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The "Other" John McCain

More scandals and controversy than I can fit here

His own party censured him, remember?
Can you say, "Lincoln Savings and Loan"?

The lamestream media told you:

John S. McCain, the proud naval aviator who climbed from depths of despair as a prisoner of war in Vietnam to pinnacles of power as a Republican congressman and senator from Arizona and a two-time contender for the presidency, died on Saturday at his home in Arizona. He was 81. ... A son and grandson of four-star admirals who were his larger-than-life heroes, Mr. McCain carried his renowned name into battle and into political fights for more than a half-century... (NY Times)

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

Though the adulation poured on John McCain post mortem is indeed impressive, it overlooks a few salient items, from the proud naval aviator who graduated 894th in his class of 899:

It seems to me the fact that he was censured by the main county of his own party in his own state is worthy of mention, and wasn't; the Senator faced a recall effort with all the earmarks of success right up until he was saved by the 9-11 attacks that froze out all activity of that sort:

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McCain narrowly skated from criminal responsibility in the Lincoln Savings and Loan Scandal that cost 23,000 people their life savings, with a total cost to taxpayers in the billions:

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His involvement in the deaths in the USS Forrestal fire remain satisfactorily explained for Snopes and military brass, but leave a dark cloud over the man that some comrades-in-arms speak of in hushed whispers; his votes "across the aisle" on Obamacare, election reform and more made him a "maverick" hero to democrats but not to his republican constituency in his home state; his vaunted "gun-show loophole bill" SB890 was carefully written to completely end gun shows altogether -- a point that went unreported -- but the bill was lamented by mass media when it was defeated https://www.gunlaws.com/GunShows/index.htm; and of course the question has been repeatedly asked but cannot be answered in a politically correct way -- why aren't all other prisoners who made it out alive heroes too?

For eight months our state was without a Senator and a vote, that's really serious -- no representation -- and no reporters seemed to care the entire time. In its place, anonymous reports and releases in his photoless name from the back hills written in a way that can't be verified, right up to his demise -- along with news reports that mainly said he's fighting valiantly and misleadingly giving hope of recovery, unverified, by relatives, surely emblematic of handout journalism.

Perish this thought, and Mr. Trump may not have phrased it for sensitive ears, but the president's instincts were impeccable: Heroes do something outstanding and live to tell about it -- or not. Prisoners of war are a separate distinguishable class of people. Both earn gratitude we can never repay, endured a life we can never comprehend, and both deserve our admiration, respect and honor. They are not the same thing. And that does matter.

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FROM THE GANG OF EIGHT. SINCE WHEN DOES CONGRESS NEED GANGS?

Trump is imprecise -- it's not fake news, it's phony news.
(Fake = a lie. Phony = deceptive.)

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