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McCain's Worst or Dumbest Quotes





handfleisch
The latest McCain jaw-dropper deserves mention here, there, everywhere:

McCain: "I know how to" capture Osama Bin Laden.

He said, "I know how to improve our capabilities so that we will capture Osama bin Laden — or put it this way, bring him to justice…We will do it, I know how to do it.”

Watch the video http://www.crooksandliars.com/2008/...ture-bin-laden/

So almost 7 years after the attacks on NY, McCain is waiting til he gets elected president before he lets out his secret on how to get Bin Laden. Totally incredible statement. What low, dumb pandering. What a lie. I wonder how the victims' families feel about McCain using the tragedy this way.

Watch "The Young Turks" take on it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVpYG3SKen8
myleshi
Yep, just like Barry Osama sat in the pew for 20 years and didn't know ol' Jerry was a racist. Either Barry is stupid or lying - take your pick.
lagoon
What an idiot. He's as bad as Bush as lies go. He would just inflame the war situation seeing as he's an old vet.
Bikerman
Here's a few for your collection...
McCain wrote:
We have a lot of work to do. It's a very hard struggle, particularly given the situation on the Iraq-Pakistan border.
Oops - somebody give him a geography lesson...quick!

McCain wrote:
Make it a hundred...That would be fine with me.
Referring to how long (in years) US troops should stay in Iraq.
McCain wrote:
I am a illiterate that has to rely on my wife for all of the assistance I can get.
Talking about new technology (specifically the internet).
This is the man who wants a finger on the button...ohh..err..
http://politicalhumor.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?zi=1/XJ&sdn=politicalhumor&cdn=entertainment&tm=55&f=20&su=p504.1.336.ip_&tt=2&bt=0&bts=0&zu=http%3A//www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/06/11/mccain-admits-he-doesnt-k_n_106478.html
McCain wrote:
You know that old Beach Boys song, Bomb Iran? Bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran.
Ermm...very funny...not!
http://politicalhumor.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?zi=1/XJ&sdn=politicalhumor&cdn=entertainment&tm=16&f=20&su=p504.1.336.ip_&tt=2&bt=0&bts=0&zu=http%3A//www.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3Do-zoPgv_nYg
McCain wrote:
I'm running for president of the United States, because I want to help with family values. And I think that family values are important, when we have two parent families that are of parents that are the traditional family.
Err...what? I only speak English....
McCain wrote:
We should be able to deliver bottled hot water to dehydrated babies.
That'll really help.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DqR7zis99I

PS - as I have previously stated, I have no axe to grind either way - the voters in the US will decide this election, not a Brit like me....I just thought I'd balance some of the anti-Obama stuff...
myleshi
Quote:
Marking the anniversary of the March 1965 "Bloody Sunday" in Selma, Ala., Obama, speaking at a church, said his parents got together "because of what happened in Selma." Obama was born in 1961.


Obama told Larry King on CNN -- asked about that anti-Hillary Rodham Clinton YouTube ad, a doctored version of a spot created for Apple computers -- "We don't have the technical capacity to create something like that."

Obama did not know what he was talking about. Any professional media consultant can manipulate images on video. Turns out the creator -- unmasked last week as a political operative who worked for a firm overseeing the technical side of Obama's Web site -- made it at home on a Mac.


Obama, asked if homosexuality was immoral, in the wake of comments by Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Gen. Peter Pace, sidestepped the question. After pressure from gay groups, Obama issued a statement stating he did not agree with Pace "that homosexuality is immoral."


The Tribune dug this up: Obama, in his memoir, Dreams of My Father, writes of a story in Life magazine that influenced him -- about a black man trying to bleach his skin white. No such article could be found in Life or Ebony.


Another Obama stump line -- he said it again Tuesday morning to the Communications Workers of America here -- is that "I've been long enough in Washington to know that Washington needs to change." He is running against Washington yet his campaign is populated with political professionals who are Washington insiders.


"Well let me be absolutely clear. Israel is a strong friend of Israel's," he said, according to a transcript of the press conference.
He said this during his press conference in Amman, Jordan. I guess, Israelites are ecstatic about this announcement. Can you imagine if McCain had said this? it would have been blamed to his age, but with St. Barry, it's because he is a bit tired!


The next meeting was with Knesset member/Likud Party Chair Benjamin Netanyahu, who asked Obama how he was feeling. "I could fall asleep standing up," Obama said, according to Bloomberg News' Tel Aviv correspondent Jonathan Ferziger

Can you imagine if McCain had said this?


Barry still need his training wheels, and needs more babysitters now than ever before. This time around his baby-sitters are journalists, news paper publishers and editors and his 300 foreign policy advisors.


Can you really make sense of this sentence? this is what he said today to ABCNews, "Had those political factors not occurred, I think that my assessment would have been correct." Obama has based his candidacy on his judgment and now he has nothing to show for it and he will not admit his lack of judgment.


Boston.com has summed Obama's narcissism pretty well, I just hope people will see it before going to the polls:

"McCain's humility comes through in his book, "Faith of my Fathers," which he wrote at age 63, after completing a career in the US Navy and moving onto politics. Obama wrote the more self-reverential "Dreams from My Father," after he was elected president of the Harvard Law Review."

"There's no such thing as a humble politician. But when Obama looks into the mirror, he doesn't just see a president; he sees JFK."

"Obama finds criticism of his wife "infuriating" and doesn't want either of them to be the target of satire. Tell that to the Carters, the Reagans, the Clintons, and the Bushes, father and son."


edit by rvec: please use quote tags on everything you copy-paste and add the source:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1808287/posts

Now go vote for Barry Osama
liljp617
You defend McCain an awful lot for saying neither candidate is someone you would vote for -.-

I also notice you never give links to your sources...
myleshi
Quote:
I also notice you never give links to your sources...


Horse pucks. My last 3 topics were FULL of links to sources.

Quote:
You defend McCain an awful lot for saying neither candidate is someone you would vote for -.-


I never said that, but I will not vote for Barry.
liljp617
myleshi wrote:
Quote:
I also notice you never give links to your sources...


Horse pucks. My last 3 topics were FULL of links to sources.

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You defend McCain an awful lot for saying neither candidate is someone you would vote for -.-


I never said that, but I will not vote for Barry.

You do everything to tear down Obama and do nothing to tear down McCain. You don't have to vote for Obama, I couldn't care less as I'm not doing so either. But at least attempt to stay on topic as everybody else did in your nonsense threads on Obama.
myleshi
Quote:
You do everything to tear down Obama and do nothing to tear down McCain. You don't have to vote for Obama, I couldn't care less as I'm not doing so either. But at least attempt to stay on topic as everybody else did in your nonsense threads on Obama.


Take a breath before you explode like Jerry Wright.

I don't like McCain either - he's just to the right of Obama, and both are way too liberal for my tastes. However, one or the other will be the next president, I simply can not in good conscience vote for someone with 5 months of full time senate experience and no political experience before that (community activist - what's that).

Obama comes off like a rock star to me, not a statesman, and Mac's no statesman either.

But why should I defend my dislike of Barry to you? Hmm? Laughing
Wuppie
Bikerman wrote:

McCain wrote:
We have a lot of work to do. It's a very hard struggle, particularly given the situation on the Iraq-Pakistan border.
Oops - somebody give him a geography lesson...quick!


I heard this one too, that's really stupid.
myleshi
Right up there with Barry's slip:
Quote:
It is wonderful to be back in Oregon,” Obama said. “Over the last 15 months, we’ve traveled to every corner of the United States. I’ve now been in 57 states? I think one left to go. Alaska and Hawaii, I was not allowed to go to even though I really wanted to visit, but my staff would not justify it.”


Yep, Ol' Barry visted 57 US states...
handfleisch
myleshi wrote:
Right up there with Barry's slip:
Quote:
It is wonderful to be back in Oregon,” Obama said. “Over the last 15 months, we’ve traveled to every corner of the United States. I’ve now been in 57 states? I think one left to go. Alaska and Hawaii, I was not allowed to go to even though I really wanted to visit, but my staff would not justify it.”


Yep, Ol' Barry visted 57 US states...


Hi Myleshi. Could you answer a question for me?

Do rightwingers who cite this quote really think that Obama, a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School, doesn't know how many states there are? Do they really think it was more than just a slip of the tongue?

And don't they understand that by quoting this it makes it seem like they have nothing better to charge Obama with, and so it actually helps Obama?
liljp617
myleshi wrote:
Quote:
You do everything to tear down Obama and do nothing to tear down McCain. You don't have to vote for Obama, I couldn't care less as I'm not doing so either. But at least attempt to stay on topic as everybody else did in your nonsense threads on Obama.


Take a breath before you explode like Jerry Wright.

I don't like McCain either - he's just to the right of Obama, and both are way too liberal for my tastes. However, one or the other will be the next president, I simply can not in good conscience vote for someone with 5 months of full time senate experience and no political experience before that (community activist - what's that).

Obama comes off like a rock star to me, not a statesman, and Mac's no statesman either.

But why should I defend my dislike of Barry to you? Hmm? Laughing

I'm pretty calm...

And you spend time making multiple threads and laughable posts on one candidate you dislike, but say absolutely nothing about the other candidate, and even defend him at times? Your actions don't hold up with your dislike of both candidates Rolling Eyes Why do you never find silly reasons not to vote for McCain and make your posts on the "truth"? Why are you voting for McCain if you dislike him so much and think he won't be President in your best interests?

Once again, I don't care who you are/aren't voting for lol...that information is meaningless to me. I merely wish to know why you smear one candidate you dislike on the level that FoxNews does and say absolutely nothing about the other candidate you dislike?
myleshi
Quote:
Hi Myleshi. Could you answer a question for me?

Do rightwingers who cite this quote really think that Obama, a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School, doesn't know how many states there are? Do they really think it was more than just a slip of the tongue?

And don't they understand that by quoting this it makes it seem like they have nothing better to charge Obama with, and so it actually helps Obama?


Exactly the same thing for McCain.

Taking potshots at these slips are silly, for both candidates, but I would rank Obama's far more confounding than McCain's.

Mr. graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School sat in a pew for 20 years and didn't know Jerry Wright was a racist, so I can see him not knowing how many states there are.
Bikerman
As an outsider I'm more worried about McCain's ignorance on his specialist subject - foreign affairs.
Getting the number of US states wrong in an interview isn't going to kill anyone. Not knowing where Pakistan and Iraq are, well that just might.
McCain also seems to think that Iran is funding and training Al-Qaeda - that is not a slip of the tongue (he's apparently said it at least twice now), it is scary. Reminds me very much of Bush trying to link Iraq with 9/11.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/03/19/mccain-repeats-iranal-qa_n_92349.html

PS - on the subject of racist preachers:
I wonder how many Catholics sat in their pews for years without realising their Priest was sexually abusing small children? I wonder how many Christians sit in church each week to hear the preaching of homophobes? There seems to be a lack of balance on this issue.
I seem to remember that Bush relied on the support of notable religious nut-cases like Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell. Is it suggested that this pair of wackos were not racist bigots?
handfleisch
myleshi wrote:
Quote:
Hi Myleshi. Could you answer a question for me?

Do rightwingers who cite this quote really think that Obama, a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School, doesn't know how many states there are? Do they really think it was more than just a slip of the tongue?

And don't they understand that by quoting this it makes it seem like they have nothing better to charge Obama with, and so it actually helps Obama?


Exactly the same thing for McCain.

Taking potshots at these slips are silly, for both candidates, but I would rank Obama's far more confounding than McCain's.

Mr. graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School sat in a pew for 20 years and didn't know Jerry Wright was a racist, so I can see him not knowing how many states there are.


Well you didn't really answer. I guess you sort of admitted that you were being "silly" in taking a "potshot" at a slip of the tongue by Obama.

To answer your question, I don't think it's taking "potshots" at McCain when we discuss his major misstatements of basic facts. I do believe that McCain is sincerely confused on the subject of energy, Iraq, Iran, the difference between Sunnis vs Shiite Muslims, economics, birth control and all the other things he has repeatedly made erroneous statements about lately, and that is just a short list.

I feel sorry McCain when I see him having trouble speaking (he is older NOW than when Reagan FINISHED office, and Reagan was starting to have "senior moments" his last two years). But I will be more sorry for the USA if they elect him.
ocalhoun
Bikerman wrote:
Reminds me very much of Bush trying to link Iraq with 9/11.

Well, Iraq was implicated as one of the countries involved on the first trade center attack, masterminded by the same man...
Of course, that doesn't automatically mean that Iraq was involved with the second attack, but it would make me suspicious.

Our problem is that we are fighting a war against countries (the only kind we really know how to) when are enemies are small groups and even individuals.
Bikerman
ocalhoun wrote:
Bikerman wrote:
Reminds me very much of Bush trying to link Iraq with 9/11.

Well, Iraq was implicated as one of the countries involved on the first trade center attack, masterminded by the same man...
Of course, that doesn't automatically mean that Iraq was involved with the second attack, but it would make me suspicious.
Well, I can't comment on what you find suspicious. All I can say is that Iraq was not involved in 9/11. Your own security/intelligence agencies said so and, eventually, Bush himself admitted so.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A47812-2004Jun16.html
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/140133_bushiraq18.html
liljp617
ocalhoun wrote:
Bikerman wrote:
Reminds me very much of Bush trying to link Iraq with 9/11.

Well, Iraq was implicated as one of the countries involved on the first trade center attack, masterminded by the same man...
Of course, that doesn't automatically mean that Iraq was involved with the second attack, but it would make me suspicious.

Our problem is that we are fighting a war against countries (the only kind we really know how to) when are enemies are small groups and even individuals.

They were falsely implicated as just about every study done at that time showed. The only research done that attempted to tie the Iraqi government to the first attack was done by the American Enterprise Institute. And the woman leading that research is quoted:

Quote:
"Saddam was not only behind the '93 Trade Center attack, but also every anti-American terrorist incident of the past decade, from the bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania to the leveling of the federal building in Oklahoma City to September 11 itself."


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al-Qaeda#Organization_structure_and_membership

So...

Every other research agency of the time completely disproved the AEI's theory...and the quote above pretty much shows how biased and silly the head of the research was.

Furthermore, after our recent invasion of Iraq, every federal Iraqi document was turned over to the Pentagon and there was no evidence of a Saddam/Al-Qaeda relationship.

And just a side note: Al-Qaeda isn't really a "small group," although I see your point in that our military is designed to invade and defeat hostile nations, and the people we're fighting aren't really part of a sovereign nation.

Random fun fact that is quite amazing to me: It has been estimated that 62% of Al-Qaeda members have university level education.
ocalhoun
liljp617 wrote:


Quote:
"Saddam was not only behind the '93 Trade Center attack, but also every anti-American terrorist incident of the past decade, from the bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania to the leveling of the federal building in Oklahoma City to September 11 itself."



Furthermore, after our recent invasion of Iraq, every federal Iraqi document was turned over to the Pentagon and there was no evidence of a Saddam/Al-Qaeda relationship.


Saddam and the Iraqi government being officially involved? Not likely. Its just that I've read of Iraqis being implicated as having a full part in the first trade center bombing, and of them having a meeting with the people who did the Oklahoma city bombing. In books printed before 9/11 and the Iraq war...
I doubt they had any kind of official relationship. If there was anything, it was probably just mutual tolerance, and turning the other way when activities were a bit sketchy. Even if that was true, I very much doubt that they would document anything about it and neglect to burn the documentation when WMD inspections and an invasion were imminent.

But like I said, the enemies are small groups and individuals. They don't need the explicit support of any government or ruler. They just need somewhere where they are tolerated, or at least ignored.
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