Progressive Praise Of McCain Shows The Limits Of Acceptable Conservatism

BY Herschel Smith
5 months, 3 weeks ago

David Codrea:

I’m not going to speak ill of the dead. McCain’s record in life was clear and my differences with him – and there were many — were expressed then. It’s more productive for the purpose of defending against some of those differences to look at what his ostensible political opponents, his friends across the aisle and in the media, are saying about him now.

Barack Obama recalled a “shared… fidelity to something higher.” Joe Lieberman “lost a dear friend.” Joe Biden “will miss him dearly.” Bill and Hillary Clinton noted “He frequently put partisanship aside to do what he thought was best for the country, and was never afraid to break the mold if it was the right thing to do.”

And on and on the effusive praise goes.  It’s all lies of course, but they would rather have a deep-stater like McCain than anyone else on the GOP side.

Like David, there are things I won’t criticize.  I won’t speak ill of his time in Vietnam.  If I wasn’t there, I don’t know what happened in that prison in Hanoi.  And you don’t either.  And as for the torture he endured, I’m sure I would crack like an egg.  Unless I was in that position, I won’t comment on what I would do in that position.

But I will certainly speak ill of the man, life or death.  Virtually no one else had so much blood on his hands in American politics as McCain.  He is responsible, at least in part, for the North African horror we are witnessing, which leads irreversibly to the falling of Europe to Islam.

The criticism doesn’t have to stop there.  There is no reason other than spite, vengeance and hatred to come out of semi-retirement to kill a bill that might have helped to end socialized medicine in America.  He hated you, and he hated me.  We can all consider him responsible for the pain and suffering of millions of men, women and children who see their financial wherewithal to retain good medical care taken away, only to be redistributed by the state.

The catalog I’ve given above is just the beginning, and readers could add more, although the list I’ve given is sufficient.  I bid good riddance to the man.


Comments

  1. On August 28, 2018 at 11:58 pm, BRVTVS said:

    Perhaps his greatest crime was to actively suppress efforts to bring our POWs from Vietnam and Korea home. It takes a special kind of evil for a man who had himself been a POW to abandon those POWs left behind to rot in communist prison camps. Source: https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/mccain-and-the-pow-cover-up/

  2. On August 29, 2018 at 8:17 am, ragman said:

    Asshole deliberately violated NATOPS regs and started a tailpipe fire on his A4. A lesser man would have lost his wings after said incident but not our Admiral’s son. I say “good riddance” too!

  3. On August 29, 2018 at 12:27 pm, Gryphon said:

    No Question that this War-Pig is going to Rot in Hell…

    I feel sorry for Satan, having to figure out how to Adequately Punish such Evil.

  4. On August 29, 2018 at 12:52 pm, Herschel Smith said:

    @Gryphon,

    Satan does not punish evil and will not in the eschaton. God does that.

  5. On August 29, 2018 at 3:14 pm, Pat Hines said:

    The original saying, correctly translated from Latin, is “Do not speak lies about the dead”. Speaking truth about the dead is not only not wrong, it should be viewed as a duty.

    I’ve studied John Sidney McCain, III’s life from high school on. I have yet to find one redeeming quality or fact about him. Not one.

    I’m not going to elaborate further, unless some demand that I do.

  6. On August 29, 2018 at 4:58 pm, JoeFour said:

    Here are three articles that give the truth about John McCain. It is a vast understatement to say he doesn’t deserve the halo and wings that are being awarded to him by the MSM (Fox News included).

    http://www.unz.com/runz/american-pravda-when-tokyo-rose-ran-for-president/

    http://www.unz.com/article/mccain-and-the-pow-cover-up/

    http://www.unz.com/runz/was-rambo-right/

  7. On August 30, 2018 at 12:52 pm, Gryphon said:

    That’s an.. Odd Respnse to My comment, Captain Smith… I have Always been under the Impression that the christian religion believes and presents that God decides who is a ‘sinner’ and sent to Hell, and that a character named “Satan” Runs the Place and Torments those Damned. The Extensive and Detailed Artwork that one can Find showing exactly This Belief is Undeniable.

    Even not being a Believer of the christian religion, I fail to see how God wouldn’t just ‘farm out’ the Punishment of War-Pigs (Look Up that Term, sometimes) to a Minor Minion who was some kind of a F*kkUp.

    ‘Standard Orders in the Handbook for the Operation of the Shadow-Plane of the Dark-Matter Universe in Conduct for the Punishment of the Damned.’

  8. On August 30, 2018 at 1:29 pm, Herschel Smith said:

    @Gryphon,

    The response isn’t “odd” to one who has been properly trained in Christian theology.

    It’s understandable how you might think otherwise. One can just about demonstrate anything he wants with “art.”

    That isn’t where you get theology. God punishes wickedness. He will “by no means leave the guilty unpunished.”

    That includes unbelievers and recalcitrant angels, which satan is. Satan will be eternally punished along with unbelievers.

    As for not being a believer, I can’t help you on that front. You can’t either. Only the Holy Spirit can change your heart.

  9. On August 30, 2018 at 1:58 pm, Fred said:

    However, It’s not entirely unprofitable to seek the LORD. One never knows by what manner or under what circumstances the Spirit of God may be trying to get a hold of an unbeliever.

    Nothing ventured, nothing gained:

    As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
    There is none that understandeth, there is none that
    seeketh after God. They are all gone out of the way,
    they are together become unprofitable; there is none
    that doeth good, no, not one. For all have sinned, and
    come short of the glory of God;…For the wages of sin is
    death; but the gift of God is eternal life through
    Jesus Christ our Lord. And death and hell were cast into
    the lake of fire. This is the second death.

    But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while
    we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. That if thou shalt
    confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe
    in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead,
    thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth
    unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is
    made unto salvation. For whosoever shall call upon the
    name of the Lord shall be saved.

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