Last night on Hardball, the Log Cabin Republicans’ R. Clarke Cooper called on Sen. John McCain, in light of the Pentagon’s survey results, to drop his opposition to repealing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. Neato! Rachel Maddow, flashing a giant green light, also gave McCain and fellow Republicans — and all senators, really — the chance to come around.

But he of course won’t do that, explains Dan Savage on Countdown, because McCain is a bigot, which is the most honest and concise assessment of a sitting U.S. senator I’ve ever heard. “There’s really no other explanation for his back flips and his hypocrisy than just irrational animus, which is the definition of bigotry.”

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