As some political pundits and People For the American Way PFAW have recently pointed out, Senator John McCain has been acting real peculiar lately...
The once Relatively Reasonable and Moderate Republican has been catering more and more to the Conservative Religious Right within his party.
Has the Aging Arizona Senator Finally Succumb to Senior Dementia or is this just Shrewd Political Strategy on His Part?
Even though the vast majority of Americans supported ending Don't Ask Don't Tell ( DADT ) the far Religious Right of the Republican Party was intractably opposed to extending any rights at all to Lesbian and Gay Americans and John McCain obviously wants to stay in their good graces. Hence all the shifting rationale and furious attacks.
Just take a look at some of the vitriol and angry responses that has been coming from the Religious Right of the Republican Party.
Bryan Fischer of The American Family Association: "The new Marine motto: 'The Few, the Proud, the Sexually Twisted.' Good luck selling that to strong young males who would otherwise love to defend their country. What virile young man wants to serve in a military like that?"
Tony Perkins of The Family Research Council: "It is clear why this was done: not to enhance the military's ability to accomplish its mission or to enhance national security. Rather, it is a political payoff to a tiny, but loud and wealthy, part of the Democratic base."
Peter LaBarbara from The Americans For Truth About Homosexuality: "If the lame-duck Congress succeeds in ‘gaying down' our military this weekend, it will take a disastrous leap toward “mainstreaming” deviant, sinful homosexual conduct."
These aren't fringe figures in the Religious Right movement. They are important figures in the GOP, and John McCain is eager to please and cater to their bigoted agenda. John McCain is a "Survivor" after all, and right now he's definitely in survivor mode.
So If That Means Flip-Flopping on Veterans Benefits, Immigration, Gays in the Military, Health Care, Survivor Benefits for Victims of 9/11 or Medical Benefits for the First Responders to 9/11. The Republican Religious Right Can Count on John McCain.
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