John McCain requested that George W. Bush and Barack Obama give eulogies at his funeral. Guess who is not invited.

By | 2018-08-26T16:17:14+00:00 August 26th, 2018|Categories: Front Page, News|Tags: , , , , , , |32 Comments

Courtesy of NYT:

Senator John McCain, who died on Saturday at age 81, will lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda and receive a full dress funeral service at the Washington National Cathedral.

Mr. McCain, who served for two decades in the Navy after graduating from the Naval Academy and who represented Arizona in Congress for 35 years, will also lie in state at the Arizona Capitol before his burial in Annapolis, Md., a Republican official involved in the planning said.

Two Republicans familiar with the planning said that Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama have been asked to offer eulogies at his funeral. Under initial plans for Mr. McCain’s funeral, Vice President Mike Pence was to attend, but not President Trump, who clashed repeatedly with Mr. McCain.

So John McCain actually requested that both of the men who defeated him for the presidency speak at his funeral but rejected the current White House occupant altogether. 

I think that is more than telling. 

By the way here is Obama’s moving statement concerning the passing of his one-time political opponent. 


The man simply does not hold a grudge.

Isn’t that refreshing? 

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32 Comments

  1. Was Neiman Marcus really looted coast to coast August 26, 2018 at 6:51 am - Reply

    Guess who is not invited??????

    How about Silly Serror, Toad and the whole famdamily?

    (asking for a friend!)

    • Anonymous August 26, 2018 at 7:27 am - Reply

      Yeah, she’ll finally get another opportunity to rub up next to him as is her decade-long dream.
      Hope she’s not given front row clearance, she has no business being given that honor.
      I fully expect Tawd and her to show up in their usual rumpled attire as always.

      • Anon August 26, 2018 at 8:52 am - Reply

        Regarding rumpled attire, IMO people show up disrespecting the occasion and or the people. Palin showed up conveying F you, F tradition, F elites, I’ll do what I want, when and wear as I damn well please. F everyone but me me me. Lack of “gravitas”.

    • Anonymous August 26, 2018 at 7:51 am - Reply

      For what she said in her post-humous interview yesterday, that would be enough grounds for me to tell her to stay home.
      What a witch!

      • Anon August 26, 2018 at 8:38 am - Reply

        If I were a McCain I would direct someone to communicate that she not attend.

    • Anonymous August 26, 2018 at 12:28 pm - Reply

      I noticed that palin was not asked to speak about McCain on any of the network morning shows, don’t know about cable. Guess they have already forgotten who she is or decided they didn’t want anyone speaking ill of the dead.

    • HRH August 26, 2018 at 3:25 pm - Reply

      If McCain had been elected, he would have been dead within the year.

  2. anon August 26, 2018 at 7:03 am - Reply

    Under initial plans for Mr. McCain’s funeral, Vice President Mike 666Pence WA$ to attend…The AntiChRiST?! OK

  3. Dr. kNOWHIM August 26, 2018 at 7:15 am - Reply

    “Paranoid Personality Disorder can persist for a lifetime. Individuals with this disorder are generally difficult to get along with and often have problems with close relationships because of their excessive suspiciousness and hostility. They usually are unable to collaborate well with others at work. They may have a need to have a high degree of control over those around them. Their combative and suspicious nature may elicit a hostile response in others, which then serves to confirm their original expectations. They are often rigid, and critical of others, although they have great difficulty accepting criticism themselves.”

    “Occupational-Economic Problems:

    Causes significant impairment in academic, occupational and/or social functioning

    Works poorly with others (highly critical of others, yet hypersensitive to criticism of self))

    Antagonistic (Antagonism):

    Suspiciousness:

    Suspects, without sufficient basis, that others are exploiting, harming, or deceiving HIM/her

    Is preoccupied with unjustified doubts about the loyalty or trustworthiness of HIM/her friends or associates

    Is reluctant to confide in others because of her unwarranted fear that the information will be used maliciously against HIM/her

    Reads hidden demeaning or threatening meanings into benign remarks or events

    Perceives attacks on HIM/her character or reputation that are not apparent to others and is quick to react angrily or to counterattack

    Has recurrent suspicions, without justification, regarding fidelity of HIM/her spouse or sexual partner

    Lack of Forgiveness:

    Persistently bears grudges, i.e., is unforgiving of insults, injuries, or $lights”

    • barbara carlson August 26, 2018 at 7:58 am - Reply

      Yep – Trump has ALL of the personality disorders. Impossible to help as they do not feel they are in any way broken.

  4. Anonymous August 26, 2018 at 7:54 am - Reply

    I wonder if there is going to be a white trash invasion at McCain’s funeral from Wahhhsilla? Can you say #uninvited?

  5. barbara carlson August 26, 2018 at 7:59 am - Reply

    Trump is not invited, but he’ll barge in anyway, just like he does at weddings.

    • AIDS August 26, 2018 at 8:36 am - Reply

      https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-boasts-of-his-philanthropy-but-his-giving-falls-short-of-his-words/2016/10/29/b3c03106-9ac7-11e6-a0ed-ab0774c1eaa5_story.html?utm_term=.f09fd7b64838

      “At a nursery school a year earlier, Trump had crashed the ribbon-cutting for the event aimed at helping CHILDREN with AIDS.

      Once he was onstage, Trump played the part of a big donor convincingly. Photos from the event show Trump smiling, right behind Giuliani, as the mayor cut the ribbon.
      During the “celebratory dance” segment of the program, Trump mugged and did the macarena with Giuliani, Kathie Lee Gifford and a group of children.

      “I am just heartsick,” Buchenholz, the executive director, wrote the next day to the donor whose seat Trump had taken. Buchenholz provided a copy of the email.
      “I immediately said ‘NO,’ but Rudy Giuliani said ‘yes’ and I felt I had to accede to him,” Buchenholz wrote. “I hope you can forgive me.” “‘there was a seat saved for Steven Fisher, a developer who had given generously to build the nursery.” Buchenholz said that Fisher did remain a donor, despite the SNUB.”

      “ALL of a sudden, there was Donald Trump.
      “Nobody knew he was coming,” said Abigail Disney, another donor sitting on the dais. “There’s this kind of ruckus at the door, and I don’t know what was going on, and in comes Donald Trump. [He] just gets up on the podium and sits down.” He was not a donor, period.” “now he was sitting in Fisher’s seat, next to Giuliani.”
      “I mean, what’s wrong with you, man?” Disney recalled thinking of Trump, when it was over.” “Trump left without offering an explanation. Or a donation. Fisher was stuck in the audience. The charity spent months trying to repair its relationship with him.”
      “For as long as he has been rich and famous, Donald Trump has also wanted people to beLIEve he is generous.”

      HRC>“The Trump Foundation . . . took money from other people and bought a six-foot portrait of Donald,” Clinton said during the third presidential debate. “I mean, who does that?””

      “The charity that Trump has given the most money to over his lifetime appears to be his own: the Donald J. Trump Foundation.”
      “He’s a man who operates inside a tiny bubble that never extends beyond what he beLIEves is his self-interest,”

  6. anon August 26, 2018 at 8:05 am - Reply

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/08/26/with-john-mccain-gone-what-happens-to-his-senate-seat.html

    “: the current Republican Governor of Arizona, Doug Ducey. Ducey is the person charged with the task of appointing people to fill vacancies in Arizona’s US Senate delegation in situations such as this.”
    “he will not name a replacement until after McCain’s burial.”

    https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/arizona/2018/08/24/john-mccain-senate-seat-replacement/954586001/

    No mention of Ward…

    “Both Ward and her staff person seemed to be of the opinion that at a time of great grief for John McCain’s family all they could think about was how to hurt Ward’s campaign.”
    ” Ward immediately latched on to the paranoid conspiracy theory set forth by her staff member by saying that McCain’s family “wanted to have a particular narrative that they hope is negative to me.” “It’s not the McCains creating a narrative – it’s the media making something out of nothing. The media, the left, and the Establishment have the agenda.”
    “Ward did later write a Twitter post saying she was “saddened” to hear of his passing. “His decades of service will not be forgotten by the men & women of Arizona,” Ward tweeted on Saturday. “May God grant the McCain family comfort and peace during this difficult time.”

    The former vice chairman of a Maricopa County Republican Party group, Aaron Borders, took screenshots of Ward’s remarks on Facebook before they were deleted. He then posted them and later lambasted the candidate’s comment in an interview with The Republic.
    “It’s wildly inappropriate,” Borders said in his interview. “It’s classless. It’s not decent … it’s very narcissistic. It’s a narcissist comment to sit there and think that the McCain family made this decision to interfere with your bus tour.””

    “Ward is trailing Martha McSally by eight percentage points in the race for the Republican nomination to replace Jeff Flake in the U.S. Senate.”

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/08/26/arizona-gop-senate-candidate-says-mccain-timed-his-death-to-hurt-her.html

    • Anonymous August 26, 2018 at 8:39 am - Reply

      I don’t care how Ward’s campaign tries to spin it, nor whether they’ve deleted it now on Facebook, it’s NOT the media making something out of nothing.
      They were words out of her very own pie hole. The internet is forever.

  7. peace August 26, 2018 at 8:34 am - Reply

    And let us hope that Senator McCains Family tell Sarah that she is not invited nor welcomed at this strong mans funeral. Sarah can attend the resignation of trump, his funeral and his legacy of promoting hate racism and divide. There is NO place for her in the presents those that honor a real man. It was always said that Senator McCain was forced to put that woman on the ballot due to threats, extortion and bribe. It is probably the same swamp of liars that rigged the election for trump. Sarah should not be at the funeral of Senator John McCain because she is a disgrace as is trump.

    • Anonymous August 26, 2018 at 8:55 am - Reply

      You’d think that, after a decade, she’d learn something but NO.
      She still thinks that Jesus was blond-haired and blue-eyed, not one of those brownies that she fled Hawai’i over in her lame attempt at college.
      There’s no decorum to her whatsoever but what does one expect. It’s HER.

  8. 4USA August 26, 2018 at 8:37 am - Reply

    All disgraceful republicans should not attend the funeral of John McCain. They let him down when he needed them. They stained his party and embarrassed our great country.

  9. Anon August 26, 2018 at 8:45 am - Reply

    It says a lot about McCain to have requested his opponents give his eulogy. In light of McCain’s character his passing shines a light on the darkness of Trump and his “best people”.

    • Anonymous August 26, 2018 at 9:40 am - Reply

      In full agreement here!

  10. Anonymous August 26, 2018 at 9:42 am - Reply

    You know I am all for taking sides. But when a guy dies people should just let it go. Death is the ultimate decider in life’s shit and shitheads. John McCain was your’ typical rich guy politician from Arizona. He made a crucial mistake and entered into our politics the wicked banshee of the North. Yes, John, we still pissed. Now we have that motherfucker Trump who everyday shows he’s Vlad’s buttboy. But John is dead. The end. He did his thing on this earth when he was here and in the end you could tell he was very concerned that he had helped raise the devil from the fires of hell. And he did help. But we should just say our piece and move on because what we have to say about him won’t make him any deader. Besides we still have Palin and Trump and my mama use to say, those kind people don’t die.
    Oh, and it is sickening to watch comments about Hillary to this day. The Russian bots are going at it full time to keep the division fully activated. And my say to that, is only a dumb ass American will be led astray by Putin.

  11. Anon August 26, 2018 at 10:11 am - Reply

    OT Regarding Sarah and Tom Palin’s Daily Mail interview, Todd’s comments about her debate prep with four to five people for hours accomplished nothing but it was awesome when McCain and Sarah chatted on the bus. The “not nice people” were tasked with prepping her, not McCain him self. I am reminded that the “not nice” and “disloyal” got creative to save her ass in the debate with refusing to answer questions she knew nothing about, folksy accent acted, and much more. It is extraordinary that ten years later Sarah and Todd are delusional she was a brainiac or truly God’s gift instead of uninformed, BS liar, untruthful and clueless about the issues. http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/75097-palin-derided-by-top-mccain-aide-book

  12. Anon August 26, 2018 at 12:15 pm - Reply

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0EN_Hmq534

    ‘Blind Boys of Alabama – Amazing Grace (Live on KEXP)’

    excellisimo! “Love that clean and tidy guitar solo.”

  13. Anonymous August 26, 2018 at 12:30 pm - Reply

    I guess Barack will not be given the duty of babysitting Melanomia this time around.

  14. Anonymous August 26, 2018 at 12:38 pm - Reply

    Senator John McCain, who died on Saturday at age 81, will lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda and receive a full dress funeral service at the Washington National Cathedral… will also lie in state at the Arizona Capitol before his burial in Annapolis, Md._____ McCain was able to make all the plans for his send off and where to bury him (not in his beloved Sedona).
    Those that were near and dear to him paid their respects to their dying friend in Arizona. Both Todd and Sarah will have a lot to say about their visit.

    Where will his previous running mate be giving her speech? The eulogy at the Washington National Cathedral?

    • Anonymous August 26, 2018 at 1:48 pm - Reply

      Tawd and $arah visited AZ? I HIGHLY doubt that. Snort.

  15. HRC August 26, 2018 at 4:33 pm - Reply

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/08/26/hillary-clinton-john-mccain.html

    “he said in the speech he gave right before he voted against repealing the Affordable Care Act, that we need to cooperate. We need to learn how to trust each other again and do better to serve the people who elected us.” “he said stop listening to the bombastic loudmouths on radio and tv and the internet. To the hell with them, they don’t want anything done for the public good. He really understood in the marrow of his bones what it meant to be an American and how important it was for us to, yes, disagree and differ. But at the end of the day to come together, to work together, to trust each other to get things done.”

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/08/26/former-cia-director-takes-a-big-shot-at-trump-while-honoring-john-mccain.html

    “McCain didn’t tweet smears, insults, or try to hang dopey schoolyard nicknames on people. McCain’s was no saint. His temper was legendary, but no one ever doubted his sincere love for his country.’

  16. Anon August 26, 2018 at 5:11 pm - Reply
    • Anon August 27, 2018 at 3:48 am - Reply

      To paraphrase someone on Morning Joe, Trump chose to dishonor Senator Mc!cain’s service to his country by trusting to issue an official statement. I am thinking how Trump mocked McCain for cheers and applause knowing he was suffering from a deadly brain tumor. It is right and just that Trump was informed he was not welcome at the funeral. Trump is inhumane, as evidenced by unfeeling and uncaring actions, words and deeds.

  17. Whatevs August 27, 2018 at 4:50 am - Reply

    @ 9:42. You have your schtick, I’ll stick to the truth. Your attitude is what causes a ton of problems, especially when it comes to political and public figures. We need to acknowledge that people are people, warts and all, in life and in death. washington and Jefferson owned slaves, Rock Hudson and many other Hollywood heroes were, gay, beat their wives and were addicts. JFK had mistresses.

    The results of us not admitting the above is that a lot of social progress is delayed, and some expend a ton of energy preserving false history. And that false history causes others to think they need to be perfect in a way not attainable by actual humans. So stop the whitewashing. McCain was one of the first to admit his faults and mistakes, though not all of them. Paradoxically, that is one of the things that makes him a true hero.

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