Warning: Rated PG (mild profanity, not usually permitted here)
The proper perspective on the tiff between Donald Trump and John McCain? It’s here. Note: My personal opinion is that FreeThinker expressed what needed to be expressed on this topic here.(1) Leave it to Mark Steyn, however, to bring up things that even we had not noticed. Hence, honesty and integrity, as well as a commitment to cover everything we cover comprehensively, compel us to report it to you.
It’s in Steyn’s column that we learn, for example, that John McCain told a (really) tasteless joke about Chelsea Clinton in 1998, and more.
Yes, it’s Mark Steyn, and as usual, he says all that needs to be said about le tout Trump-McCain in one bite-sized essay. In this column [Editor’s Note: This is the reason for the PG Rating], Steyn points out rather starkly that if “there’s a place in our party for such a man [John McCain], there’s certainly no reason why there shouldn’t also be a place for Donald Trump.”
There are so many implications in all that! Here are some of them:
- John McCain is a war hero. Okay. That means that we should give him all the credit in the world for that. But it doesn’t make him a good man, or a good Senator, or a good anything else. His merit beyond his war hero status is entirely dependent on his actions and thoughts after what made him a war hero. Remember: first-class dingbat, and leftist commie sympathizer, and current Secretary of State John Kerry, came home a “war hero,” and is accepted as such by the vast majority of the media today. Some, myself included, argue credibly that his actions after the Vietnam War caused the deaths of more than two million Vietnamese after the Communist takeover of all of Vietnam that Kerry helped to engineer.
- People use hyperbole. They should be allowed to do that.
- The enmity between John McCain and Donald Trump is between John McCain and Donald Trump. People have enmity between them. That will never not be true.
- Donald Trump has opinions with which I probably don’t agree. Okay. It’s likely that every single person on the face of the earth has opinions with which I don’t agree.
- My disagreement with anyone’s opinions about something as narrowly-focused as the “war hero” status of someone else has no bearing whatsoever on the suitability of that other person to be the President of the United States.
- Whether or not that other person is even right in his opinion about the war hero status of someone else has no bearing whatsoever on the suitability of the first person to be the President of the United States.
- This is all teentsy-weentsy, piddling stuff, so, of course, the press obsess all over it. Note: all the while they completely ignore really serious stuff on the Democrat side(2)
- Save your anger at Trump and direct it at the press for obsessing over the piddly and the trivial. Demand that the press stop being complete morons.
Personally, I have no desire whatsoever for Donald Trump to become the President of the United States, but it has nothing whatsoever to do with his opinion of John McCain.
(1) – We noticed, for example, that the media simply yawned whenever a Democrat or any other leftist said the most scurrilous things imaginable about McCain. Remember: the American media were the ones who thought they had found their “war hero” in John “Lurch” Kerry.
(2) – Benghazi, the IRS, Fast and Furious, to name just a few… We covered, indirectly, a more comprehensive list here. Here’s an instructive quote:
Note: we have been saying for a very long time that the only reason the Obama Administration gets away with its staggering, steaming piles of corruption, is the complicity of the media.