Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., participates in a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016, where he and fellow GOP members of the committee voiced their opposition to President Barack Obama’s plan to close the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Snowballs In Hell: Liberal Vets Encourage McCain to Dis-Endorse Trump

Snowballs are officially streaming out of the smoky hole to Hell.

The group of veterans supported by and Common Defense delivered the petition with what they said was more than 100,000 signatures to encourage McCain to take back his support of his party’s presidential nominee.


It must be tiring for McCain to keep Trumpsplaining stupid stuff that issues from the unfiltered mouth of the Orange Throne, while continuing to stand for anything at all. As Alex Roarty wrote “Denounce the comment, reaffirm support for the ticket, change the subject.”

Wash. Rinse. Repeat.

McCain wrote a 700-word response to Trump’s attack on the Gold Star family of Captain Humayun Khan, but you won’t find it on his official website. CNN published it in full. Here is an excerpt:

In the end, I am morally bound to speak only to the things that command my allegiance, and to which I have dedicated my life’s work: the Republican Party, and more importantly, the United States of America. I will not refrain from doing my utmost by those lights simply because it may benefit others with whom I disagree.

I claim no moral superiority over Donald Trump. I have a long and well-known public and private record for which I will have to answer at the Final Judgment, and I repose my hope in the promise of mercy and the moderation of age. I challenge the nominee to set the example for what our country can and should represent.

Arizona is watching. It is time for Donald Trump to set the example for our country and the future of the Republican Party. While our Party has bestowed upon him the nomination, it is not accompanied by unfettered license to defame those who are the best among us.

Arizona will probably vote for Clinton in November. We will have to see if McCain abandons the Trump train. He has to defeat Kelli Ward in the August 30 primary to keep his seat.

The ultimate party man might end up agreeing with liberals.

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The old Steve cared about money, prestige, and power. Then Christ found me. All at once things changed. But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!

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