John McCain: Remembering a Maverick
we are getting nothing done my friends we’re getting nothing done it was a few days before the historic Obamacare repeal vote and Republicans desperately needed John McCain dramatic morning this is turning out to be with terminal brain cancer playing hard-to-get we’ve been spinning our wheels on too many important issues because we keep trying to find a way to win without help from across the aisle with his party or would he defect I will not vote for this bill as it is today this was the kind of moment that John McCain lives for he is going to be the deciding vote and he’s got control of a major piece of legislation in his hand when you go against the grain in Washington he got a lot of attention shutting down the government had a big ego and he likes the attention but also I do think that the Maverick aspect McCain was real he saw a lot of the things that went on in Washington is in a semi idiotic or corrupt I think the Congress of the United States both Republicans and democrats should be ashamed of himself these have to go to jail call before we actually fix this process part of that is just growing up in the military family and having all that have military experience where your sub too so much Authority want to sell the works hunt in the political phase of his life and he was willing to step up take a chance and shake up the system being exported every single day car seat switch back and forth go to favorite tax cuts there’s been so many John McCain’s over the years he came to Congress as this exalted war hero who had a national reputation because of his time as a p McCain was shot down held for years and terrible conditions in the Hanoi Hilton he had a high-profile because of his father the commander-in-chief of our Pacific for Admiral John S McCain Jr as you know we’re living in a troubled World they knew that they had something of a celebrity prisoner there he was tortured subjected to really Unthinkable experiences fashion his life he felt that he had betrayed his country when he returned from Vietnam to much Acclaim guy and he quickly turn to politics John McCain arizonans are talking about I ran for the house came in is a conventional conservative somebody wanted to get on board the Reagan Revolution Dell proposes to throw more tax money at the deficit with little chance of making it shrink but there was a watershed moment coming for John McCain scandal group of senators bipartisan group had interceded on behalf of a big business man and they tried to help him out of a regulatory problem it was a big Scandal the moment because he S&L crisis was huge back then you swear under oath to this committee you were unaware of that at the time McCain was ultimately cleared of any wrongdoing but I understand why the committee made the arrangements they did he thought it besmirched his honor which is probably the most important thing to John McCain besides his family as his honor this was a searing experience for McCain and it really helped shape his later images of Maverick he became someone I think who wanted to shake up the system and rain in the influence of money and politics ready to do that his party really wasn’t they like the campaign system the way it was perfectly Mitch McConnell effectively discuss issues in this country that one must have access to money was the John McCain McCain had a good opportunity for him this was the the famous Straight Talk Express he was really letting it hang out in a lot of ways ran into a real buzzsaw with the Bush family and Karl Rove let me finish let me find out Hometown paper ones it’s time the rest of the nation learns about the McCain we know McCain was stung when he came back to the Senate you could tell someone Senator John McCain the Republican and Senator Barack Obama the 2008 John McCain’s last opportunity but he was really in trouble from the Obama the celebrity candidate economic collapse picking Sarah Palin as his running mate people really question John McCain judgment on that McCain was still fighting the leaders of his party yesterday I received a call from President Putin of Russia with the Russians pulling back in Asia he wouldn’t mention Trump by name but he would talk about failures of American foreign policy in the con. street name this was amped up more after the diagnosis of brain cancer that was also part of his vote on the health-care repeal the climactic moment he walked out onto the floor turn thumbs down and killed the repeal effort with one of his last big Acts US senator to president Trump had its biggest Victory yet Kane wasn’t going to go quietlyRead the story here: https://nyti.ms/2wg5RrQ
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