The Motley Fool Discussion Boards

Previous Page

Politics & Current Events / Political Asylum


Subject:  Re: GOP Senate Trashes Ill Bob Dole Date:  12/6/2012  6:51 PM
Author:  FoolishVintner Number:  1842768 of 2210525

(Liberals) had the same compassion for wounded vet John McCain when McCain disagreed with republicans. Then they didn't.

Allow me to translate: Progressives, independents, and moderates alike used to have a great deal of respect for John McCain for his independent positions that seemed to put the good of the country ahead of the increasing lock-step ideology of his party (e.g., opposing the Bush tax cuts). When he flip-flopped on virtually all of those stances in order to win the 2008 nomination, and especially when he made such an absurd choice for a running mate, his status among progressives and independents took a nose dive that he doesn't seem to be interested in recovering from.

I'm not sure what his war wounds have to do with any of this, or what you are insinuating by the reference. Were we supposed to embrace a dumb dumb like Sarah Palin because John McCain's shoulders were injured under torture?
Copyright 1996-2018 trademark and the "Fool" logo is a trademark of The Motley Fool, Inc. Contact Us