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International

In Racist Tweet John McCain Calls President Of Iran A ‘Monkey’

by David Badash ● 2:36 PM February 4, 2013
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John McCain today called the President of Iran a “monkey” in a racist tweet, which is causing great controversy.

Immigration

McCain On Immigration Reform: Gay Couples Are A ‘Red Flag’ And ‘Not of Paramount Importance’

by David Badash ● 9:21 AM January 29, 2013
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Senator John McCain (R-AZ) this morning called same-sex binational couples a “red flag” for Republicans, and “not of paramount importance” to immigration reform efforts.”

News

‘Go To Hell’ Says Tea Party To McCain. ‘Time For Your Final Dirt Nap’

by David Badash ● 2:59 PM July 24, 2012
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The founder of an Arizona Tea Party group has told Senator John McCain to “go to hell,” and added, “it’s time for you to take your final dirt nap.”

Bigotry Watch

McCain Slams Bachmann, Others, Over Claim Clinton Aide Part Of Muslim Brotherhood

by David Badash ● 2:55 PM July 18, 2012
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John McCain today slammed GOP Congresswoman Michele Bachmann who is demanding the government investigate Hillary Clinton top aide Huma Abedin for anti-American ties.

Civil Rights

Cindy McCain Falsely Claims GOP Is Pro-Gay, Claims Media Distortion

by David Badash ● 12:11 PM February 24, 2012
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Cindy McCain told CNN that Republicans are pro-gay — it’s just the media that gets it wrong and portrays the GOP as anti-gay. We have facts that prove otherwise.

Politics

Sarah Palin: Remember What Social Conservatives Said Three Years Ago?

by David Badash ● 9:00 AM October 25, 2011
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Three years ago John McCain announced he had chose Governor Sarah Palin as his vice presidential running mate. Remember how ecstatic social conservatives were then?

Marriage

Bush, McCain Women Support Marriage Equality. Does It Matter?

by David Badash ● 3:49 PM February 1, 2011
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Marriage equality needs all the friends it can get including straight allies like Meghan and Cindy McCain, Barbara and Laura Bush. But does it matter?

Don't Ask Don't Tell

AT&T, FedEx, GE Top Funders Of John McCain’s Homophobic Support Of DADT

by David Badash ● 12:57 PM December 6, 2010
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In the New York Times yesterday, Maureen Dowd wrote about the Senate “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” hearings and repealing the unconstitutional law, “It’s unclear why McCain is being so stubborn and stalling, particularly when those closest to him — his wife, his daughter and his cloakroom buddy Joe Lieberman — have all boldly spoken out [...]

Don't Ask Don't Tell

Breaking: GOP’s Scott Brown: “I accept the findings of the report and support repeal”

by David Badash ● 1:38 PM December 3, 2010
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This is big, really big news. Just minutes after Senator John McCain, the chief “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” repeal opponent, said, “I will not agree to have this bill go forward. Neither, I think, will 41 of my colleagues,” Massachusetts GOP Senator and thirty-one year veteran Scott Brown said, “I accept the findings of the report [...]

Don't Ask Don't Tell

Alarming! John McCain Lies, Claims 265,000 May Leave Military If DADT Reversed

by David Badash ● 5:20 PM December 2, 2010
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It’s amazing how low some people (John McCain) will stoop when they know they’ve lost. If freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose, John McCain must be one of the freest people in the country right now. And when you’ve got nothing left to lose, you lie. (Send in Joe Wilson!) So, now [...]

Don't Ask Don't Tell

Breaking: Inhofe Worries DADT Will Interfere With His Christmas

by David Badash ● 1:31 PM December 2, 2010
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Just minutes ago, Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Member, Senate Armed Services Committee, expressed his upset to Tony Perkins, head of the Family Research Council, a recognized hate group, that he has “twenty kids and grandkids,” and the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” deliberations will get in the way of his enjoying Christmas. GOP support for our [...]

Civil Rights

Lisa Murkowski, The Cindy McCain Of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell?

by David Badash ● 10:00 AM November 19, 2010
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I know, perhaps a bit redundant, but I didn’t want to denigrate John Kerry… Yesterday, as we reported, newly-re-minted Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski (that’s MUR + KOW + SKI) told a local Alaska TV station that she would support repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” “as long as as long as it is supported by the [...]

Bigotry Watch

McCain Wants To Charge America Another $4.4 Million To ‘Study’ DADT

by David Badash ● 5:35 PM November 15, 2010
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I remember an old joke, popular when I was a child: A driver is sitting at a traffic light. The light changes several times and after a few minutes, a police officer says to the driver, “What’s the matter? Don’t we have any colors you like?” This is the exact same thing we’re doing by [...]

Civil Rights

BREAKING: Senator Harry Reid Aide: “White House Has Not Been Engaged” On Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal

by David Badash ● 10:28 AM November 15, 2010

Dan Choi, and other LGBT Veterans and GetEqual activists have just left Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s Hart Senate Office building office to ask Reid to pass the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” repeal bill, which is attached to the National Defense Authorization Act. One aide to Senator Reid reportedly said that they “cannot guarantee” the [...]