Skip to comments.John McCain, Veteran, Senator, GOP Maverick, Dies at 81
Posted on 08/25/2018 5:26:50 PM PDT by markomalley
John McCain, the longtime senator and 2008 GOP presidential candidate who refused to leave fellow prisoners of war behind to escape years of torture in Vietnam, and whose maverick streak as Arizonas senior statesman at times frustrated fellow Republicans and confounded President Donald Trump, has died, his family confirmed in a statement Saturday.
He was 81and had been diagnosed with brain cancer in July 2017.
McCain had decided to discontinue medical treatment for the glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer, his family announced on Aug. 24. He had surpassed expectations for his survival, but "the progress of disease and the inexorable advance of age render their verdict," the statement said.
(Excerpt) Read more at nbcchicago.com ...
McCain life of betrayal and lies is over. Won’t be missed.
McCain’s death is a good thing. He can no longer use his office to harm Americans.
Thank you for this comment. Its disgusting to read some of these comments and all because someone disagrees with someone politically? Really? This kind of trash youd expect to find on DU but here at FR? Some really disgusting, classless and disturbing comments best reserved for a whacked out nutjob. Talk about being extreme some of these take the cake.
The Media’s Whore is dead. Good Riddance, Whore.
9 years to the day that Ted Kennedy died, of different type of brain tumor. How poetic.
His mother is still alive, 106 years old. I feel bad for her, the pitfalls of a very long life (insert theme song from “Highlander”).
The diarrhea-like torrent of praise has already made me sick. And attacks on the President for “merely” offering condolences rather than fell*ting the corpse. This game that people play....I can well understand why the LEFT should be singing his praises. Who knew he was like the greatest person ever? Shall we build him a monument? They want to rename the Russell building after him. Shall we build him a monument? Perhaps a statue of some gang members crossing the Rio Grande while he helps pull in their boat?
A former Senator died a few weeks ago, Paul Laxalt, a far better man, and his passing got approximately 0.01% of the attention this will. Shameful.
Hero was he? I feel bad for the torture he endured (of his own choosing because he refused to be released for silly macho reasons) but the word is cheapened when ascribed to those who haven’t done anything heroic. What heroic feats did he perform? Other than his superhuman feat of making Dubya and Romney look better in comparison of course.
Great man? He was a nasty man who was rude to everyone when the cameras were off. I will compare him to Gandhi, who was a genuine piece of crap human being (far worse than McCain) and yet “beloved”.
When faced with losing to Obama instead of doing what he had to in order to win (even after the financial crisis he would have had a chance if he had done what was necessary ie savage Mr. DingleBarry) he chose to ingratiate himself to the media by giving his blessing to Obama (”Don’t be afraid”, and introducing him at the Al Smith dinner in Mid-October, what has he even doing there?!). That was unforgivable. Even if he HAD been a “war hero” that would have cancelled it out.
Hard to find a worse GOP nominee. To whom to we look back to? Hapless Jerry Ford? Wilkie wasn’t really a Republican but he ran a strong race. Alf Landon?
His hallmark legislative accomplishment was an attempt to kneecap his own party’s fundraising.
And the coup de grace, he votes to keep Obamacare, probably more out of petty hatred for President Trump than any kind of conviction. And he left the Senate GOP shorthanded while he died, one final middle finger to the President and the American people.
To sum it up, he was an egomaniac who only his family should have reason to mourn.
May God almighty have mercy on his soul. And may the Governor make a swift appointment of someone who DOES NOT SHARE HIS LAST NAME.
For the past 10 months all of the “McCain” political comments were done by his wife, daughter, or staff.
He was brain dead for quite a while, it was all faked.
Didn’t seem like he ever quite got to the whole AMENDS thing.
Just to let you know Caddis flies are really great fish food, trout love them, both the larva and adult flies.
I don’t understand her complaint about a large Caddis fly hatch being an environmental problem, Caddis fly larva are an aquatic species until they hatch.
Never heard of adult Caddis flies being a problem; they don’t eat crops, they don’t suck blood, they don’t eat wood.
Guess she just had to many attracted to her porch lights and just doesn’t like bugs.
As a matter of interest I have been tying my own dry and wet flies for about 55 years and always found a heavy hatch year to be the greatest gift a fly fisherman could ever get.
Joel Pollacks puff piece on B.B. was pitiful
Andrew would not have done that.
This comes to mind to me:
If I had but one bullet and were faced by both an enemy and a traitor, I would let the traitor have it.
McCain as a politician was about himself above all.....and betrayed conservatism at every opportunity except election years
Sad thing is I doubt Arizona governor will appoint an improvement
He was a con man and a crook, but what I will remember most about him was the temper tantrum he threw when he didn’t get the nomination in 2000.
If I recall correctly he basically called all of us who didn’t vote for him bastards and the rest of Americans ignorant assholes.
RIP, Sen. McCain.
As the Navy said in my time, "One awe-shit outweighs all the atta-boys". You go out a turn-coat, Mr. McCain. RIP and maybe now your girly pal Lyndsey will find his balls.
I bet he had nice handwriting.
Has that ever been proven? Are there aviators or ground runts out there that can refute that hero worship as the SwiftBoat guys did with Kerry? And exactly how many aircraft did he crash? Please don't mention the Forrestal because he had nothing to do with that one bomb lighting off from another aircraft not assigned to him.
Interesting that fat Ted Kennedy died on August 25.
He's nine years sober today.
....... "sober today", but continues to make the Democrat Party/Wake an abysmal, ugly, contagious failure.
Lefties of all hues will fail in November.
No matter how much the sleazebag Demoncrats will fuss with their perverse SOCIAL MEDIA --- ATTEMPTING TO SCREW THE CONSERVATIVES before November ..... it won't work.
GOD and goodness is still on America's side.
The slugs -- Pelosi, M. Waters, Adam Schiff, Sh*t-for-brains-Shumer will hold no meaning. This country should await DJT's SURPRISE.
VOTE .... VOTE .......... VOTE ............. all who want an excellent and good America, not a borderless craphouse............ please get out and vote for every legislator who will help DONALD J. TRUMP in November.
Do you realize that if Texas is morphed just as California has been over the past decades............. Texas will vote Democrat soon, and this nation WILL NOT BE THIS NATION anymore.
Please get out and educate your friends and neighbors.
I wonder how long ago it was that he really died
I guess they couldn’t wait to make in an October surprise
I’d like to have Ducky come in with his liver probe take the temperature to see what the real time of death was
Looks like they are going to rename streets and buildings all across the world after him.
Have they no respect?
The body’s still warm
Hmmm, his idol/mentor/comrade has chimed in with praise I see
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.