I’m a lot more sympathetic to John McCain than many around here, but why do all these fuckers have to qualify decent, human, laudable sentiments with “but I’m not a bleeding heart liberal”:
“Oh, I think they’re terrible. But the consequences for the country are worse. Are we going to sit around — 11 million people? Do you know how some of these people are exploited? You know, pick up a guy on the corner and have him work all day, and then say, ‘To heck with you, I’m not paying you. Call the cops if you don’t like it.’ I mean, they have no protections of our law and our society. I’m no bleeding-heart liberal; you know that. But, my god, we need to resolve this issue.” — John McCain
McCain is completely right about the plight of undocumented workers, and good on him on for saying this. Maybe it’s time to admit that, at this juncture, having any kind of compassion for other makes you a bleeding-heart liberal.
Jim, Foolish Literalist
I think if McCain could get over his grandiose delusions and bitterness and mercurial temperament, he might be a decent Republican, not a Rockefeller Republican, not even a Dick Lugar Republican, but a Bob Dole Republican, as in, frequently not a dick. He would also require some kind of massive epiphany to make him realize that he is not, in fact, a foreign policy sage. Also, too, he needs to apologize to the country for Palin. So, as things stand, I don’t have much sympathy for him.
John McCain is nothing close to a bleeding heart liberal. Hell, the fact that he’s considered somewhat of a moderate in the current GOP should tell you how whacked out the GOP is. John McCain knows that that he’s more than likely going to have a tough race in 2016 and especially more so if he doesn’t do something for the Hispanics in AZ.
Did Jake Tapper, the possible anal-raping pedophile, enjoy the tire swing at John McCain’s ranch?
A Ghost To Most
John McCain – anal-raping journophile?
Sorry, wrong thread.
Is John McCain an anal-raping pedophile? Clearly it’s—wait, what?
Oh, sorry. Gotta stay on message.
A broken clock, twice a day and all that.
McCain is a soulless fuck.
It’s called posturing.
John McCain gave us Sarah Palin. John McCain can eat a bag of salted dicks. Whatever source of humor that can be sourced from her does not obscure the fact that John McCain put a willfully ignorant nitwit in a position to be a heart attack away from assuming the Oval Office. If it were up to me, he’d be tossed in a sack, the sack would then be thrown into a river, and then the river would be hurled into space. Either that or be put in front of one of Sarah Palin’s fictional Death Panels.
You know what? Scratch that. John McCain can eat two bags of salted dicks.
McCain might express the bleeding-heart-liberal sentiment, but will he actually do anything to fix the situation? Hell, no. And I guarantee you that if there are any Hispanics at his wife’s beer distributorship they are overworked, underpaid and probably treated like shit. (If not denied employment in the first place.)
Of course McCain isn’t a bleeding-heart liberal.
That would require having an actual heart, as opposed to the sack of coal in his chest.
Go away, old man.
John McCain – bleeding-heart liberal?
Jake Tapper, alleged anal-raping pedophile, thinks McCain rocks.
I think it’s just an incarnation of Cleek’s Law. McCain can’t say he’s concerned about illegals being exploited full stop because that’s a liberal view of the situation. Which he definitionally opposes!!! So he’s talking about a different kind of compassion. Conservative compassion. Which is, obviously, the opposite of liberal compassion.
Ben Cisco (onboard the Defiant)
Tumbrel ride. That is all.
Gin & Tonic
All I can think of is rusty garden implements. That asshole deserves nothing else.
Fear of the Teahadi Thought Police. Which is why they wail about “political correctness” — projection.
The prophet Nostradumbass
@Gin & Tonic: all we need now is a reference to heads on pikes.
You’re most likely right about that.
Jake Tapper gets his rocks off to McCain? Doesn’t McCain have do die first?
Didn’t he already? Or is it just inside that he’s dead?
That I’m not a bleeding heart liberal thing as alwasy seem to me to be a de facto admission that conservatives are mean-spirited assholes. After all they are saying that they don’t have hearts.
I heard this guy was some kind of prisoner or something. Was he on that show? NUMBER 9! What is your purpose?!
@Redshirt: Yeah, but he doesn’t like to talk about it.
I’m no bleeding heart liberal, but I can’t get behind Jake Tapper until he clears up whether or not he’s an anal raping pedophile, or that thing with the goat
We all have our weaknesses. I’m more sympathetic to Ted & Helen and Cornerstone than most around here.
It’s nice to admit our failings.
@NotMax: I always thought that “The New Number Two” would make a really good band name.
A couple more quotes from The Prisoner:
@Narcissus: I think I’d rather not be in front of him, either, given his proclivities. Alleged proclivities, I mean.
Don’t all hearts “bleed”, in the sense they pump blood?
@efgoldman: The guy who ran against Flake came pretty damn close and he was an electoral political newbie. AZ has the second largest Mormon population after Utah. Flakes a mormon and Mitt was a mormon. I really think that is what put Flake over the finish line. Also the Hispanic population is only going to be higher in ’16 and my guess is that the white population is going to be less.
‘To heck with you, I’m not paying you. Call the cops if you don’t like it.’
Why, to a Republikkkan that’s just good business. It would be unMurkan to pay a Brown when you could get away with not paying them. It’s what Jesus would do.
@efgoldman: The Non-bleeding heart answer is you’ll need ever more cheap Hispanics in AZ to support continued Old Person growth. If immigration – both legal and illegal – is restricted, well, those lawns aren’t going to leaf blow themselves. Whole condo associations could collapse in unmanicured anarchy.
Tacit acknowledgment that empathy is liberal. They point out how it is so very odd for them to have those qualities, seeing as how they aren’t DFH’s. They don’t interpret it that way of course. They think they are speaking highly of themselves and not telling us something fundamental about people who aren’t liberals.
@efgoldman: at the rate that the old folks are moving to AZ they’re also dying off in our “dry heat” at roughly the same rate. Whereas the youngsters in the state are an indication that AZ is growing more and more hispanic (despite SB 1070, which nobody is enforcing because it’s fucking ludicrous). Carmona made a good run at Flake but Jeff had the advantage of the East Valley Mormon Mafia and the fact that he hadn’t done anything egregious except partake in a couple of trip junkets, which are perfectly acceptable if you’re not an Blah President. Since that time, Flake has reneged on the Gun Safety pledge (not as big a winner here in AZ since we passed a state handgun designation instead of a large clip restriction post the Giffords assassination attempt, hey it’s AZ) but has also had his son get some unwelcome attention due to his hate speech debacle online (kids these days). Johnny Maverick was lucky in that they had a R plant running against him last time and his kabuki regarding Immigration reform is just that. Remember, four years ago, it was “build the damn fence” now that we’ve essentially trapped 11M people in the country, he now starts to wonder wtf are we going to do with them. Before the “damn fence”, many of those people moved with the seasons picking up agricultural or construction work before returning home, guess what, now they can’t. Does it mean that it’s still not a problem, no, it’s just that his histrionics and political posturing made it worse. Unfortunately that was the seat that Giffords was supposedly aspiring to before Loughner brought that part of her career to an end, Goddard was unable to unseat Cactus Barbie despite her showing that she shouldn’t be allowed a ten key much less the Governor’s chair, so it’s unknown who would step up, Carmona again? Napolitano? Goddard? it’s hard to say and who knows what the future will bring but AZ is trending blue, slowly but surely as the GOTV is hard at work in the hispanic communities (thanks Sheriff Joe!) and out on the Rez, as the boots on the ground are trying to bring political activism to the Nations (and they sure as hell could use it, no jobs and no power and no voice).
Rather be a bleeding-heart liberal than a bleeding-on-the-brain conservative.
gfys ball juice doug you fukin concern troll dikhead. You seem to have a lot of these stupid “I dislike repubs as much as anyone but sometimes I think they are awesome” comments.
Again… you and “Christie is awesome” wr0ng [email protected] Cole can gfys.
So John McCain hasn’t noticed what his party’s project has been for the last 30+ years?
The ideological acceptability patrol has to ever make sure [to intervene in case] someone veers too far from moderated humanity to dangerous and radically transformative levels of decency.
If you’re somewhat human to those currently exploitable non-documented working population, why, how are we to know that your next step isn’t to appropriate all the 2nd vacation houses of the rich and give them away?
Likewise, if you oppose some military intervention you need to shout I’M NOT SOME KIND OF PACIFIST as though we’re ever on the edge of surrendering to Hitler’s forces waiting offshore, because our nation has sooooooo frequently fallen into the trap of total pacifism.
We must ensure to maintain strict and harshly patrolled borders between the minimally acceptable levels of humanity entering into our political discourse and the presumed next step into free love libertinism and pacifist soshullist Hugo Chavezism or whatever.