John McCain, constantly mortgaging his soul:

In his State of the Union address, President Obama asked Congress to repeal the ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy. I am immensely proud of, and thankful for, every American who wears the uniform of our country, especially at a time of war, and I believe it would be a mistake to repeal the policy.

Obviously a lie. I have gay friends who serve in the military right this moment, and more who have served in the past. They’re joined by an estimated 66,000 of their comrades. McCain isn’t proud of them at all. Nor is he thankful for what they’ve done and continue to do. Instead, he’s proving himself unworthy of their sacrifice.

There is not a single argument for Don’t Ask Don’t Tell that does not reduce to either bigotry or acquiescence to bigotry. Neither is worthy of the American promise. I never thought of McCain as a bigot until I saw how willing he was to traffic in bigotry during his presidential bid. Imagine my horror at seeing it fester after he lost his race.

Spencer Ackerman

Spencer Ackerman