Cindy McCain Flip-Flops on DADT, She’s Now For It

November 14, 2010

(ChattahBox Political News)—-What a difference a day makes. Cindy McCain’s courageous appearance in an NOH8 “Anti-Bullying” ad that targeted the “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy for making homophobia and gay hate socially acceptable, was short lived. The day after the Public Service Announcement was released, with McCain taking “Our political and religious leaders…” to task for perpetuating the discriminatory DADT policy, the wife of Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), who is spearheading the opposition to the repeal of DADT, completely changed course. It turns out, now Cindy McCain is OK with the gay hate that flows from DADT. One can assume her husband was not pleased with her tough stance and pressured her to change her mind. And she did, on Twitter.

On her Twitter page, after her appearance in the NOH8 ad, wherein she seemed to be directly attacking the position of her husband and other Republican lawmakers, she wrote that she supported her husband’s position.

“I fully support the NOH8 campaign and all it stands for and am proud to be a part of it. But I stand by my husband’s stance on DADT.”

Her tweet is in direct contravention to the anti-DADT statements made in the ad by Cindy McCain and other celebrities.

Gene Simmons asks in the ad, “What’s convincing these kids that things won’t get better?”

The institutionalized homophobia of DADT.

Cindy McCain says in the ad, “Our political and religious leaders tell LGBT youth that they have no future.” “They can’t serve our country openly.”

She then asks, “Our government treats the LGBT community like second class citizens — why shouldn’t they?”

Cindy McCain appeared in a previous NOH8 ad campaign, in which she was photographed with duct tape over her mouth and NOH8 painted on one cheek.

Cindy McCain honestly appears to support the repeal of DADT. It’s unfortunate that she was presumably pressured to say otherwise.

Watch the ad:


3 Responses to “Cindy McCain Flip-Flops on DADT, She’s Now For It”

  1. JL@SF.US on November 14th, 2010 1:41 pm

    Which part of “special interest pressure” would you like to discuss?

    Which part of “flippy-flopper flippily flopping down the flipping freakin’ internet…” would you like to talk about?

  2. Howard on November 14th, 2010 4:53 pm

    Cindy McCain’s reversal is a clear case of bullying by her husband, John McCain. This also points out the fact that this very video is so important in this time of our need.

    If she truly cares to save the lives of LGBT youth, she needs to step up and say so, not change her stance every morning when she flips her pancakes.

  3. Brandon Wolf on November 14th, 2010 9:55 pm

    How ironic – it would appear she was bullied into backtracking …. !

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