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January 17, 2019

"The Little Jerk” (Named by McCain) S.C. Linsey Graham Fell From Grace With His “Kook” President



                                           






If loyalty goes only so far, Sen. Lindsey O. Graham’s goes every which way — depending on the day, week, month — or proximity to Election Day.

One day, the South Carolina Republican may think Donald Trump is a “kook.” That was Graham’s description of then-candidate Trump in 2016, shortly after he’d ended his own campaign for president. Or, he may think Trump is “presidential,” as he said recently in appraising President Trump’s speech from the Oval Office on border security.

What did they do with Graham, one might reasonably ask? If you posted this question to random people on Capitol Hill, you might hear them say, Aw, that’s just Lindsey. He’s in a cycle.

If this sounds vaguely endocrinal, well, suit yourself. What it means, of course, is that Graham is up for reelection in 2020. When you’re in one of the redder states in the union, you’d best cheer for the Man from MAGA or risk fading into local history.

It isn’t unusual for politicians to tweak their language or style, to soften or toughen rhetoric as one’s audience pleases. Still, there’s something almost comical about Graham’s toughening stances and head-snapping reversals. It’s as though his body has been occupied by someone else, his inner Terminator liberated at last — in part, perhaps, because he’s no longer John McCain’s wingman. He’s Maverick now.

Sen. Lindsey O. Graham, the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, on Capitol Hill on Tuesday. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Whatever else he intends, Graham has always known how to play the media and keep himself in the headlines. This may explain his and Trump’s recent comity, which can be traced to lunch in March 2017 when the two found common ground in, among other things, an affection for playing golf. They are also both showmen and may share some mutual respect. Both love to be center stage, and both seem to have a similar knack for giving people what they want. The president and the apprentice.

Confession: I love Graham — for all the right reasons. He’s a mensch who’d give you the shirt off his back, whether you needed it or not. He’s a good guy, brought up hard, who transcended tragedy (both parents died while he was in college, leaving him to care for his then-13-year-old sister). He’s a true patriot who served in the Air Force judge advocate general’s corps and then the Air Force Reserve as he was rising from lawyer to congressman to the U.S. Senate.


He is also very funny, as debate viewers will recall from his 2015 performances. His best lines from those debates were spontaneous, quick-witted and true. We delighted in his unfiltered answers to questions, such as: “You know how to make America great again? Tell Donald Trump to go to hell.” Or, if Trump were to win, the Islamic State “would be dancing in the streets; they just don’t believe in dancing.”

Funny then, but no more. Graham has become a lead gladiator for a wall along the southern border, even recently advising Trump to invoke national-emergency powers to fund it. From “Little Jerk,” McCain’s affectionate nickname for Graham, to Maximus in a few short months. No longer is Trump a “kook.” In 2017, Graham repeated the word but that time in taking issue with the media for “this endless attempt to label the guy as some kind of kook not fit to be president.”

But then Monday happened. The president turned on Maximus, rejecting Graham’s suggestion to temporarily reopen the government while the wall debate continues. The mind meld lost its connection. Do we sense a split after all Graham has done, not least his fiery attack against Democratic members of the Senate Judiciary Committee during the Brett M. Kavanaugh confirmation hearings, which Graham called an “unethical sham”?


Instantly, Graham became a meme sensation on the right. On the left, you’d have thought he had called Kavanaugh’s accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, “bat---- crazy,” a term he previously had used to describe the GOP for its support of Trump.

As we enter 2019, the Grahamster is full of brio and bluster, ready to rush Texas with his own posthole digger. His speechwriter must surely be busy preparing text for the senator’s remarks upon the groundbreaking, perchance to include: “President Trump, build this wall!” In the meantime, as Judiciary Committee chairman, Graham has vowed that the next Supreme Court justice will be a conservative, as though anyone doubted it.

One can hardly wait, but not for long. The night is young, the news breaks 24/7, and we’ve nearly two more years to wonder what Graham will say, growl, hiss, spit, growl, whisper or sing, hallelujah! May his cycle be unbroken.

December 14, 2018

Now That He is Leaving Sen.Orrin Hatch Asks Religious Conservatives to Find Common Ground With LGBT





By Eugene ScottEugene Scott writes about identity politics for The Fix. He was previously a breaking news reporter at CNN Politics

President Trump won praise from some gay Americans for being the first Republican nominee to acknowledge gay Americans in his party acceptance speech.

While promising to be tough on terrorists in 2016, Trump said: “As your president, I will do everything in my power to protect our LGBT citizens from the violence and oppression of a hateful foreign ideology. To protect us from terrorism, we need to focus on three things.”

But overall, the Republican Party has failed to win the support of LGBT Americans for years, in part because of its positions on same-sex marriage and related issues. And since Trump entered the White House, he has advocated many policies viewed as anti-LGBT.

The GOP’s lack of popularity with gay Americans was no exception in 2018. The “Rainbow Wave” saw a record-breaking number of LGBT Americans elected thanks to the support of Democrats.


But in his farewell speech on the floor of the Senate, Sen. Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah), a conservative Christian and Mormon, said that this does not have to be the case.

Hatch called on his party members to find some common ground toward advocating for the best interests of those who prioritize religious liberty and those who fight for LGBT rights.

Hatch said Wednesday:

“Nowhere is the pluralist approach more needed than in the fraught relationship between religious liberty and LGBTQ rights. . . . Religious liberty is a fundamental freedom. It deserves the very highest protection our country can provide. At the same time, it’s also important to an account of other interests as well — especially those of our LGBTQ brothers and sisters. Pluralism shows us a better way. It shows us that protecting religious liberty and preserving the rights of LGBTQ individuals are not mutually exclusive. I believe we can find substantial common ground on these issues that will enable us to both safeguards the ability of religious individuals to live their faith and protect LGBTQ individuals from invidious discrimination.”


Hatch pointed to the passage of the “Utah Compromise,” a bipartisan anti-discrimination law that he said strengthened religious freedom and protected LGBT Americans from discrimination, and argued that it could be replicated at the federal level and be a unifying piece of legislation that honors the diversity of Americans.

But it is not clear that the base of Hatch’s party is as interested in finding common ground between conservative Christians and LGBT Americans as the retiring lawmaker is.

The GOP has been home to white evangelicals since the election of President Ronald Reagan. And in addition to winning white evangelicals, Trump won the support of most white Protestant Christians and white Catholics. No group supports the GOP more than white evangelicals, as the 2018 midterm election exit polls showed. And no group is less supportive of same-sex marriage and the advancement of LGBT rights than white evangelicals, according to the Public Religion and Research Institute.

The number of Republicans overall who are sympathetic to the challenges gay Americans face — as Hatch noted, there is no federal legislation protecting Americans from discrimination based on sexual orientation — may not be significant enough to heed Hatch’s request.

But as acceptance of LGBT Americans becomes more prevalent — especially among millennials, the youngest generation of voters — the push to have Republicans, including conservative Christians, become more supportive of gay rights could pick up speed. The fact that the longest-serving Republican senator in U.S. history devoted part of his final address to the upper chamber to the issue could suggest that some older conservative lawmakers think the next generation of leaders could right the wrongs of their elders.



October 8, 2018

The Saddest Story of a Politician in Washington, Lindsey Graham


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The battle over Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court was an especially ugly episode of a reality-show presidency that degrades almost everyone swept up in it, and many characters stagger away from it looking worse than ever.

That’s Senator Lindsey Graham you see at the head of the pack. That’s Graham you hear talking and talking and talking some more, in committee rooms and on stages and before the television cameras that he rushes to the way a toddler chases soap bubbles. His words are whichever ones guarantee a major role and a powerful patron, which means that these days he sounds like a more articulate echo of his golfing buddy: Donald Trump.

That wouldn’t, by itself, be cause to dwell on him. Washington is lousy with lackeys, and not even the maddest of kings thins their ranks.

But Graham is special. He really is. I can’t think of another Republican whose journey from anti-Trump outrage to pro-Trump obsequiousness was quite so illogical or half as sad, and his conduct during the war over Kavanaugh completed it. For the president he fought overtime, he fought nasty and he fought without nuance. 

In so doing, he distilled our rotten politics — its transacti onal nature, its tribal fury, its hysterical pitch — as neatly as anybody in the current Congress does.
Has a diva at La Scala ever delivered an aria as overwrought as the one that Graham performed on the day when both Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee? “You know how you make America great again?” Graham said then. “Tell Donald Trump to go to hell.” 



“If we nominate Trump, we will get destroyed,” he tweeted, apparently referring to the Republican Party’s prospects in 2016. “And we will deserve it.” He called Trump the “world’s biggest jackass.” He said that choosing between Trump and Senator Ted Cruz, who survived much deeper into the party’s 2016 presidential primary than Graham did, was like deciding whether to be shot or poisoned. Trump returned these kindnesses by publicly divulging Graham’s mobile phone number and forcing him to get a new one.

There were sound policy reasons for Graham’s revulsion. At the risk of alienating some of the conservatives in South Carolina who routinely voted for him, he had pressed for sensible immigration reform, the kind that didn’t involve ethnic slurs, the forced separation of children from their parents and border walls. He was one of the Senate’s most ardent hawks, and Trump was dissing foreign military interventions, damning NATO, pimping for Putin and peddling isolationism.

There were also personal reasons for Graham’s revulsion. Graham’s closest ally and constant companion in the Senate, a man he claimed to revere beyond measure, was John McCain. And Trump, at the beginning of his campaign, bizarrely and grotesquely mocked McCain’s long, brutal years as a prisoner of the North Vietnamese. Trump’s belittling of McCain never ceased, and Graham took proper offense — for a while. Then Trump became president, started inviting Graham to play golf and Graham parted ways with his nerve and his spine. What beautiful fairways you have, Mr. President. What a virile tee shot.

That’s the sad part I mentioned. And this is the absolutely pathetic twist: McCain, battling brain cancer, stopped spending much time in Washington, and as his health deteriorated, Graham’s ardor and cheerleading for Trump intensified. McCain, you see, wasn’t just Graham’s friend. He was his road to greater relevance. And Trump presented a veritable expressway. So Graham switched vehicles and directions, and pressed the pedal to the metal.

He went from defending Jeff Sessions to pushing him toward the exit, from sounding the alarm about Russia to hyperventilating about the Justice Department and the F.B.I., from calling Trump a “kook” to savaging the media for portraying him as one, from wanting to put Trump on a bed of nails to fluffing his pillows and smoothing his duvet. At times he gushes so much that he makes Rudy Giuliani look withholding. 

Shocker of shockers: He now has a nearly open line to the presidentand the president in turn calls him. White House reporters routinely mention this and him. He has all the TV time that he could ever want. On Thursday he got a prime spot at The Atlantic Festival in Washington, where he was interviewed by the magazine’s editor in chief, Jeffrey Goldberg. On Friday he got a big profile in the Style section of The Washington Post. 

He claims that he’s serving a higher purpose by softening Trump’s stances where they sorely need softening, but that certainly hasn’t happened with immigration. He notes that he does chastise Trump occasionally.

But his smearing of Christine Blasey Ford and the Democrats who championed her was so vehement that he earned public raves from Giuliani, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Eric Trump and Sean Hannity.  

They and the president are his constituency now, and his agenda? According to a few people who know him well, he’s auditioning for attorney general.

Him or Sessions? It’s like deciding whether to be shot or poisoned. And to plunder a quote from a quintessential Washington hack: God, I hope he never gets it.

 You can follow me on Twitter (@FrankBruni). 


Open Secrets Report: 

Lindsey Graham

Rank: 84th in the Senate
with an estimated net worth of $489,009 in 2015.

October 6, 2018

Is Lindsey Graham Being Blackmailed?---Follow Up About Arrest Today


Follow up at bottom of page(10/06/2018)-Reposting with new information as promised.








I would like to invite you to read a page in which it tries to explains why Senator Lindsey Graham Senator from South Carolina (originally I wrote North Carolina, they look the same to me) has done about faces on important critical isssues on his voting at the Senate. Yes all politicians do but this site believes it knows the reasons and to me it makes sense but I need more proof. I remain non commited with this page but do believe that Graham's sexuality has something to do with his erratic change of views and then the trend of disparaging speeches he makes about the democrats or people on his opposite side, just like Trump which he used to say a bunch of truthful things but nobody was saying them at the time. I was personally surprised when Graham being one of the first one to give his negative opinions about Trump at the beginning of Trump's campaing latter on became his number one defendor in congress and with the american people. 

His offensive sickening speach about democrats  on Friday (like if democrats were the only on on that room at capital hill) and how discusting we are. And over what? A judge. Important yes. But even the most rabid republicans in that senate hearring room did not get up to say what Graham said. He was using words that I've only heard Trump say  but now it was Graham saying the same words about democrats in the hearing on judge Kavanaugh.

Disaagree? Sure. But to go all the way out to be offensive? Why? That hasn't been him except he has done the flip flop in other occasions. 

As a gay man myself I know he is in the closet. I do run a very high "gaydar" but is more than that. The only time it bothered me (He was gay) was when he was backing Pres. Bush with with keeping of DADT (Dont ask don't tell) in which it allowed members of the services to serve if they kept quiet, which is an impossible thing to do. If it was a taste of clothes you put on and take off, yes. But being gay is part of the person's chromosonal identification. You can't hide it all the time, particularly if you are between 18-38 when your testastrome levels are at their highest as an adult. Sooner or latter it will show and you will be out on your young gay ass. That's precisely what happened. Gays were being dismissed out of the armed forces at numbers never before reached. Even experienced F14 and F16 pilots in which the government has invested millions and cannot duplicate the service member were being kicked out. If someone didn't like you, you were dead.  Many were being blackmailed. It was esy to. It was easy to even rape someone if you had a picture or a letter, email, tweet.

Senator Graham was 1000 percent against relaxing or erasing this law passed by a veto proof majority GOP's and signed by Bill Clinton at 12 midnight at the white house. Actually if was his friend Senator from Arizona McCain recently passed, which might have had some influence in his tapping down Graham on this issue. That's when my interest on Graham came to be. Before I could not care if he was a dunkey that used rose water to smell worse. But this struck a chord of what Washigton is. A bunch of people without morals. Not everyone is like that of coarse but I know there are a lot of them. Actually is the American people's fault. On any issue the average american has at least three serious opinions. One for the neighbor, one for the bar buddy or church buddy and another for the ballot on the day of the elections, that is if they vote at all. 

This is a page that explains very well Senator's Graham behaviour which is similar to what people say about Trump and Putin. I will give you the page and you will be your own judge. I had a lot on Graham but no longer did. After Obama was elected and DADT was elinated as a law of the land, the last man on earth I wanted to think of was this Queeny sounding senator. (My apologies to any man that sounds femme. Sounding femme is not a problem. Sounding femme and going against others that are like that it is a problem and that is what I just mean). This is a real page own by a real company.

{Is Lindsey Graham Being Blackmailed ?}


It is not my intention to rehash this man's past which it's mainly on the internet but not all,  becuse this is an old gooze and has been around for a long time. Long before computers. But to connect the way he votes in the past present and future to something other than a just a dishonest, misleadding character this I will do. I will try to do. If you have information I can use you can send it to a private email adresss; 
adamfoxie@Outlook.com 
Make sure you fill out the "reference" on top of the email so it wont go in the junk file. Better yet "DADT" will make sure I get it faster.
Thank you!  🦊Adam


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.@LindseyGrahamSC on Hillary Clinton: "The email investigation was a joke... if you had done what she had done, we would not be talking... there are people sitting in jail doing far less than her."

Calls for appointment of second special counsel to re-investigate

Calls for appointment of second special counsel to re-investigate Hillary. pic.twitter.com/ZmiU0Qn4CF










FOLLOW UP


I would like to add some information that was posted today about the arrest of a capital Hill  Senate worker. He Wrote more than was legal about this queen Lindsey Graham and got arrested and fired. 
I can say this man is a hippocrite and a queen that votes when he has a chance against his own people because the people of South Carolina know him and don't care. It's like the core supporters of Trump. They already know most things about Trump but don't care. Even the NY Times report about He and his father cheating the government. Ask a New Yorker if they are shock. His father almost went to jail with Donold J and then is grandfather did go to jail. These have never been nice law abiding citizens. They have been snakes taking advantage of the public and cheating the government. The Trump's did not find out a better way to do business but a better way to legally(?) cheat in businesss and don't pay taxes. They have worked with the mafia and against the Unions (those not ccontrol by the mafia). In this country even the bottom of the barrel dirt gets a chance to come on top without even cleaning it's underear and play the game of how wonderful they are. People know the dirt but it didn't matter. And yes the media has been a fake media because they felt inlove with Trump and did not do their jobs and now they want to say the opposite so people don't beleive them.
Now you can see how they sold all this stupid information about the Clinton's when it was Trump and his dad doing the stealing. When his dad died Donald had the loot. As a result we have people who stopped getting HIV meds in Haiti, Phillipines and parts of Africa.  The Clinton's had to stop the foundation that did so much good.The media would not stop reporting the same thing and ignoring Trump. But look now the baby the offspring is hatch (the Media had) with Putin and is turned on them!
They (Clinton's) had a foundation that collected money with other well known millionaires to help and develop new tchnologies to get water out of the sand and the sea. Meds and vaccines. Did they steal from it? I don't know and I don't care because they were producing. It was not like Trump's foundation that collected money to buy paintings and pay for their own bills.


(NPR.org)
Capitol Police have arrested a man accused of publishing to the Internet restricted personal information about South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham.
Jackson A. Cosko of Washington, D.C., who identifies as a "Democratic political professional" on his LinkedIn page, was charged with making public restricted personal information, witness tampering, second-degree burglary, threatening interstate communications, unauthorized use of a government computer, identity theft and unlawful entry. 
Last week, Gizmodo reported that personal information for GOP Sens. Lindsey Graham, Mike Lee and Orrin Hatch of the Senate Judiciary Committee was posted online as the lawmakers heard testimony from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault. 
Information including home addresses, private cellphone numbers and more was reportedly added to the lawmakers' respective Wikipedia pages in a series of edits. Home addresses of politicians are generally public information, thanks to campaign filings, but their personal cellphone numbers are not. Screenshots of the personal information circulated throughout Twitter. 
Wikipedia tracks each edit a page receives on a public revision history log, including the edit's IP address.  On his LinkedIn page, Cosko, 27, lists experience as a legislative correspondent and technology systems administrator at the Senate. He is also a graduate student studying cybersecurity policy and compliance at George Washington University's School of Engineering and Applied Science. 
Politico reports that Cosko was working as an intern in the office of Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas at the time of his arrest and that he has since been fired.
Capitol Police say their investigation continues and that additional charges may be added.
~I didn't print that stolen information but printed the URL for a page that confirms Lindsey Graham was being black mailed and left it to my read to make  a final decission but in the age of the of TRumpie dirt, there isn't much to doubt anymore.

 I hope we hurry up and hit bottom to see if maybe there is one decent man in this country that can give people a sence of dignity when they do the riht thing.Soon people will be saying, "I followed the law did the right thing and I feel like a fool"

🦊Adam




October 3, 2018

GOP Sen. Jef Flake Said Trump's Comments Were a Mockery, Appalling







Sen. Jeff Flake said that President Trump's mockery of Christine Blasey Ford at his rally on Tuesday night was "appalling" during an appearance on NBC's "Today" Wednesday.
"Well, there is no time and no place for remarks like that, but to discuss something this sensitive at a political rally is just not right. … I wish he hadn't of done it and I just say it's kind of appalling."
The big picture: Flake has been vocal about the political divide caused by Trump's nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, admitting over the weekend that he believes "our country’s coming apart on this." His compromise last week in the Senate Judiciary Committee secured the supplemental FBI investigation of the allegations of sexual assault and misconduct against Kavanaugh.
Axios

September 25, 2018

"We Believe Survivors': Protesters Surround Cruz at His Restaurant




August 25, 2018

US Senator John Sidney MacCain III Died Today




John McCain in a Hanoii POW Camp after being shot down and Donald Trump who has criticized  this man up to his death and whom you wont see at his funeral (as McCain instructions) is the opposite of everything McCaine was commencing with morals.




John Sidney McCain III was born on August 29, 1936, at Coco Solo Naval Air Station in the Panama Canal Zone, the second of three children born to naval officer John S. McCain Jr. and his wife, Roberta. At the time of his birth, the McCain family was stationed in the Panama Canal Zone, under American control.
Both McCain’s father and paternal grandfather, John Sidney McCain, Sr., were four-star admirals and his father rose to command all the U.S. naval forces in the Pacific.
McCain spent his childhood and adolescent years moving between naval bases in America and abroad. He attended Episcopal high School, a private preparatory boarding school in Alexandria, Virginia, graduating in 1954.

 This rare photo shows a U.S. airman being captured by Vietnamese forces in Truc Bach Lake.  This, of course, was at the height of the Vietnam War – and the photo was taken in Hanoi in 1967. The airman is none other than John McCain, who would later become Senator of Arizona and a Presidential hopeful. Senator McCain is also one of very few senators that have tackled the corruption in boxing and other sports


Following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather, McCain graduated (fifth from the bottom of his class) from the Naval Academy at Annapolis in 1958. He also graduated from flight school in 1960.
With the outbreak of the Vietnam War, McCain volunteered for combat duty and began flying carrier-based attack planes on low-altitude bombing runs against the North Vietnamese. He escaped serious injury on July 29, 1967, when his A-4 Skyhawk plane was accidentally shot by a missile on board the USS Forestal, causing explosions and fires that killed 134.
On October 26, 1967, during his 23rd air mission, McCain’s plane was shot down during a bombing run over the North Vietnamese capital of Hanoi. He broke both arms and one leg during the ensuing crash. McCain was moved to Hoa Loa prison, nicknamed the “Hanoi Hilton,” on December 9, 1969.
His captors soon learned he was the son of a high-ranking officer in the U.S. Navy and repeatedly offered him early release, but McCain refused, not wanting to violate the military code of conduct and knowing that the North Vietnamese would use his release as a powerful piece of propaganda.
McCain eventually spent five and a half years in various prison camps, three and a half of those in solitary confinement, and was repeatedly beaten and tortured before he was finally released, along with other American POWs, on March 14, 1973, less than two months after the Vietnam cease fire went into effect. McCain earned the Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart and Distinguished Flying Cross.
Though McCain had lost most of his physical strength and flexibility, he was determined to continue serving as a naval aviator. After a painful nine months of rehabilitation, he returned to flying duty, but it soon became clear that his injuries had permanently impaired his ability to advance in the Navy.
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His introduction to politics came in 1976, when he was assigned as the Navy’s liaison to the U.S. Senate. In 1981, after marrying his second wife, Cindy Hensley, McCain retired from the Navy, and moved to Phoenix, Arizona. While working in public relations for his father-in-law’s beer distribution business, he began establishing connections in politics.
McCain was first elected to political office on November 2, 1982, easily winning a seat in the House of Representatives after his well-known war record helped overcome doubts about his “carpetbagger” status. He was re-elected in 1984.
Having adapted well to the largely conservative politics of his home state, McCain was a loyal supporter of the Reagan administration and numbered among a group of young “new Right.”
In 1986, after the retirement of the longtime Arizona senator and prominent Republican Barry Goldwater, McCain won election to the U.S. Senate. Both in the House and the Senate, McCain earned a reputation as a conservative politician who nonetheless was not afraid to question the ruling Republican orthodoxy. In 1983, for example, he called for the withdrawal of U.S. Marines from Lebanon, and he also publicly criticized the administration’s handling of the Iran-Contra affair.
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McCain weathered the scandal and won re-election to the Senate three times, each time with a solid majority. His reputation as a maverick politician with firm beliefs and a quick temper only increased, and many were impressed with his willingness to be extremely open with the public and the press. He has worked diligently in support of increased tobacco legislation and especially the reform of the campaign finance system, professing some more liberal views and generally proving to be more complex than merely a straight-ahead conservative.
In 1999, McCain published Faith of My Fathers, the story of his family’s military history and his own experiences as a POW. He also emerged as a solid challenger to the frontrunner, Governor George W. Bush of Texas, for the Republican presidential nomination in 2000. Many people from both political parties found his straight talk refreshing. In the New Hampshire primary, McCain won by a surprisingly wide margin, largely bolstered by independent voters and cross-over Democrats.
After a roller-coaster ride during the primaries–Bush won South Carolina, while McCain captured Michigan and Arizona–Bush emerged triumphant on “Super Tuesday” in early March 2000, winning New York and California, among a number of others. Though McCain won in most of the New England states, his large electoral deficit forced him to “suspend” his campaign indefinitely. On May 9, after holding out for two months, McCain formally endorsed Bush.
In August 2000, McCain was diagnosed with skin cancer lesions on his face and arm, which doctors determined were unrelated to a similar lesion which he had removed in 1993. He subsequently underwent surgery, during which all the cancerous tissue was successfully removed. McCain also underwent routine prostate surgery for an enlarged prostate in August of 2001.
McCain was back in the headlines in the spring of 2001, when the Senate debated and eventually passed, by a vote of 59-41, a broad overhaul of the campaign finance system. The bill was the fruit of McCain’s six-year effort, with Democratic Senator Russell D. Feingold of Wisconsin to reform the system. Central to the McCain-Feingold bill was a controversial ban on the unrestricted contributions to political parties known as “soft money.” The new law was narrowly upheld by the Supreme Court in 2003.
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McCain supported the Iraq War, but criticized The Pentagon several times, especially about low troop strength. At one point, McCain declared he had “no confidence” in the leadership of Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. McCain supported the 2007 surge of more than 20,000 troops, which supporters say has increased security in Iraq.
McCain also publicly supported President Bush’s bid for re-election, even though he differed with Bush on several issues including torture, pork barrel spending, illegal immigration, a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage and global warming. He also defended the Vietnam War record of Bush’s opponent, Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts, which came under attack during the campaign.
With Bush limited to two terms, McCain officially entered the 2008 presidential race on April 25, 2007, during an announcement in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. McCain and running mate Sarah Palin were defeated by Democrat Barack Obama in the November 2008 election.
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McCain married Carol Shepp, a model originally from Philadelphia, on July 3, 1965. He adopted her two young children from a previous marriage (Doug and Andy Shepp) and they had a daughter (Sydney, b. 1966). The couple divorced in April 1980.
McCain met Cindy Lou Hensley, a teacher from Phoenix and daughter of a prosperous Arizona beer distributor, while she was on vacation in 1979 with her parents in Hawaii. He was still married at the time, but separated from his first wife. John and Cindy McCain were married May 17, 1980 in Phoenix. They have four children: Meghan (b. 1984), John IV (known as Jack, b. 1986), James (known as Jimmy, b. 1988), and Bridget (b. 1991 in Bangladesh, adopted by the McCains in 1993).
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