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Lanhee Chen: We Should Listen to Senator McCain

Tax Reform

I hope you heard about Senator John McCain’s heroic to the floor of the United States Senate to keep the effort to repeal and replace Obamacare alive.

We should—and his colleagues should—listen. With reference to “their deliberations” he said: “They can be sincere and principled. But they are more partisan, more tribal more of the time than any other time I remember.”

Senator McCain has seen and accomplished much during his decades as an elected official, in service to the people of Arizona and the country.

So his words from the Senate floor should serve as a warning to all of us: Our system of deliberative democracy is suffering and our public officials may only be making it worse.

It’s a sad observation from someone we should listen to.

For our part, we should focus on sending to Washington people are who are focused on solving problems, not just demagoging them; people who put patriotism above partisanship; people who appeal to what unites us, rather than what divides us.

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Hugh Hewitt: A Fighter And A Patriot

U.S. Senate

Late last week we got the sad news that Senator John McCain has been diagnosed with a brain tumor—a malignant brain tumor.

I’ve been in this business a long time and it’s hard to remember a story about the U.S. Senate without McCain being a part of it. Since 1987, he has always been there and has always been part of the debate.

All of those who get the fact that American politics is a team sport have been frustrated with John McCain at one time or another, disappointed with him occasionally. But there’s no doubt that Senator McCain is a great American; a man of conviction; a patriot.

He’s been a Congressman, a Senator and the GOP nominee for President.

Before all that, though, Lt. Commander McCain served our nation in Vietnam as a Navy fighter pilot. He was shot down in October of ’67—only to suffer then 5 ½ years in captivity and never give in.

John McCain is a fighter.

Won’t you join me in hoping—and praying—that John McCain can fight back this round cancer and continue his service to the nation?

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