Remember When Liberals Were Claiming McCain Wasn’t a Hero?

The media is very conveniently joining in the outrage over Trump’s comments. Like most media outrage, it relied on a very short attention span. Until fairly recently, comments about McCain not being a hero were most likely to come from liberals and the occasional Paultard.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Is getting captured heroic?
    Is surviving a North Vietnameese prison camp heroic?
    Maybe, maybe he was just surviving, or existing, and passing time?
    He did refuse early release by the North Vietnameese, so I would consider that heroic.
    However, that was then and this is now.

    McCain has done a number of decidedly non-heroic things since he began public life, so whatever good he might have done back as a POW has been washed away by his life’s actions since he was released.
    How about he WAS a hero, but that was a long time ago, and well before he sold his virtue to his political contributors.
    In any event, him and Trump hate one another and have since at least 2000.

    • Shebel

      Times Change . People Change.

      Maybe, You, feel that you have the right to criticize McCain That is OK.,
      It was a long time ago.
      Maybe ,I , feel that I have the Right to criticize Romeo Dallaire.
      It wasn’t that long ago , and I wish that he would quit capitalizing on his failure as a Military man.

  • simus1

    Many young military men do heroic things in a war and it affects them for the rest of their lives, not always for the best. Charlie Rangel was a real hero who saved many of his fellow soldiers from “fast or slow death by communist” in Korea. Peacetime politics suited him just fine but heroism was never again a major feature of his being, McCain was in his element in North Vietnam. His reckless disregard of his fellow servicemen prior to that and poor judgement in Washington politics after that have long overshadowed the hero time.

  • Alain

    If people bothered to fact check what was said/written, they will find this is just more horse shit. Trump made it clear he stands by all veterans. His come-back at McCain who claimed all Trump’s supporters were “crazies” was that he preferred those who were not captured. He didn’t even state the obvious that having been a POW does not automatically equate to being a war hero. Even this would have meant nothing had McCain’s sole claim to fame not been as a war hero. End of story. Not a single one of the RINOs are willing to address the elephant in the room, basically open borders, so they twist themselves into knots over Trump’s so-called horrible come-back. As for the Left, understand Democrats, smearing others instead of addressing and debating the issues is what they do.

  • Shebel

    Trump REALLY blew it. It was a stupid thing to say.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      Any worse than Jeb Bush calling Illegal immigration “an act of love”?
      Trump has all the right GOP people (people I would support Hillary over) piling on him, so I think I can be a bit magnanimous, considering the alternatives.

      • barryjr

        Very well put.

  • Gary

    Amazing how the Liberals now support the same Vietnam Pilots they loved to attack as baby killer that dropped bombs on civilians .
    But hey, they also say they are for freedom and human rights along with denouncing any homohobia in the USA while ISIS rapes women and tosses gays from roof tops which has yet to produce just 1 protest march by NOW or GLAAD .

    If getting a Pizza after a gay wedding is what these Rainbow groups and Obama are obsessed with, then ISIS can kill as many queers as they want since Obama said that the future does not belong to those that offend the prophet which include gays that are provoking muslims to kill them .

    • Shebel

      I am totally baffled as to what these Justin Trudeaupedikes vision of Canada really is — What is the future that they envision ?
      Should we just toss away all our morals , beliefs and entrepreneurial spirit– for the Safety of being


      • David Murrell

        Justin Trudeau is our next prime minister. Our corporate media cartel want him in.

  • Canadian

    That was when they thought he was a conservative.

  • irishrus

    So it’s useful idiots second time around. McCain is no conservative. He is a Rino opportunist who used Palin to try and cover all his basis.
    He was a war hero but otherwise a run of the mill political opportunist.
    Trump shows he has more money and ego than brains and is the same kind of opportunist McCain is. He let himself be taken in by a peon badgering tv reporter and get the best of him.. How could he even be a competent President?
    Real deal is Cruz… and Trump’s ego is just going to F things up.

  • mauser 98

    McCain’s antics on board the USS Forestal in 1967.
    “McCain was personally responsible for the deadliest fire in the history
    of the US Navy. That catastrophe, with 27 dead and over 100 wounded
    McCain deliberately “wet-started” his A-4E, the “wet-start” apparently “cooked off” and launched the Zuni rocket
    from the rear F-4 that touched off the explosions and massive fire.”

    .. also ‘read McCain was only Vietnam POW to gain weight during captivity