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Wed Nov 14, 2012, 08:26 PM

Since John McCain Has Raised His Ugly Head, His Life's History Must Be Revisited

John Sidney McCain III, grew up attending private boarding schools and was a legacy student at the Naval Academy at Annapolis where his singular achievement of notoriety was that he graduated fifth from the bottom of his class. Yes, let me repeat that. John graduated 894th in a class of 899 students. Only 5 students of 899 scored lower academically than John McCain.


John McCain Is More Than Just a Hung-Up Homophobe. There's Something "There".
Originally Posted by David Zephyr in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Thu Dec 02nd 2010, 11:19 PM


No American veteran in the history of this nation has milked (yes, milked) his time in the uniform more than Senator John McCain. I also come from a family of proud veterans from World War I and World War II to the Vietnam War and Desert Storm, but it is just awkward and embarrassing watching this angry old man still continue to leverage his military service for his own ambitions, his own accumulation of wealth and his own ego.

Memo to John McCain: Yeah, we got it. You served. But you were not the only one to have done so. You are nothing at all like most proud veterans who don't have the craven need to thump their chests every time they speak and point out that they had served. Why is it that you are so different than them?

John McCain, unlike 99% of all veterans who have served our proud nation in uniform, grew up in great privilege and under the shadow of a father and grandfather who both held powerful positions within the Armed Forces. John McCain was not just the child of privilege, but may be America's most famous military aristocratic brat.

John Sidney McCain III, grew up attending private boarding schools and was a legacy student at the Naval Academy at Annapolis where his singular achievement of notoriety was that he graduated fifth from the bottom of his class. Yes, let me repeat that. John graduated 894th in a class of 899 students. Only 5 students of 899 scored lower academically than John McCain.

Many of us, who are gay men, have in our lives known arrogant, rich and privileged white young men like John McCain when we were young. We recognize them easily. How? Because they bullied us. They taunted us. They loved to "roll the queers". They measured themselves by how non-queer they were.

Of course, this all relates directly to John McCain and the current Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy that the Senate is facing. Because the young rich bully is still the same hateful prick and bully that he always was.

Seeing McCain belittle the nation's Secretary of Defense, William Gates, as just a "man who sits behind a desk", during a Senate Hearing showed what a sniveling coward John McCain really is. Coward? Yes, I call him a coward.

I certainly don't consider him a hero. McCain has personally sucked up more "hero" status for himself than every service person in our country's history combined. His self-promotion is almost as relentless as his ambition and as constant as his political opportunism.

Leaving aside how McCain cheated on his wife, how McCain lied about his adultery in his "autobiography", how McCain should have been in prison for his actions in the Savings & Loan Scandal, and all the rest of his shitty life accomplishments, the one carved-in-stone characteristic that I see in this pathetic sack of shit is this: John McCain is a real, bonefide homophobe and he should be man enough to just say so.

McCain's opposition to ending DADT is not because he still needs "more studies", "more surveys", "more time", "more hearings" and other ridiculous obstructions. It is only because John McCain is hung up about homosexuality. There's some real "there" there on this issue with Johnny Boy.

Me thinks, as I'm sure millions others do, that John has something eating deep within him from his past with regards to homosexuality. But belive me: I don't think that even Thorazine and the best shrink in the world could pry John's head up from out of his ass where he buried it years ago in denial. But make no mistake, he's really, really hung up.

Senator McCain, let it out, just say that you despise homosexuals and get it over with. Cut the bullshit about your "concern" about the troops.

And most of all, quit insulting our brave women and men in uniform by projecting your own irrational homophobia on to them. The verdict is in now: Our troops don't have a problem with homophobia, just Senator John Sidney McCain III does.

http://journals.democraticunderground.com/David%20Zephyr/85


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Reply Since John McCain Has Raised His Ugly Head, His Life's History Must Be Revisited (Original post)
David Zephyr Nov 2012 OP
kevink077 Nov 2012 #1
GitRDun Nov 2012 #2
David Zephyr Nov 2012 #16
SubgeniusHasSlack Nov 2012 #3
SleeplessinSoCal Nov 2012 #4
lalalu Nov 2012 #5
Submariner Nov 2012 #8
Ganja Ninja Nov 2012 #21
lindysalsagal Nov 2012 #6
David Zephyr Nov 2012 #19
SoCalDem Nov 2012 #7
Chunk Nov 2012 #9
David Zephyr Nov 2012 #18
catnhatnh Nov 2012 #20
Blue4Texas Nov 2012 #10
Grateful for Hope Nov 2012 #11
David Zephyr Nov 2012 #15
Grateful for Hope Nov 2012 #17
dem4ward Nov 2012 #12
narnian60 Nov 2012 #14
cloudbase Nov 2012 #13

Response to David Zephyr (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 08:29 PM

1. Johnny, your time has past-go away

Nobody really cares what you have to say anymore.

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Response to David Zephyr (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 08:30 PM

2. Could not agree with you more!

For anyone who might be interested, Rolling Stone's Tim Dickinson did a McCain reality check before the 2008 election. The link is here:

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/make-believe-maverick-20081016

It's a great read and covers many of the issues you raised above in detail.

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Response to GitRDun (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:31 PM

16. GitRDun, thanks for the fantastic link!

It baffles the hell out of me how anyone takes this old fraud seriously.

He blamed the wildfires in Arizona two years ago on Mexican and said he "had it on good authority". It turned out those wildfires were lit by two white Americans with Germanic last names. Did McCain ever apologize to the hundreds of millions of Mexican-Americans on both sides of the border? Of course, not. He's a nasty old fraud.

Great article. I just read the whole thing!!! Thanks.

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Response to David Zephyr (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 08:32 PM

3. The mcshame mythology is complete prevarication.

 

He is undeserving of being taken seriously.

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Response to David Zephyr (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 08:33 PM

4. I don't think this recent craving for blood from McCain pivots on being homophobic.

I can see him angry for a dozen reasons. Mainly that Rove destroyed his best chance at becoming president. My question is why did he really think he should be president in the first place? I'd have been a little anxious - in that "Manchurian Candidate" sort of way.

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Response to David Zephyr (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 08:33 PM

5. McCain's arrogance got him shot down.

 

He was only allowed to continue piloting because of his family connections. Anyone else with his history of crashing would have been permanently grounded. He jeopardized the lives of others as well as his own. He was a spoiled insensitive brat use to getting his way and that mentality has stayed with him.

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Response to lalalu (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 08:41 PM

8. Naval Officers at the bottom of their class DO NOT get Jet Flight School

unless their Daddy is an Admiral, I guess. With his grades he'd be lucky if they let him fly some insignificant prop job.

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Response to lalalu (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:02 AM

21. If it weren't for the irony of his being shot down and captured ...

his career in the Navy would have been lackluster to say the least.

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Response to David Zephyr (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 08:34 PM

6. It's not the first time John's gone after Obama:

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Response to lindysalsagal (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 03:06 AM

19. lindysalsagal, that photo! Says it all.

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Response to David Zephyr (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 08:38 PM

7. War time accomplishment.....shot down

survived incarceration (as did MANY others)

I maintain that the real reason he did not take the "early-out" was because of the shame it would bring his father, and the fact that his Daddy would have NEVER forgiven him


He's an adulterer

He had to publicly apologize to the Senate for his participation in the Keating 5 fleecing of the Savings & Loan deal

He had an official censure...and should have been kicked out of the senate..


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Response to David Zephyr (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 08:44 PM

9. Heck of a job McCain

 

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Response to Chunk (Reply #9)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 03:03 AM

18. Hey, Chunk. Fantastic pic!

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Response to Chunk (Reply #9)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:56 AM

20. Bullshit Post

That's the Forrestal fire which nearly killed McCain (it did kill over 130) but was not his fault. And trying to pin this disaster on one of the survivors is a shitty thing to do.

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Response to David Zephyr (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 08:46 PM

10. We dodged a bullet with this one

Too bad will be fully exposed by the time he's gone, is setting himself up for no redemption

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Response to David Zephyr (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 08:48 PM

11. I see him as a homophobe and a racist (and probably sexist too)

I don't think he has ever gotten over losing to a 'black' man. And, I think this election has brought up all those bitter feelings he had in 2008.

This article is very eye-opening. I have learned some things I never knew about him.

What a privileged scumbag.

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Response to Grateful for Hope (Reply #11)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:25 PM

15. I think his attack on Susan Rice was racist and sexist.

President Obama shamed the shit out of him today. I was very proud of our President today.

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Response to David Zephyr (Reply #15)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 02:21 AM

17. As am I

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Response to David Zephyr (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 08:50 PM

12. LA-OOZ-ERR

 

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Response to dem4ward (Reply #12)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:11 PM

14. Totally!

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Response to David Zephyr (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 08:50 PM

13. One of my flight instructors

was a retired naval aviator who served on the staff of the elder McCain and knew young John fairly well. His assessment of young John as an aviator:

"He was a fuck-up."

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