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John McCain's top ten temper explosions
College Conservative Movement ^ | CCM

Posted on 02/26/2008 3:51:06 PM PST by indcons

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; www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHoXkCprdL4)

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. 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)

4) 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)

5) 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)

6) 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)

7) 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)

8) 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)


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: barackhusseinobama; dramaqueen; election; elections; highmaintenance; mccain; rinofilth; temper; topten
Had to post this thread because I got tired of reading about McCain's class (on this thread) by some Candi-Freepers (recent posters who have signed up on FR for the singular purpose of promoting their candidates). It is quite obvious that McCain's class only extends to democrats; the man has no decency whatsoever when it comes to fellow Republicans.
1 posted on 02/26/2008 3:51:08 PM PST by indcons
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To: indcons

I’ve vote for McCain as soon as I hear back about that $50 per hour lettuce picking job.


2 posted on 02/26/2008 3:52:38 PM PST by cripplecreek (Voting CONSERVATIVE in memory of 5 children killed by illegals 2/17/08 and 2/19/ 08)
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To: indcons
Had to post this thread because I got tired of reading about McCain's class (on this thread) by some Candi-Freepers (recent posters who have signed up on FR for the singular purpose of promoting their candidates). It is quite obvious that McCain's class only extends to democrats; the man has no decency whatsoever when it comes to fellow Republicans.

BTTT

3 posted on 02/26/2008 3:54:32 PM PST by org.whodat (What's the difference between a Democrat and a republican????)
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To: redgirlinabluestate

Ping


4 posted on 02/26/2008 3:54:35 PM PST by indcons (McCain - Any comment that is disparaging of either [Democrat candidate] is totally inappropriate.)
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To: TexasCajun; All

Hat-tip to “TexasCajun” for the word “Candi-FReepers”


5 posted on 02/26/2008 3:58:26 PM PST by indcons (McCain - Any comment that is disparaging of either [Democrat candidate] is totally inappropriate.)
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To: indcons

Get ready to see the footage of McCain’s Greatest Hits on heavy rotation in campaign ads and TV newsmagazines.


6 posted on 02/26/2008 3:58:55 PM PST by sinanju
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To: indcons

Bump that!


7 posted on 02/26/2008 3:59:25 PM PST by Old Sarge (CTHULHU '08 - I won't settle for a lesser evil any longer!)
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To: indcons

Let’s see...what do all these incidents have in common? Oh, that’s right - his rage is always directed at a fellow Republican.


8 posted on 02/26/2008 4:02:35 PM PST by NittanyLion
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To: indcons

McCain thinks he is better than everyone else. Only he gets to criticize.


9 posted on 02/26/2008 4:05:16 PM PST by The Ghost of FReepers Past (Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light..... Isaiah 5:20)
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To: sinanju

And then they cut to the ad LBJ used against Goldwater with the little girl picking daisies in the field and getting nuked. Ads to make Hillary or Obama look like a reasonable choice for commander-in-chief.


10 posted on 02/26/2008 4:06:12 PM PST by omega4412
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To: indcons
If McCain is the nominee and Obama is the democrat nominee, I will gladly cast my vote for him, temper issues and all over the democrat that will not place his hand over his heart and pledge allegiance to our flag during the national anthem or wear a U.S. flag pin on his lapel. McCain is very flawed but anger commanding our armed forces, the strongest in the world, is much better than someone that has no allegiance to this country.
11 posted on 02/26/2008 4:07:29 PM PST by jrooney (Ron Paul called Reagan a Dramatic Failure and thinks he is smarter than Abe Lincoln.)
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To: indcons
Maybe a president with a temper is what is needed when dealing with recalcitrant foreign leaders and their diplomatic shills.

Vyacheslav Molotov got told off once in what Merle Miller called "Good old-fashioned blunt Missouri language" by an irate Harry Truman during a meeting at the White House in 1948.

During our own Revolution at Monmouth, future president George Washington was dismayed at a retreat called by General Lee. Washington rode to Lee and fired him on the spot. One of the writers of the time wrote that Washington "hurled a stream of profanities at Lee like thunderbolts from Zeus. The angry swearing shook the leaves from the trees..."
12 posted on 02/26/2008 4:08:15 PM PST by Emperor Palpatine ("There is no civility, only politics.")
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To: indcons

Calling someone the F-word or the A-word makes him an agent of tolerance and civility?


13 posted on 02/26/2008 4:08:24 PM PST by The Ghost of FReepers Past (Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light..... Isaiah 5:20)
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To: Emperor Palpatine

Read post #8


14 posted on 02/26/2008 4:10:13 PM PST by indcons (McCain - Any comment that is disparaging of either [Democrat candidate] is totally inappropriate.)
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To: indcons

McCain scuffling with a 90+ year old man on the Senate floor is classless, bullying, and shows that he is unfit for command. The GOP has damned itself with this candidate.


15 posted on 02/26/2008 4:12:22 PM PST by Rb ver. 2.0 (Global warming is the new Marxism.)
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To: indcons

I will Never vote for McCain,we lose regardless who wins in 08.


16 posted on 02/26/2008 4:14:24 PM PST by patriciamary (9)
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To: indcons

CALM DOWN, mah FRiend...


17 posted on 02/26/2008 4:18:42 PM PST by TADSLOS ( McCain-Feingold: "Good for thee but not for me"- John McCain)
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To: indcons

Dem nominee will wait until after the conventions and near the November election to try to get a McCain explosion on the news.


18 posted on 02/26/2008 4:20:38 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: patriciamary

How about we start referring to McCain as J. Sydney McCain.


19 posted on 02/26/2008 4:25:25 PM PST by The Ghost of FReepers Past (Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light..... Isaiah 5:20)
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To: The Ghost of FReepers Past

bookmark


20 posted on 02/26/2008 4:41:11 PM PST by JessieHelmsJr
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To: indcons

I heard he is a bad tipper too. Oh noooo...My Godddd...let’s not vote for him!


21 posted on 02/26/2008 5:09:39 PM PST by DogandPonyShow (Hey Michelle, I'm REALLY PROUD of AMERICA--Have been all my life. I went to AZ State, not Princeton)
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To: indcons

For future reference.


22 posted on 02/26/2008 5:23:18 PM PST by GBA ( God Bless America!)
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To: indcons
Hat-tip to “TexasCajun” for the word “Candi-FReepers”

If you never had a liking for FreeRepublic until two months ago when you signed up to pimp your candidate you might just be a Candi-Freeper.

Glad you liked it. use it freely.

23 posted on 02/26/2008 7:18:03 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: indcons

“It is quite obvious that McCain’s class only extends to democrats; the man has no decency whatsoever when it comes to fellow Republicans.”

You said it!!


24 posted on 02/26/2008 7:33:05 PM PST by Sun (Duncan Hunter endorsed Mike Huckabee, cuz Mike understands the Red China threat!)
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To: All

“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)”

McCain should have been arrested for this.


25 posted on 02/26/2008 9:36:07 PM PST by Sun (Duncan Hunter endorsed Mike Huckabee, cuz Mike understands the Red China threat!)
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To: indcons
I don't like McCain either, but how is #2 a "temper explosion?" Did you post the wrong link?

youtube

26 posted on 02/27/2008 12:29:36 AM PST by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (I want to "Buy American" but the only things for sale made in the USA are politicians)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; indcons
I don't like McCain either, but how is #2 a "temper explosion?"

I don't think that #6, 7, or 8 count as temper explosions either, although they sure are nasty.

27 posted on 02/27/2008 12:57:04 AM PST by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbours, and laugh at them in our turn?)
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To: indcons

BTTT. McPain is a pain in the as* dweeb.


28 posted on 02/27/2008 3:19:52 AM PST by Ron H. (Count me in the swelling ranks of recently unDocumented dissatisfied former Republicamns.)
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To: indcons
Short fuse, vicious temper, foul mouth. Sounds like he’s our Hillary, at least in temperament.
29 posted on 02/27/2008 5:42:18 AM PST by Convert from ECUSA (Changing things in Washington is not unlike changing a baby’s diaper. It gets dirty again.)
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To: jrooney

“If McCain is the nominee and Obama is the democrat nominee, I will gladly cast my vote for him, temper issues and all over the democrat that will not place his hand over his heart and pledge allegiance to our flag during the national anthem or wear a U.S. flag pin on his lapel.”


I agree. What I read above grieves me to my heart. There are many things I don’t like about the character of John McCain. But what grief will I experience if the outright socialist-without-a-country gets into the White House?!


30 posted on 02/27/2008 6:26:48 AM PST by John Leland 1789
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McCain’s temper. Marker.


31 posted on 03/07/2008 2:37:05 PM PST by Joya (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior, have mercy on me, a sinner!)
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To: Joya

NASTY MAN!

Video:
http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=4409567&affil=wls

McCain Loses Cool with Reporter

McCain gets heated when asked about a 2004 talk with then WH nominee Kerry.
03/07/2008

(”John Kerry asked if I would consider being his running mate—that’s all very well known”... despite McCain’s prior denials)


32 posted on 03/07/2008 5:00:27 PM PST by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
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To: calcowgirl

Wow. Thanks for the ping.


33 posted on 03/08/2008 12:29:29 AM PST by Joya (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior, have mercy on me, a sinner!)
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To: TexasCajun

I just came across this post while doing a Google search for my name. I’m “Candi” and I’m a Freeper. Does that make me a Candi-Freeper? I certainly hope not! I’ve been here for forever! :-)

Candi


34 posted on 04/28/2008 8:18:55 AM PDT by cantfindagoodscreenname (Is it OK to steal tag lines from tee-shirts and bumper stickers?)
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To: cantfindagoodscreenname
Candi-Freeper

Someone that joins only to promote their political candidate.

Google The World ! ...I use Google all day long at work to find stuff.

35 posted on 04/28/2008 11:45:58 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: TexasCajun
Candi-Freeper Someone that joins only to promote their political candidate. Google The World ! ...I use Google all day long at work to find stuff.

Yeah, I know what the definition is. It just looks weird to see something that describes me *literally* being used here to mean something I'm not. No biggie, especially since I seldom sign my name to my posts. Most people think I'm a guy. :-)

Good day!

36 posted on 04/28/2008 12:24:28 PM PDT by cantfindagoodscreenname (Is it OK to steal tag lines from tee-shirts and bumper stickers?)
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