Tuesday, May 15, 2018


John McCain was a brave POW who became a fair-weather maverick in Congress, a senator who was never particularly courageous, his press clips notwithstanding. But now he's gravely ill and I don't feel qualified to judge him in matters of health. However, Gateway Pundit's Kristinn Taylor isn't being quite so fastidious.
Melania Trump and Harry Reid Both Had Surgery on Monday, Guess Who John McCain Offered His ‘Prayers and Best Wishes’ To?

First Lady Melania Trump had surgery on Monday for a benign kidney problem that will keep her hospitalized for several days. Also on Monday, retired Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) had surgery to treat pancreatic cancer.

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), who has been at the center of a Beltway controversy over an insensitive comment about his ill health made in a private meeting by a White House staffer that was leaked to the press, posted his ‘prayers and best wishes’ to only one of the two:

“From one cantankerous senator to another, sending my prayers & best wishes to @SenatorReid as he recovers from a successful surgery”

McCain did not send get well wishes to the First Lady.
I don't know which is more unacceptable to Taylor: McCain's failure to send best wishes to the wife of a man who despises him and whose administration has closed ranks around a staffer who showed contempt for him -- or the fact that McCain sent best wishes to a former colleague who, like him, has been diagnosed with a very serious form of cancer, but who happens to be a Democrat. A true patriot wants all Democrats to suffer slow, painful deaths -- isn't that obvious?

I'm no fan of the First Lady, who publicly defended her husband's birtherism long before he ran for president, and who has enabled him since -- but I wish her a speedy recovery. McCain, as far as I'm concerned, doesn't have to. But right-wingers always need fresh grievances to collect and lovingly nurture, so we have this post directed at a man who, for all the hate directed at him by Trump and his cult, has voted with the president 83% of the time. I can't imagine how nasty the Trumpers will be about McCain after he's gone.

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