President Trump leveled complaints at McCain a few times today. Almost instantly, the news media, including most of the Fox News anchors, voiced their disgust.
Personally, I welcome the remarks. More than that, I find them mild, considering what he deserves. Some may say we should not speak badly of the dead. I say, “Too bad.” It is because of his stunt with the vote on Obama care that I am paying a thousand dollars a month for my wife’s health insurance.
By the way, it did not start there. The man should have gone to prison. “Over what?” you might ask. May I suggest you look up the ‘Keating five?’ All five clearly broke the law. All five benefited from their office. All five caused severe damage to several savings and loans and got away with it. He clearly did not feel guilty about taking advantage of his position. Also, he decided to use his fame to run for senator, and later for president,
Might I remind you that McCain was a constant thorn in candidate Trumps side, even after he won the Republican nomination? Then, even after President Trump assumed office, he was still a constant source of problems for the president and, may I say our country.
Okay. He was a hero. He did serve in Vietnam. Actually, so did I. Okay. He was captured and spent five years in captivity. Again, he was not alone. Indeed, many never returned from the war. Many lost arms or legs. Some lost their sight. Some returned disfigured. He was not the only one to suffer. What’s more, many accomplished far more and under enemy fire.
Many of them never received the accolades that McCain did. Some were not greeted by cheering and waving as they returned to civilian life. Many of them deserved the cheers and were mocked instead.
Most important; the main point; the one thing that should be most considered is the man’s record as a senator. He proved positive that not all war heroes make good politicians. He certainly would not have been a good president and he was horrible at campaigning for the job. He let Obama walk all over him. It was as if he did it on purpose. It was as if it was prearranged that Obama was supposed to win and he was to stand out of the way.
If I had the opportunity, I would have said this and more to his face and, without hesitation, I would say this to any of his survivors. Something tells me, if they would be honest with themselves, I wouldn’t be telling them anything new.