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  •  Perhaps John will learn to keep a civil tongue (2+ / 0-)
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    about race relations - if he can find one.

    •  I can't stand McCain's actions, especially during (14+ / 0-)

      his 2008 campaign, but see that girl standing between the bride and Meghan? That's McCain's daughter.

      The Bush campaign has already slandered him in regards to race in the 2000 primaries. I don't think we need to do that here.

    •  McCain and racial politics (8+ / 0-)
      in 1991, the McCain family added another daughter through adoption.

      Mrs McCain brought the child to the U.S. from a Bangladesh orphanage when she was just three months old because she needed medical treatment. The McCains later decided to adopt her and named her Bridget.

      Bridget's skin color was targeted during McCain's 2000 campaign for the Republican presidential nomination.

      'A lot of phone calls were made by people who said we should be very ashamed about her, about the color of her skin,' McCain said in a 2000 interview with 'Thousands and thousands of calls from people to voters saying "You know the McCains have a black baby." I believe that there is a special place in hell for people like those.'

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      McCain's fellow Republicans, specifically Karl Rove and his Presidential rival George Bush exploited racial politics in 2000, by attacking the McCain's adopted daughter but John McCain appears to have a particular distaste for that.

      "I am not interested in picking up crumbs of compassion thrown from the table of someone who considers himself my master. I want the full menu of rights." (From "You Said a Mouthful" by Bishop Desmond Tutu - South African bishop & activist, b.1931)

      by FiredUpInCA on Mon Jun 03, 2013 at 10:24:47 PM PDT

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      •  He makes racist comments but isn't racist? Huh? (4+ / 0-)
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        McCain blames some Arizona wildfires on illegal immigrants

        U.S. Sen. John McCain is blaming illegal immigrants for starting some of the wildfires that have scorched hundreds of thousands of acres in Arizona.

        "There is substantial evidence that some of these fires have been caused by people who have crossed our border illegally," McCain, R-Arizona, said Saturday at a press conference. "The answer to that part of the problem is to get a secure border."

        The Arizona senator, however, did not say what the evidence is...

        He didn't say what evidence he had because there wasn't any:
        A U.S. Forest Service official said today there is no evidence that illegal immigrants started some of the wildfires in Arizona, as Sen. John McCain had claimed.

        Tom Berglund, spokesman for the federal group managing the Wallow fire that McCain toured Saturday, said the cause of the fire has been determined as "human," specifically an "escaped campfire," meaning the campfire sparked beyond the confines of the rocks containing it.

        Two "subjects of interest" have been spoken to, but as of now, no suspect has been named, Berglund said. When asked if there is substantial evidence that some fires were caused by illegal immigrants, as McCain said at a news conference Saturday, Berglund said: "Absolutely not, at this level."

        Then there was this:
        John McCain Tweets Racist 'Monkey' Joke, Gets Slapped Down by Another Republican Congressman
        So Ahmadinejad wants to be first Iranian in space - wasn't he just there last week? "Iran launches monkey into space"…
        — John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) February 4, 2013
        So while I'm gratified to learn of his adopted daughter, I still think he's a racist asshat. He seems like the old Texan I saw in Houston who's comfortable and familiar with Hispanics but calls African Americans "boy."

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