John McCain’s lost it, there’s no other way to put it.
Or perhaps, the so-called conservative from Arizona is finally revealing his true colors, those of a cowardly, anti-conservative, opportunistic politician. One that cares, not so much about the well-being of America, but about his globalist overlords’ agenda.
There was once a time when John McCain was the Republican Party’s best hope for their future. By the end of the Bush administration, things were looking bad. Despite his best efforts, W was branded as a complete failure by the liberal media—at the time when they still had power. Going into the 2008 Presidential Election, conservatives were looking for a chance to renew their image with America.
Enter John McCain. He was a Vietnam Veteran—a survivor of imprisonment. He served in Congress for decades. He was liked by both conservative and liberal politicians. I even remember way back in 2001, in high school, watching him answer tough questions honestly and respectfully. He seemed like a good leader and the right person to lead the country.
Yet he let us down, paving the way for the quagmire that was Obama’s two terms.
Today, McCain seems like a shadow of his former self. Maybe he’s just getting old. Maybe he’s just bitter about his losses. Or maybe—when compared to the unapologetic, America-first juggernaut that is the Trump administration—McCain is exposed as the dyed-in-the-wool politician he’s always been.
There were a lot of “Never Trumpers” during the 2016 election. That’s not a huge surprise. It would be more odd if the entire party rallied behind Trump, neglecting other candidates, as if they were being forced to (cough, cough, DNC!). But once Donald Trump clinched the nomination, it was time for the party to put aside ideological and personal differences and support their man. John McCain and a few notable others, refused to.
To this day, John McCain appears to be one of the biggest detractors of the Trump administration. At a time when conservatives have the power to do good things for the country, not only is McCain naysaying, he’s actively working against his own base!
Many, many, people were stunned when, after being diagnosed with a brain tumor, McCain flew back to Washington to kill the Obamacare repeal. Mind you, he had been promising to revoke that terrible program for years. Why the sudden change? It’s because a new man is in the White House. When McCain was viewed as an opponent to Obama, he would gladly repeal his signature law. But if he voted to ax it now, Trump would get the credit. We can’t have that!
This was a major clue in revealing McCain’s true motives. He’s no longer working for the good of the country (if he ever did), he’s working to boost his own image in the age of Trump.
He’s decided to align himself with the aging, failing “resistance,” that group of politicians (be they liberal or conservative) who are threatened by President Trump and his potential impact on Washington, D.C.
McCain’s most revealing actions have come this week, when he was awarded a lifetime achievement honor at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. I don’t begrudge the man for receiving an award. It’s true, he’s served the people of Arizona for many years. These trophies are handed out all the time to people like him. Let him take the award, humbly say a few nice words, and ride off into the sunset.
But far be it for an establishment fraud to miss an opportunity to slam the Commander in Chief.
McCain, the six-term Senator from Arizona, didn’t mention President Donald Trump by name during his speech at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia on Monday night, but some of his words appeared to refer to the president’s national and international leadership.
“To fear the world we have organized and led for three-quarters of a century, to abandon the ideals we have advanced around the globe, to refuse the obligations of international leadership and our duty to remain ‘the last best hope of earth’ for the sake of some half-baked, spurious nationalism cooked up by people who would rather find scapegoats than solve problems, is as unpatriotic as an attachment to any other tired dogma of the past that Americans consigned to the ash heap of history,” McCain said. (Breitbart)
What McCain said here is deeply disturbing. You may not see why. First, he says America has organized the world for three-quarters of a century. Um, what? Is he talking about that terrible thing called the COLD WAR, where the U.S. and Russia sliced up the globe in order to further their own agenda? Or is he talking about our role in the U.N., a pathetic institution that is more politically-driven than our own Congress?
America’s job is not to “organize” other nations, but to protect the rights and freedoms of its own. If we, by doing so, inspire other nations to thrive, that’s great. But that’s not our primary job. It’s certain not the primary job of the President.
McCain goes on to slander President Trump by attacking the movement that swept him into office. He calls the renewed interest in making America great “spurious nationalism” and accuses Trump of finding scapegoats rather than solving problems. Apparently, McCain hasn’t been paying attention to the many achievements of the Trump administration, like a surging stock market, historically low unemployment, and companies bringing jobs back to the country.
The idea of attacking “nationalism” has always come off as weird and troubling, especially from an American Senator. I can understand a foreign dignitary being upset with nationalism, out of fear that the U.S. might neglect helping out their country. But a Senator from Arizona? Why would he be afraid of Americans being proud of being Americans? Perhaps because he favors globalism, and the powerful businesses and leaders that want to plunder American resources, outsource jobs overseas, and deprive Americans of opportunity.
To put the nail in the coffin, McCain goes on to say, “We live in a land made of ideals, not blood and soil.” Blood and soil was a slogan of the Nazi party. So right there, McCain is connecting Trump and his supporters with neo-Nazi’s—who still use this saying. How much more proof do you need that McCain has jumped sides? He is literally using the same tired and pathetic attack that left uses: accusing Trump of racism and associating him with Hitler.
That ridiculous attack never works, because there is zero evidence to support it.
McCain said it during a speech where he received a personal honor. Instead of saying thank you and few words about how great our country is, he digs into the current administration. I’d expect that kind of thing from Schumer or Pelosi, but not a conservative. McCain’s behavior and rhetoric of late proves he does not care about protecting and supporting the American people. He is not interested in fulfilling the vision of the president—who is a part of his own party.
He is just a tired, old, political has-been, who should step down once and for all.