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Coward With Terminal Brain Cancer Jumps Out Of Government-Funded Death Bed To Kill Other Sick People

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The line of Republican cowards attempting to curry favor with Donald Trump stretches out the door, around the building, down the block, through the next door overflow room, and extends up to space, where it circles around the moon like Dr Manhattan. There’s sniveling turdface Ted Cruz, who, among other things, listened to Trump call his wife ugly and his dad a traitor and a murderer. There’s J Crew crewneck used to wipe pig vomit off of a misspelled yield sign Paul Ryan, who Trump has basically played the one-way dozens with for three years. And of course there’s Most Racist Cracker Barrel Manager Ever Jefferson Sessions, who’s remained mute as a Nazi church mouse as Trump continues to drink his milkshake on Twitter every day.

But none of these cowards compare to the cowardice standard exhibited by John McCain; whose cowardice is legion and legendary, massive and magnificent. It’s been only two years since Darth Cheeto — who was then still just Anakin Skyrapist — doubted McCain’s war hero bonafides and added (quite humorously, I must admit) “I like people that weren’t captured.” And now, here’s McCain jumping out of his government-funded death futon to deny government-funded death futons to other sick people, all to support a President who disrespected the fuck out of him and whose only substantive agenda and platform is to erase everything the preceding President did.

Again, Washington is full of cowards. But what makes McCain’s cowardice special is that his whole entire personal and political brand is bravery. Well, “bravery.” You expect people like Ted Cruz and Paul Ryan to be rats. But John McCain has created, attached himself to, and submerged himself in this maverick narrative; that he’s somehow different from the rest of those craven motherfuckers. That he does what he does, but does what he does with integrity. And this story only exists and has been able to persist because he was a bad pilot. His “bravery” is to bravery what Arby’s “roast beef” is to roast beef. Fuck him.

Damon Young

Damon Young is the editor-in-chief of VSB. He is also a columnist for GQ.com And he's working on a book of essays to be published by Ecco (HarperCollins). Damon is busy. He lives in Pittsburgh, and he really likes pancakes. Reach him at damon@verysmartbrothas.com. Or don't. Whatever.

  • J.dot.I.

    Well damn.

  • HouseOfBonnets

    Never thought I would heavily wish death and misfortune on a man and his family before yet here we are beloved.

    Fuck him and that cancer tbqh

    • clownFace Prod.

      The cancer must be Republican. It’s just sitting there not doing its job.

      • BrooklynChickLovesLiberty

        Amen!

    • MsCee

      I love your $h!t talk…it brightens my day lmfao

      • HouseOfBonnets

        It’s not for the faint of heart. I guarantee y’all I’m much nicer in person and I did feel kinda bad upon hearing his diagnosis….. But since he insists on being this way.

    • Mary Burrell

      Tell us how you really feel.

    • I second that.

    • R.C.

      Yep…and fuck him and ALL the rest of them muthufuckas in that ASSministration!

  • Mary Burrell

    Don’t wish cancer on anyone but if I get sick John McCain will have better health care than me. So it’s kind of hard for me to feel bad for him.

    • Oybama

      There is no cure for what McCain has, he can only prolong his life for a few months at the cost of the pain and suffering of chemo therapy and radiation. No amount of “heath care”, no amount of money, is going to improve his quality of life.

      • UrbanNortheast

        Yeah, this is what Beau Biden (RIP) had. The prognosis is bad. The median survival rate is 12-18 months and it almost always recurs (as it did with Beau Biden, I think). I would be surprised if McCain, an 80-year-old man with health issues on top of this cancer, lived to see midterms even with the great health care he has access to – there’s only so much they can do.

  • MoBell

    Your poetic verses soothe my soul!

  • Hugh Akston

    Like I was saying during the election all of those guys were behind 45 no matter what they said…their policies were in line

    So McCain didn’t surprise me…he’s like the rest of them…they’ll say a few things here and there but when it comes down to make a stand all of a sudden they got their legs cut underneath them

    • Tam

      You should be happy, you got your wish.

      • Hugh Akston

        My wish was for them to repeal the whole aca leave nothing in place

        • Tam

          that’s where they are heading. I do not doubt that.

  • Queen@

    The irony is he doesn’t even recognize the cognitive dissonance…

    • Tam

      It doesn’t apply to them, only others

    • Val

      Oh I’m sure he does but it’s Party before Americans for them.

  • Tam

    Didn’t Jason Chaffetz get his surgery first and then jump ship?

    • HouseOfBonnets

      You know he did plus he got a nice spot with fox news

      • Tam

        Yeah. Right at home between Hannity and Tucker Carlson

  • John McCain’s legacy pre and post presidency bid is outstanding. Really sold every fiber of his being to be a puppet/talking head with no dignity. Hope he dies before a vote.

    • Tam

      I upvoted and kinda felt bad I did. I wonder how if Nero has started to tune his fiddles/ violins whatever he is going to use

  • Val

    McCain is a member of an unabashedly racist party. So why is anyone surprised he voted the way he did? If he had a moral compass he wouldn’t be a Republican.

    • Tam

      He got a black daughter in law if that helps.

      • Val

        Plenty of racists have Black folks in the family. Heck, plenty of racists are married to Black people.

        • Tam

          Lol. I was using the line before they did.

        • King Beauregard

          Even Strom Thurmond had a daughter with a black woman.

          • Tam

            White peen has never had an argument with black pum pum that is all I’m saying, even when the pum pum was on a non human

            • King Beauregard

              We white folks are at the mercy of our primal appetites. It is the weakness of our kind.

              • Tam

                In other words like the rest of us you are not perfect specimen only an iota removed from angels.

                • King Beauregard

                  Well, I was doing a thing, mostly. White supremacists like to claim that POCs are at the mercy of their primal appetites, so I was having fun with that. The more I think about it, maybe that was a bad plan.

                  But yeah, we’re all brainy animals with a touch of angel and demon to us.

                  • Tam

                    I know, that is one of the things that makes me giggle when they claim we are not humans but i guess they really have a thing for bestiality

                    • King Beauregard

                      Can I tell you a joke I learned 20 years ago, in the legendary war to wrest alt.fan.dennys away from white supremacists? (We lost, sadly.) Seems Travis’s wife gave birth to a darker-skinned child than anticipated, so Travis assumed the only black farmer in the area, Aaron, was responsible. Travis pounded on Aaron’s door, shotgun in hand, and confronted Aaron.

                      Aaron said “whoa hold on there neighbor. I think you may be overreacting, this might just be a recessive gene.”

                      “A recessive gene?”

                      “That’s right. Once in a while, a child ends up looking different from their parents, nobody’s fault, it just happens. Why, take my flock of sheep there: all black, yet just last week one of my ewes gave birth to a fluffy white lamb. Now how do you account for that?”

                      Travis’s shoulders sank and he looked downward. “I won’t tell if you won’t.”

                    • Tam

                      hahahah. The cop who did the genetic test situation then. Lol.

                    • King Beauregard

                      America: where men are men and sheep are nervous.

                    • Mary Burrell

                      ???

                  • doug r

                    The ONLY difference between other animals and us is a thin layer of brain tissue that says “don’t do that”.

                    • King Beauregard

                      One interesting difference between us and every other animal, apparently, is the ability to anticipate what the other party knows. Like if I were to hide your bread in the linen closet (don’t question why I’m rummaging around your house, just go with it), and you were making a sandwich and went directly to the linen closet to get the bread, I would be wondering “how on earth did he know to look there?” Other animals don’t seem to have that reaction.

                      Baboons love magic, though. Check out this cutie:

                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dm8Q4fgv8Qo

            • Mary Burrell

              Lol???

        • truthseeker2436577@yahoo.com

          That’s true.

      • Alta

        She is from Bangladesh. Other racist fools in the GOP were using “McCain’s daughter is black” to try to make him less palatable to the racists in his party.

        • Tam

          Jeeze still low on the totem pole .

        • patsymonsoon

          No, his son Jack is married to a black girl. I think they both are/were in the Air Force.

        • esh

          Nope she is blackity black.

    • Mary Burrell

      I was listening to Angela Rye’s podcast One on One and she made the statement that maybe McCain’s illness might soften his heart and maybe he would have compassion for the poor and disenfranchised and not go along with the rest of the Republicans in regards to the health care bill.

      • Val

        Well Angela was wrong this time unfortunately.

        • Mary Burrell

          What she really said was she holding out hope that his illness would make him have a change of heart and perhaps he would have compassion. But it’s unfortunate it will not happen.

          • Rastaman

            I thinking having a heart is necessary for one to have a change of heart.
            Two things people need to know when looking at John McCain politics, he is more responsible for Trump being in the WH than any other Repub because he started the ball rolling by bring Palin to the national political scene. Secondly, his animus to anything Obama is only rivaled by “El Cheetos”, losing the presidency to a black man in his mind was probably worst than spending 5 years in a POW camp. He is John McCain, war hero, revered US senator and descendant of a long line of US Navy elites. Black Obama denied him his birthright of being POTUS and not can never be forgiven.

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            • Beverly Hughes

              Your explanation explains McCains foolishness perfectly.

            • China_Pia

              I agree he’s a loser, but not necessarily a racist. At least he didn’t raise one: his daughter-in-law is [visibly] Black.

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        • truthseeker2436577@yahoo.com

          I completely agree with you.

    • truthseeker2436577@yahoo.com

      Facts.

    • Mary Burrell

      I was listening to Jill Stein on Hari Kondabolo and Kamau Bell Politically Reactive and she said people should consider the Green Party and support it because the country is in such disarray and what we have now isn’t working.

      • Tam

        Another Putin ally

        • Mary Burrell

          Really I need to read up on her. She sounded like Miss Mary Sunshine and she sounded compassionate being a doctor and everything.

          • Tam

            Wolf in sheep’s clothing.

            • Mary Burrell

              Oh wow. Got to read up on her.

          • lin

            Another democratic hack trying to disrupt election outcome

          • Janelle Doe

            don’t trust it Mary… too good to be true… she is recruiting for the sunken place

          • Tom Bruize

            Well you need to read up fast. I wish others that voted for her would have done research as well.

        • Lenworth Pratt

          Putin is being made out to be a Villian because he made his country take control of the banks, kicking the Rothchilds and his merry men out of Russia. So the media is helping to gear up for a war with Russia.

          • Gibbous

            No, he personally took control of the banks – not his country. He’s a dictator pretending to have been lawfully elected, but funny thing – on the way to the election, all of his opponents have been arrested or killed. Who can run unopposed in a country of that size? Somebody who has the power to do away with the opposition, and anyone else who tries to blow the whistle, that’s who!

            • Tom Bruize

              Thank you.

            • AprilReign

              He’s also been called the single most richest man in the world. Unverifiable, but likely true.

          • Rastaman

            Maybe he did all that too but he is a villain because his critics and political rivals all end up dying or being imprisoned. He committed genocide in Chechnya under the guise of combating Jihadism and his country is run by a criminal element under his protection. Amerikka is no paradise but Vlad Putin is not the antidote.
            Modern Russia is a hotbed of fascism and white supremacy and that is why the alt right in this country are such big fans. Putin has unleashed them in Russia as a way to distract from his governments failings

        • Val

          Is she? Didn’t know that.

      • doug r

        Stein didn’t help.

        • Mary Burrell

          I see that now.

        • db

          Still panty-twisting because your Hillary lost Doug?

          You Democrats hold up a relic from the War on Some Drugs, Wall Street owned, Military Industrial Complex run, Insurance company operated, oil-war monger and expect me to vote for her?

          Sorry man. If I wanted George Bush in a pink pants suit; there’s a place in Las Vegas that will rent one to me by the hour. I can leave her covered in my DNA too.

          Me personally, I voted for Gary Johnson but the two people I know who voted for Jill – I tell them “you did right”.

          • doug r

            Still mad at mommy

            • db

              You’re mom’s not a bad woman Doug. You’ll get over it.

      • Val

        We definitely need a viable third Party, just not sure if the Green Party is that Party.

        • Mary Burrell

          Hmm…..And Queen Maxine Waters was talking to Angela how hard she is putting in the work for the Democratic Party and I think she mentioned the Black Caucus. And Al Green was calling for the impeachment of 45. That will not happen.

          • Val

            I’m not even sure I want it to, Mary. Trump has accomplished nothing since taking office and prolly won’t accomplish much for the rest of this term. If he’s impeached then Pence will be President and he actually knows what he’s doing. And Pence is truly evil. So lets keep the idiot

            • Mary Burrell

              That’s what I am learning also.

            • Wizznilliam

              Exactly.. I’m not sure why everyone is in a hurry to impeach this fool. Yea he can do some damage with executive orders but it is limited damage.

              • Soula Powa

                He’s the Commander In Chief of the entire US military. He can pardon whoever he wants. (except himself) You might be underestimating what he’s been empowered to do.

                • Wizznilliam

                  No I’m not. He’s turned all the war powers completely over to generals. Something just about any of the Cons would have done. He can’t get anything that he ran on passed so far. The only thing he is likely to get passed is tax reform. And that is because they all (Dems and Cons) are paid to agree on cutting taxes. I’m not sure who you are worried about him pardoning.. The people who really destroyed this country including tons of black wealth are bankers who will never be prosecuted for anything again as long as our politicians (all of them) stay bought.

            • AprilReign

              I agree, Pence is methodical and very dangerous… he’s not who I want running our WH, I imagine him working much more effectively with a GOP Congress & especially as a woman, I shudder to think of the laws they could pass. And the Supreme Court justices we might see for the next godawful decades to come.

          • truthseeker2436577@yahoo.com

            The greatest chance of Trump being impeached in my opinion is at 2018. During that time, most of the federal investigations into the spying of elections would have been completed. If he isn’t impeached by next year, he won’t be impeached.I certainly like Angela Rye’s directness and her standing up against racism. Maxine Waters has been consistent to expose Trump’s extremism and cowardice. Al Green has definitely called for his impeachment on multiple occasions. If Trump is impeached, another far right Republican Pence takes over. Pence is not like Trump since Pence actually is more devious.

            • Mary Burrell

              See Truth I am learning quite a bit from these podcast.

              • truthseeker2436577@yahoo.com

                That’s great Sister. We all learn throughout our lives.

            • Love Heals

              Somehow, I blocked out that Pence was opposed to abortions even in rape; claiming that women will falsely cry rape in order to get one. Scary dude whether you’re a woman/girl or love one.

      • BrooklynChickLovesLiberty

        Stein is a POS Russian plant. Fuck her too.

        • HoneyBearKelly

          Stein separated a lot of fools from their money. Got them to donate for a pie in sky recount in Pennsylvania and Michigan.
          So yeah, fuck her.

      • AprilReign

        What happened at the Bernie Sanders support sites was an interesting case of disenfranchisement leading to further dissolution of the Democratic vote. By the Guccifer2.0 & bots that were sent to deride Hillary there, anti-Hilary rhetoric, creating the case for no Dem choice; more disenfranchised Dems were now put off from Hilary when Bernie no longer was a choice, leading to normal thinking people gravitating to where they might not of, an unqualified, not viable Jill Stein, further fracturing the Dem vote. The Russian knew what they were doing and were more than happy to see the true effect of their work siphon off votes to a never-will-win Jill Stein when Bernie lovers (me included – except I can count) learned he was off the Dem ticket.

        • stmccrea

          I hope you’re not blaming Sanders for Hillary Clinton’s incompetent campaign. Sanders showed her the path to follow to win. She chose instead to court right-center Republicans away from Trump rather than establishing a campaign based on empowering the working class. She had the easiest candidate to beat in a century and she still lost it. It’s not Sanders’ fault she and the DNC missed the boat by such a wide margin.

    • I can’t wait for that cancer to consume him.

    • RGD

      It is being proven to all of us that If he had a moral compass ,he wouldn’t be in Politics . There is only a handful good people in Politics that are actually public servants . Don’t give credit to either Party that works not for the People but the Elites, Corporations ,Banks etc They have a agenda and it doesn’t have anything to do with us the People ..

    • Sean O’Gara

      Voting not to gut the Affordable Care Act is racist? Shows a lack of moral compass? Stupid.

      • stmccrea

        I think this article came out before that vote.

  • clownFace Prod.

    Some think this party will lose support over this.

    Nope. White people will literally rather die than do ANYthing that can be seen as showing/giving support to brown people.

    • Val

      Nah, when grandpa Jed gets sick and he doesn’t have any insurance they’ll turn on them.

      • miss t-lee

        That’ll be it, exactly.

        • Epsilonicus

          I doubt it though. I’m worried they won’t see it, no matter if grandpa kicks the can

          • miss t-lee

            Just like after Orange Tiny Hands got elected, they didn’t start getting upset until they realized they had been duped. This will be the same.

      • UrbanNortheast

        I think so too. 45 is a great bullsh*tter but you can’t bullsh*t folks on healthcare. Either you have insurance or you don’t. Either you have insurance you can afford or you don’t. Medical bills don’t lie. Death because you can’t get treatment doesn’t lie.

        I mean, folks are still racist, but people will die and/or go bankrupt if the GOP does what it wants to do, and that’s real. And it’s hard to blame Obamacare if it’s been repealed.

    • HouseOfBonnets

      Accurate

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