SEN. JOHN  MCCAIN

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SENATOR JOHN McCAIN

 THE PASSING OF SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN

1936-2018

 

A Naval Aviator, Warrior, Statesman, Congressman and Senator,

family man, patriot and hero, obstinate, fearless, a fighter for the

people,  the United States, and a man who loved his country first...

thats how I will remember him.

Whenever America was in a fight during his long lifetime, John McCain was in the thick of it.  McCain, who has died at the age of 81, was a naval bomber pilot, prisoner of war, conservative maverick, giant of the Senate, twice-defeated presidential candidate and an abrasive American hero with a twinkle in his eye.

The political world reacts to Sen. John McCain’s death, The Arizonan warrior politician, who survived plane crashes, several bouts of skin cancer and brushes with political oblivion, often seemed to be perpetually waging a race against time and his own mortality while striving to ensure that his five-and-a-half years as a Vietnam prisoner of war did not stand as the defining experience of his life.

He spent his last few months out of the public eye in his adopted home state of Arizona, reflecting on the meaning of his life and accepting visits from a stream of friends and old political combatants.  In a memoir published in May, McCain wrote that he hated to leave the world, but had no complaints.

"It's been quite a ride. I've known great passions, seen amazing wonders, fought in a war, and helped make peace," McCain wrote. "I've lived very well and I've been deprived of all comforts. I've been as lonely as a person can be and I've enjoyed the company of heroes. I've suffered the deepest despair and experienced the highest exultation.

“I made a small place for myself in the story of America and the history of my times."


MY THOUGHTS:  McCain had not been in Washington since December, leaving a vacuum in the corridors of the Senate and the television news studios he roamed for decades.   In recent months, he was not completely quiet, however, blasting President Donald Trump in a series of tweets and statements that showed that while he was ailing he had lost none of his appetite for the political fight. Two People…One thing very apparent


 John McCain was and will be a hero and a great man who served and loved his country

Donald J. T-RUMP is a draft-dodging coward and scumbag
who will never achieve the love and respect that John McCain achieved… 


Trying to save face…T-RUMP breaks silence on McCain, tweeting his ‘deepest sympathies and respect’  ( We classified that under Lying Pr*ck Level Four)   Thanks but No thanks, Donald your words are not truth, worthless… The Arizona Senator repeatedly made clear that he saw T-RUMP and his America First ideology as a departure from the values and traditions of global leadership that he saw epitomized in the United States.

I keep thinking, and I can’t chase it from my mind...  A remark by President Trump, a known fraud, narcissistic,  misogamist, draft dodger, money launderer for the Russians, Fake news distributor, and liar... 

Trump said, “I like people that weren’t captured.”
 

Someone should have said,  “ If you as a draft dodger and coward didn’t serve, it only proves your comment proves what a frickin coward you really are and so are most of your associates”.  It was an insult to all those who served their country.  The only mistake was by the false info from the electoral college and corruption, no collusion, corruption in  electing someone so unworthy and dirty of the position.  You should be shot for falsifying your service records and lying to the draft board as set up by your father who died in 1999.  Too bad I wanted a double hanging.  He taught you everything about lying and was well hated himself.  

So to all of you in the GOP base and Evangelicals blinded by a false faith,  I suppose you prefer a coward, creep, draft dodger, thief, narcissistic, misogamist, liar and bigot… to a tortured vet,  I have only one message for you… 

And if you look in the mirror and you are a supporter, guilty, your position is clear, explain that to God one day... or maybe the guy in the other place will listen. You are an embarrassment to your own faith and might wind up sitting next to Mike Pense, another loser who tells the lies of the liar.

NOTE:  McCain had been planning his funeral services over the last year and his family made clear that T-RUMP is not invited, a position that has not changed, two family friends said.

Rest in peace John, T-rump will not be attending the same place you went to…



HANG THE BASTARD THAT SENT THAT MEMO AND

HIS BOSS, PROBABLY THE SAME SCUMBAG




A NATIONAL DISGRACE 
The Wall Street Journal newspaper reports that the United States Navy, under orders from the White House and with the approval of the acting secretary of defense and the compliance of a chain of naval officers in the Seventh Fleet, did its efficient best to conceal the name John McCain from President Donald Trump’s sight when he recently visited Yokosuka Naval Base.

The ship is under repair, so it could not be moved. But sailors hung a tarp over the ship’s name, and other measures (a strategically positioned barge) helped obscure the offending words. Sailors were told to remove all coverings that might indicate that the ship is the USS John S. McCain. 

They were, according to the article, given the day off, lest the name John McCain, embroidered on their caps, give offense. On the day of the presidential visit, some of the sailors present wore “Make Aircrew Great Again” patches, with something that resembled Trump’s profile on them. Subsequent stories in The New York Times and The Washington Post amended the Journal’s story somewhat, to include the assertion that naval leadership intervened at the last minute to have the tarp removed. But the basic account remained intact.


A DISGRACE NO LESS BUT TYPICAL T-RUMP OR TRUMPET IN SCUMBAG MODE
Dishonor. Not to to the late senator, nor to his father and grandfather of the same name, who rendered the same distinguished service in war and peace. Their deeds and reputations are far beyond such mean contrivances. But dishonor indeed to the civilians and officers who hold the lives of young Americans in their hands and went along with this. 

That the president might wish such behavior is not surprising—he is mean, petty, and vindictive, and even if he did not order this (and he quickly tweeted a denial that he had), he signaled that he wished it. It is what is known in strongman governments as “working toward the Leader.” It is the effect of a personality that contaminates and corrodes every valuable thing he touches.

Former Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis would never have agreed to this. But his successor may well have gone along with it. He is, after all, only an acting secretary, and desires the real title from a boss who likes to string ambitious men and women along.

Those who went along with these requests disgraced themselves and disgraced the oaths they took when they joined the service or became public officials.

More dangerous, a service that tolerates sycophancy will get America’s sons and daughters killed, and lead them to defeat in America’s wars. War is not per se a test of character, but it is impossible to win one without it. In wartime, the kinds of behaviors on display in the White House, the Pentagon, Indo-Pacific Command, and the Seventh Fleet will mean that the readiness reports will be lies, the backup plans imaginary, and brave men and women will be led by courtiers, not commanders. Maybe some admirals and a senior civilian or two will resign in disgrace or shame, but that is doubtful. And those who did this or condoned it will remain in charge.

The saddest part of this presidency is not the behavior of the commander in chief of the armed forces. Everyone knew what he is and how he was likely to behave from well before he won the presidency. What this episode shows is that the black fungus of fear, and ambition, and servility is more pervasive than might have been imagined. The president has merely brought it to the surface. The first stanza of the Navy Hymn ends, “Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee/For those in peril on the sea.” Unfortunately, the peril they face is now shown to be far greater than one might ever have imagined.


UPDATE THUR-MON

President T-RUMP on Thursday said somebody who was “well-meaning” had directed the Navy to obscure the warship USS John S. McCain while T-RUMP was visiting Japan, but he said he had no advance knowledge of the action.

WELL-MEANING?  WTF WAS WELL MEANING ABOUT IT…

 IT WAS COWARDICE, A LOW-LIFE THOUGHT PROCESS, ASS-KISSING IN NATURE 

AND THE JERKS IN THE  WSHIT-HOUSE and the NAVY WENT ALONG LIKE LEMMINGS…  

NOTHING IS EVER WELL MEANING WHEN YOU DEGRADE 

A NATIONAL HERO BY ANY MEANS

“I don’t know what happened. I was not involved. I would not have done that,” Trump told reporters when asked about reports that someone at the White House had asked the Navy to obscure the warship.

Trump, however, suggested that his disdain for the late senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) is well-known and that it was understandable that someone would try to keep a warship originally named for McCain’s father and grandfather, both Navy admirals, from his view.

“I was not a big fan of John McCain in any shape or form,” Trump said. “Now, somebody did it because they thought I didn’t like him, okay? And they were well-meaning.”

SPOKEN LIKE  A TRUE SCUMBAG

Trump went on to recount differences he had with McCain, including a vote against a Republican health-care bill that has been a frequent target of the president’s public ire, even after the senator’s death in August from brain cancer at age 81.

A senior White House official confirmed Wednesday that the person who issued the directive did not want the warship with the McCain name seen in photographs during Trump’s visit. The official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations, said that the president was not involved in the planning but that the request was made to keep T-RUMP from becoming upset.

THAT SOUNDS LIKE A STEVEN MILLER LEVEL F*CK-UP

Before McCain died, the Navy added his name to the ship. The destroyer is stationed in Japan, where it is being repaired after a fatal crash in 2017.  The crew of the McCain also was not invited to an event during Trump’s visit that occurred on the USS Wasp. But a Navy official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said it was because the crew was released from duty for the long holiday weekend, along with sailors from another ship, the USS Stethem.

A senior Navy official confirmed Wednesday that he was aware that someone at the White House sent a message to service officials in the Pacific requesting that the USS John McCain be kept out of the picture while the president was there. That led to photographs taken Friday of a tarp obscuring the McCain name, said the official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation.

When senior Navy officials grasped what was happening, they directed Navy personnel who were present to stop, the senior official said.  The Wall Street Journal first reported on the White House directive.

The U.S. Navy reportedly went to great lengths to shield Trump from seeing the ship. Officials said they first covered the name with a tarp, then used a barge to block the name and gave the sailors on the ship the day off, the Journal reported. A Navy official told The Washington Post that the barge was moved before the event involving Trump.

The Journal reported that acting defense secretary Patrick Shanahan knew of the White House’s concerns and approved military officials’ efforts to obscure the name. But Shanahan, speaking to reporters Thursday in Indonesia, denied that account.  “What I read this morning was the first I heard about it,” he said.

Army Lt. Col. Joseph Buccino, a spokesman for Shanahan, said the defense secretary “was not aware of the directive to move the USS John S. McCain, nor was he aware of the concern precipitating the directive.”

Reports of the White House directive prompted a tweet Wednesday from Meghan McCain, a daughter of the late senator who is a co-host on the ABC program “The View.”  She called T-RUMP “a child who will always be deeply threatened by the greatness of my dad’s incredible life.”  Meghan McCain returned to Twitter on Thursday, relaying that she was present as a child when her mother christened the warship in Bath, Maine.


NOW THE COVERUP BEGINS

Washington (CNN)
The White House Military Office coordinated directly with the Navy's Seventh Fleet to have the USS John S. McCain hidden from view during President Donald Trump's visit to Japan, acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan told reporters Sunday, though that request was ultimately not carried out.

The US Navy had previously told CNN the request had been made to lower-level US Navy officials, but it was not known who specifically received the directive about keeping a warship named for the late Sen. John McCain's father and grandfather out of sight to avoid possibly upsetting the President. Trump told reporters Thursday that while he had no knowledge of the plan nor would he have acted on it, he "is not a big fan" of the Arizona senator, and whoever was behind the plan was "well-meaning."

McCain's daughter Meghan McCain, reacting on Twitter Wednesday to the initial Wall Street Journal report, called Trump "a child who will always be deeply threatened by the greatness of my dads incredible life."

Shanahan, while on his way to South Korea, also told reporters Sunday that he had spoken over the phone with McCain's widow, Cindy McCain, but declined to divulge any details. Shanahan said it was a private conversation, however, that he has not spoken to the President about the matter and that he will be having further conversations with officials about the request when he returns to Washington.  ( He might have an ounce of soul in him ) 

On Friday, Rear Adm. Charlie Brown, chief of Navy information, acknowledged in a statement that a request had been made “to minimize the visibility” of the ship, but noted that,  “all ships remained in their normal configuration" during Trump's visit. 

Shanahan on Sunday also pushed back on a report from The Wall Street Journal that said a tarp was put in place to cover the ship's name since it could not be moved due to repairs, saying the tarp was for "hull preservation and not to obscure the name" so it was removed.

CNN has previously reported that Navy sources provided a similar explanation for the tarp. The tarp came down on the Friday before the President's Monday arrival to speak on a nearby ship in Yokosuka, Japan. 

While some sailors had told various outlets they were barred from attending the President's speech, Shanahan said that McCain's crew was not singled out for exclusion or given leave specifically to keep them away. The McCain crew was given a 96-hour Memorial Day weekend leave that Shanahan said was unrelated to the President's visit. CNN previously reported that the USS McCain and other ships had been given shore leave. 

Responding to a question from a reporter, Shanahan said Sunday that,  “ There’s no room for politicizing the military” — a point he also made on Friday when asked about the controversy. 

Shanahan has said that he asked his chief-of-staff to look into how the request was made to the Navy, but that he is not asking for an independent audit from the Inspector General. He said more information would be revealed once details were gathered about how the request to the Navy was made.


‘MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING'

Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney on Sunday attempted to downplay the request from the White House Military Office in two separate interviews. 

EDITOR:  Spoken like a true T-RUMP scumbag and fellow asshole

“The fact some 23- or 24-year-old person on the advance team went to that site and said, 'Oh my goodness there's the John McCain, we all know how the President feels about the former senator, maybe that's not the best backdrop, can somebody look into moving it?' -- that's not an unreasonable thing to ask," Mulvaney told NBC's Chuck Todd on "Meet the Press." 

Well, thats just the way jerk-offs think!

And during an appearance on "Fox News Sunday," Mulvaney told host Chis Wallace that the staffer behind the request would not be disciplined and said the White House was not concerned about the controversy.

"The President's feelings about the former senator are well-known. The fact that a low-level person might have asked the question shouldn't surprise anybody. We think it’s much ado about nothing," he said.

Mulvaney, you truly exemplify the work of description commonly used…you are a pr*ck.


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