Where was this Cindy when the cameras were on?!
John McCain supported Proposition 8, surely drumming up some votes that led to its passage. Cindy McCain remained silent.
Fast forward a year and a half:
Cindy McCain Poses for NOH8 [Advocate]
Glad you joined your daughter in moving towards the right, Cindy. Just don't let the far-right friends of Palin hear about it. Not only will they get you on the gay thing, but your evolution itself will surely oversteam their TEA.
She looks stunning.
I've been informed from the other side, though, that liberal gays never give the Republicans credit when they do the right thing for equality, so your post and my post on this obviously didn't happen.
Posted by: Evan Hurst | Jan 20, 2010 12:22:15 PM
Unfortunately, as you pointed out, they took the low road on the campaign, and Sen. McCain actively kowtowed to the religious far-right in order to "protect marriage"/"protect his chances of winning their vote for president."
Freed of this pressure, Mrs. McCain is able to do this. Better late than never, I say, and perhaps it really is a signal that more Republicans who understand we're a secularly-governed nation will get in line with true equality.
Posted by: Eric | Jan 20, 2010 1:36:04 PM
whatever. completely meaningless except to add fuel to the anti-dem/anti-Obama fire. More posturing for power and using the social tools as weapons to regain people's trust for the GOP. I'll give them one thing: they know how to work together for one cause: themselves. Too bad the dems can't seem to get their shit together, dammit.
Posted by: ZnSD | Jan 20, 2010 1:50:56 PM
Where is the photo of Michele Obama? For that matter, what effort did Barak Obama put into defeating Prop 8, Maine's amendment, etc?
Posted by: John | Jan 20, 2010 8:44:03 PM
Unfortunately, the Republican Party has continued to paint itself into a corner with the religious right so much so that reasonable people can't rise to the top. But it's interesting how once they can just be who they are, people like Cindy McCain come out of the closet. Better than nothing, I suppose.
The whole problem with the Republican party continues to get worse as witnessed by their leadership in the Senate. Save for our "winner-take-all" political system, which forces a 2-party monopoly, something like the Tea Party movement would actually peel these people off, form a new Far Right party, perhaps leaving moderate and left Republicans free to work with right leaning Democrats on a new political party. That's the way it would happen in Europe, anyway. But, of course, that won't happen because the split would lose them lots of elections in the short term. So the Republicans will veer even more to the right as the Tea Party homophobes and racists get more powerful. And since being the "party of no" has helped them so much, they can be the anti-everything party and never offer any real solutions. Sad.
Posted by: Kevin | Feb 10, 2010 2:28:36 PMcomments powered by Disqus