Senator John McCain (R-AZ) was a third-generation military man. Like his father and grandfather, he graduated from the Naval Academy. Both older men become four-star generals. After the senator was shot down over North Vietnam, he was tortured five and one-half years.
McCain could have been released early when the enemy discovered his father was over the whole Pacific theater. Instead, he refused to leave until his men did. This was the man that Cindy McCain married.
She appeared on Politico’s Women Rule podcast and was asked about what was happening in the party now. She replied:
‘it’s not functioning well. [It leaves out those who do not] walking the line.
‘That’s just not right. That’s not the party my husband and I belonged to. I can see [Arizona] going Democrat, I really can. I’m not saying I want that, but I can see it happening.’
‘I think we’ve seen the last of men like my husband. at least for right now.’
Mrs. McCain said that Republicans should look at Arizona’s demographics. The state’s population was becoming younger, “politically organized, and vocal.” The same thing was going on all around America, she pointed out.
The senator served over 35 years in Congress, and his state with its 11 electoral votes was consistently red. Now, though, it might turn blue.
Republican pollster Bill McInturff said:
‘The Arizona as you knew it is gone.’
Cindy McCain was a special ed teacher married to a career politician. He had to leave the military, because the torture he suffered left him unable to reach his arms above his head. He was unable to even comb his own hair.
Since he passed away last year, Mrs. McCain has spent her time in an effort to “bring civility back into politics.” Like her husband, she has taken on big projects. She pointed out that what used to pass for politics has devolved into “degenerated into name-calling.”
McCain did not spend her time on Donald Trump who never forgave her husband for being the last vote to save Obamacare (ACA/the Affordable Care Act). Trump continues to hold that grudge.
Since she has been working on civility, it came as no surprise that her comments about the president were not angry. She said that the dialogue in the House of Representatives and the Senate was “certainly not helpful.”
These are some of the senator’s thoughts from The Business Insider:
- ‘Glory belongs to the act of being constant to something greater than yourself, to a cause, to your principles, to the people on whom you rely and who rely on you.’
- ‘Courage is not the absence of fear, but the capacity to act despite our fears.’
- ‘It is your character, and your character alone, that will make your life happy or unhappy.’
- ‘America’s greatest strength has always been its hopeful vision of human progress.’
- ‘Our political differences, now matter how sharply they are debated, are really quite narrow in comparison to the remarkably durable national consensus on our founding convictions.’
- ‘We are a country with a conscience.’
If the current political conversation has been getting anyone down, Senator John McCain’s last speech to the Midshipmen at the Naval Academy will reignite their sense of patriotism, inspire their hope for the future, and move them to tears in the video below:
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