The Death Of Political Courage

I would like to report that my area dodged a bullet….the storm that was headed our way actually came ashore 30 miles East of me…..so we were on the West side so a little rain and wind and no damage…..I survived to write another day.

In the days of Trump and the GOP I see NO political courage….I see No one standing up to the leadership of the GOP with the exception of those cowards that refuse to run again and have tried to become the soul of the GOP….in that they FAILED!

Just last week John McCain died.

There are more issues with McCain that I disagreed with than agreed….but I will say that he did have the political courage to take on his party on some issues……

Senator John McCain sought to stop the Bush administration’s attempt to weaken the protections offered by Geneva Conventions. The provision at issue was obscure, the matter legally complicated, and the White House was ready to fight. But McCain was determined.

At the time, I served as the senator’s foreign policy adviser. Talking in his office, we went over the issue one more time. It’s important, I said, but few understand it. You may well lose if you choose to fight this. Even if you win, you’ll get no credit for the victory, and the matter will soon be forgotten. But, I added, I think it’s the right thing to do.

“They are threatening to weaken the Geneva Conventions,” McCain responded. “I can’t let them do that. I’ll fight them to the end—even if it costs me everything.”

https://www.defenseone.com/politics/2018/08/death-political-courage/150820/

A sad day…..for with the death of John McCain came with the death of political courage.

Think about it…who do you see as having the courage to step up and buck the president other than the Dems….no Repub has a spine to do that these days…..

A nice tribute was written by H.R. McMasters to McCain…..

https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/2018-08-29/john-mccain-and-meaning-courage

He, McCain, will be sorely missed in a town of soulless drones he was an individual….and in a Building filled with spineless cowards he was a bright light that is gone forever.

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10 thoughts on “The Death Of Political Courage

  1. I felt it took quite an ego to prepare your own funeral to last 4 days, go ‘cross-country and end with a political statement from his daughter – But I will respect the fact that he served (even if his lineage expected him to do so.)

    1. I have planned my memorial…..so I see nothing wrong there…political statement I expect my daughter to do so for I taught her to stand firm…..he was a statesman that I seldom agreed with….but I respect his stands chuq

  2. I couldn’t agree more. The ship is taking on water and they (GOP) are bailing water. Right now they are able to keep it afloat, but soon, I predict, the ship will begin to sink–then they’ll start jumping ship like a bunch of rats (no offense, rats).

  3. Thank you for the link to H. R. McMasters tribute, Chuq! I think its not so far away in several states politicans are jumping into the water, especially here in Europe. ;-( Best wishes, Michael.

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