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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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. [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.

  4. 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.

  5. [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.

  6. 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.”

  7. [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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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!

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

  11. [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.

  12. “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?

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. [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?

  16. [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!

  17. [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.

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

  19. 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.

  20. [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.

  21. [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”…

  22. [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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

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

  26. [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…

  27. [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.

  28. [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.

  29. [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.

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

  31. [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.

  32. [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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