Republican politicians turning against one another is exactly what democrats need for the right to tear their party apart from within. Unfortunately, President Trump has been the focus of many such recent separations.
In the most recent last-minute insult to President’s Trump’s success, Arizona Senator John McCain, who is dealing with severe ailing health issues, has announced that it is his wish that President Donald Trump does not attend his funeral, but that instead, Vice President Mike Pence should. While McCain’s situation is undeniably unfortunate, his actions are both spiteful and disrespectful to the commander in chief; yet this is apparently how McCain has opted to spend his final days before meeting his maker.
Since July 2017, McCain has been fighting brain cancer; however, following such a diagnosis, he has reportedly been “increasingly frail.”
Most recently, McCain underwent surgeries for his condition; yet it appears that his final days are numbered, most clearly illustrated by the current planning of funeral arrangements and final wishes.
While one must be feeling a plethora of emotions upon knowing that they are dying, this, unfortunately, appears to be more of a political move than a personal one. President Trump and McCain have previously had conflicting interests, most notably when McCain filibustered a motion that was to finally overthrow Obamacare, also back in July.
As with most feuds, it was a two-way street, and when President Trump was defending himself against fellow supposed GOP politicians in addition to democrats, he once went as far as to say about McCain: “He’s not a war hero. He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.”
As a result of their differences, McCain and his family have requested that the president does not attend his funeral. He has noted wanting Pence to attend as the White House representative instead.
In further continuing his mission to make it clear that President Trump is not welcome, McCain has also appointed former presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama “to deliver eulogies at” the ceremony which is to be held at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.
Most recently, McCain survived a surgery to address “an intestinal infection” which has understandably required him to return home to Arizona where he can recover and be with his family.
Yet political vengeance still appears to be a high priority for him.
“I don’t know how much longer I’ll be here,” he reported. McCain is currently accompanied by his daughter Meghan who has also retreated to the family ranch.
Despite his apparent priority confusions, McCain’s decision to remain stubborn in his politics against President Trump is unsurprisingly being met by liberal approval.
Former Vice President Joe Biden visited McCain on Sunday and later reported that “Here John knows he’s in a very, very, very precarious situation, and yet he’s still concerned about the state of the country. We talked about how our international reputation is being damaged and we talked about the need for people to stand up and speak out.”
However, McCain’s final stance on such issues, especially regarding his lack of respect for the president, is undeniably questionable considering that he may spend his final days defending his hatred for President Trump.
Yet considering that democrats have no apparent regard for human life, it is not surprising that McCain has gained support from liberals who will support all anti-Trump campaigns, even coming from a dying man.
Coincidentally, the ailment that McCain is fighting, glioblastoma, is “the same rare and aggressive brain cancer that killed Democratic Senator Edward Kennedy and former Vice President Joe Biden’s son, Beau.”
While McCain’s strong opinions have been brought to public view, he has undoubtedly played a role in ensuring such. In his most recent book, ‘The Restless Wave,’ McCain continually addressed his dissatisfaction with President Trump, calling him a man who is “uninterested in moral character” who values the “appearance of toughness or a reality show facsimile” over “any of our values.”
In such literature, McCain has also made it notable that he regrets running with then-governor Sarah Palin, apparently on the basis that she may have prevented him from winning the election due to “unforced errors and gaffes during the campaign.”
Instead, the AZ senator noted that he should have run alongside former democratic senator Joe Lieberman.
McCain’s words and actions towards President Trump and the republican party along with his apparent loyalties to Obama, Biden, and Lieberman have undeniably made McCain the ultimate RINO in his final days.
However, surprisingly, McCain still has republican support from limited sources as former senator Robert Dole reportedly said to McCain, “You’re a tough guy and you can overcome this.”
Such words of encouragement may be helpful in almost any other circumstance; however, even the most powerful positive thinking will unlikely save McCain from his ultimate fate.
Regardless, the soon-to-be former senator has made it clear how he wishes to be remembered; and while President Trump has repeatedly demonstrated that he is willing to put aside personal differences for more significant causes, McCain is apparently not.