From his bonding to amnesty for illegals, lack of commitment to tax reform and promoting campaign finance measures crafted to benefit Democrats — through to his deception on health care reform and sports teams’ refusal to respect our American flag and national anthem — McCain takes the wrong side
After selling out Americans for the second time with his “no” vote on replacing Obamacare, John McCain has moved on to giving aid and comfort to those who disrespect our national symbols of liberty — the American flag and national anthem.
We could lay his betrayals off on what his Mayo doctors referred to as an aggressive brain malignancy, and sympathetically declare that he is reacting to the scourge that’s overtaken his sensibilities. It only takes a brief moment to regain equilibrium and recognize that McCain, now 81, is acting as he always has, in whatever manner gains him the most press and attention as he cravenly colludes with the left and then configures himself as a “conservative” during campaign season.
In the instances of his stance voting in opposition to healthcare reform, there is one response. It happens to be the same reason he is siding with the unpatriotic NFL players who show contempt for the symbols of our freedoms by”taking a knee” and refusing to stand for the national anthem.
The reason is based in his jealousy of and hatred for President Donald Trump, a political outsider who attained what McCain spent his entire career angling for — the presidency. It rankles McCain that Donald Trump overcame 16 other Republican contenders and now continues to work toward fulfilling promises he made to the American people as the 2016 GOP standard-bearer. Keeping promises is a concept beyond John McCain‘s limited abilities.
There was a time when kneeling was indicative of a display of humility and honor. With the National Football League, it denotes unity with broad and unfounded oppressive racial overtones. The football players live large on their inflated salaries paid for by sports fans who just want to see a game. They are tiring of the ongoing and increasing displays of arrogance and lack of patriotism. As a result, attendance and viewership is down. NFL has come to stand for “Not For Long.”
In her nationally syndicated column today, NFL Pigskins at the Public Trough, Michelle Malkin details the $billions spent on taxpayer-funded stadiums across the country. But that doesn’t bother the tone-deaf John McCain, who sides with the players “rights” of free speech.
Although the First Amendment protects free speech, there are limitations. While the government is prohibited from infringing on free speech, private businesses are not. Workplaces have the ability to determine what is allowable within their confines. Sports teams are well-financed workplaces.
President Trump’s defense of patriotism is correct. John McCain is on the wrong side — again.