Like many who might read this, I have had bouts of complete disdain for Senator John McCain. It's hard to forgive him the VP choice he made when running for the highest office in the nation.

But my current take on him, this man who knows he is fading into the history books, is that he still has something to teach us about patriotism.

The critique of his past as a captured warrior not being satisfactory to the Commander-In-Chief has ratcheted up again.

Today he is being warned not to continue to cross the Toddler. The Toddler has mean stuff planned to unleash.

It is deplorable, to use a word often associated with the cowardly man who on occasion when not golfing inhabits The White House.

Here today in an article from another online blogging site is the speech given by McCain yesterday, one that has the potential to be quoted time and again as indicative of what it means to have had patriotism, not nationalism and self aggrandizement, at one's core.

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/10/16/1707400/-Double-Wow-Joh...

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Comment by alsoknownas on October 17, 2017 at 1:56pm

That low-life SOB cannot turn us all into robots like his cadre of sycophants, enablers and believers.

Comment by nanatehay on October 17, 2017 at 4:51pm

It was a good speech, especially -

To abandon the ideals we have advanced around the globe, to refuse the obligations of international leadership for the sake of some half-baked, spurious nationalism cooked up by people who would rather find scapegoats than solve problems, is as unpatriotic as an attachment to any other tired dogma of the past that Americans consigned to the ash heap of history.

Was just now reading Chee-Tard's threats in response to it and, as usual whenever he says anything, found myself wondering how anyone with 2 brain cells to rub together could have voted for that malignant, posturing fool. 

Comment by alsoknownas on October 17, 2017 at 5:28pm

nanatehay,

Thanks for the stop in.

That quote is the one most have picked up on and does resonate. I agree.

In the office today I overheard three people discussing POTUS. One is a tea party guy. Another is a woman I knew as a kid. She is the head of her inter-racial family and was holding her ground with the  tinfoil three cornered hat guy.

When the Hispanic man said that it wasn't the racism that bothered him as much as fearing his children wouldn't survive a nuclear war I knew it was time for me to get out of my chair. I did. I closed my door, sat down and typed this.

Do we get through this or not?

He has to go and I know the dugout is full of cray-cray, but this is far too much already. I don't care how it happens.

Comment by koshersalaami on October 17, 2017 at 7:15pm

The speech was magnificent. 

Comment by Arthur James on October 18, 2017 at 8:23am

`
DAMN SQUASRE...
I ASK MY GRANDCHILDREN
TO NO CUSS. THEY AFRAID
TO SAY ` HOOVER DAM.
`
I MET THE HO CHO MINH
PRISONER INTERVIEWER.
HE SAID MCCAIN ETC:,
POW'SWERE TREATED
BETTER THAN THE
VIETNAMESE WHO
WERE JAILED.
`
MAYBE MCCAIN'S
FAVORITE SONG?
JAILHOUSE ROCK?
BORN FREE? I BEST
HUSH. LIFE IS TOO
SHORT. THEN, WE
GIVE ACCOUNT TO
SAINT PETER AT
PEARLY GATES.

Comment by Boanerges on October 18, 2017 at 2:37pm

It's a great speech, but alas ... the Toddler in Chief will never read it because it's too long and not in point form. Someone with an axe to grind may tell him the gist, in which case I expect a twitter-storm in 3-2-1....

Comment by Rosigami on October 18, 2017 at 2:46pm

Agree wholeheartedly with your comments about McCain. 

I want 45 out and don't care how it happens, either. I simply cannot believe that Congress allows this to continue. Almost everyone in government has lost their minds. The lunatics have taken over the asylum.

Comment by alsoknownas on October 18, 2017 at 2:56pm

Thank you all who have shown up and left a message.

Comment by Arthur James on October 18, 2017 at 3:16pm

`1?
WHY
SQUARE
RE'/AKA
RESEARCH &
INFORM, HUH?
`
T^HAT BE INTEGRAL
& HONEST - UPRIGHT
AND ALSOKNOWNAS?
BE INTEGRAL & NO
BE SELL OUT? HUH?
THANKS
FOR
HONESTY &
INTEGRITY.
`
nap time...
`

TIGHT
SR

Comment by Tom Cordle on October 18, 2017 at 5:09pm

My respect for McCain fell enormously after he sucked up to Junior Bush even after Bush's minions trashed McCain and his family during the primary in South Carolina in 2000 by broadcasting that his adopted daughter was instead his love-child by an illicit relationship. He has, however, redeemed himself with his recent words, and more importantly, his recent deeds. Funny, how staring death in the face tends to focuses a man.

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