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July 17, 2008
By: Kevin Drum

McCAIN WALKS THE PLANK....First John McCain was against gay adoption, and he got hammered for it. So now he's for it — sort of. Turns out evangelicals aren't amused. Steve Benen has the details.

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Turns out evangelicals aren't amused
Are they ever?

Posted by: lobbygow on July 17, 2008 at 12:34 PM | PERMALINK

I wonder if families that include a mother who is a former drug addict should be allowed to adopt children?

Posted by: RobertSeattle on July 17, 2008 at 12:36 PM | PERMALINK

Wait until next Tuesday, he'll be against it again. Then on Wednesday...

Posted by: tomeck on July 17, 2008 at 12:37 PM | PERMALINK

What's more fun than watching McCain try to balance on the fence between his crazy base and normal voters? It can't be done, but it surely is entertaining watching him try.

Posted by: shortstop on July 17, 2008 at 12:42 PM | PERMALINK

Something Republicans would NEVER dream of telling the Christian Right.

And going forward, some of you may decide that my (FISA) GAY ADOPTION position is a deal breaker. That's ok. But I think it is worth pointing out that our agreement on the vast majority of issues that matter outweighs the differences we may have.

Yeah, I wonder how that would go over with Christian Right?

If only we had a religious belief in our US Constitution, instead of this 4th Amendment, what!!! What the heck does that old law doctrine have to do with our personal social issues?

Call it the Church of Freedom, so it's to bad it has so few parishioners in this country today.


Posted by: Me_again on July 17, 2008 at 1:06 PM | PERMALINK

If Dick Cheney can support gay adoption why not McCain?

McCain sure isn't as good at triangulation as Clinton was. Maybe he should just start saying what he believes.

Posted by: Just a Yahoo on July 17, 2008 at 1:07 PM | PERMALINK

So why doesn't the MSM ask St. John the obvious question: "Why didn't you stay in your first marriage so your first batch of kids could have both Mom and Dad present? Was screwing around with the young, sexy, rich "cunt" (as you so fondly call her) better than the well being of your kids?"

Posted by: K on July 17, 2008 at 1:14 PM | PERMALINK

I wonder if families that include a mother who is a former drug addict should be allowed to adopt children?

What about families where the father has a history of abandoning his children and divorcing their mother.....?

Posted by: Stefan on July 17, 2008 at 1:28 PM | PERMALINK

First John McCain was against gay adoption, and he got hammered for it. So now he's for it — sort of.

ARE YOU MOCKING JOHN MCCAIN'S INTEGRITY AND, BY IMPLICATION, HIS MILITARY SERVICE?!?! MY GOD THE MAN WAS SHOT DOWN -- SHOT DOWN, I TELL YOU!

Posted by: Stefan on July 17, 2008 at 1:36 PM | PERMALINK

What about families where the father has a history of abandoning his children and divorcing their mother.....?

Children do better with two parents. But sometimes Mommy lets Daddy down by not keeping herself up and not driving too well in snow, and then those two parents have to do their parenting from different houses. It's nothing personal. Daddy just has certain needs and he didn't sign up for this.

Posted by: shortstop on July 17, 2008 at 1:43 PM | PERMALINK

Want to make some wingnut heads explode? Find a gay couple willing to adopt some snowflake babies. Danger! Does not compute!

Posted by: SP on July 17, 2008 at 1:55 PM | PERMALINK

Children do better with two parents. But sometimes Mommy lets Daddy down by not keeping herself up and not driving too well in snow, and then those two parents have to do their parenting from different houses. It's nothing personal. Daddy just has certain needs and he didn't sign up for this. Posted by: shortstop

Keep the personal information to a minimum there, Buffalo Gal. This is a political blog not a Agony Aunt column.

Posted by: Jeff II on July 17, 2008 at 2:08 PM | PERMALINK

I had brains, beauty, brass and bison, Jeff, and she had beer. I never had a chance.

Posted by: shortstop on July 17, 2008 at 2:27 PM | PERMALINK

On the plus side, remember that it's always a sign that something good is happening in America when the fundagelicals are unhappy.

So thank you, John McCain!

Posted by: K on July 17, 2008 at 2:50 PM | PERMALINK

Someone tell Stefan that Bob Schieffer is using his name.

Posted by: CJColucci on July 17, 2008 at 4:01 PM | PERMALINK

K gets comment of the week!!

Posted by: John McCain: More of the Same on July 17, 2008 at 4:19 PM | PERMALINK




 

 

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