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Meghan McCain Tells GOP to Go Gay!

Megan McCain knows how the GOP can become a more modern party: it should go back to its roots. In her column this week, Meghan argues that Republican resistance to gay marriage goes against conservatives' values, and their own self-interest. Plus! Ronald Reagan was totally pro-gay. Sounds like Meghan's appealing to the GOP's mind and heart.

On her own coming out as a pro-gay-marriage Republican, she writes:

Recently, I seemed to have rocked a few individuals within my party by saying that I am a pro-life, pro-gay-marriage Republican. So if anyone is still confused, let me spell it out for you. I believe life begins at conception and I believe that people who fall in love should have the option to get married. Lest we forget, our founding document, the Declaration of Independence, grants the same rights to everyone in this country—“All men are created equal.” If you think certain rights should not apply to certain people, then you are saying those people are not equal. People may always have a difference of opinion on certain lifestyles, but championing a position that wants to treat people unequally isn't just un-Republican. At its fundamental core, it's un-American.

Does Meghan sound like a true Republican to you?


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Calimie Calimie 8 years
Okay, I don't know why this ate my (your) quote: "Umm, parties change a lot over time. That's like saying you're surprised that the Democrat party was heavily supported by the KKK in the early part of the last century."
Calimie Calimie 8 years
Very late now, chatondeneige, but... <> You are absolutly right, of course. I AM surprised by that, always. Right now I'm reading "Gone with the Wind" and whenever there's a mention of politics I have step back and think. (I'm loving it so much, by the way...)
Lyv Lyv 8 years
And as for beer, I love Baden Baden and Bohemia, but Heineken is pretty fun too!
Lyv Lyv 8 years
@skb: It's not that Obama gets a "pass". I just don't care what people do in the crazy sanctity of their temples, as long as it doesn't interfere with people's civil rights. I personally see christianity as a flaw of character - of Obama's or anyone else's. (including gay christians - believing something that's pretty clear on hating them, go figure!) Nonetheless you gotta respect it, and I'm glad there's politicians who can, you know, separate things.
zeze zeze 8 years
...ohh and I can't resist adding this...Senator Craig could be the new poster boy!
zeze zeze 8 years
They can become the Gay Old Party! It would be a shout out to the gay community and their good old-fashioned style!
laurelm laurelm 8 years
i wanted to respond tiabia but your icon lost me- that is a great pic of him!
tiabia tiabia 8 years
And here is where Meghan McCain lost me: Lest we forget, our founding document, the Declaration of Independence, grants the same rights to everyone in this country—“All men are created equal.”
chatondeneige chatondeneige 8 years
Hmm, dark beer for milk production? I'll have to tell my sister, GS! My sister's 6 week old seems to eat constantly! (He also slept for a total of an hour between about 9am and 5pm yesterday.... My poor sis!)
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 8 years
Hypno!! I love red stripe! And right now I am into Shiner's Commemorator. It is a great lager. I love that la leche says you should drink dark beer for milk production. I have had tons of fun finding the ones i like!
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 8 years
Now that you mention it I remember it and yes it was very funny. Well since we're all drinking now here's a toast to Megan McCain!
chatondeneige chatondeneige 8 years
I've never had red stripe, but I loved their ad campaigns in like, 2002-2004. It's 2009, and I still sometimes think of "Hoooraaaaay, Beer!" My favorite was probably when the spokesman told the other person he was ugly, and then handed him a beer, and told him how attractive he was. I'm not doing it justice in my description, but rest assured, it made me :rotfl: !
chatondeneige chatondeneige 8 years
Hypno, I loooooove making black and tans! I was the only bartender at my last job who knew how to make them without getting them all murky and mixed!
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 8 years
Out of the bottle I have to say Red Stripe. I love me some HF too..TeeHee!
chatondeneige chatondeneige 8 years
Very true, TS. Since I bartended, I ended up knowing more about beer than you'd expect for a hard liquor only kind of gal. (I also know a lot about markups. Holy cow, y'all are getting ripped off at bars!)
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 8 years
Well maybe I should have said My beverage of choice is a Black&Tan (logger&pale ale)
harmonyfrance harmonyfrance 8 years
Dark beer. Definitely dark beer. And Hypno...I sort of LOVE you a little. :oops:
T-S T-S 8 years
Light beer vs. dark beer is a false dichotomy. There can be light colored very flavorful beers and dark beers that taste more like Bud Light.
chatondeneige chatondeneige 8 years
It's one thing to have differences in political opinions, guys. I don't think I can be on a site with people who don't agree that Hefeweizen is the best type of beer. ;) I agree, I can't handle super hoppy beers. They leave a weird unpleasant aftertaste, IMO. I dated a guy for a while who brewed his own beers, and I gave him the coolest present ever once. Fresh hopps, from the farmer's market in my parents' town. We had a really huge fight right after he started brewing with those hopps and I've refused to talk to him since (and since then, I've moved 1500 miles and changed my phone number accordingly,) so I still don't know how it turned out. Hmm.
mydiadem mydiadem 8 years
that's cool chat, I don't mind a good weiss with some lemon in it. I'm not a fan of IPAs though, my boyfriend loves them and they are way to hoppy for me.
chatondeneige chatondeneige 8 years
Mydiadem, incorrect! Hefeweizens are the clearly superior beer type! :P (OK, that's a lie. Most people I know prefer dark beers, I just really love wheat beers for some weird reason; they're the only type I drink!)
Roarman Roarman 8 years
Definitely dark beer, preferably Smithwicks.
chatondeneige chatondeneige 8 years
I don't know much about the Republican Party, but I can't believe that it's the same party as Lincoln's. Umm, parties change a lot over time. That's like saying you're surprised that the Democrat party was heavily supported by the KKK in the early part of the last century. Frankly, I can't believe what the Whigs have turned into these days. ;) :-P
mydiadem mydiadem 8 years
Dark beer. I prefer Guinness :)
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 8 years
I'm very impressed with Megan and Sen. McCain. She for having the confidence and comfort to express her own opinion in the shadow of her father and Sen. McCain for not trying to cast his shadow over her, keeping the leash in the drawer and allowing his daughter complete unfettered freedom to be who she is and remain so close as father and daughter. Now that is a parent child relationship anyone should be evious of. As for her points you can't do anything but agree whether gay-marriage is your thing or not because it is in the founding document. Now if only UnDave could Shepard his flock to have marriage removed from all government practice rather than have them say Gays shouldn't be treated equally we might get this issue off the plate and finally be able to move on to other things like light beer vs. dark beer.
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