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    Posted: 27 Aug 2018 at 00:55
My favorite McCain story is not about John McCain, at least not directly.  Cindy McCain went to Bangladesh, where she was shown around an orphanage.  There she was introduced to two girls, both a little mentally slow, older than the ideal age of adoption, and again, girls.  She realized that if she did not adopt them, nobody else would.  She arranged the adoption of one of them with a family friend's family, and called up her husband, John, to tell him that she was coming home with his daughter.

Of course, the McCains have money so that they would have the luxury of doing that, but not everyone who has the money would necessarily even consider doing something like that.

I think McCain had a good run, he got caught by the slower pursuer (death) but alluded the quicker one (evil).
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I've just read that a Media Release about John McCains death, in which he was described as a hero, was kiboshed by Trump.

A watered down version was released by the White House.

This is totally believable as trump is  all about me, me, me.

John McCain was a hero, at least he served his country instead of making up fabricated ailments to avoid the draft.

RIP John Cain.


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It's not that I was born in Ireland,
It's the Ireland that was born in me.
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McCain's Bangladeshi daughter was used against him in the 2000 primary.  McCain was ahead coming out of New Hampshire, but then it went to South Carolina.  There a rumor got started (by the W. Bush) campaign, that McCain's dark skinned daughter was McCain's love child with a black prostitute.  South Carolina has a reputation for dirty politics.  Needless to say McCain's momentum was broken, and George W. Bush won the nomination and the presidency.  But if you look at McCain's 2008 campaign, one should realize that his orders for his campaigners to stay away from Obama issues of family, community service and religion were shaped by how race was used against him in South Carolina politics.  The Bushes had no compunction concerning using race as a political tool, not directly but in cases such as Willie Horton in the campaign against Dukakis.  McCain ran a clean campaign, (despite what Palin wanted to do), that will be his legacy, and probably a greater legacy on race than Obama had.  Obama instead reneged on taking matching funds, and had the best campaign than money could buy.  Of course, Obama also promised to serve a full term in the Senate, a promise that Hillary Clinton at least felt she should keep.
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May his memory be eternal. It was a sad day. Fewer and fewer of his like left.

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Originally posted by Akolouthos Akolouthos wrote:

May his memory be eternal. It was a sad day. Fewer and fewer of his like left.

-Akolouthos

And may we, with great respect to Mr McCain, pray that there are no more of the Trump ilk.
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The religious right did not like McCain, I think he refused to flatter them and kiss up to them.  They rewarded him by sitting on their hands in the 2008, (they probably voted by default for him, but no enthusiasm.)  McCain believed in God, but it was a quiet, personal piety.  His religion story was of Christmas in the "Hanoi Hilton" where a guard quietly made a cross in the dirt for him to see, then rubbed it out before he (the guard) was caught doing it, again on Christmas.

Trump is kind of the opposite, catering to the religious right, left and right.  But I suspect that any relation he has religion is a cynical one.  IMO, the religious right is compromising itself by their monstrous wedding to Trump. 
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