John McCain DADT Repeal Reaction: 'Today Is A Very Sad Day'

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), once a voice of optimism for repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell, reportedly called Saturday "a very sad day" before the Senate voted to lift the military ban. "I hope that when we pass this legislation that we will understand that we are doing great damage," said the four-term incumbent before the vote, according to ABC News. "Today is a very sad day." Back in 2006, the longtime senator communicated a distinctly different view on ... Full Story »

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Walter Cox
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by Walter Cox - Dec. 19, 2010

This article reveals what most voters sensed in McCain--an ossified mentality that would make him incapable of moving forward.

So glad McCain did not become our President.

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Bob Herrschaft
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by Bob Herrschaft - Dec. 19, 2010

A brief synopsis of McCain's stance on "don't ask don't tell" with links that illustrate the political expediency that have characterized McCain on the issue, without examining the many other issues where the "strait talk express' took a right turn 180 degrees.

In my view McCain has consigned himself to the annals of historical farce. A true maverick should never have his finger to the wind.

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Kaizar Campwala
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by Kaizar Campwala - Dec. 19, 2010
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Barry Grossheim
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by Barry Grossheim - Dec. 19, 2010

What a sad combination of bitterness, cynicism and something approaching dementia this man has become.

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