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Where have the Republicans Gone?

"I cannot emphasize enough how deeply I disagree with Mr. Trump's statement," John McCain said regarding attacks on Khzir  Khan. "I cannot emphasize enough how deeply I disagree with Mr. Trump's statement," John McCain said in a statement regarding the Trump Campaign attacks on Khzir Khan, the father of a decorated Muslim American soldier killed in action in the Middle East. Trump and spokespeople implied the father was a propagandist with ties to the Islamic State. Mr. Khan had addressed the DNC national convention on the previous day. The last Republican I voted for was John McCain. He was a bit of a maverick to some party loyalists because he spoke his mind when he disagreed with the party line. McCain, Arlen Specter, and Bernie Sanders had a bad habit of speaking the truth when it was contrary to their own party's talking points. Free thinkers in politics are becoming an endangered species.  Notice I said "free thinkers" no