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(60,356 posts)
Tue Oct 29, 2013, 11:46 PM Oct 2013

McCain: ENDA Could Lead To 'Busing,' 'Reverse Discrimination'

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said Tuesday that he has not yet decided whether he will support the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which would ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in the workplace, due to concerns that it might lead to "busing" and "reverse discrimination."

McCain said that sometimes when laws that promote equality include provisions with quotas, the legislation fails to address inequality.

"Whether it imposes quotas, whether it has reverse discrimination, whether it has the kinds of provisions that really preserve equal rights for all citizens or, like for example, busing. Busing was done in the name of equality. Busing was a failure. Quotas were a failure," McCain told the Huffington Post. "A lot of people thought they were solutions. They weren't. They bred problems."

McCain added that others, young people in particular, agree with him.


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McCain: ENDA Could Lead To 'Busing,' 'Reverse Discrimination' (Original Post) RandySF Oct 2013 OP
McCain is such a fucking assclown, he's out lived his usefulness gopiscrap Oct 2013 #1
He turned his back on the Log Cabins RandySF Oct 2013 #2
what a dickhead! gopiscrap Oct 2013 #3
Oh, shut up, Gramps Warpy Oct 2013 #4
He's looking for any excuse at all not to vote for it. LuvNewcastle Oct 2013 #5


(60,356 posts)
2. He turned his back on the Log Cabins
Wed Oct 30, 2013, 12:19 AM
Oct 2013

They were a big source of campaign funds when he ran for president in 2000.


(111,556 posts)
4. Oh, shut up, Gramps
Wed Oct 30, 2013, 03:07 AM
Oct 2013

You don't know what the hell you're talking about and you should have retired a couple of decades ago. As it is, you'll be remembered as a senile old fart who just didn't know when to quit.

(No, I don't like McCain, never have, but he'd have had a different legacy had he gotten out while the getting was good)


(16,871 posts)
5. He's looking for any excuse at all not to vote for it.
Wed Oct 30, 2013, 03:49 AM
Oct 2013

He can't say what he really thinks -- that GLBT people should be subject to discrimination if someone doesn't like them.

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