At a time when our nation is sadly divided about what patriotism is, it is being looked down on on the side of truth & justice. The American way can use all the help it can get. The impressionable youth of today (also known as social justice warriors) are being taught that the flag and all it represents is shameful, and unfortunately, far too many are believing it.
Those of us that know the truth and have felt the pride of watching the colors fly and knowing that it stands for liberty and justice for all, need to band together and pass that on. We should be finding ways to unite those who have wandered off and gotten lost in the wilderness of political correctness and the vague dream that is social justice. Justice is something that should be determined by our nation’s laws, not a mob of confused students with baseball bats and black hoods.
That mission is apparently lost on former POW and Arizona Senator John McCain. When others are looking for solutions to unite Americans, he is looking for an apology from the President for a comment made over 2 years ago. Apparently, the good Senator didn’t appreciate the less than flattering comments made by then-candidate Trump. Daily Mail reported on McCain’s glorified tantrum that he still hasn’t received an apology from the POTUS.
“Arizona Sen John McCain said that President Donald Trump has never apologized for questioning his heroism during the Vietnam War.
As a Navy pilot, McCain was imprisoned and tortured in a Hanoi prison for five years during the Vietnam War after being shot down.
During a campaign speech in July 2015, then-GOP hopeful Trump said that McCain, 81, was ‘not a war hero’, adding that he liked ‘people who weren’t captured’.
‘I’d be glad to converse with him,’ McCain told Lesley Stahl of 60 Minutes. ‘But I also understand that we’re very different people. Different upbringing. Different life experiences.’”
Well, Mr. McCain, the President has been a bit busy lately, what with running the free world and all. Maybe all the time he could have spent sitting down and talking about your feelings he’s been spending trying to get a reasonable health care bill passed, which you keep intentionally blocking.
It’s difficult to see McCain’s comments as anything other than the green-eyed monster of jealousy coming out because the President did what he could never do; win.
“McCain, the Republican presidential nominee in 2008, said that an apology might help repair the relationship between him and Trump.
‘If I took offense at everybody who has said something about me, or disparaged me or something like that – life is too short. You’ve got to move on,’ he added. ‘And on an issue of this importance to the nation, for me to worry about a personal relationship, then I’m not doing my job.”
If that’s truly how he feels about it, it begs the question of why he’s still harping on the issue at all. If moving on is what is best for him and the nation, let’s just do that. Perhaps if a person is sent to Washington to look out for the needs of Americans, it’s time for them to stop focusing on themselves and start focusing on the legislation that Americans want to be passed.
“During his sit-down with 60 Minutes, McCain also opened up about his brain cancer diagnosis, saying that doctors have given him a ‘very poor prognosis’.
The cancer that McCain is suffering from is the same type of cancer that took the life of his former Senate colleague Edward M. Kennedy in 2009.
He told CBS’ 60 Minutes that he thinks about Kennedy a lot. McCain said Kennedy continued to work despite the diagnosis and ‘never gave up because he loved the engagement’.”
While we all feel very deeply for the Senator and his family as they trek through the physical and emotional minefield that is a cancer diagnosis, we would be remiss if we let that compassion get in the way of doing what’s best for the country as a whole. There does need to come a time when we say that a person is no longer mentally able to deal with the pressures that come with one of the most difficult jobs in the country. Senator McCain seems to be coming up on that point really fast.
“In a series of messages posted to Twitter, Trump slammed McCain for his lack of support in nullifying the Affordable Care Act, accusing the former Republican presidential nominee of going back on his word.
‘John McCain never had any intention of voting for this Bill, which his Governor loves. He campaigned on Repeal & Replace. Let Arizona down!’ the President tweeted Saturday morning.
On Thursday, McCain announced that he could not ‘in good conscience’ support the Republican party’s likely last effort to repeal the ACA, a bill sponsored by his close friend Senator Lindsay Graham (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA).
The President’s job is to worry about the entire country, and what the country needs is healthcare reform and not people who have pity parties while they’re supposed to be working. If the President and the country were more worried about hurting the feelings of legislators instead of making sure they do their jobs, we would end up in a mess that we could never get out of.
McCain may be looking for an extra dose of compassion, and we would gladly all give it to him, but it doesn’t come with a free pass to hold up progress for the rest of the country until you get your way with the President.
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