I was never a big fan of John McCain politically, and I think his nomination of Sarah Palin as his VP choice in 2008 led in part to Trumpism, but the man is dead. Trump is a coward for attacking him. But even more cowardly is the Republican leadership’s silence in response.
We always knew Trump was a jerk and a bully, so his craven bigotry and shallowness is no real shock. But for the folks who less than ten years ago championed Sen. McCain and his “mavericky” style as the leader of their party to suddenly cower in the corner because a barroom drunk starts bellowing says a lot more about them than it does about the drunk.
It’s just more proof — as if we needed it — that Republicans will say anything, tolerate anything, and enable anyone, no matter how loathsome, who will somehow keep them in power. And that’s more disgusting than Trump’s routine.