Thank You, John McCain


John McCain and his Mom

Two days ago I read that John McCain’s mother is 106 years old, and still kickin’ pretty hard despite her centenarian status. The next day I heard that Senator McCain was stopping his cancer treatments and then within the next 24 hours he was dead.

Say what you will about him and his rhetorical combat with POTUS, but I wouldn’t be a center-right conservative or a Trump fan today if it weren’t for McCain.

In 2008, as with many of you, I was a hardcore Hillary Clinton supporter, and a member of PUMA. We are all aware of the fiasco that went down that entire year, from the changing of the rules and bylaws to secure the nomination for Barack Obama, and the horrible sexism paraded around by Democrats against HRC and Sarah Palin. At that time I was a die-hard Democrat with a 20 year liberal voting record. I bought hard into the narratives of the left. I got red-pilled when McCain selected Palin as his running mate.

Because of his VP choice, I began a journey of serious reflection that led me to identify the lies I’d been told and accepted as a blue-pilled youth. I started to dismantle the lies and open myself to ideological diversity. I paid a heavy price during 8 long years of Obama, losing many family and friends along the way. I don’t give a fuck about that today, but it hurt at the time.

 I’d rather keep changing and lose a lot of people along the way. If that’s the price, I’ll pay it. ~Neil Young

Today I am a better person because I began to question and because I continue to question. I’m not on board with every Republican or GOP idea, and I know today that Senator McCain was a card-carrying member of GOPe. His vote to preserve Obamacare and his publicized quotes to the IRS about financially ruining his own national constituency are both unforgivable. He was a deeply corrupt man.

But that’s not all he was. He was, for some time, a survivor, a maverick, and master bi-partisanship player. He was willing to place a large bet on Sarah Palin in 2008. It was his gifts, not his weaknesses that allowed me to question what I’d been told was truth, and I’m a better person today because of it. Our country is better because of it. He would hate for me to say it, but I’m going to say it because it’s true: Without McCain, you couldn’t get to President Trump. ‘Nuff said.

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171 Responses to Thank You, John McCain

  1. Woke Lola says:

    Retweet, please

  2. elliesmom says:

    He was good to his mother.

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  5. lyn says:

    Leftists are in love with their pretend morality.

  6. Myiq2xu™ says:

    He is the third. Aretha Franklin, McCain, and Simon.

  7. Myiq2xu™ says:

    How come there are no canned mashed potatoes?

    • blowme0bama says:

      “Feed the tuna mayonnaise!”

    • DeniseVB says:

      In the refrigerated section, Bob Evans mashed potatoes and other selections of tater dishes. Better and easier than my homemade 🙂 Also, check out the McCormick brand gravies, best pre-made gravy of all the brands I’ve tried.

    • SHV says:

      Another of life’s mysteries!!! Superficial research, there are canned mashed white potatoes but dehydrated and there are canned white potatoes in various sizes but I couldn’t find canned “mashed” potatoes. My assumption is that the heat and pressure of canning wet mashed white potatoes hydrolyzes enough of the potato starch to turn the product into the consistency of old fashioned library past…but that is a WAG.

    • Lulu says:

      Make instant instead. Use all milk, real butter and a tiny bit more dried potatoes than instructions call for, mix very well and microwave for a minute to hot it all up. Add grated cheese, or minced garlic or sour cream into them. Also green onions or chives are good additions. Can you tell I’ve made a thousand gallons of instant potatoes with three kids growing up? I use instant potatoes on top of my Shepards Pie too.

    • Woke Lola says:

      The instant variety has gotten much much better in recent years.

      • swanspirit says:

        And they come in varieties, too, some with cheese, some with bacon, if you use all milk and butter, like Lulu, says, just as good as real, and so much easier.

  8. helenk3 says:

    I hope this shows. I would like everyone to see it

    • Cisco says:

      It did show.
      I was there. Heart wrenching to say the least.
      I wasn’t the only one crying. Never again because I’ll never forget.
      “Why didn’t somebody do something “?
      Because they were Jews.
      With few exceptions, still, no one cares.
      Look at the UN. They definitely don’t care.
      Damn right I do!

    • taw46 says:

      That was quite a story he told about Sarah.

  9. Anthony says:

    Delicately stated, Lola. I’m not so PC. I don’t delight in his death – anyone’s death for that matter, but just because he bit the big one doesn’t excuse his outright disrespect and hatred of the people who voted for Trump or personal animosity for Trump himself.

    I can never forgive him for the thumbs down on the healthcare vote, particularly his remark “Let’s see Donald make America great again now!” which was caught on a hot mic. If a person is a spiteful, juvenile asshole while they’re alive, that doesn’t change when they kick the bucket.

    I’m sticking to my Bette Davis quote on the passing of Joan Crawford on this one: “I was taught that when someone dies, you never ever speak of the bad they’ve done, only the good. John is dead. Good.”

    Hate me if you must, but that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

  10. Constance says:

    Wow! That is best tribute I’ve heard or read to John McCain. The best I could come up with is, it was time for him to go, RIP Senator McCain.

  11. helenk3 says:

    politics aside I keep thinking of how he left his first wife when he came home and found out she had been in an accident. She kept it from him while he was overseas to keep from worrying him and he does this to her. in my eyes in will always be pondscum

    • Constance says:

      Same here, and Cindy will be a home wrecker.

      • Constance says:

        Of course McCain’s first wife got lucky when he took off and she was rid of him but he was still a self absorbed, disloyal jerk for leaving his first wife and family.

  12. helenk3 says:

    mccain was sorry he chose Palin.
    Like you and me many of us only voted for him because of Palin
    Lola is article agrees with much of your post. You nailed it for many of us

  13. Venus E. Lee says:

    That was very nice and truthful eulogy Lola.
    There is nothing more I can add because I don’t wish to speak ill of the dead & you said all the good there is to say.
    To paraphrase Bette Davis (re Joan Crawford’s death). John McCain is dead. Good.

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    Teh internets never forget.

  17. Myiq2xu™ says:

    If there is only “one set of rules,” where is Mr. Mueller’s referral of a case against Hillary for America? Federal law requires campaigns to disclose the recipient and purpose of any payments. The Clinton campaign paid Fusion GPS to compile a dossier against Mr. Trump, a document that became the basis of the Russia narrative Mr. Mueller now investigates. But the campaign funneled the money to law firm Perkins Coie, which in turn paid Fusion. The campaign falsely described the money as payment for “legal services.” The Democratic National Committee did the same. A Perkins Coie spokesperson has claimed that neither the Clinton campaign nor the DNC was aware that Fusion GPS had been hired to conduct the research, and maybe so. But a lot of lawyers here seemed to have been ignoring a clear statute, presumably with the intent of influencing an election.

    Of the seven U.S. citizens Mr. Mueller has charged, five have been accused of (among other things) making false statements to federal officials. But there have been no charges against the partisans who made repeated abjectly false claims to the FBI and Justice Department about actions of their political opponents. There have been no charges against those who leaked classified information, including the unprecedented release of an unmasked conversation between former national security adviser Mike Flynn and a Russian ambassador. Nothing.

    • Constance says:

      I’m sure Muller and his boys at the FBI and CIA have secrets. I’d like to see them hung out for public view.

  18. Myiq2xu™ says:

    It’s even worse than her “Teen Steam” workout video, and that was horrid.

  19. Myiq2xu™ says:

    She Guevara is getting dragged by Democrats for this tweet.

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  22. Dora says:

    Barricades? As in Walls?


    Lawless London: Worried residents building BARRICADES around their homes

    HOMEOWNERS in London are building massive barriers around their homes ahead of the Notting Hill Carnival tomorrow.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Walls of plywood, from the photos at the article, about 8-10 feet high? Notting Hill is a really nice area, now it’s officially a sh*thole.

  23. DeniseVB says:

    Somebody, check in please ❤

  24. taw46 says:

    Another nice video of their hospital visit on Friday.

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  26. Dora says:

    I bet President Trump can’t wait until the week is over!


    McCain to lie in state at Capitol in Washington, Arizona

    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who died on Saturday at age 81, will lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda in Washington, D.C., and receive a full dress funeral service at the Washington National Cathedral, according to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) office.

  27. 1539days says:

    Thank you for the post, Lola.

    What I’ve seen lately is a lot of people who hate McCain now also loved Hillary back in the day. I haven’t changed my opinion of either.

  28. DandyTIger says:

    Everyone needs to have this image in their back pocket. Pull out and post as needed. 🙂

  29. mothy2017 says:

    Woke Lola
    I appreciate your post. It made me think. My opinion of mccain matters to no one. I have no feelings about his passing. I voted for Palin, it was a welcome read for perspective.

  30. mothy2017 says:

    Steven Tyler is on twitter bemoaning Trump using his music.
    How is he not tarred and feathered by the social media mob for “Dude Looks Like a Lady”? Cisgender privilege much?

  31. Dora says:

    Be careful where you go to eat today!

  32. mothy2017 says:

    Good Lord this is a promoted tweet

  33. elliesmom says:

    “What would you like for dinner, Sweetheart?”
    “Whatever you feel like making, Honeybun!”
    OK. We have 5 dozen peanut butter cookies.

  34. Dora says:

    DNC Goes Gender-Neutral, Demands Equal Number Of Men And Women On Committees

    The Democratic National Committee (DNC) has passed a rule during its summer meeting in Chicago, Illinois, that includes gender-neutral language in an effort to be more inclusive to the LGBT movement. In addition, all committees must have equal representation of men and women, but those who self-identify as gender nonbinary will not be counted as male or female.

  35. Underwhelmed says:

    It’s not that the left will stop trying to pull their shit. They won’t. But when you fight back, when you refuse to be nice, great things can happen. Fight, fight, fight.

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  44. lyn says:

    Why is Women’s Equality Day on the same date as National Dog Day? I’m asking for my cats.

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  47. DandyTIger says:

    Speaking of national women’s equality and national dog day, here’s bitch on the run:

  48. Venus E. Lee says:

    How the hell did anyone this unattractive have a job on TV in the first place?

  49. Venus E. Lee says:

    CNN proudly ‘standsbehind’ it’s fake news

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  53. Myiq2xu™ says:

    Take my advice and don’t read the replies.

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  55. Myiq2xu™ says:

    Max Boot:

    McCain’s passing, tragic at any time, is all the sadder now. His dedication to America’s global leadership, advocacy for human rights, steadfast opposition to despots, devotion to bipartisanship, willingness to break with his own party, insistence on putting the nation’s interest above self-interest, and, above all, his unwavering sense of right and wrong — all are desperately needed at a time when his party has embraced an amoral, narcissistic demagogue who fawns over tyrants and flirts with isolationism and protectionism and white nationalism. Trump hated McCain and insulted him at every turn because McCain was everything Trump is not — and everything that we need in our politics today but tragically lack.

  56. mothy2017 says:

    First day of school. Thank God.

  57. Dora says:

    It’s worth considering.

    Sessions Trump War May Have Secret Plan

    There are too many instances to deny the possibility.

  58. Dora says:

    I hope they vote this woman out!

  59. Dora says:

    This is what we will have to go through if the election goes their way. They have it planned.

    Document Emerges Detailing Democrat Plans to Crush Trump Should GOP Fail to Hold House….

    President Trump’s tax returns
    Trump family businesses — and whether they comply with the Constitution’s emoluments clause, including the Chinese trademark grant to the Trump Organization
    Trump’s dealings with Russia, including the president’s preparation for his meeting with Vladimir Putin
    The payment to Stephanie Clifford — a.k.a. Stormy Daniels
    James Comey’s firing
    Trump’s firing of U.S. attorneys
    Trump’s proposed transgender ban for the military
    Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s business dealings
    White House staff’s personal email use
    Cabinet secretary travel, office expenses, and other misused perks
    Discussion of classified information at Mar-a-Lago
    Jared Kushner’s ethics law compliance
    Dismissal of members of the EPA board of scientific counselors
    The travel ban
    Family separation policy
    Hurricane response in Puerto Rico
    Election security and hacking attempts
    White House security clearances

    The spreadsheet…catalogs more than 100 formal requests from House Democrats this Congress, spanning nearly every committee….”

  60. Dora says:

    Another one!

    Can’t Make This Up… Bag of Dismembered Body Parts Found in Clinton Park–a WOMAN

  61. helenk3 says:

    Looks like trouble in the ME again yet and still. Per Fox Iran says it has taken control of the main shipping lane. just heard a bit of it . I guess more info will follow

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  65. Nice post! John McCain was a great guy! No, I did not know him personally, and have never even met him. But, look at what he stood for; Country first!! He was a P.O.W., which in my book makes him a true hero. He represented our country for more than 30 years in the senate, and yes, he was known for creating riffs among his own party. Those riffs were because he truly believed he was thinking in the best interest of the United States. I’m sure he was shady, just like most politicians are, but he, in my mind, was the lesser of two evils. He will be missed!! #johnmccain #POTUS #Politics

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