The man who would have been President...

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    Oct 19, 2010 2:47 AM GMT
    The man who would have been President if Republicans had had their way - John McCain - expressed his strong feeling about gay soldiers this past weekend.
    About keeping gay soldiers in the closet, that is.

    http://ontopmag.com/article.aspx?id=6633&MediaType=1&Category=26


    He is willing to filibuster if necessary to block the repeal of DADT.

    If this Republican was in the White House, would we have any hope today of seeing DADT end?
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    Oct 19, 2010 5:35 AM GMT
    rickrick91 saidThe man who would have been President if Republicans had had their way - John McCain - expressed his strong feeling about gay soldiers this past weekend.
    About keeping gay soldiers in the closet, that is.

    http://ontopmag.com/article.aspx?id=6633&MediaType=1&Category=26


    He is willing to filibuster if necessary to block the repeal of DADT.

    If this Republican was in the White House, would we have any hope today of seeing DADT end?




    As disgusting as John McCain is, the answer to your question is, "Yes," because we are getting our rights through the courts, not the Congress. So, let the old fart filibuster his brains out.
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    Oct 19, 2010 8:23 AM GMT
    rickrick91 saidThe man who would have been President if Republicans had had their way - John McCain - expressed his strong feeling about gay soldiers this past weekend.
    About keeping gay soldiers in the closet, that is.

    http://ontopmag.com/article.aspx?id=6633&MediaType=1&Category=26


    He is willing to filibuster if necessary to block the repeal of DADT.

    If this Republican was in the White House, would we have any hope today of seeing DADT end?


    Meanwhile, Obama's actions contradict his own words of promise. So both Obama and McCain aren't the best with gay rights. But those who oppose Obama's decisions aren't necessarily embracing Republicans or McCain.
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    Oct 19, 2010 1:55 PM GMT
    SARAH PALIN would have been doing even more to stir up bigotry than she is now.

    McCain may have been the Worst Almost-President Ever.
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    Oct 19, 2010 2:33 PM GMT
    No matter how crappy Obama is (and he is) you have to keep saying the words

    McCain/Palin.

    It would have been worse. Much worse.
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    Oct 19, 2010 3:09 PM GMT
    What happened to the old John McCain? Alzheimer's, perhaps?
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    Oct 19, 2010 3:18 PM GMT
    Lostboy saidNo matter how crappy Obama is (and he is) you have to keep saying the words

    McCain/Palin.

    It would have been worse. Much worse.

    Agree. I just wish the better word could have been Hillary. Infinitely smarter than Obama, and with a bigger pair of balls who would have aggressively used the very brief Democratic majority in Congress, not squandered it. Obama was a feel-good candidate, not a do-good in office.

    I'd like to see Hillary challenge him for 2012, though if the current Teabagger tide continues, no Democrat can take the White House next time.
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    Oct 19, 2010 3:25 PM GMT
    OtterJoq saidWhat happened to the old John McCain? Alzheimer's, perhaps?

    Well, that's what happened to Ronald Reagan, which the White House tried to cover up. Until he was out of office, and then his Alzheimers was suddenly diagnosed.

    Actually, I think McCain was mentally imbalanced by his POW experience. An ordeal I honor & respect, but at the same time I have to coldly say it makes him unfit for public office.

    In short, he is irrational and erratic, as his track record shows. A hero, but mentally damaged too severely to be a policy maker in the US Congress. Time to let him out to an honored pasture.
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    Oct 19, 2010 9:08 PM GMT
    Lostboy saidNo matter how crappy Obama is (and he is) you have to keep saying the words

    McCain/Palin.

    It would have been worse. Much worse.


    But at the same time you can say these words:

    Elect someone else that is not McCain/Palin or Obama in 2012.
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    Oct 19, 2010 9:11 PM GMT
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    Lostboy saidNo matter how crappy Obama is (and he is) you have to keep saying the words

    McCain/Palin.

    It would have been worse. Much worse.


    But at the same time you can say these words:

    Elect someone else that is not McCain/Palin or Obama in 2012.


    I'd vote for Franken.