All the outrage about an insufficient degree of respect being paid to Senator McCain is not about respect. It’s not about paying tribute to him. It’s about using his death to settle scores with political enemies.
Take Ron Radosh’s latest Daily Beast piece which is mainly a list of conservatives who have failed to pay proper tribute to McCain.
“And after his (Trump’s) tweet offering his family “deepest sympathies and respect,” but omitting anything about McCain’s legacy, the dog whistle to his followers was made clear,” he writes.
What was the dog whistle? Who knows.
“Some do praise his record of service to the nation, they do not dwell on “the ideas to which he devoted his public life.”
What are those ideas? Who knows.
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