McCain is now the darling of the official press because he’s giving the finger to Trump on his way out. The press also loves neoconservatives (in the right context).
McCain is a big government guy. Over the past few years this has been ever more evident. He is a champion of military adventurism and along with his partner in the Senate, Lindsey Graham, has done quite a lot of damage over the years. He has clung to power until the very end and is now sneering into home.
(From The New York Times)
He went on to deplore as “unpatriotic” those who would “abandon the ideals we have advanced around the globe,” in favor of “some half-baked, spurious nationalism cooked up by people who would rather find scapegoats than solve problems.”
The speech grew out of a book Mr. McCain is writing with Mark Salter, his longtime speechwriter and co-author. It was not aimed directly at Mr. Trump, Mr. Salter said, but at the philosophy of Stephen K. Bannon, Mr. Trump’s former chief strategist, and his hard-charging right-wing website, Breitbart News.
“In my view, and McCain’s too, these guys at Breitbart are crackpots,” Mr. Salter said.
McCain thinks the fact that serious people are talking about NOT waging wars at the drop of a hat in the Middle East is a bad thing. Better to “Bomb. Bomb. Bomb Iran.” Right Senator?
McCain’s stock has only gone down (in my eyes anyway) since I supported him for president in 2000. (I should have known better.)