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McCain Supports Ariz. Proposal to Ban Affirmative Action

By Robert Barnes
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.

Quotas are not an issue in the proposals, because the courts for years have been striking them down. The language on the fall ballots is part of a campaign by former University of California regent Ward Connerly, an affirmative action opponent who has been successful in his home state as well in Washington and Michigan.

The ballot language reads: "The state shall not discriminate against, or grant preferential treatment to, any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin in the operation of public employment, public education, or public contracting."

McCain's Democratic rival, Sen. Barack Obama, criticized the Republican senator when he spoke before the UNITY Journalists of Color convention in Chicago.

"I am disappointed that John McCain flipped and changed his position,'' Obama said. "I think in the past he'd been opposed to these Ward Connerly initiatives as divisive. And I think he's right. These are not designed to solve a big problem, but they're all too often designed to drive a wedge between people."

Obama was referring to McCain's comments to a Hispanic business group in 1998: "Rather than engage in divisive ballot initiatives, we must have a dialogue and cooperation and mutual efforts together to provide for every child in America to fulfill their expectations," McCain said then.

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Posted by: ламинат | August 13, 2008 2:33 PM | Report abuse


- McCain graduated near the *bottom* of his class at the us naval academy
- Mccain voted against a national holiday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
- McCain ignored the NIE report on Iraq that presented information counter to the administrations assertions

- Obama graduated from Harvard with honors near the *top* of his class
- Obama was the first black president of the Harvard Law Review
- Obama taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School for twelve years
- Obama warned that the Iraq war would require not just military intervention, but also a political solution

Posted by: McFossil | July 30, 2008 10:22 PM | Report abuse


And twisting Michelle Obama's words doesn't work on intelligent people either...

"...for the first time in my adult lifetime I am *really* proud of my country!".

! ! ! Those were the exact words of Michelle Obama ! ! !

We can't afford to continue to play dirty politics with facts. All of the paid pundits that give us the impression that she said something totally different don't care about the truth!

Come on people, don't let these lazy paid pundits who have built a career on slandering people get away with it. She is not running for any office. It is the same old politics.

There is a difference between...

" REALLY PROUD "

...and...

" PROUD " - I'm happy she is a proud American

...neither of which is a bad thing. If your proud of your country, good. If your really proud, great.

But don't put words in someones mouth who isn't even running to become President.

Posted by: McSame | July 30, 2008 10:19 PM | Report abuse


McCain was against our national Dr. Martin Luther King holiday...and...is against Affirmative Action. The only thing he is missing is a white hood. Someone should remind him that :

"...All men are created equal..."

- Source: Declaration of Independence (1776)

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness." - Complete quote

These words were written by 'white aristocrats' that owned 'black slaves'.

They knew full well that they never fully intended to meet the obligations of the contractual agreement that they had entered into as they later signed the Constitution, a 'contractual agreement' defining obligations between individuals and the state.

...After 200+ years of institutionalized racism, its nice to see that we as a nation are doing something, anything, to pay reparations to the very people once considered property.

Posted by: McTorture | July 30, 2008 10:16 PM | Report abuse

Someone "finally" has the balls to stand up to the liberal fairness yuppies. McCain 1 - Hussien 0

Posted by: Sid | July 29, 2008 6:33 PM | Report abuse

The fact that McChange supported A.A. in 1998 shows the kind of man he is! I'm impressed because now 10 years later he feels that America is truly ready to do a way with a policy that is truly flawed. Now only the best qualified will be selected. That will make America much better in every aspect. Schools, Business, you name it!

Only the Best Qualified!

John McCain 08' "The Best Qualified"

Posted by: Not a Pawn to ObamaCon! | July 29, 2008 7:59 AM | Report abuse

So now, besides being a sucker for Bush, McCain has turned into a bigot. I cannot explain what has happened to this guy. He has changed so much, changing positions so that he is unrecognizable to me. Very sad.

Posted by: Mari | July 29, 2008 2:50 AM | Report abuse

If Affirmative Action is done away with, then anyone encountering a person of different color or ethnicity in a position, will be assured that that person was the most qualified for the position they hold.

I would think that makes a very strong statement for minorities.

When Affirmative Action exists, it always leaves open the question of qualifications.

Posted by: DD | July 28, 2008 8:50 PM | Report abuse

Why is everyone making a fuss about affirmative action NOW? We've always had affirmative action in this country: It was afirmative in favor of White Males. It is only because it was changed to favor women and people of color that hackles were raised!!! Hypocritical, don't you thinK?

Posted by: Judith Abeles | July 28, 2008 6:57 PM | Report abuse

Best move of the race!

Go John McCain!!!

Posted by: 234mng | July 28, 2008 4:29 PM | Report abuse

anonymous wrote: I am not shocked aren't most people who benefit women? We all know what Mccain thinks of women.
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Yes, White women...

Posted by: lg. | July 28, 2008 4:19 PM | Report abuse

Ben Dover wrote: James Douglas...do you not think Democrats are racist? How about the black preachers and the Malcolm X's and the Al Sharptons and Jesse Jacksons??? They are so racist - if they were white and said those things about blacks they would have been shot.

VOTE FOR McCAIN - END DISCRIMINATION IN OUR LIFETIME.
------------------------------------------- I believe that it would be just the opposite. Racist would feel empowered with one of their own in office.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 28, 2008 4:15 PM | Report abuse

Judas McCain.. will selll his soul to be president.

Posted by: lg | July 28, 2008 4:13 PM | Report abuse

If McCain doesn't know the difference between affirmative action and quotas does he deserve to be President? Absolutely not.

Posted by: Know the Difference | July 28, 2008 4:02 PM | Report abuse

This is yet another reminder that John McCain is a racist at heart. We Americans should never forget that he voted against making Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday a national holiday. McCain comes from a family of naval officers and was one himself. Both his father and grandfather made their careers in a naval culture that enshrined racism. It remains a blot on America's history to this very day.

Posted by: David S. Robins | July 28, 2008 3:29 PM | Report abuse

Actually, there would be no need for affirmative action if everyone had access to quality education and health care.

If our educational and health care systems were on par with Germany, Japan, France, et. al. then not only would we be more competitive in world markets but there would be absolutely no need for affirmative action, race- or sex- or class-based or otherwise.

But in our country, if you grow up in a wealthy town you go to good schools and have access to good health care; if you grow up poor, you have much less opportunity.

Those are the facts. To argue with them is to be either intellectually dishonest or deficient.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 28, 2008 3:15 PM | Report abuse

Violence in Iraq? What a completely mis-informed statement in relation it to the current discussion. I guess some live within a media microcosm and haven't the tools to research the historical issues.

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Excellent points ruthella10.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 28, 2008 3:11 PM | Report abuse

What going on Mc Cain, I thought the surge was working?!?!?

Why is it that there was a suicide bombing in Baghdad that killed almost 70 people today?!?!?

Oh, no! Now how are you going to make excuses for the violence in Iraq?!?!?

Wait, I see it coming...it's Obama's fault...

Posted by: Mc Cain stinks | July 28, 2008 1:46 PM | Report abuse

In affirmative action, the real victim is America. We have lesser qualified people selected over the better qualified. Meanwhile, China and India select the best qualified people and experience strong growth rates. Its time we end this sad institution. Affirmative action is racist (you're dividing and treating people differently by race), and its not good for America.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 28, 2008 1:44 PM | Report abuse

Ben Dover, were you dropped at birth? Why does your brain not funtion correctly. First before you make a comment on something, go out and do some damn research.For all intent and purposes, affirmative action since it's inception in 1964 has resulted in approximately 90% of all affirmative action jobs in the whole US going to white women. This is fine, however, other minorities, including blacks, asians, hispanics and the remaining groups all collectively received approximately 10%

See, your ignorance is enourmous! Plz don't have kids, wouldn't want to ocntinue this retarded cycle of ignorance.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 28, 2008 1:32 PM | Report abuse

Between his promise to nominate Supreme Court Justices who will overturn Roe v Wade and his anti-affirmative action stance, McCain seems to be working double extra overtime to alienate all those Hillary supporters who really really REALLY want to vote for him just to punish the DNC for not coronating their candidate. Hell, even some REPUBLICAN women will be offended at this latest announcement. Hey, maybe McCain really doesn't want to win after all. Or maybe, despite allllllllllll his experience as a Washington insider, he just doesn't know how to win at this level.
Hmmmmmmm

Posted by: windrider | July 28, 2008 1:29 PM | Report abuse

I have worked in civil rights/EEO for nearly 35 years, and for the life of me I have never understood how so many people can be so wrong on affirmative action. Affirmative action was originally (and still) involves actions that could be taken to eliminate the effects of past discrimination, i.e., boot strap type programs, etc. It is painful to hear so many people discuss something that they know absolutely nothing about. The truth is, affirmative action has never required the use of quotas, because they are illegal. The only instances of "quotas" being utilized since the inception of civil rights laws have been in those cases where businesses and agencies were found guilty by a court of violating civil rights laws, and in those instances the court could and often would establish "quotas" (more accurately "consent decree")as a means of corrective action. What we have witnessed in the past few years have been the misapplication of affirmative action thru the voluntary use of quotas by people administering these programs who either did not know what they were doing (i.e., Bakke decision) or who did so with the intent of undermining affirmative action efforts.

However, interested people should know that for all intent and purposes, affirmative action since it's inception in 1964 has resulted in approximately 90% of all affirmative action jobs in the whole US going to white women. This is fine, however, other minorities, including blacks, asians, hispanics and the remaining groups all collectively received approximately 10% of all affirmative action jobs since it's inception. Not a lot of progress for minorities other than white women when you consider that it's been around since 1964.

What needs to be said, is that when you consider that the greatest benefactors of affirmative action has been white women, it is really kind of disengenuous for the so called "angry white males" to continue raising hell over this issue. After all, the money that is benefitting the white female, is also benefitting the "angry white males" in that the affirmative action money is being channeled to the angry white males households, i.e., their wife, daughter, sister or mother.

This reminds me of the great welfare debacle of the 70's and 80's. While the majority general public believed that nearly all minorities were on welfare, the facts however revealed that minorities overall represented a small percentage of welfare recipients in the US. Our mass mediums, however, painted a different picture.

The bottom line is this: I am also for ending affirmative action, but not for the same reasons as conservatives. I am just sick and tired of hearing all the whining from conservatives about affirmative action, when they consistently receive the benefits of it, all the while blaming the victims.

Posted by: ruthella10 | July 28, 2008 1:22 PM | Report abuse

To the anonymous commentator below who said that if there was no affirmative action, the Ivy Leagues would be 60% Asian.

I would be fine with the Ivy Leagues being 60% Asian as long as they were American born Asians and they identified first with America rather than an Asian country. We need to do a better job of getting the best talent for the job. And as long as they are American I could care less about their skin color.

Racism and continuing to divide people by color will not do this country any good. We need to have all people feel welcome and proud to be an American. That was America's greatest strength - taking dissimilar people and having them share a common American heritage.

Posted by: Rise Against | July 28, 2008 1:21 PM | Report abuse

As we continue to lose our competitive advantage, we can no longer allow lesser qualified people into positions. The reason why countries like China and India are on the rise is because they select the best qualified people.
If we want to ensure that our economy and our country remains strong, we need to do away with affirmative action.
We need to select the best American (regardless of skin color) for the job. Affirmative action is divisive and presupposes that certain people will underperform because they belong to a particular racial group - this is racism. Why don't we look at the individual and pick the best individual? This would be fair and is frankly, more American.

Posted by: SoCaL | July 28, 2008 1:17 PM | Report abuse

"KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - An unemployed man accused of opening fire with a shotgun and killing two people at a Unitarian church apparently targeted the congregation out of hatred for its liberal social policies, police said Monday."

What hath the demonizing Republicans wrought with their politics of hate?

That is the question political pundits should be asking themselves today.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 28, 2008 1:15 PM | Report abuse

Just remember that white women are the biggest beneficiary of affirmative action in education.

The Ivy Leagues would be 60% asian if it were not for affirmative action.

Do people really want race-blind admissions?

Posted by: Anonymous | July 28, 2008 12:49 PM | Report abuse

McCain grows more disgusting by the day. Instead of gay marriage, straight up race baiting is the issue for this election. McCain brings up quotas despite the fact that they have been illegal for decades. He is misinformed at best, and more likely preying on the worst elements of the national character. I am revolted at what has become of the senator from Arizona who I used to respect.

Posted by: WTF | July 28, 2008 12:44 PM | Report abuse

once bama is elected, he will have to do away with afiirmative action since his being president proves that blacks can suceed if they try o happy day

Posted by: the old pepper pot | July 28, 2008 12:38 PM | Report abuse

We can only guess how many men died due to such an incompetent among them. Thank God he was never in command of any men or a leader of anything.

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"McCain is the product of affirmative action by his father on the Naval Academy and the Navy. His affirmative action was on the basis of genetic material.

McCain had a quota of one. He opposes quotas unless they are the type he had. McCain is the most principled hypocrite in Washington today."

Posted by: Sally O | July 27, 2008 8:31 PM

Principled hypocrite, what an apt description of McCain on this issue.

Obama, first in his class in law school with the help of no one and John McCain fifth from the last in his college class while on his father's back.

Posted by: Gator-ron | July 28, 2008 11:19 AM

Posted by: Anonymous | July 28, 2008 12:21 PM | Report abuse

Charges of racism only carries consequences when blacks and whites are involved. If Charles Barkley were white, he'd have been fired long ago.

Posted by: David | July 28, 2008 12:21 PM | Report abuse

the NAZIS STARTED SMALL TOO.

TOOBAD THEY DONT LIKE THE INFERENCE

THE SHOE FITS AND IS TIED IN PLACE.

I SAY

DEAR GOD,
ALL YOUR GODS,
PLEASE SAVE US.

Posted by: DC MATTHEWS | July 28, 2008 12:10 PM | Report abuse

Affirmative action is a politically correct guise for reverse discrimination and bias. Merit, not social class or ethnicity, should dictate opportunity.

http://www.beyondthemargin.net/2008/06/social-bias-in-workplace.html

Posted by: Anonymous | July 28, 2008 12:01 PM | Report abuse

"McCain is the product of affirmative action by his father on the Naval Academy and the Navy. His affirmative action was on the basis of genetic material.

McCain had a quota of one. He opposes quotas unless they are the type he had. McCain is the most principled hypocrite in Washington today."

Posted by: Sally O | July 27, 2008 8:31 PM

Principled hypocrite, what an apt description of McCain on this issue.

Obama, first in his class in law school with the help of no one and John McCain fifth from the last in his college class while on his father's back.

Posted by: Gator-ron | July 28, 2008 11:19 AM | Report abuse

Hooray!!!

Three cheers Senator...

Posted by: sdf5677 | July 28, 2008 10:42 AM | Report abuse

I am not shocked aren't most people who benefit women? We all know what Mccain thinks of women.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 28, 2008 10:00 AM | Report abuse

Affirmative Action is one of the craziest policies that exist. 1, the whole ideology of A.A. continues the issue of race, doing away with it will further our nation as one. 2, The "best qualified" should get the job, a canidate should NOT be hired because of a "race quota". 3, Obama is "Black and a minority" is he NOT? Didn't he just get elected as a Major Party's Presidential Canidate? Was that the Democratic Party of the U.S.A.? Why do we need A.A.? It's NOT fair to business or any other institution. The Best should be hired, PERIOD.

McChange/Romney 2008' "Because there is No Other Solution!"

Posted by: Not a Pawn to ObamaCon! | July 28, 2008 7:59 AM | Report abuse

Robert Barnes, dutifully parroting the talking points of pro-racial quota/pro-racial discrimination/pro-racial profiling enthusiasts, falsely alleges: "Quotas are not an issue in the proposals, ...." Actually, the sole purpose of the Arizona Civil Rights Initiative is to ban the racial quotas/racial discrimination/racial profiling practiced in Arizona under the euphemism code-named "affirmative action".

Posted by: Tom | July 28, 2008 2:33 AM | Report abuse

at least he remains consistant on race, no to Martin Luther King day and no to affirmative action (which seems to have been how he floated to the top).

Posted by: angriestdogintheworld | July 28, 2008 1:20 AM | Report abuse

During World War ll and Korea many African-Americans served valiantly as pilots in the armed forces. When they applied to be airline pilots after their service none (0 ) of them were hired although many of them had far superior qualifications to the "whites" that the airlines wanted in the pilot seats.

Discrimination has been the rule in America for hundreds of years. Yet when the government tries to address this, it is called reverse discrimination. I believe that affirmative action programs work when they are properly employed. We need people of all races in leadership positions, and the only way to obtain this is to offer opportunities for all. Senator Obama wants affirmative action programs available for people of all races- including white people who have been deprived of proper education because of their economic position in society. This should not be a racial problem. It should be insurance that no segment of our society is excluded from the opportunity that America has always offered most of us.

Viet-Nam Veteran
United Stated Air Force 1963-1968
Captain, Trans World Airlines, Retired.

Posted by: Luke Gilmore | July 28, 2008 12:36 AM | Report abuse

Ben Dover- What the GOPbers need to realize, is that "Conservative" means CAPITALISTIC, not WASP!

Hairbrain Reid, the Senate Majority Leader, is also a "Mormon", and a Moron!

But, nobody seems to have a problem with either! :-/

It is NOT too late.

Hopefully, the good Mr.Hannity, will pose my question to Senator McCain.

I want an answer! I DEMAND a Candidate who WILL enforce our EXISTING Labor Laws!

No Candidate willing to do so, NO VOTE! :-(

Posted by: SAINT-The | July 27, 2008 11:47 PM | Report abuse

Another flip-flop by McCain... Oil company campaign contributions, Pandering to the right-wing hate groups, sounds like the same old McSame.

Posted by: thebob.bob | July 27, 2008 10:45 PM | Report abuse

yep no preferential treatment, except of course when at thanksgiving dinner the folks in power (read white people) look across the table or while at the country club and give contracts to the people they know. This is one generation too soon for the end of affirmative action. It does need to end, but the last of the segregated generation needs to be cycled through before the gains are appreciated and the structure can come down.

BTW if we were accepted as Americans from the jump there wouldn't be any hyphenation.

Posted by: ro | July 27, 2008 10:40 PM | Report abuse

When affirmative action was enacted, it was implemented to ensure that individuals who were qualified for a position of employment would not face discrimination because of the color of their skin or their gender. In the late 60's, President Nixon implemented quota's even though the President of the NAACP was against quota's being attached to affimative action. Quota's was never in the picture. It was implemented by a Republican President. If you don't think affirmative action is needed, ask former Attorney General Gonzales. Why should we ask him about affimative action? When Gonzales was the Attorney General, he proved that affimative action is needed. It was through his office that we learned that individuals were discriminated against not because of their skin color, but because of their political party. If people can discriminate based on political party, they will continue to discriminate because of the color of an individuals skin.

Posted by: Rev. Weathers | July 27, 2008 10:35 PM | Report abuse

so I see they have decided that it worked so well for Rodham Clinton that they too will work the "working white people" racial whistles. Sad, very sad. But what do you expect. They got nothing but race to run on.

Posted by: Angriestdogintheworld | July 27, 2008 10:32 PM | Report abuse

The problem with "affirmative action" is that it causes division. I applaud McCain for having the tenacity to challenge a seriously flawed method of policy.

Posted by: Max | July 27, 2008 10:30 PM | Report abuse

"We are all Americans - not Africans."

"THIS, is a Country based on INDIVIDUAL Rights!"

Guys, this country was based on racial identity for the vast majority of its history. Do you expect that suddenly, once whites decide that they don't want to be racist anymore, that everyone we've been kicking around is just suddenly going to join hands with us and trust that we're gonna treat them fairly?

"Hey boy, we've decided that we don't despise you anymore because of your skin color. Now be grateful and get back to cleaning my toilet."

Posted by: Adam Ricketson | July 27, 2008 9:52 PM | Report abuse

Mitt Romney should be the Republican nominee - except the redneck religious right had a problem with his being a Mormon - a Christian - but not their brand. Too bad for us. The one thing I hate about the GOP is that they kiss the ass of the religious right.

Posted by: Ben Dover | July 27, 2008 9:52 PM | Report abuse

Ben-Dover, Join me in trying to get some common sense involved!

John McCain, is the PERFECT Vice President.

White House Sitter, and 51Rst Senator.

Mitt Romney could be his President, much as Bushie has been Darth Cheney's!

The Vice President is MUCH more Powerful than many People Realize-If, unlike Gore, they are QUALIFIED! ;~)

Posted by: SAINT-The | July 27, 2008 9:48 PM | Report abuse

"All these white Republicans complain about the number of Asians in our universities"

I've never heard of this before, at least not in any official manner. Can you name any prominent people who have (recently) complained about this or made proposals to help whites get university spots over Asians?

Posted by: Adam Ricketson | July 27, 2008 9:47 PM | Report abuse

Looks like the Left Wing Limo Liberals are on the run on this one. They too agree with McCain...but can't voice it without spilling their Shiraz...

Posted by: Ben Dover | July 27, 2008 9:38 PM | Report abuse

I am not shocked aren't most people who benefit women? We all know what Mccain thinks of women.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 27, 2008 9:36 PM | Report abuse

oh boy...

Posted by: Heywood Jablome | July 27, 2008 9:30 PM | Report abuse

I support Senator McCain's decision: Time to abolish Affirmative Action--time to compete fairly.

Posted by: premier | July 27, 2008 9:24 PM | Report abuse

McCain is a US Senator, just like Obama...but has been at it a lot longer. He also knows the Military and the other branches of Government a lot better than Osama...oops Obama.

Yes he is old. I would prefer Mitt Romney, but John will have to do. He is better than O'Bama.

Posted by: Ben Dover | July 27, 2008 9:12 PM | Report abuse

Are there STILL people out there who deny the reality of discrimination in our country?! What year are you living in???

You actually bought a ticket to Do The Right Thing, right? You actually heard that lil ol lady in KY say she wouldn't vote for Obama b/c he was black, right??
You did see 41 & McCain at that all white country club, right?

You actually know McCain is worth $40 million dollars in inheritance and can't use a computer AND graduated at the bottom of his class of 900 students over 50 years ago AND HAS THE GALL TO WANT TO RUN A MULTI-CULTURAL, MULTI-LAYERED, COMPLEX GLOBAL CORPORATION LIKE THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA?! He's never even had a real job!!! Grow up, country -- for god's sakes, he's an embarassment to the world!

Posted by: Kirk | July 27, 2008 9:09 PM | Report abuse

James Douglas...do you not think Democrats are racist? How about the black preachers and the Malcolm X's and the Al Sharptons and Jesse Jacksons??? They are so racist - if they were white and said those things about blacks they would have been shot.

VOTE FOR McCAIN - END DISCRIMINATION IN OUR LIFETIME.

Posted by: Ben Dover | July 27, 2008 9:06 PM | Report abuse

So McCain was "for it before he was against it", huh?

Where oh where is the John McCain of 2000?

Sad.

Posted by: Brittman1 | July 27, 2008 9:04 PM | Report abuse

Republicans are so hypocritical... so racist.

All these white Republicans complain about the number of Asians in our universities... simply because they're smarter, work harder, and have more money to pay for college...

Republicans want more whites and fewer Asians... but then they hypocritically say they don't believe in equal opportunity.

Asians aren't taking up spots in our universities because of quotas... they take them because they have better scores and are more qualified. If we replace them with whites, that would be a quota.

Racists like McCain and Republicans in general say there should be balancing out so there are more whites and fewer Asians...

Hypocritical racists.

Posted by: James McDouglas | July 27, 2008 8:43 PM | Report abuse

McCain is right, everyone to fellow his lead. When he is elected we will see the results of the Bush years.

Posted by: John | July 27, 2008 8:42 PM | Report abuse

McCain is the product of affirmative action by his father on the Naval Academy and the Navy. His affirmative action was on the basis of genetic material.

McCain had a quota of one. He opposes quotas unless they are the type he had. McCain is the most principled hypocrite in Washington today.

Posted by: Sally O | July 27, 2008 8:31 PM | Report abuse

It is WAAAAAYYYYYYY PAST Time!

The problem is manifest! Here in Texas, Hispanics are granted "Minority" Status at the State Level(LMFAO).

To have preferencial consideration for Contractual Bids, in MANY Communities both Hispanics, and other "Minorities" are in effect, no such animal, is a very Bad, and Sick JOKE!

Laredo, the Rio Grande Valley, Corpus Christi, El Paso and many other Towns and Counties, Gringos are the smallest fraction of the community, and thanks to the insipid Law, WE are Discriminated against-LEGALLY!

No wonder La Raza thinks they can challenge our sovereignty, and promote their garbage, we show our stupidity on a religious basis!

RACISM will only END, when it no longer benefits "Minority Groups" to be a "Minority Group"!

THIS, is a Country based on INDIVIDUAL Rights!

Grouping, should be called what it is-a Form of divisive Racism, or Zenopromotion.

Or, in the case of La Raza, Sedition.

Posted by: SAINT---The | July 27, 2008 8:29 PM | Report abuse

Hallelujah. Finally, McCain demonstrates he is a politician with balz! I am for equal opportunity - which means NO QUOTAS, NO REVERSE DISCRIMINATION, NO PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT.

Good for you McCain. Now...let's see if Obama follows suit.

Posted by: Ben Dover | July 27, 2008 7:57 PM | Report abuse

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