Senator John McCain passed at age 81 yesterday. The entire nation and world grieves a man of his accomplishments and contributions. The media of all stripes are filled with obituaries, remembrances, and memorials of the man. And then, of course, there is the reaction of the Ol’ Pussy Grabber as he gently sniffs the piss that the pee-hookers have left puddling on the Resolute Desk, American values, and John McCain’s head.
There four tributes that I want to highlight before interpreting the “special” sentiment that the Ol’ Pussy Grabber had for Senator McCain.
Standing Up To Racists
First is that time when Senator McCain was the Republican nominee for president and he stopped a racist supporter from declaring Barack Obama an Arab. You know she woulda gone on to say Muslim from Kenya, but McCain in a refreshing dose of human decency cut her off. It was October 2008. Not long before the election. McCain needed all the help he could get, but he refused the “base.” And, he distinguished himself among his Repube peers by consistently refusing to demagogue PoC’s, immigrants, and Muslims. An unrepentant — hear that Lil Marco? — Gang of Eighter!
Anywho, here he is stopping a racist cold.
Obama and Biden’s Statements
That incident, I think, probably went a long way to helping Barack Obama and John McCain deepen their relationship. And, Obama’s statement after his death certainly reflects the respect they had for one another.
Our statement on the passing of Senator John McCain: pic.twitter.com/3GBjNYxoj5
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 26, 2018
Few of us have been tested the way John once was, or required to show the kind of courage that he did. But all of us can aspire to the courage to put the greater good above our own.
Both the Biden and McCain families have known tragedy, and they have been there for each other. Joe Biden was sworn in to the Senate in chapel in Hunter and Beau’s hospital where they recovered from serious injuries suffered in the car accident that killed his wife and daughter. entered the Senate after his wife and children died in a car accident. John reached out to him and helped him cope. There was Beau’s cancer, too. And, again, John was there.
Last year, Joe Biden’s famously reached out to comfort Meghan McCain when she broke down on The View talking about her father’s cancer diagnosis.
That these men did not let their political difference divide them from their human bonds is a shining example of the more perfect union that we could have.
How Do You Want To Be Remembered?
But perhaps the best remembrance of John McCain was his own. Not long after announcing his cancer diagnosis, he was on Jake Tapper’s State of the Union when Tapper asked him how he wanted to be remembered. It’s well worth watching the clip because the transcript cannot adequately convey the humility and self-deprecation unfortunately that means clicking the link up there because Word Press don’t let you embed any other video than youtube videos so CNN videos is straight out. Straight out. Straight. Out.
TAPPER: But it’s my last question for you. And I hope I don’t run this clip for another 50 years. But how do you want the American people to remember you?
MCCAIN: He served his country and not always right. Made a lot of mistakes. Made a lot of errors, but served his country.
And I hope we could add honorably.
TAPPER: I think that we can say honorably. Senator John McCain, it’s always great to have you here.
Do not be a stranger. There’s a seat for you any time you want.
Malignant Narcissist Lashes Out
Let’s contrast all of that grace, modesty, graciousness, and courtesy with the Ol’ Pussy Grabber’s response.
First, let’s give credit where credit is due. The Ol’ Pussy Grabber let the intern out of the closet long enough to wipe the gunk off his phone and tweet a milque toast statement of condolence.
My deepest sympathies and respect go out to the family of Senator John McCain. Our hearts and prayers are with you!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 26, 2018
I guess we can all be grateful that we were spared the warm condolences routine. But, does anyone except for maybe Sarah Huckabee Sanders actually believe a word of that? Anyone? Just Sarah? Cuz, you know, a good Christian woman like her don’t lie.
Seriously, we cannot escape the contrast of the term respect with his past statements about McCain starting with one of his first during the campaign of 2016.
“He’s not a war hero. He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.”
To be fair, it was after McCain explained that the Ol’ Pussy Grabber’s rhetoric was designed to fire up the crazies on the fringes of the party. So, hunh, I guess he had it coming.
Then after the Ol’ Pussy Grabber showed him that he was better than him because he beat a woman and McCain didn’t beat his black opponent. Of course, the Ol’ Pussy Grabber needed Russian help to do so, but still, as long as no one knows for sure, it doesn’t count as help, right?
I think the final straw for McCain was the pussy grabbing confession on the Access Hollywood tape, but the Ol’ Pussy Grabber thought he could woo him still, I’m sure. Because in the Ol’ Pussy Grabber’s narcissistic mind, no one could resist his charms. So, the last straw for the Ol’ Pussy Grabber was the day John McCain destroyed the repeal of the Affordable Care Act.
You might could say that the failure of the “skinny repeal” bill destroyed the Ol’ Pussy Grabber. He has not been back to the legislative table since getting the tax breaks for the rich and famous who can now dance upon our corpses passed.
Of course, McCain has egged him on by describing his fawning obsequience to Putin at the so-called Helsinki Summit, “one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory.” Apparently, the Ol’ Pussy Grabber saw that as most unkind.
So, it should’ve come as no surprise that the Ol’ Pussy Grabber has brought up McCain’s no vote on the ACA repeal again and again in the year since, and that he didn’t mention John McCain as he signed the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act.
The Ol’ Pussy Grabber has had the last laugh, though. Even though the McCains uninvited him to John’s funeral, the Ol’ Pussy Grabber stole John McCain’s Senate wife away from him, Lindsey Graham.
But this shameful litany of personal attacks on a distinguished statesman of significant stature and reputation who is also stricken and now dead of a rare form of cancer can only be described as malignant.
Malignant here means sadistic. It is clear from the Ol’ Pussy Grabber’s treatment of John McCain that he means not only to hurt him, but to hurt his family, too. He means to humiliate John McCain and turn his supporters away from him. It is a cruelty that is almost without equal.
It is also clear evidence of what happens when someone inflicts a narcissistic wound. There is no laughing it off for the narcissist, but when the narcissist is also a sadist, the retribution can be incredibly damaging.
We see this malignant desire to hurt those who are hurting him in his remarks on the FBI, Robert Mueller, the CIA, John Brennan, Jeff Sessions, and others. As the Mueller investigation closes in, he will only become more cruel and damaging in his wild flailing to hurt those around him.
Make no mistake, the Ol’ Pussy Grabber tried to do real harm to John McCain and his family. Luckily, the Ol’ Pussy Grabber has such weak ass game that he couldn’t really come close. I mean after you’ve survived the Hanoi Hilton, what can Cadet Bone Spurs hope to achieve? The slight of disinviting him to the funeral will be a constant thorn in his side. He will continue to make petty attacks on the McCains for the rest of his life.
John McCain scared him and hurt him just by being John McCain and speaking out against him by speaking truth to power. Imagine what would’ve happened had the nasty old Repubes not showed their true colors and sided with the Ol’ Pussy Grabber but followed John McCain’s lead?