Milo’s take on John McCain IS IT OKAY TO BE GLAD WHEN A VINDICTIVE OLD BASTARD DIES?
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’s decline into vindictive old bastard began with his heartless treatment of Sarah Palin, whom he thrust into a level of scrutiny for which she was comically under-prepared, before tossing her to the wolves when her folksy authenticity became an embarrassment in Washington
She’s a millionaire many times over and is as influential as ever, so I think it worked out well for her in the end. Milo lost his Twitter account (albeit for a stupid reason), his book deal, his backers, and is pretty much irrelevant now except on Instagram, where he still retains a large following. The problem was not her lack of preparedness, but that McCain’s campaign was pretty much DOA. Regarding Palin’s inexperience, Milo is literally parroting the left and the GOP-establishment in 2008. Her ‘folksy authenticity’ is the same reason why people like Trump, and was not a liability. Milo lists Obamacare and supposed mistreatment of Palin as McCain’s biggest sins–but no mention of foreign policy anywhere in the article, probably because he condones it. No mention of Iraq, Iran, Israel..nothing. I didn’t realize this omission the first time I read his article, but only the next day after reading it again. Effective propaganda is subtle–you don’t even know you are being deceived and manipulated.