Sen. John McCain Sunday undercut President Trump with a tweet aimed at allies who are sore that Trump refused to sign the G-7 joint statement
To our allies: bipartisan majorities of Americans remain pro-free trade, pro-globalization & supportive of alliances based on 70 years of shared values. Americans stand with you, even if our president doesn’t.
President Trump is continuing to assail Sen. John McCain, noting for at least the second time in recent days that McCain’s vote sank the Obamacare repeal effort in Congress.
….We had Repeal & Replace done (and the saving to our country of one trillion dollars) except for one person, but it is getting done anyway. Individual Mandate is gone and great, less expensive plans will be announced this month. Drug prices coming down & Right to Try!
McCain betrayed Republican voters by not supporting the cause of Obamacare repeal, the exact thing that put Republicans in power and gave him his committee chairmanship. And I believe he did it out of personal animus toward Trump. With McCain, a lot of stuff is personal, even though in death he will be contrasted with Trump as a man of great principle and what the Republican party “should” be compared to Trump.
Of course, those doing the comparisons will be completely unaware of the contempt many conservatives have for McCain, despite his heroism many years ago, for positions he has taken on things like immigration, campaign finance reform, and Obamacare.
“John McCain is leading the fight to stop Obamacare,” a 2016 ad for his reelection campaign proclaimed.
Here is his leadership in action.
Maybe Trump is furious that McCain disinvited him to his funeral. Whatever, the man is close to his deathbed. And he did serve years ago while Trump did not. I often wonder how many people who could have been leaders of our country went to Vietnam, served, and died while others stayed home. Although I have also had veterans of the war tell me they don’t blame people for “staying out of all that shit.”
Either way, it’s time for Trump to leave McCain alone. He’s dying. It’s enough.
Now that’s a pretty good day at the office for a draft dodger.
Bill Clinton was asked by some reporter how he felt about a White House aide saying John McCain’s vote on President Trump’s CIA nominee didn’t matter because McCain is dying.
You can see he didn’t intend to answer any questions, but when he hears this one he gets that little look in his eye and turns around. Too juicy a steak not to bite into it.
But this being Bill Clinton, he can’t say something about someone else without saying something about himself, and in this case trying to pump up his presidency which will, as he knows, be forgotten except for one thing. So he claimed credit for ending the Vietnam War. You know, whatever.
If it hadn’t been for John McCain, I don’t think I could have had the ability to effectively end the Vietnam War, reconcile the Vietnam, get a full accounting for all the missing in action, and many other things. And they’re now our best ally in Southeast Asia.
Thank you, John McCain, for your service to your country, and your service to Bill Clinton.
Unfortunately, it was the North Vietnamese who ended the Vietnam War, on their terms.
A White House staffer, Kelly Sadler, reportedly made a bad joke during a private meeting, something about how John McCain will soon be dead so it doesn’t matter how he votes on President Trump’s CIA nominee, Gina Haspel. Someone went running to the press and word got out. Sadler reportedly did the right thing and… Continue Reading
I’m sorry he is dying. And he is a great American hero. But Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., is not a conservative and, from his stance on immigration to his decision to sink the Obamacare repeal effort with his “thumbs down” vote last year, has done damage to the conservative cause over the years. Including by… Continue Reading
Sen. John McCain, who shares with Hillary Clinton membership in that exclusive club of losers of presidential elections, is counseling Hillary to accept the tragic death of her political career and move on. From an interview with Esquire: “You’ve got to understand that you can’t rewrite history . . . One of the almost irresistible… Continue Reading
Earlier this month, I contended that Sen. John McCain’s otherwise inexplicable vote to tank the Senate’s Obamacare repeal effort likely stemmed from lingering resentment over President Trump ridiculing him during the campaign for being captured by the Vietnamese. In an interview broadcast Sunday on C-SPAN, McCain made a clear reference to Trump’s claim that he… Continue Reading
A reporter, apparently from Fox News – MSNBC wants to make a big deal of this – asked Sen. John McCain whether his relationship with the president had deteriorated to the point that he would block anything that comes down from the White House. McCain was furious. “Why would you say something that stupid? Why… Continue Reading
Sen. John McCain Friday became the second Republican to oppose the latest Senate effort to repeal Obamacare, joining the other Senate Master of Self-Indulgence, Rand Paul, in opposition. Just one more Republican opponent and the bill is sunk. From McCain’s statement: As I have repeatedly stressed, health care reform legislation ought to be the product… Continue Reading
I honestly hate to write a negative piece about John McCain, because I can’t help but like him. I’ve known him a bit from my coverage of Capitol Hill, and he’s great to be around, he’s a gentleman, he’s honest, and of course, he’s a hero. And now, he’s dying. He has always been a… Continue Reading
Very sad news to report. Sen. John McCain, an American hero who for years was incarcerated by the North Vietnamese and who has spent most of his adult life serving his country either in the military or in Congress, has a brain tumor. The Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix said tests revealed “a primary brain… Continue Reading