Sunday, April 05, 2009

"That One" Rounds on "You People".

It's yet another example, as if one were needed, of the temperament of the man that the Republicans attempted to install in the White House with the inane Sarah Palin as his VP.

But, with his latest outburst, one really does start to wonder if John McCain has a problem with people of colour.

“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.”

"You people". That's not a million miles away from his comment to Obama during the last debate when he referred to him as, "That one!"

Of course, the McCain team are anxious to dismiss this as a fuss over nothing.
Regarding the use of the phrase “you people,” Buchanan said it was “in response to a question about people in general who had voted for Obama and was not meant to refer to Hispanics.” To imply otherwise is “character assassination,” said Buchanan.
That would be easier to believe if I did not already have the phrase, "That one" running through my head.

And even if he was simply referring to Obama supporters as opposed to Hispanics, there is still the feeling that the US dodged a bullet as far as this man's temper is concerned.
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.
Even former supporters are relieved, after meeting him, that this man didn't win the election.

Buchanan admitted that there had been a "spirited discussion" and left it at that. Thank God the White House is being run by a cool man who doesn't fly off the handle like McCain obviously does.

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