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Rest in Peace: Senator John McCain

Postby Lance » Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:31 am

Dead at 81.

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Re: Rest in Peace: Senator John McCain

Postby Enzo » Sun Aug 26, 2018 4:56 am

And just a day ago I was applauding his decision to stop seeking treatment, and just live out what life is left in dignity and peace. I am sorry he only lasted a day at it.
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Re: Rest in Peace: Senator John McCain

Postby Lance » Sun Aug 26, 2018 5:52 am

I kind of took yesterday's news as a clue we were down to just days left. Too bad. I hope he went peacefully.

And I hope he haunts Trump in the white house.
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Re: Rest in Peace: Senator John McCain

Postby Richard A » Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:13 am

Yes indeed, RIP. He wasn't a man I agreed with on everything (he was a Republican, after all!) but he was a man of principle. We shall indeed remember the contrast between his dignity and Trump's mocking of him.
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Re: Rest in Peace: Senator John McCain

Postby g-one » Sun Aug 26, 2018 5:42 pm

Sad to hear this. It would be nice if his peers on both sides could be inspired by his sense of decency and act accordingly.
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Re: Rest in Peace: Senator John McCain

Postby Enzo » Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:35 am

I disagreed with him on most things political, but I saw him as sincere. He certainly deserved better than Trump.
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Re: Rest in Peace: Senator John McCain

Postby Heid the Ba » Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:31 am

He did select Sarah Palin as his running mate, so maybe not the best judge of things.
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Re: Rest in Peace: Senator John McCain

Postby Richard A » Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:51 am

The thinking was that he was perceived as a liberal and that Palin would bring the conservatives in. As Heid says, not the best judgment call. But still all in all a good man.
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Re: Rest in Peace: Senator John McCain

Postby Мастер » Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:28 am

Richard A wrote:The thinking was that he was perceived as a liberal and that Palin would bring the conservatives in. As Heid says, not the best judgment call. But still all in all a good man.


I think that election was where it all started to go wrong for people who might have liked him before.

The Republican party has radicalised to a point where possibly Ronald Reagan, and definitely Richard Nixon, would be considered radical left-wing extremists today. In 2000, McCain ran for the presidency as a more moderate Republican, and lost to George W Bush. Come 2008, we have the new, much more right-wing, McCain. Obviously that's going to make some people like him better, and others like him less well.
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