Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – special Trump boats are-a-comin’ edition

Jesus fuck.

If the crazy keeps escalating, I’m gonna have to hire some staff.

By poop-u-lar demand of the commenters on yesterday’s post – an Obsession special edition:  Three No-Trump!

Let’s get to it:

Donald Trump Says McCain No War Hero: ‘I Like People Who Weren’t Captured’
The Daily Caller ^ | 7-18-2015 | Jamie Weinstein

Posted on ‎7‎/‎18‎/‎2015‎ ‎12‎:‎16‎:‎30‎ ‎PM by servo1969

Donald Trump escalated his feud with Republican Arizona Sen. John McCain Saturday in a way that probably wasn’t the most politically astute.

Appearing at the 2015 Family Leadership Summit in Iowa, Trump decided to make the case that McCain is not a war hero. Asked by moderator Frank Luntz why he would call a war hero like McCain a “loser,” Trump replied, “He’s not a war hero.”

“He’s a war hero because he was captured,” Trump said sarcastically. “I like people who weren’t captured, I hate to tell you.”

McCain spent five and a half years in a North Vietnamese prison where he was routinely tortured after his plane was shot down during the Vietnam War.

After hearing boos from the crowd, Trump backed off a bit: “Perhaps he’s a war hero but right now he said some very bad things about a lot of people.”

Trump was referring to McCain calling the people who attended Trump’s recent immigration rally in Arizona “crazies.”

“This performance with our friend out in Phoenix is very hurtful to me,” McCain recently told the New Yorker magazine, speaking of Trump’s July 11 rally. “Because what he did was he fired up the crazies.”

The Washington Post reported Friday that Trump is trying to recruit a primary challenger in Arizona to try to defeat McCain in his 2016 re-election bid.

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On the one hand, never disparage a POW for being a POW. Bad move, Trump.On the other hand, F John McCain! Just because he was a POW doesn’t mean he has any business being a Senator. He’s been riding that horse for decades.

1 posted on ‎7‎/‎18‎/‎2015‎ ‎12‎:‎16‎:‎30‎ ‎PM by servo1969
Ah – the dichotomy in a nutshell.
Say you respect veterans (especially ones shot down in combat and tortured by the enemy), but on the other hand, McLame RINO traitorAARGHAARGHKILLHIMMAKEHIMGOAWAYRINOOOOOOOOO!!
To: servo1969

Hurtful.

The word of the day.

2 posted on 7‎/‎18‎/‎2015‎ ‎12‎:‎18‎:‎51‎ ‎PM by NormsRevenge (SEMPER FI!! – Monthly Donors Rock!!)

I was kind of leaning toward “dumbass”, myself.
To: servo1969

There are so many better ways he could have slammed McLame.

3 posted on 7‎/‎18‎/‎2015‎ ‎12‎:‎18‎:‎58‎ ‎PM by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that’s how you sell clothing…..)

Well, that didn’t take long.
To: servo1969

It’s fine line to walk

You can’t criticize them unless you were there beside them

Yet some sure pimp their wartime experiences like McCain and Kerry

What Trump said is like something Patton would have said

5 posted on ‎7‎/‎18‎/‎2015‎ ‎12‎:‎19‎:‎14‎ ‎PM by wardaddy (Mark Levin…..I love him…but he is ignorant of Dixie)

…if Patton had inherited billions, never served in the military and worn a hair helmet instead of a real one.
Otherwise, identical!
To: servo1969

I don’t like McCain’s politics but this is over the top. Trump is too much into personal shots. I don’t mind the political shots, but we don’t need elementary school taunts in a presidential candidate.

28 posted on 7‎/‎18‎/‎2015‎ ‎12‎:‎28‎:‎12‎ ‎PM by Starstruck (I’m usually sarcastic. Deal with it.)

Do SO!
Of course, The Donald’s minions swarm to his defense:
To: servo1969

He’s a war hero all right—for the North Vietnamese. He crashed several planes and severely damaged an aircraft carrier, almost sinking it.

60 posted on 7‎/‎18‎/‎2015‎ ‎12‎:‎44‎:‎46‎ ‎PM by Fiji Hill

To: servo1969
Trump went too far on that one.But, name some of the great POW war heroes from WWII, or Korea, or WWI.

Oh, I dunno.

Daniel Streckler, James Stockdale, Clifford Acree, Louis Zemperini (you may have heard of him) John Malcom “mad Jack” Thorpe, Gurbaksh Singh, Everett Alvarez, Jr., Douglas Bader, James Hargest, Erich Hartmann, James Robinson “Robbie” Risner, Charles Upham (my personal fave) – shall I go on?

You can’t, because hero status from most all wars was achieved in battle, not in a POW camp.

67 posted on 7‎/‎18‎/‎2015‎ ‎12‎:‎46‎:‎24‎ ‎PM by Will88

Much more after the Stammlager

To: stanne
He will have to walk that one back.When has Trump ever walked a stupid comment back? He’ll just attack anyone who dares criticize him for this.

75 posted on 7‎/‎18‎/‎2015‎ ‎12‎:‎48‎:‎24‎ ‎PM by DoodleDawg
Izzat so?
What do you think, Jim Rob?

Hey Fox News girly men talking heads: Trump Apologize? Jim Robinson Posted on 7/20/2015, 9:27:29 PM by Jim Robinson

Jim Rob is here – to Pump – you UP!

HansUndFranz

Never!

Vote out the Obama enabling quisling RINO amnesty pimps!

Enforce the law!

Secure the borders!

FUBO!!

FUGOPE!!

1 posted on 7/20/2015, 9:27:29 PM by Jim Robinson
OMFUG! CBGBs! ROFLMAO! BOMARC! LSMFT!
To: servo1969
And Rush thought that Perot was a hand grenade with a bad haircut.
84 posted on 7‎/‎18‎/‎2015‎ ‎12‎:‎51‎:‎10‎ ‎PM by M Kehoe
BanHimTrump
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To: servo1969

I’m no John McCain fan, but what Trump said is pathetic.

The man did five years in the Hanoi Hilton and for that he deserves better.

We can, do, and will disagree with him politically, but everyone who has been a POW has been disparaged by a guy looking to score cheap political points.

89 posted on 7‎/‎18‎/‎2015‎ ‎12‎:‎55‎:‎48‎ ‎PM by Colonel_Flagg (“No social transformation without representation.” – Justice Antonin Scalia)

To: stanne
If he loves the military the way he says he does and he wants credit for it, he’ll find himself in a hole with the vets.There are, what, one or two Republican candidates who put on a uniform? I’m certainly not going to criticize someone who didn’t serve, I didn’t, but by not serving I think they’ve waived the right to criticize the service of those who did. Trump can slam McCain for his stand on the issues and his votes in the Senate, but for him to say that McCain wasn’t a hero because he was captured is way beyond the pale.

90 posted on 7‎/‎18‎/‎2015‎ ‎12‎:‎56‎:‎26‎ ‎PM by DoodleDawg
Commie.
To: servo1969

I am no fan of McCain, but for Donald “Five Deferments” Trump to disparage POWs, implying they were somehow at fault for being captured is disgraceful.

Stick a fork in him.

134 posted on 7‎/‎18‎/‎2015‎ ‎1‎:‎26‎:‎36‎ ‎PM by Above My Pay Grade

Trumpaholics – stand your ground!
To: wardaddy

> “You can’t criticize them unless you were there beside them”

Admiral Stockdale was there with all of them and he said McCain was no hero.

115 posted on 7‎/‎18‎/‎2015‎ ‎1‎:‎12‎:‎55‎ ‎PM by Hostage (ARTICLE V)

For reals?
To: Hostage

Adm. Stock dale on McCain: In fact, a few weeks ago I received a call from an old friend who is also close to the George W. Bush campaign soliciting comments on Mr. McCain’s “weaknesses.” As I told that caller, I think John McCain is solid as a rock.

And I consider it blasphemy to smudge the straight-arrow prisoner-of-war record of a man who was near death when he arrived at Hoa Loa prison 1967: both arms broken, left leg broken, left shoulder broken by a civilian with a rifle butt.

http://www.miafacts.org/mccain_2.htm

136 posted on 7‎/‎18‎/‎2015‎ ‎1‎:‎26‎:‎48‎ ‎PM by JimSEA

Oops.
To: servo1969
Last time Trump was thinking about running, the media dug up his draft records.Donald Trump’s Own Secret: Vietnam Draft Records

It’s not much of a secret, but you can tell from the article just how much they hate him.

Donald is part of what you might call the “glass house generation” and probably shouldn’t be throwing stones even at one particular veteran and POW.

Does Trump’s scattershot, “what I’m thinking right now” approach really make people confident that he’ll be able to focus on the country’s problems if he gets elected? Could it be he’s going to keep up the flame wars and little feuds even from the White House? Like Obama with Fox News only more so?

148 posted on 7‎/‎18‎/‎2015‎ ‎1‎:‎35‎:‎08‎ ‎PM by x
…aaand a torso – even more so…..
To: ScottWalkerForPresident2016

Trump needs a filter installed between his brain and his mouth, he’s like my senile father-in-law.

50 posted on ‎7‎/‎18‎/‎2015‎ ‎2‎:‎16‎:‎05‎ ‎PM by ApeStyle

yelling_at_cloud
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To: Savage Beast
Trump also fails completely to declare his positions on Obamacare, the homosexual agenda/religious freedom, “global warming” and the environmentalist agenda, Common Core, the minimum wage, or limited government conservatism.For people who crave validation of their own anger and frustration, Trump is great.

For people who crave a candidate upon whom it’s easy to project virtually any gratifying political philosophy, Trump is great.

For people who want to see America begin a long, fundamental restoration toward her original limited government with God-given rights Constitutional foundations openly established along Judeo-Christian values, Ted Cruz is the sole candidate.

51 posted on 7‎/‎18‎/‎2015‎ ‎2‎:‎16‎:‎11‎ ‎PM by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. — Psalm 119:105)
You guys gonna let them talk about your non-war hero like that?
To: BenLurkin

IIRC, McAmnesty was a bit of a, to put it generously, a troubled pilot, and he had to bail on his damaged F-4. He was an unnecessary risk taker, and that’s what got him shot down in the first place.

McAmnesty has overplayed his war hero status and it’s time for the “maverick” to STFU and retire. He has been the source of much failure in the Republican coalition to hold the line.

I reference his reference to Sen. Cruz as a wacko-bird, and other sellouts of Republicans, and of the people as a whole.

55 posted on ‎7‎/‎18‎/‎2015‎ ‎2‎:‎18‎:‎16‎ ‎PM by Ouderkirk (To the left, everything must evidence that this or that strand of leftist theory is true)
To: ScottWalkerForPresident2016

F juan mccain.
He started it.
He is as evil as the day is long.
The vc can have him back.

63 posted on 7‎/‎18‎/‎2015‎ ‎2‎:‎22‎:‎56‎ ‎PM by Post5203 (You can’t spell liberal without the letters L I A R)

To: ScottWalkerForPresident2016
I despise that whack job McCain as much as any other Freeper, but mocking a POW crosses the line.Just last week I predicted that Trump would eventually implode from Foot in Mouth syndrome.

This is a lot quicker than I thought.

Cruz 2016!!!!!!!

69 posted on 7‎/‎18‎/‎2015‎ ‎2‎:‎28‎:‎04‎ ‎PM by catfish1957 (I display the Confederate Battle Flag with pride in honor of my brave ancestors who fought w/ valor)
To: ScottWalkerForPresident2016

Having had his 700 mph plane hit by a SAM, breaking one’s shoulders on ejection from the cockpit, and then breaking a leg on landing – I’ll give McCain the benefit of the doubt on “having been captured.”

I admire Trump’s willingness to speak his mind, but ultimately, that same habit will cause the blowhard to self-destruct.

84 posted on 7‎/‎18‎/‎2015‎ ‎2‎:‎37‎:‎30‎ ‎PM by PGR88

To: Marie
Trump was defending US against an anti-American, political RINO.

Exactly right.

Mclame has been a Demoncrat mole within the Republican party for 30 years now. Fark him and Go Trump!!

I remember a great freeper post not too long ago……“If only the north Vietnamese had better aim” –America would have been saved from this POS.

108 posted on ‎7‎/‎18‎/‎2015‎ ‎2‎:‎59‎:‎57‎ ‎PM by Electric Graffiti (STERILIZE OBOLA VOTERS)
And then – of course :

To: Marie

LOL…

Now he back tracked….yep, Trump has guts all right

At a press availability following his remarks, Trump denied saying that McCain isn’t a war hero and said, “If somebody’s a prisoner, I consider them a war hero.”

So, now is he saying that McCain is a hero for being captured? Go on, Trumpers…spin away.

114 posted on ‎7‎/‎18‎/‎2015‎ ‎3‎:‎03‎:‎12‎ ‎PM by TNMOUTH

To: TNMOUTH
He should never apologize to Mcstain.
ShipSailedYoda
A domestic enemy of the Constitution.Mcstain is mentally ill and should be institutionalized.

124 posted on 7‎/‎18‎/‎2015‎ ‎3‎:‎09‎:‎35‎ ‎PM by Electric Graffiti (STERILIZE OBOLA VOTERS)
I thought Congress was an institution?
And now – Kerry on my wayward son!

Trump Awakens Kerry’s Vietnam Anger With Slam On McCain The Daily Beast ^ | July 19, 2015 | Mike Barnicle Posted on 7/19/2015, 5:22:09 PM by 2ndDivisionVet

The Iran nuclear deal that could prevent a war must have evoked another deal to end a war almost 50 years ago in the Secretary of State.

John Kerry was angry.

“Listen to this. Listen to what Trump just said about John McCain,” Kerry was saying over the phone. “ ‘He’s not a war hero. He’s a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.’ ”

“That’s unbelievable,” Kerry said. “That’s beyond outrageous.”

“John and I have some serious differences on a lot of things but he is nothing other than a hero and a good man. Where was Trump when John got shot down over North Vietnam? In school? At a party? Where was he?”

For many months now, years even, Kerry has been point man in Barack Obama’s attempt to restrict Iran’s plan to develop a nuclear bomb. He has been a walking high wire act, traveling a region that is nothing less than a geographical bonfire filled with the debris of failed nations, countries that have collapsed into chaos and terror largely because of the contrived plans of men like Dick Cheney who dreamed of the day when Saddam Hussein could be toppled. The conservative ideologues got their wish while the United States got a larger, longer war and the Middle East became an even bigger source of horror and death….

1 posted on 7/19/2015, 5:22:09 PM by 2ndDivisionVet
To: 2ndDivisionVet

Great, now we KNOW we are on the right track. I’m so tired of everything happening being a downer for conservatives, ( in favor of liberals). Nice to ruin their day for a change…we need to find more buttons to push! What else would disgust a liberal?

5 posted on 7/19/2015, 5:26:25 PM by ThePatriotsFlag ( Anything FREELY-GIVEN by the government was TAKEN from someone else)

Oh, I think you’re doing pretty good right now.
As you were…

To: 2ndDivisionVetLol! And where was Kerry when McCain was shot down?

Same place The Donald was when HE was shot down?

Oops – sorry – that was by Stormy Daniels, at the Plaza Hotel.

Testifying in Congress about US troop brutality against the Vietcong, raising a toast with the NVA in Paris or throwing some purchased medals over the WH fence?

23 posted on 7/19/2015, 5:32:41 PM by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)

If you were looking for any sudden shame over the disparity between how McCain is treated and how Kerry is treated, you’re going to be looking for a long, long time.
Why?
Because they’re Freepers.
To: DoughtyOne
The only think Kerry earned related to the war was a prison sentence for providing false testimony before the U. s. Senate.I would think that Kerry negotiating with the enemy in Paris while his country was at war and Americans were dying in battle would be even worse. Treason is punishable by death or imprisonment for not less that 5 years.

37 posted on 7/19/2015, 5:39:47 PM by Fresh Wind (Falcon 105)
See? No point in showing you any more of it.  It’s all just like this.
Can we coalesce all this hypocrisy into one succinct statement, please?
To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’ve always thought Trump was kind of a nut, but if both McStain and Kerry hate him, he must be da man!

43 posted on 7/19/2015, 5:44:29 PM by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)

TrumpWinning
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See you guys next Monday.
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9 thoughts on “Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – special Trump boats are-a-comin’ edition

  1. dugglebogey says:

    Awesome. The Creepers never disappoint.

  2. Kevin says:

    Has no one at FR suggested the logical ticket of Trump-Palin?

  3. muddy says:

    What’s with all the sig files, do they think they are on Usenet in 1998? It’s like they each have a personal bumper sticker on their forehead.

  4. Tommy T says:

    Oh – thanks to Monkeyfister for linking us from Crooks and Liars.
    Here’s that $20 I owe ya.

  5. Aaaargh says:

    The hilarity, it burns.

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