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Trump Tweets Attack on John McCain - The Atlantic
Trump’s continuing attacks on John McCain reveal a worrisome state of mind.
Donald Trump is not well. Over the weekend, he continued his weird obsession with a dead war hero. This time, his attacks on John McCain came two days after the anniversary of McCain’s release from a North Vietnamese prison camp. He tweeted this...
And this...
And retweeted this...
All this comes in the aftermath of Trump’s comments about McCain in 2015. “He’s not a war hero,” Trump said. “He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.”
These grotesque attacks once again force us to grapple with a perennial question of the Trump era: How much attention should we pay to his tweets; and what exactly do they reveal about America’s 45th president?
I’m sympathetic to those who worry that too many Americans spend too much time paying too much attention to what Trump tweets. The danger is that we allow Trump to succeed in keeping us in a state of constant agitation and moral consternation, in ways that are unhealthy and even play to Trump’s advantage, allowing him to control the nation’s conversation.
trump  politics  gov2.0  mccain  twitter  SMH 
4 weeks ago by rgl7194
Facebook: McCain Thank You note
Dear Donald,

I just wanted to thank you for the absolutely wonderful funeral.
It was such a good time, everyone had a blast! We're all hoping it's your turn next!

My warmest sympathies,
Sen. John McCain
trumpworld  wk114  mccain 
march 2019 by dpb
Arnold Schwarzenegger Condemns Trump's Attacks on McCain - The Atlantic
The former California governor called President Trump’s attacks on John McCain “absolutely unacceptable.”
Arnold Schwarzenegger and John McCain saw in each other a willingness to buck the Republican Party and became fast friends and political allies. Mindful of McCain’s legacy, the former California governor said on Wednesday he couldn’t stay silent in the face of President Trump’s recent spate of attacks on the late senator.  
He told me Trump’s swipes at McCain are both disgraceful and destructive. “He was just an unbelievable person,” Schwarzenegger said. “So an attack on him is absolutely unacceptable if he’s alive or dead—but even twice as unacceptable since he passed away a few months ago. It doesn’t make any sense whatsoever to do that. I just think it’s a shame that the president lets himself down to that kind of level. We will be lucky if everyone in Washington followed McCain’s example, because he represented courage.”
mccain  trump  politics  gov2.0  twitter  RIP  SMH 
march 2019 by rgl7194
Bernie Sanders news: a Clinton-era Democrat makes the case for the left - Vox
“Barack Obama rolls into office with Mitt Romney’s health care policy, with John McCain’s climate policy, with Bill Clinton’s tax policy, and George H.W. Bush’s foreign policy,” DeLong notes. “And did George H.W. Bush, did Mitt Romney, did John McCain say a single good word about anything Barack Obama ever did over the course of eight solid years? No, they fucking did not.”

Market-friendly neoliberals, rather than pushing their own ideology, should work to improve ideas on the left. This, he believes, is the most effective and sustainable basis for Democratic politics and policy for the foreseeable future.
romney  Bill-Clinton-economy  democrats-neoliberal  McCain  democrat-moderate-v-left  Obama-moderate  free-market  ACA  democrat-platform 
march 2019 by Peony43
Sen. McCain and Rep. Slaughter remembered in Irondequoit
IRONDEQUOIT, N.Y. (WROC-TV) - Ukranian-Americans in Rochester gathered on Sunday to thank the late Sen. John McCain and Rep. Louise Slaughter for their support of Ukranian independence.
The ceremony took place at the Ukranian Monument at Town Hall. As part of the ceremony, Irondequoit Town Supervisor Dave Seeley vowed to build a civility garden, as welll, to promote dialogue and civility in politics and public service.
"I hope people will become more united, become more one, all Americans make USA the greatest country on planet earth, which it is at this time.  And to continue we all have to be united," Ukranian-American veteran Walter Denysienko said.
McCain passed away this year on August 25 at the age of 81. Slaughter passed away on March 16 at the age of 88.
rochester  ukrainian  mccain  RIP  congress 
november 2018 by rgl7194

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