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Old August 27th, 2018, 10:41 PM   #1
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Default RIP John McCain 8-25-2018

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Old September 1st, 2018, 12:31 AM   #2
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Yes. They don't make them like that anymore...

This is what passes for "statesmanship" these days, Three men unfit to eulogize John McCain. As you can guess they are Pence, McConnell and Ryan. Completely unworthy to be in the same room with McCain, but currently they own that room... In the name of decency that needs to end as soon as possible.

John McCain's long time friend Joe Biden gave an outstanding eulogy. While I encourage everyone to read it this part stood out to me:

"John's story is an American story. It's not hyperbole. it's the American story. grounded in respect and decency. basic fairness. the intolerance through the abuse of power. Many of you travel the world, look how the rest of the world looks at us. They look at us a little naive, so fair, so decent. We are the naive Americans. that's who we are. That's who John was. He could not stand the abuse of power. wherever he saw it, in whatever form, in whatever ways. He loved basic values, fairness, honesty, dignity, respect, giving hate no safe harbor, leaving no one behind and understanding Americans were part of something much bigger than ourselves.

With John, it was a value set that was neither selfish nor self-serving. John understood that America was first and foremost, an idea. Audacious and risky, organized around not tribe but ideals. Think of how he approached every issue. The ideals that Americans rallied around for 200 years, the ideals of the world has prepared you. Sounds corny. We hold these truths self-evident, that all men are created equal, endowed by their creator with certain rights. To John, those words had meaning, as they have for every great patriot who's ever served this country. "


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"The America of John McCain is generous and welcoming and bold. She's resourceful, confident, secure. She meets her responsibilities. She speaks quietly because she's strong. America does not boast because she has no need to. The America of John McCain has no need to be made great again because America was always great. That fervent faith, that proven devotion, that abiding love, that is what drove my father from the fiery skies above the Red River Delta to the brink of the presidency itself." - Meghan McCain, 9/1/2019

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