Is John McCain’s Campaign Actually Making Fun of His Opponent’s Gay Stupidity?

This is a new web spot from Sen. John McCain’s senate re-election campaign, and he very likely approves this message. It’s an attack on J.D. Hayworth, who McCain is trying to paint as a crazy person. It could almost work!

Were the messenger not equally trafficking in lunatic propaganda.

You know Hayworth as the guy who fears gay marriage will lead to man-horse marriage. Not lost on McCain’s spinmasters, they dreamed a cute little graphic to represent the ridiculous claim. It’s something even we can appreciate, because Hayworth’s fear is founded in fallacies.

But there’s something bizarre about McCain pointing out other people fearmongering about gay issues. After all, it’s McCain who’s still pushing the theory that letting openly gay soldiers serve in the military will somehow harm recruitment, retention, and readiness. Where’s the LOL ad show McCain getting reamed in the rear with a submachine gun?

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  • reason

    Great ad, if McCain approved he would be elevated temporarily up a notch in my book, but who are friends of John McCain? Corporations, 527… The Obama part took the cake.

  • greenmanTN

    I used to think John McCain might actually be one of those mythical beings, the “Moderate” Republican. At times I’m not sure it wouldn’t have been better for him to win. Not because I can stand the motherfucker but because the collapse happened at the end of JWB’s term and Obama is being blamed with it. A Republican should be in office to deal with the shit-sandwich they created.

  • Cam

    No. 1 · reason
    Great ad, if McCain approved he would be elevated temporarily up a notch in my book,

    Don’t buy it, McCain came out against gays being able to adopt. yet he himself has an adopted daughter that his wife brought home from an orphanage in India. The girl would have died if left there, but by McCains policies, the girl should have died rather than be allowed to have a gay couple adopt her. He has an openly gay chief of staff “Mark Buse” who has been with him for decades and yet will turn right around, attack gay soldiers, and parents.

    Lastly, lets not forget, the one plane on 911 that was brought down…some reports said it was heading for the capital, where McCain and the other Senators work. One of the folks that brought that plane down was Mark Bingham, an openly gay rugby player.

    McCAin released a statement about Bingham, here is a clipping of it

    “”I love my country, and I take pride in serving her. But I cannot say that I love her more or as well as Mark Bingham did, or the other heroes on United Flight 93 who gave their lives to prevent our enemies from inflicting an even greater injury on our country. It has been my fate to witness great courage and sacrifice for America’s sake, but none greater than the selfless sacrifice of Mark Bingham and those good men who grasped the gravity of the moment, understood the threat, and decided to fight back at the cost of their lives.”

    “””It is now believed that the terrorists on Flight 93 intended to crash the airplane into the United States Capitol where I work, the great house of democracy where I was that day. It is very possible that I would have been in the building, with a great many other people, when that fateful, terrible moment occurred, and a beautiful symbol of our freedom was destroyed along with hundreds if not thousands of lives. I may very well owe my life to Mark and the others who summoned the enormous courage and love necessary to deny those depraved, hateful men their terrible triumph. Such a debt you incur for life. ”

    “””I never knew Mark Bingham. But I wish I had. I know he was a good son and friend, a good rugby player, a good American, and an extraordinary human being. He supported me, and his support now ranks among the greatest honors of my life. I wish I had known before September 11th just how great an honor his trust in me was. I wish I could have thanked him for it more profusely than time and circumstances allowed. But I know it now. And I thank him with the only means I possess, by being as good an American as he was.””

    So McCain is thankint he man that he aknoledges may have saved his life, by advocating his being a second class citizen. What a dick.

  • Lanjier

    Oh, I get it, now that the Tea Party crazies have turned on him, McCain wants to appeal to the rational side of voters! Watching the Republicans run around trying to stop the Tea Party will be like watching Night of the Political Brain-dead. Yea, good luck with that one — your surrounded. They created this monster, they have to deal with it.

  • reason

    Trust me I wouldn’t vote for McCain if I lived in his state, and I can’t think of much good to say about him on a number of issues. The ad though is a maverick-stroke, especially for “I am not a maverick” McCain, I am indulging in his political adroitness not my personal feelings about him. McCain knows his state better than most of us, and he knows that a lot of those people there supported a maverick before they started attending those tea party rallies. The parts of those people that supported the moderate republican are still in them, they didn’t die in one year. The ad is trying to reach those people, snap them out of the daze and bring them to the realization that they are involved with fanatical lunatics, concurrently he is appealing to and firing up the people that don’t identify with the tea party. He is doing this covertly by not releasing it to t.v. instead leaking it in order to go viral online and having it played on every single political analyst show from MSNBC to Foxnews. McCain benefits from the ad without looking petty; good politics. People that don’t follow the nuances of politics and government will be susceptible to ads like this.

  • xracerx

    It’s clear why John’s a flippin flopper pol in DC too long. His behavior also explains alot about Meghan.

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