Carnival of the Liberals with Senator John McCain
It’s been a while since I participated in a Carnival of the Liberals, so I figured I was overdue. The latest edition is up over at Cult of Gracie. It’s a good source for a variety of liberal topics. Go check it out.
The one that caught my attention, though, was “The Evangelical Re-Invention of John McCain, and the Sad Paradox of Fundamentalist Family Values” over at Submitted to a Candid World. It says (in part):
McCain attempts to mask his endorsement of the religious right mainline by couching it in the rhetoric of “local control” – let the states/cities/towns decide issues like abortion, gay rights, and science. This is a thinly veiled attempt to pass the buck, and a tactic commonly used by McCain to exculpate himself from endorsing far-right positions by nominally devolving the issue to others who he knows will make the (religious-)right decisions. McCain won’t destroy women’s rights: his Supreme Court appointees will. McCain won’t endorse homophobic bigotry. But he will idly stand by [while] states do it. McCain won’t teach creationism. But he will subtly endorse it, and let others teach it if they want to.