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Mon Feb 20, 2017, 12:47 PM

Who'da thunk that John McCain would become one of my heroes?

Why??? Because he was the first person, that I heard, anyway, to speak out on national TV to point out that attacking the press is the first step toward dictatorship.

This thought has been swirling in my head for weeks.... how we're sounding more and more like a 3rd world country. I hope we can figure out ways to fight back. But I'm not sure we can... The one thing that gives me hope is that we, unlike these dictatorships, have an alternative identity. We were all taught about the inscription on the statue of liberty, "Give me your tired...."

I long for the days when the GOP was mostly a very misguided but (I thought) well motivated opposing political party. Not a collection of ignorance. I wait and wait for more GOPers to say "enough!!"

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/02/19/donald-trump-john-mccain-media-enemy-of-the-people/98126656/

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Reply Who'da thunk that John McCain would become one of my heroes? (Original post)
LAS14 Feb 2017 OP
BumRushDaShow Feb 2017 #1
LAS14 Feb 2017 #3
BumRushDaShow Feb 2017 #4
doc03 Feb 2017 #2
neverforget Feb 2017 #5
meadowlark5 Feb 2017 #10
wryter2000 Feb 2017 #17
njhoneybadger Feb 2017 #6
lapucelle Feb 2017 #7
exboyfil Feb 2017 #8
LAS14 Feb 2017 #9
Aristus Feb 2017 #11
LAS14 Feb 2017 #13
Aristus Feb 2017 #14
California_Republic Feb 2017 #12
Orsino Feb 2017 #15
50 Shades Of Blue Feb 2017 #16
world wide wally Feb 2017 #18

Response to LAS14 (Original post)

Mon Feb 20, 2017, 12:48 PM

1. Mclame says a lot of things

but votes straight R no matter what.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 20, 2017, 12:50 PM

3. Yeah, I'd expect that. I don't admire him for his...

... political positions, but for his take on the foundations of our democracy. He said it out loud!

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Response to LAS14 (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 20, 2017, 12:52 PM

4. He likes being on TV every week

If he really believed in the foundations, then he would stop voting for everything his party does to shake or destroy those foundations.

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Response to LAS14 (Original post)

Mon Feb 20, 2017, 12:50 PM

2. He does this every once in a while but

when his job is threatened he backs down.

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Response to LAS14 (Original post)

Mon Feb 20, 2017, 12:56 PM

5. He will be a hero when he backs up his words with action.

Until then, it's all talk.

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Response to neverforget (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 20, 2017, 01:17 PM

10. Right

He can flap his lips all he wants and sound rational, provide hope. But until he actually does something to back up his words, it's useless. It will all be lost in the daily Trump shit show.

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Response to neverforget (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 20, 2017, 01:34 PM

17. My sentiments exactly

We only needed one more Senator to block DeVos. When McCain actually does something I'll consider whether he's a hero or not.

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Response to LAS14 (Original post)

Mon Feb 20, 2017, 12:56 PM

6. He bounces back and forth

like a tennis ball.Next week he could say the exact opposite.

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Response to LAS14 (Original post)

Mon Feb 20, 2017, 12:59 PM

7. "No, ma'am. He's a decent family man and citizen..."

I always admired McCain for his defense of Obama in the 2008 general election campaign.

http://www.politico.com/story/2008/10/mccain-obama-not-an-arab-crowd-boos-014479

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Response to LAS14 (Original post)

Mon Feb 20, 2017, 01:09 PM

8. He voted yes for Sessions, deVos, Carson

Every nominee except OMB (No) and EPA (No Vote because of European meeting). The OMB vote was because of defense spending (Mulvaney resisted additional spending).

No hero.

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 20, 2017, 01:11 PM

9. See my response #3

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Response to LAS14 (Original post)

Mon Feb 20, 2017, 01:20 PM

11. Until he starts caucusing with the Democrats to defeat legislation designed to forward Trump's

agenda, he'll just be all talk. And talk is cheap.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #11)

Mon Feb 20, 2017, 01:23 PM

13. The point is that there is more at stake than Trump's...

... legislative agenda. It's not too much of a stretch to see a dictatorship evolve as executive employees are fired for lack of loyalty to Trump, as faith in our press erodes under his constant onslaught.

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Response to LAS14 (Reply #13)

Mon Feb 20, 2017, 01:25 PM

14. I agree. There is an enormous amount at stake.

McCain refusing to rubber-stamp Trump's administration is just one of many ways by which we would be able to protect those things.

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Response to LAS14 (Original post)

Mon Feb 20, 2017, 01:22 PM

12. He will break your heart

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Response to LAS14 (Original post)

Mon Feb 20, 2017, 01:32 PM

15. Next ask him how good a running-mate Palin was.

McCain will always break your heart if you let him in.

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Response to LAS14 (Original post)

Mon Feb 20, 2017, 01:34 PM

16. Talk is cheap.

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Response to LAS14 (Original post)

Mon Feb 20, 2017, 01:47 PM

18. He knows right from wrong

Then chooses to say what is right and do what is wrong

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