The wackiest media coverage this past week was not about president Trump. It was about the death of Arizona “Republican” senator John McCain.
Since McCain had a feud with Trump the slavish media coverage of McCain’s death is part of a proxy media war against Trump.
Since when have the media slobbered over any other Republican like they have done over McCain?
Answer: Never. He is a true political chameleon.
McCain feuded viciously with George W. Bush in the 2000 presidential primaries. He then developed a hatred of Donald Trump after Trump questioned McCain’s war record. Thus the media embraced him as a “maverick” when in fact McCain was a self-serving politician who was desperate for the kind of media coverage that Trump gets every day.
Yet when McCain ran for president against Obama in 2008 the media despised him and his running mate Sarah Palin. But McCain conveniently forgot about that. And so have the media after McCain died. The media coverage like the coverage when Ted Kennedy died. It is so transparently sycophantic as to be sickening.
Thus while the Republican Establishment all over America is in tears over McCain’s death, so are Democrats and their media cronies. McCain was the Democrats’ favorite Republican when convenient. And now he is gone (sob, sob…)
We conservatives have long detested McCain. First, he was not the “war hero” that he said that he was after his Navy fighter jet was shot down over North Vietnam in 1967. There is an actual audio recording that McCain made praising his treatment by his North Vietnamese captors. It is awful to listen to.
In the recording McCain does not sound at all distressed; he sounds perfectly fine and healthy. It makes you wonder how much of his “war hero” record is falsified and whether he really suffered like he claims. Or whether he made it all up to aggrandize himself.
McCain’s US military detractors, of which there are hundreds of thousands, claim that McCain begged for medical treatment from the North Vietnamese and sang like a bird at the ‘Hanoi Hilton’ to get it. They claim that he gave up vital intelligence that led to the deaths of other US aviators. None of this would surprise Nikitas3.com.
Trump was right; McCain was no ‘war hero’ just for being taken prisoner. ‘Hero’ status is reserved for those who act valiantly to save their comrades in dangerous situations. And Trump made the comment after McCain slammed us Trump supporters as “crazies”.
No, Senator Softball, we are the most rational people of all.
The rest of McCain’s story needs to be debunked as well, like this:
McCain has claimed for decades that he declined early release from a prison camp in North Vietnam where he was being held after his fighter jet was shot down. He has implied that he declined early release out of patriotic altruism, to show solidarity with his fellow prisoners. He has exploited this tale for full political effect.
And indeed he was offered early release since his father was an important admiral in the US military. But under the military code a prisoner of war is forbidden to accept early release before others who were captured before he was.
The US Military Code does not allow for special treatment for prisoners. Here is Article III:
If I am captured I will continue to resist by all means available. I will make every effort to escape and to aid others to escape. I will accept neither parole nor special favors from the enemy.
So McCain did not stay in the prison camp out of altruism; he stayed because he probably would have been court-martialed if he had left.
This false portrayal of himself is the #1 indicator of what a phony McCain really was.
McCain was brutal and selfish in real life; he abandoned his first wife after she had been seriously injured in a car crash in order to marry wealthy beer heiress Cindy Lou Hensley, who was 18 years younger than he was.
McCain also favored globalism, and a cap-and-trade system to fight so-called ‘climate change.’ He was famous for a very hot temper. It is good that he never got near the nuclear button as president
On immigration, he was a liberal. Wikipedia reports:
McCain had promoted the legislation and eventually the granting of citizenship to the estimated 12–20 million illegal immigrants in the United States and the creation of an additional guest worker program with an option for permanent immigration. His prominent role in promoting the Senate’s 2006 immigration legislation, including an initial cosponsorhip role with Ted Kennedy, made him a focus of the debate in 2006, and his support for S.1348 did so again in 2007.
He allegedly leaked the fake ‘Steele dossier’ to FBI director James Comey in an attempt to bring down President Trump. McCain even sent a special envoy to London to pick up a copy of the dossier.
Now look at this from The Daily Mail in Britain:
Senator John McCain appears in an upcoming documentary filmed before his death warning the United States about president Donald Trump and his ties to Russia.
In a clip of Jack Bryan’s Active Matters, McCain joins Hillary Clinton, Yahoo News chief investigative corespondent Michael Isikoff and others as they discuss Trump, the 2016 presidential election and Russian president Vladimir Putin.
… ‘The fact that there was an attack on the fundamental—the absolute fundamental—a free and fair election, should alarm all of us,’ McCain says in a clip obtained by The Daily Beast.
McCain is referring to numerous reports alleging that the Russian government meddled in the 2016 election, something Putin denies. Special counsel Robert Mueller has spent the past few months investigating the alleged collusion.
What a weasel; even from the grave this guy won’t stop seeking to aggrandize himself and bring down Trump.
The non-partisan National Journal published an analysis of members of Congress in which it gave McCain a composite ideological rating of 60% conservative and 40% liberal in 2013.
Thus McCain was no Republican or conservative. He was a half-baked liberal Democrat.
McCain is a loser. He lost twice in his attempt to get elected president, an office that he worked toward his entire life. He lost to George W. Bush in the 2000 primaries and then ran a lifeless campaign against Obama in 2008, a race that he could have won if he had shown that he was actually alive.
His choice of Sarah Palin as his running mate was probably the only thing that kept his campaign afloat. She should have been the candidate, not him.
And while Palin has never criticized McCain, he said publicly before he died that he should not have chosen her. This is sign of a cruel loser and an attempt to shift the blame from himself for his horrible campaign, and the sign of a weak person. McCain apparently even specified that Palin was not to attend his funeral. This is the sign of an awful person but then again that is the real John McCain.
McCain then milked his impending death for full effect, like the bad actor that he was. He dramatically announced that he had suspended his brain cancer treatments, as if nobody had ever done that before.
We know that McCain did have some strong political positions in the Senate including supporting the disastrous Iraq war, in which 4,373 American service personnel lost their lives and 32,226 have been injured, some critically. This does not even include tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands of US soldiers who returned home with PTSD and other debilitating after-effects of this awful war. And hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqi citizens who were killed and injured.
The financial cost to American taxpayers of Iraq? It is in the trillions.
Thanks, senator McCain, for supporting the Iraq war. You are such a thoughtful patriot.
McCain also cast the key vote to prevent the repeal of Obamacare after actively campaigning in 2016 to repeal it. This shows yet again what a two-faced liar McCain was but like a typical liberal he lied with impunity.
But he sure did not stick around Washington to vote for one of the most important bills of our lifetime, president Trump’s tax reform bill of December 2017.
Perhaps you recall that McCain claimed that he was too sick to cast a vote on the tax bill, and he returned to Arizona instead. So rather than spending just one extra day in Washington and a few hours in the Senate, perhaps casting the crucial vote, he left town. Fortunately the bill passed without him, which is poetic justice for a bitter old man, i.e., America does not really need him after all.
But then again McCain was at heart angry and frustrated, someone who always put himself above the rest of us. That is why he was so desperate to be president – to codify his superiority. And he was furious that Trump actually did it.
McCain lived another 8 months after leaving Washington. He stayed in Arizona from late December 2017 until the day he died on August 25, 2018. During that time, and without his vote, Republicans only had 50 Senate votes (senators can’t vote if they are not present). Therefore president Trump needed every Republican for crucial votes; there was no margin for error, thanks to McCain.
McCain should have resigned from the Senate last December if he was too sick to serve. But he did not resign even though he knew that he would never return to Washington. This was a way to selfishly maintain some sense of relevance.
If he had resigned then a replacement would have been named for him by Arizona’s Republican governor Doug Ducey and there would have been one more Republican vote in the Senate.
So now McCain has gotten his 15 minutes of fame from the media in his last week before burial. They have treated him like a president.
Then he will be forgotten and we will return our attentions to the man whom McCain hated, the man who truly is Making America Great Again, president Donald John Trump.
McCain’s daughter Cindy said about her father, “I’m scared for American without him.”
To which Nikitas3.com replies, “I was scared of America with him. Good riddance, you nasty old man. America is better off without you.”