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Wed Feb 20, 2013, 10:58 AM

Pic Of The Moment: Fractious John McCain Townhall Shows Why The GOP Is Doomed



McCain Jeered At Town Hall After Opposing Mass Deportation

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Reply Pic Of The Moment: Fractious John McCain Townhall Shows Why The GOP Is Doomed (Original post)
EarlG Feb 2013 OP
Ed Suspicious Feb 2013 #1
Voice for Peace Feb 2013 #6
MADem Feb 2013 #37
Voice for Peace Feb 2013 #39
MADem Feb 2013 #40
Voice for Peace Feb 2013 #42
MADem Feb 2013 #43
Voice for Peace Feb 2013 #45
MADem Feb 2013 #47
Voice for Peace Feb 2013 #46
MADem Feb 2013 #48
nickinSTL Feb 2013 #49
unblock Feb 2013 #7
Veri1138 Feb 2013 #50
still_one Feb 2013 #2
Ikonoklast Feb 2013 #27
still_one Feb 2013 #29
Ikonoklast Feb 2013 #30
antigone382 Feb 2013 #33
Ikonoklast Feb 2013 #34
no_hypocrisy Feb 2013 #3
bobclark86 Feb 2013 #4
Ed Suspicious Feb 2013 #5
dbackjon Feb 2013 #8
oldandhappy Feb 2013 #14
AndyA Feb 2013 #9
PatSeg Feb 2013 #10
kimbutgar Feb 2013 #15
firenewt Feb 2013 #11
calimary Feb 2013 #21
SCVDem Feb 2013 #12
Flashmann Feb 2013 #19
SCVDem Feb 2013 #24
oldandhappy Feb 2013 #13
alp227 Feb 2013 #16
xtraxritical Feb 2013 #20
lexw Feb 2013 #17
BlueCaliDem Feb 2013 #18
Historic NY Feb 2013 #22
Spitfire of ATJ Feb 2013 #23
Third Doctor Feb 2013 #25
nolabear Feb 2013 #26
UtahLib Feb 2013 #28
aint_no_life_nowhere Feb 2013 #31
kairos12 Feb 2013 #51
jjewell Feb 2013 #32
Vinnie From Indy Feb 2013 #35
underpants Feb 2013 #55
Zoeisright Feb 2013 #36
Nightjock Feb 2013 #38
jjewell Feb 2013 #54
truebluegreen Feb 2013 #41
Ash_F Feb 2013 #44
pacalo Feb 2013 #52
King_Klonopin Feb 2013 #53
Squaredeal Feb 2013 #56

Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 11:01 AM

1. Let him reap the discontent his party has sewn. nt

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Response to Ed Suspicious (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 11:05 AM

6. It does seem a bit karmic. John McCain is responsible for opening Pandora's Box, I think

with the Palin selection. She took care of the rest.
Watering the tree of discord and ignorance.
Now he can deal with it.
Bet he retires soon.

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Response to Voice for Peace (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 05:47 PM

37. I don't think he'll retire unless he loses his re-election.

I get the sense Cindy would rather be the wife of a Senator who lives in DC and comes home every now and again, than having to deal with that crotchedy old dude for weeks on end when she comes home from her charitable endeavors.

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Response to MADem (Reply #37)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 05:57 PM

39. that sounds like some version of hell from Dante's inferno

Justice divine has weighed: the doom is clear.
All hope renounce, ye lost who enter here


Imagine coming home to McCain, every day for eternity..

<--- John





o smilies, i will sleep more sweetly because of you tonight

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Response to Voice for Peace (Reply #39)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 06:07 PM

40. When she was a young girl and he was a dashing older war hero, I am sure she was

impressed with his bravado and savoir faire--he did cut quite the swathe when he was up on the Hill running OLA, before he stood for Congress with her daddy's backing. He could be charming (when he wasn't berating his staff for not being able to read his changeable mind!) and he did have no small amount of style.

But now, he's an older guy, 76 well-worn years old, a bit broken down, with health problems, he's tired, he's grumpy...and he's reading from his final act while she's coming into her 2nd chapter! She's at the height of her powers--old enough to know better and still young enough to do something about it. She is only 58--she still has a LOT of living to do.

She controls the purse strings, though--he's "not the boss of her"--as the little kids say!

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Response to MADem (Reply #40)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 07:29 PM

42. he's just such a creep.

he probably smells horrible. LOLOL

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Response to Voice for Peace (Reply #42)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 07:48 PM

43. He was a Lothario in his post-Hanoi Hilton tour.

He looked pretty sharp in that uniform, and he played that to the max.

He had all his hair back then, and he was--despite his grievous injuries--in decent shape, too.

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Response to MADem (Reply #43)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 10:01 PM

45. "Lothario is also a character in the play The Fair Penitent (1703), by Nicholas Rowe. In the play,

Lothario seduces and betrays Calista."

Isn't Calista Newt's wife?

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Response to Voice for Peace (Reply #45)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 10:18 PM

47. Ha ha ha....cue "The Circle of Life" for a musical interlude!!!!!

Calista most certainly IS Newt's third wife--and she managed to make Cindy look very relaxed and natural by comparison!!!

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Response to MADem (Reply #43)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 10:04 PM

46. I have always been viscerally creeped out by him.

He has always seemed to be a liar and a poser,
and an angry vicious unscrupulous egomaniac.

I'm sure he loves his daughter and has
human qualities. He's not entirely inhuman,
unlike Cheney. Still I find him foul and wish
he would go away. Perhaps it's not his fault,
we all start out cute and innocent.

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Response to Voice for Peace (Reply #46)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 10:23 PM

48. I think he is bitter at this point, as well.

He had an opportunity some time back to do the "Profile in Courage" thing. He built up a load of good will not just as a result of his conduct as a POW, but on the Hill with his Pork list (after he survived that banking scandal by going on the offensive) and his appeals for comity back in the day, before things got ugly between the parties, but now he's part of the whole partisan divide problem.

And he's just .... mean. And petty.

No one likes that shit!

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Response to Voice for Peace (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 10:25 PM

49. Absolutely.

The nuts were already out there in the ranks of the GOP, but the Palin selection made it possible for them to come out into the light.

That may turn out to be the decision that ultimately makes the GOP irrelevant as a political party.

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Response to Ed Suspicious (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 11:14 AM

7. unfortunately, these people will not be satisfied with eating their creators.

we can delight that republican leaders have created a constituency themselves so stoked with fear and hatred and greed that they will eat those very republican leaders who made them what they are, but the sad fact is that the rest of us remain stuck with their problem, at least until they are relegated to the trash bin of history.

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Response to Ed Suspicious (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 11:56 PM

50. Down but not out...

 

Seems Democrats are suffering from their own "Hubris" http://www.bradblog.com/?p=9878

In 2008, the Republicans were considered out. Yet, 2010 happened. Yes, President Obama (nice State of the Chamber of Commerce Speech he gave) did win with over 51% of the vote. It is a simple majority. While the Republicans managed to keep the House through gerrymandering in effect until 2020.

Sure, the Republican Party is fracturing. However, your masters have decided upon a new strategy of buying certain Democrats - Third-Way Democrats, the New Republicans, a certain DINO, President Obama.

A President Obama and key leaders in the Democratic Party that threw Democrats a few social goodies (gays in the military - about time but reversible with a Republican Congress and President, ACA - a thoroughly Republican health care nightmare, drone wars, assassinating American citizens without even the pretense of a trial, the continuing fraudclosure crisis, the expanding domination of Wall Street in our economy that is costing you money and economic well-being, etc.)

So, while Democrats are gloating over their petty wins while ignoring the co-opting of their party by the very plutocrats who are economically and socially bankrupting you...

You have become a de facto Reagan Republicanism.

Good job. Good job.

Obama and certain Democrats know suckers when they see them. Democratic voters should know a sucker when they look in the mirror.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 11:03 AM

2. The crowd is only expressing what the republican party has been for a long time

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Response to still_one (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 02:21 PM

27. Those people's ancestors used to rail against Catholics, Irish, Italians, and.....JOOOOOOOSSSS!!!!!

Many hated everyone not of English ancestry, but have accepted most immigrants whose skin color looked like theirs.

They have a love/hate relationship with The Joos to this day, however.

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Response to Ikonoklast (Reply #27)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 02:35 PM

29. Actually they do not like Jews either. They only have short periods of

Tolerance for Jews because they believe it will bring them to their end of times sooner, and if the Jews do not subscribe to it, they will burn in hell

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Response to still_one (Reply #29)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 02:39 PM

30. And that is the only reason they are tolerated.

I think they are looking forward to the slaughter of all non-converting Jews by their Old Testament Jeebus, the god that hates everyone that isn't a 'Murkin Evangelical White Christian.

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Response to Ikonoklast (Reply #27)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 03:23 PM

33. A lot of these peoples' ancestors WERE those very groups.

get a listen at my Irish-and-German, family-immigrated-here-within-the-last-150-years Dad some time if you don't believe me. It's really quite astounding.

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Response to antigone382 (Reply #33)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 03:25 PM

34. That's what I find so funny.

I am willing to bet that most of those old farts grandparents were hated immigrants.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 11:04 AM

3. "He who troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind . . . . . "

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 11:04 AM

4. Republicans saying Republican things...

the point is what? I'm not shocked by them anymore...

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 11:05 AM

5. I was just thinking, If the goal is to decrease immigration, well then republican economic policies

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 11:15 AM

8. Scary when McCain is the sanest person in a group.

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Response to dbackjon (Reply #8)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 12:26 PM

14. Yikes!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 11:16 AM

9. This is why the Republicon Party will continue to shrink

The people who identify with that party are from another age that's quickly becoming extinct. As long as this type of dialogue is tolerated by Republicons, mainstream America will continue to identify these extreme, ancient attitudes with the GOP.

America wants to move forward, and the GOP is attempting to hold the country back, indeed dragging it backward to a time that most would prefer to leave in the past.

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Response to AndyA (Reply #9)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 11:23 AM

10. They're just throwing back all

the extremist talking points that have been fed to them for years from republican politicians and right wing radio and TV. Once again the republican party has created a monster that it can no longer control.

Politicians just wanted the votes and talk show hosts wanted the ratings, and they ended up with annoying guest who will never leave!

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Response to AndyA (Reply #9)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 12:37 PM

15. I have a young nephew in Arizona who is 28 and raised on this right wing ideology

We will still have this element in our society but the old people are dying off. My nephew is going to be an bitter lonely young man. He can't even get a girlfriend because he is so negative. I think it has to do with the weather. It is so hot people stay inside 8 months out of the year and get poisoned by Fox and Rump.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 11:34 AM

11. Old white man yelling at another old white man. The Repug base is dying off so there still may be

 

hope for the US.

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Response to firenewt (Reply #11)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 12:50 PM

21. Welcome to DU, firenewt!

Glad you're here. Maybe we're seeing the latter-day dinosaurs in the waning days of their era of dominance. They've created a monster, alright. And now it's broken out of the lab and is running amok all over the countryside. And it's gonna eat them alive before it's done. And calimary says "GOOD!!!! Just desserts!!!!"

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 11:42 AM

12. Campaign 08 redux

This is the same element who supported gramps and Batcrap Crazy!

That group was also bent on violence, racism and "He, he, he's an Arab!

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Response to SCVDem (Reply #12)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 12:49 PM

19. Batcrap Crazy!

Isn't that an old Ted "Pantload" Nugent song??...

Or was it Catcrap Fever??....

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Response to Flashmann (Reply #19)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 01:11 PM

24. I didn't want to mention human filth

But I was thinking of the tune with different words.

So fitting!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 12:24 PM

13. T-pubs did this to Dems

Coming home to roost. Where I live we now have town hall on the phone!!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 12:42 PM

16. So when will these town hall attendees go out and pick vegetables in the summer Arizona heat?

If they're so concerned about those ILLEGAL! IMMIGRANTS! they should realize WHY there are "jobs Americans won't do"...yet they turn around and keep voting for union-busting cheap labor pols like McCain.

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Response to alp227 (Reply #16)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 12:49 PM

20. Well, that's their plan, to bankrupt the system and take it private.

 

Wait till FedEX delivers the mail.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 12:42 PM

17. That is hilarious! Right back at cha, McCain.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 12:46 PM

18. Just deserts. He's reaping what the Palin seed has sowed. Unless and until

Libertarian/Rightwing Corporate America crushes these haters, bigots, and racists, this will continue and the GOP will be ripped to shreds.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 01:02 PM

22. Its that illiterate part....all part of the GOP dumbing down their base....

via FOX and GOP'er soothsayer's.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 01:05 PM

23. We can all thank FOX "News" and Limbaugh for this....

They are the ones who claim McCain lost because he was "too moderate".

What they want is to have a white only Amercia.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 01:48 PM

25. Anytime I see this douchebag

have trouble with his nutty base just makes my day. The asshole deserves all of this after his recent stunts.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 01:56 PM

26. Piss in the air it'll land in your face.

Seems apropos.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 02:24 PM

28. What a devastating price we've had to pay for the rotten shenanigans of the repukes.

I hope that beyond being able to point and snicker, we will see the demise of the current configuration of the republican party. Sad to say, they've certainly revealed the scum that still exists in America.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 02:59 PM

31. "Get off my lawn!" "No, you get off my lawn!" "No, you get off my lawn!"

"No, you get off my lawn!"

Sort of a gumpy old man lovefest, the opposite of the Seinfeld "You're schmoopy, no you're schmoopy" bit.

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Response to aint_no_life_nowhere (Reply #31)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 12:00 AM

51. Now, that is funny.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 03:18 PM

32. America will survive...

the demise of the GOP, just as it survived the demise of the Federalist Party and the Whig Party.
Don't help or advise them, let them complete the formation of their circular firing squad and kill themselves.

Good riddance...

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 03:35 PM

35. The right wing hate media machine chickens coming home to roost

Limbaugh and the rest of the army of right wing punditry are responsible for this insanity. Ultimately, Rush Limbaugh doesn't give a shit if his zombie horde relegates the GOP to permanent minority party. As long as the dollars keep flowing he is fine with it.

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Response to Vinnie From Indy (Reply #35)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 06:49 AM

55. Yep they were dashboard believers repeating what they hear everyday

Spot on Vinnie

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 04:34 PM

36. Nice to see that fucking Gramps McCain get his.

God, I hope he retires. He's completely useless.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 05:47 PM

38. These are the 23%

that still approve of GW.
The people of the tea party.
The audience of Faux News.
The people who primary any republican that dares to work with the President.
They make me sick to my stomach and the only thing that gives me hope is they are dying away like the dinosaurs.

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Response to Nightjock (Reply #38)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 05:36 AM

54. Well put...

and well said...

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 06:24 PM

41. Dear John, "What goes around comes around."

Actually, that's true for the entire party. And boy is it nice to see!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 08:25 PM

44. Look at what pubs have allied themselves with.

Those quotes are pathetic.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 12:47 AM

52. Look at the frustration on his face!





He did his part to create those monsters &, no doubt, after they got home they turned on Fixed News to get even more charged up.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 03:49 AM

53. Once again, they sowed the seeds

of hate, paranoia, racism, etc. Now, they are faced
with the task of caging the beast they made.

Good Luck, assholes.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 08:24 AM

56. McCain was too nice to these bigoted A**h***s

Have some fortitude and tell them what you really think, John.

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