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While I disagreed with his politics, I admired his love of country and courage as a member of the US Navy.

He has more patriotism in his right *** than Dotard will ever have in his entire body.

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I trust McCain's mind with his disability more than what comes out of Trump's mouth without one. McCain actually lives "America First" while Trump lives "Trump First".

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Although, I never liked McCain as a politician and never found him to be a true conservative and weak and waffling on many issues, the man served his country and for that he gets my respect. I wish the family well this is a real sad and tough thing to go through. Love Meghan, great woman, smart, beautiful, I feel her pain. Losing a loved one is the most difficult thing a person can go through. I pray that the entire family can get through this very difficult phase.

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He was one of the few Republicans that had my vote.

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82 with brain cancer and holding top power in a superpower.

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Respect, Honor, Dignity, Dedication, Patriotism, Unity, Service, Morals, This is John McCain.

I have followed this man for thirty years. I can not imagine a world without him in politics. When he is called up. I will have felt I lost a friend. We honor you sir. There are no words that can be spoken. So I will just say simply. Thank you Senator. We were blessed to have had you in our corner. Prayers sent for an easy transition out of the flesh and into the heavens.

Long sail the USS John S. McCain (DDG-56)

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The last honorable man in the Republican party. Godspeed, sir.

Beyond his thumbs down, I remember him calling Obama a ‘decent family man’ when confronted by that woman in Minnesota who was spewing all sorts of FOXY nonsense..

THAT was something you don’t see many politicians doing..

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He was a Republican, now that’s headline news to me.

You cheered Trump on while he degraded McCain’s military service. Saying, “the man served his country and for that he gets my respect” is certainly news to me.

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He was a Republican, now that’s headline news to me.

I have respect for people who go with their conscience. There has been far too much of people doing screeching 180s in order to follow the leader.

He was a war hero, wasn’t he?

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@Jimizo,

Some would debate the level of heroism during his military career. However if you read the following. Please come to your own conclusion.

On July 29, 1967, McCain was a lieutenant commander when he was near the epicenter of the USS Forrestal fire. He escaped from his burning jet and was trying to help another pilot escape when a bomb exploded. ]McCain was struck in the legs and chest by fragments. The ensuing fire killed 134 sailors and took 24 hours to control. With the Forrestal out of commission, McCain volunteered for assignment with the USS Oriskany, another aircraft carrier employed in Operation Rolling Thunder. Once there, he would be awarded the Navy Commendation Medal and the Bronze Star Medal for missions flown over North Vietnam. McCain's capture and subsequent imprisonment occurred on October 26, 1967. He was flying his 23rd bombing mission over North Vietnam when his A-4E Skyhawk was shot down by a missile over Hanoi.

 McCain fractured both arms and a leg when he ejected from the aircraft and nearly drowned after he parachuted into Trúc Bạch Lake. Some North Vietnamese pulled him ashore, then others crushed his shoulder with a rifle butt and bayoneted him. McCain was then transported to Hanoi's main Hỏa Lò Prison, nicknamed the "Hanoi Hilton".

Beginning in August 1968, McCain was subjected to a program of severe torture. He was bound and beaten every two hours; this punishment occurred at the same time that he was suffering from dysentery. Further injuries brought McCain to "the point of suicide," but his preparations were interrupted by guards. Eventually, McCain made an anti-U.S. propaganda "confession". He has always felt that his statement was dishonorable, but as he later wrote, "I had learned what we all learned over there every man has his breaking point. I had reached mine. Many U.S. POWs were tortured and maltreated in order to extract "confessions" and propaganda statements virtually all of them eventually yielded something to their captors. McCain received two to three beatings weekly because of his continued refusal to sign additional statements.

So ask yourself Jimizo. Is he a war hero?

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So ask yourself Jimizo. Is he a war hero?

I can’t comment on the accuracy of the text you posted, but I’d say that’s pretty impressive.

I’d also say being captured does not disqualify one from being a war hero.

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The last honorable man in the Republican party. Godspeed, sir.

What? Only a lefty would think that. Again, sorry for the man and what he is physically going through, but the man was a horrible senator. Nothing near what you would call a text book Republican, more of a Democrat light with a sprinkle of a dust of conservative in him.

Beyond his thumbs down, I remember him calling Obama a ‘decent family man’ when confronted by that woman in Minnesota who was spewing all sorts of FOXY nonsense..

People say a lot of things when the camera is on them or when a hot mic is on. Lol

THAT was something you don’t see many politicians doing..

Yeah, you do, everyday in fact.

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You cheered Trump on while he degraded McCain’s military service.

“During the debate”, yes, I did.

Saying, “the man served his country and for that he gets my respect” is certainly news to me.

He does get my respect, but that doesn’t mean he is above criticism, Reagan served his country, that didn’t stop the left from criticizing him, don’t even go there. No one is above criticism and the left has proven that time and time again.

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Poor man been to hell and back now this the man is a legend a true hero..Its just pathetic when certain poster try to turn an article like this into a political rant some people just have no decency..

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It is shocking that draft-dodging Trump denigrated the sufferering of a man beaten for years by sadistic thugs while serving his country.

What’s equally shocking is that his followers still can’t call this out as low trash.

Looks like morals and standards need to be left at the door when entering the Trump tent.

As politicians go, McCain is one of the more decent ones. Crazy Joe mentioned his good grace when he put a nutcase in her place for spewing trash which bordered on the presidential.

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Think of how different the world would have been if McCain had gotten the GOP nomination and won.

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Poor man been to hell and back now this the man is a legend a true hero.

I never disparaged his services, not one time.

Its just pathetic when certain poster try to turn an article like this into a political rant some people just have no decency..

No, I’m just calling for what it is, you guys do it all the time. Check Pompeo comments. I can separate the man, his services to his country and the man as a politician. Has nothing to do with decency. I already paid my respects and will continue to do so, but that won’t silence on his less than impressive political history.

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@bass who cares about this mans political career he dying in one of the most horrible ways jeez dude...

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The American War (as the Vietnamese rightly call it) was a war of aggression against the peoples of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos causing the deaths of millions and endless suffering for millions more. Bluntly stated, McCain participated in a dishonorable war which, if there were any justice in this world, would have condemned the American leaders who conspired to wage this dirty war to the same punishment imposed on their German counterparts in Nuremberg. If McCain is a "war hero", the Nazis are entitled to theirs, too.

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who cares about this mans political career he dying in one of the most horrible ways jeez dude...

I understand, I have total empathy for the man, I wish it weren’t so, but I’m allowed to express my feelings as much as you guys do. I’m allowed to voice my opinions, the left do it every minute and now they want respect for one politician while denigrating another? Oh, the hypocrisy.

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It is shocking that draft-dodging Trump denigrated the sufferering of a man beaten for years by sadistic thugs while serving his country.

I find that a bit of strange way to present this. In other contexts, I would class draft-dodging as a more noble act than going to war. And was be beaten by sadistic thugs or just by some people who were very angry at someone who was there to drop bombs on their country? (I'm not trying to justify the beatings, just trying to understand them.) Do we serve our countries better by going to war or not going to war?

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bass4funk: "the man served his country and for that he gets my respect."

That's funny, because he sure hasn't had your respect AT ALL lately, even you supporting Trump making fun of him and more angry about the leak of a GOPer saying "He'll be dead soon anyway" than the content of her statement or his illness. YOu haven't cared one wit since he lost his run for the presidency, Don't pretend to respect him now. And if you do, you have to admit how terrible and petty Trump is for making fun of his service while he himself ran away as a coward.

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@bass I’m allowed to voice my opinions, the left do it every minute and now they want respect for one politician while denigrating another? Didn't say you wernt allowed im not telling you to do anything just saying lowlifes kick a man when hes down on his deathbed thats all.As I have told you many times im not the left but you just dont get it thats fine think what you want I dont give a rats...So bud the hypocrisy is not going on here leave that game up to you since your so good at it..

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Everyone is entitled to their opinion on Senator McCain.

Is he a war hero? Is he not? Was he a could politician? Was he not? Was he tried and true red blooded Republican? Was he not? Was he for party? Was he not? The debate and discussion could go on for days if not weeks and when the good Lord decides to take him. The Media will cover it and discuss it all. I know this. Senator John McCain will not die a bitter man. Senator John McCain has accomplished plenty for my country. Senator MCain shoes will not be filled easily. Senator John McCain is respected by his colleagues and his piers as well past Presidents, Vice Presidents and many in Government work for 30 years! 30 years! Many of us could not walk a day in his shoes. Including myself. Senator John McCain's judgement was sound and he always did what he thought was best for the American people and Government. You may hate the man and that is fine. But you should not disrespect him and demean his services to country. From November 4th 1986 till his last dying breath he will and has served his country faithfully. If you have ever read his memoirs you will know he admits to making mistakes. That is what I love about the guy. I may disagree with some of his politics. However, he is a human being. He was/is a Senator from Arizona that kept things moving. Never wavering until now. He is not a failure. He is not neocon/libcon. He is U.S.Navy officer and a gentleman. His politics reflect that very transparently. He was a major work horse.

“We have made mistakes. We haven’t always used our power wisely. We have abused it sometimes and we’ve been arrogant. But, as often as not, we recognized those wrongs, debated them openly, and tried to do better. And the good we have done for humanity surpasses the damage caused by our errors. We have sought to make the world more stable and secure, not just our own society. We have advanced norms and rules of international relations that have benefited all. We have stood up to tyrants for mistreating their people even when they didn’t threaten us, not always, but often. We don’t steal other people’s wealth. We don’t take their land. We don’t build walls to freedom and opportunity. We tear them down. To fear the world we have organized and led for three-quarters of a century, to abandon the ideals we have advanced around the globe, to refuse the obligations of international leadership for the sake of some half-baked, spurious nationalism cooked up by people who would rather find scapegoats than solve problems is unpatriotic. American nationalism isn’t the same as in other countries. It isn’t nativist or imperial or xenophobic, or it shouldn’t be. Those attachments belong with other tired dogmas that Americans consigned to the ash heap of history. We live in a land made from ideals, not blood and soil. We are custodians of those ideals at home, and their champion abroad.” 

― John McCainThe Restless Wave: Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights, and Other Appreciations

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That's funny, because he sure hasn't had your respect AT ALL lately, even you supporting Trump making fun of him and more angry about the leak of a GOPer saying "He'll be dead soon anyway"

Oh, stop, the things you guys say about the President or the US is just mind blowing! For some reason that’s ok, but criticize McCain how dare you, when the same McCain hat was running against Obama was mocked, ridiculed was subject to nasty personal attacks about his age and making him out to be a joke for even running against a younger Black man. Spare me! You guys on the left always do this! When a Republican speaks out against this President, he’s an upstanding guy, if he’s with the President, he’s a moron. If McCain would be 100% behind the President, none of you guys would come on here and say anything nice! But because he hates Trump, now all of a sudden, he’s the man of virtue?! At least I’m consistent. I never liked McCain’s policies over the las 30 years, I always thought politically, he was a waffling Republican/Democrat and I’ll always feel like that.

than the content of her statement or his illness. YOu haven't cared one wit since he lost his run for the presidency,

I voted for him because I was never going to vote for Obama, so I held my nose, but No, as a serviceman, I do respect him, as a Senator, not at all.

Don't pretend to respect him now.

I’m not a liberal, i can’t pretend anything, but I do respect him, but I think he was a horrible politician, again, I can keep the two separate, the left somehow mashes them all together, confused people.

Didn't say you wernt allowed im not telling you to do anything just saying lowlifes kick a man when hes down on his deathbed thats all.

That is definitely bad for sure, people shouldn’t do that.

As I have told you many times im not the left but you just dont get it thats fine think what you want I dont give a rats...

Ok and?

So bud the hypocrisy is not going on here leave that game up to you since your so good at it..

No, the hypocrisy is going on definitely. I’m not going to bend because it pleases the left, I’m calling them out, you guys can’t get on me about one Senator when you guys make personal attacks on the President, my criticism of McCain is purely and only political.

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bass4funkToday  06:01 pm JST

my criticism of McCain is purely and only political.

Exactly, that's the problem. We attack Trump because he does wrong. He violates the normal, social values that most Americans share on a routine basis. You attack McCain out of, as you admit, a purely political need to score points on anyone who isn't on your team. You don't have a moral basis for your attacks, you don't have a grander purpose in making them, you just want to denigrate someone who doesn't vote the way you want him to every time.

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Saying things like "I never thought he was a real conservative" etc. on this article about McCain ending his cancer treatment is like commenting on saying "I never cared for her music" on an article about Aretha Franklin's death; Not the flipping point. You may not have liked her music, and you may not like McCain's policies, but is it really the place to make such comments? I think not, but whatever- keep showing how little a person you can really be.

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Exactly, that's the problem. We attack Trump because he does wrong.

Ok, that’s your personal opinion and many of us do and feel the same about McCain and his policies

You attack McCain out of, as you admit, a purely political need to score points on anyone who isn't on your team.

Yes and I like you have the absolute right to do that.

You don't have a moral basis for your attacks,

You can’t say that. Lol You guys for years trashed Oliver North, George H. Bush. Sorry, not going to work. I’ll say it again, respect the man as a war hero ans I feel very bad for him and what he is going through, but that’s about it on the human level, on the political level, a completely different story.

you don't have a grander purpose in making them, you just want to denigrate someone who doesn't vote the way you want him to every time

But I will.

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bass4funk: "Dude, relax. We all have freedom of speech, get over it."

You see? Didn't take you long to fall back on the "whatevers" and "get over it" when proven wrong yet again.

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