Donald Trump Is Right About John McCain

Maverick Republican Donald Trump has been under intense pressure from the GOP establishment for his off-the-cuff remark about Senator John McCain (R-Arizona). In a televised interview, Trump said: “[John McCain] is a hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.”

Predictably, establishment Republicans immediately called Trump just about every dirty name in the book. Lindsey Graham called him a “jackass.” Rick Perry said the comment made him “unfit” to be President. Mitt Romney said Trump “shot himself down.” (Not hardly! Trump is the clear front runner of all the GOP presidential candidates in most polls.) But, clearly, the Republican establishment is frustrated with Trump’s popularity–and for good reason.

Donald Trump is scorching the GOP for its support of illegal immigration, and he is scorching it for its support of incessant foreign wars. Trump said: “We spent $2 trillion in Iraq, $2 trillion. We lost thousands of lives, thousands in Iraq. We have wounded soldiers all over the place, thousands and thousands of wounded soldiers. And we have nothing. We can’t even go there. We have nothing. And every time we give Iraq equipment, the first time a bullet goes off in the air, they leave it.” Amen!

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And he is scorching them BIG TIME by calling into question the GOP’s 2008 standard bearer. Specifically, he has dared to tell the truth about the miserable record of John McCain’s treatment of America’s veterans.

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In refusing to apologize for his remarks about Senator McCain, Trump rightly said: “The reality is that John McCain the politician has made America less safe, sent our brave soldiers into wrong-headed foreign adventures, covered up for President Obama with the VA scandal and has spent most of his time in the Senate pushing amnesty. He would rather protect the Iraqi border than Arizona’s.”

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While most everyone has criticized the second part of Trump’s statement (“I like people who weren’t captured”), hardly anyone has dared to broach the first part of the statement: “[John McCain] is a hero because he was captured.” That statement is an absolute fact.

John McCain rose to become one of America’s most powerful senators and became the Republican Party’s nominee for President in 2008 mostly on his Prisoner of War (POW) status. Absent his POW history, McCain would no doubt have lived his entire life in relative obscurity. It usually takes more than simply being a veteran or being the son of a Navy admiral or even being a POW to make one obtain famous hero status. How many other POWs do you know who have achieved McCain’s political power and influence?

Alabama’s Jeremiah Denton was a POW who truly endured intense torture at the hands of the enemy and who became one of our finest U.S. senators. And there was never the first hint of dishonorable conduct or scandal or accusations that Denton used his war record for personal profit. I had the privilege of meeting Senator Denton a couple of times, and the thing that struck me most about the man was his deep and genuine humility. The same cannot be said of John McCain.

John McCain’s POW record has been shrouded in controversy from the very beginning. Many independent journalists and military veterans have accused McCain of being America’s version of “Tokyo Rose.” They offer convincing evidence (or at least credible postulations) that McCain was NEVER tortured, that he received special treatment by his captors, and that he actually willingly participated in anti-America propaganda, in much the same way that Tokyo Rose did in the Pacific during World War II.

One Vietnam veteran who was publicly critical of John McCain was my friend Jack McLamb. McLamb served nine years in secret operations in Cambodia and other nations before going on to become one of the most highly decorated police officers in Phoenix, Arizona, history, winning Police Officer of the Year twice before taking a role as a hostage negotiator for the FBI.

McLamb said of McCain: “I know a lot of Vietnam veterans and a few POW’s and all the POW’s that I’ve talked to over the years say that John McCain is a lying skunk.

“He never was tortured–they were there in the camp with him and then when he came in….he immediately started spilling his guts about everything because he didn’t want to get tortured,” said McLamb, contradicting the official story that McCain only offered his name, rank, serial number, and date of birth.

“The Vietnamese Communists called him the Songbird, that’s his code name, Songbird McCain, because he just came into the camp singing and telling them everything they wanted to know.”

McLamb also said: “The POW’s said that McCain made 32 propaganda videos for the communist North Vietnamese in which he denounced America for what they were doing in Vietnam.

“They have these sealed now, our government has these sealed, we can’t get to it, they have it classified. In truth the POW’s hate John McCain.”

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There are many similar reports about John McCain. I suspect that Donald Trump is familiar with these reports. Here are a few of them:

Reports note that former American POWs such as Col. Ted Guy and Gordon “Swede” Larson, who were held in the same communist prison as McCain, have gone on record saying that they are very skeptical about McCain’s claims of torture.

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Another former POW, Philip Butler, a man who was also imprisoned with McCain, is more sympathetic to the man, saying that he had probably been tortured early on in his captivity and made no reference to McCain’s alleged anti-America propaganda charges–but was emphatic that McCain was unqualified to be President. Butler firmly said that he would NOT vote for McCain because McCain was a hot-tempered man who had become a Bush-like warmonger and who had used his POW status for personal and political gain. Remember, this is from a fellow POW who actually likes McCain.

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Regardless of McCain’s real war record (the U.S. government has sealed the record, so we will likely never know the truth about the matter), it is a fact that, as one of the most powerful senators in Washington, D.C., John McCain has done little to assist America’s veterans. In fact, McCain is commonly regarded as being one of the strongest opponents to the investigation and rescue of POWs left behind in Indochina following the Vietnam War.

While a member of the Senate Select Committee on POW/MIA Affairs (1991-1993), McCain referred to POW/MIA family members and activists as “whiners,” “vultures,” and “the lunatic fringe.” Although the committee concluded that there were indeed American POWs left behind in Indochina, McCain voted to normalize relations with Vietnam without any accountability for America’s missing servicemen. In so doing, McCain ignored a letter written by fellow POW Captain Eugene “Red” McDaniel and co-signed by 50 former POWs which asked him to not support normalized relations with Vietnam until the POW issue had been resolved.

In 1996, McCain opposed the Missing Service Personnel Act (MSPA) as being “unnecessary” and “burdensome.” He also helped to amend the MSPA to remove criminal liability, which POW/MIA families knew was a serious blow to obtaining meaningful accountability on behalf of their loved ones still languishing in Southeast Asia.

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John McCain has spent most of his senatorial career promoting an open border with Mexico, a path to citizenship for illegal aliens, and incessant foreign wars; facilitating the miserable performance of the Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA); and covering up evidence of Americans left behind in Indochina. No wonder so many people have referred to McCain as “The Manchurian Candidate.”

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By telling the truth about John McCain, Donald Trump has hit the rawest of nerves within the Washington establishment (and New World Order globalist elite). Without a doubt, John McCain is one of the globalist elite’s political darlings. A favored son of globalist puppet-masters such as Henry Kissinger, John McCain has been a water boy for the New World Order from the time he entered politics. Guilty of corruption as one of the infamous “Keating Five,” John McCain was given a mere “slap-on-the-wrist” and allowed to continue his pernicious ways.

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And McCain’s “war hero” status has made him virtually untouchable–until now.

My mind is far from made up in regards to supporting Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy. But, so far, Donald Trump has been willing to courageously confront the Washington establishment in an in-your-face, no-holds-barred manner that we have not seen in a long, long time. And if Trump accomplishes nothing else in his presidential bid except exposing establishment sycophants like John McCain, I, for one, am excited that he has entered the race.


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Trump Just Issued This Stern Threat To The GOP…The Establishment Will Think Twice About Attacking Him Now

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump opened the door to a third-party run for the White House if he does not win the GOP nomination.

In an interview with The Hill Wednesday, Trump bemoaned his current relationship with the Republican National Committee. “The RNC has not been supportive. They were always supportive when I was a contributor. I was their fair-haired boy,” Trump said from his Manhattan office at Trump Tower. “The RNC has been, I think, very foolish.” Trump was asked directly if he would run on a third-party ticket and did not rule it out, noting that “so many people want me to, if I don’t win.”

I’ll have to see how I’m being treated by the Republicans  … Absolutely, if they’re not fair, that would be a factor.

The comments come only a few weeks after Trump revealed the details of a call during which RNC chairman Reince Priebus advised the real estate mogul to “keep it down a little bit” with regard to his rhetoric.

More recently, Trump, who has been leading recent polls, drew fire from several of his fellow GOP presidential candidates for asserting at a forum in Iowa Saturday that Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., was “not a war hero” in the Vietnam War. “I like people that weren’t captured,” Trump said at the time.

One of said candidates was Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., who called Trump a “jackass” for his comments. At a rally in Graham’s home state of South Carolina Tuesday, Trump responded by calling the senator an “idiot” and releasing his personal cell phone number.

h/t: Breitbart

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You’ll Be Outraged After You Hear What This Top GOP Strategist Just Called Trump’s Supporters

Western Journalism has chronicled much of the reaction – both positive and negative – to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s recent incendiary statements. Specifically, he has caused controversy through his perceived denigration of illegal immigrants and Sen. John McCain’s war record.

In return for his brashness, Trump has received the lion’s share of 2016 primary media coverage. Though this has translated to an early popularity lead over his GOP rivals, it has also provided those other Republicans a forum through which to criticize the bombastic billionaire.

White House hopefuls like Lindsey Graham and Marco Rubio have publicly derided Trump’s campaign while other prominent Republicans – including McCain – have offered their own direct disavowals.

According to a recent Breitbart report, prominent GOP strategist Rick Wilson is among the latest to publicly disparage Trump and the millions of Republicans who currently support him.

Wilson penned a recent Politico editorial titled, “Trump Voters Are Hillary’s New Best Friends,” in which he listed 10 reasons Trump’s candidacy is bad for the Republican Party. The first on his list is his concern that Trump will potentially ride his popularity into a third-party candidacy that will ensure Hillary Clinton’s eventual election.

He further criticized “Trump Super Fans” for being one-issue voters, focusing solely on the candidate’s immigration remarks. In reality, Wilson pointed out, Trump’s record is “an ideological train-wreck of epic proportions if you are about any conservative values.”

It was the closing characterization of Trump’s White House bid – and those who are supporting it – that caught the attention of Breitbart and other conservative media outlets. Wilson wrote:

The circus is almost over.

My advice to Trump fans?

Don’t be the last clown out of the tent.

h/t: Breitbart

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RINO McCain Cost Us Four Years Of Obama…How Heroic Is That?

It didn’t take the Republican establishment—which already hates Donald Trump—long in declaring the end of his candidacy when he said about John McCain what all of us have been thinking for years.

McCain’s war hero status does NOT qualify him to be President.

Fox News is upset; Britt Hume is in high dudgeon; CNN hosts have worked themselves into orgasmic paroxysms chanting Trump’s candidacy is dead. The broadcast media is only slightly more circumspect because they are all making money covering the show, and they want the show to continue for a while.

There’s one radio talk show which even suggests that Trump will lose the GOP primaries and then endorse Hillary.

I’ll take the Vegas odds that he stays at number 1 for a while longer.

When CBS News quotes the Des Moines Register telling Trump to drop out of the show, you know that, in the words of the late Ed Sullivan, it’s a really big show!

Here are the facts:

Being a less-than-great fighter pilot and getting shot down over Hanoi does NOT make you any more of a hero than a GI who enlisted and defended the perimeter during the Tet Offensive, or someone who was called up from his or her Guard unit from their quiet life and sent to Iraq. Everybody who has served honorably is, by definition, a hero.

John McCain, however, used his POW status and the undeniable (and highly admirable) fact that he refused the North Vietnamese offer of an early release to lever himself into a Congressional career where he has lined up with Democrats enough to make about 4,000,000 Republican voters sit on their hands when he ran for President in 2008.

The point that Trump was inartfully making was that such behavior does NOT qualify one to be President.

And the Washington Hackockracy went nuts because they thought that this was their chance to rid themselves of Trump.

Ummmm. Don’t think so.

You see, all of those people who either held their nose and voted for McCain or sat on their hands and stayed home are just as frustrated with Washington political hacks today as they were then. Maybe, after two terms of Barack Obama, more. And, like it or not, Trump is talking to them, singing their song.

Can he win?

My guess is still no. But I could be wrong. And, at least he is engaging people who were fleeing the party in droves.

It was enough for the tea party folks to take over the House and have a significant tea party influence on the Senate.

Trump is not a long-time conservative in the mold of a Ronald Reagan or a Barry Goldwater. But he’s a pretty smart businessman whose strength is diagnosing and solving problems.

The baggage he carries is his public persona; but, for the moment, it is that very persona which is keeping him on top despite the media—the entire media including Fox—waging all out war on him.

I would not be surprised to see Fox try and keep him out of the first debate.

The Huffington Post refuses to cover him in their political section–although their entertainment section, where they do cover him, is always more interesting and a better read than what they call their political section.

I suspect that the only reason Fox doesn’t dare to exclude him from the debate is they would lose viewers in droves to the new Newsmax network.

At the end of the day, what you read, see, and hear has nothing to do with what voters actually want or think. It has to do with money.

When you see a Republican commentator screaming that Trump is a clown show who should be drummed out of the party, rest assured, that’s just part of the big media show. As long as people watch, as long as Trump’s ratings are good, the show continues. If the American voter tires of him and his message, then, in his own words, he’s fired.

If that doesn’t happen…

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Rush Limbaugh Just Revealed The One Way People Attacking Trump Are Hypocrites

Acknowledging upfront that he is “no apologist” for the brash presidential contender, radio host Rush Limbaugh still said the backlash against Donald Trump over his recent remarks regarding Sen. John McCain’s war record has been largely misleading.

Regarding widespread reports that Trump denied the former prisoner of war is a hero, Limbaugh deferred to investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson’s analysis and concluded he “did not say what he’s being reputed to have said.”

In fact, Limbaugh pointed to the fact that Trump has since corrected his initial misstatement multiple times.

“He said it one time,” the host said of Trump’s flub, “he was answering a question, and he said that McCain’s not a hero, captured; and he changed and said four different times he is a hero – he is a war hero. McCain is a war hero. He said that four times.”

Some national media outlets, however, have failed to report the subsequent clarifications, Limbaugh charged.

“What actually was said by the offending party and the context in which it was said are purposely blurred, lied about or ignored,” he said.

An underlying issue, Limbaugh concluded, can be found in the disparate reactions McCain and Trump received for their respective parts in the recent public squabble. The host noted that McCain started the war of words, after all, when he referred to Trump’s supporters as “crazies.”

While Trump is being excoriated for his comments, however, Limbaugh said that there is no corresponding call for McCain to disavow his rhetoric.

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