Comment: McCain’s intentions and actions, on Trump administration policies, show his true colors as a ‘never Trumper.’ McCain’s actions are reflective of the under-current of republicans who do not support Donald Trump on policy issues ranging from healthcare, curbing immigration from failed middle-eastern states and illegal immigration across our southern borders. While this opposition may not in most instances be personally motivated, I suspect hidden K Street lobbyist corruption in play. The inherent corruption in congress, as a whole, is a threat to the well-being and national security of the American people. The ‘deep state sedition’ is alive and thriving in the DC swamp….WFM
Hollywood celebs hail John McCain as ‘hero’ for voting no on Obamacare repeal
By Ken Shepherd, The washington Times, July 28, 2017
Conservative critics, meanwhile, take to Twitter to blast #traitormccain….
John McCain, Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins may have alienated conservative GOP primary voters with their defections on the so-called skinny-repeal of Obamacare, but the three Republican moderate senators are finding themselves on the receiving end of adulation from liberal Hollywood celebrities, according to Variety.
The Hollywood trade newspaper sampled tweets from a diverse array of players in the industry from director Rob Reiner to pop star Cher to former “House of Cards” screenwriter Beau Willimon.
“An act of heroism,” Mr. Willimon wrote in a tweet, which included video of “The moment @SenJohnMcCain voted “No” on #SkinnyRepeal.”
“@LisaMurkowski & @SenatorCollins are also heroes tonight,” he added.
“Democracy worked tonight … barely,” wrote Kathy Griffin, a comedian who came under intense scrutiny across the political spectrum earlier this year for posing in a photograph with a prop resembling the bloody severed head of President Trump.
“COLLINS MURKOWSKI McCAIN thank god for you three hey #GOP find ur souls,” tweeted Rosie O’Donnell, an actress and comedian with whom Mr. Trump has long sparred on Twitter and television.
Supporters of Mr. Trump took to Twitter to blast Mr. McCain, at times in very personal and visceral terms.
“Is John McCain gonna play the cancer victim card now that his war hero card is all punched out?” asked radio host Bill Mitchell. “I had cancer – twice. McCain is a traitor.”
Mr. Mitchell’s sentiments echo that of numerous conservatives and Trump supporters, as evidenced by a search of tweets bearing the hashtag #traitormccain on Twitter Friday morning.
Other right-leaning pundits, however, were more measured.
“I’ve known Sen. McCain for decades & respect him,” tweeted former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly. “But on a bill that would’ve diminished the failure of Obamacare, he let his country down.”
“McCain joins Democrats, McConnell fails again and must go,” wrote radio host and author Mark Levin, a long-time critic of both senators.