Grumpus McCain Tosses Out Another Heckler

by Sara K. Smith


John McCain is not having an easy time at these Town Hall Death Panels. A few days ago he got booed for suggesting that former Constitutional law professor Barack Obama is familiar with the Constitution; and then last night he got hassled by one of those irritating Code Pink broads. So he THREW HER OUT, bodily.

Or: he had some guys stand around awkwardly while the Code Pink lady continued to yell about the war or whatever, and eventually she stopped yelling and left, followed by a man with a gun. JOHN McCAIN IS REPRESSING OUR FREE SPEECHES, ETC, JUST LIKE HITLER.

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Downtheroadapiece August 27, 2009 at 5:06 pm

Emanuel? Emanuel! He ain’t one of them thar death panel Emanuels is he now? Keel him!

RoscoePColtraine August 27, 2009 at 5:06 pm

Walnuts should’ve said “don’t make me choke a bitch.” That would have been funny.

One Yield Regular August 27, 2009 at 5:13 pm

Well, what did McCain expect by trying to hold at town hall meeting at the Dinah Shore Golf Tournament?

SayItWithWookies August 27, 2009 at 5:13 pm

Was she blind? It looks like she’s using a white cane there. Nice on Code Pink to get McCain to kick a blind lady out of a healthcare meeting.

karen August 27, 2009 at 5:15 pm

What was she even saying?

Lionel Hutz Esq. August 27, 2009 at 5:16 pm

So, he will throw out insane people at his town halls, but he still supports Sarah Palin and her Death Panels?

I guess that makes sense.

TGY August 27, 2009 at 5:17 pm

And all our FIVE AND A HALF YEARS have lighted fools
The way to dusty death panels

AbstinenceOnly Ed August 27, 2009 at 5:18 pm

EVERYBODY STOP YELLING! I’m trying to watch Matlock.

hobospacejunkie August 27, 2009 at 5:18 pm

[re=396819]RoscoePColtraine[/re]: Would’ve also been funny if he’d said “and I wear Pampers, not Depends, so stop making that joke about me.”

I hope somebody Sestaks him & wins. I’d be happy if he retired involuntarily.

Smoke Filled Roommate August 27, 2009 at 5:18 pm

[re=396828]karen[/re]: I’m blind! I’m pink! Get used to me!

JeffGoldblum August 27, 2009 at 5:21 pm

I love B. Hussein Obama and Socialism and all that garbage as much as anyone but will somebody PLEASE torture the Code Pink people??

rambone August 27, 2009 at 5:22 pm

[re=396825]SayItWithWookies[/re]: So as far as she knows, she was arguing with the radio?

showmeonthedoll August 27, 2009 at 5:27 pm

One audience member yelled at him that he gets hundreds of thousands of dollars from insurance companies every year.

In a voice of feigned surprise, McCain said “Really? I didn’t know that.”

He has so much money lying around that it is hard to keep track of it all.

DemmeFatale August 27, 2009 at 5:31 pm

[re=396842]showmeonthedoll[/re]: Oh yeah, sarcasm in a public forum is SOOOO classy.

gurukalehuru August 27, 2009 at 5:33 pm

Ma’am, you’re going to have to leave. And stop plastering on the make-up like a trollop, you cunt.

JeffGoldblum August 27, 2009 at 5:35 pm

[re=396847]DemmeFatale[/re]: Is that supposed to be sarcastic and ironic? I’m telling Denby.

give us a bob August 27, 2009 at 5:35 pm

[re=396825]SayItWithWookies[/re]: Yes, Blagojevich would approve whole-heartedly of this strategy for public debate. Nevertheless, he thinks you’d be more effective if you could also have a disabled kid sprawled across the floor, to be stepped on by the distinguished gentlemen from Arizona.

pedestrian rage August 27, 2009 at 5:35 pm

I believe that protester may have been wearing a bra. Code Pink has clearly been infiltrated….wake up, sheeple!

Johnny Zhivago August 27, 2009 at 5:36 pm

Doesn’t McCain know we live under a constitution?

showmeonthedoll August 27, 2009 at 5:37 pm

Also, Grumpus McCain met with Hispanic leaders as part of the GOP effort to reach out to Hispanic voters. How’d that turn out? Uh. Not so well. Apparently the anger-monkey thought that venting his anger and bitterness would be a nice way to woo them.

At one point, McCain reportedly began referring to Hispanics as “you people“:

“He was angry,” one source said. “He was over the top. In some cases, he rolled his eyes a lot. There were portions of the meeting where he was just staring at the ceiling, and he wasn’t even listening to us. We came out of the meeting really upset.”

McCain’s message was obvious, the source continued: After bucking his party on immigration, he had no sympathy for Hispanics who are dissatisfied with President Obama’s pace on the issue. “He threw out [the words] ‘You people — you people made your choice. You made your choice during the election,’ ” the source said. “It was almost as if [he was saying] ‘You’re cut off!’ We felt very uncomfortable when we walked away from the meeting because of that.”

http://thinkprogress.org/2009/04/03/mccain-hispanics-you-people/

Tommmcatt August 27, 2009 at 5:37 pm

Man, is does McCain remind you of your high-school guidance councilor or what? He’s even got the arthritic waddle down.

AbstinenceOnly Ed August 27, 2009 at 5:38 pm

[re=396849]gurukalehuru[/re]: Bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran! Never for a second let the absurdity of the rest of the GOP distract you from the fact that this man is a fucking nutjob.

Elm Hugger August 27, 2009 at 5:38 pm

Wow, tossed out a blind lady. That was a tough one, I wanna see him toss out one of the patriots with the guns tossed over his/her arm! Also the mouth breather in the front row waving good bye just made my day.

zhubajie August 27, 2009 at 5:40 pm

If I were McCain, I’d retire to the Phillipines, enjoy young brown-skinned women.

inedalo August 27, 2009 at 5:42 pm

the jerky foxnews commentator said at the end that “lots of people in America are against health care, etc.” -or some such vague comment. but isn’t it true that over 70% support some improvement in the health care system?
of course, congressmen need not worry, they all enjoy a govt-run health plan. if they were really so fond of private insurance, why don’t they leave the program they have and sign up with some private company?
hypocrites all!

RoscoePColtraine August 27, 2009 at 5:42 pm

I propose that we preemptively bitch-slap any woman wearing a pink visor or ball cap to a public event. Congressional hearings, too.

showmeonthedoll August 27, 2009 at 5:43 pm

[re=396856]Tommmcatt[/re]: So I take it your guidance counselor needed serious psychological help for his deep seeded and unresolved emotional problems relating to his conflict with his father and his psychological trauma from the Viet Nam War, but instead he just vented his rage on whomever was around him.

King of the Dipshits August 27, 2009 at 5:52 pm

“Health Care Countdown” What does that mean? Countdown to what?

Maybe, “Countdown to the U.S. remaining the only industrialized nation that does not provide health care to its citizens?” Or perhaps, “Health Care Clusterfuck Countdown” would be pithier?

Beef Supreme August 27, 2009 at 5:52 pm

I miss the good ole days under Bush when these goons were stuffed in Free-Speech cages.

montysano August 27, 2009 at 5:57 pm

I’m as anxious as any lefty to get started with the Death Panels and the forced ghey marriage, but jeebus: Code Pink? Really? Heckling is just about the lamest act possible.

Larry McAwful August 27, 2009 at 6:03 pm

It’s too bad she wasn’t a veteran, because then she could have stayed. One thing I’ve learned is that veterans deserve respect and we should always let them speak and, if they request it, dominate any health care discussion, because they served their country. They earned it!

I’d like to ask one of these veterans if they think the rest of America should get the same kind of health care that veterans get, or does joining the military to fight for a nation where equality is a value make you better than everyone else. If I’m lucky, the veteran will let me speak.

RoscoePColtraine August 27, 2009 at 6:10 pm

[re=396879]Larry McAwful[/re]: She could have stayed if she just respected the forum. People are allowed to speak and voice different viewpoints, but it’s just rude to keep shouting down someone else when they have the floor. It also loses sympathy for your cause. Did I say also?

Larry McAwful August 27, 2009 at 6:13 pm

[re=396888]RoscoePColtraine[/re]: I agree. Maybe my irony powers are fading, though. Or the irony I put in there wasn’t thick enough. I’m trying!

kdaddy August 27, 2009 at 6:21 pm

Old Man yells at woman shaped cloud and then goes home to cuff his dummy.

Limeylizzie August 27, 2009 at 6:22 pm

[re=396833]AbstinenceOnly Ed[/re]: Excellent!

Suds McKenzie August 27, 2009 at 6:32 pm

Wheres my Chicken Marsala??

widget09 August 27, 2009 at 6:34 pm

Get off my lawn biatch.

Guppy06 August 27, 2009 at 6:34 pm

[re=396879]Larry McAwful[/re]:”I’d like to ask one of these veterans if they think the rest of America should get the same kind of health care that veterans get”

So we, too, can be mistreated and forgotten about in some VA hospital, just like the boys and girls in uniform?

Forget Medicare, the Right should be holding up Walter Reed as an example of why we shouldn’t have a public option.

Bearbloke August 27, 2009 at 6:47 pm

[re=396924]Guppy06[/re]:
And the “Right” would be WRONG AGAIN, because Walter Reed isn’t a VA hospital

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=7738488

Tommmcatt August 27, 2009 at 6:52 pm

[re=396864]showmeonthedoll[/re]:

Pretty much. I think he was gay, too.

Guppy06 August 27, 2009 at 6:56 pm

[re=396931]Bearbloke[/re]: Because it’s important to distinguish between two federal departments when broadly talking about “government run healthcare?”

Jukesgrrl August 27, 2009 at 6:56 pm

He gets yelled at by the right at one town hall and yelled at by the left at another. I smell a set-up. McLame is just trying to fake his way back as a middle-roader.

No wonder Cindy lives in California. She’s tired of pudding cups for dinner. Oh, I forgot, Cindy doesn’t eat dinner.

user-of-owls August 27, 2009 at 7:02 pm

[re=396825]SayItWithWookies[/re]: She’s actually a rabid right-winger, but her illegal Mexican housekeeper thought it might be fun to rearrange the laundry. Ms. Shouty is gonna be mighty pissed when her friends at the next John Birch Society meeting ask her about the pinkness.

Bruno August 27, 2009 at 7:26 pm

She so deserves to be raped by a gorilla.

DoctorCulturae August 27, 2009 at 7:36 pm

Ma’am, do YOU know where Puddles is?

Bearbloke August 27, 2009 at 7:40 pm

[re=396938]Guppy06[/re]: Yes, yes it is important to distinguish between the government-subsidised ‘Public Option’ on offer to the general US populous, which I read would be very similar to your Medicare Programme, and the truly government-run ‘TRICARE’ system that is reserved only for US Veterans and their dependents…. important, that is, if one is truly interested in furthering the discussion and not muddying the waters with disinformation and diversions, like mislabelling the entire plan as “gouvernment-run healthcare”…

imissopus August 27, 2009 at 8:01 pm

[re=396938]Guppy06[/re]: Why yes Guppy, it is important to make that distinction. Because the government is not one monolithic bureaucracy. Rather, there are many, many departments, and some run better than others.

It’s important to note that the Tricare system Bearbloke references is run by the Defense Department, whereas the VA healthcare service is run by the Veterans Affairs office. Anyone who is familiar with the grinding bureaucracy of the military would not be surprised to know that the DoD cannot run a healthcare program, as it is not the department’s main function and is thus underserved, and besides the DoD is the same group that buys those $800 toilet seats you hear about.

The VA, on the other hand, makes healthcare for our veterans one of its primary function, if not THE primary function. So it’s logical to think it might be better staffed, better run, and more responsive to veterans’ needs.

If you’re going to troll, you need to work harder. I suggest reading and researching your points rather than just spewing them out confidently as if you know what the fuck you’re talking about.

Uncle Glenny August 27, 2009 at 8:02 pm

[re=396819]RoscoePColtraine[/re]: Not as funny as if he’d tried to choke his chicken…

finallyhappy August 27, 2009 at 8:04 pm

I am a older woman(compared to some of you -think, your Mom) and I show up at protests and marches. I have issues with code pink on various levels . One of them is that if you are serious about something and are over 10 years old- do not wear all bright pink clothing or most certainly not- a pink sheet and a pink foam crown or pink foam visor from AC Moore. You seem as stupid as you look.

Gopherit August 27, 2009 at 8:09 pm

[re=396829]Lionel Hutz Esq.[/re]: Well, he is Sarah’s baby daddy

trondant August 27, 2009 at 8:26 pm

What is the Big Lebowski doing in that crowd outside? Is he on a case?

Paul Tardy August 27, 2009 at 9:06 pm

[re=396859]zhubajie[/re]: You can do that just as easy in Arizona these days.

Mr Blifil August 27, 2009 at 10:39 pm

The irony is that the woman who was tossed was a former Miss Buffalo Chip.

Can O Whoopass August 27, 2009 at 11:46 pm

The true face of repugs today:

http://tiny.cc/Vf35W

on2u August 28, 2009 at 3:47 am

McCain showed his strength. He did not insult the women. He did not yell or shout. He handled the situation extremely well. He was there to have a dissuasion period, and so he and the others did-no mob. The man is definitely executive material. I admire him. I think he would have done a great job as POTUS. Obama resorts to tactics – like having one of his high ranking supporters daughter – recite “there are mean signs” – and act like he didn’t her or her mom. I prefer honest assertiveness over deception, games, and strategy any day. Good on McCain – he was boss.

on2u August 28, 2009 at 3:50 am

RoscoePColtraine: I agree with you. Actually I thought McCain handled the situation well. Good on him – he does have some very admirable qualities.

give us a bob August 28, 2009 at 4:15 am

[re=397024]Can O Whoopass[/re]: I would imagine the Killer Clowns from Outer Space are not amused with this comparison.

Bearbloke August 28, 2009 at 5:06 am

[re=397042]on2u[/re]: Bullshit.

Whatever well-regard McCain ever may have has been eternally overshadowed by the Palin-plague he cynically, manipulatively unleashed on the American body-politic – and had a McCain/Palin (Palin/McCain?) slate actually ‘won’ (a lá Bush 2000 perhaps), then the rest of the world would have to seriously worry about Frau Mooselini, instead of merely observing her alternately risible/terrifying antics from a safe distance. Palin will be mentioned at least twice in the first paragraph of McFail’s obituary…

takes12no1 August 28, 2009 at 6:16 am

too bad that awful blind pink lady can’t read Wonkette or I’d really tell her what I think of her.

aleks August 28, 2009 at 7:10 am

[re=396829]Lionel Hutz Esq.[/re]: McCain’s been trying for years to ride the insanity tiger while looking like a decent, responsible statesman. The hybrid result was last year’s campaign, Sarah Palin and all.

aleks August 28, 2009 at 7:13 am

Peacefully removed from the room is the new taken out and shot. Politics have gotten boring.

AKAM80TheWolf August 28, 2009 at 8:55 am

[re=397042]on2u[/re]:

“Good on McCain”?

You must be the token British neocon on Fox News. I forget his name because I don’t want to remember it.

Katydid August 28, 2009 at 9:07 am

[re=396963]DoctorCulturae[/re]: +1

Woodwards Friend August 28, 2009 at 9:42 am

We’re all Hitlers now.

Aquannissiwamissoo August 28, 2009 at 9:51 am

Code Pink exists to make Paultards look sane.

Mr Blifil August 28, 2009 at 10:19 am

[re=397042]on2u[/re]: OK this is performance art, right?

Mr Blifil August 28, 2009 at 10:21 am

[re=397076]AKAM80TheWolf[/re]: I always imagine “Good on [object]…” as an Aussie or Kiwiism. It makes me sad to think that on2u might be getting her panties in a bunch on an entirely different hemisphere from the people who matter.

aleks August 28, 2009 at 10:37 am

[re=396939]Jukesgrrl[/re]: In principle, I’m against attacking politicians’ spouses. This principle does not apply to Cindy McCain. Well said JG.

finallyhappy August 28, 2009 at 10:45 am

[re=397042]on2u[/re]: hahaha- thanks, I always need a good weekend laugh. Now go back to LGF.

RoscoePColtraine August 28, 2009 at 11:33 am

[re=397042]on2u[/re]: Ah, but you have forgotten the one unpardonable sin McCain committed: he picked that sick joke of a running mate Snowbilly. He would have risked turning the government over to that Jerry Springer Show reject. There’s no way in hell he was POTUS material after he pulled that little stunt. I used to like John McCain, such as in 2000 when he ran against George Bush. The last time around there wasn’t a retarded fundamentalist racist wingnut retard who’s ass he didn’t try to kiss. Fuck him. And fuck you, too.

mrwizzy August 28, 2009 at 11:34 am

The fun part is we can write what we want about her… it’s not like she’s going to read it.

zenferret August 28, 2009 at 12:44 pm

[re=397042]on2u[/re]: And so, the GOP guys get hecklers that need to be silenced while the Democratic guys get proud Americans excercising their civil rights and should not be silenced. Got it.

[re=396879]Larry McAwful[/re]: Those veterans fought for your right to say anything you want. So you better say what they want you to say instead.

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