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McCain booed after trying to calm anti-Obama crowd

October 10th, 2008 . by TexasFred

McCain booed after trying to calm anti-Obama crowd

LAKEVILLE, Minn. (AP) - The anger is getting raw at Republican rallies and John McCain is acting to tamp it down. McCain was booed by his own supporters Friday when, in an abrupt switch from raising questions about Barack Obama’s character, he described the Democrat as a “decent person and a person that you do not have to be scared of as president of the United States.”

A sense of grievance spilling into rage has gripped some GOP events this week as McCain supporters see his presidential campaign lag against Obama. Some in the audience are making it personal, against the Democrat. Shouts of “traitor,”"terrorist,”"treason,”"liar,” and even “off with his head” have rung from the crowd at McCain and Sarah Palin rallies, and gone unchallenged by them.

McCain changed his tone Friday when supporters at a town hall pressed him to be rougher on Obama. A voter said, “The people here in Minnesota want to see a real fight.” Another said Obama would lead the U.S. into socialism. Another said he did not want his unborn child raised in a country led by Obama.

“If you want a fight, we will fight,” McCain said. “But we will be respectful. I admire Sen. Obama and his accomplishments.” When people booed, he cut them off.

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McCain booed after trying to calm anti-Obama crowd

How long have I been telling you folks?? John McCain is NOT the man to be president of the USA. How many times have I said, “McCain is a hell of a lot closer to the Dems than he EVER was to the Republicans.”??

McCain is NOT the warrior he claims to be. McCain is NOT, in ANY way, a Conservative. McCain IS an appeaser, he wants to be PC and leave as few ruffled feathers as possible. McCain is a doddering old man and has NO business in this race to begin with, and I have preached that, long and loud, since day 1 when he announced!

“I don’t mean that has to reduce your ferocity,” he said. “I just mean to say you have to be respectful.”

Respectful?? This isn’t a church social Mr. McCain, it’s a battle to save this nation and if you don’t have what it takes, get the hell out and let a real fighter take your place.

I’m a NASCAR fan, and several years ago some of the guys were talking about Dale Earnhardt and respect on the track. One of them said, “You don’t think Earnhardt spun that guy out on purpose do you?” Well, the other announcer apparently knew Dale Earnhardt a lot better than his co-announcer did, he replied, “Dale Earnhardt would spin his Mama out to win a race!!”

Mr. McCain, you need to pay attention to that statement, and then consider this, Barack HUSSEIN Obama has already thrown friends, neighbors, preachers and family under the bus, he will let NOTHING stand in his way as he tries to get into the Oval Office.

The RIGHT side of this nation is angry, that means some Republicans and nearly ALL Conservatives, angered Mr. McCain, and disgusted, and when you couple that with the volatile financial market, one that I personally believe that you helped to bring about, well, the tensions are high, you get the idea…

If you are not willing to fight fire with fire, then you are NOT the man to lead this nation!

Read this full article folks, you’ll either be shaking your head in disbelief or possibly considering a vote for Bob Barr (L), and you know, that says a hell of a lot regarding the sad state that our presidential election process is in…

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43 Responses to “McCain booed after trying to calm anti-Obama crowd”

  1. comment number 1 by: Kate

    Y’know, the Mr and I were watching some of those “calming” snippets, and we both said “Bob Dole”. Seems to me McCain doesn’t really want to win this race. If he did, he’d shut up and let Sarah do the talkin’! I could just feel the support withdraw while watching.

  2. comment number 2 by: Winghunter

    NO ONE is angrier than I am, you can bet on that…if anybody has any money left after the racists and communists have taken it that is.

    However, splitting our party in two will have the exact same result as our Canadian cousins…they’ll be under communist rule for many years to come if they don’t pull it back together.

    Get mad, get angry but, use it to get real damn smart and determined. See what these commies are doing to manipulate us and our economy. Understand their game plan and make it blow up in their face.

    However, lets do it real flippin’ soon.

  3. comment number 3 by: BobF

    As a retired Naval Officer, McCain should know better than anyone that you’ve got to go into the trenches because the enemy is there and needs to be defeated. McCain needs to become a tunnel rat and go after him.. This staying out of the trenches in order to keep your uniform clean isn’t going to win the battle.

  4. comment number 4 by: TexasFred

    I’m not even sure I can vote for McCain now even if we DO get Palin… They are a sinking ship I am afraid, he has little or no fight and she just got hammered in Alaska..

    Alaska panel finds Palin abused power in firing

    BobF, that’s the very reason I rarely wore *dress*… I like getting down and dirty!! :D

  5. comment number 5 by: pcbedamned

    Winghunter is right. Sometimes you just have to ‘hold your nose’ and vote for someone you don’t like in order not to have the rule of someone you can’t stand. I am Canadian, and can attest to the mess that 13 years of Fiberal rule that my poor country is trying to come out of. Here’s praying that come Tuesday, we finally have a Conservative Majority and can start the path to getting our beautiful Country back on track. As Liberal (or Dem as you Yanks say) as McCain is, he is still better than the alternative. Bambam would be the worst thing not only for your country, but for mine and the rest of the world as well. And at least with McCain in, there is a chance for Sarah to take over in 2012. Now THAT would be worth the wait…

  6. comment number 6 by: Kate

    After reading that article, I still have no problem with Palin. I’d have done my best to get that scum bucket canned too, if for no other reason that him tasering the kid.

  7. comment number 7 by: TexasFred

    Kate, I have NO problem with Palin, BUT, she isn’t running for POTUS, McCain is, and if they win, and say he lives another several years, he is NO different than Obama, they are brothers in the blood…

    And as long as McCain draws breath, Palin is STILL the 2nd seat…

  8. comment number 8 by: Kate

    Got a point there. And like you, I hate the idea of voting for the lesser of two evils. But the bigger evil of Bubba Hussein, I have to do my best to keep him from being elected. :?

  9. comment number 9 by: TexasFred

    Ya gotta do what ya gotta do, but McLame is GIVING it away, he doesn’t want to be POTUS, and it shows…

    I am tired of settling for what I hate, and I may be wasting my vote, I know many will feel that way, but I can’t vote for a goddamned socialist, from either party…

    I have been described as a Conservative libertarian for a very long time, and it’s just started to sink in…

    Vote for McCain if you feel that’s what you must do, but I just can’t disrespect my personal beliefs any longer…

  10. comment number 10 by: Winghunter

    I found a guy who really pulled our little Hussein’s brain apart…it’s really good;


    The Obama File - Barack Hussein Obama
    The Obama File

  11. comment number 11 by: Winghunter

    Sorry forgot, Click the link under Hussein’s mug shot with him looking like Mussolini.

    It says, “Who Is This Guy?”

  12. comment number 12 by: jd3

    Where did your McCain/Palin thingie disappear to? Now settle down Fred….you gotta watch your blood pressure…and Libertarian isn’t so bad…..you gotta love people that refuse to say “Income Tax”…they say illegal confiscation of private property by the US Gov’t….at any rate you are right about one thing…you get sick of voting for the least of two evils…..it is sad….two party system…..that happened early in our history and here we are locked in….we need more choices…period….cause the ones we have pretty well suck! McLame….I like that…and he is….

  13. comment number 13 by: Longstreet

    How can anyone be surprised at this from McCain? The man is NOT a CONSERVATIVE!

    I know that in today’s world I am what is known as an “anachronism”. I’m “a man out of time”, if you will. The dictionary says this about me: “A person chronologically out of place”. See, I still hold to the old time virtues of honor and respect and loyalty, etc.

    The reason I even bring this up is … I have caught a lot of heat from my conservative friends, even members my own immediate family, because I have refused to support McCain. This is not a recent thing with me. I lost all respect for Mr. McCain as far back as 2000. You do not slander my home state of South Carolina and expect me to support your candidacy for dogcatcher, let alone President of the US. I have said, on my own site, that McCain will NEVER be President of the US. I still believe that. He da*n sure will not get my vote!

    If you feel you MUST vote for McCain, then, by all means, do so. I’ll respect that. But, understand, with me it is an “affair of honor”. McCain insulted me; my family, my fellow Sandlappers, and frankly, I feel he has insulted all the conservatives in America… all of us. The only avenue open to me, for satisfaction, is to withhold my support from McCain next month. I intend to do that.

    The more I read, hear, and see about McCain, the more I believe my original reaction to the man, many years ago, was the correct one.

    I will write-in the name of someone I admire on the presidential section of the ballot here in NC next month. In the meantime, I will be looking for a political party that more accurately reflects my political philosophy as a conservative. I’ve had it with the GOP.

    Best regards to all!

    J.D. Longstreet

  14. comment number 14 by: Bluebonnet Sue

    When I heard McCain say, “I have to tell you, he is … a person that you do not have to be scared of as president of the United States.”, I could hardly believe my ears! After the shock wore off, my first thought was “Does he really want to win this election? He just handed the oval office to Obama.”
    He could have said just about anything else but that! What is wrong with him?

    We’d better be afraid of Obama and his philosophy if we don’t want this country as we know it to go completely down the drain.

    You can’t win a fight by being ‘respectful’ if the other side is pulling out all the stops to take you down. Makes me wonder if McCain would be a good commander-in-chief after all. He is so fond of saying about fixing things, “I know how to do it.” Respectfully, based on your performance lately, it doesn’t seem so, sir.

    If there is ever again a rise in the polls in favor of McCain, it will be because of Sarah…IMHO.

  15. comment number 15 by: Winghunter

    I’ld like to point out one last thing on this subject.

    McCain was chosen as our nominee through the first six states to hold their primaries. Two of them are notoriously liberal who defied ( or seemingly defied ) their own party to be the first in line ( Florida & Michigan ).

    I’m suggesting we had our nominee chosen for us, to the end we would do exactly what we’re doing, fragmenting off our voting power…will we allow them to do this to us is my question.

    Knowing this, when I now see or hear McCain my anger swells against Hussein and the DNC….not at McCain.

  16. comment number 16 by: nannykaren

    This really concerns me. I hope and pray that the emotion of anger towards McCain will not blind people to the danger of not voting and therefore allow Obama getting In office….We will have a POTUS whose values go directly oppisite most of ours! He has no regard for human dignity, Decency, or human compassion.
    1.Obama is THE most Liberal Senator in 2007 (01/31/2008)
    To beat Ted Kennedy and Hilary Clinton as the most liberal senator.
    2.the homosexual community supports him.
    3.Ahmadinejad, Chavez, Castro, Hamas etc. love him.
    4.planned parenthood gives him a 100 % rating.
    5.he voted No on the constitutional ban of same-sex marriage.
    6.he voted No on banning partial birth abortion.
    6.he voted against the infanticide bill.
    Now if that is what you want for your children, grandchildren, and great granchildren… let anger rule. It’s your choice. We all still have choices, at least for now.

  17. comment number 17 by: TexasFred

    Karen, I know all the BS concerning B. HUSSEIN Obama, and I am going to vote, but I am NOT going to vote for McLame.

    I never have liked him, I was very slow to support him, even in the rather weak level of support I was giving him. Now the bastard has finally gone completely off the reservation in my opinion…

    McLame doesn’t WANT to be POTUS, he has made that about as clear as Fred D. Thompson did with his lazy bullshit!

    I feel that McCain is a waste of my vote, I have for quite some time and have been very vocal in saying so, and I pissed a few people off too, some that I consider to be great friends, well, if my decision to NOT support McCain pisses them off, it’s their problem, we ALL have opinions, we ALL have choices and I have scruples…

    Voting for Bob Barr is quite likely a lesson in futility, but by God he’s not afraid to fight, and he’s NOT a goddamned SOCIALIST, McLame is…

  18. comment number 18 by: Kate

    What I find shocking….he actually VOTED yes or no….instead of “present”.

  19. comment number 19 by: TexasFred

    Longstreet, you may be an anachronism, I suppose I am too.

    McCain was never my preference, at ANY time, and I now have to look at this in a totally realistic manner.

    Some have pointed out, and rightfully so, there will be some SCOTUS nominations to be made over the next 4 years, and it is *hoped* that McCain would make more *conservative* picks than Obama would, but folks, there is NO guarantee on that. McLame calls himself a *maverick*, and he may very well be that maverick that reaches across the aisle and puts someone, or 2 or 3 on the SCOTUS that are more liberal than the liberals already there…

    And with McCain, THAT is a serious possibility, the guy is a total wild card, he blows with the wind, he calls for polite discourse and respect, well, here’s where I am seriously going to piss off a few folks, polite discourse doesn’t get the job done, you’d think the old bastard would remember that from his POW days.

    And one more thing, WAR HERO is NOT a qualification for the Oval Office, and being held POW for 7 years doesn’t make you a heroic figure, it makes you a person that was a POW for 7 years, and in many ways I fear McLame has been left a broken individual because of the terrors and abuse that he suffered…

    McLame has had more than one or 2 instances of late that reminded me of Admiral James Stockdale, and that isn’t a good thing in MY mind…

  20. comment number 20 by: nannykaren

    Fred, I am sorry if I made you angry. I just dread even the thought of having Obama as President! You have a right to your opinions just like I do…

  21. comment number 21 by: TexasFred

    Karen, you didn’t make me angry, not in ANY way… McCain makes me angry, Obama makes me MAD, to the point of being fully LIVID…

    I hate that son of a buck loving bitch half breed bastard mutt, and he will be terrible for this nation, but the fix is in, McCain is Obama’s biggest supporter, he is giving him the presidency…

    But you?? Make me angry?? Not a chance… :)

    Gonna be really interesting to see how the Faux Intellectual PhD reacts when this so-called *black* man gets elected and he, and many others, come to the realization that John McLame GAVE it to him…

  22. comment number 22 by: ptg

    I’ll have to hold my nose, stop up my ears and shut my eyes to pull the lever for McCain. Even then I’ll need a hot shower. The next four years are going to be tough.

  23. comment number 23 by: nannykaren

    “Gonna be really interesting to see how the Faux Intellectual PhD reacts when this so-called *black* man gets elected and he, and many others, come to the realization that John McLame GAVE it to him…”

    I will have to stay on my knees for four years if “this so-called *black* man gets elected”.

    I take that back, my knees are in too bad of shape to stay on them, but I can sure walk and pray! because iff Obama does get in office, like ptg said,”The next four years are going to be tough.” Probably tougher than anyone can know!

  24. comment number 24 by: TexasFred

    And just to make it VERY clear, I wouldn’t vote for Obama if he was the ONLY candidate running…

    Look at my endorsements in the sidebar, Bob Barr, a white guy and a Libertarian, then we have Michael Williams, a black man, and a Conservative republican. And I am endorsing Rick Noriega for the U.S. Senate, Rick is a Dem, and of some Hispanic decent I am guessing, makes no difference, he IS an American and served in the Texas National Guard, he attained the rank of LTC and served in combat situations, and last but not least, Judge John Creuzot, a black Democrat running for re-election in Dallas County.

    Yeah, I’m a racist, a real racist, look at the candidates I am supporting.. Only a racist would support candidates of such a varied background… I guess I need to work on that racist persona a bit more, hating Obama just isn’t enough I think… :?

    I have told people since the day I got involved in blogging, I DO NOT belong to ANY party, I can’t and won’t support the platform of ANY party, but the Libertarians platform is so close to my own beliefs that it’s just not funny.

    I do NOT vote for the party ticket, I vote for the individual candidate that I feel can best represent ME, my family, my state and my nation, it’s just that simple!

  25. comment number 25 by: ptg

    Amen, Fred. No party owns me, either.

  26. comment number 26 by: BobF

    When I look at a candidate, two of the main things I look at are:
    1. Where do they stand on gun control; support 2nd Amendment
    2. Where do they stand on abortion; against abortion on demand.

    If their views agree with mine on these two issues, then they will most likely agree with the rest of them. Sometimes a good person has to run Democrat to get elected because the people in their district are too stupid to study the issues and only vote party lines.

  27. comment number 27 by: jd3

    It runs in the family doesn’t it cuz….you know I have long been an independent…..and very against our two party system….we all get tired of voting for the candidate that least offends us or the one we figure will do the least damage….it has been a long time since I voted for a “positive” ..the start of the two party system pretty well was the end of choices for the voters……it is pretty well given that no one outside of the party candidates would ever get elected….so do we vote our conscience and throw away a vote against one candidate?…..or do we vote for someone we don’t want just to stop the other candidate?….oh well…at least we vote…

  28. comment number 28 by: Bloviating Zeppelin

    I’ll keep it distilled:

    At this point: 1 vote for anyone other than McCain/Palin = 1 vote for Obama/Biden.

    Simple as that.


  29. comment number 29 by: Bloviating Zeppelin

    EVERYTHING ELSE matters not.


  30. comment number 30 by: TexasFred

    JD, I have long been an Independent as well, but I was biting the bullet, taking one for the team, all that bullshit, well, McLame is screwing the team, and I knew it was coming, long before it actually happened…

    And I know Dad was the same way, yours was too, to hell with the party, the candidate is ALL that matters…

    And as you said, a vote is a vote, and Barr, while NOT the perfect candidate, and NONE of em are, he will get my vote, he may not be perfect but he’s not a goddamned socialist, McCain is…

    I turned on John Cornyn when he voted for the bailout, I turned on Kay Bailey Hutchison on the immigration bullshit and split even further when she voted FOR the socialization of America, and I said then, I will NOT support ANY candidate that voted FOR nor will I support any Texas site that supports a socialist Senator…

    I may not be making the right choice, some seem to think so, some have sent me email and messages of encouragement, but regardless of the final outcome, I will be able to look ME in the eye and say with pride, I did NOT support the socialization of this once great nation!

    And 4 years from now, maybe there will be some Americans that look back on this bullshit and say *Whoa*, and take a vow to never let this same debacle happen again…

  31. comment number 31 by: TexasFred

    BZ, opinions are just like ASSHOLES… We all have one…

    1 vote for anyone other than McCain and Palin is a vote for the person you voted for!

    And let me make this crystal clear, I let you and a few others talk me into doing something that went completely against MY grain and beliefs…

    Everything else matters not? No BZ, here’s what matters most: To thine own self be true… Can YOU say that you have been??

    IF you have to hold your nose to vote, grit your teeth, bite your tongue, close your eyes, puke in a bucket and take a shower when you’re done just to be able to justify voting for McCain, NO, you can’t, it means that you, and several million others, haven’t done all the work that we ALL should have done and demanded a MUCH better candidate from the RNC, and yeah, I DO include ME in that!!

    We all screwed up, it’s just that I told ALL of you, from the start, McLame is NOT the one… And none of you listened…

    And one other thing, ‘A vote for McCain is a vote for Palin in reality’… BULLSHIT… Suppose he lives another 8 years?? She’s nothing more than eye candy and exactly what ALL VP’s are, a backup!

  32. comment number 32 by: Bluto

    Well, time for me to chime in….hehehe.

    A *LONG* time ago, this election became an election where my ONLY decision was who I was going to vote Against.

    I never once thought that any of the candidates, other than maybe Tom Tancredo, had my interests in mind. And all I knew about him was his stance on the border. I’ve never liked McCain. I’m from Arizona too, and I STILL don’t like him, never really have. He’s just like any other blowing-with-the-wind politician, and will say or do anything to get elected, and really has no core beliefs. I despise that. I despise McCain.

    So back to where I began…this election comes down to who I’m going to vote AGAINST. The answer is simple. I’m voting against Obama, not *for* McCain.

    Politics. I feel dirty now. Time for a beer.

  33. comment number 33 by: Patrick Sperry

    Have one for me as well Bluto, and yes, I still have that post nominating YOU for POTUS! :D

    Folks? Sometimes you just have to stand your ground, and do what is right. I am still going to do a write in and I could care less what that results in. I told people about Bush in 99 and my opinion has not changed a single iota.

    I have said much the same about McCain, and nothing at all has changed…

  34. comment number 34 by: Bluto

    Hey, I’d vote for myself, but I don’t want the goshdarned* job.

  35. comment number 35 by: Bluto

    So…now that we’ve got (almost) all of our bitching out, I have a question.

    Is this the worst choice of candidates you’ve ever seen in your lifetime?????

  36. comment number 36 by: TexasFred

    Bluto, absolutely… This is the most pathetic wad of bullshit the American people could ever have to sort through…

    If McCain and HUSSEIN are the best that the RNC and the DNC can offer up, we are screwed, no matter which one gets in…

    America should be ashamed of itself…

  37. comment number 37 by: Bluto

    The only good thing that’s come out of this election is Palin, and once the media got it’s scabby little claws in to her all people think of is the SNL show.

    Frankly, I’m not so much ashamed as I am disgusted.

  38. comment number 38 by: AlexusF

    I understand the dislike of McCain. I dont like him much either but in my opinion he is the only thing standing between us and Obama-rule. Once O is in the White House you can bet all of his Socialist/Marxist friends will crawl out from under the rocks hes been hiding them under and all will be lost to us.
    Ok, McCain isnt a conservative and hes been a weenie when it comes to FIGHTING but my GOD we cant survive an Obama rule.

    These are scary times and they are about to get scarier.

  39. comment number 39 by: Shooterman

    Well, Fred, as you know by now, I usually say my piece; so here it is. being from Texas, I availed myself of the privilege of voting early by mail. McLame is a douche bag and as such I wasn’t going to vote for him. I don’t do roofs, windows, or DIMS, and though Bob Barr may have been a pretty decent Congresscritter, I did not really care for his personal proclivities, so I wrote in Chuck Baldwin of the Constitution Party and his VP candidate.

    Mclame acts like a man that loves running for the Presidency but surely doesn’t want to win. He and I have something in common; I don’t want him to win either. He may be marginally better than Yomama, but both have sold the American Taxpayer down the river, and both can suck eggs as far as I am concerned.

  40. comment number 40 by: TexasFred

    Shooterman, I have known you a long time, about as long as I have Patrick and Bluto and I think I probably respect you more than damn near ANY person I have ever met on this net thing…

    All I have to say is, YOU VOTED… That is the important part in MY opinion..

    For folks that don’t know, a couple of hurricane seasons ago I was terribly worried about my friend Shooter, I knew there was a big one coming and I let Mr and Mrs Shooter know, our house is about 5 hours from there’s and we had extra bedrooms…

    Not too many people I can say that about, there’s a few, but not too many!!

    And you KNOW who you are I think…

  41. comment number 41 by: Bluto

    Kind of off topic, but has anybody noticed how the “Border” issue has been completely forgotten in this election season?It’s like they forgot that we’re being invaded. I’m so DISGUSTED.

    Actually not off-topic, it just shows how lame our choices are. Two sides of the same socialist coin.

  42. comment number 42 by: Shooterman

    Fred, I hope you know how much your offer was appreciated. Good people offered during Ike, but with our pooch, we rode the mutha out.

  43. comment number 43 by: TexasFred

    Well, dog or not you know you’re ALWAYS welcome here my friend!!