Monday, July 14, 2008

McCain's Hackery, Bigotry &Stupidity

There's a reason why this is perhaps the first Presidential Election where the chief strategy has been to keep John McCain as far away from anyone - press or people - as possible. However, this has got to take the cake! It's not as if we didn't know McCain was anti-gay, but his most recent statement is about as ugly a statement as anyone could imagine.
"I think that we’ve proven that both parents are important in the success of a family so, no, I don’t believe in gay adoption."
Well, gee, John, when are you going to introduce legislation to remove the tens of millions of children in America who live with single parents? Apparently, just because a mother and a father worked in his family, that's the only model that can work. Oh, and clearly all mother-father families have worked wonders for their children; a mother and a father have never screwed up their kids' lives, at any point in time, in the history of mankind. It's only gay parents and single parents.

So, John, what about the million-plus people in this country who have been raised by at least one gay parent? I suppose none of those parents were worthy of their children...

To top it all off, was McCain's family model a success before or after the infidelity?
And Michelangelo Signorile discusses McCain's sham marriages, responding to an L.A. Times article over the weekend which reported on the fact that McCain had obtained a marriage license for Cindy while still married to his first wife: "Although McCain suggested in his autobiography that months passed between his divorce and remarriage, the divorce was granted April 2, 1980, and he wed Hensley in a private ceremony five weeks later. McCain obtained an Arizona marriage license on March 6, 1980, while still legally married to his first wife."
What an ass! Also, how stupid does he have to be to open himself to this line of attack? If the "family value" crowd wants to vote on the candidate who truly has a family reflective of good family values, the obvious choice is Obama. He's never been divorced, while he and his wife are in the midst of raising two absolutely adorable, well-adjusted kids.


joe said...

What do you know about McCain's family aside from a divorce that some allege as an amoralistic one? I would suggest researching McCain's family a bit.

Ryan Adams said...

I know that he shouldn't cast stones when his house is glass, Joe.

As I said in the post, the stupid part about all of this was he opened the doors to this kind of discussion. There was no reason for people like me to go there - I'm certainly not the moral police.

However, when he says that gay people shouldn't have the rights to adopt kids, on the basis of family values (which is the implication), then his family values are fair game. If it's a sweeping generalization to just link to others who say his marriage ended in 'amoralistic' ways, please bear in mind that it's also a sweeping generalization to suggest that because his family unit consisted of a mother and father, that's the only model that can work. Many others do, gay and straight.

joe said...

Not what I was getting at. I don't have a problem with gays adopting. However, you pushed that Obama is a better example of a family man, but I get the feeling you don't know much about McCain's family or else you would realize that he has excellent family man credentials.

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