Skip to comments.McCain faces rowdy crowd in Tucson (Torches and Pitchforks Alert)
Posted on 08/09/2011 6:56:06 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
TUCSON-U.S. Republican Senator John McCain was in Tucson Tuesday for a town hall meeting. And, boy did he get an earful from constituents.
McCain expected a rough meeting and he got it.
The meeting room at St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 1431 W. Magee Road, was packed.
The crowd was mixed with people on all sides. There were Tea Party conservatives, moderate Republicans and liberal Democrats. All sides challenged McCain.
Asked about entitlements, McCain said, "With Social Security we should be raising the retirement age gradually, not for present day beneficiaries." And some in the audience yelled back "no".
The question of taxes caused the loudest outbursts.
McCain recommended, "Let's cut the corporate rate from 35 percent to 25 percent." Some in the audience cheered. Others booed. One man screamed at McCain, "You're an idiot."
Another speaker begged McCain to raise taxes on wealthy Americans like him. He said, "I'd rather pay higher taxes so that man can live, rather than take another trip to Italy." Many in the audience applauded. But McCain said "no." He believes tax hikes would further damage the economy.
It was clear. People are frustrated with Washington. A woman told McCain, "We have a huge mess in our House. I have to keep my house under control, okay."
McCain says he's taking his cues from voters. Repeatedly he said, "Last November that election overwhelmingly said stop the spending'."
McCain called on President Obama to put together a detailed spending plan and then to call Congress back from vacation to debate it.
THERE, I said it (sounds like Mark Levin).
Because they had every good chance to turn THAT jackass out of office. And whaaaaaat did the good and most wise people of Arizona do?
They returned the RINO to office.
Just like idiots electing Obama and then wondering why they and large numbers of their family members are now unemployed.
It must be the sun.
And YES, I am angry at those that might have shown up and yell at him, but had actually voted for him. I bet there were some.
McCain, son of Sauron, get thee back to Mordor. And take all the stupidity you inspire in others with you.
The idiots in the town hall meeting had their chance to remove this moron. They didn’t. This loser reflects the political will of the people of AZ. Like it or not, that is the truth. If I haven’t thanked you recently. Thanks AZ...you morons.
If that was true he'd STFU more often. What a blooming idiot. And his dippy daughter, too.
My exact thoughts. Everybody else’s fault but their own.
Thank you Senator John McCain for your military service to what used to be our country, now get lost and take that uppity little snot nosed daughter with you!
That guy's the idiot. So are the people who applauded him.
He can forego the trips to Italy right now and give the money to people who need it--people who are out of work because compassionate but stupid Leftists like him have destroyed the U.S. economy! How compassionate was that? How stupid was that?
The reason people are at the impoverished is because Federal spending is bankrupting the nation and destroying its economy.
What a moron!
"Last November that election overwhelmingly said stop the spending'."
McCain's right for once.
Arizonans having buyers remorse...again.
This SOB has caused more damage over the years than the camel jockeys running the Taliban.
There were no democrats to compete against mccain. We only had JC Hayworth. mccain fought tooth and nail when the state republican party made a move to keep an open primary, permitting anyone from any party to request a republican primary ballot. On that news, we became Arizona Independents. The GOP failed us for the last time here. We voted in the primary for Hayworth, but the democrat crossover pushed mccain way over the top. It was all over after that.
It was the mccain establishment and democrats that elected mccain. Not true Americans.
Hell, I supported JD from Tennessee. McCain is ensconced with the snow-bird crowd.
Their liberal, guilt ridden spending has created a mass that is now totally dependent on the government and feeling completely entitled.
“McCain called on President Obama to put together a detailed spending plan and then to call Congress back from vacation to debate it.”
What is wrong with this guy? Why does he insist on surrendering the Congressional power of the purse to Obama? Did those North Vietnamese torture ALL the fight out of him?
Personally, I think the “hall” was stacked with lite demos and really lite republicans. They kissed this idiots feet. They will re-elect him. He’s a republican in Democrat skin.
I read the comments by the attendees. Collectively they don’t have enough sense to make a half-wit.
“that election overwhelmingly said stop the spending.”
YES!!! Now retain that thought Mr. McCain. Us little HOBBITTS out here want you in Washington to STOP THE OUTRAGEOUS SPENDING! Obama and the Democrats are like kids who have been given the keys to the candy store; and we resent his spending as well as his “let them eat cake” attitude with his and Michelle’s lavish and very frequent vacations.
The “TEA PARTY HOBBITTS” HEARD the voice of the people to STOP THE SPENDING. Now, stop brown nosing Obama and get with the HOBBITTS!!
I heard some people might dress up as hobbits for the event. Anyone hear if that happened?
Then why the hell doesn't he quit?
If you think of it, wasn’t it the hobbits who saved Middle Earth from the evils of the universe?
Maverick admits people voted to stop spending. So what does he do? Support more spending.
Likely the illegal ones.
I’ve had it up to here with the morons saying they want to pay higher taxes,and that goes for the dipsh*t known as Matt Damon.
Pay higher taxes.Send your money to the govnt, who is stopping you?
And if you like paying more,the next time you go to the grocery store and the bill is $110.give the clerk an extra $20 because you have more money than the next guy and you want to pay more.Same with a car,give the dealer a few more thousand than it’s worth.I can’t take it.AAAARRRRGGGHHH!!!!!!
The military pilot saw the cruelty of his Hanoi Kilton captors and wants to try it himself.
Ha! My whole regular wardrobe would classify as “hobbitt style”. (I’m not a particularly flashy dresser.)
It IS a thought for Tea Party rallies later.
Wake up! It was not these people at the meeting that returned him to office. It was the "Progressives" that inhabit the Universities, South Tucson, and the barrios of Phoenix and Yuma. Arizona is basically a conservative oasis in a sea of Marxist cities. However, the concentration of left wingers in the Universities, public schools and city/state government offices can swing a close election. Why do think that there were so many people there to give him a ration of $_it?
Cut corporate tax to 25%??? Hell NO, cut to 10-12%
These pseudo-compassionate leftists are always generous with other people’s money.
Actually, the moron is someone that indiscriminately groups people together with no justification. Not everyone in Arizona voted for McCain.
I wonder if McCain said worse things about the Vietnamese jailers or the Tea Partiers?
If the tea party are Hobbits then the DemocRAT’s are orcs. I guess that makes trader McLame bad wizard Saruman and his twisted RINO sidekicks Uruk-Hai.
Oh, gee, do you mean he did not get 100% of the vote?? /sarcasm
“The level of production needed to sustain a welfare state cannot be sustained by a welfare state.” ~ Richard W. Fulmer
The answer to that is yes, it is called Stockholm syndrome. He will do anything to get on the good side of whoever is attacking him at that moment. He has to be aware of his mind set.
Duty..Honor..Country... retire Captain do your duty and retire with honor for your country.
“Another speaker begged McCain to raise taxes on wealthy Americans like him. He said, “I’d rather pay higher taxes so that man can live, rather than take another trip to Italy.” “
I really doubt that this guy was actually wealthy. His logic is really stupid. Like others here have pointed out, no one is forcing him to take another trip to Italy. He can easily give more money to the federal government.
I think it really is time for the Republicans to pass a bill that gives taxpayers the option to give more money to the IRS when they pay their tax bill. Make it an option on the 1040, and make it mandatory that the IRS publish the names of all people who opt to give more under this provision, and the extra amount they gave. Then by absence of their name, we will know which liberal loud mouths didn’t back up their insistence that they pay more in taxes. And the federal gov’t. might actually receive a little extra revenue, but don’t look for much.
Gee, one guy gets it.
Nobody says you aren't allowed to write a check to the US Treasury if you feel you aren't paying enough taxes. They'll gladly accept and cash it.
40 years in Congress with weak electoral opposition changed John McLame.
That's obvious to anyone who is honest and has an IQ above 75.
But millions of morons are convinced that it'll work somehow. "It's just gotta. I know it's just gotta."