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During Debate McCain refers to Obama as.."THAT ONE"

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posted on Oct, 8 2008 @ 05:30 PM
I watched it.
Heard him say it - right in front of Obama.
I had a laugh and blew it off just about as fast as Obama did.
No reaction from Obama, he didn't take offense - why are you ?

posted on Oct, 8 2008 @ 05:45 PM
I think "That One" was a play on "The One", as in "The One we are waiting for", you know, the messianic reference? I think it was a high mark in a pretty much unremarkable debate.

[edit on 8-10-2008 by RRconservative]

posted on Oct, 8 2008 @ 06:08 PM
the republican & lobbyist agenda is to attack senator Obama personally and this insult by McCain was just the beginning I think. They want to shift focus from the economy and try to trashtalk Obama in any way they can. I think they are underestimating americans though. People are smarter than that and the tactics may backfire on them.

People want a president that can deliver on the economy and just don't follow orders from Haliburton, the oil companies and the lobbyists. Clearly senator Obama is the best candidate to represent the ordinary american.

If you're a multi-millionaire financial CEO looking for ways to exploit the financial system you may want to vote for McCain though!

posted on Oct, 8 2008 @ 06:50 PM
Did I take offense to it? Well it sounded mean and rude. But that is McCain the majority of the time he talks.

I don't think it's as big of a deal as some of you are making it out to be. Then again I could just be desensitized from McCain's bad behavior.

[edit on 8-10-2008 by Lucid Lunacy]

posted on Oct, 8 2008 @ 07:21 PM
Who cares?!?!?!

They're both sounding like liars claiming they will do this and do that........i cant believe America even wants to vote for the better of these two evils.

These debates are jokes and i bet 1/2 the people on this forum stopped caring who is going to win because they all have a strange feeling like myself that these guys are HORRIBLE CANDIDATES TO CHOOSE FROM!!!!!!!!

I hate this election and the whole damn process it smells to high heaven with the media feeding us hogwash stories about the daily political mudslinging....thats not news its 100% opinions in the main stream.

I cant wait till this election is over so the nut jobs who think they are actually doing something by voting will go back into their bubbles and stop annoying the people who are logical thinkers to vote from dumb or dumber.

Why cant Americans create a new party?????
(One that doesnt want to raise taxes or Spend every tax payers dime on "pork")

posted on Oct, 8 2008 @ 07:27 PM
Not only was McCain's gaffe rude and condescending, it is now the sound bite that will haunt him the rest of the campaign. This was a serious misstep and it's one that's gonna cost him big in regards to bad press.

His campaign can attempt to spin this all they want, but it's not simply going to fade away that easily. It's ironic that for all the things that McCain has accomplished throughout his political career, it will be these two words that he'll be remembered.

posted on Oct, 8 2008 @ 07:35 PM
It is funny/scary to me what people choose to get upset at. "That one" is HARDLY a concern compared to the myriad of REAL concerns that the debate made even more evident.
Basically, to be upset because he said "that one" when referring to Obama is like being upset that your car had a scratch on it after a nuclear bomb was dropped on your city.... ridiculous.

These are games. When are we going to be upset that they aren't ACTUALLY answering ANY of these questions but rather telling us what our situation is, which we should already know, using big fancy words that people don't understand. THOSE TWO... referring to the money/power loving old white dude and the inexperienced socialist pushing black dude.. don't give a CRAP about the fact that this "crisis" is easily solved once we can first admit the whole supposed crisis is nothing more than a scam meant to play on our emotions for the purpose of manipulating us as a mass group.

But yet, here we are... playing into their hands and manipulations. Not that I think either of these two clowns are the ones at the top of the scam spinning, but certainly they KNOW something is amiss because they are NOT answering the questions the way that is obviously the right way. If you can't see the obvious right way and if are getting upset over things such as McCain saying "that one" (which has NOTHING TO DO WITH ANYTHING of relevance), rest assured, you don't understand the game being played and you are likely to be on the losing end. Sad, but true.

[edit on 8-10-2008 by justamomma]

posted on Oct, 8 2008 @ 07:58 PM
Who here actually ever uses the term "that one" when talking about someone else who's 12 ft away and listening to what your saying? It seems bizarre.
Why wouldn't he say "him" or "he" if referring to someone else in the room without actually addressing them.
The term "that one" wouldn't even pop into my head in an everyday conversation let alone in a formal setting where you have to be very particular about your language.

posted on Oct, 8 2008 @ 08:19 PM

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posted on Oct, 8 2008 @ 08:22 PM

Come on, seriously. If Obama said "that guy" the gun slingin' 'publicans would be saying:

"Oh, that terrorist-anti-christ-communist, he's being condescending!"

posted on Oct, 8 2008 @ 08:23 PM

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posted on Oct, 8 2008 @ 08:45 PM
reply to post by mattguy404

That's just hilarious, capitalism at is best.

What most surprise me about this comment is that some in the McCain staff and his supporter call this comment his best line of the night, and then you got some liberals saying that it was an offensive statement.

I personally think that the comment shows the serious dislike that Sen. McCain has for Sen. Obama but won't go as far as calling it offensive much less racist, then again I'm not african-american so I can't speak for them.

I believe that Sen .McCain is coming across as if Sen. Obama is stealing the presidency from him, Obama is really getting under his skin, he should just chill, stop the negative attack and come back to the issues. Still I dont think he has enough time to sway voters to his side, specially after this debate and the electoral map polls from the swing states make his chance look grim at best.

[edit on 8-10-2008 by Bunch]

posted on Oct, 8 2008 @ 09:06 PM

i mean McCain blew it his strong subject(forien affairs) Oboma blasted him made him sound old and out of touch..remind you I am Independent

posted on Oct, 8 2008 @ 09:30 PM
I can understand you being offended by McCain's remark, but, in the past, I have argued with friends and pointed a finger at one of them and said "Hey, "that one" did this..."

I doubt McCain's remark was meant to disrespect Obama...

We ALL make mistakes in grammar...

Just like Obama continually saying...We "GOT TO" do this or that, which is "NOT" proper grammar, especially for a senator, but perhaps that may have been a part if his upbringing...

Same grammatical error, IMO...

posted on Oct, 8 2008 @ 10:03 PM
Maybe McCain thought he was in the Matrix and thought Obama was Neo. Cripes people get over it.

posted on Oct, 8 2008 @ 10:58 PM

Originally posted by justamomma
It is funny/scary to me what people choose to get upset at. "That one" is HARDLY a concern compared to the myriad of REAL concerns that the debate made even more evident.
Basically, to be upset because he said "that one" when referring to Obama is like being upset that your car had a scratch on it after a nuclear bomb was dropped on your city.... ridiculous.

LOL, I totally agree. Its just all these oversensitive people get insulted over someone saying "That one".

Heck, in our family it is a term of endearment
Mostly for my son. Like "That one over there peed in his sand bucket and then dumped it in his mud hole with the Tonka trucks." Which I am sure to all you over sensitive people is a sign that he needs counseling. God forbid a boy be a boy and whip it out and pee on something.

Who cares if he said "That one". It is like we have country half full of people (see i am an optomist) that can find an unlimited number of things to whine about.

I would have thrown you a bone if he called him a Tar Baby or the antichrist or something.. but "That one".. come on. I think we have a lot more to worry about than that in this country.

And before you point out my ignorance I know there was a commercial where they kind of insinuated he was the antichrist.

posted on Oct, 8 2008 @ 11:11 PM
For those of you that think McCain seems angry and talks mean all the time. Where do you get this from? Did you not have fathers or parents? Do people just speak quietly and calmly to you all day. Maybe I am desensitized but he just sounds like a guy who is talking firmly. What do you want him to do hold your hand and slowly and calmly present his ideas?

posted on Oct, 8 2008 @ 11:23 PM

Originally posted by Anonymous ATS Who here actually ever uses the term "that one" when talking about someone else who's 12 ft away and listening to what your saying?

when someone has made some RIDICULOUS statement to someone else during a "debate" like conversation!! Albeit, Obama could have used it and I would have understood the point of using just as much as I did when McCain said it.

Thing is, watching these debates is like watching the clowns at a circus.. they are fools putting on a show for fools.
Seems to be raking in a good profit which says a lot about our society. hehe

just an honest side note: the entertainment I derive from this spectacle comes from the reactions of the fools viewing the act.

posted on Oct, 8 2008 @ 11:56 PM

Originally posted by buddhasystem

"Ties to terrorists" is a term applicable to a person who is being indoctrinated by an Al Qaeda or IRA emissary and is either providing them with some sort of help or is contemplating such actions. These are ties. In case of Obama, that's just a load of crap. Oh yeah, I know he's a secret Muslim. Right.

However, your attempt to derail the thread with OT has been duly noted.

That grumpy old man resorted to insults because that's all he got on Obama.

No, you are completely incorrect. If an individual was actually being indoctrinated into a group such as Al-Qaeda or the IRA, they would NO longer simply have "Ties" to terrorists, they would in fact be a Terrorist themselves. Your example is exceedingly poor and misconstrued.

As for how you can justify any leader/potential leader of a Nation being friends and acquaintances with those who preach hatred against, and launch attacks against that Very Nation, is absolutely beyond any form of reason or common sense.

As for calling a potential United States President a "Grumpy Old Man", that displays your ignorance. Grow up.

posted on Oct, 9 2008 @ 12:04 AM
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