Sen. McCain insults Hispanics by referring to them as “you people” at a GOP Hispanic Outreach event

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You can dress him up, but you just can't take him anywhere. "Senator Sore Loser," John McCain, or if you prefer his boyhood nickname, "McNasty" is once again having anger management issues. I have written here before about his penchant for losing his temper and resorting to personal insults and swearing like a sailor.

Think Progress reports ‘Angry’ McCain Referred To Hispanics As ‘You People’ During Outreach Meeting:

On March 11, Sens. John McCain (R-AZ), John Thune (R-SD) and Mel Martinez (R-FL) met with a group of Hispanic business leaders in the Capitol’s Strom Thurmond Room as part of an effort to reach out to Hispanic voters. National Journal is reporting that several participants in the meeting said McCain got “angry” while talking about immigration. At one point, McCain reportedly began referring to Hispanics as “you people“:

“He was angry,” one source said. “He was over the top. In some cases, he rolled his eyes a lot. There were portions of the meeting where he was just staring at the ceiling, and he wasn’t even listening to us. We came out of the meeting really upset.”

McCain’s message was obvious, the source continued: After bucking his party on immigration, he had no sympathy for Hispanics who are dissatisfied with President Obama’s pace on the issue. “He threw out [the words] ‘You people — you people made your choice. You made your choice during the election,’ ” the source said. “It was almost as if [he was saying] ‘You’re cut off!’ We felt very uncomfortable when we walked away from the meeting because of that.”

Thune, Martinez and McCain communications director Brooke Buchanan disputed the idea that McCain lost his temper. “It was a spirited discussion, but this sort of incendiary-type way that some people are characterizing it just doesn’t fit at all the tone of the meeting,” said Thune.

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But, as National Journal notes, “one person’s straight talk is another person’s vitriol”:

But one person’s straight talk is another person’s vitriol. “My hands were shaking,” one source said. “I was nervous as no-end.” The senator’s comments went on for several minutes at least. And by the end of the meeting, another participant, who had supported McCain in last year’s presidential election, was so shaken by the display of temper that he decided it is good that McCain isn’t in the White House.

McCain has lost his temper over the issue of immigration reform before. In 2007, during a private meeting on the issue, a heated McCain told Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), “f*** you.” Echoing Thune’s current defense of McCain, McCain spokesman Danny Diaz dismissed the spat with Cornyn at the time as a “spirited exchange.”

The ingrates; after all he's done for "those people." McCain admitted during a GOP primary debate that he would no longer vote for his own immigration bill, so why is he all bent out of shape? What did he expect? Of course Hispanic voters did not support him. He is an unreliable flip-flopper whose only interest is what's best for John McCain.

McCain proved beyond any reasonable doubt during the presidential campaign that he lacked the requisite temperament and judgment to be president. This is no less true for the office of Senator. Unfortunately, McNasty has already announced that he plans to run again in 2010. Here is one of his new campaign buttons.

McCain button

0 responses to “Sen. McCain insults Hispanics by referring to them as “you people” at a GOP Hispanic Outreach event

  1. AzBlueMeanie

    Copy the graphic and get yourself a button maker; its easy.

  2. Where can I buy of 100 of those in sticker form?

    During my younger Republican days I suffered to have McCain stickers attached to my clothes (I always told my friends, please don’t vote for >this guy<.)

  3. Not too surprising. He did after all refer to Obama as “that one” during the debates.