level: the 2012 Democratic party is essentially pro-gay, the 2012 Republican party is essentially anti-gay. Who's defending DOMA now? Her party. Who supports a constitutional amendment to undo all currently legal marriages of same-sex couples? Her party's nominee for President. Which majority has never passed a single piece of pro-gay state or federal legislation? Her party's.

    She wants to have it both ways, having us like her cause, you know, she's cool about gay rights, but expecting us to buy her LCR-style propaganda and think, oh yeah, those Republicans are really on our side! She also makes the Republican mistake of assuming that gay Obama supporters are one-issue voters. In fact, the vast majority of us are not. We think Romney and her Republican party are wrong on a long long list of issues.

    Posted by: Ernie | Jun 28, 2012 1:38:12 PM

  14. @Graphic J - I'm not evening conceding, and rightfully so, that Obama is "weak-as-water". I believe Rachel Maddow ran down a list of the things that this administration has done concerning LGBT rights. The "Google" is a wonderful thing.

    To use a sports analogy, have they scored a touchdown and extra point, No (but who has). Have they significantly moved the ball forward, Yes. And as Kiwi said, the most Pro-LGBT President in American History.

    Posted by: Belthazar | Jun 28, 2012 1:39:29 PM

  15. "I don't understand why people vote for Barack Obama, when he only says he's for gay rights. You should vote for Mitt Romney, who is actively working to limit them!"

    Logic fail. Not that I expect more from her.

    Posted by: Mike8787 | Jun 28, 2012 1:45:37 PM

  16. "I'm not impressed with Obama going on TV and saying, 'I have gay friends and I think they should get married.' That to me is the same thing as saying, 'I have black friends and they should get married but I’m not actually going to pass legislation that interracial marriage should happen."

    As opposed to Romney who says he would support a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage completely.

    Posted by: Daniel | Jun 28, 2012 1:54:02 PM

  17. She's officially a media talking-head; every comment could be a press release, with no basis is reality.

    Posted by: Pete N SFO | Jun 28, 2012 1:57:02 PM

  18. I've always had some measured level of respect for the Log Cabin Republicans, though I think the members have their own self-interests (financial) at heart, which is sad.

    However, GOProud deserves no ones respect (except maybe by the Tea Party or the KKK)... They're just a couple of fools who would promote more anti-gay laws if it got them more press.....

    Posted by: TonyJazz | Jun 28, 2012 2:06:25 PM

  19. I agree with Babs Walters: Who cares what Megan McCain thinks?

    Posted by: Steve Sando | Jun 28, 2012 2:07:30 PM

  20. She's a pr whore trying to get gay people to vote against their own interests. Next case.

    Posted by: Wilberforce | Jun 28, 2012 2:28:50 PM

  21. First, neither GOPunks nor LCR are gay groups. They're both republican organizations with gay front men who do the bidding of their far right boards of directors. Both are financed by republican extremists whose goal is to co-opt the LGBT message. This is why they each have a primarily non-LGBT board of directors. Ann Coulter is on GOPunks board. Andrew Breitbart was on GOPunks board. GOPunks recently endorsed Romney, but only 2 of those who joined in the endorsement were gay. If Meghan McCain doesn't know this, then she's ignorant as all get out. Beyond that, the suggestion that she favors Romney because Obama doesn't push federal legislation for same-sex marriage is stupid and dishonest beyond belief. We don't need federal legislation. We already have a Constitution that guarantees us equal protection and due process. If the SCOTUS ever says that is not so, THEN we'll need legislation. But good to know that Meghan McCain is really more of a republican apologist, but not a very good one.

    Posted by: belo | Jun 28, 2012 3:17:49 PM

  22. "because I think in America, people aren’t one-issue voters."

    The majority of the fundamentalist right, a good chunk of the GOP framework, are "one-issue voters"

    Posted by: Patrick | Jun 28, 2012 3:30:10 PM

  23. "And the fact that people just seem to be okay with President Obama doing that, as far as I’m concerned, he’s not doing enough for the gay community and it's not enough to sway me. I'm glad it's okay with you guys but it's not enough for me."

    But she's totally cool with Mitt Romney's pledge to outlaw same-sex marriage in the whole USA. Typical GOP garbage. Every gay person who votes for Romney this November is a quisling to the LGBT community.

    Posted by: Peter M. | Jun 28, 2012 3:31:54 PM

  24. WTF is this bimbo talking about? Obama needs to do more for gay rights??? Yeah, this is coming from someone who's father ran for president saying he was against gay marriage. STFU you irrelevant clown and go get a real job. Nobody cares what you think.

    Posted by: Dumb H0 | Jun 28, 2012 3:39:02 PM

  25. Who's your Daddy, dear?

    Posted by: Jack M | Jun 28, 2012 3:50:38 PM

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