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McCain “Bone Spur” Quip Hints at Reason for Opposing Obamacare Repeal

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 had a bone spur, which helped Trump avoid serving in the Vietnam War.

McCain said:

One aspect of the conflict, by the way, that I will never, ever countenance, is that we drafted the lowest income level of America, and the highest income level found a doctor that would say that they had a bone spur.

McCain, of course, is absolutely right. But his comment suggests what I suspected, a grudge against Trump.

As a GOP primary candidate, Trump made a contemptible comment about McCain. But it was just politics – Trump surely knew that the base whose support he needed dislikes McCain, who is viewed as a moderate who favors amnesty for illegal immigrants.

Nevertheless, McCain is a reliable enough Republican that his complaints about proper procedures not being followed during the¬†passage of the Obamacare “repeal” bill don’t ring true. He should put the country above his own pique. Republicans were elected to do one thing more than any other – get rid of Obamacare. McCain,¬†in casting the deciding vote to maintain Obamacare, has violated this trust.

UPDATE: McCain denied Monday that he was referring to Trump.

13 thoughts on “McCain “Bone Spur” Quip Hints at Reason for Opposing Obamacare Repeal”

  1. If Sen McCain is truly the patriot he claims to be, then he should ‘put in his papers’ to retire or at least, be silent and supportive of the wishes of the people.
    The other AZ Senator – JeffFlake – is another turncoat who promised one thing but reneged. He’s paying the price now during his re-election because voters have found a new voice and plan to change it all.

    1. And Steve Bannon was at the Dr. Kelli Ward hooha in Scottsdale last week! He’s rounding up the challengers & getting their names out there. Dr Ward needs to leave Flake, (from Snowflake, AZ) in the dust.

    1. Lost the plot? I’m not sure he ever had the plot to begin with.

      Hell, I doubt he even got past “It was a dark and stormy night.”

  2. 2/3rds of Vietnam vets volunteered. The claim that the poorest and most uneducated were drafted while the rich received deferments isn’t a fact I can find anywhere.

    Back then, anyone who received a deferment were congratulated rather than looked down upon. Most likely because the war didn’t have the support like say, WWII. Now McCain wants to make it seem that anyone who didn’t serve in Vietnam as someone who is scum.

    I do believe McCain’s medical condition is causing him to act out on his fantasies and hate. He should just fade away into the sunset before he damages his image even more.

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