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Friday, July 24, 2015

John McCain Is No Hero

First a bit of an introduction on the meaning of HERO…

The word hero in today’s world is far overused. “Hero” is so much overused it has diluted the value and real meaning and has cheapened the word for those who actually deserve the term. For example, we have foot ball heroes, NASCAR heroes, and everyday police, fire fighters, and even our everyday military folks are called heroes for just doing their jobs. I too amongst many millions of others was in the military and I am certainly not a hero for simply serving–I did nothing heroic.

A hero does something truly heroic and above what his job or calling is and many times that may mean to save a life and at great risk to his life or to sit atop a burning tank with a machine gun and kill a couple hundred attacking Germans as Audie Murphy (America’s most decorated hero) did in WWII. By applying the word hero to sports figures and even cancer survivors (I am one of those too) we have turned the term hero into an everyday word having little real value anymore–we have diluted the word, its meaning, and its value. We should stop destroying this word, its meaning and its value and return it and the people who earned the title for real to the status it once had.

I am a conservative and a Republican, and I do not like anything about John McCain. He dumped his wife when she was injured in an accident, remarried into serious beer distribution money. His soft television interview voice belies the way he really is; mean, nasty, hot tempered, vindictive, a progressive, a back stabber (ask Palin) and quick to pretend and project he is a nice guy. Look at how he back stabbed and treated Sarah Palin after HIS engineered massive loss of the presidency–and that loss was all caused by him alone.

To show his real colors towards our Constitution and the Second Amendment I learned he even he appeared on television and print ads in Colorado media advocating more gun control of its citizens during Colorado’s consideration of more gun control during the 2002 election period. Imagine, a Republican, Arizona U.S. senator traveling to another state to attack their Second Amendment Constitutional rights.

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12 comments:

Anonymous said...

What about his navy record before he was shot down -- not very good and he would have been grounded (or discharged) if his pop was not a distinguished naval officer.

Anonymous said...

He also turned his back on the general aviation community by pushing for "User Fees" - a scheme that would have double-charged for every radio call, weather briefing, and flight plan filing!

Someone other than him might have won the election that year - and we might not be in the socialist and racist mess we are currently in!

Anonymous said...

This is not a good direction to be going in.Doubling down is not good for political purposes unless the issue at hand has merit.There is no merit here.

Anonymous said...

The overly common use of the word "Hero" has devolved the word's meaning to put it in the same category as "Superstar", which has become nearly meaningless.

I'm with this writer. I've saved lives, lots of them. I've gone in when no one else would, and I've come back to do it again and again as a part of the job that I chose to do. I don't consider myself a hero, because what I did was what I expected myself to do, and what I expected others who made my choice to do. Looking in from the outside, it may seem that I was a hero, but I reject that, and reserve that title for people who go far, far beyond what they are expected to do, exhibiting exceptional courage and selflessness.

Anonymous said...

Dont forget that katlyn Jenner is the newest "hero".

I have been saying this for years and everyone wants to look at you like you're the schmuck. However I am not the one so easily brainwashed by some Trannies acceptance speech, one that it likely did not write.

Anonymous said...

I respect his service, I respect his behavior as a POW, however he is not a good conservative and we have precious few of those in federal office.

Anonymous said...

12:39 - agreed, I don't think this line of thinking is productive

Anonymous said...

Coward is another word that is over used.

Anonymous said...

He crashed 4 planes before the incident of blowing up the aircraft carrier. When he was a POW he gave secrets to the North Koreans, and probably Russian KGB agents as well. He told them the path the American planes were taking, resulting in many deaths. He is only in the position he is in because of his Grandfather, Dad and his loyalty to the scum that run this place. It almost seems like the bigger the screw up you are the better because then they can threaten to stop suppressing the information of your past mistakes if you aren't co-operative. Whenever I hear about a politician being arrested all I think is "Guess they stood up the wrong people."

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
I respect his service, I respect his behavior as a POW, however he is not a good conservative and we have precious few of those in federal office.

July 24, 2015 at 5:21 PM

By being a 'songbird' and telling the enemy anything they wanted to know?

Anonymous said...

7:36 PM

North Korea was in veitnam?

Anonymous said...

he turned against his country while a pow. He's a liar and a cheat, in the same vein as kerry, a true rino who threw the election to obummer! f him and his buddies!