McCain booed at CPAC.
Speaking to a right-wing crowd at CPAC today, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) was loudly booed when he mentioned his push for comprehensive immigration reform last year. (A position he has since given up.)
Every year, the CPAC conference gets together conservatism's finest minds for a round of demagoguery and five minute hates. Last year, it was Ann Coulter's charming and daring "John Edwards is a fag" remark that really lit up the stage.
This year, it's none other than the GOoPers' presumptive Presidential nominee, John McCain, getting booed as he took a less-than-overtly racist posture toward the question of illegal immigration. His speech was stopped dead in its tracks.
Watch and savor! (Thank you Think Progress)! Need a transcript?!!?
McCAIN: Surely, I have held other positions that have not met with widespread agreement from conservatives. I won’t pretend otherwise, nor would you permit me to forget it. On — on the issue of illegal immigration, a position which –
CROWD: Boo! Boo!
Hee hee. McCain looks utterly chagrined. What an asshole! As for the attendees to the CPAC conference . . . . asshole is too kind a word. On a human body, the asshole actually has a useful function. Scumfuck would be a better word.