Sen. McCain to protesters: ‘…you low-life scum’

It was old-timers day at the Capitol in Washington today when Sen. John McCain’s Armed Services Committee held a hearing to hear from three former secretaries of state: Henry Kissinger, George Schultz, and Madeline Albright.

Then the Code Pink protesters started chanting and McCain had had enough.

  • Gary F

    I’m not always a McCain fan, but he hit this one out of the park. Good for him.

    Old timers, including the people who are still stuck in the late 60’s and early 70’s. Do they have jobs in the real world? Or are they paid by Code Pink?

  • kevinfromminneapolis

    Could we re-do the 2008 election today?

    • McCain could’ve won that election if he’d been the John McCain who gave the concession speech instead of the one pushed way over to the right by the smartest people in the room. But, then again, I suppose he would’ve lost some Republican support if he’d done that.

      since then, I never know which McCain I’m watching.

      • Dave

        I don’t think he’s been the McCain you’re thinking of since at least 2000.

      • Chris

        After 8 years of Bush/Cheney, McCain never had a chance. Obama led all the way and Palin sealed the deal. Have we forgotten already what a huge debacle the Iraq invasion was? If McCain had his way we would have been bombing Iran and invading Syria and Libya.

        • Polling data is stupid data and I don’t know why the American media continues to present it as if we elect presidents by popular vote. We don’t.

          The reality of presidential politics is only a few states matter — at least at the moment. Pennsylvania, Ohio, Florida.

          Other states come and go on that list — Colorado, Michigan, Virginia, N. Carolina etc.

          Obama sailed in Pennsylvania, won Ohio by just 4%, and Florida by just 2.5%.

          That’s 47 electoral votes. Take those 47 EVs away from Obama and give them to McCain and now there’s still a 97 vote difference.

          And that’s where I think you’re right. Selecting Palin sealed the deal. GOP lost Indiana and North Carolina should’ve been GOP locks.

          Now it’s a 45 EV difference.

          But the game was over because McCain had to play to what he perceived as his base, which always has been the problem with McCain. Which one is he doing to be today?

          • Chris

            I think you’re misunderestimating how much people were running from the GOP in 2008. Sure we can imagine some world where McCain ran a better campaign but it was uphill all the way. Obama’s early opposition to the Iraq invasion counted for a lot.

    • Dave

      Why? So you could vote again for the senior citizen and the barbie doll?

    • Jerry

      Considering that he has wanted to go to war with every country that has looked at us funny, I’m glad that he lost.

    • Chris

      That’s a pure troll question but I’ll bite. I would be willing to bet if you asked every person who voted in 2008, would they change their vote to the McCain/Palin ticket if they had to do it over, very very few would say yes.

  • Jim G

    Apparently, free speech is allowed in the Senate only when it is convenient and in agreement with the prevailing ideology of the presiding Senator. I couldn’t believe my ears. “Get out of here, you low life scum…” is a new low for this former presidential candidate. American democracy dodged a bullet when we elected his opponent.

    • shleigh

      Yeah – almost as troubling as the ‘low life scum’ comment is where he said “I apologize for allowing such disgraceful behavior”. I didn’t realize he got to decide who, how, about what and towards whom Americans get to peacefully protest…

  • Dave

    Look at his face after he said it. “Heh…whadya think of that…did I do good?”

    Piece of work, old Johnny. Did you know he served in Nam?

  • Jeff

    I’m happy that I live in a country where protesters can do what they did and not be beaten by the police. They made their point, they didn’t hurt anyone or anything, and they moved on peacefully. The part of the video that made me uncomfortable is when McCain called them “low-life scum”. Why be disrespectful? Why be a bully? It’s not like Kissinger isn’t without controversy or that it is a surprise that some people feel very strongly that he is responsible for some horrible things.

  • Mark

    Those four fossils. What a rogue’s gallery.