Civil liberties

Cindy McCain Backpedals

Well, this was certainly predictable.

Today, Cindy McCain is suddenly tweeting how pro-DADT she is (clearly, her homophobic husband, who is leading the charge on trying to filibuster the effort to repeal DADT, got to her). Which means, of course, that by her own words she now thinks she is responsible for gay kids committing suicide.

Here's the tweet:

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.

Clearly not the same Cindy McCain who said:

Our political and religious leaders tell LGBT youth that they have no future.They can't serve our country openly. [...] Our government treats the LGBT community like second class citizens, why shouldn't they?

It's possible that her angry dwarf husband flipped his shit and forced her to retract. Who knows. Regardless of why it happened, this is quite a flip-flop in the course of a single 24 hour span.

(via Nanotyrannus)