John McCain is a piece of shit. For him to say just a few years ago that if the military leaders approached him and told him it’s time to repeal Don’t Ask/Don’t Tell, he would gladly work to do it. Fast forward to today and we see John McCain in a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing with the military leaders who tell him it’s time to repeal this awful piece of crap, and what does he do? He doesn’t listen to them! He decides instead to spew the right wing fringe rhetoric that gay soldiers put our nation at risk.
My father was a tank Sargent in the U.S. Army in the late 50′s, early 60′s. To this day he speaks lovingly (seriously! He does!) of his soldiers and likes to compare them to the characters on Welcome Back Kotter, meaning, they came from all different walks of life and there were a couple of “Horseshacks”, you know, a few soldiers who might have been gay or not, but it didn’t matter to anyone, because as soldiers they’re there for each other and worrying about something as stupid as that is not what makes a good soldier! He’s been friends with some of these soldiers for over 50 years now!
Dad grew up extremely poor in Portland, Maine (the house he lived in as a child is now a big parking lot on the corner of Congress & Franklin Streets!) and besides his sister Nellie (my Aunt Nell whom I’ve talked about before on my blog! Love her!) being 10 years older than him and making sure my father got what he needed throughout his childhood, his Uncle Wayne was also the person who made the biggest impact in his life! Uncle Wayne was gay. He was openly gay too and no one in the family cared one iota. Wayne was the male figure in my Dad’s life for years, because my Nana and Grampy were alcoholics who weren’t always there for him, and when Uncle Wayne died a few years ago all my father could talk about is how wonderful this man was to him.
My Dad was and is a great soldier and man while John McCain is a horrible soldier and person. He’s self-centered, unappreciative, a sucky soldier, and downright wrong about the gays and lesbians who have always been in our military doing a fine job and who still are! McCain is a piece of shit. The End. I would say that maybe it’s time for him to listen to his daughter and wife about being a better person, but now that he’s aligned himself with the right wing religious fringe in our country and being fed by them, he most likely hates women too and won’t listen. What an ass!