William Shakespeare: Julius Caesar, Act III, Scene 2
I have, since May of 2018, written three articles on the late Senator John McCain. None, I’m afraid, were complimentary. In John McCain: Cruel Regrets, I wrote:
Losing the election seems to have embittered McCain, or at the very least, removed all internal governors that restrained the angry, spiteful, hateful man he has since so obviously been. I’ve long been disgusted at his frequent embrace of progressives, particularly when such embrace could particularly harm his fellow Republicans. I always had the sense he was doing it not due to honest conviction, but as a means of sticking his thumb in the eye of normal Americans, something in which he seems to take perverse satisfaction.
In August of 2018, in John McCain: Balancing The Scales, I wrote:
It has also been reported that McCain—or perhaps his family—did not invite many of the top officers involved in his failed 2008 presidential campaign. Many are reciting McCain’s virtues, but when he knew his time was short, he chose to turn on the American people, and to treat those owed loyalty with disdain. It was said in eulogizing McCain that we will not see his like again. I leave it to you, gentle readers, to decide if that is, on balance, a good or bad thing.
And in December of 2018, in John McCain: Legacy, I wrote:
I still feel no joy in McCain’s death, but I’m glad his true legacy is now more widely known. The media and Democrats, understanding his bitterness and arrogance all too well, expertly manipulated him, though it would likely not have taken much arm twisting to make him betray his party and country. He was a cruel and bitter man, a man who had a significant hand in something unprecedented in our history: an overt attempt to prevent the lawful election of a President of the United States, and a continuing attempt to institute a coup thereafter.
Since then, much more has become known about McCain’s legacy, and it is despicable. McCain actively worked to defeat the republican candidate for President, and to depose him after the election, all the while claiming it was the Russians. The first is unseemly, the second, seditious. Julie Kelly, at American Greatness, writes:
In his 2018 book, The Restless Wave, the late Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) wondered aloud why he was sought out and given the infamous Steele dossier shortly after the 2016 presidential election.
After suggesting that anyone who questioned his role in handling the political document was indulging in ‘conspiracy theories,’ McCain offered his explanation: ‘The answer is too obvious for the paranoid to credit. I am known internationally to be a persistent critic of Vladimir Putin’s regime and I have been a long while.’
It is true that McCain was an outspoken critic of Putin. But the big problem with McCain’s defense is that by the time he wrote those words—presumably the end of 2017, since the book was published in late May 2018—it already was public knowledge that the dossier had been authored and distributed by political pimps funded by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee. When McCain was writing his book, many of the culprits were in serious legal jeopardy.
By all means, take the link and read the entire article. Here’s what we know now:
1) McCain sent David Kramer to London to meet Christopher Steele, the author of the Clinton/DNC bought and paid for dossier. He sought any dirt he could find on Donald Trump. This while the Senate was investigating Fusion GPS and Glenn Simpson, who produced the dossier.
2) McCain and Kramer copies of the dossier to disgraced FBI head James Comey, and a variety of media outlets. They actively sought to undermine Mr. Trump, and the Republican Party.
3) Under questing by the House Intelligence committee, Kramer took the Fifth, which is every citizen’s right, but we are also entitled to draw negative inferences from that invocation.
4) McCain tried to prevent the release of the Nunes report, which detailed the FBI/DOJ’s use of the unverified, and unverifiable dossier in abusing the FISA process.
The senator accused Trump and Nunes of attacking the FBI and for ‘looking at the investigation through the warped lens of politics and manufacturing partisan sideshows,’ McCain wrote in a statement the day the memo was released. ‘If we continue to undermine our own rule of law, we are doing Putin’s job for him.’
When making this statement, McCain was actively spreading Clinton/DNC propaganda.
5) McCain provided political cover for deranged, anti-American, Democrats:
Sadly, rather than use his stature and leadership skills to soothe a nation rocked by the surprise election of Donald Trump, John McCain instead poured rhetorical gasoline on a smoldering body politic. Working in tandem with shell-shocked Obama officials desperate to find an excuse for Hillary Clinton’s humiliating loss, McCain publicly pounded the idea that Russian ‘hacking’ was the reason for her defeat. His accusations escalated from initially decrying Russia’s sketchy interference in the election to callingit an ‘act of war’ by December 2016.
6) It was Kramer who fed the dossier to BuzzFeed, the first media outlet to publish the entire pack of lies.
John McCain, US Senator, joined the ranks of such dishonorable politicians as Teddy Kennedy, who actually tried to get the KGB to assist him in damaging Ronald Reagan and thwarting American foreign policy. Dying from brain cancer, for hate’s sake, he used his last breaths to try to destroy the lawfully elected President of the United States, a president of his own party. In so doing, he actually aided Russia, and any other foreign actor that wishes America harm.
But you’re being unfair! He was a war hero! One’s positive actions early in life do not eternally immunize one from criticism, particularly if one is a notable public figure. But he’s dead and can’t defend himself! Death too does not require one to speak only good of the dead, particularly when in later life, they did so much bad.
John McCain worked with the worst and most destructive elements of American society, people determined to destroy our representative republic and replace it with a socialist worker’s paradise. They sought to prevent the election of an American president, and when lawfully elected, to depose him as in a banana republic. He did this willingly, maliciously, and out of a desire for revenge. He, and all like him, badly damaged our republic, damage which may never be repaired, and which may lead to far worse in the not very distant future. We’d better be able to talk about him, and all like him, or that grim future is a certainty.
The Democrat’s and Media’s favorite Republican is gone—they’ve already found other Republicans they can play like cheap fiddles–but his legacy of hate and destruction lives on.