Just when Jon Stewart announces he’s going to terrorize John McCain for the foreseeable future, the Arizona senator says he’s going to stop fighting the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. What a brave thing for a war veteran to say! Now that the problem is over.
“I think I have to do everything I can to make sure that the impact on the morale, retention, recruitment and battle effectiveness of the military is minimized as much as possible,” McCain says on Fox Business Network. “It is a law and I have to do whatever I can to help the men and women who are serving, particularly in combat, cope with this new situation. I will do everything I can to make it work.”
So now that repeal is underway through “a law,” McCain suddenly has the backs of America’s servicemembers. To say this is a sudden turn of events would be an understatement. To say McCain’s new stance is useful to LGBT soldiers, however, would be a gross overstatement. Yes, groups like FRC now have one fewer lawmaker to point to who endorses their anti-gay positions. And whatever loser was still basing his political views on McCain’s thinking must now readjust. But the very reason the sham “debate” over repealing the law was so contentious was because of John McCain.
As McCain himself admitted, he is not a maverick. He is, however, a giant flip-flopper of the most obnoxious degree.