Masochists for McCain

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Cross-posted at Clintonistas for Obama and REDACTED.

The most pathetic, self-loathing group of people on the face of the earth just came out with their much anticipated endorsement.  The Log Cabin Republicans are backing Sen. John McCain and Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.

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Sex, Lies and John McCain

First, if you haven't seen CNN's explosive interview with John McCain last night, where he talks about his first marriage, you should: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChIX-XHlZ Fw

Okay, fine, grannyhelen. You got me. Put "sex" in the title and have McCain squirm on CNN while trying to defend cheating on a sick woman who faithfully waited for him the entire time he was in Vietnam, and I'll take a peek.

But what does this have to do with policy?

Follow me, young grasshopper...

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Congress, Gays and Abortion Attacks Won't Work this Time -GOP

The Republicans are trying to use the low approval ratings of Democrats in Congress, gay issues and abortion for political gain again this election cycle.

I think it's important to remind folks that having a majority of ONE with at least one Independent spying on the Dem's plans (Lieberman), with a Republican president who promises to veto any bill he doesn't like - makes it extremely difficult to solve ANY problem.

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Wrong On Gay Marriage: Obama, and everyone else

Obama: Marriage is a union between man and woman
Redwagon: Politics is the union of an idea and a strategy.

And our strategy in terms of communication is bad.

Once again, the left manages to get it perfectly wrong. Most of the progressives I know are clear-headed so why this foolish falling into the memes of the right?

Why would ANY liberal political say ANYTHING about marriage except this:

I support the freedom of religious institutions to define marriage as appropriate. I would NEVER support forcing an institution to perform ANY marriage with which they morally disagreed.

Why is this good?

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Maverick My Ass

Cross-posted at Clintonistas for Obama.

I'm sick of this "John McCain is a maverick" bullshit.  He is a political opportunist who embraced his party orthodoxy in exchange for embracing the far right-wing agenda.  This week, for instance, he hinted that he might be willing to choose a running mate with non-traditional beliefs, but there were limits to how far a potential running mate could stray from the Republican Party line.

"I think it's a fundamental tenet of our party to be pro-life but that does not mean we exclude people from our party that are pro-choice. We just have a -- albeit strong -- but just it's a disagreement. And I think Ridge is a great example of that. Far more so than Bloomberg, because Bloomberg is pro-gay rights, pro, you know, a number of other issues."

Asked about it today, Bloomberg predictably dodged jumping into the mud by praising McCain as someone who's done great things for this country but then added this dig, "I think that choice and gay rights are personal things -- particularly if you are a conservative, the government should get out of the bedroom."

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