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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You’re good brother, my sentiments exactly!
Screw that traitor
I was going to shoot off some fireworks...gf hid them from me out in the shed somewhere. I was looking for them, but my little neighborhood has a noise thing after 10 p.m. damnit
McCain’s going away party begins!
Cernovich on twitter has a post showing how the media is talking about McCain today vs how they talked about him during his run against Obama. Total hypocrisy.
He always is and He thinks McCain is a douchebag too.
I’m just taking mine out of the fridge
McCain is dead and that is the way it is. Its in the hands of higher authority, so to speak.
Donald Trump was gracious on Twitter tonight and he isn’t invited to the funeral as I understand it.
There was no love lost between the President of the United States and Senator McCain.
But its over tonight and we get to move on.
and there are (too) many FReepers who could learn from his example.
Hopefully ozone. A real live occupuke, apparently.
How many people died because of McCain?
Lots and lots.
He didn’t “serve” our country.
He caused many people to die.
I’m well aware of his family connections and notorious background; that notwithstanding, he didn’t run off to Canada, did he?
Sorry, my Hypocrisy only goes so far. Any study of McCain and you know the real man. I wasn’t as brutal as many others.
Too many times people are lauded for being saints when the opposite is true.
PM me #9.
It vaporized before I saw it...
As of last year, there were “More than 1,600 Americans who served in the Vietnam War are still missing or unaccounted for.”
From an article about some remains being discovered and sent back last year.
John F’n Kerry and his brother need to be arrested and charged, looks like McCain will skate.
Godspeed, Senator McCain.
I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt and say it was the cancer
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