It’s been so refreshing to see the bipartisan respect for John McCain this week. Democrats everywhere are reminding us how much they love John McCain. He was a patriot, a hero, and a statesman. It’s a real shame that McCain didn’t die before he ran for President—he might have won.
But once the left got a taste of a winning Republican (in the person of one Donald J. Trump), they decided that McCain was just fine. Always a lovable loser, the Washington Generals to the Dems’ Harlem Globetrotters, the left was happy to deify McCain upon his passing. All of a sudden, they decided that respect for the flag was a really important thing. All because of just one thing—McCain was essentially a #nevertrump guy.
The media has decided to make a Faustian deal with the neo-con GOP establishment—rebuke Trump, and we’ll change our position on you.
They did it with W, and now they’ve done it with McCain. Mainstream media would certainly prefer a GOP that looks like the one that John McCain represented, not the one that is currently making Trump the most popular president inside his own party in history. They’d prefer a GOP that is willing to be part of the Gang of Eight rather than Tea Party caucus.
Make no mistake about it—McCain was a RINO. He was a thorn in the side of the Trump agenda. He was the deciding vote on Obamacare reform. So of course the media loves him.
And they loved the final “fuck you” that McCain shot at Trump from beyond the grave—McCain requested that Barack Obama and George W. Bush speak at his funeral, and he asked that Trump not be invited at all. But even in this final act, McCain showed that his most enviable trait was that he was a loser. He asked two men who beat the snot out of him to eulogize him. His best friend in the Senate, Lindsey Graham, said of McCain that “John taught us how to lose. He failed a lot, but he never quit.”
That’s why the Left and the media love him. Not because he was a hero in a war that they think was immoral. Not because he was a good man. They love him because he lost, and he was happy doing it.