Sen. John McCain: Dead at 81

Aug. 29, 1936 — Aug. 25, 2018


30 Responses to Sen. John McCain: Dead at 81

  1. Arizona Conservative Guy says:

    Accolades are rolling in from outside the state for John McCain. The liberal networks are falling over themselves to give him glowing praise. Those of us who live here and had to suffer the indignities of being steamrolled by a self proclaimed “Maverick” who ran as a Republican and spent his nearly four decades in congress giving us the middle finger while he colluded with Democrats against our interests have a less generous recollection of him.

    He was mean spirited, crass, had a filthy mouth, and preferred Hillary who he called a “rock star,“ Socialist George Soros and illegal aliens over the citizens of Arizona who he was supposed to represent. Even in ill health, during the past year, he didn’t have the decency to resign so we could be represented. It was always just about him.
    It will be interesting to see who Gov. Doug Ducey, a McCain ally and close associate, appoints to replace McCain.

    • Not A McCainiac says:

      If he appoints Cindy McCain or any other McCain relative, Gov. Doug Ducey can kiss his reelection bid goodbye. No Republican will vote for the liberal Democrat, but many will withhold their votes from Ducey. I’ve read that the first job he ever held when arriving in AZ to attend ASU was working for Cindy Hensley McCain at Hensley & Co., one of the nation’s largest Anheuser-Busch beer distributorships. The Ducey’s and McCain’s have remained so close over the years that it was McCain who initially encouraged Ducey to enter politics.

  2. Observer says:

    Doug Ducey has become so unpopular after doling out 20 percent raises to the thousands of striking teachers who abandoned their students for a week, that he might even appoint himself to the vacant senate seat. It’s not unheard of. Ducey is a longtime friend of the McCain’s. A proficient liar, he told us the raises would not result in higher taxes. Now the teachers are pushing a Constitutional Amendment in the form of a November ballot measure that is right out of the Lenin/Marxist playbook. They are advocating a “tax the rich” measure, apparently unaware that “the rich” already pay the lion’s share of taxes. Many of those people are retirees who are living on their investments after decades of work and adhering to strident savings plans. Others are small business owners, who work close to the margins and will have to lay off workers.

  3. Rambling Rose says:

    After he picked Sarah Palin as his running mate, he ran a stealth campaign against her. Crass daughter Meghan piled on tearing at Palin’s family and even her clothes. I suspect this was due in large part to the fact that many of the McCain-Palin bumper stickers had the name “McCain” cut off the top. They couldn’t help but see them all over town.

  4. Ellsworth says:

    I wish no one dead, but I won’t miss McCain. He was a vile man. to whom truth was just a word in the dictionary.

  5. Frankly Speaking says:

    This self serving despicable act, one of his last in DC, will be his legacy. Here he is seen voting against what was billed as the “skinny repeal” of Obamacare—to the shock of the Republicans who had held up the vote until he could return to Washington—and to the delight of the Dims. What a double-crosser.

  6. PC and State Committeeman says:

    Makes one wonder will they mention the death of the 138 or so that died on the SS Forrestal when he blew the ship up with his ineptness and caused millions of dollars of damage that luckily didn’t sink the ship and kill them all. Oh but Dear old Daddy was an admiral and so he was immediately helicoptered off the ship and the records of the event have been buried and for some deniers that claim it never happened. I wonder how the families of the dead would debate that.
    My sympathies to the family anyway as it is never easy and always painful to bury a parent.

    • CD3 Conservative says:

      He crashed three jets during his naval career, with the USS Forrestal’s accompanying loss of life being the worst. Why this man who graduated at the bottom of his class at Annapolis and gained entry only because he was the son and grandson of Admirals, is called a hero, is beyond me..

      There are those who know him well, some from congress and others who were imprisoned with him in Hanoi, who have a very different opinion of John McCain. This is a very important video, that delivers the facts. Please watch it so the truth is known. The high caliber people speaking in this video are compelling in the case they make against John McCain and exposing him for the deceitful man he actually was. Hero? Listen to them and then decide.

  7. Army Of One says:

    Several years ago the American Conservative magazine ran an important article about John McCain suppressing vital information regarding American Vietnam era MIAs and POWs. He went to great lengths to permanently seal all of the documents relating to those servicemen whose families desired to get at the truth regarding their loved ones. The parents are gone now and there are no voices demanding access to those files. Why was John McCain, who was captured himself, so intent on making any information impossible to obtain?

    This is the video of the committee hearing where Delores Alfond. sister of an MIA appeared and was bullied by John McCain, who ultimately walked out of the hearing in a phony huff. The sound is not as good as it should be, but clicking on the CC in the lower right corner enables the closed captioning feature which helps.

    • Sgt. Preston says:

      This video is titled, “John McCain losing his cool.” My question is, “What cool?” He hid behind bluster, vulgarities and arrogance in an attempt to conceal his limited abilities. Somone here called him “vile. ” I’ll second that!!

  8. Casper says:

    Here’s McCain trying to bluff his way out of an economic question and failing miserably…

  9. Jig says:

    RIP. This is a great example of why we need term limits for ALL elected officials.

    • Kent says:

      You ‘re absolutely correct! McCain was in Washington longer than most Arizonans who were negatively impacted by him have been alive. Term limits are obviously necessary, but try to imagine any politician promoting such legislation or any of the others voting for the end of their own cushy jobs. They have no shame in voting themselves pay raises that are slipped into other bills in the dead of night. They would never give themselves the boot.

  10. Patriot Mom says:

    The deification of this perpetually angry man is disgusting. Newscasters, reading scripts are slobbering over him, giving him sainthood status. I heard one mention his “salty tongue.” Does this unconscionable slur used to the mother of his children fall into the category of “salty” speech?

    • Not A McCainiac says:

      What a classy guy. McCain’s wife Cindy is an heiress who facilitated his luxury life style and is the sole owner of their multiple homes. He should have kissed her feet instead of calling her filthy names in front of staff and reporters.

  11. Observer says:

    McCain would have been a disaster had he been elected President. Although he spoke with the aura of absolute authority, he often had no idea what he was talking about. This is a prime example:

  12. Doc says:

    Good Riddance for bad rubbish,
    Just 1 more word for ASS:

    • Saguaro Sam says:

      Wonder who will inherit that munitions factory in Bulgaria?
      No secret in Eastern Europe.
      Lindsey in on it, too. (seems to have a come-to-Jesus experience lately and has been speaking somewhat pro-Trump)

      They’ve scrubbed the internet, but it never really goes away.
      Photos, too.

      Trump knows it all.
      And it’s worse than you know.

    • Former GOP PC says:

      McCain, (Arizona’s Senior Senator) is having two funerals, one for each of his faces.

  13. Former GOP PC says:

    Interesting that none of the comments here are complimentary of McCain, proving that that he was strictly the “hero’ of the leftwing media. My wife and I were longtime elected precinct committeemen volunteering for the party for years, before we were “purged” by the establishment’s pride and joy John McCain, who worked with Gregory Wendt, a San Francisco Obama donor to effect the widespread conservative purge.

    We worked on behalf of the AZ GOP and Republican candidates, making phone calls, going door to door with literature, hammering roadway signs during the hot Phoenix summers, as well as donating financially. None of that was good enough for McCain’s operatives who sent out slick mailings within precincts advising the voters who the “conservatives” were. What do you know? We, and other actual conservatives, were excluded and replaced by McCain allies who never attended a single district meeting or lifted a finger for the AZ GOP or Republican candidates.

    Jon Kyl previously engaged in these internal deceitful purges. Don’t know about Flake, but wouldn’t be surprised since he was a willing lacky for them.

    The mailers at that time were the work of “the James Gang” (Lisa and Gordon) and on another occasion, Kathy Pappas Petsas working with Kyl. She is currently running for the state legislature in LD 28. Petsas was known for stating she wanted to “Dekookify” the AZ Republican Party. (That’s code talk for taking out conservatives).

    We are now registered as Independents and spend our time and money enjoying life with our family and friends. The hierarchy of the AZ GOP never answered us when we pleaded for assistance. Now we give them the same treatment when we are solicited.

    This Breitbart report fills in some of the blanks:

  14. VINOAZ says:

    My favorite Saturday shows, Water’s World and Greg Gutfeld, which I record, were replaced by Maverick, reaching across the aisle, war hero, presidential candidate. Had to turn the TV off. He was a Maverick for attacking Republicans and conservatives. He reached across the aisle in the wrong direction, going left when he should have been going right. What heroic feat did he do in war, Don’t get me wrong, I respect everyone’s honorable military service, even George Gobel who served in New Jersey, and certainly have great empathy for POWS. He said he ran for president to serve America, not for personal interest. He also said he would secure the border and repeal Obama care. No, he ran for ego. Trump ran to serve and to repair the damage done by the left, progressives and RHINOS. I am wrestling with whether or not to lower my flag to 1/2 mast. So far, cannot bring myself to do it.

    • Saguaro Sam says:

      Interesting that John McCain and his very good buddy Teddy Kennedy chose the same exact day and month to (allegedly)
      expire from the same (alleged) cancer, glioblastoma.

      The guys that set out to de-construct our Fed immigration laws.
      And their “Gang of 12”

      Take a look at the first photo, which is part of the story linked below:

      Study it carefully. Kept hidden from the American public for So Very Long.
      Not photoshopped. Others like it.
      Why would an American wear a replica of the Syrian flag as a lapel pin?
      Entrance to a tunnel where weapons are stored.

      • Doc says:

        I say that he’s been dead already for…? But the “coincidence” that he Actually died, from the same form of cancer, on the Same day of the month that his P.A.L., “th’ Creek Murder” (a.k.a. ?sen? teddy kennedy), I mean…Really?!?!?!
        …Doc’s callin’ BOOLSHEET…
        …no, really, I am…

  15. East Valley Conservative says:

    Why is it impossible for the networks giving John McCain relentlessly slavish coverage to acknowledge that he was solely responsible for the corrosive effect on the political scene locally and nationally?

    McCain sowed more divisiveness than any politician in memory. He formed coalitions with Democrats intended to harm Republicans, calling himself a “Maverick” as he repeatedly screwed us over. He was characterized by the double-talking arrogance that most often accompanies incompetence. I watched him in a couple of the videos that others posted here and it became clear that though he was a not very adroit con man, it didn’t keep him from plying his trade..

  16. Maggie says:

    I was doing a Google search earlier this morning after being reminded that even John McCain’s mother (now 106) acknowledged that he was reviled by many Republicans. She was quoted in this interesting exchange:

    “How much support do you think he has among the base of the Republican Party?” C-SPAN’s Steve Scully asked John McCain’s mother in a 2008 interview.

    “I don’t think he has any,” said Mother McCain. “I don’t know what the base of the Repub–maybe I don’t know enough about it, but I’ve not seen any help whatsoever.”

    Asked if her son can go on to be the GOP’s nominee, Roberta McCain said, “Yes, I think holding their nose they’re going to have to take him.”

    It’s said a picture is worth 1000 words. This one sure is. I found it right here on SRAZ.

  17. PV PC says:

    The far left Arizona Republic newspaper is in full fledged meltdown, mourning McCain. He was the “Republican” they could adore, because he wasn’t a Republican at all. From the consecutive full front page photos of him to the obviously prewritten glowing odes passing as reports filling most of the front section, it seems a president has died, although I don’t think a president would rate this attention.

    McCain is the newspaper’s God, because those in charge are soulless. Both have been longtime advocates for amnesty and open borders. The weakening of our national security bonded them. John McCain was not only mortal, but had feet of clay. Let’s not forget that.

    McCain barely carried the red state of Arizona, that he called home, with only 8.5% when he ran against Barack Obama. That tells more about the low esteem in which he was held by many Arizonans than anything the dying newspaper writes.

  18. Justin says:

    Most of us were taught not to speak ill of the dead, but death doesn’t magically turn miserable characters into saints. Only the media can do that!

  19. Dennis O'Brien says:

    Better get out your knee pads folks. The push for genuflecting before this false idol is not about to let up.

  20. PC and State Committeeman says:

    Now our POTUS has come out and endorsed McCain’s flunky Ducey for Governor, who in the administration is whispering bad notions into his ear. It was disheartening to hear that today. We can only hope that the many that voted already voted wisely. Go Ken we are behind you.

  21. Jig says:

    The story of McCain’s first wife and many forget that Ross Perot paid her medical bills: