Monday, July 28, 2008

McCain supports civil rights

Ward Connerly's Arizona initiative:
Sen. John McCain said today that he supports a proposed initiative on the November ballot in Arizona that would ban preferential treatment on the basis of race or sex in public education, jobs and contracting, an apparent change in his previous position that such attempts are divisive.
In an interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos, McCain said he supports the proposed ban on affirmative action; similar measures will also be on the ballot in Colorado and Nebraska.
Asked if he supports measures that would "do away with affirmative action,'' McCain replied: "Yes, I do. I do not believe in quotas. But I have not seen the details of some of these proposals. But I've always opposed quotas.''
"But the one here in Arizona you support?'' Stephanopoulos asked.
"I support it, yes,'' McCain said.
Stephanopoulos and the Washington Post reporter both play games with the phrases "affirmative action" and "quotas." Either the policies are systematically discriminatory, or they are not. It is such race-obsessive discrimination that is "divisive," not Ward Connerly's courageous crusade to eliminate the discrimination.

UPDATE: Michelle Malkin jumps on this story with both feet this morning:
Barack Obama, a lifelong preference-monger, has the wrong convictions on this issue. McCain doesn’t have any.
You asked for straight talk. You got it.
By the way, have you noticed that there are no "John McCain for President" ads on Michelle's site? The GOP nominee isn't advertising on either Michelle's personal blog or on Hot Air -- two of the top conservative sites on the Web, with a combined average traffic of over 450,000 visitors per day. I don't know if that's by the campaign's choice, or by her choice, but either way, I'm pretty sure it's not accidental.

1 comment:

  1. Malkin flogged McCain, repeatedly and effectively, on his immigration stance.

    Remember, McCain doesn't heed help from Conservatives.

    And he won't get any, either.