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Maverick

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In light of Senator John McCain’s senate record of the last few years (and in celebration of the repeal of DADT passing!), I would like to respectfully demand that he relinquish his self-proclaimed title of “Maverick.”

And I do believe that he honestly thinks he’s a maverick.

Just like I do believe that this woman honestly thinks she’s not crazy.

Now, Webster defines “maverick” as two things:

  1. an unbranded range animal; especially: a motherless calf
  2. an independent individual who does not go along with a group or party

Let’s assume that when McCain claims to be a maverick, he doesn’t mean this:

But, surely, he cannot mean this:

Now, here is where my despair clearly shows through – where I mourn the loss of true Republicans who were social liberals, because they ACTUALLY wanted less government. The Republicans in office today DO want less government … in their pockets. They are all about having the government in our personal lives.

So it would make sense that Senator McCain, who identifies so frequently and vehemently as a “Maverick,” would recognize the opportunity to vote against his party, do the right thing, and use his position of privilege to extend civil rights to one of this country’s largest minorities. Except for not.

I would also like to take this opportunity to say that I do not resent McCain for his service – I admire him for serving in general, and even moreso for serving during a time of war. HOWEVER, I do not believe that his word should be law on this just because he served. Kerry served, too – in the same war – and he doesn’t have a problem with repealing DADT.

Truman desegregated the troops in 1948, so McCain didn’t have a choice about serving with men of color – does his adamant support of DADT also mean that he would have opposed desegregation of the troops if THAT were to have come to vote while he was serving?

McCain’s inconsistency leads me to believe many things, not the least of which being:

  • McCain is homophobic to a fault
  • McCain vastly underestimates the troops if he thinks they can’t get over their fellow men and women being gay (and if something like that bothers them so much, then maybe they aren’t stable enough to be wielding AK-47s)
  • McCain needs to stop calling himself a maverick

For once, I think that Urban Dictionary may be spot on. Their second definition of “maverick” is:

not John McCain.

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Written by fudgebudget

December 18, 2010 at 10:37 pm

Posted in Comic, General

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