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John McCain, Veteran, Senator, GOP Maverick, Dies at 81
NBC Chicago ^ | 8/25/18

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 Arizona’s 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.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: 115th; johnmccain; johnmccaindies; johnmccainobit; mccain; obituary; palin; songbird; strawberries; teddysbuttboi
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To: proust
#21: "Oh happy day!"

Aretha Franklin: Oh Happy Day!

 

61 posted on 08/25/2018 5:39:11 PM PDT by Governor Dinwiddie ("Nature, Mr. Allnut, is what we are put in this world to rise above.")
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To: bigbob
Drinks are on me!


62 posted on 08/25/2018 5:39:20 PM PDT by sailor76 ( TRUMP, is still my hero.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
He’s being judged.

I hope for his sake that God isn't a Freeper.

63 posted on 08/25/2018 5:39:24 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: markomalley

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64 posted on 08/25/2018 5:39:28 PM PDT by Sans-Culotte (Time to get the US out of the UN and the UN out of the US!)
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To: markomalley

Who will the Arizona Governor pick to be the interim appointment to McCain’s seat?


65 posted on 08/25/2018 5:39:28 PM PDT by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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To: markomalley

Earlier, I prayed that he repented of his sins and found the Lord before he passed. I pray now for strength, peace, compassion and wisdom for the McCain family.


66 posted on 08/25/2018 5:39:36 PM PDT by TMA62 (Al Sharpton - The North Korea of race relations)
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To: markomalley

Memory eternal. Prayers for his family.


67 posted on 08/25/2018 5:39:39 PM PDT by NRx (A man of integrity passes his father's civilization to his son, without selling it off to strangers.)
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To: markomalley

It just became a two finger bourbon night.


68 posted on 08/25/2018 5:40:02 PM PDT by TADSLOS (1. Don’t Forget Nothing.)
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To: markomalley

Requiescat in Phlegethon John McCain.


69 posted on 08/25/2018 5:40:03 PM PDT by DCBryan1 (Quit calling them liberals, progs, socialists, or democrats. Call them what they are: COMMUNISTS!!!!)
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To: markomalley

No comment. I need a drink.


70 posted on 08/25/2018 5:40:12 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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To: Bommer

Yes. By redecorating her house. It will be FABULOUS!


71 posted on 08/25/2018 5:40:14 PM PDT by peggybac (Government is about force. It always has been about force.)
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To: Governor Dinwiddie

beat me to it.


72 posted on 08/25/2018 5:40:36 PM PDT by sailor76 ( TRUMP, is still my hero.)
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To: markomalley
If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all.

I am refraining from public comment.

73 posted on 08/25/2018 5:40:43 PM PDT by Maigrey (Life, for a liberal, is one never-ending game of Calvinball. - Giotto)
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To: markomalley

I hope he made peace with God before passing.


74 posted on 08/25/2018 5:41:15 PM PDT by Biggirl ("One Lord, one faith, one baptism" - Ephesians 4:5)
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To: bigbob

Hopefully he did not let the door hit him where the Lord split him. Aw heck, that would be fine too.


75 posted on 08/25/2018 5:41:21 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: markomalley

Popping the champagne, just terrible to feel this way but I do!!! Couldn’t be happier BYE, BYE, ASSHAT!!!!


76 posted on 08/25/2018 5:41:36 PM PDT by Trump Girl Kit Cat (Yosemite Sam raising hell)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel
MIchaelTArchangel wrote: Maybe the family will cremate him and dump his ashes into the Tijuana River! You should be ashamed of yourself! Archangel Michael, Prince of the Heavenly Hosts? REALLY?
77 posted on 08/25/2018 5:41:37 PM PDT by heterosupremacist (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God.)
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To: bort

Yes. I agree. What is the use of saying such things other than to sully your own reputation.

Let a family grieve.


78 posted on 08/25/2018 5:41:45 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: miserare

Now, now.

Remember always John McCain was an honest-to-Putin war hero and Cold War ace: He, alone of every other man rated a pilot, was singly and highhandedly responsible for getting shot down in, burning up, ejecting from, crashing or destroying five enemy (er, US Navy) planes!


79 posted on 08/25/2018 5:41:55 PM PDT by Robert A Cook PE (The democrats' national goal: One world social-communism under one world religion: Atheistic Islam.)
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To: markomalley
I once liked my senator, and there's lots of good about him and his history, but DC got to him, I suppose.

Media loved him (because he was willing to dump on fellow Republicans)... until he became candidate for Prez., which highlights his blindness.

Nets are showing his famous debate in which he defended Obama as a good and righteous man. At that point, I knew he was blinded.

His Keating affair guilt changed him. He felt he had to make amends for the corruption to which he partook.

80 posted on 08/25/2018 5:42:05 PM PDT by chiller (If liberals didn't have double standards, they'd have none at all.)
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