August 28, 2018

Republican Senator John McCain passed away. Why does the left love him so much?

Ezra LevantRebel Commander


John McCain has died. He was the Republican senator from Arizona. He ran for president in 2008, losing to Barack Obama.

Americans gave a lot of deference to McCain because he was a war hero. He was a Navy fighter pilot who was shot down over Vietnam. He was tortured endlessly, because he was the son of an admiral, who was the son of an admiral; his father was in charge of the U.S. military in Vietnam.

The Vietcong wanted to let John McCain go as a propaganda gesture, or a diplomatic gesture, but McCain refused to be released earlier than lower-ranked men, less-connected men who were imprisoned before him. That’s an incredible thing, and perhaps it’s the most important thing about his life.

But normally such acts of valour are disparaged by the left, and by the media.

So how could such a man be such remembered as such a saintly hero by the left, from George Soros on down (and including Justin Trudeau)?

Donald Trump was more reserved in his comments:

My deepest sympathies and respect go out to the family of Senator John McCain. Our hearts and prayers are with you!

That sounds nice. But the left pounced on it. It wasn’t full of enough praise of McCain himself — it focused on his family.

And then immediately came the hundreds of complaints that Trump didn’t lower the flag at the White House long enough.

But the fact is, there’s a U.S. law called the U.S. Flag Code; When a Senator dies, the flag is to be flown at half mast on the day of his death, and the following day. Not for the whole week; it’s not a national week or month of morning.

They hated John McCain when he ran for president against the precious Barack Obama. They only loved him because, later, he quarrelled against Donald Trump. And they love him now that he’s dead — it’s almost like the only good Republican to the media is a dead Republican.

I agree that McCain was a hero when he was shot down. But there was also a lot to criticize, regarding both his politics (he wasn't a conservative, really) and his personal life, and even regarding how he behaved in captivity, as I'll go into tonight.

In 2008, Republicans nominated John McCain, who was did what he was supposed to do — he played by the rulebook. And they tore him to shreds, calling him a racist, perhaps mentally ill, an extremist, a sexist. And he lost.

Mitt Romney did the same thing.

So in 2016, the Republicans nominated Donald Trump. And we know what happened.

The hagiography of John McCain, and the hatred for Donald Trump, comes down to one thing:

McCain lost, and Trump won...

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commented 2018-08-29 12:53:05 -0400
Jerry Raketti – Never let the truth get in the way of made up bullshit when trashing someone. The tragic accident on the USS Forrestal, as determined by the U.S. Navy Board of Inquiry was caused by an electronic malfunction on a F-4 Phantom fighter parked on the flight deck which resulted in an inadvertent launch of a Zuni rocket from its pod. The rocket travelled approximately 100 feet and ruptured a 400 gallon, wing mounted external fuel tank on a Skyhawk, awaiting launch, piloted by LCdr Fred White. McCain`s aircraft was parked next to White`s and the flight deck surrounding both aircraft was very quickly in flames. A Korean era 1000 lb. AN-M65 bomb fell off a A-4 Skyhawk and fell into the fire between White`s and McCain`s aircraft. The bomb eventually detonated and was a major cause of the ensuing fire and explosions that resulted in so much death and destruction. White and McCain were lucky to escape with minor injuries and neither pilot played any part in the cause of the tragedy. It is a shame that the right wing Trump supporters are using McCain`s death to attack and ridicule the left and it is equally shameful that the leftists are using the death of an American icon to attack the President. John McCain, a true patriot, warrior and statesman however imperfect he may have been deserves better.
commented 2018-08-29 10:57:33 -0400
ROBERT MCCLELLAND commented 2 hours ago
Meanwhile in, South Africa, the gun grabbers are on the rampage, I wonder why?
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The best answer is in the sub-headline in the article:

Gun Control: A Tool for Tyranny.

Which is why the US founding fathers put in the 2nd amendment. Wish we had it, too.
commented 2018-08-29 10:52:33 -0400
While 25% of those surveyed don’t feel affiliated with any political party, the workers that feel loyal to the Conservative party and Liberal party were both each at 24%.
Canoe
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This is obviously fake news since Drive-By-Jimmy has long declared that Canada is left wing. And he knows. He surveyed every person in Canada.
commented 2018-08-29 08:54:31 -0400
Methinks Jr. has spent a little too much time on the left coast drinking fine wine and smoking ye olde wacky tobacky.
commented 2018-08-29 08:36:39 -0400
How do you ban something without impeding lawful rights? Just askin.
commented 2018-08-29 08:29:12 -0400
One should note Junior doesn’t seem to know that Canadians have never been able to purchase true “assault weapons”, just semi-automatic rifles that resemble military rifles. A lack of knowledge has never stopped the Boy Blunder however.
commented 2018-08-29 08:26:10 -0400
So, according to the Gun Blog, Junior wants bill Blair to examine a full ban on handguns and assault weapons without impeding the lawful use of firearms by Canadians. Let’s see what Smilin’ Andy does with this issue.
commented 2018-08-29 08:10:33 -0400
Thanks, Ron. I ripped it off from “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid”
commented 2018-08-29 07:44:38 -0400
Hey Ezra you should get Joe Oliver , John Robson or Barbara Kay for an interview on their articles in the National Post .
commented 2018-08-29 07:39:47 -0400
Robert M , that’s priceless !
commented 2018-08-29 07:38:21 -0400
Andy: Who is out there, it is not the CBC is it?
Aide: No sir, it’s the National Post
Andy: Thank God, for a minute there, I thought we were in trouble.
commented 2018-08-29 07:36:29 -0400
Hey everyone read the articles in the National Post about Maxime Bernier and supply management . You will be woke .
commented 2018-08-29 07:25:13 -0400
Keith and Helen Harvey.. you are absolutely on the money.. jumping from the frying pan to the fire. It’s not an acceptable alternative and it’s better to go down fighting then it is to make concessions so great that there is no living with them.
commented 2018-08-29 07:23:43 -0400
Ron C. is right, the Nasty Post is all over the Dairy Cartel scandal. Wow, welcome to the party pals the Rebel has been on this for days.
I can see Smilin’ Andy now, hiding under his desk, the sweat dripping down his face, trying to think of what he can do next and all the while the having that crazed little smile of his upon his face. Creepy.
commented 2018-08-29 07:17:20 -0400
Oh ya never say that something is not possible because that is self defeating . Hard work and dedication always wins . I love it when someone tells me something is unattainable it just furthers my resolve . Mad Max 2019
commented 2018-08-29 07:07:10 -0400
Mad Max 2019 Anything else is a vote for the status quo .
commented 2018-08-29 06:54:45 -0400
Hey Ezra , You should read the articles in the National Post by Joe Oliver , John Robson , Christie Blatchford , Barbara Kay , Colby C . They are well written and very informative about Maxime Bernier and Supply Management .
commented 2018-08-29 05:42:59 -0400
Give reverence and respect to a politicians service . But in the end ,they are just politicians and the pomp and circumstance ,lying in state etc. is way over the top and extravagant.
commented 2018-08-29 03:41:45 -0400
If you are a conservative Canadian, then you are screwed. The stupid conservative party is weak, unprincipled, and refuses to represent the views of the conservative vote.

I probably won’t even bother to vote come next federal election.
commented 2018-08-29 03:41:15 -0400
The “fine point” in this Alberta Maga, the like of Jimmy Reece are “deliberately” missing the point… Which speaks volumes about their inherent character…
commented 2018-08-29 03:21:59 -0400
Jimmy Reece the left crapped all over him in the past. You are missing the point.
commented 2018-08-29 02:47:03 -0400
What if Scheer gets into the PMs Office and is as Liberal as Trudeau? Voting him in just to rid ourselves of Trudeau is not a plan. We keep doing that and we will never get good government. Scheer figures we have no other alternative, let’s show him we do. If the vote is to get split and we end up with Trudeau, just vote for another party like Libertarian if they are there to vote for. And put the Conservatives back in seats similar to their level of presence in the house after Mulroney. The election after that they will learn and change their position to a Trump outlook. Yes we will probably get Trudeau again and Canada will be finished anyway but I think the same thing will happen under the deceiving, weak, spineless, Left Wing Liberal Infiltrator Scheer. And I don’t want to actually help vote into office a guy that is going to do the same to Canada as the guy I’m helping to vote out. I’m angry and outraged now, how bad I’m going to feel WHEN Scheer betrays all of us I don’t want to think about.
commented 2018-08-29 02:07:58 -0400
He was not a war hero.
commented 2018-08-29 01:32:32 -0400
The Democrats owned him after that and turned him into a RINO.. He will sit the judgement seat like everybody else.!!