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Fallows on McCain

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 30:  U.S. Sen. John ...
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What the fuck happened to John McCain?

In October, 2006, John McCain, when asked about a repeal of DADT, said this:

The day that the leadership of the military comes to me and says, ‘Senator, we ought to change the policy,’ then I think we ought to consider seriously changing it.

In February, 2010, after the leadership of the military came to him and said exactly that, he said this:

At this moment of immense hardship for our armed services, we should not be seeking to overturn the ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy.

And today, he said this:

I will not agree to have this bill go forward.

Can you imagine what history will have to say about this kind of turn-around on an issue that clearly represents the future?

James Fallows has more:

John McCain seems intentionally to be shrinking his audience, his base, and his standing in history. It’s unnecessary, and it is sad.

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