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Democrats Will Write the Same Movie Script of Russian Collusion in the Next Election
"I bring it up because again these people are going to get off I have no confidence in the justice system whatsoever But this is what they did They took a plot they erase Bob Dole's name They erase John McCain's name and put in Donald Trump Donald Trump's name and I bring it up because they are going to do it again Don't think for a second that the media will expose as their hacks their activist hacks They have no credibility They have no dignity They're an embarrassment to their entire neighborhood Their village their families their friends they will do nothing to uncover this I can almost guarantee you in the next election You will again hear this same theme coming up Oh my gosh rushing influence in the I don't know say Trump doesn't run And the desantis campaign guarantee And you'll remember this show on this date and this podcast what is it 1627 and you'll be like oh my gosh they're trotting out and bunging those 2007 movie script The same story from The Wall Street Journal again
The Ruling Class Is Demoralized
"The ruling class is getting demoralized. They thought the implementation of Biden. Let me say that again. Not the election, but the implementation it was the most interfered with election, an American history, $400 million from Mark Zuckerberg, from the center for technology and civic life. The interference from big media and tech companies into our last election Biden was implemented. They also thought that their posture and the authoritarian turn post January 6 would result in conservatives and just regular Americans backing down. They thought that we would be giving up that we would be suing for peace. Instead, conservatives have more energy, more activism more resolve than ever before. You see the leaders of this slow motion revolution that we are living through. Envisioned a much different state of affairs. They envisioned conservatives, not showing up to school board meetings in massive numbers, but instead, trying to do some soul searching and looking for Liz Cheney or Mitt Romney to lead our party. They envisioned conservatives doing what we did after John McCain lost in 2008, which was let's go to the middle. Let's try to become more moderate. Now there was a temporary moment when the Tea Party rose up, but the Tea Party was squashed by both establishment Republicans and the media. In a variety of different ways. You see the ruling class right now, they are losing faith in their own project. The ruling class is realizing that this is not like storming the Bastille. You have to keep on winning
Kyrsten Sinema Doesn't Play by Anyone's Rules
"Don't talk much about kirstin. Cinema axioms did a big profile about her about how she's you know kind of gone rogue or whatever you wanna call it. The intervention her political allies according to axios. Have some free advice for anyone. Trying to bully cureton cinema. The wine drinking triathlete she doesn't play by washington's rules and she's prepared to walk away or so says access for all her flash. Kirsten cinema unlike fellow. Hold out joe. Manchin rarely telegraphs her precise intentions leaving political adversaries guessing about her ultimate goals. Progressives can be forgiven for for presuming that the forty-five-year-old cinema would share their woke politics. They've been befuddled and increasingly enraged when she behaves more like the late republican senator john mccain another arizonan who didn't mind challenging partha party orthodoxies at her core actually says kerstin cinema is something of a fiscal conservative. She's unconventional she's known to rise between four and five. Am to train for her next race. And while joe mansion has been intensely focused on price the price tag of spending setting his limit at one point five trillion cinema has signaled. She's more concerned with the tax side of the equation including who pays them listen. I don't care what they do as long as all crashes and burns and they lose the agenda
Trump Lifted the Veil on Conservatives With Populism
"When. We're talking about joe biden and trump and the future. It seems to me that what what trump did is he sort of. Lifted the veil. We can all now see who the neocons are what the deep state is and it strikes me that your average american The folks as bill would call them. They will no longer put up with Whether it's john mccain or lindsey graham or whatever in other words the and those aren't the worst but but the rhinos who have been kind of playing the game over the decades trump basically destroyed that. And i think american people. Think if you're not going to be rhonda santa's if you're not going to be heroic And speak out against this. we're done. we're not interested in you anymore. So i really do. Think that trump On the populace level make america great Again he really changed things fundamentally so that we could never go to nikki haley or someone or or a mike. Pence populism is polarizing and. That's not a negative thing to say. Populism makes americans especially politicians take sides and would populism does is choose a spotlight on reality or we getting ripped off by china. Is the border secure. Our wages going up is their crime. If you put things in black and white like populism does because ultimately populism is about the people is about making sure that people of america are respected not the people of china not these large corporations that have no allegiance to this country. Are the people of america being respected and trump. Put that out there in a way that was blunt and for a lot of politicians. That was scary. Because most politicians like and hall and hide and their squishy they like to kind of straddle the fence you couldn't straddle the fence with trump you can't straddle the fence with populism and in a way that was that was disinfecting for the american people and it just open their
How Choosing a New Host Got Messy at ‘Jeopardy!’
"You live under a rock. You probably know there is drama over the new host of the game show Jeopardy. A slew of guest host took the helm of the show as it tried to fill the shoes of the late host Alex Trebek. This week, it announced that producer Mike Richards will be the main host and actress Mayan Bialik will host a special episodes. But many fans were like Mm. Because they wanted to see director author literary advocate and Star Trek actor Levar Burton get the job before his audition week set, some say suspiciously during the Olympics, Burton gushed about his excitement. I've been a fan of jeopardy for all of my life, and when this opportunity came by, I could not pass it up. Social Media raved about his performance. Welcome Mat Donna and Brian. Let's play Jeopardy! Here are your categories. Name that Beatles, too. But Twitter caught fire. When Richards and Bialik were announced with comments running from Megan McCain's Why couldn't they just give it to Levar Burton? Like literally? Everyone on the planet wanted to geometric sleeps? How did jeopardy goes so out of its way Not to give llevar a job burden has been gracious tweeting. The outpouring of love and support from family, friends and fans alike has been incredible Bialik and a move not likely to endear her to his fans posted from her bet on Instagram that she's a fan too. And if you don't like me as the new host of Jeopardy, I'm sorry. I love Levar Burton. I've worked with him on Big Bang theory. I really have great respect for everybody who guest hosted and, um I think it's really amazing that it's a woman host of jeopardy. I think of a woman, so it's really exciting. It's very big Deal. Jeopardy's 38 season begin September 13th
Take Action and Support Better Candidates
"Primaries. We can support better candidates in primaries. It's tough. I still sit down my wife right outside the studio. She can. She can vouch for me on this. We get these big long ballots in Florida every year. You get a ton of candidates. There's a ton of initiatives on the ballot. It takes me a good two hours. I sit there front. If I don't know an issue, go to the computer. I go to groups. I trust people I trust What do you think about this ballot initiative, and then I formulated opinion. It takes a while. We've got primaries coming up. We should be voting in everything. Just go whatever county you live in. If you plug in, I live in Martin County, Martin County local elections. You'll get every election date ever that every county has this. Don't miss one of them. Start door knocking Go volunteer for a candidate you believe in Action matters that do matters. We're not going to do anything. We're going to stop anything. We talk, everybody. I get this question. What can I do? You can do something is the answer. I don't know what you can do, because I don't know you individually. Some I do most. I don't You can knock on a door. Find a candidate you believe in. Do you know how I got involved in politics? Not a joke. I read the email on the air the night after Barack Obama went one. And you know John McCain lost. I sent an email. So, guys first name's Jerry. I won't say his last name begins with a W He was at the time the head of this Maryland Republican group in the county. You know how I found this name. I just wanted to search engine and put local Republican clubs and he came up and his email was there. I read the email on the air from the day after Barack Obama is actually a few days later took me a couple days put the email together. I think it was four days after he won And I said, Listen, we're losing our country. What can I do? And he pointed me over this club in Severna Park, Maryland, the Elephant Club, and you know what? I sheepishly showed up. I'd never been involved in politics survive. I don't even know what to do. I think it
Hector Rodriguez on What Inspired Him to Create El Peso Hero
"I. Am the creator of the graphic novel lattes next series as best so hero hours raised in the border so specifically i was raised in eagle pass texas. Which is about two hours away from san antonio in the sister city of being that us negative. While we la norfolk mexico. The border is a whole different world. It's rage between cultures languages food and growing up. I had a huge appetite for mexican entertainment media. And so i used to watch a lot of lucia di team flask staticky of when the yolk when the letter mccain and my grandparents loved the golden age of mexican cinema. Aw and so. Those characters are greater than life. And i had that influence. My father was also huge geek himself with being raised by watching. You know the old scores star trek. And you know reading captain herkus upturn rock and so i had these two worlds and i was just fascinated with these greater than life characters by you know. The american characters never really spoke to me. You know i like. I like to get around you know. When was the last time you saw batman eat bananas. You know or superman eat bundled say a spider meeting poly no of of course it wasn't until By ninety late ninety one eighty two. We moved to middle of texas college station which to me was a huge culture shock going from a majority latino classroom bilingual classroom to a general ed monolingual classroom but really cool thing about college station that they actually had independent comic bookstores. And so my dad would take me and my siblings to pick up comic books.
Healing Hormone Imbalance (Without Hormone Replacement) With Dr. Deb Matthew
"After matthew. I'm excited to have you on this day. In if you put it was a little bit of background about you are and what got you doing the work. You're doing sure thanks for having me. It's great to be here when i first graduated from medical school. I actually trained as a pediatrician. And i was perfectly happy thinking that i knew everything you know. They taught me everything. I needed a medical school in my own personal life. I didn't feel good. I was exhausted like the most important task of my day was to find a way to have a nap nan. I was irritable. I was flying off the handle at my kids. My poor is the one that bore the brunt of my wicked witch of the west impersonation. He just really honestly didn't know what to do with me. Half the time. And i knew that something was wrong like i knew that how i felt wasn't normal but nothing in my medical training helped me to really understand what was wrong with me. I wasn't depressed but yet something was wrong. And as my husband came across a book that was written by suzanne somers and it was called the sexy years and when he kind of flipped through that book he saw all kinds of things that reminded him of me and he brought the book home and my first reaction was like. You've got to be kidding me. Suzanne somers like christy snow thigh master. But i knew that we had a problem. It was affecting our marriage. It was affecting my kids. It was affecting my job at work and so i read the book and i gotta tell you that book has completely changed my entire life because when i read the stories of the women in the book who were just like me and how much better. They felt when they got their hormones back in balanced. It really allowed me to open my mind and allowed me to find that there were places that i could go to learn this whole new approach to health and wellness that i didn't even know existed and so as a result i was able to get my energy back. Mccain's got their mom back. My husband got his wife back. I got my life back. But i could not go back to what i was doing before just spending my whole day. Writing prescriptions because most of the time those prescriptions are of just putting a band aid on your symptoms. They're not really getting to the root cause of the problem and making people well.
Aguilar's 3-Run HR in 9th Sends Marlins Past Dodgers 9-6
"The Marlins pulled out a nine six win over the Dodgers on ASU's Aguilar's three run walk off Homer in the bottom of the ninth circuit racing especially in this situation I respected all your name they they've been playing really good ask us I think we got a better luck I'm great at home you know that's a great feeling on what was a brief moment of hope here Gary Cooper had his first career multi Homer game for Miami Jack McCain street hit a one out solo Homer in the ninth to tie it before LA dropped its third in a row he says Sanchez also went deep for the Marlins Justin Turner's three run blast keyed a five run fifth for the Dodgers after the Marlins took a two nothing lead LA also got solo blast from AJ Pollock and Mookie Betts I'm Dave Ferrie
Angelina Jolie Spotted on Dinner Date With the Weeknd
"Jolie and the weekend were caught leaving the same restaurant and people are losing their damn minds now. The sun is saying they spent hours together at dinner at celeb- hots by giorgio baldy and then they let separately most celebrities. Do first of all toast angelina. Finally getting into that black come off trying to adopt him. This is such an odd pairing. But you know. I'm not but they're both if you think about it. They're both very quirky strange people. They like things a little off little quirky. actually. I feel like personality wise. They would get along for short the way. Everyone's so shocked about this. I'm a huge and fan. And i remember when party monster came out in two thousand sixteen in the song he says angelina lives and shaped lack selena cramming after this for five years but he was think cited for them today. Because maybe she'll inspired him to make his song sound this. What was it. what was that sound. But can i get a different. Your life parker asks can't be about cocaine. Allegedly
Meghan McCain Says She's Quitting 'the View' in Late July
"The most conservative member of the view is taking her leave after four years Megan McCain is fading out of the view the outspoken right wing commentator says she will leave the show when its current season ends this month the daughter of late Arizona senator John McCain teased her co host saying that they had another month to find a little more before she departs as the only conservative on the panel of the ABC show she did not have to offer an invite she's had her share of contentious clashes with will be Goldberg joy Behar and others but it isn't a difference of opinion driving McCain's decision to leave the show's been done remotely sensed the pandemic and became the mother of a baby daughter says she did not want to commute from the Washington DC area when the show returns to its New York studios I'm Oscar wells Gabriel
Biden Nominates Cindy McCain to UN Food and Agriculture Post
"The widow of senator John McCain has been nominated to a diplomatic post by the bite in administration Cindy McCain is been tapped by the president to be the U. S. representative to the United Nations agencies for food and agriculture McCain had endorsed by dean for president in twenty twenty after incumbent Donald Trump and spent years criticizing her late husband the Republican Arizona senator Cindy McCain currently chairs the Hensley beverage company in Phoenix the president also named former Delaware governor Jack Martel to represent the US at the organization for economic cooperation and development another of the seventeen nominees Fiona Whelan Prine the widow of John Prine to serve on the National Council on the arts Jackie Quinn Washington
Mets Get Rare Home Win Over Cubs
"Great game and city field between the cubs and the mets taiwan walker was outstanding. The two on the inside corner strike three cl walker claps his hand against his bed as he heads off the mound after his career high. Twelve th strikeout of the game. It's a one two three inning. He's retired twelve in a row from. Wcbs the mets with a three two lead at that point. They had a three two lead in the ninth inning. Seth lugo on the mound. Pinch-runner jake bresnik first base in this happened they would up next mccain has an end of the game with a strike them out throw them out yet to come to sogard line center field. They sent over toward white center. That will enable boras need to go to third is gonna take the tourneys can score on the plane with a tad stickers to challenging the where you live who a one hop bullets to the plate. Maroshek is out running through a stop sign and the cubs are down to their final out of the game actually. He was waived home and there was only one out at the time the cubs lose the game. Three two
Putin Responds to Being Called 'Killer' by Biden
"Days before his summit with president biden next week vladimir. Putin sat down with nbc. News correspondent kearse simmons. It is the russian president's first american television interview in nearly three years. Here is more from our exclusive conversation. We sat down for a ninety minute. Interview inside the kremlin where. I pressed him on accusations. He's ordered assassinations of his adversaries. The late john mccain in congress coup killer when president trump was asked was told that you are a killer. He didn't deny it when president biden was asked who believes. You are a killer. He said i do mr president. You can hear my tenure up here on used to tax all kinds of angles from all kinds of areas under all kinds of pretext and reasons different calibre and fierceness and none of it surprises me. Yeah so as far as harsh rhetoric. I think that this is an expression of overall. Us culture of course in hollywood. There's some underlying deep things at hollywood macho which can be treated as cinematic art part of us political culture where it's considered normal by the way not here not consider normal here. I don't think i heard you on a the question that direct question to answer. I did answer. I'll if you let me. I've heard dozens of such accusations especially during the period of some great events during our counterterrorism efforts in north caucasus. I'm always guided by the interests of the russian people and russian state sentiments in terms of who call somebody who kind of labels. This is. not something. I worry about in the least
John McCain: Prisoner of War
"I guess i should start by asking guys. Have you too many other definitely gotcha. Doug was a real young guy when i first met him. How old were you dug when you dad. I was probably thirteen. Twelve unknown commander alvarez long time. Yeah i got the job better after we got home and i was in washington. I was in the reagan administration. John was an congress at the time. So we got to get together quite often and not the millis. Mom and his His brother andy and his sister. We're gonna start with everett. And i know you didn't meet john mccain until after you were released. Is that right. No i met john in the Inherently hilton but not until near the end of the of the war. I met him when the captors Study to let us. Mingle more people started going out in the courtyard and Having that access. When i met john
Avalanche Complete 4-Game Sweep of Blues With 5-2 Win
"Gabriel Landeskog netted the go ahead goal in the second period of the avalanches five two victory over the blues really tight and in our checking and it has been easy so come in here and it's a tough building to play in and and take two in a row against a desperate teams not easy to do Landeskog tipped in a shot from Samuel Girard at fourteen fifty three of the second period to break a one one tie Brandon Saad miko Rantanen day for McCain and Valerie because can also scored for the avs well Philip Grubauer turned back eighteen shots Grubauer stopped one hundred three of one hundred ten shots over the four games the avalanche outscored lose twenty to seven a trip for only seven minutes twelve seconds over the four games is Colorado's first four game sweep in twenty years I'm the ferry
Inviting Growth Into Your Regular Schedule
"The idea that you can ask yourself questions. That provoke thought. This is a unique thing that humans can do. We can inspect ourselves we're aware of our own selves. And what that means is that we can in a way escape ourselves and work on our own improvement. We can practice. This is one of the most important things that humans can do. Most other animals do accidentally the process of practicing for most animals is to find some kind of reward and provided based on particular actions and as the animal improves at this particular actions. They get rewarded more and over time you know. The mechanisms have to change to keep the animal motivated. It's important to understand this picture. It's very broad picture by the way not not all animals respond to rewards and not all animals can improve you know various skills but the principle remains the same for humans that we can find intrinsic rewards mccain build those rewards in psychological realm rather than it being some kind of physical needs being met avoiding pain or seeking a particular kind of pleasure. And because we have this ability to practice intentionally we have the opportunity to grow
"mccain" Discussed on Chatter that Matters
"To chat thank you. You're fateh chatter. That matters you know that. I often turn my sponsor. Rb see for context today. We're talking to michael mccain about leadership family values stain ability to who better than our bbc. Who's is an organization that touches so many lives and livelihood today reaches out to a good friend of mine. John stackhouse. i met john when he was a young guy. Just running porta business magazine. I let me get that job. And then almost overnight easy the editor in chief of the global mail and then his next move was to the office of the ceo at rbc and i described somewhat of a merlin. Is there to kind of advise. Really looking at future trends trying to digest it on who better than john stackhouse. The guys written several bestselling books. Here's one of the most brilliant podcasts out. There called disruptors. And if you wanna just sit back and listen to his last episode two two part series on the creative class and how important creativity is in terms of the lifeblood of candidate going forward. I encourage you to listen to that. So that's probably the longest introduction. I've ever done john stackhouse. Welcomed the chatter matters tony. It's great to see you and hear your voice. So john you're always two or three chess moves ahead in most in terms of really trying to understand the future and what's happening michael mccain made a compelling argument tip for business to shift their focus away from just being obsessed with shareholder value for your nar stars prophet return on investment to what he called shared values. Where every stakeholder has a seat at the table the planet earth animal welfare local community. You think that is the future for capitalism terms of saying we we can embrace new role and be part of saving the planet and some of these big problems. We're facing or do you think that michael's just an anomaly. Michael michael's a terrific leader terrific thinker. This isn't just the future of business. Future of capitalism is the president not every capulets. Not every business gets it but when you look around the world across pretty much every sector the most successful companies are the ones that look for that value in others not just from their own for their own return when you're producing results value value for others and the most successful wants to meet. Tony have always been the ones that tried to solve other people's problems and in a way that's what so called stakeholder capitalism is about as well thinking about what challenges but opportunities for your community for your employees for your your suppliers to work with them to enhance their their value and talk about great insight and leadership and transit helping solve other people's problems. What are the other things you learn along the way interviewing rubbing shoulders in your own right being a great leader in terms of what matters most especially as we start looking forward in terms of how this country is being punished attacked. What's going to rally this country and make canada the kind of place at cannon should be. Yeah i've been really lucky tony to be able to interview and talk to lots of presidents prime ministers. Ceo's over the years and right around the world. they all have different attributes. But i often think about what are the common attributes and certainly one of the most common ones is an ability to look beyond oneself and beyond one's interest and to look into the future. That's a rare rare skill and even rarer skill than it is to bring that into the present and make it really compelling those around you because great leaders are ones who don't tell people what to do. They inspire people so john. I was talking earlier about your podcast. Disruptors and huge fan of it as you know and often a little note saying i like this part of that part which coming up next. What's what i know. You've just finished this little creative class and talking about the creative community and how important it is. What's what's next on the sheet. Well we've got a great episode now on the space race many if you would have seen ilan on on snl. And he's doing amazing things with spacex canadians. Lawn actually is a canadian but Canadians here in canada. Are doing some really terrific things in space and there's a great opportunity for the country. So i hope that inspires people. Then we're going to be looking at telehealth and what's pandemic and the social isolation as challenging as it is can do for healthcare healthcare has saved us in many ways despite the challenges. But we've got an opportunity with digital technology to really advance healthcare in the twenty twenties and there's no country better position to do that in canada. Charge stackhouse merlin is described you in terms of the office of the ceo. Rb author podcasters. Thank you so much for joining me. In china the matters tony. Thank you always great to be with. You don't miss a moment of next week. Show chat with joe. Pine joe joins me to share his boss and our future. And why it will matter to you. I'm tony chapman. let's chaps chatter. that matters with tony. Chapman has been a presentation of our fridays. Join tony chapman for chatter. That matters on the iheartradio candidate talk network..
Elise Stefanik: From Republican Moderate to Trump Favourite
"Coming leadership ouster of liz. Cheney is about much more than the sacking of the number three house republican it is an unconditional surrender by one of our two major political parties to former president trump. And his big lie that the twenty twenty election was somehow stolen. Cheney's crime is not that she isn't conservative. It's that she's not conservative as defined by today's republican party which apparently means unquestioning loyalty to the defeated former president. She stands accused of telling the truth that the election was not stolen and for criticizing trump citing the january six capital interaction. This episode is just the latest chapter in the party's purging of its legacy the bushes the mccain's the romney's and now the chains names that appeared on eight of nine presidential tickets for one thousand nine hundred eighty two thousand twelve all now. Essentially excommunicated by the party's base and leadership and for one reason only the message go along with donald trump and his lies or just go away. Will this help. Republican election prospects in the short term. Perhaps but what does it mean for. Democracy when a great political institution refuses to accept free and fair election. Results and rejects. Its own who choose principle over party. I have heard from members concerned about her ability to carry out the job as conference chair congresswoman lizzie cheney facing a vote as soon as wednesday to ouster from leadership after criticism of donald. Trump's big lie at the election was stolen and his role in the capital attack. We will not forget what happened on january six and that the single greatest threat to our republic is a president who would put his own self interest above the constitution sherry me writing in the washington post this week. The question before us now is whether we will join trump's crusade to de-legitimize and undo the legal outcome of the twenty twenty election. The house republican leaders have answered. That question you know i. I've lost confidence boosting. New york's elise stefanik who trump has endorsed. My vision is to run with support from the president. What they're saying is if you don't go along with the big lie. You basically need to go so phonic voted with president trump. Just seventy eight percent of the time. Criticizing is border wall opposing him on nafta and trade even voting against his signature. Twenty seventeen tax cuts. Cheney voted with trump ninety three percent of the time once trump critic has been insulting women stefanik became a high profile trump defender during his first impeachment when she opens that mouth you at killing them. Elise trump meanwhile has denounced cheney unremittingly. This week he called her a warmongering fool who has no business and republican party leadership. The good news is in her state. She's been censured all seventeen. Republicans who voted to impeach or convict. Donald trump have faced censure votes or rebukes at home. Utah senator mitt. Romney wants the party's nominee for president booed at a state convention last weekend though the vote to censure him fail.
"mccain" Discussed on The Dollop with Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds
"No, I would hope not in February two thousand John dropped out of the Republican race, George W Bush had one and he'd played dirty. He pushed the idea that Bridget. Was John McCain's quote black love child who Bush Bush that Bridget the Bush campaign. Oh, secretly. Robo calls things like out the word that it was John McCain's black club child. Okay. Next. John said, he would take the he's done that was banned of his election. He lost that state. And then he was out. Also, just a great detail to America's open mindedness, and that's Karl rove who was behind that. And if you want you can see masterclass with way back. Having a good talk. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Next. John said he would take the government back from big ninety to be here. Yeah. Because I'm gonna crush you at the end of it. It get so much worse. Next Johnson who would take the government back from big money special interests. A nonpartisan nonprofit organization called the reform institute was created well things that are always named stuff. Like that are always on the open John was the honorary chair, the no take money group the money came from a formal Merrill Lynch CEO, which is the best way to get reform. Yeah. No for sure as a nonprofit, the reform institute could take unlimited unregulated donations. That John's pack could not take strategy strangely all the institutes political positions. Nonpartisan aligned exactly with John McCain's the institute paid John for public appearances his campaign manager was president and made a four hundred thousand three years the reform institute used the same office space as McCain's pack his reelection committee and a lobbying firm that he used named Davis. Manafort. There's there's a name. Million between nineteen Ninety-seven and June two thousand six John collected two point six million from telecommunications media and tech firms in return he wrote letters to the FCC for those companies twice the reform institute solicited hundred thousand from cable vision after the CO testified in front of John's Senate Commerce Committee. What does that mean? Exactly. It means that he after the fucking guy went and testified John grill him, and then he'd be like, hey, man, we can actually make this work. John left the reform student two thousand and five but its goals stayed aligned with his about the reform institute, the chair of the Federal Election Commission said quote appearance of corruption. Anyone? Wow. Is he kinda like he went sort of real sassy? Conflict of interest party of McCain. Hello. And yet John's image remained the opposite. He was the maverick. He was a moderate and he cared about finance reform in two thousand and one he said, quote as long as the wealthiest Americans and the richest is organized interests can make these six and seven figure donations to political parties and gain the special access to power that such generosity confers on the donor. Most Americans will dismiss the most virtuous politicians claim of patriotism, but that that's what he's doing is what he's what he's doing. Right. John sponsored the bipartisan campaign reform act and why. Bipartisan also knows the McCain Feingold back. It was to curb soft money. Which is what that fucking institute is. Let him police. It would you. Nine eleven came. Finally, Phil good moment. John then took the lead in pushing for war with. Everyone, quote, there's other organizations besides Mr Ben Laden who are bent on destruction of the United States isn't just Afghanistan. We're talking about Syria, Iraq, Iran, perhaps, North Korea, Libya and others. He wants to go to war with everyone and others leaves a pretty open, France Ireland. He told Jay Leno some other countries possibly Iraq, Iran, Syria, had aided bin Laden after the anthrax attacks in America. He told David Letterman that quote, we'll do fine in Afghanistan. Why is he just doing the late night run certain like everybody loves him? Yeah. Okay. But he's still liberals still it's like a weird like, but everybody. So that's the thing about McCain. He's not like other senators. He always on those shows, he's constantly doing this. We'll do fine Afghantistan. The second phase is Iraq some of those anthrax may and I is may have come from Iraq. It didn't. Larry king. You talked about Saddam's weapons of mass destruction, quote, the Czech government has revealed meetings contacts between Iraqi intelligence Muhammad oughta the evidence is very clear we so we will have to act on Nightline quote. There's no doubt as Saddam's avid pursuit of weapons of mass destruction..
"mccain" Discussed on Chapo Trap House
"This was to be no mere laying to rest of a Washington Wiseman nor just another funeral of an elder statesman whose passing would be marked by flowery words about the end of an era. It was a meeting of the resistance under vaulted ceilings and stained glass windows. This was made clear few minutes into the two and a half hour serve, oh two and a half hours service, good Lord when McCain's daughter, Meghan weeping at times called it a funeral for nothing less than the passing of American greatness that hurts represented and not the cheap rhetoric that now passes for this. I'm sorry again, Meghan McCain and John McCain. That you know they're like they're rebuking Trump. The only thing they're rebuking Trump for is being mean to them in public. They like they do not disagree with a single thing he's done in on. That is the thing that's most horrifying about this because that headline is one hundred percent, correct. This was a reading of resistance. These people were all doing this self-consciously to, as you said, create an image to the public that this is this is these are the good political people. This is the established political system and then Trump is outside of it. He's a complete renegade and they think people are going to see that and they're going to dislike Trump and that just shows how horrifyingly unequipped. These people are for the fucking world that they live in and how doom they are in their pathetic attempts to ward off the worst fascism because when a mayor regular person sees that they see a room full of people who pass NAFTA went to war with Iraq, funky bailed out Wall Street on the backs of the middle class after the two thousand eight collapse. Of the economy all in one room and they're all explicitly telling them that Trump isn't responsible for any of that. This isn't his. He has no stake in the current system that you all hate. You couldn't ask for better advertisement for him to continue his fraudulent appeal as a renegade as as a radical as someone outside of the status quo that will fight for you as a regular person against the establishment because it's telling you that that's the case. Let's sit there..
"mccain" Discussed on AM Joy
"Thank you all for being here. I want to go to you first you John McCain planned these last several days of his memorial to the letter and very specifically with a lot of messages in mind. He had to know that the message he was sending by asking that gentlemen, the former president of the United States Barack Obama to speak for him and his at his funeral will sending a resounding and very sharp message to the current president of the United States who he pointedly did not advice your thoughts. All the message today was really American values over power over party politics. This funeral, I think was as much about John McCain as it was about the future of America and what we want to be as a country. When I think about the speakers you, you start with Meghan McCain, who talked about the fact that America has always been great. That we that her, that her father told her that nothing will break you. Then you go to Joe Lieberman who said that John McCain nurtured American values that that was one of the things that stuck with him. Then you go to Brock Obama who said the best way to honor. John McCain is to fight for your country. This was really as a day where people were thinking about, okay, we're Democrats Republicans, but we're really Americans. And what that means is we have to respect each other. We have to be decent. We have to think about what the best thing is for generations to come. And I think over and over again, you heard that and that was by design, John McCain planning every single detail of this new that everybody was going to be watching this, that this was going to be overshadowing anything that happened today. And of course President Trump he's playing golf. He's tweeting about NAFTA tweeting about Russia. No one's listening to that right now because everyone's really enthralled with the idea that after John McCain dies, we're not sure who's gonna fill that void. Yeah, we're quite not paying any attention to him and it has to be quite painful for the current president. He's not getting any attention this morning. Career jump here. Steve Schmidt on earlier who fought on the other side of that two thousand eight campaign from you and me who are working on the Obama campaign watching President Obama speak. I think a lot of people in my time line, a lot of people on my text messages, we're feeling incredibly wistful. It feels like an almost an anachronism to see a a man stand up there who has this incredible sense of the grandeur America, the scope of what America means, who can speak to it in such an eloquent fashion and who did it on behalf of the man. He vanquished for the presidency. John McCain was a war hero, a genuine bona fide hero of the precise type that Americans use to elect as president the Eisenhower archetype. He was kept from the president by two men, George W Bush and Barack Obama and invited both of them to speak at his funeral. Your thoughts watching Barack Obama who I think made everyone wistful, but that era of a president who could speak in that manner about us about as a as a country and the passing of a kind of Senator. We don't have any more in John McCain. Yeah, joy. There were really no empty gestures at all in the last couple of days. And certainly today by John McCain, as you mentioned, he really planned every inch of his funeral. Once he learned that when he was diagnosed with brain cancer and John McCain got exactly what he wanted a total and complete rejection of Trump and Trumpism that was a live broadcast live on on national television for all to see what we saw today was former presidents. And as you mentioned Obama and enjoy Jobe Bush speaking today while speaking so eloquently so poignantly, and you saw Senator Senator to leadership, all of Washington DC essentially coming together to reject Donald Trump. I think you would find it hard pressed anyone. Someone would find it hard pressed to see a more public, a more ceremonial rebuke of a sitting president..
"mccain" Discussed on AM Joy
"Brock Obama made a powerful point when the president stood up there and he talked about the most perfect idea ever put to paper by the mind of man or woman. This idea that all men are created equal and endowed by their creator with an alienable rights among them life liberty in the pursuit of happiness. The most powerful idea in human history is the idea of the United States of America in imperfect nation that has never quite lived up to its founding ideals imperfect in much the same way that John McCain was imperfect, but he perfectly loved this country and that ideal and he served his entire life in service to that ideal. To the idea of America in the idea of America that was so beautifully inadequately laid out by the two former presidents in by many of the speakers and by many of the people over this week is what John McCain committed his life to now the virtues love and heroism and valour they exist everywhere in this country. Right now, there are acts of kindness and love in service being made by ordinary Americans. But those virtues are absent generally in our political class in service in Washington, DC right now in this country, this government of the people by the people for the people. Will have to make a choice about what type of country do we wanna live in? Do we wanna live in a country of division and hatred and anger and racism? Or are we able to rise above it? Dr king talked about the fact that the moral arc of the universe is long, but it bends towards Justice. And when we think about this season of meanness, vile cruelty from the political leadership from the president of the United States, we will move past this and when we do and we put this, sorry, chapter behind us, we will need to have in this country. A season of reconciliation in John McCain's life is a is a signal to us about how you do that. Yeah. I mean, I guess the question for a lot of people though is who will lead that because you saw in front of us today, leaders who are no longer in office, no longer, you You know, know. sort of with the bully pulpit to do it except on occasion like this. And so it feels like there isn't a presence. John McCain was sort of back dot, right? So who does that now when when ABRAHAM LINCOLN was elected, the fact was lamented by William to comes to Sherman who essentially said that we've elected backwards barbarian on educated, the country's doomed. He has no competence for this task. And when Lincoln was assassinated, general Sherman who had last seen him at city point with General Grant the week or so before was asked to reflect on Lincoln's, wife, the man he had come to know, and he said that he had met all the great men of the world, the industrialised kings and emperors generals, but he never met a man who possess more of the qualities of greatness and goodness than ABRAHAM LINCOLN would has always been true about the country and almost providential e. So is the right leaders have emerged at the right time. Dwight Eisenhower was a Colonel in the army who hadn't been promoted in thirteen years in one thousand nine hundred forty. When we look at at this country amongst us or good indecent people. And there are people who have the qualities of character that John McCain exhibited in his life who will rise amongst us to lead us together to a better place. I can't tell you the answer, but I am confident about this. Anybody who despairs about the future of this country should should know and think about this for a minute a country that can produce a man like John McCain is going to be okay. I thought very hopeful note, I think Chris Matthews, I, I think about John McCain, put forward his ideals in very pointed fashion in the way that he designed these last several days. I think about the the service in Arizona where he had the Zona cartel an African American NFL player. That's been a point of contention with the current occupant of the White House, Latino Democrats. Instead of Joe Biden, he made sure that he his values were clear and clarified for anyone..
"mccain" Discussed on AM Joy
"Good morning and welcome to a special edition of AM joy. Just moments ago, we saw the conclusion of the last and grandest of several memorial services held this week that I think in authentically be described as fit for a president. Those events, honoring the life and marking the passing of war hero and longtime Arezzo Senator John McCain, world leaders, lawmakers and close friends and family played pay tribute to the Senator at a funeral service that just concluded at Washington's National cathedral and among those who eulogized the Senator where the two men who stood between McCain and the nation's highest office former presidents Barack Obama and George W Bush whose presence was specifically requested by McCain himself. Before he died. Also notable was the man who was not there also at McCain's request the current president of the United States, Donald Trump, a final rebuke from McCain, who orchestrated his exit from this life with precision and with a series of pointed messages calling on the nation. He served for his entire adult life. To reject the divisiveness, the native ISM in the false populism of the current occupant of the White House and joining me now, Steve Schmidt, senior adviser to John McCain's two thousand eight presidential campaign and Chris Matthews host of hardball MSNBC thank you gentlemen for staying. You know, I have to say as I was watching this funeral, Steve, it felt like more than just the passing of a man or of a Senator, but really the passing away of an archetype presidents of opposite parties who were welcomed into the National Cathedral to eulogize a Senator who would invite them who wanted president of both parties is that political archetype, sadly feels like that passed away as well. It did. We will not see the likes of John McCain again in our lifetimes. There will never be another political leader quite like John McCain, but the things that he stood for the virtues that he represented his valor, his love, his kindness, his service, his ability to forgive. He was famous for his temper in feuds that also for his reconciliations, this is a man who was tortured. For years in the most cruel inhumane way, who was the person the architect of the reconciliation between the United States and Vietnam is revered as a hero in Vietnam because of that reconciliation that the peoples of our countries, these generations might exist together in in peace. It is an extraordinary life that that's come to an end and he has laid out for us a fundamental choice that everybody should reflect on. And there was an inherent political meaning in this funeral, and it was a fundamental rebuke to the vileness, the corruption, the self, centeredness, the selfishness to cruelty that we see emanate from the Oval Office and the former president, Donald J Trump every day and what the country has is a choice. And sometimes when we talk about politics and moments like this, we think that the discussion of politics itself is somehow not appropriate to the moment. This was a man in the arena. This was a man in the fight heap, believe things, and he gave great sacrifice and service of those things that he believed and the choice. That the country faces in a couple of months about whether to repudiate Trumpism were to validate it is an essential one. And you saw today the argument being made for its repudiation from George W Bush from Barack Obama and for Meghan McCain. The things that John McCain believed in our worth defending or worth debating and are worth fighting for it. Chris, I feel like the presidency itself in the United States has gone through all of these different archetypal forms. And one of the most classic was the heroic archetype, right?.
"mccain" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds
"So anyway, it was interesting moment for me to just say something that's a sort of separate issue, but to say something that's even perceived a slightly negative about John McCain, that he taps there Palin abused vice presidential candidate, and it's also like a deeply weird phenomenon that all of the encomia of John McCain were based in this idea that, oh, his passing, you know what you were saying earlier, lower that his passing represents an era of politicians of their. Publican party that has passed, and we know that it's passed because of Donald Trump, and this is just a perfect symbol of that. The praise is dependent on the idea that the McCain ultimately lost right, but he lost the battle. The Republican party should be. And when you point out that actually John McCain did something, it wouldn't have happened without him that like nobody. It wasn't like Sarah Palin was inevitable pick for vice president and that had a pretty direct line to the conflict of celebrity and personal brand and right. Weighing culture warrior that like that is seen as a knock on him to actually say. He ended up having influence that at least one decision he made helped create the Republican exist today. No. And wanted to hear that weekend probably ever. But yeah, that there is the separation of the sort of John McCain is metaphor for something America has lost, and then there's the literal conversation about John McCain about. Hey, he picks Palin and you know, he really missed his moment to be a steward or something bigger in the aftermath of the election. So there's that to me that just is this kind of moment ran of, yeah. Are we talking about John McCain in a sort of abstract way? Or we talking about the literal John McCain, because if you get into the littoral John McCain and really wanna look at his actual legacy, there's a large constituency for not doing that. And with that, we'll take another break and say, say for well to Laura gonna sit around and talk about Bing methodology. All right. I'll see you guys later. Thank you. Pay listeners. I'm Martha Brookes post to the Arthur Brooke show on the vox.
"mccain" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds
"Hortatory, like a man who had not three years earlier, been berating people in New Hampshire town halls about you wouldn't pick lettuce was now trying to engage in that that same symbolism and like it was not great timing because in twenty ten, there were people who were trying to do that in the early years of the Obama administration who were trying to pass immigration reform and like not having McCain kind of made it very difficult for that to go. Maybe McCain joined other Republicans, filibustering the dream act in two thousand ten. He, although even even some of the Republicans who had been kind of supportive of conference immigration reform earlier that year also did that because Senator ego thing. But a lot of the reason that Donald. Trump doesn't like John McCain is the Donald Trump understands correctly. John McCain represents a wing of the Republican party that Donald Trump had to defeat to become president and wind. The dream act wait. So Degen McCain, legitimate question about John McCain. Was he all. Exactly what happened here was that Harry Reid promised to vote on the dream act. Ran his own re-election campaign in two thousand ten and then brought it up in the lame duck session and Republicans put up a lot of procedural objections about. We haven't had enough hearing, right. Haven't been salted essentially, you know, withheld their votes from something that many of them did not have substantive objections. Matter hearing, we need that music of life. Like I remember in twenty times, but but I think this is important to me when I think about John McCain like big, big, big picture, right? And like big themes. And you know country I and all that kind of stuff. The place to me where the rubber hit the road was in two thousand nine and two thousand ten when I think a lot of people were aware that because Barack Obama was president because he had one such a big victory because Democrats had fifty nine or sixty senators for much of that time. There was the chance of big breakthroughs happening. Right? And there was a hope on Democrats side that like success would lead to success and that there would be positive momentum. And there was a fear on the Republican side that successfully success Democrats out positive momentum, and there was a strand. Edgy that Mitch McConnell outlined and like the strategy was to at every possible opportunity. Think of reasons to say no, in the legislative dynamic, you were trying to think of reasons to say, yes, somebody says, I want an eight hundred billion dollar stimulus. You say to them, okay, that's a big ask, but I can help you out with that. If you will build a golden statue in my district or whatever, and McConnell whole project was to make sure that Republicans did not get into that moguls that they instead went into find reasons to say no mode, and he was very successful at that. And John McCain was part of that strategy right with the dream act being clear example. Now he had his reasons if you ask Republicans like why they'll give you this whole story about Harry Reid, citizen Bubba, and like fair enough, but it was a case of Republicans were getting to know even on things that they had been four in the past. So like John. McCain had co-sponsored a climate change Bill with Joe Lieberman back in two thousand six. But when Barack Obama was president, suddenly he had no interest in the subject, right? Like the were not going to be any wins for for Obama. And that was because in part because McCain was a loyal Republican in part because McCain had been the guy who had beaten and he felt peak about it. It's not like the most outrageous thing you've ever heard of a politician doing like not wanting to help out.
"mccain" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds
"But at the same time, you would also acknowledge that like these people really were bitter political rivals, like Donald Trump and John McCain, the had their moments of disagreement. They had their moments of tough words for. In another McCain's dissents from the Trump administration were not meaningless. But at the same time, novel Trump talks about Donald Trump's achievements and he brags about himself. He talks about the tax cut Bill. He passed and John McCain voted for that. He talks about all the judges whose gotten confirmed and John McCain voted for all those judges. He talks about the big increase in defense spending. John McCain was the lead author of that big increase in defense spending, and it's not like John McCain, like sold out and became a Trump Bhatt, but it's like McCain and Trump both converged on a large, you draw the vendetta grams of like stuff. John McCain is into stuff. Donald Trump is into stuff. Paul Ryan is into and those are all somewhat different circles. But they have like a big piece of overlapping territory, which is why they are all influential Republican party politicians. And like Trump's inability to even recognize like that. There's an. Aspect of life where it's like, sometimes you have to pretend to like people who don't really like sometimes you'd say nice things that you don't really mean. But then there's another thing where it's like, okay, just stop like think sincerely, is there something I do believe that I can say that is nice about this person and like for Donald Trump and John McCain, there really should be like they agreed on many things. John McCain voted solid Republican for like all kinds of Donald Trump stuff. He served his country with honor. It's like the most obvious nice thing you can say about John McCain, and it's like Trump's desire to wage this feud like after McCain's death, when there wasn't even that much to it is like to me, it's like the kind of thing is really unnerve ING about the Trump era aids. So odd. It's politically counterproductive. I think in an obvious way like Trump's team didn't seem to think this was a good. Everybody was very uncomfortable all day with this like weird situation and it's like, I'm going to say like, we'll we're a hop skip and jump from like mishandling the flags to global thermonuclear war. But it's like, what is the decision making process? It's it's so different from like he has his tax ideas. I don't agree with to like he has said he has nobody agrees with and yet cannot be compelled to just like behave in rational way. I mean, I find this fascinating because John McCain is famous for being a stiff necked, like very stubborn, various acids person who often bears grudges against people for for what he perceives his character flaws on that on their part that aren't necessarily related to policy. Like before John McCain was Thornton. Donald Trump side. He was thorn Iraq Obama side before he was Thorin. Barack Obama's III was a thorn in George Bush's side like it is a hater. Yeah, he was. He was a certainly strong personality and. That's kind of that was the root of a lot of the media darling ship was this idea that he was a maverick that he was willing to say, things that he was willing to call out people whether or not they were members of his own party when they disagreed within that was seen as a as a statement of him being principled rather than being like a stubborn SOB. So in that regard, it's kind of interesting that McCain is being seen as the kind of norm that has passed away of collegiality when in fact, it's not that McCain was collegial, but that he understood that people on the opposing side could also be good friends that like he did trust people even where he may not have agreed. You know that he kept a very close friendship with Lindsey, Graham till the day key died as far as we know. And Lindsey, Graham had a very different approach to Donald Trump that he actually was willing to work with people who he didn't necessarily trust in the Democratic Party on unvarying issues that Russ Feingold is going to be a pallbearer at his funeral because they worked together on campaign finance reform and apparently were like super close after that. It's those. Those kinds of things that Donald Trump doesn't appear to have not because Donald Trump is often stiff, necked and stubborn..
"mccain" Discussed on Part of the Problem
"So I've been angry because we have somebody in the Oval Office who has really denigrated the office of the presidency. His dishonesty is unethical doesn't have principles, and I am very concerned though more than angry on worried because now we are in a crisis, and unfortunately, the Republicans, John McCain, a national treasure in hero. Thoughts and prayers go out to Kane is family. I got into some real Donnybrook fights with John McCain over policy. I never once questioned his integrity and his interest in doing what is best for this country. But since John McCain has left the hill, the Republicans spines have gone with them and there needs to be some reckoning and the Republican party that we can't allow this to go on. And we have an election coming up and I'm trying to convince people and it's hard because you know a lot of us in the past. This is a very important election and blah, blah, blah. This is the one I think we in a crisis that is the third grade crisis in American history more than the Russian. I, of course, the revolutionary war, whether we would even become a country. Then the civil war people usually say than the depression. I don't think the depression. Got it. What is most fundamental about this country was economic, but I don't think it's threatened the rule of law as we all right, let's would you rank. No. How do you even take that apart? This is worse than the great depression. People fucking starving. This is worse. This is worse than that, man. This is the great crisis is that Donald Trump is fucking questioning the CI my God and just think about the mentality, right. And this is the fucking gangster government killer mentality where you'd say someone like John McCain, John McCain. Now, me and him may have disagreed all the time, but I always knew he was a great guy like he may have thought we should invade a country where I think we should just use targeted drone strikes. But at the end of the day, I knew John McCain was a good man. Put Donald Trump went and tried to make peace with Russia. I mean, that's really what's being said here. Right? That's that is what he's saying. John McCain, the man who never saw war. He didn't wanna fight and the head of the CIA who armed Al Qaeda, which the branch of l. news that turned into ISIS and really they were already ISIS, but whatever that's beside the point. The guy who supported ISIS has just between John McCain and John Brennan, the amount of dead people that are on there, the amount of blood that's on their hands. It would probably take a long time to actually tally it up, but it's a lot..
"mccain" Discussed on Skullduggery
"On the line with us moss Mustafa who is the activists in Washington, who introduced Caesar to Senator McCain was tell us how about meeting came about. Ooh, Senator McCain. I have to say for still our heartfelt prayers thoughts and sympathies from both why we're gonna Dacian the Syrian emergency task force in and more broadly from the Syrian people all praying for for him for his family. I would say unequivocally Syria lost its biggest ally, insider McCain, and I have had the pleasure in the privilege and honor of of meeting with Senator McCain and accompanying him on his visit to Syria in two thousand thirteen. And since they one of the Syrian uprising, the nonviolent of Lucent for first by months, and then as the rated Senator McCain was on the border of the Syrian people in naturally win Caesar, the photographer who defected with the fifty five thousand photographs and documentation. Condemning GM for torture and prison. One of the first people that Caesar himself when it to go and see and personally think for for his solidarity stance would run Senator John McCain. And so on Caesar's first visit to the United States when he testified in the house for and affairs committee, whatever the first meeting during that visit was with the Senator in his office, and it was one of the most powerful, meaty, and really one that increase the the morale in gave sort of a boost to Caesar to continue on with the work. And I remember when when that meeting happened, the center had the photographs on his desk and I remember him slamming them down emotionally on his desk and telling these there that it's a shame that that never again moment is is literally unfolding while most of the world. Has failed to act. So it was a very powerful seeding and it was something that Senator McCain said to me that when he saw the photographs and that would Caesar, he said he was ashamed. What was he ashamed about? I think that the Senator was expressing the fact that he was ashamed at lack of policy, at least in terms of the United States don't let Syria, of course, the center has had met with with Caesar after President Obama, you know, red line and then used chemical weapons attack in which no consequences for the regime or no actions were taken minus the failed Russian deal to get rid of the chemical weapon, which obviously failed since the regime is used, not only chlorine, but they're in multiple times since then. And I think that's an example. Of what the Senator felt ashamed. He told the shame that the United States did not do as much as it could have to prevent civilian deaths in Syria under, you know, during that time. And and I think he felt that way throughout throughout the conflict knowing that that we need to be doing more, but but unfortunately did not an interior, of course is as deteriorated since that meeting. And and today we wait another possible atrocity it live province as military of had regime, Russia, Iran prepared. You. Senator McCain, too. I think number of trips to the Syrian border to meet with Syrian rebels. He really believed that the United States had an important role to play in supporting the Syrian resistance to Assad. I think that Senator McCain really understood the conflict. He followed it from its very beginning. He understood the dangers that came with inaction as horrible. Atrocities were taking place that that the policy of what some might have seen is containment, which obviously failed with with you know, millions of refugees in the region in Europe, and and you know the, the other, you know everything from national security concerns to to terrorist attacks and other things that have happened in the reason and and so he he wanted to always be there..
"mccain" Discussed on Pod Save America
"I will tell you. I do not plan on reading the story about lich staffer convinced him to do it. I, I completely not surprised. Donald Trump is an asshole. He's always been announced whole. It's an asshole move. He cares about nothing and it's. All the say, tell me what you think about? Yes, it's not surprising is just, you know, it's just one little inactive. The tells you everything you need to know about the smallness of this man, but of course we should have seen the coming. I mean, he very recently refused to mention McCain's name at a Bill signing where the Bill was named after John McCain. He still talk shit about him voting Bama care appeal despite the fact that he's been dying of brain cancer, they refuse to condemn. Our policy is for Kelley Sadler's remark, the White House. Staffer who said McCain's opposition to the CIA nominee didn't matter. He was dying anywhere, so it decec- pool of awful people doing terrible this. This is the president who wants you to believe the kneeling to protest. Police brutality during the national anthem is disrespectful to the flag and to veterans, and he refused to lower the flag to to have staff for the senate's most famous war hero. And you know it's about more than Trump because it's about everything that led to tr-. Doesn't feel like he needs to respect anyone. Even someone beloved by the Senate, Jim Inhofe who is disgraceful in a reminder that there has been a broken nece in Republican politics for very long time was asked about this, and he said, well, in a way it's McCain's fault for disagreeing with Donald Trump. So so Hof a Senator from Oklahoma climate change in ira-. Disgusting person had no problem disparaging John McCain who simply had the data to disagree with our president. So you know what? Fuck him. It wasn't just it was like Trump still he. He never has never will learn what the job of president is supposed to be the job of being head of state, you know, and it's like the McCain thing wasn't the only thing he did this weekend, right? There was a mass shooting in Jacksonville, Florida. Three people died including the shooter. I think eleven wounded and Trump is tweeting about his approval rating. Tiger Woods and Tiger Woods. Make it up in approval rating, maybe no evidence the net he is making it up fifty two percent, great wide. I make it higher by making them up, but it's like he's doing this while there's some news about everyone's reading news about a mass shooting John. I think that's great. I'm glad I do not want Donald Trump to figure out how to do the basic easy things. This is who he is. No, I don't want to pretend I don't want them to figure out a diversify the White House interns. I don't want to figure out how to put out a decent statement. I want him to be his disgusting self until he's gone. Oh, yeah, I don't think change. It's just I, of course you. Change. I don't want to pretend I don't want anyone there to help him figure out how to get one over on us and do impression of good person even for one fucking second. One final word on what happens to McCain Senate seat since a lot of people have been asking this Arizona's governor, Doug Ducey Republican must now appoint McCain successor to the Senate that person will serve until twenty twenty had McCain resigned or passed away before may thirtieth or would have been a special election this year for a seat according to reporting the New York Times. People under consideration to fill the seat include McCain's widow, Cindy former Arizona, Senator John Kyle and few other Republicans. The question is now whether Ducey select someone in the mold of McCain or a Trumpy Republican or someone in between. And I don't think we know we have no idea, but I mean, look at the Zona just another. Our battleground between somewhat normal Republican, politics and Trump is Joe are Pyo. You've rep Martha Sally running for Jeff flake seed in in the Republican primary. Against Joe Pyo. One of the worst human beings in the world recently needed up apart in because he so awful. And then a former state Senator named Kelli ward who was out there campaigning with Mike Cerna Vish of pizza gate..
"mccain" Discussed on Pod Save America
"I'm John Lovett. I'm Tom tour later in the pod. You'll hear our conversation with California's democratic nominee for governor. Gavin Newsom stop by crooked headquarters. Last week, I, I guessed the new studio. What's what's old is new some again. Okay. Campaign slogans. There you go. We're going to talk today. You win some you news some. It's an in kind contribution can give them stuff for free. We're also gonna talk on today's part about John McCain's legacy, but the Republican fears what might be investigated. If Democrats take control of the house, everything and about his running mate would be a new some to some cool. And we'll talk about the democratic party's recent move to reduce the power of super delegates love it. Yup, house love or leave it. We had a anyone. Listen, fantastic lover. Leavitt. We did a very special performance of a one act play about Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen, sharing a cell starring Andy Richter and Maxwell vestry. It is debut of a young playwright famous for a lot of he's actually really the turning some heads. But it was great upset. She listen Tommy, what's up of the world owes man. They're everywhere. Two quick plugs checkout last week. So with former CIA director, Michael morale. We talked all about the security clearance tissue and why it's actually a pretty big deal. And then for this week I am going to sit down and have someone explained to me tunnel Trump's bizarre tweet from last week about how white farmers and South Africa having their farms ripped away from them and claims of white genocide this horrible, white nationalist rhetoric, what's real, what's not in the figure that out. I am excited to listen to that one because I have no idea either and didn't dig into the great, so weird it's it's worse than you think. Okay, good for everything. There isn't a wilderness episode out today called the filter. It's about how Democrats can breakthrough in this media environment by rethinking their communication strategy, it features people like Dan Pfeiffer, Artem, Laura Olen, and crooked media's chief content officer, Tanya so much. Yes, great in her pod debut, I will listen to that on the well. Lots of people are talking about it online. Lots of temporal miniter fence. Everyone is talking about time. She's very bear made d'ors. Oh. So made stance. So my stamina, it. What can we do? Stance? All right. Let's get to the news, John McCain, the war heroes, Senate veteran and former Republican presidential candidate died this past weekend from brain cancer at eighty one years old. He will I in state in the capitol rotunda and receive a full dress funeral service at the Washington National cathedral where he will be eulogized by presidents, George W Bush and Barack Obama in a farewell letter that was read on Monday by close aide. Rick Davis McCain wrote, quote, I lived and died a proud American. We are citizens of the world greatest Republic nation of ideals, not blood and soil, do not despair of our present difficulties. We believe always in the promise in greatness of America because nothing is inevitable here Tommy you and I worked for Brock Obama when he ran against John McCain in two thousand eight. What are some of your memories and impressions of the man? You know the primary into thousand was was, I think. Far more contentious in the general action was. And I felt like a lot of us went into that general election with some mixed feelings because what you know about John McCain public figure, it's it's hard not to admire him. I mean, the courage he showed in Vietnam when he was a POW. The fact that he refused early release when he was offered it and spent another several years being tortured and captivity in solitary confinement. Sometimes. I mean, like that kind of strength is remarkable. I think that there's a risk when public figure pass away that we end up doing, you know, hagiography an lionising people in treating them as perfect. There's also I think some value in talking about those imperfections. But I think what one of the things that was great about McCain was that he made a lot of mistakes, but he was the kind of person that owned up to them all the time. Like he, he admitted that calling the confederate flag a symbol of heritage was was politically expedient and a mistake. I think that honesty says something. About your character..
"mccain" Discussed on WSJ What's News
"I diagnosed in July of twenty seventeen joining us now from Washington to talk about McCain's life and legacy is Wall Street Journal reporter, Chevron Hughes Chevron, as you write in your piece for the Wall Street Journal McCain's life was in many ways a life that defied the odds and there are elements. Certainly, here that have become legendary. He came from a navy family and during the Vietnam war was captured and spent five and a half years in prison, undergoing torture and conditions. Most of us cannot imagine. Can you tell us a little bit about that experience and how it came to share. His views and his life. That experience was one of the defining experiences of his life. It taught him how to rely on other people. He was confined in solitary confinement, and so the way prisoners would communicate with each other was through. They had a special code. They were tapping along the walls. It taught him a lot of moral fortitude. The North Vietnamese knew that his father was a very prominent Admiral and they tried to coax him into early release in McCain refused because he was convinced that it would have been terrible for morale. If someone who was shot down last or later as Ted ended up getting out earlier and cutting in line, it also taught him a lot about torture and the reasons why torture might not be a good idea. And that was a theme that would come up again and again, particularly after September eleventh. And of course, he very vocally opposed towards her and the practice of waterboarding when McCain was freed in nineteen Seventy-three. Soon after returning to the US. Began his life in congress, winning a house seat and in nineteen Eighty-six winning the Senate seat vacated by Barry Goldwater. He had some political setbacks to though including his involvement in the Keating five. Can you tell us about that experience and how it came to shape his politics thereafter, don't experience to me is when he starts seriously. Thinking about the role of money in politics, Charles Keating was a very prominent banker and John McCain among other senators had intervened on behalf of Mr. Keating with federal banking regulators, and it turned out that that perhaps not such a great idea because the Mr. Keating's banking business wasn't stable. It went belly up and ended up costing the government several billion dollars. Although mister Cain was reprimanded for showing poor judgment. He didn't suffer the punishment that some of the other senators had, but it left him filled with enormous shame and it was something that if he even thought about it for a moment. He could be taken back instantly to that second where he felt he had really let the public down. And so what you see later on is him mount very strong effort in favor of campaign finance reform, trying to really think hard about the role of money in politics, getting to another milestone in his life by two thousand. He had launched a bid for the GOP presidential nomination. And this is where we also see his willingness to challenge the ideas of his own party. That bid was ultimately unsuccessful, but in a way, set him up for the next time around in two thousand eight when he challenged Barack Obama. And there are moments during this campaign that people point to as emblematic of McCain's character, particularly in those cases where he defended Obama his opponent against false claims, that Obama was a Muslim and not born in the United States. So there are really two separate campaigns. We're talking about here. One is in two thousand when he was absolutely the under dog. He wrote around in a bus called the straight, talk express. He took hour after hour of questions from reporters. And really cast himself as an authentic open. Tell like it is different type of candidate later on in two thousand eight. He ran what a lot of people considered to be a much more conventional campaign, but there were moments when he really was swimming against the tide. And one of those was when there's a particular video that encapsulates what people mean when they talk about this campaign, someone said that they thought Barack Obama was a Muslim and John McCain in front of the cameras looks at her and says, no, ma'am. No, ma'am. He's just someone who happens to have different views than I have, but he's not a Muslim. And that was just a huge act because it really stood against what a lot of people in the Republican party felt. And even if it cost him the election,.
"mccain" Discussed on NPR Politics Podcast
"And those sniffles that you hear are Senator McCain, who was there at that CNN townhall with Graham and McCain was crying, and there is at least some talk that Cindy McCain is one of the people who could be considered to be a named to take Senator McCain seat through the rest of his term whose term runs through twenty twenty. And it's it's up to the governor of Arizona to to appoint a replacement to serve during that time and it has to be a Republican. It Dutcher Torey is not in Arizona is not just political it statutory. That's right. But beyond just filling the seat, is there anyone who fills that role of being sort of a moral voice of the Senate of being someone who brings people together because he did bring people together as much as he also fought with people? Oh gosh. He was the person that people would call in when they needed somebody to broker, some sort of bipartisanship some sort of deal. And there isn't really a strong person who inherit that. That legacy there are some people who are vying for that role. I think that Susan Collins of Maine kind of views herself for people view her that way, and she's potentially a person on that list, but there really aren't that many people who carry the kind of gravitas and the have the depth of relationships and the depth of trust on both sides of the aisle that McCain did. It's funny, you mention her. There was a government shutdown in two thousand thirteen. That was very long and yes, and John McCain thought it was very dumb and Kelsey, you and I were both covering and he. On numerous occasions would tell us how dumb that shutdown was and how to end and just make it go away. And when the shutdown finally ended, I chased him down in the hallway and was trying to talk to him. And he was kind of like, why are you talking to me? You should be talking to the women senators who made this happen? Who made this end? Who started the process of bringing us together to end this dump shutdown? Yeah, and there's, they're definitely going people be people who flowed Susan Collins as as somebody to inherit the bipartisanship and other might be Lisa Murkowski another another. One of the women who's involved in that this it is in a place right now where it is so closely divided and people have retreated to their corners so deeply that it is very rare right now when we see true bipartisanship and oddly, we're seeing it actually at this moment on spending bills which is like the last place people expect to see bipartisanship right now except bipartisan spending, which is spending money spending money when. When he wants to spend money, it's easy to get people on board, but John McCain, John McCain, that's true, but there are limits to that, and there are a lot of really difficult and controversial things that seem to be on the horizon and it's really, really unclear who can be the person who stands in the middle and keeps things calm and is credible. I, as we wind this down for tonight, I, I feel like it would be appropriate to hear a little bit of tape from a speech that Senator McCain gave on the floor of the Senate. July twenty. Fifth of last year he had just come back from surgery to remove that that blood clot near as I, that turned out to be brain cancer. It was on the eve of his his thumbs down on the ObamaCare repeal. And he gave a speech about partisanship lamented the ugly partisanship in today's Senate, both Shah let this happen. Let's leave the history of who shot first of the historic. Uh-huh. I suspect they'll find we all conspired in our decline either by delivered actions or neglect. We've all played some role in. Certainly I have sometimes have let my passion rule. My reason sometimes I made it harder to find common ground because of something harsh, I said to a collie sometimes I wanted to win more for the sake of winning than to achieve a contested policy Senator. John McCain died at four, twenty eight PM on August twenty fifth, and we're gonna leave it there. We will be back in your feed soon. You can keep up with our coverage at NPR, dot org, NPR politics on Facebook..
"mccain" Discussed on NPR Politics Podcast
"And out of that came his commitment to campaign finance reform, which alienated many of his colleagues on Capitol Hill, including the the Senate Republican leader. Mitch McConnell, who's one of the leading opponents of campaign finance reform and well, Senator McConnell was certainly gracious and issuing statements this evening on McCain's death. They were definitely on opposite sides when it came to that issue. Well, this is a big part of kind of the way McCain story goes right is that there were inflection points. There were these moments where things really went poorly for him or where he was at attention or where he, you know, was at a crossroads and those were the times that really changed his political trajectory. We can talk about dozens of them, but the ones that come to mind right now are thinking about the Affordable Care Act and how we talk about him being this loud and big presence in the Senate. But one of the biggest moments for him in the end of his career was a silent one where after struggling with you, Ford, -able character and where he was going to be and where if whether or not he was going to support his party on repeal, he walked out silently onto the Senate floor and gave thumbs down and effectively ended his party's ability to rollback. That signature pledge of their presidential campaign and congressional campaigns and everything they ran against President Obama about. And this was right after getting the diagnosis of of terminal brain cancer. Nine days after and Donald Trump has never forgiven John McCain for that moment. In fact, while the president did issue, a rather perfunctory tweet tonight, honoring the memory of John McCain and offering thoughts and prayers to his family's just last week, President Trump signed. The defense authorization act which was named in honor of John McCain. The chairman of the Senate Armed Services committee and President Trump heads to get through the entire signing ceremony without ever mentioning John McCain. Later that evening, he went to another event where he as he's done many times excoriated McCain without naming him for that thumbs-down moment, I can tell you that Republicans on the hill were very, very upset about that that they wanted the president to have a moment, whereas that he was ready to honor McCain or that he was at least ready, let it go and it. Just didn't happen and and just to put a button on the McCain Trump relationship during the two thousand sixteen presidential campaign, President Trump then candidate Trump criticized McCain and said that, you know, he didn't think McCain was a hero, a war hero because you know, he, he likes people who don't get captured. Another thing in Senator McCain's career. That is a recurring theme in the Senate is is his strong view on torture being wrong? Yes, absolutely. Yeah. And how he moved to outlaw torture and he had the moral standing obviously to to to make that argument make it stick at times. I put him at odds with his party and he never wavered John McCain's to go to very strong position as a person who had suffered torture himself as a prisoner of war, very strong position against the use of torture even after nine eleven, even dealing with terror. Tourists suspects. John McCain was against the United States using torture and that applied across the board, whatever agency of the United States might be using it. I'd rather thing that is absolute hallmark of his career is that he was one of the leading hawks of the entire congress. Really. He was one of the people who really, really favor military intervention and thought that that was a very big part of the way that the United States expressed itself in the world. Yes, you could say that Senator McCain came from Arizona, but he was just as loyal and just as interested in representing the armed services? Yes, the Senator from the Pentagon. He also differed with President Bush when it came to his feelings on Ladimir Putin. Remember Bush talked about looking in Putin's eyes and seeing somebody could do business with McCain used to joke about looking Putin's eyes and seeing three letters KGB and he was equally critical of Donald Trump on that score. After Trump's meeting with Latimer Putin in Helsinki McCain was. Even more outspoken than some of his Capitol Hill colleagues when he called it. One of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory. So I think that there's another theme that we're developing here in John McCain's life, and that is that there were many times where he felt that.
"mccain" Discussed on Erin Burnett OutFront
"Stunning bear president certainly getting what he wants and next senator john mccain back in business on the senate floor today should he vinet less than two weeks after brain surgery an emotional moment on the senate floor today senator john mccain returning to washington for the first time since his brain cancer diagnosis mccain has been home recovering from surgery on his skull but he wanted to be there to cast his vote on health care and address his friends and colleagues rush dan here today looking a little worse for wear i'm sure i have a refreshed appreciation for the protocols and customs of this body and for the other ninety nine privilege scholes who have been elected to this shannon i'll try now dr sanjay gupta neuro surgeon at our chief medical correspondent and sanjay thank you i know you've spoken to john mccain's doctors of course with the permission of senator how do you think he looked in sounded today i think he looked looked really good use we saw him even as walking getting off the plane and then speaking he was speech was fluent he's gonna evidence of weaknesses energy was good he literally good obviously you can see the scar uh right around the eyebrow on extending over the forehead a bit uh he's got what we call racoons ira black guy which is pretty common after surgery like this but he'll he'll look good erin it's a it's he's he hit a quick recovery from the start but eleven days out he looked really good manse pretty incredible i mean you know i i know he went straight to the senate floor from the airport he voted he spoke for about fifteen minutes i mean that that that's exhausting right for for anyone.