McCain’s succession will be a ‘tour de force’ between pro-Trump candidates and anti-Trump ones.  Evidence shows that lately, a Trump endorsement means a sure win.  Between the candidates to next Governor of Arizona and the President therein lies another piece on the chessboard:  Governor Doug Ducey.

McCain's Succession: Senator McCain and George Soros

McCain’s Succession: Senator McCain and George Soros

As per the Arizona legislature, the Governor must choose the next Senator to replace late Senator McCain who until his last breath has opposed the patriotic and nationalistic President Trump.

McCain's Succession

McCain’s Succession

In his last letter to the nation, McCain made sure to undermine the President’s standing yet without mentioning him by name.

“‘Fellow Americans’ – that association has meant more to me than any other. I lived and died a proud American. We are citizens of the world’s greatest republic, a nation of ideals, not blood and soil. We are blessed and are a blessing to humanity when we uphold and advance those ideals at home and in the world. We have helped liberate more people from tyranny and poverty than ever before in history. We have acquired great wealth and power in the process.”

McCain's Succession: Senator McCain and Hillary Clinton

McCain’s Succession: Senator McCain and Hillary Clinton

McCain’s Succession 

The majority of the American people and the Electoral College made Donald J. Trump the 45th President of the United States.

Each state government administration, however, is ruled in a way that states governors have the right to choose the successors of deceased or disabled senators unable to fulfill their terms.

In the particular case of Senator McCain, a bitter aftertaste has set in, given the animosity, the Arizonan harbored for the current American President while the senator professed and undying deference to the previous president.

McCain's Succession: McCain and Obama, 25 June 2009 in Washington, DC.

McCain’s Succession: McCain and Obama, 25 June 2009 in Washington, DC.

Therefore, it is no surprise that his political testament is filled with allusions to the Trumpian politics that currently are ruling the United States which he ardently tried to derail.

John McCain did not become a good man before dying, and sorry if I disturb the ideal of your youth hero,  But, part of the truth is also what we choose to believe.  If despite looking at facts that put a halt to our wishful thinking, we want to believe in illusions then we are accomplices in continuing with those fake news we so despise.

President Trump, not invited

The fact that the war hero John McCain specifically did not want President Trump at his funeral indicates the heinous feelings he harbored until the end of his life for his political party’s highest ranking representative, his Commander-in-Chief no less.

McCain’s Succession:  Governor Palin, not invited 

McCain also instructed his family not invite Governor Sarah Palin, his loyal vice-presidential running mate.  Palin was useful because she was a woman.  He knew she was inexperienced and could have asked, for instance, the help of Kissinger to be with her for a week training and the gap would have been resolved.

Instead, McCain threw the brave Sarah to the wolves.

McCain’s Succession:  McCain’s Rage

But, McCain’s rage does not stop there:

If only he had been the hero so many believed he was.  Sadly, the poison of hate will go on beyond his death.

“NBC News reported Wednesday that Palin had not been invited. A source within the Palin family told NBC News that “out of respect to Senator McCain and his family we have nothing to add at this point…

The Palin family will always cherish their friendship with the McCains and hold those memories dear,” the source added, according to NBC.”

McCain’s Succession:  Was he the Democratic Party’s fifth column within the GOP?

McCain together with his close friend Lindsey Graham have always been close to the Democratic party on critical issues, more than they had been close to the Republican Party.

The apparent duplicity he exhibited during his long tenure, undermined much legislation that could have benefitted the American people.  The reason for it being that “He was a member of Republican Main Street Partnership, a Republican group which adheres to centrist Republican solutions in politics.”

The caucus mission of the Partnership states that “It is time to get past partisan bickering and ideological rigidity. Our goal is to find areas of commonality and pass legislation to affect real positive change for our constituents. We are here to advocate for the millions of hard-working American families who expect us to deliver results.”


Meanwhile, in 2017 McCain learned he suffered  “from a malignant brain tumor, called a glioblastoma, for which he had been treated periodically with radiation and chemotherapy…”

Despite his grave condition, he made a dramatic appearance in the Senate to cast a thumbs-down vote against his party, the Republican Party, and President Trump’s drive to repeal Obamacare, the Affordable Care Act.

McCain's Succession: Former candidate McCain meets with President-elect Barack Obama in Chicago

McCain’s Succession:
CHICAGO – November 17: (AFP OUT) Former Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) (L) meets with President-elect Barack Obama at Obama’s transition office November 17, 2008, in Chicago, Illinois. Obama is meeting with McCain for the first time since beating McCain in the presidential election. (Photo by Frank Polich-Pool/Getty Images)

Thus, McCain barred one of the primary campaigns promises President Trump had made to his voters, to repeal and replace Obamacare, the incompetent and malignant health insurance engineered by the President’s predecessor and which has been so damning to the American people.

McCain's Succession: John McCain and Barack Obama

McCain’s Succession: John McCain and Barack Obama

McCain’s Succession:  Choosing to die

Be it as it may, showing his determination one last time, the Arizona senator chose to interrupt his machine-fed-life and opted to disconnect it.  He passed away the next day.

Many see it as a free choice, and it was one.  But before I expand on the political analysis of that decision, here some other thoughts:

G-D gives us the gift of life, to all of us.  And for those of us who know and are religious, turning a machine that makes you live is not for us to decide although many think it is our ‘right.”  “What G-D gives [life,] says the Bible, only G-D can take away.”

But, as time goes by, we can see how McCain had it all planned.  So why he did not want to wait?  In my view, there was one excellent reason for him to order his machine to be disconnected:  Brett Kavanaugh.

Judge Kavanaugh

In choosing the time for his final departure, McCain left before the Kavanaugh Senate confirmation hearing scheduled to begin in a few days, the 4 September 2018, to be precise.   Perfect timing.

McCain knew his health was deteriorating and therefore he needed to make sure someone healthy and robust will replace him and make sure to neutralize President Trump’s ambitions to secure America’s position in the world.

Judge Kavanaugh is a real conservative, yet his unbiased allegiance to the Constitution has most likely been no relief to the late Senator McCain.

Has he summoned Governor Doug Ducey to his deathbed to plead with him to make his successor none other than his wife, Cindy?   I cannot know for sure, but all indicates it could have been so.  Please tell me if I have been wrong.

McCain's Succession: McCain, Shumer, Graham

McCain’s Succession: McCain, Schumer, Graham

McCain’s Succession:  Cindy McCain?  

Governor Ducey will have the task to nominate McCain’s successor.

Why is Cindy McCain a likely choice?  She has liberal views and promotes the globalist agenda to destroy the basis of patriotism that begins in the cradle of the traditional family, LGBTQ’s principal target.

He left his warning in these few words of his final letter to the American people:  “… we confuse our patriotism with tribal rivalries that have sown resentment and hatred and violence in all the corners of the globe…”   [Bold, EB]

Indeed, for John McCain, it was not about American Patriotism, about defending the land we all love.  It was about all the corners of the “globe.”  Globalism was his untold interest.

That is why he insists that:  “… We weaken it when we hide behind walls…”

Of course, he wants no walls, which President Trump does.

The late senator indicates in the latter phrase that he is for open borders as well as for freeloading immigration.

How patriotic is that when it means the end of the United States in favor of the globalist takeover where unqualified immigrants will have the priority in the job market?


He left not one stone unturned to obstruct President Trump’s path to America’s safety and prosperity.  Beyond death, he wants to rise against America’s Exceptionalism in favor of deadly globalism that will bring suffering and doom to the American people.

Treason has different faces.  Peaceful and civilized faces can hide the worst criminals and traitors.  We can only measure people by their actions.

Open borders and freeloading immigration are in no way what is good for the United States and the American people.

And globalism and sovereignty are as incompatible as water and oil.

McCain’s widow has said about him:  “One thing I do know is he is the toughest person…”

Now the Governor of Arizona can appoint a successor until a special election arrives.

The tradition in such cases is to appoint politically involved spouses as replacements, a move mostly known as “widow’s succession.”

Indeed, reportedly, in May 2018, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey was planning on naming Cindy McCain if the seat became vacant.  Asked recently about the issue, Ducey refused to comment, and his office has stated that he will announce McCain’s replacement after his funeral.

In American politics, there has rarely existed “unity.”   As Pierre Salinger very well explained, America has been for the most a country regimented by liberalism.

Therefore, on ethics and moral grounds, how can one unify right with wrong?   It is as being pregnant.  You are pregnant, or you are not pregnant.

True conservatism does what is right for the country.  Liberalism does not do that.  There is no compromise possible or acceptable.

President Trump’s nemesis, Senator John McCain has passed away, and we must hope for the good of the United States, for the well-being of the American people, that the senator’s influence will stop here.

Should Governor Ducey choose Mrs. McCain to be the next Arizona senator, it would undoubtedly be the last blow John McCain could do not only against President Trump but also a frontal hit to America’s interests and the American people.

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  • Posted: August 30, 2018 14:21

    Mark Patt

    You bring up some very good points. I will admit I was never a McCain fan. I believe that he was a good old boy and fought so hard against the president, not because of what he said, but because of what he was doing to dissolve the swamp.