There’s no way to win the etiquette award going after a desperately ill man. But the integrity of Seeing Red AZ requires that we speak the truth and remain faithful to the Constitution and Republican platform.
So it is we expose the Sunday, July 23, 2017 edition of the Arizona Republic and its obsessive recrafting of John McCain. The dramatic headline, “An arena without its fighter,” sits above a photo of a hallway view of McCain’s Washington D.C. U.S. Senate office with the mahogany door ajar, showing an elegant interior including an exquisite marble fireplace and velvet upholstered chair. The outer view features an American flag flanking a black and gold gleaming wall plaque identifying the office as that of Senator John McCain.
Above the headline is a deceptive quote from McCain’s protégé Jeff Flake:
“One of the most important roles he has played, obviously, over the past six months is as one who reassured the world that America is still gong to lead. He was a calming, consistent voice when we needed it.”
Think about that message. Jeff Flake, who broadcast his refusal to vote for Republican nominee — now U.S. President Donald Trump, as did John McCain and his family — is actually saying that since Trump’s election the world needed McCain’s assurance that it would still rotate on its axis. The same McCain who hand carried to the FBI director, the phony Russian dossier intended to destroy President Trump within short order after his inauguration. Flake, who remains a close associate of Barack Obama, even promoted Obama’s lame duck Democrat nominee, Merrick Garland for the U.S. Supreme Court, saying it was ‘time to act’ on his nomination. President Trump actually nominated conservative Judge Neil Gorsuch who now sits on the high court.
Let’s be clear. Sick or well, intemperate McCain, who has spent his career colluding with Democrats, is a rabidly jealous man who has never gotten over his own presidential defeat and begrudges President Trump his spectacular 2016 victory. Arizona’s two Republicrat senators are determined to bring him down even if it requires a last breath, losing the next election or ultimately destroying the Republican Party.