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John McCain Has Brain Cancer

SENATOR EXPLORING TREATMENT OPTIONS … This website is no fan of U.S. Senator John McCain.  We believe his failed interventionist foreign policies have cost our nation trillions of dollars and thousands of lives, and we believe his fiscally liberal domestic policies are among the reasons our nation’s economy remains stuck…

SENATOR EXPLORING TREATMENT OPTIONS …

This website is no fan of U.S. Senator John McCain.  We believe his failed interventionist foreign policies have cost our nation trillions of dollars and thousands of lives, and we believe his fiscally liberal domestic policies are among the reasons our nation’s economy remains stuck in neutral.

McCain has done incalculable damage to the American Republic at home and abroad, in other words … and the sooner he stops casting votes in the U.S. Senate the better, as far as we’re concerned.

Having said that, we don’t wish bad health news on anyone – however much we may disagree with them politically.

Accordingly, we were sad to learn McCain has been diagnosed with brain cancer.  According to doctors at the Mayo Clinic, the cancer was discovered after doctors performed surgery on a blood clot above his left eye last week.

“Subsequent tissue pathology revealed that a primary brain tumor known as a glioblastoma was associated with the blood clot,” McCain’s doctors said in a statement.

“The Senator and his family are reviewing further treatment options with his Mayo Clinic care team,” the statement added.  “Treatment options may include a combination of chemotherapy and radiation.”

Wow … tough.

Politics has always been brutal … and it has gotten increasingly bitter and caustic in recent years.  People have gone “all in” on ideological antagonism, reflexively reacting to increasingly polarized/ deliberately provocative media reports with dangerously toxic levels of hate for those they disagree with.

We get the frustration … whether it’s coming from disciples of Bernie Sanders or followers of Donald Trump.  In both camps, we’re talking about millions of people whose country has left them behind – and they deserve to be mad.

But there’s a time and place for outrage … and a time and place for compassion.  And today, we should all be fans of John McCain.

As former U.S. president John F. Kennedy once said, “in the final analysis, our most basic common link, is that we all inhabit this small planet, we all breathe the same air, we all cherish our children’s futures, and we are all mortal.”

Let’s all try and do a better job of remembering that as we implore elected officials at all levels of government to do a better job of governing.

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