R-I-P, John McCain. He served his State for 35 years in Congress.
As a senator from Arizona, he was hailed by the Left as a ‘maverick’ whenever such compromises threw him in league with Democrats, and given adoration by the press.
(Of course, when he ran for president against Obama, they treated him despicably.)
And his last signature accomplishment was to run a campaign based on repealing the hated Obamacare – but, when his was the final deciding Senate vote…he saved it.
So, when we see a headline from the ‘conservative’ right entitled “McCain’s Brand of Patriotism Is a Needed Alternative to Trump’s Nationalism” it makes us wonder…
…by what standard has violating key promises become a ‘needed brand of patriotism’?
Not ours. (But for the anti-Trump crowd? Yeah, yeah…that’s the ticket.)
Say what they will about ‘Trump Nationalism’ but, to the extent possible where he has control, and if not, where he can only use persuasion – Trump’s KEPT his promises.
Mr. Goldberg, you can own that ‘McCain standard’ you feel is so needed…
…we’re happy with the ‘alternative’ you disdain.
He fought for our country, and symbolized the ‘often good, sometimes bad’ humanity within us. It’s a disgrace, that ideologues re-write his history for some prosaic end.
We respect Mr. McCain’s service, and offer condolences to his family.
And we can’t help thinking that, if honesty was a foundational keystone of Senator John McCain’s life – being the maverick that he was – he would understand our position…
…we can’t say the same for the anti-Trump crowd.