Remembering U.S. Sen. John McCain

RYAN A. WORKMAN

Williamsport

The late Arizona U.S. Sen. John McCain passed away and has deservedly received a hero’s treatment in the media.

However, most of the focus has not been on the distinct military career of the Navy captain who was a prisoner of war for five and half years in Vietnam.

Make no mistake, if McCain had not lost in the 2008 Presidential election to the community organizer turned U.S. senator of Illinois (for all of a couple years and mostly “present” votes) and later became a #NeverTrump Republican, the laudations of the fake news and propaganda press would be mostly muted.

The media called Sen. McCain dangerous, an Islamophobe, and every vile Democrat talking point in 2008.

In a word, I say they found him “deplorable”–that is until he became an asset for bashing Trump.

Now, his death is being used by the drive-by media, right down to the late senator’s funeral details, to bash the President.

Aside from military service, what great accomplishment or distinction did the Sen. McCain achieve? Take away that military record and what else could you put on the McCain resume?

Sen. McCain had a knack for sabotaging real conservatives and policy.

I supported his candidacy for president in 2008 enthusiastically. He would have been a moderately better leader than Barrack Obama.

Then he lost and threw his conservative running mate under the bus.

I was in Arizona for then candidate Donald Trump’s first campaign event in Phoenix. About 15,000 patriotic American citizens showed up.

Sen. McCain called us “crazies” and Donald Trump defended us.

There began the feud between the swamp dweller who built an entire career on his military service and the now president who I am 100 percent certain has accomplished more in less than two years than McCain’s 35-year-long career in D.C.

As a constituent of the late senator for many of those years, I know that he promised to protect our borders, but did nothing about it and then when Trump won, I believe he became an advocate for no borders.

McCain campaigned for seven years on repealing and replacing Obama(doesn’t)Care and when Trump gave him the chance he voted no. The alleged advocacy and support McCain had for veterans was manifested in the corruption of the Phoenix VA until President Trump implemented long-awaited reforms. John McCain spoke for years about getting American soldiers’ remains returned from Korea. Trump acted and delivered. McCain bore the scars of war, but seemed to hold no reservations about sending America’s finest into harm’s way over foreign affairs that bared no national security interests.

I appreciate, honor and respect the McCain family’s military service to our country, but let’s be clear: John McCain was just a typical Washington politician who did a lot for the mega dollar interests that supported him while ignoring the will of the people.

The media doesn’t care about any of that–just bashing Trump. The funny thing is McCain’s 2008 campaign slogan was “Country First.”

If he really meant that, you’d think he would of appreciated the president who puts America first.

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