John McCain is everything Trump voters hate about Washington, a preening moralizer who masquerades as a patriot while selling his country out to his Deep State masters. Today, Progressives cheer because McCain took great relish in having one last narcissistic kick at the can to extend the life of a zombie health care system that looks an awful lot like him personally now that he’s got brain cancer.
Today, this article is not about journalism or decorum, looking to strike the right tone. It’s about calling spades, spades.
John McCain is a traitor and not a maverick.
He’s simply the most common thing in Washington, a boot-licker for the New World Order crowd. He is committed to a world of war, chaos and filth. And his dramatic vote against the ‘skinny’ Obamacare repeal was as predictable as the sun rising in the east and Hillary blaming someone else for her problems.
If anything, I would have been surprised had he done one vaguely independent act before he leaves the stage. You know, there is that moment in so many movies where the bad guy has a change of heart and redeems himself slightly with his last act?
But, sadly, there are no Darth Vaders in American Politics, only Emperor Palpatines.
And the world has to pay for their commonplace venality.
Damn with Faint Praise
McCain’s career is one of consistent betrayal of the American people he’s supposed to be representing. From his capture in Vietnam to his career in the Senate McCain has been a proponent of war and globalism par excellence.
With failing health and a near-religious fervor he’s positioned himself in the Senate as the person to block any and all attempts by President Trump to change the dynamic in Washington.
I’m not here to bury McCain. We all know what a mendacious jackass he is.
No, I’m here to praise him.
Because with his shameful performance in the Senate this week he red-pilled so many conservatives around the country as to the real fight on our hands that I am now more convinced than ever the backlash against Congress in the mid-term elections will so violent it will make 2016 look like Ft. Sumter, not Gettysburg.
And, make no mistake, Senators McCain, Murkowski and Collins all know what they did and why they did it. They did it because they are wedded to a system of pelf and plunder that they feel is their right and due.
They are wedded to promises made to corporate donors not the ones made to their constituents.
In this, they are no different than entitlement-minded Leftists who believe everything they want is their inalienable right, regardless of whose life they have to ruin to get it.
And while they are on the stage they will use every ounce of energy they have to subvert our desires.
John McCain wants war with Russia, Iran and the rest of the world. He so hates himself for his lack of character he, like every common villain, projects that hate around the world. Everyone not named McCain is a butcher.
He is living proof of the adage that ‘Hell is other people.”
The End of Adolescence
The revolt against The Swamp was in its infancy when Ron Paul ran in 2008 and 2012. It entered adolescence with Trump’s victory in November. It now has to mature into a fully-formed adult that truly understands the stakes or it will dissipate like a fart in the wind.
People like McCain and his neocon cohort Lindsay Graham are traitors to more than their party. The GOP has always stood for exactly what we’ve gotten. Graham, now, is openly daring voters to remove him from office on amnesty, because he knows by 2020 no one will remember what he did in 2017.
The truth is that the GOP never intended to repeal Obamacare. It was always a campaign boogie-man designed to part the rubes from their money. By electing Trump, we scared these venal liars into revealing themselves for what they truly are when forced to vote in a way that put them on record.
Good for Mitch McConnell for having a moment of clarity in forcing this vote into the open. Good on John McCain for being true to his blighted soul.
Now it’s up to us to make good on ensuring that his legacy, like Obama’s, is dismantled vote by vote. Trump may not be the best vessel for change, but he’s what we have.
Now it’s time to make the best of it.