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Thu Feb 21, 2013, 12:29 PM

Mother Of Aurora Shooting Victim Confronts McCain At Town Hall (w/ McCain's scumbag response)

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Mother Of Aurora Shooting Victim Confronts McCain At Town Hall
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Thursday Feb. 21, 2013

The mother of a victim of the Aurora, Colo. movie theater massacre confronted Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) at a town hall Wednesday, urging him to support a ban on assault weapons.

"My 24-year-old son Alex was murdered in a movie theater in Colorado," Caren Teves said, according to KTVK. "These assault rifles allow the shooter to fire many rounds without having to reload. These weapons do not belong on our streets."

McCain responded: “I can tell you right now you need some straight talk. That assault weapons ban will not pass the Congress of the United States." McCain added that he is working on legislation that would keep guns out of the wrong hands while preserving the Second Amendment.

Link: http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/mother-of-aurora-shooting-victim-confronts-mccain-at

Emphasis added by me.

He's probably right about the ban not getting through Congress (especially the House), but what kind of soulless, heartless, wretched, vomitous, gruesome, ghoulish piece of rancid flyblown shit tells a woman who lost her son in a massacre that she "needs some straight talk."

Oh, right, it's John McCain.

The pluperfect turd.



On edit...the crowd cheered him when he said it: http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/crowd-cheers-after-mccain-tells-aurora-victims-mother

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Reply Mother Of Aurora Shooting Victim Confronts McCain At Town Hall (w/ McCain's scumbag response) (Original post)
WilliamPitt Feb 2013 OP
kaiden Feb 2013 #1
Hayabusa Feb 2013 #2
R. Daneel Olivaw Feb 2013 #5
LonePirate Feb 2013 #3
Jennicut Feb 2013 #4
xtraxritical Feb 2013 #19
TeamPooka Feb 2013 #6
beac Feb 2013 #20
TeamPooka Feb 2013 #22
Bake Feb 2013 #7
Gore1FL Feb 2013 #8
frylock Feb 2013 #9
sufrommich Feb 2013 #10
gademocrat7 Feb 2013 #11
Mr.Bill Feb 2013 #12
NYtoBush-Drop Dead Feb 2013 #13
hack89 Feb 2013 #14
freshwest Feb 2013 #16
October Feb 2013 #15
October Feb 2013 #17
timdog44 Feb 2013 #23
October Feb 2013 #24
spanone Feb 2013 #18
Initech Feb 2013 #21
BainsBane Feb 2013 #25
sasha031 Feb 2013 #26

Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 12:34 PM

1. Time to load up old John on a gurney.

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Response to kaiden (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 12:41 PM

2. I would have rushed the bastard

if I was in her shoes. What an asshole response to someone who has been touched by the very violence these laws are trying to prevent.

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Response to Hayabusa (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 01:10 PM

5. I would have at least dressed down the coward right then and there.


I would have called him the coward that he is for being tied to the NRA or at least for not trying to lead. Yes, he is a senator, but if he doesn't have any pull with some republicans then he should admit it and step aside.

If he can take abuse from his crazies, then he should at least man up and take it from those who have really been affected by gun violence.

Yes, John is quite an extraordinary asshole.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 12:42 PM

3. All of us need to join Caren Teves in confronting these scumbags at their town halls

We must not relent.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 01:04 PM

4. McCain has always been an asshole but this tops it all.

And I read this after watching my Senator, Sen. Murphy, talking eloquently about Newtown on the local gov channel. He deserves to be slapped. What an old, mean bastard.

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Response to Jennicut (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 03:43 PM

19. I know a few Arizona seniors and they're all pretty gruf and embarassingly straight forward.

 

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 01:13 PM

6. a colostomy bag has more empathy than John McCain. nt

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 10:13 AM

20. And it's more useful and less full of shit too.

John McCain is, and always has been, SCUM.

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Response to beac (Reply #20)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 12:15 PM

22. so true.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 01:31 PM

7. McCain needs to go straight to hell, do not pass go, do not collect $200.

What a piece of dog sh*t he is! Incomprehensibly so.

Bake

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 02:08 PM

8. "You need some straight talk"

translates to me, "I understand you aren't looking for bullshit answers, so here it is:"

I don't find that outrageous. If I were the woman, I would find it encouraging that he understood I wanted a flat-out answer.


There are plenty of things to credibly criticize McCain about. Suggesting that the woman wanted unvarnished answers is is not one of those things.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 02:09 PM

9. someone should explain to McJohnny that the straight talk express..

derailed a long time ago. this doddering old fool still thinks it's 2007 ffs.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 02:12 PM

10. He is such an asshole. I hope the woman told

him to go fuck himself.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 02:35 PM

11. How terrible

No compassion for a senseless murder. McCain is past his sell date.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 03:18 PM

12. I wonder if people were allowed to bring their guns

to his town hall meeting. Or did he feel safer without guns in the room?

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 03:27 PM

14. He should have smiled, given her some general platitudes

and politely moved on. She has gone through enough.

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Response to hack89 (Reply #14)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 03:36 PM

16. True. Instead, he had to use his campaign dog whistle.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 03:36 PM

15. Wtf? People cheered him?

I loathe McCain and probably have done so for longer than most. But the audiences cheered???

That poor woman. OMG. Why are so many people so heartless - until it happens to them? Wow.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 03:37 PM

17. Wtf? People cheered him?

I loathe McCain and probably have done so for longer than most. But the audiences cheered???

That poor woman. OMG. Why are so many people so heartless - until it happens to them? Wow.

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Response to October (Reply #17)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 01:35 PM

23. I agree with you.

I saw the same thing. These people cheered him when he said what he did. He is a true scumbag for saying that, but then the crowd cheered him, putting them in the same class him. That poor woman.

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Response to timdog44 (Reply #23)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 04:19 PM

24. Just read an updated piece on this story here at DU...

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022412698


“I wasn’t surprised,” Teves said. “It’s a large, divided issue. I did start my sentence with — and I believe this — ‘I am a supporter of the Second Amendment.’ What they did not show you in that clip was after I did say that the military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines don’t belong on our streets, there was also some huge support and applause that unfortunately was cut out of that clip.” Teves was accompanied at the town hall event by Patricia Maisch, the woman who helped stop shooter Jared Lee Loughner in the Tucson, Ariz., massacre in January 2011. Maisch also recorded McCain’s comments on video, and later told TPM she was disappointed by the senator’s response. “I always wish there was a more positive outcome after those events,” Maisch said.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 03:39 PM

18. heartless.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 10:53 AM

21. I am so glad he and Caribou Barbie aren't the ones in charge!

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 04:21 PM

25. soulless and heartless

describes the pro-gun forces perfectly.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 04:32 PM

26. I read in an earlier piece when Caren Teves spoke to McCain about her murdered son

He said "Thank you for your service" prior to giving the grieving mother the McCain straight talk.

Yes and the crowd cheered... Republicanism is truly a disease.

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