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It’s pathetic enough for the Deeply Principled John McStraightTalk to flip-flop on DATA. But it’s especially risible that he’s using the favorite new Republican form of evasion, “they’re ramming it through!

While it pales in importance next to the bungled coverage in the runup to the Iraq War, the creation of John McCain, Maverick (TM) in the 2000 campaign is about as egregious a case of media incompetence as one can imagine.

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  • wengler

    It almost makes me glad that that blowhard asshole JD Hayworth is going to beat him.

  • Beavis

    huh huh. you said “ramming.” huh huh.

    • Anderson

      Well, what better phrase than “ramming it through” to arouse unconscious mistrust re: Teh Gay Soljurs?

      • Glenn

        I miss “ramming it down our throats”

        • Incontinentia Buttocks

          I heard one military analyst back in the early 1990s explaining that the JCOS opposed allowing gays and lesbians to openly serve in the military because they were feeling “pressure from the rear.”

    • Halloween Jack
  • MBSS

    we have to complete the danged fence in order to stop all this danged ramming.

  • Jay C

    And an even more egregious case of media incompetence is actually quite easy to imagine: Senator McGrumpypants’ blitherings about DADT are likely to earn him even more airtime (and unwarranted admiration) on the Sunday-morning TV gasfests he is such a staple of.

  • cpinva

    the single most egregious case of media malpractice was their unfettered war against al gore, during campaign 2000. this gave us bush, and it was pretty much downhill from that point on.

    • Scott Lemieux

      Right, but the McCain myth was a large part of that…

  • I do not think that word means what you think it means. Now I would agree with malpractice.

  • DrDick

    I keep wondering when their knees will get tired from their constant fellating of the senile and useless old opportunist.

    • Spokane Moderate

      That’s why they put McCain on a pedestal – saves the knees.

    • Glenn

      They’re just lifting his luggage.

  • Ignobility

    So, “ramming it through” has replaced ” ramming it down our throats” as the anti-gay watchwords. I just find that hard to swallow.


    Why is the big bad black man trying to ram his package down McCain’s throught again?

  • Halloween Jack

    In the abstract, McCain’s credibility on the issue is already non-existent. The senator publicly assured voters that he would reverse course on DADT “the day that the leadership of the military comes to me and says, ‘Senator, we ought to change the policy.'” That happened in February, when Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Joint Chiefs Chairman Mike Mullen told McCain it’s time to end the policy. McCain not only ignored them, he also questioned their integrity.

    In all fairness, we’re not sure that McGrumpyPants can remember what he said last Tuesday, never mind February.

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