Ed Team

Barney Frank on John McCain

Filed By Ed Team | May 22, 2008 7:05 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: Barney Frank, gay rights, John McCain, Republicans

"In a number of areas, Senator John McCain is praised for moderation that he has not in fact shown in his votes. It is true that by comparison to many of the angry right-wingers that have dominated the Republican Party with Senator McCain's general support he is less extreme and he has from time-to-time shown an amiability that contrasts with the snarling demeanor of some of his co-partisans. But all this shows is that it is possible to be prejudiced all of the time and pleasant some of the time when it comes to the rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. With one exception, the relevance of which Senator McCain himself is rapidly diminishing, John McCain's record is completely opposed to our efforts to combat prejudice and gain legal equality."

-- Openly gay Rep. Barney Frank on "straight talking" Republican presidential candidate John McCain

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