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Fri Feb 17, 2017, 03:39 PM

McCain knocks Trump's isolationism, warns against 'old ties of blood, and race, and sectarianism'

Source: RawStory



ELIZABETH PREZA
17 FEB 2017 AT 13:10 ET

In a speech on Friday at the Munch Security Conference, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) delivered an impassioned defense of the West and warned against an “increasing turn away from universal values and toward old ties of blood, and race, and sectarianism.”

Speaking at the conference—an annual event on international security that was founded in 1963—McCain said while in the past the question of whether the West “will survive” would have invited “accusations of hyperbole and alarmism.”

“Not this year,” Mccain said. “If ever there were a time to treat this question with a deadly seriousness, it is now.”

McCain said the founders of the conference would be alarmed “by the hardening resentment we see toward immigrants, and refugees, and minority groups, especially Muslims,” and “by the growing inability, and even unwillingness, to separate truth from lie.”

Read more: http://www.rawstory.com/2017/02/mccain-knocks-trumps-isolationism-warns-against-old-ties-of-blood-and-race-and-sectarianism/

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 03:42 PM

1. And so you are going to DEMAND the FBI investigate the treason?

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 03:46 PM

2. Let us see you really acting on your words

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Response to katmondoo (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 03:49 PM

3. McCain you mean

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 03:53 PM

4. Would McCain be willing to convict if Drumpf is impeached?



(and I treat THAT question with "deadly seriousness")

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 18, 2017, 12:04 AM

14. McCain is a patriot, and he is building up a furious head of steam against Benedict Donald...

What do you think?

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Response to Hekate (Reply #14)

Sat Feb 18, 2017, 08:14 AM

15. Ha!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 03:54 PM

5. I don't understand how anyone can make so much bluster

and have it all amount to nothing

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 04:10 PM

6. Is McCain worried about his adopted daughter?

She is a person of color after all. Hope some of these brown shirts realize who she is before they try to deport her. I'm not sure if I'm being serious, but these actions are beyond disturbing.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 04:25 PM

7. trump ir right about mccain. john-boy the collaborator is the ultimate hypocrite. nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 05:50 PM

8. And yet,

McCain enables him by voting to confirm his cabinet and his refusal to push for investigating anything about Trump. Fuck him yesterday, today, and forever.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 06:06 PM

9. McCain and Graham are going to go after Trump when he's even more severely weakened

But I still believe they are the keys in Congress to getting tRump.

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Response to ElementaryPenguin (Reply #9)

Sat Feb 18, 2017, 10:42 AM

16. I agree. I think it'll be a process. I think momentum will build.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 06:13 PM

10. ... yet continues to rubber stamp the outrageous cabinet who shares said views.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 06:16 PM

11. Mc Cain may well have been a war hero from 30 years ago..

But he ain't no political hero now. What a bag of dirt. Flip Flopping Hypocrite.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 07:10 PM

12. The AP's take: McCain slams Trump in Munich speech without using his name

Source: Associated Press

McCain slams Trump in Munich speech without using his name

By RICHARD LARDNER
Feb. 17, 2017 5:53 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. John McCain delivered a withering critique of President Donald Trump in a speech Friday that highlighted fractures within the GOP as the new administration struggles to overcome a chaotic start.

Speaking in Germany at the Munich Security Conference, McCain didn't mention the president's name, according to the prepared text, while he lamented a shift in the United States and Europe away from the "universal values" that forged the Western alliance seven decades ago. McCain is the chairman of the Armed Services Committee.

Trump has repeatedly questioned the value of NATO, calling the military pact obsolete, and sought instead to stoke a relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin. However, Trump's defense secretary, Jim Mattis, has accused Putin of wanting to break NATO.

McCain, who has openly quarreled with the president, said "more and more of our fellow citizens seem to be flirting with authoritarianism and romanticizing it as our moral equivalent."

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Read more: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/b2e01f5ca54c4ec4a8bd4cac7dee8eb9/mccain-slams-trump-munich-speech-without-using-his-name

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 11:59 PM

13. Fareed Zakaria to Don Lemon: "...McCain has been a profile in courage"...

Just a reminder: we need Republican allies, and we will find them among old-style conservatives.

John McCain is a Republican, a conservative -- he is not and never will be a Democrat. But he is also a patriot, and he earned that title the hard way. McCain is now speaking out -- and if you did not see that clip of him in Munich, you missed something worth watching.

We have to remind ourselves that the campaign is over -- give up bashing John McCain for "being silent" during the campaign. That Is Over. He's on it now -- he's furious. Give the man an attaboy and ask how we can help.

jmho

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Response to Hekate (Reply #13)

Sat Feb 18, 2017, 10:57 AM

17. Mccain has always done this, speaking out .. but then when

Really needed, he is not there. Note, although he once wrote climate change legislation, he voted for Pruitt. He talks here against racism, but he voted for Sessions.

During the 2004 race, he condemned ONCE the SBVT, but then ignored the purple heart bandaids when he spoke a the Republican hatefest. He should have asked people to remove them. Though long ago and when he was still a potential President, this was exactly similar to what he always does. I think he genuinely believes his straight talking, but I think he sees that the occasional time he speaks out gives him enormous credit as a straight talker with the media ... and he avoids doing it when it could have a political cost.

However, that he talks out at all suggests he does have a conscience and a part of him has a problem with lots of this.

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