…$160 million to the Department of Defense for developing a device that can jam gaydar. Now I don’t know if this is anti-gay, or pro-gay, or if such a device would even work. but I do know this. Jamming gaydar is not a federal responsibility. That’s something that’s best left to state and local governments.
Such a position, however satirical, speaks to McCain’s backward belief that American voters, many of whom are undereducated, have a better understanding of constitutional rights than judges. The audience may have thought the “gaydar” joke a riot, but we found it nauseating, to say the least.