Drowning in Syrup

It goes without saying that anyone who was a POW has a certain amount of hero in them. Once upon a time, John McCain was a hero. In trading his heroic time as a POW for political expediency nothing that followed would, or could, be heroic.

Now that the media/DNC has had their McCain orgasm, can we get back to reality?

As I have written in earlier articles, I have little appreciation for the so called “Maverick” of the Senate. For starters, he never met an illegal alien that he didn’t think was entitled to everything you had in your wallet. His wallet of course, was off limits.

As a person, of course I grieve for his and his families suffering. Being married to my wonderful wife only a couple of years less than McCain and his wife I think I can approximate how his wife is feeling about now. She and her family have my deepest sympathies. I will pray for all of them.

Even so, McCain chose to make himself a political figure and thus, while many cannot, I can separate the person from the opportunist, narcissistic political hack that was John McCain, the Senator. Think I am incorrectly describing him? You simply need to read news reports about him during his presidential run or any time he sided with his party or parties president. I mean, they even swore he was not an American citizen.

Isn’t it curious how all the members of the so called media and their democrat accomplices poured (or vomited, depending on your perspective) their “love” and “respect” for John McCain all over us? How they marveled at his “decency”, “honor” and “courage”. They positively gushed over the fact that he was always willing to “cross the aisle” to work with democrats, even though the democrats never returned the favor. For days on end it was one glowing love fest after another. All from the very same people that hated him for nearly his entire career and made no efforts to hide that fact. Apparently the leader of the senate republican surrender caucus will be much missed, by his political opponents and his fellow swamp dwelling republican co-conspiritors.

I didn’t watch any coverage after the first day so I may have missed it but, where were all his fellow POW’s? Seems to me if he was such a beloved leader during that time they would have been beating down the doors to extol his virtues. Like I said, I might have missed that.

Then there was the much ballyhooed “conflict” between McCain and President Trump, who allowed the McCain family the use of Air Force 2 even though he didn’t have to, was never far from every “deeply saddened” journalists report. The incident was intended by the media to be a blunt instrument with which to attack the president. I’m sure, from the warm place I suspect he now occupies, McCain beamed with appreciation at the medias efforts to burnish his “maverick”, “bipartisan” and “straight talking” credentials. Honestly though, he was never much of any of those things.

As a fellow sailor allow me to help you out. Johnny boy, you picked a fight with someone who punched back hard and you lost. I suspect that being Admiral Daddys boy meant you never learned the lesson everyone else by middle school learned in that scenario, namely, get over it. Like the self absorbed narcissist he was he simply couldn’t let go of the “insult” from Trump. Instead of trying match his reputation and “reach across the divide” between him and the president, little Johnny had to go all self righteous and indignant. If you think about that response, it actually reveals more about McCain than it does Trump. While I’m certain that response made his media hack buddies extremely happy it was at best counter productive. It is further proof of how much he valued media approval over implementing a conservative agenda.

Now that the funeral is over I suspect the gushing wave of sickly sweet syrupy devotion to a media manufactured image will begin dissipating.

It’s about time. I’m drowning in the syrup.

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