In his speech after receiving the National Constitution Center’s Liberty Medal on Monday, Sen John McCain blasted “half-baked, spurious nationalism” in the United States.
McCain said: “To fear the world we have organized and led for three-quarters of a century, to abandon the ideals we have advanced around the globe, to refuse the obligations of international leadership and our duty to remain ‘the last best hope of earth’ for the sake of some half-baked, spurious nationalism cooked up by people who would rather find scapegoats than solving problems is as unpatriotic as an attachment to any other tired dogma of the past that Americans consigned to the ash heap of history.”
He added: “We have a moral obligation to continue in our just cause, and we would bring more than shame on ourselves if we don’t. We will not thrive in a world where our leadership and ideals are absent.”
Well, I bet McCain is bitter that his face won’t go into the history books but Donald Trump’s will. He has desperately wanted to be president for decades, and he never got it.
Luckily, conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh stepped in and explained few things to McCain.
Limbaugh said: “This is the problem. What you’re missing, sir, about this nationalism that you despise is its real intention is to once again assert this leadership of the world, to assert this guiding light and beacon of freedom. Because for way too many recent years people in your club have been buying into the notion that whatever the United States has been doing the last 75 years has been hurting people. The United States is the problem.
The United States is blamed for climate change. What is that? Destroying the planet, no less! United States is blamed for this, it’s blamed for that. We have to sit here and listen to how socialist and communist worlds and nations are much preferable to ours. What world do we lead? The United Nations exists to fleece the United States, to blame the United States. Barack Obama openly admitted that his purpose was to transform the United States, which means cut it down to size.
It was Barack Obama who started this process of taking America out of the leadership role, and you couldn’t say enough good things about him, Senator McCain. It was Barack Obama and his two terms — and everybody he hired to work with him — who set about to make Iran a nuclear power? How in the world would a United States-led world permit that to happen, for the good of humanity? Senator McCain, with all due respect, you’ve got this totally backwards.
Your club or members in your club were actively presiding over the decline of the United States as a leader in the world, as a beacon of freedom.
Your definition of open and leading the world is to open our borders and let the disadvantaged race in! Sorry. That’s not what leadership of the world means. But too many people think the leadership of the world meant we need to act on our guilt. We have guilt that we are so wealthier, so richer, so more advanced than most nations on Earth, it isn’t fair, and so we must let the downtrodden in because we’ve made them downtrodden.
That’s what your club has started turning this country into, and that’s why people are standing up against it.”
But even though we all know that McCain is political slime with no loyalty to his country it’s still shocking to me to hear McCain speak such anti-American drivel. This is the 2008 Republican presidential nominee? McCain is such an embarrassment to the people of Arizona.
McCain needs to put his personal animus towards Trump aside and start being a team player. He might not love Trump. But he ought to love his country.
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Natalie Dagenhardt is an American conservative writer who writes for Right Journalism! Natalie has described herself as a polemicist who likes to “stir up the pot,” and does not “pretend to be impartial or balanced, as broadcasters do,” drawing criticism from the left, and sometimes from the right. As a passionate journalist, she works relentlessly to uncover the corruption happening in Washington. She is a “constitutional conservative”.