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BREAKING: Sen. John McCain Has Died
Townhall.com ^ | August 25, 2018 | Matt Vespa

Posted on 08/25/2018 6:14:32 PM PDT by Kaslin

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), who was diagnosed with brain cancer in July of 2017, has died. It’s the same form that took the life of the late Sen. Ted Kennedy in 2009. Cortney wrote on Friday that Mr. McCain would be suspending medical treatment. For the past year, the Arizona Republican has been fighting the disease, which has kept him from Washington D.C. Sen. McCain cast the deciding vote in the GOP’s failed attempt at the so-called skinny repeal of Obamacare. The measure went down 49-51. He has remained in Arizona for medical treatment since the end of 2017. Senator McCain was 81 years old, passing away nine years to the day of his colleague Sen. Kennedy, according to Jonathan Martin of The New York Times.  

Mr. McCain ran for president in 2000 and 2008, becoming the Republican Party's nominee in the latter contest, though was ultimately not successful. He served with the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War, being shot down over North Vietnam in 1967, where he remained in captivity for nearly six years. He was released in 1973. 

McCain succeeded Sen. Barry Goldwater, "Mr. Conservative," in 1987 after the latter decided to retire.

Breaking News: John McCain has died of brain cancer at 81. Once a prisoner of war, he made two bids for president and was a towering presence in the Senate.https://t.co/oWPRrWL6XX— The New York Times (@nytimes) August 26, 2018

Karen and I are praying for Senator John McCain, Cindy and their family this weekend. May God bless them all during this difficult time.— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) August 25, 2018

Rest In Peace, @SenJohnMcCain.— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) August 26, 2018

Sen. John McCain has died. He was 81. pic.twitter.com/D7pycAYUWD— Phil Mattingly (@Phil_Mattingly) August 26, 2018

Sen McCain died nine years to the day after Ted Kennedy passed away from the same illness. https://t.co/SI696aGoPj— Jonathan Martin (@jmartNYT) August 26, 2018



TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: arizona; johnmccain; keating5; mccain; senaterepublicans; songbird
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1 posted on 08/25/2018 6:14:32 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

RIP you old RINO.


2 posted on 08/25/2018 6:15:24 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Democratic socialism is when the majority of people vote to steal your property.)
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To: Kaslin

I approve.


3 posted on 08/25/2018 6:15:54 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Government employees and welfare recipients are both net tax consumers. Often for life.)
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To: Kaslin

May he be more use to God than he was to the American people.


4 posted on 08/25/2018 6:17:04 PM PDT by Yorlik803
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To: Kaslin

And so begin the endless postings of McCain’s demise.


5 posted on 08/25/2018 6:19:50 PM PDT by Windflier (Pitchforks and torches ripen on the vine. Left too long, they become black rifles.)
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To: Kaslin

Mexico just lost it’s best ally in their plan to take the Southwest

Mourning in Polanco


6 posted on 08/25/2018 6:20:02 PM PDT by Regulator (But Not in Scottsdale)
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To: Kaslin
RIP John McCain. Prayers up.

Any idea if The Douche has appointed a replacement yet?

7 posted on 08/25/2018 6:20:35 PM PDT by InABunkerUnderSF
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To: Kaslin
Rest in Peace, Maverick.


8 posted on 08/25/2018 6:20:37 PM PDT by PLMerite ("They say that we were Cold Warriors. Yes, and a bloody good show, too." - Robert Conquest)
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To: InABunkerUnderSF

Ducey won’t appoint anybody until after Tuesday’s primary election.


9 posted on 08/25/2018 6:21:16 PM PDT by Publius
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To: Kaslin

Don’t miss him.

Just relieved the old maverick is gone for good.


10 posted on 08/25/2018 6:21:20 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A w Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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11 posted on 08/25/2018 6:21:29 PM PDT by Dick Vomer (2 Timothy 4:7 deo duce ferro comitante)
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To: Kaslin

For the next month all we will hear and see in the media is what a great American he was... Maybe while he was on active duty, but IMHO not while he was in an elected office.


12 posted on 08/25/2018 6:22:11 PM PDT by Meadow Muffin
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To: Kaslin

He can say hi to Ted Kennedy now.


13 posted on 08/25/2018 6:23:43 PM PDT by JerryBlackwell (some animals are more equal than others)
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To: Kaslin

May the Author of Peace send peace to all who mourn, and comfort all the bereaved among us.


14 posted on 08/25/2018 6:25:34 PM PDT by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: Publius

If he doesn’t I’m definitely voting against him. And if he makes a bad choice and a certain McCandidate wins the primary for The Flake’s seat I may have something more important to do on the first Tuesday in November than schlepping down to the polls.


15 posted on 08/25/2018 6:25:40 PM PDT by InABunkerUnderSF
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To: Kaslin

MS13 is truly saddened.


16 posted on 08/25/2018 6:25:45 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn’t common anymore.)
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To: Windflier
And so begin the endless postings of McCain’s demise.

Well, we aren't no ways tired of winning.

17 posted on 08/25/2018 6:25:51 PM PDT by MrEdd (Caveat Emptor)
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To: JerryBlackwell

He can say hi to Ted Kennedy now.

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They both died on the same day 9 years apart. They’re sharing a bunk now.


18 posted on 08/25/2018 6:27:40 PM PDT by laplata (Leftists/Progressives have diseased minds.)
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To: Kaslin
The man served his country honorably. He was a POW. I give him the respect he's earned for that.

Rest in Peace, Senator.

19 posted on 08/25/2018 6:27:41 PM PDT by ealgeone (SCRIPTURE DOES NOT CHANGE!)
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To: Publius

So, whoever loses the primary contest to fill Jeff Flake’s seat, should be appointed to fill the remainder of McCain’s term?

Sort of a win-semi win.

But of course, no such thing will happen. Some really emotional and ego-driven act, like appointing McCain’s wife Cindy, will be the “right thing” to do, and the same kind of paralysis will continue to operate at the Arizona state and Federal level.


20 posted on 08/25/2018 6:28:39 PM PDT by alloysteel ("No" is a complete sentence. On so many levels.)
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