Sunday, December 5, 2010

What Has Happened To John McCain?

I have to admit that there was a time a while back when I thought John McCain was "the" man to be President of the United  States. But then he lost his way when he decided to kiss Jerry Falwell's ring to get support from the far right. When he picked Sarah Palin as his running mate all possibility of supporting him went out the window. Now he is just an angry old man.

The Los Angeles Times article published in the December 2nd ARGUS LEADER really hits it on the head. What happened to the man who gave an impassioned eulogy for Mark Bingham, an avid McCain supporter who happened to be gay. A man who gave his life for others on United Flight 93 on the morning of September 11.

Here was a man of courage who stood up and fought for others. He was gay. So what? At the time, McCain thought this man showed a badge of courage and recognized him for it.  Being gay has no bearing on one's courage or sense of duty. But does that same sentiment ring true for McCain today? No, it does not.  He doesn't care what the Secretary of Defense says or what their study says about gays in the military. He is vehemently opposed to doing away with "don't ask, don't tell" in the military.

His angry stubborn behavior is that of an old man, intolerant of the basic rights to be afforded to all human beings. We have become a nation of intolerant behavior and it sickens me.  Just talk louder and meaner to drown out the reasonable discourse. My way or the highway seems to be the mantra of the Republican Party these days.  I would ask what has happened to the Republican Party but that is another opinion for later.

Right now, I just ask, what has happened to John McCain and when will he go away?

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