Everyone experiences failure, it’s through experience that one gains circumspection and hopefully wisdom. We can forgive a young man for his shortcomings in the hope he’ll learn from his mistakes. However, I have no tolerance for foolish old men in the twilight of their lives, especially those in public service, who are incapable of retrospection and incurious about the historical record that could guide them. I’m talking about old fools like Senator John McCain.
Senator John McCain campaigned and voted to repeal Obamacare numerous times when Barack Obama was president. Now when it matters, he voted to keep it alive because he wanted “bipartisanship.” Democrats have to be laughing behind his back, and do doubt exclaiming, “What an old fool!”
Senator John McCain didn’t just vote with Democrats to save Obamacare; he also lambasted patriotic Americans who had the audacity to speak out against a law that affects everyone except those in Washington D.C.. Here is an excerpt from his speech:
Our system doesn’t depend on our nobility. It accounts for our imperfections, and gives an order to our individual strivings that has helped make ours the most powerful and prosperous society on earth. It is our responsibility to preserve that, even when it requires us to do something less satisfying than "winning." Even when we must give a little to get a little. Even when our efforts manage just three yards and a cloud of dust, while critics on both sides denounce us for timidity, for our failure to "triumph."… Stop listening to the bombastic loudmouths on the radio and television and the Internet. To hell with them. They don’t want anything done for the public good. Our incapacity is their livelihood. Let’s trust each other. Let’s return to regular order. … The Obama administration and congressional Democrats shouldn’t have forced through Congress without any opposition support a social and economic change as massive as Obamacare. And we shouldn’t do the same with ours.
Democrats shouldn’t have, but they did and will do it again and again and again. These progressives have an ideology that transcends our constitution and country. Senator McCain has been in office for 30 years and yet he hasn’t learned this simple truth. How pathetic.
Should we really be surprised that this old fool is incapable of learning from the past? Senator McCain took office in 1987 right after the Simpson-Mazzoli Act was passed. This man is well acquainted with this colossal failure; yet, he and the Gang of Eight proposed the exact same bill in 2013. Did he think the outcome would be different? Only a fool would think so.
We all know Senator McCain served in Vietnam. Did he learn from our mistakes? Apparently not, because there isn’t a conflict in the world where this man doesn’t want to stick our noses in and sacrifice the lives and treasure of American citizens.
I could go on and on about Senator john McCain and his foolishness. I didn’t even touch his colossal 2008 presidential run. This man couldn’t beat a Marxist? How pathetic.
Senator McCain stated our system accounts for our imperfections. However, I doubt that our country can survive decades of foolish old men.