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.
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So you think it is better that everyone lie and pretend he was a person of integrity?
How do the families of MIAs and POWs feel?
Sympathies to his family and friends.
Let’s see if McCain continues to tweet from hell.
Actually, glad this happened today so the media can get it out of their system on the Sunday shows (who am I kidding?!).
It’s going to be utterly sickening watching those Congress vermin pontificate on what a great man and hero McCain was. Are they going to cry crocodile tears? Is Chuckie going to demand that the Supreme Court vote be postponed so they can “properly mourn” the great fallen hero?
Great points about showing respect...
The one thing I keep thinking about is what John McCain must have been thinking while waiting for his final breath.
“That SOB Trump is STILL POTUS who destroyed my image as a war hero.”
You would get ZOTTED?
Really think that? no longer, not on FR...
Surly the McCain family knew this was going to happen, John who insulted the POTUS ALL Summer, suddenly got quiet!!! and so did the family..Did his aides quit and leave AZ.? a lot of questions from American who would like to hear some truth instead of FAIRY TALES...
This coming week will be non stop McCain on TV...good time to begin Fall house cleaning or a nice Vacation...think I’ll flip a coin after church tomorrow....
Y’all have a Blessed Sunday and Pray for America...
Check it out. See what you think.
And afterwards...he said he was sorry he ever picked her. But then...that could have been Cindy, or whoever else was writing his online comments. We'll never know, but I can believe he was that mean of an individual to have said it himself.
Not that there was ever any doubt, and indeed, as many have already expressed here, she is a far better person than I. He could’ve left this world saying nothing about her, and perhaps he flapped his gums because his meds were impacting him that way, but his final comments regarding her have been bitter for me.
Wow, admittedly a very nice, poignant statement from daughter Meghan McCain... just heard via Fox News.
This is not a very nice post but since you brought it up I will provide some friendly advice.
It is illegal to publicly urinate in most cemeteries.
It is however, almost certainly legal to bring your urine in a bottle.
I wont agree with all the applause being shined on him by the Fake News, BUT we need not be joyful at his death. Such emotions show no empathy for those who lost a loved one.
Would have mourned for Hitler, too? How about any of the world’s scumbags (which never seem to be in short supply)?
McCain was the enemy of our President and PERSONALLY responsible for stabbing us ALL in the back by keeping Obamacare alive. But we’re supposed to be hypocrites and play nice now that he’s assumed room temperature? Speaking for myself . . . NOT A CHANCE!
Stray, horrible thought...
Could this announcement of his death have been planned in order to get a replacement in there who will vote AGAINST Kavanaugh? Could this be McCain’s final FU to all of the good people in the world?
Now he and Teddy are plotting from Hell with the Russians to interfere in the mid-term elections.
Survived by his Mother alive age 106
You speak truth. Thank you.
Sadly, my Trump disliking spouse would have rather had McQueeg as president over the Donald.
Hopefully hardest hit from tripping over the cord of the camera he's running to get in front of.
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