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Thread started 08/24/18 4:06pm

PennyPurple

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John McCain

Prayers are going out for him and his family.


I've always like him, although others have not.

Washington (CNN)Sen. John McCain has decided to stop treatment for the brain cancer he has been battling for over a year, his family said Friday in an announcement that precipitated a rare moment of bipartisan empathy in honor of the Vietnam war hero and Republican political veteran.

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Reply #1 posted 08/24/18 5:42pm

poppys

It's very sad. What an amazing life!

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Reply #2 posted 08/24/18 8:58pm

benni

I hate hearing that. I always had a lot of respect for McCain. Prayers to him and his family.

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Reply #3 posted 08/25/18 3:30pm

Empress

A true hero and decent man. sad
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Reply #4 posted 08/25/18 5:54pm

PennyPurple

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RIP Senator John McCain. You are a hero and you will be missed.

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Reply #5 posted 08/25/18 5:59pm

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RIP. Prayers to his family. I’ll never forget how he defended Obama at his rally, during that presidential campaign, regardless of their different political beliefs.
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Reply #6 posted 08/25/18 7:06pm

PennyPurple

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From Meghan McCain

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Reply #7 posted 08/25/18 7:22pm

SoulAlive

John McCain and I were members of different generations, came from completely different backgrounds, and competed at the highest level of politics. But we shared, for all our differences, a fidelity to something higher – the ideals for which generations of Americans and immigrants alike have fought, marched, and sacrificed. We saw our political battles, even, as a privilege, something noble, an opportunity to serve as stewards of those high ideals at home, and to advance them around the world. We saw this country as a place where anything is possible – and citizenship as our patriotic obligation to ensure it forever remains that way.

Few of us have been tested the way John once was, or required to show the kind of courage that he did. But all of us can aspire to the courage to put the greater good above our own. At John’s best, he showed us what that means. And for that, we are all in his debt. Michelle and I send our most heartfelt condolences to Cindy and their family.-----------Barack Obama

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Reply #8 posted 08/25/18 7:58pm

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America has lost one of its iconic political leaders with the passing of John McCain. He was of course a senator of distinction and a presidential candidate. Born into a storied military family, McCain first earned national attention during his years of imprisonment in Vietnam. His sacrifice, heroism and courage during that time is of a nature few, thankfully, will ever be forced to comprehend.

In the political career that followed, McCain was controversial and far from perfect. In short, he was human. But at his best, which was frequent, he echoed the highest ideals and traditions of American democracy. He voted his conscience and spoke out fiercely against the current regime.

I knew John, well enough to admire many of his qualities from up close, not well enough to call him a friend. He had many close friends and I mourn for them and his loved ones. John's good-bye was long and brave and very public. None of that will lessen the hole he will leave behind.

I also mourn for the fact that John will not be alive to see the repudiation I believe is coming to the current degraded state of the republic. We will need more voices of conscience, more iconoclasts, and more people imbued with a service greater than that of their own greed and power. In short, we will need more John McCains

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Reply #9 posted 08/25/18 8:10pm

onlyforaminute

So sad. rose May he RIP
"If you want the wise man to be as angry as the unworthiness of the crimes demands, he must become not angry but insane."
- Seneca, On Anger 2.9.4
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Reply #10 posted 08/25/18 9:01pm

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George H. Bush


KENNEBUNKPORT, MAINE -- "Some lives are so vivid, it is difficult to imagine them ended. Some voices are so vibrant, it is hard to think of them stilled. John McCain was a man of deep conviction and a patriot of the highest order. He was a public servant in the finest traditions of our country. And to me, he was a friend whom I'll deeply miss. Laura and I send our heartfelt sympathies to Cindy and the entire McCain family, and our thanks to God for the life of John McCain."


Jimmy Carter


“Americans will be forever grateful for his heroic military service and for his steadfast integrity as a member of the United States Senate,” the 93-year-old former president said. “ Rosalynn and I extend our sincere condolences to Senator McCain’s family and to the people of Arizona whom he represented so forthrightly for so many years.”


President George H.W. Bush:

"John McCain was a patriot of the highest order, a public servant of rarest courage. Few sacrificed more for, or contributed more to, the welfare of his fellow citizens — and indeed freedom-loving peoples around the world. Another American maverick and warrior, General George Patton once observed: We should thank God that men such as these have lived." To that I can only add my gratitude to John's wife Cindy, his wonderful family, and the people of Arizona who permitted this great and good man to serve with such distinction in the world's greatest deliberative body."

President Bill Clinton:

"Senator John McCain believed that every citizen has a responsibility to make something of the freedoms given by our Constitution, and from his heroic service in the Navy to his 35 years in Congress, he lived by his creed every day. He was a skilled, tough politician, as well as a trusted colleague alongside whom Hillary was honored to serve in the Senate. He frequently put partisanship aside to do what he thought was best for the country, and was never afraid to break the mold if it was the right thing to do. I will always be especially grateful for his leadership in our successful efforts to normalize relations with Vietnam. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Cindy, his mother, Roberta, his children, and his entire family."

President Donald Trump:

"My deepest sympathies and respect go out to the family of Senator John McCain. Our hearts and prayers are with you!"


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Reply #11 posted 08/25/18 10:41pm

benni

He was one of the few Republican politicians that I had respect for. He was one of the VERY few Republican politicians that was willing to stand against Trump. He defended Obama during a rally, against racism, and had a lot of respect for Obama. He's requested that both Obama and George W. give his Eulogy during his funeral and also requested that Trump NOT be invited to the funeral. Even with his passing, he still stands against Trump.

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Reply #12 posted 08/25/18 11:22pm

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benni said:

He was one of the few Republican politicians that I had respect for. He was one of the VERY few Republican politicians that was willing to stand against Trump. He defended Obama during a rally, against racism, and had a lot of respect for Obama. He's requested that both Obama and George W. give his Eulogy during his funeral and also requested that Trump NOT be invited to the funeral. Even with his passing, he still stands against Trump.

Amen Benni. I have huge respect for him. The things that Trump said against him is dispicable.

He went thru a lot in his lifetime.

May he be at Peace now.

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Reply #13 posted 08/26/18 12:44am

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benni said:

He was one of the few Republican politicians that I had respect for. He was one of the VERY few Republican politicians that was willing to stand against Trump. He defended Obama during a rally, against racism, and had a lot of respect for Obama. He's requested that both Obama and George W. give his Eulogy during his funeral and also requested that Trump NOT be invited to the funeral. Even with his passing, he still stands against Trump.



Wow... well, good for him - he wanted authentic eulogies and now he will get them.

Rest in peace, John McCain. We may have not seen eye to eye politically, but you put this country's best interest at the forefront, always. flag

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Reply #14 posted 08/26/18 10:24am

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God bless the Arabs, asians and others that have no support:

https://www.commondreams....wk-dead-81

Bless McCain's soul, hope God is easy on him. He may not be. Justice is not pretty.

2Elijah, what you said was silly

"My motherfucker's so cool sheep count him."
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Reply #15 posted 08/26/18 10:44am

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2freaky4church1 said:

God bless the Arabs, asians and others that have no support:



https://www.commondreams....wk-dead-81



Bless McCain's soul, hope God is easy on him. He may not be. Justice is not pretty.



2Elijah, what you said was silly


Stop injecting my name into your posts and attacking my views. I’m not your puppet nor am I your stereotype. Stop. Go talk that shit to someone else and stop threadjacking.
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Reply #16 posted 08/26/18 11:01am

poppys

SoulAlive said:

John McCain and I were members of different generations, came from completely different backgrounds, and competed at the highest level of politics. But we shared, for all our differences, a fidelity to something higher – the ideals for which generations of Americans and immigrants alike have fought, marched, and sacrificed. We saw our political battles, even, as a privilege, something noble, an opportunity to serve as stewards of those high ideals at home, and to advance them around the world. We saw this country as a place where anything is possible – and citizenship as our patriotic obligation to ensure it forever remains that way.

Few of us have been tested the way John once was, or required to show the kind of courage that he did. But all of us can aspire to the courage to put the greater good above our own. At John’s best, he showed us what that means. And for that, we are all in his debt. Michelle and I send our most heartfelt condolences to Cindy and their family.-----------Barack Obama

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What a great photo. Thanks for posting.

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Reply #17 posted 08/26/18 11:27am

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Shameful.

"My motherfucker's so cool sheep count him."
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Reply #18 posted 08/26/18 11:29am

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Loss of a good man. In my opinion there is no better compliment to a human than to be able to earn that description.
Crooked Donnie. Lock him up!
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Reply #19 posted 08/26/18 11:31am

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Shouldn't good men advocate good policy?

"My motherfucker's so cool sheep count him."
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2freaky4church1 said:

Shouldn't good men advocate good policy?



Good men advocate what they think is right and do it respectfully and responsibly. Be honest in what they do and show respect for other and their diffreing opinions. I think he fits that bill for John better than most people.
Crooked Donnie. Lock him up!
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Crooked Donnie. Lock him up!
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Reply #22 posted 08/26/18 12:33pm

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Moral relativism.

"My motherfucker's so cool sheep count him."
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Reply #23 posted 08/26/18 12:56pm

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McCain is the only one of the Repubs who didn't care about party lines. He voted how he thought he should and with his heart.


He is more of a man then the idiot we have in office.


He spent 5 years in a POW camp. Trump had 5 deferrments.


McCain was very respectful to his fellow men and women.


He is a hero and a true American.


He admits he made mistakes and is not perfect and he truly regrets the mistakes he has made and would be the 1st to tell you so.



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Reply #24 posted 08/26/18 1:33pm

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PennyPurple said:

McCain is the only one of the Repubs who didn't care about party lines. He voted how he thought he should and with his heart.



He is more of a man then the idiot we have in office.



He spent 5 years in a POW camp. Trump had 5 deferrments.



McCain was very respectful to his fellow men and women.



He is a hero and a true American.



He admits he made mistakes and is not perfect and he truly regrets the mistakes he has made and would be the 1st to tell you so.






Yep that is what stands out to me the most. A decent person always admits and regrets mistakes and strives to do better. No one is perfect, but we can always strive to be better.
Crooked Donnie. Lock him up!
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Reply #25 posted 08/26/18 1:58pm

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Even though our politics were different, McCain was an honorable decent man, and a war hero, who gets my upmost respect. A sad day for America....

Our current President isn't good enough to clean McCain's latrine.

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Reply #26 posted 08/26/18 2:13pm

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jjhunsecker said:

Even though our politics were different, McCain was an honorable decent man, and a war hero, who gets my upmost respect. A sad day for America....

Our current President isn't good enough to clean McCain's latrine.

yeahthat

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Reply #27 posted 08/26/18 4:04pm

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Yes....I'm in a Cult. We brainwash people into THINKING ............4 Themselves. FAMILIAR BONDAGE OVER FOREIGN FREEDOM
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Reply #28 posted 08/26/18 4:22pm

poppys


In 1991, Cindy McCain brought an abandoned three-month-old girl needing medical treatment to the U.S. from a Bangladeshi orphanage run by Mother Teresa.[90] The McCains decided to adopt her and named her Bridget.[91]wiki


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‘ I hope those who mourn my passing, and even those who don’t, will celebrate as I celebrate a happy life lived in imperfect service to a country made of ideals, whose continued service is the hope of the world. And I wish all of you great adventures, good company, and lives as lucky as mine.”~ Senator John McCain

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