Over the course of the last six years I have known five people who have died from the disease, Glioblastoma, Senator John McCain is battling with number six having been diagnosed just seven months ago. All five of these people, three of them close friends died within 18 months of being diagnosed. All of them had surgery to remove the tumor but within a matter of months the tumor returned bigger and meaner than before. Now I know a sixth person dealing with this horrible disease and the prognosis for him is not if he is going to die but when.
Yesterday morning, a White House aide named Kelly Sadler joked about Senator McCain’s opposition to CIA nominee Gina Haspel in a staff meeting by saying “he’s dying anyway.” This is tone of the White House, a tone set by Trump, the same guy who said of McCain; “He’s not a war hero. He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.”
Senator McCain was a prisoner of war in North Vietnam for five and a half years until his release on March 14, 1973. He was refused medical treatment for his fractured arms and leg, injuries sustained when he was shot down by a missile over Hanoi. While imprisoned, he was regularly beaten and severely tortured. McCain was offered an early release by the North Vietnamese because of his father’s position as the commander of all U.S. forces in Vietnam but refused repatriation unless every man taken in before him was also released. His wartime injuries left him permanently incapable of raising his arms above his head.
Despite whether or not you agree with Senator McCain’s political beliefs, which for the most part I don’t, no one can question this mans patriotism or his service to our country. And despite what the orange piece of shit sitting in the White House picking his nose and scratching his lily-white draft dodging ass says, John McCain IS a war hero. Baby Donald isn’t fit to clean John McCain’s toilet and he will never come close to matching the sacrifices McCain has made.
Honestly, the shit that comes out Trump classless, playground bully mouth really doesn’t surprise me anymore. But what does surprise me is that he doesn’t get any backlash from the Deplorable veterans that “support” him. What that tells me is that they are spineless, mindless, chicken-shits just like their big talking, orange weasel of a leader.
Deplorable nation, screw you. You think you have won the battle for the soul of America but you are losing the war. The day is coming, soon, when you white, racist, homophobic, evangelical bigots will have to crawl back in to your holes and wait for next Adolph Hitler to rise from the ashes of Trumps failed attempt to line his pockets with our gold.
Kelly Sadler hasn’t been fired yet. The reason is because her low life boss agrees with her, “he’s dying anyway.” Donald Trump shames this country and the office of the presidency and veterans, he shames you. Senator John McCain IS a war hero and he bears the physical and mental scars to prove it. The only thing Trump “bears” is a cheap orange spray tan and a dead squirrel wrapped around his head. Apparently that is just enough sacrifice for the Deplorable nation to march in goose step with this gutless wonder.
“People have wondered when decency would hit rock bottom with this administration. It happened yesterday. John McCain is a genuine hero — a man of valor whose sacrifices for his country are immeasurable. As he fights for his life, he deserves better — so much better. Given this White House’s trail of disrespect toward John and others, this staffer is not the exception to the rule; she is the epitome of it. Our children learn from our example. The lingering question is whose example will it be. I am certain it will be John’s.” – Joe Biden