I respect the man, but he still voted Republican on most issues. The thing is he is benefiting, like Geo. W. Bush, from the slime that is Der Furor, the Orange Voldemort. By comparison many who are marginal seem better. This excludes the other slime, McConnell, who is vying for AH of the Century.
A certain amount of respect, and yet he was still Right Wing compared to Reich Wingers supporting the head Reich Winger Trump he doesn’t seem as bad. Which is true.
Who would ever have thought that John McCain, Jeff Sessions and George Will would be the face of the resistance?
John McCain — I didn’t vote for him. I vigorously opposed and campaigned against his policies (especially on foreign policy and military interventions) and I would oppose any political campaign if he were still with us. I will not suddenly pretend to be a supporter of his politics. But the man did what he believed to be right, had class and dignity, and I respect his integrity, decency and character and willingness to try his flawed, imperfect best to put country and values ahead of party. He refused to campaign dirty, and at the lowest point of his life, under horrible torture, had the chance to escape it and refused to be freed until those who had been detained ahead of him were first released in the order of their capture.
Jeff Sessions is an ultra CONservative racist and a key element in putting babies in cages and “tender years” jails. Stephen Miller, top aide to Comrade TRUMPovich and Josef Goebbels reincarnated, came to Trump by way of Sessions, for whom he had been chief of staff. Jeff Sessions, the first senator to endorse Trump, is a key villain in this administration. His ONLY redeeming quality, and what gets Trump so angry at him, is that his loyalty is to the country (as white and elite as he believes that country should be) and not to Trump personally. But gotta admit, the fact that Trump could make someone as unpalatable as Sessions start to look not so bad says more about Trump than about Sessions.
George Will is a long-time ultra conservative opinion writer. I don’t think I’ve ever agreed with his opinions on almost anything and he is aggravating to read. I still don’t agree with his views on politics and public policy, but I respect that, unlike so many other gullible CONservatives, he has not been taken in by the charlatan CON man usurping a White House he did not win, and occupies only by cheating.
The right wing Republican elite can’t stand each other.
Why do people vote for these jerks?
Perfect? No, far from it. A better and more loyal AMERICAN then Trump? ABSOLUTELY, in almost every quantifiable measure!
To this current batch of nationalists, McCain is Marxist revolutionary.
This really tells us where we are today. A right wing senator is the face of the resistance. Meanwhile the Reds are completing their coup on the Supreme Court
Trumpetttes are touting the “benevolence” of Trump allowing the use of Air Force 2 to transport McCain’s family and his body from AZ to DC. It is incredible how low they set the bar for their hero. If you really want to get sick, read the asinine comments.
Resist??? Not in my book.
I don’t want the “face of resistance” to be a Marxist revolutionist. A Social Democrat (but one who means it) would be good. It’s not “democratic socialism”: socialism never works for long. It is democracy (and yes, capitalism) but tempered with a social continence. The understanding that no nation can prosper if the common people don’t prosper. By the way, DD Wiz about summed up my thoughts about the unlikely people who have been standing in the breach (so to say). I might quibble about some of the details, but not much.
Exactly. McCain was certainly an honorable man, and he voted correctly (in MHO) several times, but he was a Republican. We respect him, much more than most Republicans, but let’s not get carried away…
The fundamental rule of analysis is always to ask “Compared to what?”. Compared to Barack Obama, McCain was clearly 2nd best. Compared to Obama’s successor, McCain is off the charts.
OK, folks, let’s stop being distracted by McCain.
Is there an election where you live? McCain isn’t on the ballot, and I hope you wouldn’t vote for him if he were. So who is?
You’d better be working hard to get out the vote for candidates who will vote for the values you hold dear. Otherwise, those values could soon join John McCain among the “dear departed”.
I guess these days, we have to take what we can get. If John McCain and Jeff Flake are the “voices of reason”, better to at least have them than nothing.
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