Skip to comments.Warren McGraw Unhinged (WV Democratic Supreme Court Justice Goes Insane - Must Hear Audio!)
Posted on 10/30/2004 3:29:58 PM PDT by Dont Mention the War
Warren McGraw Unhinged
By: Hoppy Kercheval
MetroNews Talkline, Sept. 15, 2004
During the race for the U.S. Senate in North Carolina in 1990, Democrat Harvey Gant was answering a TV reporters question about his stand on abortion. Gant was giving the standard pro-choice points when he casually added, I believe in abortion for sex selection or whatever.
His opponent, Republican Jesse Helms, ran Gants flippant and callous remark on campaign ads. Helms turned Gants own words against him and won the race.
Earlier this year Howard Deans already fading quest for the Democratic nomination for president was finished off by the scream. The media played over and over Deans maniacal sounding scream made during a campaign appearance. He wasnt taken seriously after that.
Last week, Supreme Court Justice Warren McGraw gave a campaign speech at the annual Labor Day picnic in Boone County that has given his opponents ammunition. Gant and Dean gave their opponents short sound bites; McGraw gave his opponents a whole speech. McGraw sounded as though he was coming unhinged as he ranted about his opponents following him around to take pictures of him to make him look ugly. He charged, erroneously, the U.S. Supreme Court had approved gay marriage.
A political consultant I talked with, known to be supportive of McGraw, told me the tirade by McGraw was deeply disturbing. The consultant said the speech was way over the top.
In fact, it was. Ive listened to it, or portions of it, several times. Most of the speech is now posted on the Republican Partys website. Listen to it yourself and decide. McGraws rants sound deranged, not passionate. His normally populist tone has been replaced by an angry tirade.
The Republican Party has seized on the speech and is now using portions of it in a radio commercial. Yesterday when I talked about the speech on "Talkline" and played the GOP commercial, the phone lines were jammed with callers, mostly agreeing McGraw sounded on the verge of losing his mind.
Warren McGraw is a formidable campaigner, but he can often sound clannish and paranoid. Perhaps some of his paranoia is justified since his opponents may well have been following him around, just hoping for a slip-up.
It sounds like McGraw has given them a giant one.
All of the following are MP3 files.
So listen and laugh!
I've been listening to the commercials on WWVA that the Republicans are running. He truly sounds deranged. The worst part is I recognize his name and am fairly certain that I have probably voted for him in the past when I lived in WV!
Syphilis will do that.
This guy makes Howard Dean look rational!
As I recall, West Virginia removed a judge a couple of years ago. He attacked a defendant in the court room and bit his nose.
Granted he sounds like he has a major screw loose, but at the same time, if you listen to his rant, he doesn't sound that much different from "Sheets" Byrd when he's having a bad day or his fellow Dems in the senate wind him up and send him out to read some prepared hate-filled whacko speech because they wouldn't dare but he can because he has an absolutely safe seat. Keep in mind that people like McGraw and Byrd get elected in WV because they are the ONLY ones running for the office. The Republican party is next to non-existant.
Thanks for those MP3s. That's just utterly amazing to think that that guy has been a judge.
He looks lie Richard Crenna (Real McCoys and Rambo).
Have you heard this guy?? You HAVE to listen to this!
ROFL! He does sound like a paranoid schizophrenic. And the funniest part is the final voiceover, saying "let's bring balance to our Supreme Court", which of course brings to mind the thought that McGraw is "unbalanced".
Holy smokes. In the ad he sounds like an old time Grand Dragon.
Wow, what a raging nut-job. He makes Al Gore sound like Winston Churchill.
Bush, Benjamin, Monty Warner and Rick Snuffer will ride to victory on November 2nd! Revolution in the Mountain State! go GOP!
A crappy economy is the legacy of years of nearly unopposed RAT rule in WV.
I'd say this guy lacks judicial temperment, not to mention sanity.
Amen to that, and I suspect that proud legacy will continue unabated when the halfwit Joe Manchin is elected governor (heaven help us). By the way, here's a previous thread on McGraw's Labor Day meltdown. I love those radio commercials where the tape is played of that jerk McGraw complaining that he's being followed by people taking pictures of "ugly." Good grief, crazy and sleazy!