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Fri Feb 22, 2013, 07:21 AM

More on John McCain being an astonishing asshole to the mother of a massacre victim



Thomas Teves, right, kisses his wife Caren Teves, center, at a press conference by families of victims of the Colorado theater shooting, in Aurora, Colo., on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. Thomas and Caren Teves lost their son Alexander Teves, 24, in the shooting. Families of some of the 12 people killed in the Colorado theater shooting are upset with the way the millions of dollars raised since the tragedy are being distributed.

Aurora Victim’s Mom Calls McCain Town Hall ‘Appalling’
By David Taintor
TPM

February 22, 2013

The mother of a young man killed in the Aurora, Colo. movie theater massacre told TPM on Thursday she was appalled at the way Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) handled her question about an assault weapons ban at a town hall event in Phoenix.

“I was very surprised that a senator, who has been in office for over 30 years, would address a grieving mother, who just lost her son exactly seven months prior — yesterday was the 20th, I lost my son on 7-20-2012 — to tell me that I needed ‘some straight talk,’” Caren Teves said by phone.

At Wednesday’s town hall, Teves told McCain that her son, Alex, was killed in the massacre, and she urged the senator to support a ban on assault weapons. 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.”

The crowd, many of whom appeared to be pro-gun, burst into cheers and applause at McCain’s comments. But Teves said she wasn’t phased by that, and those cheers, as captured by a local TV news crew, were only part of the story.

The rest: http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2013/02/mccain-gun-control-aurora-mother.php

I had a thread about this yesterday: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022408285

...in which I said:

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.


I shit on John McCain from great height.

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WilliamPitt Feb 2013 OP
geckosfeet Feb 2013 #1
RKP5637 Feb 2013 #3
pangaia Feb 2013 #17
Bolo Boffin Feb 2013 #6
geckosfeet Feb 2013 #15
Plucketeer Feb 2013 #21
kentuck Feb 2013 #2
Laurian Feb 2013 #4
RKP5637 Feb 2013 #5
mwb970 Feb 2013 #8
pangaia Feb 2013 #18
JoePhilly Feb 2013 #23
Voice for Peace Feb 2013 #30
Berlum Feb 2013 #7
AndyA Feb 2013 #9
SCVDem Feb 2013 #29
AndyA Feb 2013 #31
SCVDem Feb 2013 #33
The Wizard Feb 2013 #10
malaise Feb 2013 #11
KharmaTrain Feb 2013 #12
Island Deac Feb 2013 #13
n2doc Feb 2013 #14
hue Feb 2013 #16
Coyotl Feb 2013 #19
Angry Dragon Feb 2013 #20
mgardener Feb 2013 #22
spanone Feb 2013 #24
phantom power Feb 2013 #25
formercia Feb 2013 #26
drynberg Feb 2013 #27
Voice for Peace Feb 2013 #28
chemenger Feb 2013 #32
Cha Feb 2013 #34

Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 07:30 AM

1. Sitting in the Hanoi Hilton for years did a number on the guys head.

I don't think he ever got the psychiatric care he needed.

Hanoi Hilton

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Response to geckosfeet (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 07:33 AM

3. I think you are absolutely correct! I've never attempted to look into this, but I bet he did not get

some of the help he probably needed. He also has a reputation as a loose cannon it seems forever. His experience plus that it seems to me at least must have created so much psychological trauma.

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 09:18 AM

17. You are probably right.

But this guy had psychological issues long before that. Daddy issues, most likely, and many others.
He never grew up. He is still the little adolescent he was at the age of 12.

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Response to geckosfeet (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 08:15 AM

6. I think it's actually the opposite.

I think one of the ways you get through something like the Hanoi Hilton is being an irredeemable asshole when you go in. And John McCain has always been an irredeemable asshole.

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Response to Bolo Boffin (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 09:13 AM

15. Yes. I am sure the guards at the prison suffered terribly from his abuse.



Not giving the guy a pass. But I do think he suffers untreated ptsd.

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Response to geckosfeet (Reply #15)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 09:51 AM

21. I wonder how much chin-wiping

Cindy has to do? McCain is experiencing Reagan brain fade syndrome - or is it "sin-drone"?

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 07:31 AM

2. McCain should plan on retiring...

Because he will not win another election.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 07:40 AM

4. Why, why, why is he so hateful?

You'd think he'd want to maintain some dignity in the twilight of his career. Being an asshole to appeal to the most right wing of his party will leave an ugly mark on his reputation, as well it should. He and his buddy Graham have become disgraceful human beings.

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Response to Laurian (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 08:13 AM

5. He spent his life as an arrogant asshole, so probably too late for him to change now. n/t

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Response to Laurian (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 08:32 AM

8. I dislike McCain more with each passing day.

He established a solid reputation as a thoughtless fool when he picked $arah for VP. Now he's undermining that with this "being an asshole constantly" business. What a horrible, grotesque little man he has turned into. I suppose he, like his fellow asshole cheney, will live forever?

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Response to mwb970 (Reply #8)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 09:19 AM

18. He has always been a horrible, grotesque little man.

Or rather a horrible, grotesque little boy.

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Response to Laurian (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 10:02 AM

23. Summary: Obama stole McCain's PRECIOUS!!!!



McCain lost to Bush in 2001, and he was pissed, but he knew his time was coming. He was a war hero, he'd suffered, he waited his turn.

And then that illegitimate %^^%$^%$ Obama stole McCain's precious. Its eating him alive. And he hates the country for letting Obama have what was rightfully his.

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Response to JoePhilly (Reply #23)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 10:34 AM

30. so sad

?w=490

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 08:29 AM

7. Why do Republicans HATE American mothers and fathers?

Sick bastards.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 08:36 AM

9. "Some of us were smart enough to not get caught"

Words spoken about John McCain by someone who served with McCain in Vietnam.

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Response to AndyA (Reply #9)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 10:25 AM

29. What does that mean?

I dislike McCain and all, but he was shot down, ejected and landed in a pond surrounded by locals who were pissed off at being bombed.

He had numerous broken bones also so I don't see how escape and evasion was an option.

Was he supposed to kill himself not to get caught?

Semper Fi

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Response to SCVDem (Reply #29)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 11:52 AM

31. Um, no.

The person who made that comment seems to think McCain didn't follow proper procedures under those circumstances, and it apparently wasn't the first time McCain had failed to do so.

McCain had a history of crashing/damaging planes, and it wasn't unusual for him to break the rules. He had a short fuse and many didn't want to have anything to do with him because of it. All pilots were taught tactics to evade being shot down, and it wasn't unusual for McCain to not follow the rules.

I wasn't there and neither were you, and I didn't challenge him for further details, but he isn't the only one who served with McCain who feels this way.

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Response to AndyA (Reply #31)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 01:17 PM

33. All true

Except for the mission he was shot down. That was against a heavily defended power plant.

From Wiki: John McCain's capture and subsequent imprisonment began on October 26, 1967. He was flying his 23rd bombing mission over North Vietnam when his A-4E Skyhawk was shot down by a missile over Hanoi. McCain fractured both arms and a leg ejecting from the aircraft, and nearly drowned when he parachuted into Truc Bach Lake. Some North Vietnamese pulled him ashore, then others crushed his shoulder with a rifle butt and bayoneted him. McCain was then transported to Hanoi's main Hoa Lo Prison, nicknamed the "Hanoi Hilton.

Actually my squadron started WWII as Boyingtons Bastards. They were screw ups and hotheads too. Today they're the Blacksheep, VMA-214 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VMA-214

Sometimes even screwups get it right.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 08:39 AM

10. McCain is toxic (NT)

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 08:44 AM

11. This is way beyond asshole

If this were a drunk driver he would not dare speak to this lady the way he did.
He should be censured in the Senate.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 08:46 AM

12. And The Corporate Media Cheers Him On...

...cause he's just so "Mavricky". This sorrid incident is yet another example as I only saw McQueeg's assholish answer played up...with the crowd applause. Yep, he was sure "straight talkin'"...

This is the first time I got the full context of who asked the question and how it was handled. This makes it beyond shameful but that's par for the course with Grumps these days. He's all in for himself now...narcissism on a grand scale. He doesn't stand for anything other than what tickles his distorted and vainglorious fancy. The dude was rejected for President and he's out to punish any and all who did this "wrong" to him. The bastard is souless...

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 08:48 AM

13. Arizona Gets What It Deserves......

Several plane crashes, a car accident, and a handful of trainwrecks later, I give you the #1 AH of the US Senate....."Nobody knows as much as I do about everything" John McCain.. Taa Daa!!!

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 08:59 AM

14. John needs to go back to that cage

until he remembers how to be human again.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 09:15 AM

16. Another moment in which the Repuke total lack of empathy is shamelessly displayed!

This is the crux of the difference between Dems & Re/Teapukes. They have NO HEART, NO SOUL, AND VERY TINY MINDS...

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 09:21 AM

19. McCain being an ASSHOLE! When did that become astonishing?

We all knew this already.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 09:36 AM

20. Senator Jerk

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 09:54 AM

22. I agree

He lost my respect when he allowed sarah palin on the ticket.
I think he has lost his mind and can't find it. Also his heart. And his soul.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 10:03 AM

24. a heartless excuse for a human bean

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 10:05 AM

25. In some ways, I like this new GOP Tourettes, where voters learn what assholes they are

It's almost like a movie I saw once




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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 10:09 AM

26. Droit du Seigneur

Sociopathy with Genetic roots. St. John McCain is not only has deep feelings of self-entitlement, but his behavior is also affected by his Genes.

It takes a Village to make an idiot, and a Warrior Nation to turn such Idiots into generations of Sociopathic Assholes.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 10:12 AM

27. HEY, GET OFF OF MY LAWN!

Bankrupt, should have left after the election in '08. No, he wasn't done with his "Bitter Tour of the AZ & USA"

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 10:23 AM

28. "I call people jerks all the time... That's what it's all about, it's supposed to be fun,

loosen up..." John McCain to reporter asking him about calling somebody a jerk

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 12:35 PM

32. "John McCain being an astonishing asshole "

That's no different than saying "John McCain is being John McCain." Just as Coyoti said earlier.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 03:50 PM

34. McCain takes his Asshole Show on the Road so

America gets to see first hand what the United States Senate has to relentlessly endure.

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