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Re: John McCain is dead.
« Reply #15 on: August 27, 2018, 09:17:34 pm »
Well that is an interesting development.


Governor Ducey isn't a fan of Trump, either.
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Re: John McCain is dead.
« Reply #16 on: August 28, 2018, 03:37:56 pm »
Back in 08 I was registered as a republican. Not ideologically -- In 2000, I had volunteered to work a polling center in Connecticut, and state law requires a minimum of 2 dems and 2 republicans. They couldn't find a second republican, so they asked me if they could register me red "for the day", and then we could change it back. It never changed back, and I got the privilege of voting in republican primaries -- which are almost always more exciting and fun than the dem primaries.

At the time, the dem race was between Obama and Clinton, and I felt that I'd be okay with either of them winning. The republican race was higher stakes, I really wanted Romney to get bumped out. (at the time, he was doing a religious right shtick).

I remember this moment in 2008 when McCain went on The Daily Show. I don't remember what they talked about, but I remember he came off as earnest and intelligent, and Stewart took kinda cheap potshots at him which he endured stoically. And I thought - that composure, that ability to roll with the punches and not get baited - that's a good presidential quality. Of the republican choices, I thought he was the best.

And he tapped Sarah Palin as VP. Ugh, what a dumb mistake, activating the tea party like that. She really thought SHE was running for president.


Obviously I don't agree with a lot of McCain's politics, but today in 2018, the courage to say No to your own party is something I respect.



Wait, don't we have a McCain emote? ahhh yes,

:mccain:

I bet if McCain had a do-over he wouldn't have picked Sarah Palin.  I doubt he had any idea of who the fuck she was, but some "smart guy" on his campaign probably talked him into it.  I mean, I can't imagine McCain hating Trump but liking Palin.  Those two are cut from the same cloth.

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Re: John McCain is dead.
« Reply #17 on: August 28, 2018, 04:24:36 pm »
"You have to have a woman's touch, to soften out your smoother edges, someone with a level head to balance your Maverick personality. Sarah Palin should be perfect"
- Disgruntled unpaid intern tasked with selecting candidates on his last day at the office.
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Re: John McCain is dead.
« Reply #18 on: August 28, 2018, 05:22:22 pm »
Back in 08 I was registered as a republican. Not ideologically -- In 2000, I had volunteered to work a polling center in Connecticut, and state law requires a minimum of 2 dems and 2 republicans. They couldn't find a second republican, so they asked me if they could register me red "for the day", and then we could change it back. It never changed back, and I got the privilege of voting in republican primaries -- which are almost always more exciting and fun than the dem primaries.

At the time, the dem race was between Obama and Clinton, and I felt that I'd be okay with either of them winning. The republican race was higher stakes, I really wanted Romney to get bumped out. (at the time, he was doing a religious right shtick).

I remember this moment in 2008 when McCain went on The Daily Show. I don't remember what they talked about, but I remember he came off as earnest and intelligent, and Stewart took kinda cheap potshots at him which he endured stoically. And I thought - that composure, that ability to roll with the punches and not get baited - that's a good presidential quality. Of the republican choices, I thought he was the best.

And he tapped Sarah Palin as VP. Ugh, what a dumb mistake, activating the tea party like that. She really thought SHE was running for president.


Obviously I don't agree with a lot of McCain's politics, but today in 2018, the courage to say No to your own party is something I respect.



Wait, don't we have a McCain emote? ahhh yes,

:mccain:

I bet if McCain had a do-over he wouldn't have picked Sarah Palin.  I doubt he had any idea of who the fuck she was, but some "smart guy" on his campaign probably talked him into it.  I mean, I can't imagine McCain hating Trump but liking Palin.  Those two are cut from the same cloth.

He was forced into Palin.  He wanted Leiberman.
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Re: John McCain is dead.
« Reply #19 on: August 28, 2018, 06:03:42 pm »
I think with Lieberman as vice he could have beaten Obama.  It would have been two white moderates vs the black guy with the Muslim name.  Instead he went with Caribou Barbie and scared all the people concerned about his frail health.  I know I was considering voting third party until I saw what a nightmare Palin was

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« Reply #20 on: August 28, 2018, 08:43:26 pm »
It's probably not often in his life that anyone has ever wanted Lieberman.

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« Reply #21 on: August 28, 2018, 08:49:32 pm »
I think with Lieberman as vice he could have beaten Obama.  It would have been two white moderates vs the black guy with the Muslim name.  Instead he went with Caribou Barbie and scared all the people concerned about his frail health.  I know I was considering voting third party until I saw what a nightmare Palin was

Naw.  He would have come closer, but Lieberman basically WAS McCain, and wouldn't add anything to the ticket.
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Re: John McCain is dead.
« Reply #22 on: August 28, 2018, 09:39:48 pm »
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/gop-slows-efforts-to-rename-senate-building-for-mccain/ar-BBMxqqz?ocid=spartanntp

ETA:  Instead of a building, McConnell may suggest a particular conference room.  Not even kidding.
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Re: John McCain is dead.
« Reply #23 on: August 28, 2018, 09:54:37 pm »
HOLY SHIT, INHOFE GRABS THE NOBEL PRIZE FOR INSENSITIVITY!

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https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/gop-senator-mccain-is-partially-to-blame-for-controversy-over-white-house-flags/ar-BBMwY9J?ocid=spartanntp

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In response to a question about the flag controversy, Inhofe, who is expected to succeed McCain as the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said the former GOP presidential nominee was not "courteous" to Trump.

"Well, you know, frankly, I think that John McCain is partially to blame for that because he is very outspoken," Inhofe told reporters, according to CNN. "He disagreed with the president in certain areas and wasn't too courteous about it."

In short, the President's feelings are bruised, and McCain shouldn't have dressed in such a skimpy outfit.
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Re: John McCain is dead.
« Reply #24 on: August 28, 2018, 10:24:32 pm »
When the line “some men just want to watch the world burn” showed up in the Dark Knight ten years ago it seemed like just a badass nihilistic quote. But now I get it. I really get it.
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Re: John McCain is dead.
« Reply #25 on: August 29, 2018, 02:25:25 pm »
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/gop-slows-efforts-to-rename-senate-building-for-mccain/ar-BBMxqqz?ocid=spartanntp

ETA:  Instead of a building, McConnell may suggest a particular conference room.  Not even kidding.

The good bit, for me: As opposed to a building currently named after a Southern segregationist, Richard Russell.

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Re: John McCain is dead.
« Reply #26 on: August 31, 2018, 05:42:44 pm »
And then a touch of class from the alt-right.  By which I mean "absolutely repulsive behavior".

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/twitter-image-threatens-shooting-meghan-mccain-her-husband-blasts-twitters-ceo/ar-BBMH9CV?ocid=spartanntp
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