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Thu Jul 19, 2012, 12:21 AM

63. Whatever is said

Last edited Thu Jul 19, 2012, 01:45 AM - Edit history (1)

I still think John McCain is a fairly decent person (inspite of giving Palin a national springboard for celebrity).

In a party full of insanity, even small steps like these can be considered brave. After all, this was a speech on the House floor, and he's not even a member. Unlike Romney, McCain actually strikes me as someone having some integrity. Not too common in that party...

I want to add a quote from his statement:

"Ultimately, what is at stake in this matter is larger even than the reputation of one person. This is about who we are as a nation, and who we aspire to be. What makes America exceptional among the countries of the world is that we are bound together as citizens not by blood or class, not by sect or ethnicity, but by a set of enduring, universal, and equal rights that are the foundation of our constitution, our laws, our citizenry, and our identity. When anyone, not least a member of Congress, launches specious and degrading attacks against fellow Americans on the basis of nothing more than fear of who they are and ignorance of what they stand for, it defames the spirit of our nation, and we all grow poorer because of it."

And here's the link to the video (it's farther down on the page).
http://www.theatlanticwire.com/politics/2012/07/john-mccain-comes-huma-abedins-defense/54740/

We don't have to love the guy, but I'm glad he spoke out. Bachmann is the worst American politics has to offer today. Nasty, divisive, hateful, and totally filled with paranoia. There is no other way to say it, but this republican congress isn't just ineffective - it's DESTRUCTIVE...

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