Skip to comments.Key Rattlers taunt McCain over his POW years.
Posted on 08/25/2008 2:10:15 PM PDT by DogBarkTree
I should never be shocked by the bad manners on the left but this stunt just might haunt them more than Wellstone's funeral. There is a key rattling stunt/taunt growing in popularity amongst the Democrats. Some may try to play it off as mocking him for having so many houses but the truth is that the jingling keys are to imitate the prison guards at the Hanoi Hilton. Whatever they're thinking they better stop it soon because even apolitical types will side with McCain out of sympathy if for no other reason. I learned the true meaning of this key rattle thing by lurking at DU. With over 200 responses to the thread it appears 50/50 in support/disapproval of the key rattling stunt. It's something that needs to be seen to be believed.
Ladies and gentleman, President John McCain!
Link posted now with one clickety goodness;
Nothing they can do or have done surprises me anymore.
I saw this too.
It appears that these little bastards consider anything, literally anything, to be on the table. Fine. Obambi is already noted for his incredibly thin skin. McCain, I believe, is made of sterner stuff. But what goes around comes around. We should not let this stand.
Tell your friends.
If they are stupid enough to do such a thing.
Would be like bringing watermelons to an Obama event, and claiming it was about being environmentally green on the outside and commie red on the inside.
Nobody is going to buy it even if that was the true point.
I noted the push on McCain’s mental status as well.
These people write like high school kids - is that what the Dimmys are made up of these days?
I need a shower. Good catch but wear boots if you visit folks!
I don’t know how, but could someone do a screen capture? They are known to “disappear” threads if they get negative outsider attention.
Just one more way these knuckleheads glorify the our communist enemies. It’s all in character.
I heard a libtard on TV last night or this morning saying that she thinks McCain is exploiting his POW status.
Excuse me! How can you exploit yourself?! He was a POW. Period. There is nothing to exploit.
Furthermore, how can she or anyone else question him on that point?! There are plenty of things to criticize McCain on, but his POW background is not one of them.
Screen captured. Will also save the HTML Doc to my computer.
Did anyone get this to Michele Malkin???It is right up her alley.
Who is suggesting the keys stunt? The original post is stating not to do this. Where did the suggestion originate?
Screen capture if you can. PJComix that does the DUmmie Funnies has been pinged.
Unreal that people like that are in our country.
Thanks. I want to know where the idea to do this originated. The original post is against this idea.
Sounds like it could be KOS. Or that particular thread is addressing another one posted there.
51. Its getting a boat-load of attention already and will continue to
Biden's best line on Saturday was the "7 kitchen tables" joke. THAT is the way to do it. Thats how you make it stick. Variations on a long-running theme, not one big stunt that can be horribly, horribly misconstrued into something disastrous
..and McCain response to that was that there was a time in his life when he did not have a kitchem table.
People understood exactly what he meant.
Ping to screen capture if thread is scrubbed.
I emailed the link Mark Levin. I hope he gets it in time to talk about on his show.
That's what I got from skimming. Didn't want to walk all the way in.
That's what I got from skimming. Didn't want to walk all the way in.
blogger got it in post 8.
I suggest the wearing of Mickey Mouse ears in response.
That’s just some link to DU. Where is the usppose key rattling?
cryingshame (1000+ posts) Tue Aug-19-08 02:46 PM
McCain has an adverse reaction to sound of jangling keys... and his temper erupts disproportionate
Advertisements [?]Edited on Tue Aug-19-08 03:14 PM by cryingshame
to the source of provocation.
There are behaviors associated with the candidate that would be consistent with a diagnosis of PTSD. Author Robert Timberg mentions McCain’s intense explosions of anger -— a hallmark sign of lingering mental trauma from war — in his book “John McCain: An American Odyssey.” Timberg describes the episodes as “an eruption of temper out of all proportion to the provocation.” Timberg, who McCain has said “knows more about me than I do,” wrote that McCain’s sudden fury is a result of Vietnam coming “back to haunt him.” McCain has himself described having an adverse reaction to the sound of jangling keys, which reminds him of his Vietnam jailers. McCain also told doctors that during solitary confinement he had strayed pretty “far out” and had referred to himself as “mentally deteriorating.”
There is a reference KOS
trying to do this fast before gets scrubbed.
That’s just some link to DU. Where is the supposed key rattling?
As repugnant as key jingling would be, I hope they do it because it will backfire big time.
Previous link I posted is being blamed on a right wing troll
see post #26. That person who mentioned glanging the keys notes it is because of his time in prison, That person has been blogging on DU for over 1000 posts
This posting was created by PastorDan, a legendary poster over at DailyKos: http://dailykos.com/story/2008/8/21/193950/119/377/5722... If you're at Dailykos, go recommend his diary.
Original idea at KOS
This needs to get to McCain’s people. There new guy could make this into a deal breaker with the American people.
Original idea from a KOS blogger
On the subject of exploitation - I wonder if these idiots realize they are discussing the future President of the United States and the proposed candidates including a former POW.
I would say they have some pretty questionable mental status “tells” in their own behavior - having not quite reached an adult level of rational thought.
As a group these lamers are regressed and have a deep seated need to be part of and loved within similarly non-threatening entities. In other words: More idiots.
Ok, it looks like the idea originated at KOS but not for prison key effect. Didn’t read all KOS comments. Maybe DU picked it up and twisted it to use as prison key effect.
I’m sorry but this crap is cruel and pisses me off. That’s why I’m going crazy on it, LOL
I cannot explain the rage inside me after reading this story. Fellower FReepers please control your comments. Thank you.
See my post 38.
yep - children who think they’re chic and radical - and some sad people who miss their hippy days, from what I can tell. Like toddlers throwing their little temper tantrums to exercise their “power.”
Yeah, I’m just catching up to myself. It appears the KOS blogger wasn’t suggesting it for a prison guard effect, just “7 houses”. Someone is taking this idea and twisting it to the prison guard effect. I didn’t get through reading all KOS comments under this blog.
Maybe DU took the idea and twisted it to use cruelly.
I have to go back to DU threads I posted here and see who suggested it. I think it is one of threads and a poster at DU is blaming the suggestion on a right wing troll because he just has 79 posts there at DU.
That link(post 30) needs to be save. Within the text they talked about scrubbing the thread clean.
at the DUmp, you are completely suspect UNTIL you reach the magic 1000 post mark..then you have latitude in your comments. Until then, any negative comment labels you a troll..
Yeah, I saw that too. It’s all a “right wingnut’s” fault that they took a bad idea and made it worse. They are such children.
Thanks. Catching up to myself. From perusing the comments, quite a few DUers are not supportive of using the key jangling. On the other side, one commenter said that obama should keep some keys on his podium.
I am certainly no McCain booster.
That being said, all McCain needs to do is put a smile on his face, ignore the noise, and remain calm and reposed.
It’ll drive the left nuts.
There just a bunch of spoiled children.
“That link(post 30) needs to be save. Within the text they talked about scrubbing the thread clean.”
My post 30 link. You save?
You forget who we are dealing with here. He's a bit of an explosive hothead and they know it.