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Post Racial, Eh? Sen. John McCain’s Son Marries A Black Woman; Racist Posts Follow Picture Posting

jack mccain and renee swift

Now this is sad.

On what should be a joyous occasion, Sen. John McCain and his family have to deal with some ignorance.

Sen. McCain happily posted a shot of his 27-year-old son Jack McCain‘s marriage to 29-year-old Bay Area native Renee Swift — they met in Guam while serving in the Air Force Reserves — on his Facebook page. Immediately, Facebookers started posting messages of “congrats!” underneath the picture and photo album. But then the ignorance started.

Commentors brought up President Barack Obama, the race of Sen. McCain’s daughter-in-law and political leanings under the comment section.

One commenter, Diann Daily, wrote: “No wonder McCain has crawled into bed with Obama…His son married a black girl! McCain is a RINO and a TRAITOR! Eeeewwwwwwwww…..”

And others followed suit, with many calling him a “traitor.”

Then there are comments like these, from George Dwyer, who wrote “Did someone seriously post about this dude marrying a black chick like it was a bad thing? What dimension are you living in? Is it possible to be that ignorant in the year 2013?”
Indeed. The happy couple will honeymoon in Africa before returning to Guam.


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161 comments
JolieMelodie
JolieMelodie

It doesnt matter. This couple is happy and enjoying their lives, who really cares what critics have to say? They cant stop their happiness. Congrats to this fantastic couple!!

E  flamez
E flamez

E flamez/ famm tiez..on youtube..its fire

jacsube
jacsube

i thought in america people understand the love freedom, b4 i was just blaming south asia nations, didnt know the big power is also included

isepiq
isepiq

A lot of those 'racist' posts are actually from extreme lefties trying to make trouble and make America still look bad. Don't believe all those racist posts are for real, many and sometimes most of them are fake. Wake up. 

As for the comment about trayvon Martin, he was a little hoodlum. Drug dealer, drug user, gang member, and thief. The school kicked him out on a technical drug charge to get rid of his drug dealings in the school. I was 'him' at one time in my life and I fully recognize him for what he was, just like what I was at one time. Most of my fellow young men went on to become career criminals. Trayvon was a bad buy. I have been there and know what I am talking about.  Why do they only show pictures of him as a little kid instead of the criminal he looked like when he died while out looking for what he could steal with the candy from the store only  a 'cover' for why he was out and about at night. I used the same tactics back when. Wake up.

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Robert Mossman
Robert Mossman

This is as dumb as the Trayvon Martin situation. How black is she ? She doesn't look that black. And what does that mean anyway ? Does it matter ? Obama's half white. He doesn't look that black either and we know why. Does that mean he's not really the first black president of the US ? Does he qualify ? What is the criteria anyway ? If he had looked more like his white mother in skin tone and features would he have been considered the first black president ? Probably not yet he would still be the son of a black man but would he still have been elected president ? This all goes to show how absurd all this color nonsense is. It obviously goes way beyond color to make up a persons character, how they behave and who they are.

This whole race thing is being played by the real racists. Shame on them.

TrueAmerican247
TrueAmerican247

Martians and other aliens think its nasty to have rednecks, bigots, racists, southern inbreds crawling around on Earth.    No wonder extraterrestrials dont come here often, the level of ignorance and stupidity is sub human, like elephant poop on your shoes.

Artofdave Designs
Artofdave Designs

Congrats to the newly weds :o), and a high five...oopps misss...middle finger up to you idiots who actually express their racist stupidity and ignorance! Artofdave Designs/FaceBook

Lucille2
Lucille2

McCain's wife's dress is "da Bomb"!!  McCain is the only Republican I know who has openly said that the "Stand Your Ground" laws need to be reviewed. That is a little weak, but is unusual for a Republican.  I still wouldn't vote for him, though.

cashkitty
cashkitty

It is so sad and very tragic that even still in 2013, there are such hateful racist people in America today. It is none of anyone's business what race or sex someone chose's to marry. And if it is wrong in God's eye's then he is the only one that is fit to judge. God say's that you should love thy neighbor. ( He does not say only if they are white. He does not say they cannot be of mix race or of same sex to love your neighbor. Look you don't have to become friends with these people. AND I don't think they really care if you follow the bible and love them. they just want you to have enough respect to mind your own business and live and let live. is that really so hard to do? And by the way Mr. and Mrs. McCain Congratulations on your wedding the bride looks stunning.<3 <3

AshieduNwadiei
AshieduNwadiei

He's not terrible looking, but it's obvious she didn't marry him for his looks.

mzcora
mzcora

Obviously the couple each married who they loved.  That's all that really matters and it's no one else's business.

PoeCommunicate
PoeCommunicate

Geez. Someone said, just out that box, that this woman is mixed (as in one black parent, one white parent). How do you know this? Black America is a mixed race, a people of black African descent. Some of us don't even "show" our white and/or Native blood but it's there is most cases -- 2% or 90%.
Also: President Obama has a pure black African father and that makes him MORE black than many black Americans. 

Divaforlife
Divaforlife

People need to get a "real" life. It is more important things folks should be worried about than who marry who. Who cares as long as the two are happy. It is 2013 people. move forward with the time. Now go donate some of your extra time to some more constructive things in life life feeding some hungry children....geeeeee

LouWonaCox
LouWonaCox

Congratulations to the beautiful couple. You will always run into stupidity. I wish them many years of blissful marriage. 

averygosh
averygosh

What about if we talk about two humans getting married? And how nice it is? And that even if I don't agree with McCain's politics I think it's great that he posted a happy, colorblind photo even if he knew it would get a lot of his dumb-ass ignorant constituents angry.


BillGreybeardWamboltIII
BillGreybeardWamboltIII

Way too many ignorant people out there. If you don't have anything good to say SHUT YOUR PIEHOLE!!!

CONGRATS to the entire McCain family on their very special day from this lifelong democrat! 

TimBayless
TimBayless

John McCain and I dis agree on a lot of things, but I have never known his motive for anything to be racial....... congrats to the newlyweds

BrendaWootenPorter
BrendaWootenPorter

congrats to the happy couple!!!  people need to get a life!!!    

Anomaly100
Anomaly100

I'm not a John McCain fan but he looks so proud. Congrats to the happy couple!

LindseyBradford
LindseyBradford

I don't get why ppl are calling him a traitor, a traitor of what exactly? 

RonnieJones
RonnieJones

@isepiq your simply an idiot. comments like those made here come from the right daily!

noblockheads
noblockheads

@isepiq If you are claiming these posts are fake, please show us some evidence to indicate that. 

As for Trayvon Martin, he had no criminal record and was not charged for any of his so-called "offenses." There is no evidence he was a drug dealer, just that he smoked some pot. There is no evidence that he stole. One of his suspensions was for truancy and tardiness. Big deal.

George Zimmerman, mind you, was the individual with the criminal record. He assaulted a police officer and abused his ex-girlfriend. He was the one who stalked and followed Trayvon Martin - who had every right to be out that night, seeing that his father fiancee and son lived in the same community George Zimmerman did. 

How exactly did he "look like a criminal" the night he was murdered? A hoodie, which millions of people from all background wear? No weapons were found on him either. Most criminals use some sort of tools to commit crimes, especially if they are trying to break into a home - no?


Robert Mossman
Robert Mossman

@isepiq 

If you think most people didn't  see Martin for who he really was and how the media was trying to make him look like he was some innocent young kid with skittles and ice tea, YOU need to "wake up" my friend.

And I have news for you, those "extreme leftie's" are doing exactly what they really think.

noblockheads
noblockheads

@Robert Mossman Any person with ancestral heritage from Sub-Saharan Africa is black, regardless of what they look like on the outside. There are light-skinned to dark-skinned blacks, depending on the amount of mixing in their ancestry - whether from the past or present. 

President Obama's "white" mother has black ancestry, did you know that? And he wasn't elected on account of his skin color.


TwitmoCat
TwitmoCat

@AshieduNwadiei If women married men for their looks, John McCain would still be single and there would be a few happy men with lots of ladies in their lives. :)

A Cali
A Cali

@mzcora I couldn't help but notice your photo from 16th Street in San Francisco. I live down the block from that.

PoeCommunicate
PoeCommunicate

For clarification: A person with a white or Asian parent, for instance, is, without question, mixed and the product of two races and cultures. But by having that black parent or grandparent or great grandparent he or she ALSO is of African descent and, in this very race-conscious society, part of the black community UNLESS he or she 1) looks white enough to "pass" and 2) chooses to live as a white American.

goldnchyl
goldnchyl

@averygosh I prefer the term "color-appreciate" reflecting all the beautiful forms that exist


but thank you for your post :)

justplainred
justplainred

@LindseyBradford One common racist rant is that a person who marries outside their own race is a race traitor. THe phrase has been around for at least 50 years. My parents each had to deal with it in the 70's when they married (dad is black, mom is white).

JordanWatson
JordanWatson

@RonnieJones @isepiq He is absolutely right! Zimmerman is a murdering, pedophile! How can you molest little girls and still get support? Sick!!

JordanWatson
JordanWatson

@Robert Mossman @isepiq So what was he? I know that George Zimmerman is a murdering, woman beating, pedophile! Did not catch anything remotely close to that in Trayvons, background!

CharlesSmith1
CharlesSmith1

race was invented as a political slave control tool in 313AD when Christendom was invented to control the slaves.

mzcora
mzcora

@shaunieMe @A Cali @mzcora Will you please hush! I was trying to keep it on the downlow about stalking people.  Now you've gone and outted me. Shame on you!

mzcora
mzcora

@A Cali @mzcora @lobru @PoeCommunicate Thank you for your reply.  I feel that I acknowledged that not all African persons are Black. What I said was my intended meaning. Nothing I said disagrees with either you or the person to whom I responded. Have a nice day.

A Cali
A Cali

@mzcora @lobru @PoeCommunicate lobru is correct. Not all Africans are black. There are lots of people of Arabic, Asian, and Caucasian descent in Africa. I have been to twenty countries in Africa and have seen this.

mzcora
mzcora

@lobru @mzcora @PoeCommunicate But it is obvious to nearly everyone in this Nation that President Obama's father was not white.  Ya know what I'm saying?  If it was a White African, then you would say that, however, it is pretty much assumed that when one says African, one means Black.  By the way, not all Blacks are black.

mzcora
mzcora

@CharlesSmith1 There is NO RACE save the HUMAN RACE and we are all at some point on the bellcurve of humanity, be it Alabaster or Coal Black.  We are ALL HUMAN BEINGS!

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