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May 22, 2008

Conservative leanings

mccain and ellen I might fault Senator McCain for being a bit too moderate on some issues, but there will be no faulting him for being wimpy on all the conservative issues. 

How many candidates would sit down with Ellen DeGenres and reiterate their position against same sex marriage, especially on national TV. 

DeGeneres tried to sway McCain’s opinion by explaining to the senator that she views the issue in the same way as when blacks and women didn’t have the right to vote.

“Women just got the right to vote in 1920, and blacks didn’t have the right to vote until 1870,” she noted, adding, “It just feels like there’s this old way of thinking that we are not all the same. We are all the same . . . You’re no different than I am.”

“I’ve heard you articulate that position in a very eloquent fashion,” McCain countered. “I just believe in the unique status of marriage between man and woman, and I know that we have a respectful disagreement on that issue; and I along with many, many others wish you every happiness.”


No appeasement there, just strong, respectful, conservative and right.  John McCain will make a fine president.


  1. I would have asked her if she was in favor of legalizing plural marriage as well as same sex marriage.

    I think it would have been interesting if he had said something like, “Well, the government didn’t outlaw same sex marriage until the 1920’s. Before that anyone could get married without needing a marriage license. Maybe we should just return to the ideals that whenever the government intrudes in peoples lives their freedoms are limited.”

    Comment by Bellinghammer — May 22, 2008 @ 2:57 pm

  2. I guess that would have been interesting to probe where her limits lie.

    Comment by wally — May 22, 2008 @ 9:42 pm

  3. My basic opinion on how this whole issue could be made to go away here on my blog.

    (Basic idea if you don’t want to click the link: simplify the whole system by the government not recognizing marriage at all. It’s a religious institution, and in my opinion marriage is not a “right” guaranteed to anyone, straight or not.)

    Comment by Jay S. — May 23, 2008 @ 3:20 am

  4. Oops, clicked “Post” too quickly.

    Anyway, it IS nice to see McCain standing for what he stands for – rather than flip-flopping depending on what state or show he’s at on a particular day.

    I’ll be voting for McCain, regardless of the divide between my political views and his… because the fact remains that the divide between me and Oblahblah is just a whole lot larger!

    Comment by Jay S. — May 23, 2008 @ 5:45 am

  5. Any body who would say to his captures that he would not go home without his comrades thus submitting himself to Five more years of torture is a person who would not have a problem defending his beliefs about just about anything to anyone, Methinks!


    Comment by AFY — May 27, 2008 @ 2:15 pm

  6. I’m not a real fan of McCain. I don’t necessarily agree with the “absolutely not” approach to gay marriage. Personally, I’d prefer to have “Marriage” restricted to churches with the individual church deciding who can and can’t get married, and “civil unions” or whatever you want to call them (South Park would call them “*** *******”) could get joined elsewhere for anyone.

    Anyway, my opinions are not the discussion. McCain’s stick-to-it-iveness is the subject and he did as well as could be expected. He went into the den of ***** ******* ********** knowing full well what he was getting into and didn’t back down. He may not have been as eloquent with his words, but he stayed his ground. I can respect that.

    ** edited out by Wally.

    Comment by Gus — May 28, 2008 @ 11:31 am

  7. Gus, love hearing your opinion, don’t like having the PG-13 language.

    I do agree with the sentiment of keeping church related things separate from government, but often the church related things are so embedded in our culture that it makes more sense to just keep the status quo. Murder is a good example; I don’t think it should be taken out of law simply because it is biblical.

    Comment by wally — May 28, 2008 @ 8:44 pm

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