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John McCain’s Legacy Fizzles in Failure to Rename Office Building

The polarizing politico is causing a plethora of posthumous problems.

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The late John McCain, a Vietnam veteran and a longtime US Senator, is a polarizing figure in the American political world.

Certainly, as time passes and we are further removed from his recent death, these tough conversations will become easier to engage in.  For the time being, this is still a sore subject for some, and as such, I’ll attempt to be as delicate as I can in describing McCain’s controversies.

First, there is the issue of his service record.  For many, McCain’s portrayal of himself as a war hero is an enormous piece of how they see the late Senator.  Those who served with him, and others within the vicinity of McCain during his time as a prisoner of war, however, have a bit of a different tale to tell.  McCain’s help in creating anti-US propaganda during his time in military custody is often cited as one of his major detriments, and is an unforgivable offense for many.

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I will say, personally, that McCain did impress me incredibly during one of his campaigns for President, in which he was running against Barack Obama.

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Regardless of your beliefs about Barack Obama now, at the time of this town hall appearance, McCain stuck his neck out to protect the decorum of the national political scene.  McCain knew right from wrong in a way that many of today’s younger public servants may never.

Sure, I lost some of you with that clip, but let me revisit my earlier point:  McCain was polarizing during his time in the republican party, and, maybe even now he is polarizing in death.

McCain, who often confounded colleagues in life, continues to do so in death as senators search for an acceptable honor.

They named the annual defense policy bill after him just before his death. But that’s almost a pedestrian honor at this point, with plenty of lawmakers liked by their colleagues getting similar treatment on legislation that was dear to them.

Sens. Chris Coons, Delaware Democrat, and Thom Tillis, North Carolina Republican, have suggested enhancing an existing bipartisan human-rights caucus in the Senate, turning it into a commission and naming it after McCain.

“Meaning, elevate it by giving it more resources, some staff, and a broader charter to be the convening place for conversation and action about human rights in the Senate,” Mr. Coons said.

A similar commission in the House is named after former Rep. Tom Lantos, a California Democrat who was the only Holocaust survivor to serve in Congress.

But the McCain commission legislation has not advanced out of committee.

It gets hairier…

Sen. Jeff Flake, an Arizona Republican who served with McCain and who had backed Mr. Schumer’s idea to rename the Russell Building, said it was his own fellow Republicans who scuttled that plan.

“We need a lot more support if we were going to do it,” he said.

As above, so below, even for John McCain.

 

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BOMBSHELL: Shocking New Report Shows Trump Is Making America LESS Racist (Details)

And BOOOOOOOMMM goes the dynamite!

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Do you like apples? A new report shows that since President Trump has been in office, America is a less racist country than most liberals want the politically uninformed to believe. How do you like them apples? From Spectator: […] Americans, claim Hopkins and Washington, have actually become less inclined to express racist opinions since Donald Trump was elected. Anti-black prejudice, they found, declined by a statistically-insignificant degree between 2012 and 2016, when Trump was elected. But then after 2016 it took a sharp dive that was statistically significant. Moreover, contrary to their expectations, the fall was as evident among Republican voters as it was among Democrats. There was also a general fall in anti-Hispanic prejudice, too, although this was more evident among Democrat voters. It is a similar story to that in Britain, where the attempt to link Brexit with rising xenophobia has been somewhat debunked. A murder of a Polish man in the town of Harlow in August 2016 was widely attributed to Brexit – but eventually declared by police not to have been a hate crime at all. Similarly, a smashed window in a Spanish restaurant in South London on the night of the Brexit vote was initially widely reported to be an expression of euphoria on the part of xenophobes – but was later revealed to be an attempted burglary. According to freshman Democrat Rep. Rashida Tlaib, all Congressional Democrats are racist. No joke. She actually said that, revealing what conservatives have known to be true for decades. Did Tlaib mean to say it, though? IT SURE LOOKS THAT WAY. Here’s how it all started… A woman sent a tweet arguing that Democrats are not doing enough to protect embattled Dem Rep. Ilhan Omar (MN)… The attacks on @IlhanMN and subsequent lack of support from Democratic…

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BUSTED! Joe Biden Vowed to Ban Sanctuary Cities During Second Run for POTUS In 2007

Hey, Joe – DO YOU REMEMBER THIS!?

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1988. 2008. And now, 2020. Former Vice President Joe Biden is attempting to become president of the United States for the third time. Back in 2007 at a New Hampshire primary debate, handsy Joe was asked about “sanctuary cities.” He said he wouldn’t allow them. Biden’s exchange with New England Cable News’s Alison King went as follows: KING: I’d like to hear from Senator Biden, would you allow these cities to ignore the federal law? [Emphasis added] BIDEN: The reason that cities ignore the federal law is the fact that there is no funding at the federal level to provide for the kind of enforcement at the federal level you need … Part of the problem is you have to have a federal government that can enforce laws. This administration’s been fundamentally derelict in not funding any of the requirements that are needed even to enforce the existing law… [Emphasis added] … KING: So Senator Biden, yes or no, would you allow those cities to ignore the federal law? [Emphasis added] BIDEN: No. [Emphasis added] With everything Joe has said over the years, how in the world is this man the Democrat frontrunner? It’s almost baffling. Almost. The former VP can’t seem to escape his gaffe-prone ways, yet continues to remain in the public eye. When it comes down to it and Joe goes head-to-head with President Trump in the 2020 general election, Biden stands an excellent chance of being a thrice failed candidate for POTUS. Check out this recently unearthed clip of Biden sounding eerily similar to Trump when it comes to Mexico – and it’s not from that long ago. LOOK: A review of rhetoric from Joe Biden’s record on immigration. It included boasting about needing a 700 mile fence to stop “tons…tons…tons” of drugs from “corrupt Mexico”…

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