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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 12:07 PM
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Lawrence O'Donnell's subtle smack down of John McCain
Edited on Wed Mar-24-10 12:08 PM by ProSense
Senator McCain, deep breath. Calm down. You are not the only senator who lost the presidential election and returned to work in the Senate. There is a model for how to do this with dignity, while fulfilling your oath to serve the people without violating your loyalty to your party. Hes a bit younger than you are, but served in the same war. Like you, he is a decorated Navy man. And he has much to teach you about controlling your temper and preserving your dignity. Hes right there across the aisle. You can talk to him. He still likes you. The Navy bond is stronger than the Senate bond. Go ahead. Ask John Kerry how he does it.

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Video #3 Putting the country or vindictiveness first (the comment above starts at about 2:02)





h/t fedupinBushcountry
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bluedeminredstate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 12:11 PM
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1. Beautiful!
I saw him say this last night on Countdown and his delivery was snide without being nasty. I'm glad to see that McCain is taking a beating from many pundits for saying what he did. Really, if the guy doesn't want to do the business of the people because his side lost then he shouldn't be running for reelection.

:applause:
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left coaster Donating Member (938 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 12:20 PM
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2. That is CHERRY! nt
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fugop Donating Member (901 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 12:27 PM
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3. Lawrence is back!
That made me so happy last night. THAT'S the Lawrence O'Donnell I've missed. Twisting the knife about classy John Kerry vs. classless McCain was fantastic. I only talked back to Lawrence when he went on about those who've been slamming this bill all along, to which I had to yell, "Like YOU, Lawrence???"

On the other hand, it did strike me once more what a different debate this COULD have been with some grownups in the room. Much like during McCain's campaign, when I wondered how different he could have appeared had he put a stop to the pre-teabagger frothing at his and Palin's rallies. Had he stepped up during crap like the lipstick on a pig fiasco. Or defended Obama from birthers or Ayers or Acorn freaks. Instead, he played along smugly and wound up humiliated, lost any dignity he may have had.

Here again, think how he could have tried to be a real leader on the Republican side from day one. If he'd really tried to get them to work with the president and the MAJORITY!!! Instead, it's been more grumping and whining and bitching and moaning. McCain could have earned the same type of post-loss statesman role as Kerry. Instead, he's just the "Get off my lawn!" guy.

Thank God, I say. Because as a Dem, I prefer he gets what's coming to him as far as humiliation. But still. It sure could have been different had he stepped up.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 01:05 PM
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6. It shows the real john mccain.. the other was
just hype from "media".
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Jennicut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 12:34 PM
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4. John Kerry is actually not a miserable, crotchety old man though.
I think McCain just never got over the loss to Bush in the primaries in 2000 and then the loss to Obama.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 01:03 PM
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5. Not very subtle! Brilliant!
This should go Viral..this is a brilliant contrast of how men of honor behave and how crochety bitter grapes act after they lose the Presidency and return to the Senate.

More than a few could try to emulate Kerry's graciousness and lose their own attitude.
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Loki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 01:21 PM
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7. That is truly a thing of beauty!
Well done, Lawrence, well done.
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tallahasseedem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 01:32 PM
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8. I didn't think it was subtle...
I thought he smacked the crap out of McCain, I was cheering the whole time. I would love to see McCain try and debate him on that.
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 01:54 PM
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9. Poor Johnny... He don't even noes when he is OBSOLETE and Out of AMMO
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fedupinBushcountry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 03:10 PM
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10. Thanks for posting
the transcript ProSense.

K&R :kick:
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Blaukraut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 03:13 PM
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11. Grace and dignity, unfortunately, are anathema to the GOP n/t
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Phx_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 03:34 PM
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12. Not too subtle, but right on.
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flpoljunkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 03:50 PM
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13. McCain's pathetic lurching to the far right in his primary against J.D. Hayworth may not save him.
Edited on Wed Mar-24-10 03:50 PM by flpoljunkie
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DeschutesRiver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 03:56 PM
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14. I did get a chuckle out of that. Good one, and nicely subtle, Lawrence. nt
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Uzybone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 04:06 PM
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15. a reptile cannot behave like a human
thus McCain cannot behave like Senator Kerry
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 07:23 PM
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16. Integrity, Integrity, Integrity
I'm not sure you can learn that. But if anybody can teach it to John McCain, John Kerry can.
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YvonneCa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 07:30 PM
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17. I completely agree.n/t
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