Poor, cranky, confused John McCain.
The Republican presidential hopeful appeared on ABC’s This Week to present his platform to America. Unfortunately, his platform’s a bit wobbly. And, in some cases, full of glaring, worrisome holes.
Not only did the Arizona Senator “fumble” on affirmative action legislation and his use of the word timetable – he used it on Friday during a CNN interview, but then insisted on This Week that he hadn’t – but McCain also dug himself deeper with regard to the issue of gay adoption. McCain caused a minor uproar earlier this month when he said he doesn’t believe in gay adoption. His communications team later qualified that remark by emphasizing McCain’s support for states’ rights.
While McCain did mention states in his response Sunday, they were merely an afterthought for two contradictory position, delivered within seconds of one another…
My position is that it’s not the reason I’m running for the President for the President of the United States and I think that two parent families are best for America.
I’m running for president of the United States because I want to help with family values and I think that family values are important when we have two parents families that are parents are that are the traditional family.
Host George Stephanopoulos then asks “what’s wrong” with gay couples adopting the children in need, to which McCain replies, “I am for the values that two parent families, the traditional families represent.” Stephanopoulos won’t give up and asks, point blank, “So, you’re against gay adoption.” McCain goes on to repeat that claim: “I am for the values that traditional families represent.” Is he even listening to himself? The fact of the matter is – well, two things.
First, McCain claims he wants to change America’s direction. Holding onto right-wing tactics such as exclusionary families will not change America, except perhaps for the worse. Second, this man hopes to rule one of the world’s most powerful nations, yet he can’t even get his story straight. Party divisions aside, we’re worried about giving the presidency to a man who can’t seem to hold a steady thought.
It’s more a sell out than flip-flop.
He is obviously struggling to say something that will gain him favor with the fundies while not saying anything overtly anti-gay.
He won’t say he’s “against gay adoption” but for “traditional family”
I’m sure he has trouble keeping track of all the bullshit he says.
It must be very difficult.
Got that Log Cabinites? As parents you are worthless, your relationships are invalid but keep sending me that money fools!
how can we let someone who is in the early stages of dementia run the country?
he’s one year off a high security old fokes home!
god dammit Mccain! you sir, suck. You are weak and you are a sell out. Don’t beat around the bush by affirming the opposite just so you can pick up the evangelical votes and think it won’t get you any flack from the queers. What a lame candidate. He can’t even be himself, now he has to pander to the evangelicals. He can go to hell.
No one really knows what this man believes because his beliefs change depending on his audience. He will say anything to get elected.
gay couples DO provide kids with 2 parents, which is what he claims to be promoting. he’s an idiot and i hope his cancer comes back with a vengeance.
If he ever learns “the Google” then maybe he will google himself to see how dumb and ga ga he really is. He is from another century, the Spanish-American War. I am three years older than senile McCain, but somehow I manage to keep up with the real world. Age is no excuse.
“No one really knows what this man believes because his beliefs change depending on his audience. He will say anything to get elected.”
Obama on gay rights: Just what HAS he done?
Flip-Flop/CHANGE #1: Barack Obama says heâ€™s against The California Ballot Measure Banning Gay Marriage Despite His repeated Assertion That Marriage Is Between A Man And A Woman.
â€œI still think that these are decisions that need to be made at a state and local level. Iâ€™m a strong supporter of civil unions. And I think that, you know, weâ€™re involved in a national conversation about this issue. You know, I believe that marriage is between a man and a womanâ€
Despite his so called â€™supportâ€™ for GLBT rights heâ€™s on record for also saying that a second class citizen status such as a civil partnership a la Vermont is his preferred resolution for the issue and goes beyond and says that the issue should be left up to individual States to decide upon. We shouldnâ€™t be entitled to the same rights and protections his family has but heâ€™s Okay with the California Supreme Court decision. Until it gets voted down in November by the public then another flip-flop on the making.
Flip-Flop/CHANGE #2: While Obama says he will support a repeal of DADT once heâ€™s president as a senator he hasnâ€™t co-sponsored MREA ( The Military Readiness Enhancement Act, a bill to repeal â€œDonâ€™t Ask, Donâ€™t Tell.â€) in both the 109th and current 110th congress.
Flip-Flop/CHANGE #3: Barack Obama has come out in full support and expressed his desire to expand on Bushâ€™s faith based initiative programs although he has said previously that he values this Nations principle of the separation of church and state.
And then in general his flip-flops are more endless than those of McCain:
So what’s the difference?
I just want to know if he’s been tested for alzheimer’s ?
We don’t need another Ronald Reagan in the White House again.
Rather than Alzheimer’s, it could be a life-long issue. At least, that’s what this Newsday Opinion piece argues (finally…these worthwhile Newsday Opinions are few and far between).
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