Mean Old Man McCain

Watch McCain in this clip, and tell me if you don’t just want to kick him in the junk:

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The juvenile old prick might as well have stuck his fingers in his ears and said “LALALALALALA I CAN’T HEAR YOU” during the interview. The contempt was undeniable.

Such an asshole.

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59 replies
  1. 1
    Bret says:

    It is not the policy of the United States to torture prisoners, but we sure as shit found out ways to do that, didn’t we?

  2. 2
    Poopyman says:

    I don’t need to see a video to want to kick him in the junk. He’s already given me plenty of reason to want to do it. This is just more of the same, I’m sure.

    Sky is blue, grass is green, McCain is a dick, etc, etc.

  3. 3
    Clambone says:

    Thank God nothing ever happens if it’s not the policy.

  4. 4
    beltane says:

    The saga of John McCain is like a clown car version of King Lear, a tragedy in five acts which captures the mood of our trampy, trashy times.

  5. 5

    To be fair to Old Man Grouchypants, she was on his lawn.

  6. 6

    But, you do realize there was a time in his life he didn’t have access to cameras….

  7. 7
    Mike E says:

    A pathetic, sad little man. A two-faced political coward.

  8. 8
    bkny says:

    mccain’s always been a nasty asshole; it’s just that now the press is no longer finding much charm in it.

    re torture … i thought this in an obit of a British WWII spy was interesting. note the means of torture and how the nyt had no issue calling it ‘torture’ … unless this was a story about american ‘harsh interrogation techniques’:

    As she related in postwar debriefings, documented in Britain’s National Archives, the Gestapo tortured her — beating her, stripping her naked, then submerging her repeatedly in a bath of ice-cold water until she began to black out from lack of oxygen.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09.....obituaries

  9. 9
    MattF says:

    Just imagine him in the Oval Office. And with his rear covered by ex-Gov. Palin. …wave of nausea…

  10. 10
    Zifnab says:

    Senator McCain, keep’n it classy.

    Honestly, Hayworth would have done himself some serious favors if he’d just run a clip like that against McCain in the primary. Maybe a little tag line, “He doesn’t listen and he doesn’t care.”

  11. 11
    Ash Can says:

    @MattF: Worse, it’d be Mitch McConnell or John Boehner or Rush Limbaugh in that position; Palin would have long since quit by now.

  12. 12
    biff diggerence says:

    ” . . . I know the miltary very well.”

    I crashed 5 planes before getting blown out of the sky.

  13. 13
    RalfW says:

    Can you just picture him yelling, “Gimee the button, Gimee the button, Gimee the button, Gimme the Button, Gimme the Fuckin’ BUTTON!” the first time Ahmadinajad had rhetorically poked (shudder) President McCain in the eye at the UN?

    We may be suckin salmonella eggs now, but, yeah, itcouldabeenworse.

  14. 14
    cleek says:

    McCain doesn’t have to be nice. he’s got his next term in the bag.

    which is as good a reason as any to pledge to never move to AZ.

  15. 15
    Jim Pharo says:

    I don’t know why anyone is upset with McCain over this. This is what he does. Dogs bark, babies cry, McCain is a lying hateful old fool.

    What I can’t understand is that a large majority of AZ voters want him in the Senate, and that 45+ million of our fellow Americans thought he was the better choice for President.

    Ask not what is wrong with our craven leaders; ask what is wrong with us for following them.

  16. 16
    Punchy says:

    I bet this gay guy only participated in parades in Iraq, and never really defended our country.

  17. 17
    Dan says:

    Your “Branwdo!” tag in another diary reminds me that I want McCain to be a winning, month-long contestant on the future show, “Oww, My Balls!”

  18. 18
    Earl Butz says:

    Answering questions that you’re not being asked is a sure sign that you’re lying.

    Or in this case, I’d also give credence to the idea that he’s going senile, the nasty, lying old fuck.

  19. 19
    Trinity says:

    WTF is wrong with people in AZ???

  20. 20
    MikeJ says:

    @Trinity: It’s not the heat, it’s the stupidity.

  21. 21
    Paul L. says:

    The contempt was undeniable.

    Such an asshole.

    Double Standards?
    ‘O’Reilly Factor’ Ambushes Al Gore,

  22. 22
    slag says:

    @beltane:

    The saga of John McCain is like a clown car version of King Lear, a tragedy in five acts which captures the mood of our trampy, trashy times.

    I don’t know. That’s a tough image for me to conjure because Lear was a slightly sympathetic character.

    I’m more inclined to give him the part of Polonius in Hamlet. That dude was pretty much an ass all the way around.

  23. 23

    I am foreseeing an online game of “Kick GOPers in the Junk.” no need to limit it to McCain.

    On my way in to work this morning, I saw a bumper sticker that read “One Big Ass Mistake America.” It took me a couple of minutes before figuring it out. Yes, it was a prickup truck. Yes, it was an old white bastard.

  24. 24
    Mike E says:

    @bkny: Seriously, what a freakin’ badass! People love to call the French “surrender monkeys” and ignore many acts of true heroism. IMO the British are a nation of badasses just for the Battle of Britain, which crippled the Luftwaffe and paved the way for allied victory.

    My mom actually worked for the Italian resistance, but only to keep an eye on her younger brother who seemed eager to blow his cover–I still have her “ID” card and Allied Certificate, both of which are in Italian. We live in a golden age of historians, too bad it coincides with Peak Stoopid.

  25. 25
    Aaron Baker says:

    McCain proves the paradoxical truths that it is possible to be both an asshole and a dick, and simultaneously.

  26. 26
    Allan says:

    If someone would be so kind as to compile a list of sitting Republican Senators from states with Democratic Governors, I know a bunch of ex-military types with advanced weapons training and an axe to grind…

  27. 27
    Jay in Oregon says:

    Watch McCain in this clip, and tell me if you don’t just want to kick him in the junk

    Can I skip the video and jump straight to wanting to kick McCain in the junk?

  28. 28
    Ajay says:

    He needs to show those patriotic Arizonians that he stands up to gays, dems, people of color etc etc.

    I think even McCain himself know that he has turned senile. Imagine this guy would have been our president. He is nothing but against the principles that this country was founded upon.

    Even if its policy as he stated, the policy itself is discriminatory.

  29. 29
    Jay in Oregon says:

    @Allan:

    That’s not really that funny.

    Leave the eliminationist talk for the haters on the right, if you don’t mind.

  30. 30
    Montysano says:

    @arguingwithsignposts:

    On my way in to work this morning, I saw a bumper sticker that read “One Big Ass Mistake America.” It took me a couple of minutes before figuring it out. Yes, it was a prickup truck. Yes, it was an old white bastard.

    A friend of a friend (from south Alabama) on FB last night made this comment: “I don’t care about politics, I don’t follow politics, I don’t know anything about politics. I just know that I despise Barack Obama.”

    Do I need to translate that for you?

    To the topic at hand: yes, we dodged quite a bullet in Nov. 2008. McCain seems ……. unwell.

  31. 31
    Redshift says:

    I’m reminded of the event a few years ago with a union audience, where McCain insisted that Americans “just won’t do” jobs like picking fruit, even if you paid them $50 an hour (because Real Murikan companies would never pay slave wages and have inhuman working conditions.) People in the audience started shouting out “I’d do it!” and McCain just kept repeating “You cannot do it, my friend.”

  32. 32
    valdemar says:

    It seems obvious that you dodged two equally dangerous bullets when you didn’t get McCain/Palin running the store.

  33. 33
    mclaren says:

    The one saving grace of this asshole is that he’s getting old and he’ll die soon.

    In the meantime, I’m for shipping McCain back to the Vietnamese so they can hoist him up by his arms backwards.

  34. 34
    Larkspur says:

    @Paul L.: I don’t understand your comment/question about “Double Standards?” My neural receptors for irony, sarcasm, mordant wit, sardonicism, and such-like have all got shorted out some time back. So I have to ask what inevitably sound like dumb questions. Are you comparing the two video clips, one of McCain, one of Gore, and telling me that if I don’t think they are equivalent, I am a hypocrite? Or are you saying that other people are saying that and they are hypocrites?

    Darn. I could have shortened this by simply asking, Hi, Paul L., what did you mean at #21?

  35. 35
    IronyAbounds says:

    Anyone who thinks McCain has even a minute trace of principles left should contemplate his coming out against the Dream Act. He co-sponsored the Dream Act the past 4 or 5 years, and yet comes out against it this year! The man is shameless, gutless, and a coward. Oh, and a real piece of shit.

  36. 36
    wasabi gasp says:

    History has been denied uninnumerably amusing scorned-VP trollop tweets direct from the Round Room.

  37. 37
    Emma says:

    Don’t need any more motivation, thanks!

  38. 38
    Emma says:

    Ok this was weird. I tried to post something and got back a message; You’re trying to post too fast, slow down. In any case, the original comment was: Don’t need any added motivation, thanks!

  39. 39
    Ella in New Mexico says:

    @arguingwithsignposts:

    That’s why I always carry a Sharpie in my glove box. “Ooops!!! Dropped my purse under this bumper here!!!” then one swift cross-out line and a hastily scribbled “IMA” is pretty much an undetectable act on parking lot cameras.

  40. 40
    Frank Chow says:

    John,

    You just handed David Broder his next column “Understanding the frustration of the greatest man who ever lived John McCain”

  41. 41
    Allan says:

    @Jay in Oregon: Your error is in not recognizing that war has already been declared.

    The so-called paradox of freedom is the argument that freedom in the sense of absence of any constraining control must lead to very great restraint, since it makes the bully free to enslave the meek. The idea is, in a slightly different form, and with very different tendency, clearly expressed in Plato.
    Less well known is the paradox of tolerance: Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance. If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them. — In this formulation, I do not imply, for instance, that we should always suppress the utterance of intolerant philosophies; as long as we can counter them by rational argument and keep them in check by public opinion, suppression would certainly be unwise. But we should claim the right to suppress them if necessary even by force; for it may easily turn out that they are not prepared to meet us on the level of rational argument, but begin by denouncing all argument; they may forbid their followers to listen to rational argument, because it is deceptive, and teach them to answer arguments by the use of their fists or pistols. We should therefore claim, in the name of tolerance, the right not to tolerate the intolerant. We should claim that any movement preaching intolerance places itself outside the law, and we should consider incitement to intolerance and persecution as criminal, in the same way as we should consider incitement to murder, or to kidnapping, or to the revival of the slave trade, as criminal.

    Karl Popper, The Open Society and Its Enemies

  42. 42
    TooManyJens says:

    @Allan: And your error is in thinking that talk of killing Senators is going to do anything but make it worse.

  43. 43
    schrodinger's cat says:

    That this individual can get elected repeatedly to the Senate says something about Arizona and this country I am afraid. He is mean and he is stupid, but his knack for self-promotion is unparalleled. When is he going to retire? We have had enough, please go home.

  44. 44
    Allan says:

    @TooManyJens: If the other side wants civil war, who am I to deny them the pleasure? They keep quoting Jefferson about refreshing the tree of liberty, I merely want to help them achieve that goal with some of their own blood.

    Of course I’ll wait until they draw first blood, but like all patriots, I’m ready to kill or die to save the US.

    But we should claim the right to suppress them if necessary even by force; for it may easily turn out that they are not prepared to meet us on the level of rational argument, but begin by denouncing all argument; they may forbid their followers to listen to rational argument, because it is deceptive, and teach them to answer arguments by the use of their fists or pistols. We should therefore claim, in the name of tolerance, the right not to tolerate the intolerant.

  45. 45
    schrodinger's cat says:

    @Frank Chow: I fail to understand the infatuation the beltway media has with him.

  46. 46
    Demz Taters says:

    @Trinity: It’s an immigration problem … too many retrograde old farts coming here to retire.

  47. 47
    Frank Chow says:

    @schrodinger’s cat:

    I think it goes something like this: McCain once made a joke about “Gooks” and they all got a hearty laugh about it. He then invited them over to one of his many houses and talked sports while bbqing.

    He is the beltways’ wet dream. War vet, blonde wife, bipartisan fairy and rich. Plus he calls people “his friends.”

  48. 48
    John Bird says:

    “Mainstream Media’s McCain Mancrush Military”

  49. 49
    Bobby Thomson says:

    What a fraud. He sponsored the legislation himself before Obama supported it.

    McCain is a liar and a thief with the flying skills emotional maturity of a two-year-old.

  50. 50
    polyorchnid octopunch says:

    @Trinity: re: Arizona: It’s a dry hate.

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  52. 52
    Dan says:

    @polyorchnid octopunch
    That was beautiful.

    #50 FTW

  53. 53
    licensed to kill time says:

    ♪♫ McInsane in the membrane….McInsane in the brain ♪♫

    Bullet, dodged, etc, whew!

  54. 54
    SRW1 says:

    ” . . . I know the miltary very well.”

    Presumably as well as he knew how to get Bin Laden?

  55. 55
    Triassic Sands says:

    American institutions violate policies (written) as a matter of policy (unwritten) all the time.

  56. 56
    asiangrrlMN says:

    He knew exactly what he was saying, the asshole. And, to Rachel and her guest, I would like to say that McCain was careful to say it wasn’t the policy over and over and over again. He never said it wasn’t happening. In my opinion, that makes him even a bigger dick than if he simply said it wasn’t happening. He was covering his ass and being an arrogant shithead about it. Per usual.

  57. 57
    evinfuilt says:

    @joe from Lowell:
    Which lawn? He has about 11 of them last I recall, but what do you expect from a real Merikan.

  58. 58
    Andrew says:

    I just find it weird that no one there didn’t tell him to grow up and act like a US Senator, I mean that behavior I would expect from a child. He’s a complete disgrace and I’m not sure why people don’t start telling him. God the USA dodged a bullet when he wasn’t voted in as Pres.

  59. 59
    Lojasmo says:

    McCain has always been an asshole. I am pleased as punch that I never fell for the CW on him bein’ all mavericky.

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