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John McCain

I voted for him in 2008, despite whom he picked for his running mate. (In comparison, in 2016, Trump made the best choice since Reagan chose George H.W. Bush. That’s one of the differences between McCain and Trump.)

I also voted for McCain for Senator when I lived in Arizona. And I once met him in Washington DC, at a State Society of Arizona party at the Library of Congress. Very briefly. He was doing the hand-shaking thing.

The irony of his death is that the people in the fakestream media praising the hell out of him are people who never actually voted for him. They just love him right now because they hate Trump, and McCain hated Trump, and they think that loving McCain pisses off Trump. Which it does.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

August 28, 2018 at 10:19 PM

Posted in Obituary

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  1. Can we have a moment of silence for John McCain’s tumor, which gave everything so that there could be peace in the world, ultimately offering up its life? <>

    Dan

    August 28, 2018 at 10:40 PM

  2. I was wondering if you’d comment on this. I despised McCain as much as I despise the Bush’s. Yeah. I voted for them, too. But I felt dirty afterwards.

    Yes, the MSM is going out of its way to kiss McCain’s caboose. But they already had good feels for him. Because they could always count on him to badmouth other Republicans and stab them in the back when it really mattered. Whenever I think of the terms “RINO” and “cuck” I think of him.

    I should also point out that his father was an admiral. And while the military tends to be conservative, the admirals, generals, etc can be very political and well-connected. So it’s no surprise that the son of an admiral would turn out to be an establishment tool. That’s not always the case, But the children of the well-off and well-connected so often turn out to be liberals and establishment that one should always be skeptical.

    destructure

    August 28, 2018 at 10:54 PM

    • Anyone in service will tell you never to trust any officer over lieutenant colonel (USA, USMC,) commander (USN,) or wing commander (USAF.) The pure warriors, the ones who sign on to serve their country, they don’t rise higher because they don’t care to be bullshitters.

      njguy73

      August 29, 2018 at 12:27 AM

  3. McCain’s 2008 campaign was kind of interesting in the following sense: he took the senate seat of Barry Goldwater, who lost badly in 1964, and knew he was going to. Goldwater had remarked to people that the United States was simply not going to vote to have a 3rd president in a span of 14 months. Had Kennedy lived, Goldwater thought he might have a fighting chance to beat him, and the two had even chatted informally about doing joint town halls, which I am sure sure is where McCain got the idea he proposed to Obama.

    Following the financial crisis, McCain knew he was going to lose, because the public wanted to fire Bush 43, but not being on the ballot, they did the next best thing. McCain did not help himself by remarking that we had nothing to fear from an Obama presidency, when what he may have meant was “I have nothing to fear, I’ll still have a job and my wife’s money.”

    Anyway, I live in California and knew my vote was not going to matter, so for the first time in my life I “threw away” my vote and voted for the Libertarian, Bob Barr. McCain’s belligerence, his sanctimony, his xenophilia, his phony down-to-earthness (“my friends…”) and all his other distasteful traits just made it impossible for me to vote for him.

    Sgt. Joe Friday

    August 28, 2018 at 10:58 PM

    • His very slimebaggish cuckishness makes me take accusations that he left MIAs to die and that he was working behind the scenes to sandbag rescue efforts seriously when I normally would not.

      Kerry, McCain and Kennedy, the Three Horsemen if the Apocalypse.

      Also, his stupid campaign limits measure only empowered PACs more. Just think, if he’d lost the primary to Romney and it had been Romney who lost to Obama, we’d have both those losers off our backs right now, instead of just one.

      Curle

      August 29, 2018 at 12:42 AM

  4. I just learned McCain and his wife were on the nonwhite adoption bandwagon, the ultimate in cuckery. They adopted a Bangladeshi girl.

    Hermes

    August 28, 2018 at 11:16 PM

    • You just learned that now?

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      August 29, 2018 at 6:13 AM

    • McCain’s surviving family of proles and overweight at the funeral procession:

      Her overweight Bangladeshi daughter blends well with other proles.

      JS

      August 29, 2018 at 5:02 PM

      • Demonstrates how being fat is genetic, she was raised by the same family but is way more fat than anyone else in the family (although yes, not exactly a skinny family).

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        August 29, 2018 at 5:04 PM

  5. Internet search engines let you filter results by date. Today leftists are engaging in fake outrage about Trump not treating McCain with enough respect. Here’s what they were saying about McCain before Trump ran:

    “he’s an anti-abortion Creationist who surrounds himself with religious extremists. Paul Harris uncovers the dark side of John McCain”

    “McCain is yesterday’s man, so revive yesterday’s “threat.” He stood up to Russia while his opponent was out fishing in Hawaii. A compliant media will keep the phony Russian threat an issue throughout the campaign.”

    “But that’s what John McCain is doing, increasingly. And that’s what makes him so embarrassing.”

    “Minus this designation, McCain is a man of no particular genius. Without his glorious but decades-old legend, he’s a crank with a creepy smile, a manipulative opportunist with a history of sleazy connections (Charles Keating, casino magnates), unfaithfulness (he left his crippled wife for Cindy), and weakness for hateful women (Cindy, Sarah).

    In the beginning, at least, McCain played the POW-card only occasionally. He was crafty about it, too.”

    “And, yes, John McCain is a shameless tool.”

    ““Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane used his diabolical and talking baby Stewie to air his political views on the presidential race by pinning a McCain/Palin campaign button on Stewie’s Nazi uniform in Sunday night’s episode.

    MacFarlane is no stranger to controversy, but the ardent supporter of Barack Obama went into uncharted territory by likening the McCain/Palin ticket to the Nazi party in World War II.”

    “McCain: racist, bigot & homophobe
    By DOUG THOMPSON”

    MoreSigmasThanYou

    August 28, 2018 at 11:25 PM

  6. Ironic indeed.

    Euphrates.

    August 28, 2018 at 11:57 PM

  7. Being red-pilled means seeing the Republican party/bowel movement conservatives as the cucks and controlled opposition that they are.

    Voting for the likes of McCain, Romney, or Dubya should be a deeply shameful proposition for anyone’s who’s had the veil lifted from their youth spent as true-believing respectable conservatives. And Dubya was even worse than Obama. Pappy Bush was also a disaster who was probably involved in major conspiracies going back to JFK to Reagan assassination to 9/11.

    fakeemail

    August 28, 2018 at 11:58 PM

  8. Right, here’s an example. The guy who does the pre- and post-game analysis of Giants baseball on SF radio is a 70-ish, Jewish, former criminal defense lawyer originally from Brooklyn. On Sunday, after three hours of arcane talk about Giants’ trading strategy and on-base percentages, he signed off by telling his listeners that McCain should be remembered because he was “cool.” That’s the last thing I thought I’d ever hear about McCain. As manyiStevers have already pointed out, he probably meant he didn’t put up too much of a fight against Obama. The host is a near-fanatical negro lover.

    Marty

    August 29, 2018 at 12:23 AM

  9. How would you have felt about McCain’s plan to have Joe Lieberman as his running mate?

    Thagomizer

    August 29, 2018 at 12:36 AM

  10. “McCain’s 2008 campaign was kind of interesting in the following sense: he took the senate seat of Barry Goldwater, who lost badly in 1964, and knew he was going to. Goldwater had remarked to people that the United States was simply not going to vote to have a 3rd president in a span of 14 months. Had Kennedy lived, Goldwater thought he might have a fighting chance to beat him, and the two had even chatted informally about doing joint town halls, which I am sure sure is where McCain got the idea he proposed to Obama.”

    Recall that Nixon (in spite of JFK’s charisma and Nixon’s own awkwardness} came very close to beating Kennedy in 1960. A few thousand more GOP votes in several key states and Nixon would have been elected president.

    Oswald Spengler

    August 29, 2018 at 12:39 AM

  11. Well put Lion, John McCain is beloved by liberals right now but only because he made a point of being a thorn in Trump’s side. A liberal woman I know mentioned to me yesterday she was sad at McCain’s passing. I made a point of reminding her that McCain would often describe Asians as gooks.

    Roli

    August 29, 2018 at 1:08 AM

    • Yeah, it’s interesting how the views of Leftists can change on a dime. Oceania was always at war with Eastasia.

      fortaleza84

      August 29, 2018 at 7:02 AM

  12. To vote for McCain was an insult to my intelligence. I stayed home, obviously.

    Yakov

    August 29, 2018 at 2:30 AM

  13. I never once entertained the possibility of voting for McCain in 2008. I wonder if the election were held today, would you make that same decision or have your views evolved to the point where voting for a pro-illegal immigration, pro-establishment candidate like McCain is no longer a possibility? Let’s say Nikki Haley is the nominee in 2024. Would you vote for her?

    PerezHBD

    August 29, 2018 at 4:24 AM

  14. He was a man of singular distasteful traits. Imagine the level of pettiness to leave funeral instructions and a farewell letter all meant to be anti-Trump! I voted for him in 2008 because I thought he was better than the alternative, but looking backward, was he? We wouldn’t have left Iraq in 2011, which lead to the collapse of the middle east and the rise of ISIS, but on the other hand we would have been engaged in numerous other wars.

    He was also a man who was even more dedicated to amnesty than Obama was. As a Republican, he might successfully passed amnesty, instead of giving the GOP a tiny bit more spine to oppose it as happened when Obama’s Gang of 8 tried to pass one. That would have electorally doomed the GOP. McCain would have gotten to be the last GOP President, something that he would have regarded as a fitting legacy of his Presidency.

    Hard to believe, but our timeline is better than that imaginary one.

    Mike Street Station

    August 29, 2018 at 6:00 AM

  15. Politics aside it’s remarkable he went through five years as a POW and came out functional and sane. I admire him like I admire steve callahan who survived 76 days adrift at sea on a life raft. By chance he had a fishing spear in his emergency bag (he kept hitting his head on it so had stuck it in the bag). He speared mahi mahi and drank 8-16 ounces of water a day from a jerry rigged still.

    Anyway: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/28/technology/inside-facebook-employees-political-bias.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

    Hopefully this picks up momentum and these tech companies are marched to the gallows.

    toomanymice

    August 29, 2018 at 6:55 AM

  16. That’s not true at all. I know a lot of people in my parents generation who voted for him in the 2000 Republican primary. I also know a fair amount of people (again, in my parents generation) who voted for him in the 2008 general, despite his crazy VP pick.

    Back in 2000, McCain was seen as the centrist and W Bush was seen as the Bible thumper. A lot of centrists and moderate conservatives voted for McCain. I believe that McCain would have destroyed Gore in the 2000 popular vote if he had won the Republican primary.

    SC

    August 29, 2018 at 7:10 AM

    • I voted for McCain in the primaries over Bush in 2000 because I regarded him as more serious and more experienced than Bush.

      Mike Street Station

      September 1, 2018 at 8:07 AM

    • That was a pretty good story.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      August 29, 2018 at 8:01 AM

    • Jouno Nahal Toosie doesn’t approve of Mr. Miller. Click on her name to take a gander at THAT FACE!

      fakeemail

      August 29, 2018 at 10:46 AM

  17. Ultimately, the brilliant Lawrence Auster was right about his analysis of the 2008 election in one of his greatest posts:

    http://www.amnation.com/vfr/archives/011791.html

    At the same time, just as a McCain victory will produce an intense leftist reaction, an Obama/Democratic ascendancy will produce an intense conservative reaction. The right half of America is not going turn a blind eye to the leftist doings of Congress under an Obama presidency, as they did so much of the time under Bush and will do under McCain. There will be heightened awareness, knowledge, resistance. There will be will and energy in the face of a mortal threat.

    Mostly, this was exactly right. Obama gave us the Tea Party and then Trump. And now Trump is on the verge of not only reversing everything Obama did but exposing and punishing decades worth of Deep State crimes and schemes.

    Andrew E.

    August 29, 2018 at 9:24 AM

    • Auster was smart when he wasn’t writing about religion.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      August 29, 2018 at 10:15 AM

    • What do we do with the current Leftist doings of Congress, e.g., Ryan?

      Curle

      August 29, 2018 at 10:53 AM

  18. Yes it is ironic that the liberals praising McCain and mourning his death never voted for him. It is also ironic that many of those who hated him, including myself (I can’t think of another politician I despised as much as McCain) voted for him in 2008.

    Jay Fink

    August 29, 2018 at 10:41 AM

  19. Meghan McCain is painful to look at. Fat, overly made up, hair dyed a totally fake shade of blonde, and screechy voice.

    gothamette

    September 2, 2018 at 10:06 AM

    • She hasn’t aged well.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      September 2, 2018 at 10:33 AM

      • Oh come off it. She’s 33!

        Rita Moreno is 85 and she looks better than this fat skank.

        All that makeup! It’s Instagram, I tell you. I blame it on Instagram!

        gothamette

        September 2, 2018 at 12:00 PM

      • Rita Moreno is Puerto Rican, the higher caste, Euro passing type. She doesn’t look White in the Anglosphere or Nordic Sphere, but could very well pass as French Canadian or anyone who comes from the Mediterranean.

        Generally, women of Northern European ancestry do not age as well as those in Latin Based Europe.

        Eastern European women aren’t know for their beauty past their prime, but it seems like Romanian women are the exception rather than the rule, based on my own personal encounters. Again, it must be the Roman conquerors who had nice skin and a warm demeanor.

        JS

        September 2, 2018 at 8:53 PM

      • Interesting question being asked in Quora:

        https://www.quora.com/Are-French-Canadians-Latinos

        Are French Canadians “Latino”?

        It seems like the French Canadians and certain Hispanics who aren’t anglicized would accept the Latino designation without reservation. However, the Anglo Proles either from Canada or America get all salty, defensive, and petty, insisting no for an answer.

        Not surprisingly, Lion and others lament the fact that there is no giant tent of Whiteness in the Alt-Right movement. Rightfully so, Anglo society was always more racist and discriminating when it came to the definition of “White”.

        JS

        September 2, 2018 at 9:08 PM

      • I’m tired of constantly encountering the spawn of politicians and celebrities in the news and media world. I miss the comparatively absent and private Nixon girls and various Fords. Even Amy Carter and the Obama girls come across as private compared to media whore Bushes and this fat slob.

        I’m also against Sinatra’s kid, Ronan Farrow, getting so much attention not to mention Gloria Vanderbuilt’s homo offspring.

        Curle

        September 3, 2018 at 12:04 PM

  20. MEH 0910

    September 4, 2018 at 4:18 PM

    • Why didn’t he run for re-election in ‘13?

      Curle

      September 4, 2018 at 10:31 PM


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