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.