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I do not want this guy running the country

John McCain, October 18, 2001:

Comments (21)

That's funny nether do I.

And you don't want him because ... he can talk without a teleprompter? Or maybe because he's coherent?

Sorry, I don't want the fellow who brings up his race and then says he didn't bring up his race. I don't want the fellow who doesn't care that gas has reached $4.00 a gallon and appears to be happy to see it go higher. I don't want the fellow who is promising tons of more entitlement programs with no way to fund them. I don't want the fellow who thinks inflating your tires and getting a tuneup will save us as much gas as we could get from drilling new oil fields.

I'm not thrilled with McCain (although I thought this clip that you linked to showed him in a good light) - but I'm terrified of Obama.

Here's an interesting bit about McCain from 2000: He insisted in referring to his Vietnamese captors as g**ks, and said he would continue to do so. It took him three days to admit he was wrong.

From the San Francisco Chronicle:

McCain, a former Navy pilot who spent five years in a Vietnamese prisoner of war camp, was questioned about the language because of a story last month in the Nation magazine reporting his continued use of the slur.

Since then, reports of McCain's language have been circulating on Internet chat sites and e-mails among Asian Americans, many of whom find the the term offensive and inappropriate for an elected official.

...McCain made no apologies yesterday.

"I was referring to my prison guards," McCain said, "and I will continue to refer to them in language that might offend some people because of the beating and torture of my friends."

...The horrors of the past cannot be an excuse for hurting people in the present, said Guy Aoki, president of the Media Action Network for Asian Americans, an anti-defamation group.

"If Sen. McCain had been captured by Nigerians, could he call those people `n***ers' and think he wasn't going to offend everyone who is black?" Akoi asked. "We can all feel for what he went through, but if that's his level of sensitivity, I'm very disappointed."

Only eight years ago, Angy Grampy McCain was still using a racial slur.

Fellow Republican Thad Cochran said the idea of a loose cannon like McCain in the Oval Office "sends chills down my spine."

Here's a recent example of McCain thinking on his feet

McCain is:

1. Too old (doesn't know current geography and is computer illiterate, for starters)

2. Too rigid (harped on The Surge being a success for what seemed like forever)

3. Too petty (Country Club gossip attack ads on Obama)

Wow. That camel comment.

Lucky for us, neither McCain nor Obama will ever run the country.

It may be just a matter of semantics, but I think it is telling. People on the left make the mistake all the time.

The federal government doesn't run the country. Thank God.

Monger of war, fear and Bush propaganda. A scary triple threat.

The federal government may not run the country, but the President is Commander in Chief.

See, "Hothead McCain" at

I don't want McCain answering the red phone at 3 am especially considering that he may suffer from PTSD. He has admitted having problems with the sound of jangling keys stemming from his POW days. What happens when you wake him up in the middle of the night, as his captors probably did?

His bigoted comments and mindset also make him unfit to serve.

The scariest part for me is that he will almost certainly NOT be running the country -- my Mrs. works with the elderly and it is clear from watching McSame that he is well into his dotage.

I seriously doubt that a brain scan or Alzheimer's evaluation on him give him a clean bill of health. Think Reagan in his later years ... the puppet put up to make speeches while the little mice thugs run the show. Like secret governments running out of the basement of the white house, etc.

And this chap is SO lucid and articulate!

pdxjim- do you even read, or are you exactly the gullible sap McCain is banking on? That 'clip' you linked to is a montage of audio clips spliced together... it even says as much in the title. They used the same "uh..." several hundred times.

Nice try though...

My bad! Here is what he really meant.

The federal government doesn't run the country.

Come on.

the sad thing is the same poor saps who suckered for voting for W the past two elections seem to be filing up like cattle to the slaughter pens to vote for McCain and his rich buddies again.

i am still hopeful that enough intelligence exists in this country to see through the phony games republicans play with poor people in this country to get their vote.

the wealthy 5% in america are putting all their money behind this guy and they possess 95% of the capital in this country. they want to keep their tax cuts and stick us all with the bills.
McCain is a man who sold his soul a long time ago for power and the evil coming off of him is palpable.

Let me get this straight. For the umpteenth time, the banksters who really run the show give us another "lesser of two evils," while the power, size, and scope of the Federal government grows and grows and grows.

We get a "choice" between a vile, senile warmonger with a creepy plastic smile, and a one-time Marxist who pals around for 20 straight years with openly racist bigots.

Great. I'll try real hard not to swallow my vomit.

Hi boys.

I don't want Sen. John McCain as President because...

he is a racist (see above).

he lost his mind somewhere along the way.

he played a deadly frat boy game with some bombs and nearly sunk the USS Forrestal.

You all really want that sad, old, angry midget with his hand on the button?

I trust his junkie wife more.

"he played a deadly frat boy game with some bombs and nearly sunk the USS Forrestal."

Wow, Daphne! Congratulations on being an ignorant tool of propoganda!

I'm pretty sure that 134 dead sailors, and a further 161 injured is NOT something you should be calling a "frat boy game" especially when there is video evidence that the rocket that started the fire came off a different squadron's FIGHTER that narrowly missed hitting the fuel tank on McCain's BOMBER. Either way, you can see him jump out of the and run away right before the flight deck, which is awash in jet fuel, explodes.

Also from the official record:

"About 10:50 (local time) on the 29th, while preparations for a second strike were being made near 19°9′5″N, 107°23′5″E,[3] an unguided 5-inch Mk-32 "Zuni" rocket, one of four contained in a LAU-10 underwing rocket pod mounted on a F-4 Phantom II, was accidentally fired due to an electrical power surge during the switch from external power to internal power."

Sure sounds like an accident to me, and not someone firing off missiles for yuks in a war zone, in one of the deadliest work environments known to man - the deck of an operational aircraft carrier in a theater of war.

Don't be a tool. You can not like McCain, but please please PLEASE make sure you don't like him for reasons of fact, and not reasons of fiction or pure fantasy.

If Sen. John McCain is so "innocent", why is the grainy old film of the USS Forrestal blaze shown to every single sailor recruit in the Navy, with a DOD written script that reads, "don't try this on the deck -ever- again! You idiots CAN sink a ship with a fire. Remember that!"

It's the biggest completely unreported story in the "liberal media"... other than his current wife (I lost track) who was a junkie thief, despite being a busty bottle-blonde beer heiress worth... billions?

And guess what? McCain hated flying. Despised it. Did it to impress the old man who also set fire to a Navy ship in his day.

Like father, like son.

Look it up, kids. I dare you!

Vote for Bush? Pay up
- Did you help put America's worst prez into power? Time to make amends, By Mark Morford, SF Gate Columnist, August 6, 2008

Sure, you could start with an open-palmed apology, a profoundly contrite on-your-knees sort of thing, maybe an open letter in your local paper or a heartfelt speech at your next dinner party whereby you stumble though some sort of "I don't know what the hell I was thinking" or "I must've been blind" or "Wow, that mescaline sure was potent" type of defense for your unfortunate and reprehensible choices.

But the fact is, that's not really gonna cut it.

Of course, you could do the obvious thing and cast your vote in November for Barack Obama, but even I know that's probably asking too much — and besides, all signs indicate ... a deep undercurrent of karmic revulsion toward the wonky, bloodthirsty agenda of grandpa McCain.

So then, what can you do, all you increasingly HUMILIATED, disillusioned, deeply mistaken Bush voters? How can you, having hopefully realized by now the violent error of your ways, take steps both small and large to try and make amends for shoving Dubya down the throat of the world, for your tiny but oh so poisonous contribution ...?

First, let's be clear: As tempting as it is, I do not suggest some grand humiliating gesture, some sweetly demeaning spectacle whereby you must dye your hair blue and run naked through the streets of rural Alabama waving a rainbow flag and carrying a bottle of fresh stem cells as you suddenly claim to care deeply about blue fin tuna and Brazilian rain forests and honest sex ed for teens. Unless you really want to.

Nor do I suggest, say, an immediate "Bush tax," whereby everything you ever purchase from now until you die will cost 10 percent more than it does for liberals, and every cent of it will go to the arts, and schools, and women's rights, and alternative fuels, and GLAAD, et al and so on. Don't get me wrong, it's a damn fine idea, just a bit unrealistic.

Let's keep it simple. ....


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