Joyanna Adams

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John McCain: Rat or Hero?

Nobody’s Opinion

Let’s DO talk about John McCain—John McCain one

Everybody else is talking about him. He’s a hero they all say. How could Donald Trump call him anything but?

Donald said this last week:

“He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured” — on Saturday at a gathering of Republican presidential at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa, also insisted the crowd was delighted by his attack on McCain.

Oh my. Every politician who has ever wanted to be President would NEVER in a million years have attacked a man who had been tortured. They all claimed, just to have served makes you a hero. Just to have survived makes him a hero.  

But this Nobody has another opinion: even though Donald was blunt, he is right. If you ask ANY soldier in the military if being captured by the enemy makes you a hero, they all say the same thing:

No.” (I asked some.)

Ben Carson put common sense into the backlash: “It depends on what your definition of hero is.”

Right. And today just about every one attacked Trump— because by insulting John McCain, they insisted, it was like insulting everyone who had ever done service— which is downright silly. Not everyone in the service is a hero. When John McCain gave into his captors, it wasn’t only himself he hurt:

It has also been claimed by retired Army Colonel Earl Hopper, admittedly without any corroborating evidence apart from what might be contained in inaccessible Pentagon files, that “McCain told his North Vietnamese captors, highly classified information, the most important of which was the package routes, which were routes used to bomb North Vietnam. He gave in detail the altitude they were flying, the direction, if they made a turn… he gave them what primary targets the United States was interested in…the information McCain provided allowed the North Vietnamese to adjust their air-defenses. As result…the US lost sixty percent more aircraft and in 1968 [and] called off the bombing of North Vietnam, because of the information McCain had given to them.” 

If just being tortured makes you a hero, then Obama was right, Bowe Bergdahi is a hero.John McCain three

What is the more important question now I think now— is John McCain’s actions since he got back to the United States an example of a hero?

Does a hero only have to do one brave thing, and after that, he can be a rat the rest of his life simply because he did one brave thing therefore nothing else matters?

His campaign in 2008 against Obama was a farce.  He acted like a wet fish. He only got Sarah Palin as Vice President at the last resort because he was losing so badly. And he didn’t even FIGHT for that position, He was weak. He never attacked Obama, in fact much of the time, it seemed as if he was absent…almost WANTED to lose.

And by the way, what has John McCain done for the American people SINCE he’s been back?

What has he done as a Senator? Like Hillary Clinton, his record is not exactly something you would want to stand and brag about. By John’s own admission, he is a survivalist and John comes first. The fact that he divorced his wife when he got back, and married into a wealthy family who financed his political career says a lot.John McCain four

John like a well-fed rat, has survived. (His own words)  We can admire that. But is John’s survival America’s survival?

Not…necessary.

He has sided with democrats at every chance. The McCain-Feingold bill, was touted as taking money out of politics but uh…so…tell me HOW is that working out? The corporations pour more money into the politicians, now than ever before. He helped give us Ruth Bader Ginsberg. He wants cap and trade.

What happened to John McCain was horrible….but I think the real question is…what kind of mental damage did it do to him? Are there scars we cannot see?

I think so. In Congress he’s nickname is “McNasty.”

Is just having been a hero a REASON to serve in public office? Is a person’s ability to survive the greatest torture make him a great candidate for any kind of political office? Shouldn’t we look for attributes that make a man a great leader instead?

If John McCain had been an Eddie Murphy, taken out whole nests of the enemy, or even have a record of doing something GREAT for his country as a Senator, maybe the word “Hero” would be awarded to him by us nobodies.

But…we have watched John McCain, entrenched Washington politician for years now, and by the actions of what he has done since he left the Hanoi prison…he’s no hero. He’s a typical Washington politician whose career is all about…staying in power.

And he uses his “hero” label much the very same as Obama uses his “black’ label.John McCain five

You DARE not attack them. You attack McCain, you’re unpatriotic. You attack Obama, you’re a racist. It is one and the same tactic, and being politicians, they both use those cards whenever possible.

Trump came back:

I’m very disappointed in John McCain because the vets are horribly treated in this country,” Trump said. “I’m going to fight for the vets. I’ve done a lot for the vets. And the vets — I’ve been going around to the campaign trail. They’re treated like third-class citizens. He’s done nothing to help the vets. And I will tell you, they are living in hell.”

You know, if John McCain was truly a hero, he would have fought a LOT harder than he did to defeat Obama.  I guess once you have survived torture, losing a Presidential election is really no big deal…to him. Look at all the attention and adoration he got. Like a rat, he survived, kept his senatorial job, and is very well fed.

To him it was nothing..to us …we just keep looking….

Where have all the good men gone
And where are all the Gods?
Where’s the street-wise Hercules
To fight the rising odds?John McCain two

Isn’t there a white knight upon a fiery steed?
Late at night I toss and I turn
And I dream of what I need

I need a hero, I’m holding out for a hero
‘Til the end of the night
He’s gotta be strong
And he’s gotta be fast
And he’s gotta be fresh from the fight

I need a hero, I’m holding out for a hero
‘Til the morning light
He’s gotta be sure
And it’s gotta be soon
And he’s gotta be larger than life
(Larger than life)

 

 

July 19, 2015 - Posted by | Rhino's, Uncategorized | ,

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