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McCain beds down with AZ Taliban – supports marriage amendment

McCain and Protect Marriage Arizona chair Lynn Stanley smile with glee in support of the petitions in support of the gay-bashing amendment.

To preserve and protect marriage in this state, only a union between one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage by this state or its political subdivisions and no legal status for unmarried persons shall be created or recognized by this state or its political subdivisions that is similar to that of marriage. — language of AZ’s amendment

“I believe that the institution of marriage should be reserved for the union of one man and one woman, said Sen. McCain. The Protect Marriage Arizona Amendment would allow the people of Arizona to decide on the definition of marriage in our state. I wholeheartedly support the Protect Marriage Arizona Amendment and I hope that the voters in Arizona choose to support it as well.”

— John McCain

That’s it, John McCain’s completely over on the dark side of dirtbag wingnuttery. After his opposition to the Federal Marriage Amendment, he turns around and supports the move by Arizona’s Taliban to pass a state amendment. Here’s the ecstatic, breathless chair of Protect Marriage Arizona, Lynn Stanley:

I met with Sen. John McCain at his Phoenix office today along with several members of the Protect Marriage Arizona coalition to receive his endorsement of the amendment. At the meeting Sen. McCain presented a petition to PMA chair Lynn Stanley with his signature and the signatures of others. Sen. McCain then signed the back of the petition as a petition circulator. He also issued a strong statement of support for marriage as the union of a man and a woman and urged Arizonans to support PMA in a press release issued this afternoon by PMA. While we and other conservatives have had some public differences with Sen. McCain in recent years, we are thrilled to have his endorsement for the state marriage amendment. Sen. McCain’s bipartisan appeal and his strong endorsement of PMA will enhance the measure’s appeal to many Arizonans. In the next few days, he is likely to be heavily criticized by members of the homosexual community and challenged to abandon his support of the amendment. Please take a moment right now to express your gratitude to Sen. McCain for his decision to sign and endorse the PMAA. You can call his office locally at 602-952-2410 or 520-670-6334 or email him using his webform.

Fellow blogger RealValues sums this development up well.

Honest to God this makes me sick to my stomach. McCain, who was a vocal opponent of the Federal Marriage Amendment, was a man who I thought wouldn’t sell his soul to the far right to get elected. Apparently, he is just another Republican beholden to the radical right.

Senator McCain, I hope you havent forgotten what these people did to you in SC in 2000. You can guarantee they will do it again in 2008, and this time this blogger wont feel bad for you. Shame on you Senator McCain.

Sucking up to Chimpy in 2004 after being kicked in the balls by Bush in 2000.

For bonus McCain points, see Shakes Sis’s blasting of him on his endorsement of intelligent design. McCain’s a wingnut butt-kisser at the expense of principles, especially after this last election. Go grrrl.

And now he’s decided the road to the presidency is paved with pandering to the slimy fucks who care so little for this country’s future that they’d compromise an entire generation of its people by diluting their educations with what can be deemed, at best, an alternative but nonscientific philosophy of the origins of humankind, and, at worst, utter hogwash. Leadership isn’t caving to the whims of those who screech the loudest, but instead having the guts and the tenacity to tell them they’re wrong when what they want isn’t good for the rest of us.

Anyone who still thinks this jagoff’s a maverick after the bootlicking he gave Bush during the last election is living in cloud cuckoo land. His alleged independent streak came to a screeching halt as it collided with the stumbling zombie corpse of his credibility the moment he stood in New Hampshire with his arm around the shoulders of the man whose operatives called his wife a junky and his adopted daughter illegitimate. He may have been honorable and brave once upon a time, but he’s not anymore.

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