John McCain’s final statement to the country in full.

By | 2018-08-28T06:40:06+00:00 August 27th, 2018|Categories: Front Page, News|Tags: , , , |15 Comments

See if you can determine who this is directed toward.

Courtesy of Politico

My fellow Americans, whom I have gratefully served for 60 years, and especially my fellow Arizonians, thank you for the privilege of serving you and for the rewarding life that service in uniform and in public office has allowed me to lead. I’ve tried to serve our country honorably. I’ve made mistakes, but I hope my love for America will be weighed favorably against them. I’ve often observed that I am the luckiest person on Earth. I feel that way even now as I prepare for the end of my life. I’ve loved my life, all of it.

I’ve had experiences, adventures, friendships enough for ten satisfying lives and I am so thankful. Like most people, I have regrets but I would not trade a day of my life in good or bad times for the best day of anybody else’s. I owe the satisfaction to the love of my family. One man has never had a more loving wife or children he was prouder of than I am of mine. And I owe it to America to be connected with America’s causes, liberty, equal justice, respect for the dignity of all people brings happiness more sublime that life’s fleeting pleasures. Our identities and sense of worth are not circumscribed but are enlarged by serving good causes bigger than ourselves.

Fellow Americans, that association has meant more to me than any other. I lived and died a proud American. We are citizens of the world’s greatest republic. A nation of  ideals, not blood and soil. We are blessed and a blessing to humanity when we uphold and advance those ideals at home and in the world. We have helped liberate more people from tyranny and poverty than ever before in history. We have acquired great wealth and power in the progress. We weaken our greatness when we confuse our patriotism with rivalries that have sown resentment and hatred and violence in all the corners of the globe. We weaken it when we hide behind walls rather than tear them down, when we doubt the power of our ideals rather than trust them to be the great force for change they have always been. We are 325 million opinionated, vociferous individuals. We argue and compete and sometimes even vilify each other in our raucous public debates.

But, we have always had so much more in common with each other than in disagreement. If only we remember that and give each other the benefit of the presumption that we all love our country, we’ll get through these challenging times. We will come through them stronger than before. We always do. Ten years ago, I had the privilege to concede defeat in the election for president. I want to end my farewell to you with heartfelt faith in Americans that I felt so powerfully that evening. I feel it powerfully still. Do not despair of our present difficulties, we believe always in the promise and greatness of America because nothing is inevitable here. Americans never quit, we never surrender, we never hide from history, we make history. Farewell  fellow Americans. God bless you and god bless America.

“We weaken it when we hide behind walls rather than tear them down.”

Well, I think we know what THAT is referring to.

Actually, I think if we were to boil this statement down to its essential message, that message would be, “Fuck you, Donald Trump!”

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15 Comments

  1. Anonymous August 27, 2018 at 3:33 pm - Reply

    Hearsay, in comments from another site in comments: Nicolle Wallace, in recalling John McCain, said that “he always had your back. He had my back when I was attacked by his running mate.”

  2. Anon August 27, 2018 at 3:39 pm - Reply

    In preparing for the end of his life McCain stood up for his country and self. Meanwhile Trump made an ass, petty fool of his self and demonstrated there is no depth too deep for him to go. This reminds me of Michelle Obama’s quote “When they go low, we go high.”

  3. Anonymous August 27, 2018 at 3:40 pm - Reply

    …as the White House flag goes half mast to full, half mast to full, as he throws his tangerine toddler tantrum.
    Than he trots out Ivanka. What a PUTZ.

  4. Anonymous August 27, 2018 at 3:52 pm - Reply

    Watching the American flag go up and down the White House flag pole over whether and how to honor the life of John McCain is a perfect symbol for an administration morally and emotionally adrift from common decency. — Dan Rather

    • Anon August 27, 2018 at 5:55 pm - Reply

      KNOWledge adrift for sure…

  5. RM August 27, 2018 at 6:17 pm - Reply

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/08/27/enraged-rachel-maddow-trump-mccain.html

    ” even people who dislike a lot of what John McCain did as a public figure, as a politician, have found a very easy path to recognizing his extraordinary, extraordinary service. Except for the White House, which has turned itself into a sideshow of, forgive me, but just self-interested incompetence, petulant grandstanding, caving, reversals and ultimately, just shame on this.”

  6. Anonymous August 27, 2018 at 6:35 pm - Reply

    CBC news just shredded trump’s comments about deal with Mexico,line by line they called his statements false.

    The moron doesn’t even know that we have more trade with Canada than Mexico, so much for world’s greatest businessman.

    • Anonymous August 27, 2018 at 8:12 pm - Reply

      Pardon me working to get by. but why was it so important, as I’ve heard was, that he had to have cameras on him calling the Mexican president?
      Eff you Canada? What an ID-10-T! I still hear him in every comedian’s voice that has attempted it.

      • Anonymous August 28, 2018 at 2:59 am - Reply

        Take the news cycle off of McCain,.
        It is obvious he is out to get Justin, no matter what.

        CBS news just stated McCain’s family asked trumo not to attend funeral, trump will say he isn’t attending because he doesn’t want to disturb family with his security 🙂

  7. anon August 27, 2018 at 9:30 pm - Reply

    No life ends. We experience an involution and an evolution. At death we are brought to recollection. We are not of social invention but given of nature. Prosaic reification ends – life does not.

  8. Anon August 28, 2018 at 9:08 am - Reply

    OT? ” where that mapmaker was instructed “to create as many districts as possible in which GOP candidates would be able to successfully compete for office.”
    “Judge James Wynn’s opinion for two of the three judges on this panel is a masterpiece of trolling. Wynn cites Justice Clarence Thomas’ opinion in NIFLA four times. He constructs much of his opinion through citations to conservative campaign finance decisions such as Citizens United v. FEC. He even quotes two opinions by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

    Will Wynn’s opinion survive an appeal to the Supreme Court? Not if Kavanaugh is confirmed! But Wynn appears determined to expose the Court’s Republicans as a bunch of partisan hacks if they do reverse his decision.” “if Kavanaugh is not confirmed — or if Senate Democrats can merely delay his confirmation until the Supreme Court disposes of a request to stay Wynn’s opinion — then North Carolinians may actually be able to vote in a free and fair election this November.”

    https://thinkprogress.org/federal-court-trolls-clarence-thomas-in-opinion-striking-republican-gerrymander-a4529a5189fc/

  9. Oorah August 28, 2018 at 10:04 am - Reply

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/08/republican-super-pac-attacks-dem-candidate-tattoo-representing-marine-unit/

    The ad begins by claiming that Golden supports allowing welfare recipients to purchase tattoos with tax dollars. It goes on to show Golden with a tattoo visible on his right arm.

    The ad concludes with a cartoon of Golden appearing to have fake tattoos on his back, calling him a “liberal” who supports “free” stuff and “higher taxes.”

    “devil dog”

  10. Anonymous August 28, 2018 at 1:25 pm - Reply

    It’s odd how today in America we have a treasonous bunch in the White House flaunting Putin before our very eyes and the American people who favor Trump are blinded by their orange idol. Then we have a War Hero like John McCain who is villified by people who have not served their country in an honorable way. I see the Russian propaganda machine is working overtime. And the dumbass Americans who want to be future slaves to Putin are falling hook, line and sinker.

  11. ATS August 28, 2018 at 2:01 pm - Reply

    https://www.dw.com/en/arizona-honors-memory-of-maverick-senator-john-mccain/av-45260026

    joe arpaio ‘I love You Joe- The Donald’ running for his Senate seat. 100% sounds drunk.

    America’s Toughest Sheriff

  12. anonymous August 28, 2018 at 2:23 pm - Reply

    “McCain has referred to Kara-Murza as a man who is, “A personal hero whose courage, selflessness and idealism I find awe-inspiring.”
    Together the two pushed an anti-Putin measure through Congress called the Magnitsky Act, which put sanctions on Russia.
    “On the Magnitsky Act, on public advocacy for Russian political prisoners, and on speaking the truth about Putin’s regime, McCain was indispensable,”
    “he appointed Russian dissident Vladimir Kara-Murza to carry his coffin. Kara-Murza will carry his coffin to the front of the Washington National Cathedral during Saturday’s memorial service.” “The moves symbolize that even his death, McCain is strongly against a Trump-Putin relationship”

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/08/mccain-makes-one-last-move-to-send-a-message-about-russia-to-trump/

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