Wed. Feb 21st, 2024

by Ken Carman
  So unfair… to Benedict.
  Yes, Benedict became a traitor, but after being passed over, ignored and marginalized despite a sterling record commanding troops, and fighting, for his country. But Republicans these days have none of that. They have spent many years in power: having the presidency and controlling several branches of government. Yet they act like any insurgency that had never was allowed to have any influence at all, therefore was willing to do anything to win. Mao, Castro or Washington? Well the making of the frame: no matter how absurd or offensive, is up to each framer, isn’t it?
  Instead being the loyal opposition, or principled stands, instead all they have tactics: like meeting when Barack Obama was being inaugurated and plotting to block anything and everything that might reflect favorably on him. Even if they agree with it, even would save lives, even if was good for the country, even if people would die otherwise.
  Doesn’t matter: as long as it makes Obama look bad.
  Well, one would have thought after 2012: the plot obviously not having made him one term president, they would have changed tactics.
  They blocked funding security to embassies then dare raise hell about Benghazi? “Dare” while ignoring the many attacks that have led deaths at embassies during Republican administrations? Birthgate? Doing all they can to take away the right to votes from any group that might dare to disagree with them? Caging?
  But the ultimate act was performed by a Benedict Arnold-like Republican of some note. We all know that John McCain has, off and on, been hated by his own party for being politically incorrect. Marginalized to the point of becoming a real life Grandpa Simpson, only very, very un-funny.
  One wonders why. Why would former war prisoner who has been placed, over and over again, in the position of serving his nation do what he did? Maybe he was trying to prove his loyalty to his party. Maybe it’s all part of the plot hatched when Barack was dancing into his first year as president: yet another extension of the “anything to destroy Obama” strategy… to become like the Taliban. Maybe he just likes the result: even if that means beheadings, unleashing hell on Americans abroad and on the world. It certainly helped up the ante of evil created by ignoring warnings about 9/11. “Warnings” ignored by another president and a Republican after the 2000 campaign.
  Has John McCain become the nation’s newest Benedict Arnold?
  Before ISIS became big news, became the fearsome force they are, John McCain sought and got funding for, wait for it… this fanatical band of mass murderers that even al Qaeda fears. Now they behead Americans as if think they’re starring in some laugh inspiring, biweekly, sitcom. Yet McCain insisted they were the moderates at the time.
  Now everyone screws up. You would think, if not hanging his head in shame and apologizing, McCain would at least shrink into the background: try to sneak away from the horrific damage he has helped create. Instead, almost immediately, he was out there, leading the charge to blame it all on Obama.
  It smacks of Southern plantation “call in the house… slave… to clean up the mess we just made,” at best. But it also “smacks” of a plot far more vast, and far worse, than Booth’s plot before the Lincoln assassination. Considering the nature of ISIS it makes what Arnold did seem just annoying. The British were brutal: but there’s no comparison.
  ISIS: a John McCain funded production.
  As far as ISIS goes I recommend that we do what we did to bin Laden. With them on Facebook and such one wonders why it’s to hard to figuratively send the Brit’s head back to what’s left of ISIS after a successful raid, or “raids.”
  But John McCain needs a very public visit by Homeland Security and the FBI.
  Isn’t Gitmo still open?
  OK, OK, that’s not Obama, and you’re right: we’re better than that. Many Republicans apparently aren’t. John McCain certainly isn’t. But can we at least stop playing nice when people like McCain are helping to fund, and inspire, our enemies?
  And can we have a real news media instead of one that rewards him for his acts by not mentioning any of this and, instead, having him on as some “objective” “expert,” instead of challenging his traitorous actions?


Inspection is a column that has been written by Ken Carman for over 30 years. Inspection is dedicated to looking at odd angles, under all the rocks and into the unseen cracks and crevasses that constitute the issues and philosophical constructs of our day: places few think, or even dare, to venture.
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By Ken Carman

Retired entertainer, provider of educational services, columnist, homebrewer, collie lover, writer of songs, poetry and prose... humorist, mediocre motorcyclist, very bad carpenter, horrid handyman and quirky eccentric deluxe.

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