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Michigan BOOS John McCain… TWICE



Michelle Malkin has the details: McCain Booed in Michigan… TWICE

Mr. Shamnesty-Short Fuse almost walked off the stage during a campaign event with the AFL-CIO in Michigan. Audience members didn’t like his soft-on-illegal immigration blather. They booed. He pouted:

Sen. John McCain threatened Tuesday to cut short a speech to union leaders who booed his immigration views and later challenged his statements on organized labor and the Iraq war.

“If you like, I will leave,” McCain told the AFL-CIO’s Building and Construction Trades Department, pivoting briefly from the lectern. He returned to the microphone after the crowd quieted.

“OK, then please give me the courtesy I would give you.”

And what would the profanity-spewing McCain know about courtesy towards those with whom he disagress on immigration?


…the senator outlined his position on the Senate immigration debate, saying tougher border enforcement must be accompanied by guest-worker provisions that give illegal immigrants a legal path toward citizenship.

Murmurs from the crowd turned to booing. “Pay a decent wage!” one audience member shouted.

“I’ve heard that statement before,” McCain said before threatening to leave.

Afterward, the senator said he offered to cut his speech short “because I wanted to be heard.”

Cutting off debate with anti-amnesty opponents: It’s the McCain/open borders way.

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McCain was also booed at a conservative gathering in Livonia, Michigan, over the weekend, according to CNS News:

Sen. John McCain of Arizona, winner of last Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary, drew cheers and jeers from an audience of over 500 conservative activists in Michigan over the weekend.

[ … ] McCain was one of three Republican presidential hopefuls, [ … ] to visit the Americans for Prosperity Summit held Saturday in the Detroit suburb of Livonia.

McCain was alternately cheered and jeered by the vocal, pro-growth, “limit-the-government” activist crowd. He was cheered for his military service and for his pledges to maintain a strong defense, to cut taxes and to veto earmarks, but he was booed for his stances on immigration and the environment…

…McCain, who engaged the audience in a lengthy Q&A period, drew howls of protest and boos when he expressed support for allowing most illegal aliens to stay in the United States and when he opposed against any form of protectionism.

I will be getting up early to go stand in line to place my vote for Fred Thompson tomorrow. And I trust the majority of my fellow Michigan voters will be supporting Mitt Romney and Fred Thompson as well. Fred Thompson will not win the State, but since Michigan went against the GOP’s Primary rules, the delagates will be split among the candidates who garner votes. So I intend to place my vote to help get Fred Thompson some more delegates (in addition to those he earned in Wyoming.)

GO FRED! and GO MITT! And I hope McShamnesty crashes and burns here in Michigan tomorrow.

Dan Riehl at Riehl World View also comments:

While I’m not a big fan of protesting during a speech, there is something to be said for free speech. It shouldn’t include being brow beaten with a now tired response from John McCain. He continues to use an exceptional case to close down debate on illegal immigration. And his temperament in doing it doesn’t really play well at all.

If he wants to yell and curse at his colleagues in the Senate, it’s their business if they want to put up with it. But how long before this guy really goes off on someone in the heat of a national campaign?

It is only a matter of time before John McCain has a Dean Scream moment and his campaign will be OVAH. This man is a loose cannon and an arrogant, angry and intolerant man who has no business running for President.


January 14, 2008 , 8:41PM - Posted by | 2008 Presidential Election, Global Warming, Illegal Immigration, John McCain, Taxes

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