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McCain's Nastiest Moments

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posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 08:49 AM
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McCain's Nastiest Moments


www.alternet.org

A commenter asked if John McCain is "truly as nasty and belligerent as he appears to be." Is he really that bad--or is it just one of those partisan memes that develops about an opponent?

• Accusing the Democrats of being sore losers and obstructionists motivated by partisan "bitterness" just because they had the temerity to not treat Condoleezza Rice's confirmation as Secretary of State as "a foregone conclusion."

• Accusing Vietnam veteran and Congressman Jack Murtha of being "too emotional" to be rational about the war.

• Sending then-freshman Senator Barack Obama what Matt Stoller called "remarkable" and one of "the single most bitter, nasty letters I have ever seen from any Senator."

• Threatening to leave an appearance before the AFL-CIO's Building and Construction Trades Department because members of the audience challenged his statements on immigration, organized labor, and the war. He also questioned their work ethic and skills, telling them "You can't do it, my friends," when some accepted his hypothetical job offer of $50 an hour to pick lettuce in Arizona.

• Threatening to commit suicide if the Democrats won a majority in the Senate.

• Using the racially-charged and highly inappropriate term "tar baby."

• Singing about bombing Iran:
(visit the link for the full news article)



[edit on 7-10-2008 by grover]




posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 08:49 AM
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And the list goes on.

Some of them rank down there with bush minor doing the skit of looking for WMD behind the couch and under the desk in the oval office.

Are his comments an issue? To some obviously no but to others his petulance and surly behavior speaks volumes about his real character...

... and it came out in the first debate as well when he refused to look at Obama and barely acknowledged his existance... whereas Obama behaved like a gentleman.

He comes across as angry and with a chip on his shoulder and I don't want that type of attitude anywhere near the big red button and the tools of war.

www.alternet.org
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 08:53 AM
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I fully expect tonight's debate to be McCain's death knell... unless I am wrong I see him using the debate to continue to hit Obama with the nastiest smears he can drum up while Obama will continue to address the economy.

After all the McCain camp has already said that if they continue talking about the economy, they lose... so they have to try to change the subject...

... thing is people don't want them to change the subject.



posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 09:18 AM
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Frankly, I was quite... umm.. impressed with his take on whether americans would be willing to pick lettuce for $50 an hour. My wife is an attorney and she makes less. Three things I learnt from this:

a) McCain is divorced from reality the rest of us live in
b) He keeps American workers in low regard
c) He's sold out to pro-illegal-immigration interests



posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 09:22 AM
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Just wanted to document my point:

www.msnbc.msn.com...


McCain responded by saying immigrants were taking jobs nobody else wanted. He offered anybody in the crowd $50 an hour to pick lettuce in Arizona.

Shouts of protest rose from the crowd, with some accepting McCain’s job offer.

“I’ll take it!” one man shouted.

McCain insisted none of them would do such menial labor for a complete season. “You can’t do it, my friends.”

Some in the crowd said they didn’t appreciate McCain questioning their work ethic.

Impressed by McCain’s moxie
“I was impressed with his comedy routine and ability to tap dance without music. But I was impressed with nothing else about him,” said John Wasniewski of Milwaukee. “He’s supposed to be Mr. Straight Talk?”

Others said McCain showed some moxie, if not the best political judgment.

“Most of us don’t agree with him on immigration, but I give him credit for trying,” said Chris D. Schoenbeck of Milwaukee.

With his profile rising, a growing number of Democrats are accusing McCain of flip-flopping on issues to court conservative GOP primary voters.

McCain denied that charge later Tuesday — after addressing the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, a GOP-leaning group that backs his immigration views. There were no boos. Just laughter, and at the end of his remarks, a standing ovation from the Hispanic leaders.


Note the reaction from the pro-illegals.



posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 09:23 AM
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It makes McCain out to be clueless and arrogant which is pretty much the same thing.

Really... think about it... if he came out after 5 years as a POW without PTSD it would be a miracle... and if he is in denial about it and it has been untreated... then he is indeed a loose cannon.



posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 09:28 AM
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off-topic post removed to prevent thread-drift


 



posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 09:29 AM
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Originally posted by grover
if he came out after 5 years as a POW without PTSD it would be a miracle... and if he is in denial about it and it has been untreated... then he is indeed a loose cannon.


Well, maybe he actually acknowledges that he's a nut, but in a charming way, when he says "I am a maverick!"



posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 09:30 AM
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Originally posted by Fathom
wow, grover, all these plitical baiting threads, what gives?
i thought we werepast all the negativety as a whole?


Look, there is no harm in knowing what McCain said during a particular rally. I'm sorry if he looks negative, but that's life.



posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 09:31 AM
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Is it baiting or is it pointing out aspects of his character... aspects... which might either attract or repeal voters?



posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 09:50 AM
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Originally posted by grover
reply to post by Fathom
 


Is it baiting or is it pointing out aspects of his character... aspects... which might either attract or repeal voters?

it would be if this thread was about obama...
(and i think you know it)



posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 09:59 AM
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Just because I can't stand Obama, alot of people think I back McCain 100%. Well that is totally wrong. McCain is wrong on so many things. Immigration, the Myth of Global Warming, not drilling in ANWR, the bailout bill, and the willingness to work with liberals.

If it wasn't for Sarah Palin, there was a good chance I was going to sit out this election. She made the difference for me, that and the realization that it is better to vote for someone that I agree with 50% of the time, that to vote for someone that I agree with 5% of the time.

McCain is a whacko, and was very low, if not at the bottom of my list of Republican candidates, but the worst Republican is better than the best Democrat, so I have to vote accordingly.



posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 10:42 AM
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I don't think McCain is really a bad guy at heart. He has been through a lot in his life, but I feel that he is "grasping at straws" lately and is taking some bad advice from his handlers.

I am hoping that at least some of the American people will see beyond the negative bent that his campaign is taking and just see it as the act of a desperate man. If things go south while in the White House, will this be the way he handles things?

If I was in charge of Obama's campaign I would simply respond to every attack with the following video. Says it all for me. Stay calm and stay on course.

www.youtube.com...



posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 11:03 AM
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Originally posted by RRconservative
but the worst Republican is better than the best Democrat, so I have to vote accordingly.


You just threw the last drop of common sense out of the window. Why am I not suprised...

You vote not on merits but on voodoo of the invented hate of invented "pinko socialist". Scary. Brainwash.



posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 11:24 AM
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Originally posted by grover
I fully expect tonight's debate to be McCain's death knell... .


I agree.

Oh .. and THIS THREAD brought up what I thought was one of his most recent nastiest and most ignorant moments. Hours after passing the bailout, he points his finger at others and says 'they made it pass' and then said that Bush should veto things like that. JUST HOURS AFTER HE SIGNED IT! :shk:

As for MURTHA - he's a sick puppy.
I respect his veteran war service.
But now - he's a sick puppy and not too bright.



posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 11:32 AM
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Three reporters from Arizona, on the condition of anonymity, also let me in on another incident involving McCain’s intemperateness. In his 1992 Senate bid, McCain was joined on the campaign trail by his wife, Cindy, as well as campaign aide Doug Cole and consultant Wes Gullett. At one point, Cindy playfully twirled McCain’s hair and said, “You’re getting a little thin up there.” McCain’s face reddened, and he responded, “At least I don’t plaster on the makeup like a trollop, you #.” McCain’s excuse was that it had been a long day. If elected president of the United States, McCain would have many long days.
wonkette.com...

mccain must read porn to use the "c" word 'cause i found that i've encountered that use that word really love porn!

and some want him to lead our nation? think what he might do to us poor old women if we crossed him..............shoot!



posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 10:10 PM
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WINNAR! I do not agree with McCain on a great many issues. WHY am I voting for him?

1. Because Ron Paul is not appearing on the Arkansas ballot, and Chuck Baldwin doesn't have the media exposure for Joe Q. Public to know who he is.
2. Because he is less socialist than Obama
3. Because he is LEAST likely to enact draconian gun controls. I am a one issue voter. If you pass the litmus test of gun control in my eyes, then we can focus on other issues.
4. Because as compared to Hussein Obama (I refuse to call him Barack), John McCain is Thomas Jefferson.
5. Because he is less socialist than Obama.
6. McCain is old. He's a type A personality, one that is prone to stress. That can't be healthy for the ticker. Sarah Palin is the *least* likely of all of them to mess with MY guns, which, might I add, are also my livelihood as one of the small business owners that kept getting dragged out tonight at the debate.
7. Everything I need to know about Obama's stance on issues I can read in Chairman Mao's "Little Red Book."



posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 10:30 PM
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From Wiki:

"Tar-Baby was a doll made of tar and turpentine, used to entrap Br'er Rabbit in the second of the Uncle Remus stories. The more that Br'er Rabbit fought the Tar-Baby, the more entangled he became. In contemporary usage, "tar baby" refers to any "sticky situation" that is only aggravated by additional contact. The only way to solve such a situation is by separation."

Although some consider it a racial slur, that is not really what it means. I think it would be wrong to assume its use indicates racism.


Personally, I like the fact that McCain is human and has a fiery temper. I am sick of talking heads who spout whatever they think will be popular. Furthermore, I really like and respect McCain. The guy was, without question, an American hero.

That being said, I am not voting for him. But I am tempted to do so by the partisan scum who are willing to impugn his character in order to gain political advantage. Pure disinformation from the OP and others.




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