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Thursday, October 9, 2008

The Rage of McCain

posted by on October 9 at 9:02 AM

“Over 30 government and military officers, journalists, and ordinary citizens have gone on record attesting to John McCain’s volatile temper,” write video creators Brave New Films.

It takes a big man to backhand a woman into a wall.

Via Towleroad.

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Posted by Mr. Poe | October 9, 2008 9:07 AM

Can't we get that John McCain to post here on this Slog? The anger thing translates well in the comments threads.

Posted by elenchos | October 9, 2008 9:13 AM

I love how the woman interviewed about the backhanding incident looks like she's got a shiner!

Posted by Al | October 9, 2008 9:16 AM

or a small woman.

Posted by rococo | October 9, 2008 9:22 AM

I was assaulted for being gay the other day -- and I'm not gay!

This guy in a car was like driving head on into me in the parking lot, I waited him out and then he went around me and I let off a comment about him being a dummy or something.

So the guy stops his car and begins yelling at me. Meanwhile, I park my car and get out...and then (being from New York) I start yelling back at him. And, since I got out of my car, I pushed the challenge further.

Then he got out of his car, but in a really hunched over way and the shouting intensified.

As we continued yelling, he said to me that I "looked really gay and was wearing gay clothes".

I told him to get out of my parking lot and eventually he did.

Am I a victim? Or just too fashionable?

Posted by John Bailo | October 9, 2008 9:29 AM

The background music is great.

Can you imagine if these same characters made this video about Barack Obama? There would've been a huge uproar about racism and whites being scared of black men.

Having said that, John McCain is obviously way too hot-headed to be president. That is reason #4,994,999 to vote for Obama.

Posted by Beej | October 9, 2008 9:38 AM

John McCain is mentally ill.

There's a sickness in America, and it's collected itself in the Republican Party. Those independent voters? You can see it in their eyes. The ones that have the sickness will vote for McCain.

Posted by Fnarf | October 9, 2008 9:52 AM

anybody else think that the reason Cindy had a back injury is that jab-you-in-the-chest mccain, probably shoved her backwards. it's easy to think suck ugly thoughts, when the reasons she's given for her back injury have been kind of inconsistent.

not surprising she had a substance abuse problem living with that nutball.

Posted by cranky | October 9, 2008 9:53 AM

Good thing McCain is pocket sized, or his physical attacks could be much worse. Hopefully he's too proud to walk with a cane.

Posted by bohica | October 9, 2008 9:57 AM

Does McCain remind anyone else of Cotton Hill?

Posted by CML | October 9, 2008 10:18 AM

They've said the same thing about (Bill) Clinton's temper for years. We somehow survived the 90's.

Posted by Just Sayin' | October 9, 2008 10:40 AM

shadetree automotive sounds awesome!

Posted by twig | October 9, 2008 11:07 AM

@6-You are incorrect.

If Obama had a history of behavior like John McCain he would have never made it as far as he has. Obama would have served jail time for back slapping a woman the way McCain did.

Michelle Obama would have gone to jail on drug charges and not gotten a free pass like Cindy McCain who stole the drugs from her own charity.

White America doesn't seem to mind bitter, hateful, angry, inept leaders as long as they are white.

Posted by Ren | October 9, 2008 11:25 AM

Has anyone managed to verify whether McCain actually backhanded a woman or not? I want more verification on that before I believe it. It's just so over the top.

Posted by No one special | October 9, 2008 11:57 AM

Ren- you said, "White America doesn't seem to mind bitter, hateful, angry, inept leaders as long as they are white."

Hmmm. Okay, so are saying that just because someone votes for John McCain that means that they are part of huge ongoing conspiracy to prevent the advancement of minorities in our country?

Let me tell you why I am voting for McCain and it has nothing to do with color, race, religion, etc. I am voting for McCain because he is a man of character.

During the Vietnam War, McCain was piloting a A-4E Skyhawk over Hanoi when he was shot down by a missile. He parachuted out and fractured both of his arms and a leg. When the North Vietnamese pulled him ashore, they crushed his shoulder with a rifle butt and bayoneted him. In midľ1968, John S. McCain, Jr. was named commander of all U.S. forces in the Vietnam theater, and the North Vietnamese offered McCain early release because they wanted to appear merciful for propaganda purposes, and also to show other POWs that elite prisoners were willing to be treated preferentially. McCain turned down the offer; he would only accept repatriation if every man taken in before him was released as well. Such early release was prohibited by the POW's interpretation of the military Code of Conduct: To prevent the enemy from using prisoners for propaganda, officers were to agree to be released in the order in which they were captured.

In August 1968, a program of severe torture began on McCain.He was subjected to rope bindings and repeated beatings every two hours, at the same time as he was suffering from dysentery. Further injuries led to the beginning of a suicide attempt, stopped by guards. After four days, McCain made an anti-American propaganda "confession". He has always felt that his statement was dishonorable, but as he later wrote, "I had learned what we all learned over there: Every man has his breaking point. I had reached mine." Many American POWs were tortured and maltreated in order to extract "confessions" and propaganda statements; virtually all of them eventually yielded something to their captors. His injuries left McCain permanently incapable of raising his arms above his head. He subsequently received two to three beatings weekly because of his continued refusal to sign additional statements.

This is why I want John McCain to be our next president.

Posted by Geoff | October 10, 2008 10:39 AM

Smells like a smear campaign. Anyone can go on camera and say that they were assaulted by someone. Just because this video is produced doesn't make it factual. Also, if you put anyone's life under a microscope your going to find skeletons in the closet because everyone is human.

I agree with Geoff. McCain has the ability to restore our countries character and I think he will be one of the greatest presidents we have had...but that is just my opinion. :)

Posted by Tyrone | October 10, 2008 10:53 AM

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