John McCain tries very hard not to answer question on gays adopting kids.

If nothing else it’s amusing to watch John McCain try to give a non-answer to a question he knows will get him in trouble with Democrats AND Republicans no matter how he answers it. In the case of gays being allowed to adopt children his answer implies that he’s against it because that’s what his party’s base expects, but he never actually says he’s against it so when people claim he said he’s against it he can truthfully say that he never said that.

Still it’s plain to see that John McCain is running for President with the intent of only catering to the interests of heterosexuals. At least it’s clear from this interview with George Stephanopoulos:

STEPHANOPOULOS: What is your position on gay adoption? You told the “New York Times” you were against it, even in cases where the children couldn’t find another home. But then your staff backtracked a bit.

What is your position?

MCCAIN: My position is, it’s not the reason why I’m running for president of the United States. And I think that two parent families are best for America.

STEPHANOPOULOS: Well, what do you mean by that, it’s not the reason you’re running for president of the United States?

MCCAIN: Because I think—well, I think that it’s—it is important for us to emphasize family values. But I think it’s very important that we understand that we have other challenges, too.

SEB Translation: “I really, really, REALLY, don’t want to talk about this issue! Surely there’s hundreds of thousands of other topics much more important than letting the fags adopt children we could be talking about? Don’t you want to hear about my economic recovery plan?? Please, for the love of all that’s good in the world, don’t make me talk about this issue!”

I’m running for president of the United States, because I want to help with family values. And I think that family values are important, when we have two parent—families that are of parents that are the traditional family.

STEPHANOPOULOS: But there are several hundred thousand children in the country who don’t have a home. And if a gay couple wants to adopt them, what’s wrong with that?

MCCAIN: I am for the values that two parent families, the traditional family represents.

STEPHANOPOULOS: So, you’re against gay adoption.

MCCAIN: I am for the values and principles that two parent families represent. And I also do point out that many of these decisions are made by the states, as we all know.

And I will do everything I can to encourage adoption, to encourage all of the things that keeps families together, including educational opportunities, including a better economy, job creation.

SEB Translation: “Let’s talk about education! Or the economy! Or job creation! OR ANYTHING OTHER THAN THIS TOPIC! PLEASE!!!”

And I’m running for president, because I want to help families in America. And one of my positions is that I believe that family values and family traditions are preserved.

SEB Translation: “I’m running to represent solely the interests of Heterosexuals. You fags can go fuck yourselves. But if anyone tries to claim I said that I’ll deny it till the end of time.”

8 thoughts on “John McCain tries very hard not to answer question on gays adopting kids.

  1. Dog whistle politics again:  Let the states decide.  Just like you’d like to let your theocon cronies “decide” a woman’s right to contraception, and even abortion if necessary.  Just like your neocon posse would “decide” people’s rights to vote. 

    Just like Ron Paul and just like Ronald Reagan before him.  For @#$%^&‘s sake, when is that tactic going to get old?

    Family values?  Which family, Senator?  Your first one or your second one?  Or any of your “wild oats” that might have been hushed up with a payoff and/or threats?  ‘Cuz we all know that polygamy is a family value in the Bible.  Even if it’s mostly not legal in this country.

    The fact that he has the gall to talk about the need for two parents after walking out on his first wife and their kids…gaaaaggh!  Do these people even see a shadow when they walk?  WTF?

    Okay, done ranting now.  Time to get back to the work I’m supposed to be doing tonight…

  2. Oh, one coda to the above: 

    Just which party was it that made same-sex relations a political bombshell to be chucked for maximum distraction?  Oh, right, that would be the GOP. 

    Live by the sword, die by the sword, mother@#$%^.

  3. It’s more like the following:

    I’m desparate for attention and votes, and the reasonable vote got swallowed by the democrats

  4. Good post, Les, but I take issue with this statement:

    Still it’s plain to see that John McCain is running for President with the intent of only catering to the interests of heterosexuals

    I’m heterosexual, but it’s certainly not in my interests to deny equal rights to gays and lesbians.

    Don’t get me wrong, I know what you were trying to say, but I just wanted to pipe up nonetheless.

  5. And I’m running for president, because I want to help CHRISTIAN families in America. And one of my positions is that I believe that CHRISTIAN family values and CHRISTIAN family traditions are preserved.

    Well, anyway, the kind of Christian Fundamental thingies that will get me the most votes.  wink  tongue wink

  6. Politicians all over the world are adept at the art of not answering questions, but McCain is taking it to new (and ridiculous) heights.

    And it’s the media’s fault.  If they would stop accepting these lame not-answers maybe we’d get somewhere…… or no one would show up for interviews.  Either one would suit me just fine.

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