The title of the article, which I stole for this post, pretty much says it all. That said, there are some delicious comments that start from the first sentence and don’t stop until the end. Here’s the first few paragraphs.
I despised John McCain’s career-defining vengefulness, and I’m reflexively suspicious of anyone praised by both sides of the political Establishment. But I’m a little ashamed of the warm feeling in my stomach.
In his last few months alive, John McCain cemented his legacy as a petty, ego-driven creature of the swamp by banning the sitting President from his funeral. If you think Donald Trump is small-minded, imagine asking Meghan to leave the room while you instruct your chief of staff to wait until you’re dead and then tell Trump, “Sorry, no funeral for you!” But the man being celebrated by liberal journalists as a free-spirited iconoclast took time out of his last days with his family to deliver what he imagined to be an indignity. Try as I might, I can’t imagine the same from a deathbed Donald.
Not that Trump much cared about the social slight, obviously. I expect he was relieved. And I think the President was right to resist the release of what I’m sure was a long, gushing tribute to McCain that White House staff were proposing. After all, why should Donald Trump pay homage to a man who torpedoed the repeal of Obamacare out of what history will conclude was little more than sour grapes? In July of last year, the just-diagnosed McCain cast a vote that ended the Republican dream of repealing Obamacare, which would have been a significant legislative achievement for Trump.
McCain evidently enjoyed the theater of his betrayal, pausing before voting, lapping up the shock and consternation from both sides of the aisle. It’s tough to read into this gleeful public sabotage anything but revenge for Trump’s outrageous jokes about his wartime imprisonment — and, of course, bitterness about the fact that an impossibly gauche and eternally grinning New Yorker had won a presidential election when the bad-tempered, perpetually scheming kingpin of the Republican Establishment could not.
Everything else in the article is just as true if nasty. Well, bitchy.
McCain was both a naive and egotistical fool. He truly believed all the kind words written about him by the MSM before he ran for president – that he believed them again after the campaign shenanigans only shows what a fool he was. He was also a vengeful jerk who worked harder to spite Trump that to do what was right for the country – heck, the very things he claimed to be for.
Update (20180829): What a jerk:
Palin now joins President Donald Trump on the list of those barred from the funeral.
But unlike Trump, Palin never feuded with McCain and never criticized him.
Or as Nolte put it:
Loyalty means nothing to this hideous family. What a small, mean and petty bunch of nasties the McCains are.