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April 24, 2008

Top Ten McCain Freak Out Moments (Numbered 1-10)

Filed under: BARACK OBAMA, Bush, hillary clinton, John McCain, life, medicine, mideast, news, politics, war — gasdocpol @ 10:30 am


This is from the Irritable Elephant Blog
Top Ten McCain Freak Out Moments –
Published January 29, 2008
Advance warning: this is a LONG POST. But there is lots to say.
The Florida results are not in yet, but with my guy Rudy dropping like a stone, it appears that John McCain has fast become the Republican front-runner. I do not want to violate Ronald Reagan’s 11th Commandment “Thou Shalt Not Criticize a Fellow Republican,” but a friend of mine forwarded me a nice little detailing of what scares me the most – McCain’s mental state.
I deeply respect Senator McCain for the enormous sacrifice that he made for his country in Vietnam, but working in Washington, I have heard one too many stories of him losing control of his emotions — in a scary way. Read below, but I do NOT want this man with his finger on the button.
The Irritable (but not insane) Elephant

Top Ten List of McCain Freak-Outs

1. Defending His Amnesty Bill, Sen. McCain Lost His Temper And “Screamed, ‘F*ck You!’ At Texas Sen. John Cornyn” (R-TX). “Presidential hopeful John McCain – who has been dogged for years by questions about his volcanic temper – erupted in an angry, profanity-laced tirade at a fellow Republican senator, sources told The Post yesterday. In a heated dispute over immigration-law overhaul, McCain screamed, ‘F— you!’ at Texas Sen. John Cornyn, who had been raising concerns about the legislation. ‘This is chickens—stuff,’ McCain snapped at Cornyn, according to several people in the room off the Senate floor Thursday. ‘You’ve always been against this bill, and you’re just trying to derail it.’” (Charles Hurt, “Raising McCain,” New York Post, 5/19/07)

2. In 2000, Sen. McCain Ran An Attack Ad Comparing Then-Gov. George W. Bush To Bill Clinton. SEN. MCCAIN: “I guess it was bound to happen. Governor Bush’s campaign is getting desperate, with a negative ad about me. The fact is, I’ll use the surplus money to fix Social Security, cut your taxes and pay down the debt. Governor Bush uses all of the surplus for tax cuts, with not one new penny for Social Security or the debt. His ad twists the truth like Clinton. We’re all pretty tired of that. As president, I’ll be conservative and always tell you the truth. No matter what.” (McCain 2000, Campaign Ad, 2/9/00.

3. Sen. McCain Repeatedly Called Sen. Pete Domenici (R-NM) An “A**hole”, Causing A Fellow GOP Senator To Say, “I Didn’t Want This Guy Anywhere Near A Trigger.” “Why can’t McCain win the votes of his own colleagues? To explain, a Republican senator tells this story: at a GOP meeting last fall, McCain erupted out of the blue at the respected Budget Committee chairman, Pete Domenici, saying, ‘Only an a–hole would put together a budget like this.’ Offended, Domenici stood up and gave a dignified, restrained speech about how in all his years in the Senate, through many heated debates, no one had ever called him that. Another senator might have taken the moment to check his temper.

4. But McCain went on: ‘I wouldn’t call you an a–hole unless you really were an a–hole.’ The Republican senator witnessing the scene had considered supporting McCain for president, but changed his mind. ‘I decided,’ the senator told Newsweek, ‘I didn’t want this guy anywhere near a trigger.’” (Evan Thomas, et al., “Senator Hothead,” Newsweek, 2/21/00)

5. Sen. McCain Had A Heated Exchange With Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) And Called Him A “F*cking Jerk.” “Senators are not used to having their intelligence or integrity challenged by another senator. ‘Are you calling me stupid?’ Sen. Chuck Grassley once inquired during a debate with McCain over the fate of the Vietnam MIAs, according to a source who was present. ‘No,’ replied McCain, ‘I’m calling you a f—ing jerk!’ (Grassley and McCain had no comment.)” (Evan Thomas, et al., “Senator Hothead,” Newsweek, 2/21/00)

6. In 1995, Sen. McCain Had A “Scuffle” With 92-Year-Old Sen. Strom Thurmond (R-SC) On The Senate Floor. “In January 1995, McCain was midway through an opening statement at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing when chairman Strom Thurmond asked, ‘Is the senator about through?’ McCain glared at Thurmond, thanked him for his ‘courtesy’ (translation: buzz off), and continued on. McCain later confronted Thurmond on the Senate floor. A scuffle ensued, and the two didn’t part friends.” (Harry Jaffe, “Senator Hothead,” The Washingtonian, 2/97)

7. Sen. McCain Accused Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) Of The “Most Egregious Incident” Of Corruption He Had Seen In The Senate. “It escalated when McCain reiterated the charges Oct. 10 in a cross-examination, calling McConnell’s actions the ‘most egregious incident’ demonstrating the appearance of corruption he has ever seen in his Senate career.” (Amy Keller, “Attacks Escalate In Depositions,” Roll Call, 10/21/02)

8. Sen. McCain Attacked Christian Leaders And Republicans In A Blistering Speech During The 2000 Campaign. MCCAIN: “Unfortunately, Governor Bush is a Pat Robertson Republican who will lose to Al Gore. … The political tactics of division and slander are not our values… They are corrupting influences on religion and politics, and those who practice them in the name of religion or in the name of the Republican Party or in the name of America shame our faith, our party and our country. Neither party should be defined by pandering to the outer reaches of American politics and the agents of intolerance, whether they be Louis Farrakhan or Al Sharpton on the left, or Pat Robertson or Jerry Falwell on the right.” (Sen. John McCain, Remarks, Virginia Beach, VA, 2/28/00)
Sen. McCain Attacked Vice President Cheney. MCCAIN: “The president listened too much to the Vice President . . . Of course, the president bears the ultimate responsibility, but he was very badly served by both the Vice President and, most of all, the Secretary of Defense.” (Roger Simon, “McCain Bashes Cheney Over Iraq Policy,” The Politico, 1/24/07)

9. Celebrating His First Senate Election In 1986, Sen. McCain Screamed At And Harassed A Young Republican Volunteer. “It was election night 1986, and John McCain had just been elected to the U.S. Senate for the first time. Even so, he was not in a good mood. McCain was yelling at the top of his lungs and poking the chest of a young Republican volunteer who had set up a lectern that was too tall for the 5-foot-9 politician to be seen to advantage, according to a witness to the outburst. ‘Here this poor guy is thinking he has done a good job, and he gets a new butt ripped because McCain didn’t look good on television,’ Jon Hinz told a reporter Thursday. At the time, Hinz was executive director of the Arizona Republican Party. … Hinz said McCain’s treatment of the young campaign worker in 1986 troubled him for years. ‘There were an awful lot of people in the room,’ Hinz recalled. ‘You’d have to stick cotton in your ears not to hear it. He (McCain) was screaming at him, and he was red in the face. It wasn’t right, and I was very upset at him.’” (Kris Mayes and Charles Kelly, “Stories Surface On Senator’s Demeanor,” The Arizona Republic, 11/5/99)

10. Sen. McCain “Publicly Abused” Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL). “[McCain] noted his propensity for passion but insisted that he doesn’t ‘insult anybody or fly off the handle or anything like that.’ This is, quite simply, hogwash. McCain often insults people and flies off the handle…. There have been the many times McCain has called reporters ‘liars’ and ‘idiots’ when they have had the audacity to ask him unpleasant, but pertinent, questions. McCain once… publicly abused Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama.” (Editorial, “There’s Something About McCain,” The Austin American-Statesman, 1/24/07)



  1. Sounds to me like McCain is a “CONSERVATIVE SCUM BUSTER”. Their greatly needed in these times. Apparently, you wrote this post to demonstrate qualities of McCain that would cause most not to vote for him.

    What you’ve really done is give me reasons TO vote for him. I did not see one thing in your post that McCain did or said wrong. One thing I know, you’ve obviously never been in the military. Those of us who have, know that it thickens your skin. Your not as thrown off when someone calls you a name or challenges your point of view. I’m sure most of the members of congress has not.

    I guarantee just about everyone of the Republicans who were insulted by McCain in the quotes you post are some of the main ones who took strong positions of support for REPUBLICAN passed legislation that has put our country in a war that is not winnable, a war that serves to line the pockets of their friends/campaign contributors with no-bid millions of dollars government contracts in association with Iraq, and legislation that shows just how THE REPUBLICANS CAN F__K A COUNTRY UP (right into debt, a recession, higher than what’s reported unemployment figures by the US Dept of Labor,higher gas prices for us, higher profits for big US oil companies who visited Dick Cheney and help craft the Bush Administration Energy policy prior to 911 at he beginning of their first term; I can give you more if you want).

    They deserve the insults. They don’t get enough of them. They are the ones usually insulting “liberal scum” when they themselves are the sticky nasty disgusting grease that settles at the bottom of the pan.

    YOUR FELLOW CONSERVATIVES ARE THE CAUSE OF THE MORAL DECAY OF THE UNITED STATES! Not fags, not people who get abortions, not people who vote Democrat; but fools who voted for a President like Dubya not once, but twice and who drive around in their big a$$ 6000lb tax write off SUV’s with black “W” stickers on the back of them.

    One day, their vehicles will need armor.

    You keep on busting liberal scum.

    I’ll keep on busting conservative scum.

    Comment by Regular Brotha — April 24, 2008 @ 11:04 am

  2. As an undergraduate I watched a film in a Naval Science class (narrated by Jack Webb of “Dragnet” fame) as part of our training as naval officers, it sought to burn into our psyches the words “I am a fighting man” and that, if captured, we should give : name, rank and serial number and nothing else. McCain very likely watched this same film because he was in the class of ’58 and I was in the class of ’60. Since there would be no way of denying that, he has admitted that gave other information. Whether McCain was a saint or a traitor is difficult to document one way or the other.

    What is crystal clear is that John McCain does ,indeed, “freak out” often. It is not even a matter of his being extremely intelligent and not suffering fools gladly. He spouts off even when he is short on facts.

    His class rank of 5th from the bottom does not necessarily bother me. Some students are just not interested in grades and they learn the important things masterfully .

    There are many things that I find very scarey about McCain in the role of President besides his temper.

    His knowledge of Iraqi politics does not even rise to the level of superficial and incomplete.
    He is so ignorant about economics that he admitted that he does not understand it. (after how many years in the Senate?)

    From all that I have been able to find on the Internet, his military heroism has been exagerrated and parlayed into a whole career in the Senate. I think that he has gotten far more credit than he has deserved from both voters and his colleagues based on an illusion.

    I was flabbergasted when Dubya got elected and thought it difficult to imagine a worse choice. Then I started to see similarities between Dubya and McCain. Both had highly successful fathers and grandfathers and got into and through elite schools (Yale and USNA) based on legacies. While McCain achieved more than Dubya, they were both ne’er-do-well screwups compared to their fathers and grandfathers.

    What makes McCain even scarier than Dubya is that the latter was a cool figurehead for the Neoconservative cabal run by Cheney and Rumsfeld, but McCain takes himself seriously.

    The idea of replacing “Alfred E. Newman” with “Ivan the Terrible” is just too horrible to imagine.

    Comment by gasdocpol — April 24, 2008 @ 12:29 pm

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