With the death of Senator John McCain has come a string of memorial services, lying in state, and wakes. However, now that a week has passed those services are over. But, what people have to say about what went on during them is still going on.
Former President Obama, his wife former First Lady Michelle Obama, and former President George W. Bush and his wife former First Lady Barbara Bush were in attendance. It was the unlikely showcase of friendship between Michelle Obama and George Bush that had people talking. Some in very different ways.
The Hill reported,
“A light-hearted moment between former President George W. Bush and former first lady Michelle Obama during the funeral service for Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Saturday went viral. Social media users quickly caught on to the brief moment, showing Bush passing something from former first lady Laura Bush to Obama. It’s unclear what exactly was passed to Obama, though MSNBC described it as candy.
Bush has spoken openly before about his “genuine” affection for Michelle Obama. “She kind of likes my sense of humor. Anybody who likes my sense of humor, I immediately like,” Bush told People Magazine last year. The pair are often seen laughing at events together and a photo of them sharing a hug during the opening ceremony of the African American History Museum in Washington in 2016 went viral on social media.
“I needle her a little bit and around her, I’m fairly lighthearted. [The Obamas] are around serious people all the time, and we just took to each other,” Bush said last year. Both Bush and former President Obama gave eulogies during McCain’s service Saturday. McCain died last week at the age of 81, a year after being diagnosed with brain cancer.
Obama praised McCain’s ability to rise above “small and mean and petty” political controversies. He also spoke about McCain’s sense of humor. “What better way to get a last laugh than to make George and I say nice things about him to a national audience,” Obama joked.
President Trump was not invited to McCain’s funeral services, though several members of his administration attended, including his daughter Ivanka Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner. Defense Secretary James Mattis, White House chief of staff John Kelly and national security adviser John Bolton were also in attendance Saturday.”
This is such a great little moment. pic.twitter.com/7LZgNcHhyt
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) September 1, 2018
I'd like to think that moments like this between W. Bush and Michelle Obama are what McCain was hoping for. pic.twitter.com/vYE3A46Ity
— Brenna Williams (@brennawilliams) September 1, 2018
George W. Bush sneaking a piece of candy to Michelle Obama is warming my heart . pic.twitter.com/pAtDdIcSeB
— Roland Scahill (@rolandscahill) September 1, 2018
The unlikely, close friendship between Michelle Obama and George W. Bush is one of my favorite political joys that makes me smile. I’ve seen it before, and we see it at today’s service.
— Vanessa Rumbles (@VanessaRumbles) September 1, 2018
Time for some important speculation. What type of mint or candy do you think George W. Bush just passed Michelle Obama? pic.twitter.com/iBHMfoUb3F
— Greg Sarafan, Esq (🌲👽🌲) (@GSarafan) September 1, 2018
The camera just cut away from Joe Lieberman's joke about John McCain to Laura Bush just passing a hard church candy to Michelle Obama thru George Bush and it might be the most amazing thing I've ever seen. #NationalCathedral
— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) September 1, 2018
WATCH: Bipartisanship: Laura Bush, via President Bush, hands a piece of candy to Michelle Obama during the memorial service for John McCain. pic.twitter.com/PhKPYCOiUz
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) September 1, 2018
"His sense of humor, a little bit of a mischievous streak, after all, what better way to get a last laugh than to make George and I say nice things about him to a national audience," Pres. Obama jokes about McCain asking them to speak at his memorial. https://t.co/ofAo51j7QY pic.twitter.com/FgnJLEVXzF
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) September 1, 2018
The Hill also reported in a separate article,
“Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) on Saturday shared a photo of three former presidents from two political parties in attendance at the funeral for Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), declaring “decency wins.” Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) on Saturday shared a photo of three former presidents from two political parties in attendance at the funeral for Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), declaring “decency wins.”
Flake, who is retiring after this year, joined McCain as one of Trump’s most vocal critics in the GOP, frequently criticizing the Trump administration over various policy positions and comments from the president. The retiring senator has repeatedly criticized Trump in the past year, including taking to the Senate floor in January to denounce the president’s attacks on the mainstream news media.
Twenty-four senators, including Flake, attended the funeral service Saturday for McCain in Washington, D.C., according to Roll Call, while six former senators also attended. McCain, who served in the Senate since 1987, was known for bucking party and operating as a “maverick” senator who frequently crossed party lines to find bipartisan consensus.
His funeral arrangements underscored his tense relationship with Trump, who questioned his status as a war hero during the 2016 presidential race and blasted his vote last year against a scaled-down ObamaCare repeal bill. Trump was not invited to attend McCain’s funeral service, instead spending several hours on Saturday at at his golf course in Virginia. Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner attended the funeral. Bush and Obama, who both faced McCain during their respective White House runs, eulogized the late senator on Saturday among friends and family.”
Decency Wins pic.twitter.com/7DkX1vNG4i
— Jeff Flake (@JeffFlake) September 1, 2018
McCain ran for president in 2008 against the ultimate winner, then-Senator Barack Obama. He was a military officer and prominent American politician who served two terms in the United States House of Representatives as well as several terms in the United States Senate. Prior to his public service, he served the United States in the military.
In 1958 he graduated from the United States Naval Academy and was commissioned into the United States Navy. During his time in service, he was a naval aviator who undertook flying ground attack aircraft from aircraft carriers in the ocean. This all took place during the Vietnam war.
His service is most notable for his being seriously injured, shot down, and later captured by North Vietnamese forces when he was on a bombing mission during Operation Rolling Thunder near Hanoi in 1967. For several years he was a prisoner of war and was tortured. However, he refused early repatriation and remained with his fellow prisoners of war.
— Janell8ItAll (@LiveLoveLifeDo) September 1, 2018
After Major Upset In Texas Election, The 2018 Wave Is Confirmed
So much for the so-called “Blue Wave” in the November midterms!
So it seems like the scheme the left had of planting illegal immigrants in dark red strongholds all over America in the hopes of turning the whole nation into a far left socialist cesspool, like Cuba or Venezuela, is starting to show signs of failure.
100 Percent FedUp reported that earlier this week Democrats all over the nation, along with their complicit mainstream media and Hollywood celebrities, got what can be considered a knock out blow when Pete Flores, who is a Hispanic Republican and newcomer to the world of politics, won handily in a district that has been solidly blue for 139 years.
That’s right, a Hispanic Republican took over a district that has voted Democrat for the past 139 years. Texas voters elected Flores to the Texas State Senate and in turn, flipped the district red. An event which has cemented the Republicans supermajority in the chamber ahead of the November elections.
Here is more via the Texas Tribune:
“Republican Pete Flores’ upset victory in a Democratic-friendly Texas Senate district Tuesday night has spurred GOP jubilation and Democratic soul-searching with less than two months until the November elections.
“All this talk about a ‘blue wave’? Well, the tide is out,” Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick proclaimed at Flores’ election night party in San Antonio.
“Flores beat Democrat Pete Gallego, a former U.S. representative, by 6 percentage points in the special election runoff for Senate District 19, where state Sen. Carlos Uresti, D-San Antonio, resigned earlier this year after 11 felony convictions. The win made Flores the first Hispanic Republican in the Texas Senate and grew the GOP majority there to 21 members, a key addition as the caucus heads toward November looking to retain its supermajority.
“Democrats moved quickly Tuesday night to blame Gov. Greg Abbott for scheduling the special election at a time when turnout was expected to be low and would favor his party. But they were nonetheless demoralized Wednesday, trying to figure out how they let a valuable seat flip in a district where Uresti repeatedly won re-election by double digits and that Hillary Clinton carried by 12 in 2016.
“Gallego’s campaign said that at the end of the day, it was not able to motivate its voters as much as Flores did.
“Our investment was in the grassroots and trying to increase the number of Democratic voters in the densest precincts where people hadn’t turned out and trying to cut through the clutter of all the other campaigns going on targeting November … and it proved to be a lot more difficult to get people tuned in to the fact that an incredibly important race was happening today,” Gallego strategist Christian Archer said.
“The relative enthusiasm for Flores was evident in the district’s biggest Republican counties — places like Medina County, where he routed Gallego with 80 percent of the vote. Flores’ margins in the red counties were more than enough to offset Gallego’s advantage in vote-rich Bexar County, which gave Gallego a modest 54 percent of the vote.
“Flores’ campaign said it benefited from a number of factors throughout the race, starting with the deep Democratic divide that unfolded as Gallego battled state Rep. Roland Gutierrez, D-San Antonio, ahead of the eight-way July 31 special election. Gutierrez, who won Bexar County then, never endorsed Gallego in the runoff, and on Wednesday, the two sides had different accounts of how much of an effort, if any, Gallego made to court Gutierrez.
“But Flores also had to prove himself within his own party and emerge as the consensus candidate on July 31, when two other, lesser-known Republicans were on the ballot. Flores pulled that off with just days to spare, earning late endorsements from a who’s who of top Texas Republicans, starting with U.S. Sen. John Cornyn and then Patrick, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, and Abbott.
“We knew that if we could get in the runoff, we’d have additional help because the stakes would be clear … and the value of winning would be obvious,” said Matt Mackowiak, Flores’ consultant.”
Flores is a retired game warden. He went on to defeat U.S. Representative Pete Gallego for the Senate District 19 seat after receiving support from some of the state’s most prominent politicians. Some of which were Texas Governor Greg Abbott, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, and both U.S. Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz.
According to the Texas Secretary of State’s website, Flores won with a whopping 53 percent of the vote to Gallego’s 47 percent with 44,487 total ballots cast. Flores and Gallego both competed in Tuesday’s runoff after emerging from an eight-candidate field in first and second place in July’s special election to replace former Senator Carlos Uresti.
The longtime Democrat lawmaker was forced to resign his seat in June after being convicted of 11 felony charges.
Democrats Just Set Washington Swamp On Fire With Supreme Court Confession
At the very last moment on the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings for his appointment to the Supreme Court, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) produced a letter from an alleged victim who was claiming that she was sexually assaulted by Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh has ardently denied this and the whole story is just full of holes and unfounded accusations meant to stall his nomination.
Professor Christina Blasey Ford and the Democrats have caused a national outcry over their machinations here concerning an alleged incident that occurred 36 years ago while Kavanaugh and Ford were in high school. It is more than highly suspicious that this woman would show up now and with no attendant evidence or witnesses who are willing to confirm her accusation.
In fact, at least one witness is saying that this never even happened. The man identified as the witness in an alleged sexual assault by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in the 1980s is claiming he has “no memory” of the incident.
“I did not ask to be involved in this matter nor did anyone ask me to be involved,” Mark Judge, a former high school friend, and classmate of Kavanaugh said in a statement Tuesday afternoon. “The only reason I’m involved is because Dr. Christine Blasey Ford remembers me as the other person in the room during the alleged assault.”
“I have no memory of the alleged incident,” Judge said in a statement. “Brett Kavanaugh and I were friends in high school but I do not recall the party described in Ford’s letter. More to the point, I never saw Brett act in the manner Dr. Ford describes.”
Ford can’t seem to remember any specifics of the incident either. She can’t recall the exact year, where it happened or even who exactly was present at the time. She also doesn’t know how she got there or how she got home and she doesn’t know who threw the party. Sounds less than credible to me.
It will also not surprise you that Ford is a Democrat who has marched against President Trump. She is also opposed to Kavanaugh on political grounds.
Sixty-five women who knew Judge Kavanaugh in high school are now speaking up for his character. They have written a letter supporting Kavanaugh to the Senate Judiciary Committee defending his character. The letter stated that Judge Kavanaugh has always “treated women with respect.”
From the Patriot Journal:
“But many on the Left do not care about these facts and have already decided that Kavanaugh is guilty.
“They are now demanding that Kavanaugh’s nomination be denied, despite the fact that in America we have a right to due process and the presumption of innocence.
“Interestingly, not all on the Left seem convinced that Ford’s story is accurate, and one prominent Democrat just outright admitted that she doesn’t know if Ford is telling the truth.
From colleague Connor Marley. Feinstein on Ford. Says Ford "is a woman that has been, I think, profoundly impacted, on this..I can't say that everything is truthful. I don't know."
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) September 18, 2018
“There you have it. If Senator Feinstein really thought this claim of Ford’s were true, she would have released Ford’s letter when she received it months ago.
“Instead Feinstein sat on this information and released it at the 11th hour in a desperate attempt to stop Kavanaugh from being nominated.
“Feinstein also stated that Ford “did not want to go public” with her accusation, further casting doubt on Ford’s credibility.
“For his part, Kavanaugh is stating he has never even met his accuser.”
Feinstein to Fox on Ford when asked if the accusation will impact how mbrs would vote on Kavanaugh: "I know she did not want to go public. That's why I made the letter. That was taken out of my control"
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) September 18, 2018
Feinstein can’t have it both ways here. On the one hand, she accuses Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, while stating that she can’t vouch for everything Ford is saying as truthful. Obviously, Feinstein knows it isn’t or would not be confessing her doubt here. Her statement did set the Washington swamp on fire though.
This is very reminiscent of the Clarence Thomas mess when he had to go through his hearings to become a Supreme Court Justice. Anita Hill accused Justice Thomas of sexual harassment during his confirmation hearing back in 1991. She claimed it happened years before that though… not decades like Ford is stretching for here. This is sheer desperation and obstructionism on the Democrats’ part.
Thomas was painted as some kind of monster back then with lies and contradictions. But it didn’t stick and Thomas is now arguably the strongest constitutional originalist on the Supreme Court.
Feinstein to Fox when asked what will happen if Ford doesn't appear Monday. "I have no say. It's all up to the Republican(s)…"
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) September 18, 2018
I expect Kavanaugh will be confirmed before the midterm elections. Grassley has offered a public or private hearing to Ford. At first, she refused, then she insisted on an FBI investigation and now she is demanding more witnesses. The ones I have heard are not doing her any favors but who knows who could be dredged up and convinced into saying whatever here.
Let’s hope that Ford follows Hill into disgraced obscurity. Kavanaugh does not deserve this unwarranted attack and the Democrats should be deeply ashamed over this.
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