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    Maybe for once, someone will call me "Sir" without adding, "You're making a scene."

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    John McCain has died at 81.


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    Cue storm of nasty bullshit from Trumpies.
    At my core, I think we're gonna be OK.

    Barack Hussein Obama

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    Not saying he was as bad as either, but man I hope I have enough drugs and/or booze whenever W and Trump pass, to cope with the inevitable canonization of both.

    Sorry the people who loved him lost him because that always sucks.

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    It won’t happen to Trump.
    At my core, I think we're gonna be OK.

    Barack Hussein Obama

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    You're much more optimistic than I am! I never thought I'd see people say W wasn't that bad. Trump, at least as of now, hasn't started two wars that ended up killing hundreds of thousands of innocent people (and then joked about it).

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    I have, like all rational people should, complicated feelings about McCain.

    So I don't mean this as total disrespect to him but good god watch this


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    ^One of the most disgusting people I can think of. The liberal response to his death has been absolutely nauseating.

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    And the ghosts that we knew will flicker from view
    And we'll live a long life

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    ^One of the most disgusting people I can think of. The liberal response to his death has been absolutely nauseating.
    As vehemently as I disagreed with his politics, he was a man who gave his entire life to public service. That should earn him - at the very least - a little respect on the day of his passing.

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    Last night, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sent a tweet expressing fondness for McCain, who she had encountered while working as an intern for Ted Kennedy. Seeing the reactions of many of the responders to the tweet, you might have thought that she had renounced democratic socialism and become a Trumpie. Her different perspective was, to a lot of folks, betrayal. Elsewhere, a noted author ended her tweet with “hope he suffered”. I responded saying my parents had died of cancer, and by saying that — although I definitely wish for bad people receiving comeuppance or justice — I don’t wish for people to suffer physical pain. Ever.

    Obviously, I had a lot of disagreements with McCain. But I also liked him, and the biggest reason was that he stood for something in our politics that scarcely exists anymore. And that is that the American system works best when it involves vigorous but civil debate and then compromise. What we have now is a sick joke; he realized that and said as such. He voted against the Obamacare repeal not because he supported Obamacare, but because he wanted a bill created under regular order, with debate and compromise. That moment was the last great stand of that mentality. It may have died with McCain. And plus, he was a fascinating mix of grievous flaws and genuine decency.

    Most politicians are so fucking dry and boring. He wasn’t. That means something.

    So my feelings toward him are mixed, but more positive than negative. I don’t think political beliefs are the sum total of a person. And if some think that makes me a Bad Liberal — well, I guess they’re entitled to their opinion.
    At my core, I think we're gonna be OK.

    Barack Hussein Obama

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    Oh, and Neil Simon died.
    At my core, I think we're gonna be OK.

    Barack Hussein Obama

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve SFM View Post
    I don’t think political beliefs are the sum total of a person.
    Maybe for people like us, but when your job is deciding policies that affect hundreds of millions of people? When you disagree with them, and their opinion happens to be something that harms a lot of people, it matters. It's not some philisophical difference. Political ideas do not exist in bubbles and it's not just theory. His ideas shaped the policies he supported which directly harmed many people. And will continue to do so. The harmful policies he supported will far outlast him. But I guess at least that one time he gave a thumbs down to killing the ACA (because it wasn't the way he wanted to kill it. Make no mistake, he was clear he wanted to kill it.)

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    Reading the article, it sounds like she was unwell. Can't quite read between the lines if it was sort of suicide by cop.

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    My guess is yeah, suicide by cop.

    Tragic story.
    At my core, I think we're gonna be OK.

    Barack Hussein Obama

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