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Ex-presidential nominee George McGovern in hospice
Associated Press ^ | Oct. 15, 2012 | CHET BROKAW

Posted on 10/15/2012 5:17:09 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) -- Longtime former U.S. Sen. George McGovern, the Democratic presidential candidate who lost to President Richard Nixon in a historic landslide, has moved into hospice care near his home in South Dakota, his family said Monday.

"He's coming to the end of his life," his daughter, Ann McGovern, told The Associated Press.

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1 posted on 10/15/2012 5:17:12 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

McGovern admitted when he went into business after he retired from politics how intrusive the government was.


2 posted on 10/15/2012 5:18:57 PM PDT by AU72
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Read the Ambrose book about his World War II career as a pilot...I think it is called Wild Blue...good man...had convictions.


3 posted on 10/15/2012 5:20:11 PM PDT by montomike (Politics should be about service and not a lucrative, money-making opportunity!)
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To: AU72

May the country celebrate the life of George McGovern the same way it did in November of 1972.


4 posted on 10/15/2012 5:21:10 PM PDT by rottndog (Be Prepared.....for what's coming AFTER America.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

A decent man and patriot, who labored under some foolish ideas, but came to repent many of them when he went into business after leaving politics. I would rather see him President-for-Life than endure the re-election of Barack Obama.


5 posted on 10/15/2012 5:22:04 PM PDT by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Just got a piece of junk election mail with his name on it...frankly, I had thought he already had passed away.

For some reason, I am suddenly getting junk email from liberals. McGovern and Schumer are the two biggies that come to mind.


6 posted on 10/15/2012 5:22:12 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Free ThinkerNY

McGovern fought against card check the past several years. He was a member of an older generation of honorable Democrats.


7 posted on 10/15/2012 5:22:12 PM PDT by oblomov
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He ran for president exactly 40 years ago.

You can’t live forever, but you can live a long time.


8 posted on 10/15/2012 5:22:27 PM PDT by proxy_user
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He’s a great example of someone you can profoundly disagree with, yet respect.

I realize this is not his obituary, but I wonder where AP gets off by neglecting this aspect of his accomplishments, even in an article of that size:

“He volunteered for the U.S. Army Air Forces upon the country’s entry into World War II and as a B-24 Liberator pilot flew 35 missions over German-occupied Europe. Among the medals awarded him was a Distinguished Flying Cross for making a hazardous emergency landing of his damaged plane and saving his crew.”

From the Wikipedia entry on McGovern.


9 posted on 10/15/2012 5:24:51 PM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: AU72

That is a problem when you go out and get a real job, you start to realize that even soft-communism of the type the Dims peddle is a forward momentum killer.

I don’t think we will ever have this problem with Jimmy Carter...

Regardless of a huge difference in point of view, prayers to him and his family.


10 posted on 10/15/2012 5:24:58 PM PDT by Condor 63
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Is he still alive?

I had no idea


11 posted on 10/15/2012 5:26:09 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: ccmay
A decent man and patriot, who labored under some foolish ideas, but came to repent many of them when he went into business after leaving politics. I would rather see him President-for-Life than endure the re-election of Barack Obama.

Agree 100%.

12 posted on 10/15/2012 5:26:28 PM PDT by Skooz (Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Married for 64 years before his wife passed in 2007. That’s an impressive number.


13 posted on 10/15/2012 5:27:02 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: Condor 63

McGovern was the first and only democrat I voted for in the ‘72 primary when I was draft bait. By the time of the election I was drafted and pulled the lever for Nixon.


14 posted on 10/15/2012 5:28:04 PM PDT by AU72
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Tricky Dickie made him look a lot more radical than he was by planting crazy fake Hippies dancing like stoners around his campaign stops.

Dick Nixon was a good Cold Warrior but he was as Big Government as the Bush's at home.

15 posted on 10/15/2012 5:28:47 PM PDT by Happy Rain ("Mitt four then Sarah eight.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

0bama probably hopes he kicks at the right time for the dims to reap some sympathy votes.


16 posted on 10/15/2012 5:29:18 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ("Get that evil, foreign, muslim, usurping, gay commie bastard out of MY White House!" FUBO!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Poor guy. I seem to recall that he had an alcoholic daughter that froze to death in a snowbank in Madison, WI. He has borne his share of sorrow.


17 posted on 10/15/2012 5:31:35 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

His family had better screen the hospice nurses carefully.


18 posted on 10/15/2012 5:33:45 PM PDT by Skooz (Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us)
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To: montomike

I met him after a Democratic party rally . I waited till they all cleared out and then asked him what plane he flew. We talked for a few minutes and I thanked him for his service. My respect for him out weighed my revulsion over his support of Fidel.

I’m glad he sees the light now


19 posted on 10/15/2012 5:34:16 PM PDT by South Dakota (shut up and drill)
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To: ccmay
A decent man and patriot, who labored under some foolish ideas, but came to repent many of them when he went into business after leaving politics.

And that's about the best one can hope for from someone on the Left.

I hope his remaining time here on Earth is well spent in as little pain as possible and surrounded by friends and family.
20 posted on 10/15/2012 5:34:21 PM PDT by verum ago (Some people must truly be in love, for only love can be so blind.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He also wrote a very moving book about his daughter Terry’s alcoholism.


21 posted on 10/15/2012 5:34:56 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Prayers up.


22 posted on 10/15/2012 5:35:47 PM PDT by Larry Lucido (Romney/Ryan 2012)
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To: Skooz

McGovern was a hardcore leftist and admired Joseph Stalin just at the time that the Iron Curtain was descending on freedom in Eastern Europe.

He was the perfect dupe of the reds, a liberal who once studied to be a clergyman, as well as a Bloody Mary propaganda stooge for Tito and his communist Partisan movement.

When he forced landed his bomber in the Adriatic, he was “rescued” by Tito’s forces and treated well. He swallowed their communist propaganda so well that when he came back, he was a big supporter of Tito in the US against the pro-freedom military leader of the Chetniks, Mikhailovich.

McGovern also supported the key components of the Hanoi Lobby during the Vietnam war, endorsing their protests and speaking at some of them.

He probably was a nice guy, loved his wife, and served his country well in wartime. But it is what he did against his country that also counts. He didn’t get to the “Benedict Arnold” stage, but his did hurt us and betrayed tens of millions of So. Vietnamese, Cambodians and Laotians to horrible deaths (by the millions), torture, imprisonment, and destitution when Hanoi won the war.

I count many of these victims as among my friends and acquaintances, and I know how a few died at the hands of the reds.

McGovern was misguided but his damage to freedom was extensive, and we are still paying for it today.

Glad he’s dead. One less fool we have to deal with in a nation overflowing with like-minded stooges, dupes, and blind-to-reality voters.


23 posted on 10/15/2012 5:36:37 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Free ThinkerNY

An honorable democrat. God guard him with eagle’s wings, and give peace to his family.


24 posted on 10/15/2012 5:36:37 PM PDT by Tuanedge (Warriors victorious in a hundred battles, flee when a tiger enters their tent.)
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To: AU72

He’s the only Democrat I voted for. At the time I thought he was a decent man. Now, I realize he was the beginning of quotas and PC pandering.


25 posted on 10/15/2012 5:37:22 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Good luck to him


26 posted on 10/15/2012 5:38:01 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Hopey changey low emission unicorns and a crap sandwich)
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To: ccmay

Well said...


27 posted on 10/15/2012 5:40:49 PM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Ryan and the other guy.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: AU72

His Bed & Breakfast buisness went out of buisnessd due to excessive regulation of governments. He said as much. He said he never realized how difficult government made it on private buisness.


28 posted on 10/15/2012 5:44:55 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter (,)
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To: ccmay

If he remained a Democrat he couldn’t have repented of much.


29 posted on 10/15/2012 5:47:50 PM PDT by donna (Pray for revival.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He really had no idea his voting record would ultimately lead us to socialism. An honorable man, but in tne end just another useful idiot.


30 posted on 10/15/2012 5:50:20 PM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: SC_Pete

I think they knew exactly what they were voting for


31 posted on 10/15/2012 5:53:03 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: montomike
I campaigned for the man....really beleived in him....back then rats at least had some idealists in their ranks, in a good way.....I remember fondly hitching a ride one day and pilfering a stack of Nixon bumper stickers....boy, did I think I was a rebel...

of course, we grow up....we start to understand....

and now low and behold I haven't voted for a democrat since Jimmy Carter the first time....

32 posted on 10/15/2012 5:54:31 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Election day , half way through ,
Someone should create a fake twitter
account that he voted for Romney.


33 posted on 10/15/2012 5:56:10 PM PDT by Morris70
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I didn’t support him at all. I hope he’s not in pain, and that he has plenty of friends and family around him.


34 posted on 10/15/2012 6:02:20 PM PDT by righttackle44 ( I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine . . .)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Wow.... I thought he has already passed away....


35 posted on 10/15/2012 6:04:14 PM PDT by Popman (November 7th...will be a good day for America..)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

“Glad he’s dead.”

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Um...he’s not...yet.

I was a teenager when McGovern ran for president and like many others of my generation, I protested the war in Vietnam and embraced other aspects of liberalism. A lot of us did crazy, downright stupid things back then. We believed all that peace and love BS. We honestly thought we were doing the right thing.

Then we grew up. We found out how wrong we were. Most have repented and I hope we have been forgiven.

Whatever McGovern did back then is over now. At this point, I would rather leave McGovern’s judgment in His hands. We are all going to have to face that judgment someday.


36 posted on 10/15/2012 6:05:15 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Glad he’s dead? Sorry that you’re so bitter. He can’t hurt you anymore.


37 posted on 10/15/2012 6:10:55 PM PDT by righttackle44 ( I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine . . .)
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To: fatnotlazy

McGovern could pull a good scam too.

He ran the Democrat committee which changed the delegate selection process in 1969. Then he ran and won in 1972, using rules that he himself helped to establish.

That is the very definition of conflict of interest, but no one called him on it at the time. It wasn’t until he did a complete turnaround on his VP nominee Senator Eagleton, supporting him 100% in public but in private forcing him off the ticket, that the public comprehended his duplicity in political matters. “Image of candor chief casualty of Eagleton affair” was the title of the article by William Greider which best explained how McGopvern blew it.


38 posted on 10/15/2012 6:18:40 PM PDT by research99
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To: research99

1000%


39 posted on 10/15/2012 6:29:52 PM PDT by MARTIAL MONK (I'm waiting for the POP!)
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To: fatnotlazy

McGovern was running for President during my high school years (was too young to vote by one year), and I did consider myself to be a Democrat at the time. But I wanted to see Scoop Jackson get the nomination. I did not like McGovern’s anti-military stance at the time, and I was planning a career in the military. I was also following the Soviet build up at the time as well (the high school library stayed current with Jane’s Fighting Ships, and I was the first to get my hands on the latest).


40 posted on 10/15/2012 6:35:23 PM PDT by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is the operational wing of CPUSA.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He was one of my professors at the University of New Orleans in 1981. Interesting guy, though I was at antipodes to him politically. The historian Stephen Ambrose was another of my professors. Good school, UNO.


41 posted on 10/15/2012 6:36:56 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I worked long and hard in SD to get him out of the senate.


42 posted on 10/15/2012 6:40:41 PM PDT by Big Horn (Rebuild the GOP to a conservative party)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

A good man, in spite of his decidedly hard-left political leanings.. a far sight different than the demented moonbats who run the democrat party these days.


43 posted on 10/15/2012 6:42:38 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Record high turnout is our hope for sending 0bama home. Pray hard!!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

McGovern is obviously in political error, in that once his value to the party had ended, and he was over the age of 65, he should have immediately committed assisted suicide.

Doubly so because he failed the agenda, and there is only one punishment for failure.

It shows doctrinal failure on their part that the Democrat party has so many superfluous and consumptive “elders” that by their own lights should have been deleted as ‘non-persons’.


44 posted on 10/15/2012 7:08:34 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (DIY Bumper Sticker: "THREE TIMES,/ DEMOCRATS/ REJECTED GOD")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It’d be a shame if he passes before Obama takes his title away for major electoral ass-whupping of the century.. passing the baton to the next generation of politicos with agendas.


45 posted on 10/15/2012 7:10:01 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

WW2 B-24 pilot, decent guy, misdirected at times in his life. Read the book, Wild Blue - good story. May he find comfort and peace.


46 posted on 10/15/2012 7:23:51 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: oblomov
"He was a member of an older generation of honorable Democrats."

Oh BS! He was a worthless rat bastard who towed the rat party line and aided and assisted the enemy by doing everything he could to get us out of Viet Nam. It's politicians like him who wouldn't let us win.

As I recall he was for fags in the military as well. (There was SOME reason the fudge-packers all backed liked him.) TYPICAL libtard!

47 posted on 10/15/2012 7:39:50 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
the Democratic presidential candidate who lost to President Richard Nixon in a historic landslide,

Here's hoping he can pass on the mantle to Obama before he passes on himself.

48 posted on 10/15/2012 7:43:00 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Dumb or Dumber? Biden or Obama?)
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To: righttackle44

McGovern, and his McGovern Amendment, etc, was responsible for the deaths of many of my Cambodian and Vietnamese friends.

In fact, he was indirectly responsible for the horrible death by flaying of a pro-Khmer Rouge Cambodian professor here in the US, Sokom Hing. Hing went back to Cambodia after acting as a key member of the Hanoi Lobby here during the war, told the KR that he was their representative in the US, and they tortured him to death in the main torture center in Phnom Penh.

McGovern abandoned the Cambodians to the No. Vietnamese/KR by his actions.

I don’t forgive the Nazis who sent my European family to the gas chambers of Auschwitz and Belzec, why should I forget McGovern for making another Holocaust/genocide possible?

He was a fool and people died because of it. If a member of your family or circle died because of someone’s blind stupidity, would you forgive them? I forgive those who truly repent, not those who make excuses for the harm they have done.


49 posted on 10/15/2012 7:55:55 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I hope he lives long enough to see Obama go down in flames.


50 posted on 10/16/2012 11:41:51 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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