They are out there. They walk among us. And they Facebook (verb, intransitive).
The crazies, the haters, the conspiracy nuts, the Trump worshipers who believe that he set aside his billionaire lifestyle to assume corporeal form in order to save the Republic from ordinary civility.
Before we go further, the Squire appreciates morbid humor. The best one so far is the advertisement for the CD package:
“John McCain’s Funeral, Season One.”
Yes, the leave-taking did seem a tad overlong, what with the funeral ceremonies, first in Arizona, then in the rotunda of the nation’s Capitol, then at the National Cathedral, with burial at the Naval Academy in Annapolis.
But it was also a phenomenon. Rarely has a public figure said more in death than John McCain. Without a doubt, the likes of the New York Times, CNN, and MSNBC have seized upon his passing to lay it on Trump. Their anti-Trump obsession is matched by the Trump uber alles crowd.
Hey, I support most of Trump’s agenda, save for The Wall. (Biggest boondoggle since the Maginot Line.) The tariff war? Be careful it doesn’t blow up in our faces but it might work. Supreme court justices? Superb. Tax cuts? The stock market is booming and business is hiring at record levels. Regulation, eased. Betsy DeVos rules!
But you don’t demean an American prisoner of war’s heroism when you have served not a day in uniform. Churlish and stupid, especially when your target is a sitting United States senator.
Now for McCain: his vote to sustain Obamacare was vindictive. The McCain-Feingold government control of political speech was rightly overturned by the court.
But the McCain hatred from the Always Trump crowd goes beyond hyperbole to outright paranoia. Their McCain hatefest speaks volumes about their hero. McCain was a traitor during his captivity and guilty of sedition for opposing Trump, they will tell you. Typical is this Face planter:
McCain was always an ****. I’m only pointing it out now because of the vile nature of his hateful final words and funeral. If you are okay with the hate speech at the never-ending funeral just say so. It seems that your hatred for Trump has narrowed your vision of what is respectful behavior during what should have been an honorable military funeral.
Listen to the ‘Hate’
Just listen to the hateful things said at McCain’s funeral:
Joe Lieberman: “He was honest, fair, and civilized. In all the times we were together, I never heard him say a bigoted word about anyone.”
Henry Kissinger: “None of us will ever forget how even in his parting John has bestowed on us a much needed moment of unity and renewed faith in the possibilities of America. Henceforth, the country’s honor is ours to sustain.”
George W. Bush: “He could not abide bigots and swaggering despots. There was something deep inside him that made him stand up for the little guy – to speak for forgotten people in forgotten places.”
Barack Obama: “So much of our politics, our public life, our public discourse can seem small and mean and petty. Trafficking in bombast and insult and phony controversies and manufactured outrage. It’s politics that pretends to be brave and tough, but in fact is born of fear. John called on us to be bigger than that. He called on us to be better than that.”
Joe Biden: “I always thought of John as a brother. We had a hell of a lot of family fights. We go back a long way. Above all, we understood the same thing. All politics is personal. It’s all about trust. I trusted John with my life.”
Blaska’s Bottom Line: One could ask the Trumpbots: why do those words smart so much?
Folks, we have a winner!
But the winner is a guy named “Smitty:”
Hate McCain? It’s really difficult to like the man that spearheaded Isis for the United States. The corporate headquarters for Isis was a mile away from his Arizona office. John has been very mild in what could really be said about John McCain.
That’s a topper! Tops Nixon granting McCain a double secret pardon for selling out the U.S. in Vietnam. Beats McCain setting the U.S.S. Forrestal on fire. Now he funded ISIS!
We asked Smitty did ISIS corporate HDQ have its name on the side of the high-rise office tower? Maybe a neon light blinking ISIS, ISIS, ISIS, ISIS ? Was it in Phoenix or Mesa? Scottsdale or Chandler.
Smitty responded to say that the ISIS Arizona website has been taken down “after the public discovered it” but that friends had taken screen shots.
Imagine, a website was taken down after the public discovered it! The public. Discovering a web site. On the worldwide web. On-line. Accessible by an 8-year-old kid in Puxatawney. ISIS website. Probably with “Contact Us” and “About ISIS” on the menu bar. But then the public discovered it. So it was taken down. Probably unplugged the neon sign blinking ISIS, ISIS, ISIS on the side of that Phoenix high-rise the same time. Can’t be too careful when you’re getting big dollar government contracts from, well, everyone in Washington.
His screen shot is too lengthy to reproduce here but asks “How does ISIS get all that war funding from U.S. Taxpayers?” It then lists all members of the U.S. Armed Services Committee, chaired by the late senator “WHO NOW ALL OF A SUDDEN HAS ‘BRAIN CANCER.’”
The purloined screen shot then segues to the Mayo Clinic and asks
“IS THIS THE SAME MAYO CLINIC TIED TO ALL THE MURDERS AND ORGAN HARVESTING? OH YEAH.”
Which leads to CNN correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta.
WHO IS SANJAY GUPTA? ADVISOR TO SHEDEBBIL, QUEEN OF THE CRIMINAL RATLINES!
So there you have it. Advisor to Shedebbil, some sort of queen.
Platinum Subscriber non-nutritive filler: “Obama’s barrage of complete sentences seen as brutal attack on Trump.”