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March 8th, 2012
03:47 PM ET

Cindy McCain speaks out against Rush Limbaugh, shares her views on Kirk Cameron's comments, and talks "KONY 2012"

Philanthropist Cindy McCain sat down with Piers Morgan last night to talk politics and hot topics. With the country still reeling from Rush Limbaugh's "slut" and "prostitute" comments a week ago, (more than 10 advertisers have withdrawn since the incident) McCain joined the camp of those denouncing the radio host:

"I was horribly offended," she said. "He does not speak for the Republican party. He does not run the party. How can you as a country be the beacon of hope and light around the world if we can not respect our own?"

Around the same time Limbaugh drew the public ire for his remarks, actor Kirk Cameron found himself drawing negativity for anti-gay statements he made on Friday's airing of "Piers Morgan Tonight."

While McCain didn't agree with Cameron's comments, she did suggest the incident could become a teaching moment: "It's a lesson in tolerance. Isn't it wonderful here that we can agree to disagree?"

As the face-to-face sit down with the conservative businesswoman continued, the topic turned to a new internet video, "KONY 2012", which has quickly gone viral in it's effort to overthrow Ugandan guerrilla group leader Josephy Kony. Since its launch by the non-government organization "Invisible Children," the video has received more than 25 million hits, and McCain endorses the efforts, calling Kony "the worst kind of human being," adding: "I am so glad that this issue is taking off."


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  1. Raylando

    All media outlets make the rote response to this effort: "South Africa's problems are complex, the Invisible Children Organization may not be equipped to deliver a solution..." OK MY input is this: The 'right people' who can effect a resolution know who they are and they should act. Regardless of the complexity of ALL of Africa's problems..this is one that should be dealt with very strait forward..YOU HAVE A CRIMINAL. Kony is not a political force or National leader, he is a criminal no different than Jim Jones. There are plenty of responses available for a police action to take out this abhorrent human being. If we can't put out bush fires then how far off is our egotistical National stance that we can tame the Sun and Stars!

    March 8, 2012 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Shelly R.

    This woman is freakin nuts! I support Kirk Cameron 10000% – gays are living in a sinful nature – this CNN is the most ridiculous reporting I've ever read! Talk about a bunch of hypocrites! You people at CNN need to learn what responsible journalism is! Yes another McCain thinking she knows everything about everything?? I can't STAND Obama as POTUS and McCain would've been just as bad – bunch of idiots spewing nothing but garbage!!!! This country is in the crapper thanks to all these idiotic politicians, news outlets, and people like this dumb woman who thinks her opinion really matters!!! It's so laughable!!! Hey Piers....how bout sticking to the topic of the interview with Kirk instead of trying to raildroad him you piece of garbage "journalist"!! Gays are living in sin, hate to say it, but God will judge them all one day and will also judge people like you that feel the need to back people into a corner and try to make them look bad....I'd hate to be you come judgement day!!!!!!!

    March 9, 2012 at 12:31 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Kevin M

      Shelly – you are obviously filled with hatred, fear and ignorance. Thats why you turn to religion. Try turning to those around you, unless they're close minded individuals like yourself in which case you need to meet new people. I used to get angry reading posts like yours but over time I've actually just started to feel sorry for people like you. What a horrible way to go through life, judging and hating people you don't know. Don't die miserable and alone- embrace life and the diversity that surrounds you. You'll be a much happier person if you do.

      March 9, 2012 at 11:15 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • Rhea

        I agree with you Kevin. The "religious right" filled with more hatred.

        March 9, 2012 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
      • KTEXPRESS

        It looks like you don't believe in the Bible or God to say what you just said. The Bible speaks against it. Not only a sin but worse as an an abomination. Since you believe we should accept everything that people want to do, I guess If someone wants to marry a child or mess with an animal or have 10 wives or decide they don't like somebody just kill them or do away with them that it's alright. Funny how the Bible say's in the end days we will call good bad and bad good.

        March 9, 2012 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
      • Steve

        Yes, you're absolutely right, Kevin. It's so ironic that many of the people who publicly claim to be all about love and spiritual peace are actually brainwashed by their religious doctrines to be mean-spirited and filled with hate. It really is sad to see this religious-right group so internally conflicted and self-loathing that they feel compelled to judge others in order to feel better about themselves.

        March 9, 2012 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse |
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    Cindy McCain is in another world than the one I live in. When asked about her husband's choice of Sarah Palin, how could she say with such conviction that the "left" is so critical of republican women in politics, and that the "right" didn't do that. Really???? The "right" demonized Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton to name a few. Sarah Palin has done absolutely nothing for this country but make money for herself going around demonizing Democrats and President Obama. Seriously, Cindy!!! And Piers.............you don't have the knowledge of our political history to call her out on that?????

    March 9, 2012 at 10:12 am | Report abuse | Reply
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