Skip to comments.McCain flunks Made in America 101
Posted on 03/06/2011 7:58:29 PM PST by rabscuttle385
Washington (CNN)-GOP Sen. John McCain is in need of a tech lesson. In an appearance on ABC's "This Week," the senator from Arizona said that iPads and iPhones are "built in the United States of America." But every techie knows that they are, in fact, built in China.
McCain touted free trade agreements during the interview and voiced his agreement with President Obma that "innovation is the key to us being able to restore our economy." And though the designs for the iPad and iPhone are home grown in California, the actual manufacturing takes place overseas, in China.
"I think it's obviously a recognition of the reality and the trends, that cheaper, lower-cost labor products will usually prevail over products made in higher wage and income countries," he said, while commenting the abundance of foreign-made products in the American marketplace.
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They’re made by Mexicans for $50/hr.
( Does the GOP have to be a nursing home for senile hacks? )
Apple = Foxconn
Alzhiemers is taking its toll.
McCain is what I call a useless idiot...
May he choke on lettuce, picked by illegals for $50 an hour because Americans would not take those jobs..
I think so. That’s why Olympia Snowejob and Lindsey Grahamnesty are still around.
Why can’t he just stay at home?
Yes they do. It's called the U.S. Senate. Every morning for roll call mirrors are held in front of their faces to make sure they are still breathing. Same thing with Dem Senators. John McCain is one of the greatest reasons for establishing Term Limits!!
Hell, that dumbass McCain thinks OBAMA was made in the USA!
This is the sort of thing that makes me question the integrity of anyone who has supported McCain since he shamed himself (and the GOP) in 2008.
Maybe for Arizona Sun City residents he’s seen as a young whipper snapper.
Good grief. This is what we have in our Congress. Sick, isn’t it?
The only question I have left about McCain and his 2008 campaign is if he actually got anything for taking a dive or he just volunteered to do it in the spirit of bipartisanship.
McCain is what
I call Steve Jobs calls a useless idiot...
Isn’t there a pasture he’s supposed to be in?
Or, is it a jail cell?
He is complicit in the “sissy-boy of soros” being in the position to ruin this country.
Sorry....he’s no war hero, anymore. That’s been rescinded. The country he fought for, he’s delivered to the commies on a silver platter.
Do we have to keep hearing from this old fool? I think I’d rather hear more about Lady Gaga or Lindsey Lohan.
Made in China...says it right on the back.
I thought he was born in Panama?
Did anyone on FR actually support McLame?
Palin was the only reason that I recall people on FR being excited about voting GOP. Juan McLame was and is a disgusting excuse for a ‘conservative’, and I’m still mad at Palin for endorsing him in the AZ primary. Sarah may never live that one down, IMO.
I’d still like to know why Sarah Palin endorsed Juan and even campaigned for him in the AZ GOP primary.
I'm not sure about that. Sen. Byrd couldn't fog up a mirror for the final two years he held his seat. I think the only reason they finally declared him dead was that his rotting corpse was getting unbearable. That had to be a pretty bad stench, considering that the US Senate is possibly the worst reeking cesspool of slimy treasonous reptilian scumbags on the face of the planet.
To honor what he did for her, that is selecting her as his running mate putting her on the national stage.
She made one appearance with him, and made one radio spot. I suspect it was in return for some promise from him that he would start acting like a conservative if he won.
If you watched that appearance with McCain and Cindy, you would have seen Cindy McCain with a barely restrained nasty disposition toward Palin; for what, we can only guess. The McBrat's attacks against Palin have been non-stop since then.
Whatever the deal was, Sarah has kept her part of the bargain, and has said nothing against McCain publicly.
When will the feculent weasel be tossed off the world’s stage?
We like Mcain, he say iPad made in U.S.A....He fat silly yankeee...haha....You come to Walmart, you shop, buy lot of America stuff...like iPad...hahah...It good for you, make you economy strong yankee...Bye bye now!
“( Does the GOP have to be a nursing home for senile hacks? )”
Someone’s got to be the senile Republican, now that Strom Thurmond’s pushing up daisies. Having failed repeatedly to become POTUS, McCain’s more than up to THIS job.
Yup. I don’t know why the framers of the Constitution got rid of term limits in the first place. I’d also suggest that 6 years is too long of a term.
Because Senators are meant to be a psudo-aristocracy to keep the rabble of the house in check. The whole purpose and design of the Senate is to have a slow, deliberative body divorced from the scrambling to-and-fro that defines a politician chasing public opinion.
Then the 17th amendment was passed, and Senators were turned into 6-year Representatives. Pandering opinion chasers, unable to rise above politics and fill their role as a check on rapid, ill-advised policy changes to meet the demands-du-jour of a largely uneducated electorate. The 17th eviscerated states rights while it was at it, giving state policy makers no real voice in federal policy.
The founders would recognize neither the shape nor the value of the Senate in its current form. If they were alive, they would campaign tirelessly for the repeal of the 17th amendment, or for a total restructuring of the legislative branch. The Federalist Papers make clear the founders considered our legislative system to hinge on a very specific bicameral dynamic which no longer exists. It must be restored, or a new system which allows us to exercise our unhealthy fetish for voting on anything and everything, regardless of qualification or interest, in a less damaging way.
Long as the pubbie party keeps publicity whores and RINO turds like McLame as party bigs they will be frowned upon by anyone with a brain.
REal conservatives or go fish.
Even if Barry had been born in the Lincoln Bedroom of the White House he's NOT a Natural Born Citizen.
He needs to consult Megan McCain before he makes statements.
I was quiping on McCain when he said, pro illegal, that Mexicans picked lettuce at fifty an hour and did jobs Americans won’t do.
It is assembled in China, I’m not sure how much of it is made in China. For instance, the internal chips, etc.
Anyways, McCain has got to go.
McCain is just idiot. To say he is useful is a misnomer.
There needs to be an age for retirement for Senators and representative. These idiots collect Social security and a salary. It makes no senses he seems to such idiot that he has become a laughing stock.
Senile Dementia has set in and John McCain is starting to call himself Juan McCain and Jean McCain, both mean John but he dos not know it.
John just go away and take your pigdog daughter Megan with you.
McCain is POW affirmative action. I think the point has been made and it’s time for him to sit home by the pool.
Nice to "see" you again, rabs.
Have a great day!
No, she made multiple documented appearances with him, including at a rally, a fundraiser, and a food event.
She also was plastered all over his campaign Web site.
Oh, and she wrote a disgusting, sycophantic op-ed for him that was published in The Arizona Republic.
“Designed in California, Assembled in China”
Foxconn = Apple and... Hewlett-Packard, Cisco, Microsoft, Vizio, etc
If you look at the US balance of trade, deficit is 100% anout energy and consumer goods. No trade deficit in industrial supplies and intermediate and capital goods (civilian aircraft, engines, industrial machines, semiconductors, generators, etc)
Blame the Arizona electorate, not Sarah.
Apple also = LG for their monitors.
I’ve had a 24” Apple monitor for a few years now, and it’s a solid product.
Yes. Many supported him with vigor. At one point, I thought that if I read things like "Go Johnny Mac" one more time, I was going to throw my computer through the wall.
McCain has a long, lousy record of cuddling up to Democrats, a checkered family life, and made gaff after gaff on the election trail. I don't know if he didn't want to win, or what, but a month out from the election, there were McCain campaign headquarters throughout the state which were unmanned most of the time.
I think the last straw (for me) was when he announced he was suspending his campaign to rush back to Washington to work on the bail-out. His "rush" took a couple of days and included spending a night in NYC partying with Bill Clinton and Bono.
Too many seemed willing to overlook McCain's erratic, increasingly bizarre behaviour.
Many argued vociferously in favor of supporting McCain at all costs, even before he picked Palin. If you didn't commit to supporting him, you were going to be personally responsible for putting Obama in office.
They also promised and swore that as soon as the election was over, they'd work tirelessly to ensure that in 2012, the primaries would be closed and that the "You're Next" policy of crowning the next candidate in line. If only we'd vote for McCain!
Well, it's 2011, the primaries are still open, and the next candidate is shaping up to be Mitt Romney, 'cause he's next.
I did not vote for McCain (wrote in a vote for one of the Founding Fathers). I owe my allegiance to God first and could not vote for someone with McCain's personal history and politics.
Palin was the only reason that I recall people on FR being excited about voting GOP. Juan McLame was and is a disgusting excuse for a conservative, and Im still mad at Palin for endorsing him in the AZ primary. Sarah may never live that one down, IMO.
It is to Sarah Palin's credit that the McCain/Palin ticket got as many votes as it did. That said, I don't understand why she supported McCain in Arizona. Yes, she ran with him, but at some point, the welfare of Arizona citizens needed to come first above party loyalty. I don't want to vote for someone who engages in "payback politics" & would have preferred it if she'd have refused to endorse anyone at all.
“There needs to be an age for retirement for Senators and representative.”
I disagree on this score since it’s ultimately the responsibility of the voters to elect or not elect someone. Robert Byrd absolutely should not have reelected to his last term, but it was the will of the voters, and that’s just how democracy works.
“Senile Dementia has set in and John McCain is starting to”
I don’t think he’s senile. The guy’s not even 80, and compared to Byrd (who died at 94), he’s a mere baby.
No, I think McLame is just an idiot, and an idiot who did not deserve the presidency.
Apple used to have Sony monitors, but that was with CRTs. The last one they had was the “Apple Artist” display which was discontinued in 2008, presumably because Sony exited the CRT business and was no longer able to supply monitors.
“If you look at the US balance of trade, deficit is 100% anout energy and consumer goods.”
That is actually a very good point. The industry that’s been mostly badly destroyed is the consumer one, which is practically nonexistent now.
“( Does the GOP have to be a nursing home for senile hacks? )
Both parties. Byrd was the most well-known case. Daniel Inouye and Frank Lautenberg are two Democrat senators in their 80s.
“Someones got to be the senile Republican, now that Strom Thurmonds pushing up daisies.”
Thurmond did have the dignity to resign at the end, and on the Democrat side we see that Daniel Akaka is retiring.