After President Donald Trump took a relatively tempered and arguably fair Twitter shot at the late Sen. John McCain on Saturday, criticizing him for having distributed a Democrat-funded dossier of salacious lies after the presidential election three years ago, the senator’s notably left-wing adorers slammed the president for “speaking ill of the dead.”
Oh, the irony …
First, take a look at the president’s relatively mild tweet:
Spreading the fake and totally discredited Dossier “is unfortunately a very dark stain against John McCain.” Ken Starr, Former Independent Counsel. He had far worse “stains” than this, including thumbs down on repeal and replace after years of campaigning to repeal and replace!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 16, 2019
Note that the tweet was just a quote of something that former independent counsel Ken Starr had said during a recent appearance on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends.”
And frankly, compared to what members of the left have and continue to write about dead conservatives, Trump’s tweet about McCain’s was practically a compliment.
Recall how a number of blue check mark leftists reacted to the death in 2016 of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia — with hatred, mockery and pure, unadulterated joy:
Don’t even try to enforce the inapplicable don’t-speak-ill-of-the-dead “rule” for the highly polarizing, deeply consequential Antonin Scalia
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) February 13, 2016
Hope Scalia is in a place as fucked up as he tried to make our country.
— 2HAYNEZ (@imandyhaynes) February 13, 2016
Now Scalia will know what it’s like to have the government own his body.
— Jess Dweck (@TheDweck) February 13, 2016
Just to make sure I understand your argument: you want me to show respect for the death of a hateful man who disrespected so many lives?
— Moshe Kasher (@moshekasher) February 13, 2016
These are the exact sorts of virulently left-wing jerks, to put it bluntly, who’ve now copped an attitude because Trump had the apparent gall to ding McCain over his demonstrated treachery.
Has the president celebrated the senator’s death? No. In fact, he was among one of the first to issue the “deepest sympathies” to McCain’s family following his death last August:
My deepest sympathies and respect go out to the family of Senator John McCain. Our hearts and prayers are with you!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 26, 2018
Has the president mocked McCain’s death or suggested he’d deserved to die of cancer? No. When the senator announced his cancer diagnosis in the summer of 2017, Trump wished him well.
Melania and I send our thoughts and prayers to Senator McCain, Cindy, and their entire family. pic.twitter.com/SO4XYgnyug
— President Trump (@POTUS) July 20, 2017
Now contrast these tweets with what still-employed, far-left Muslim Freso State University professor and author Randa Jarrar wrote after former first lady Barbara Bush death last April.
She called Bush an “amazing racist who, along with her husband, raised a war criminal” and mocked the Bush family’s grief, writing, “All the hate I’m getting ALMOST made me forget how happy I am that George W Bush is probably really sad right now.”
As of March 2019, she still remains employed at Fresno State. And in a report published just last week, The Washington Post described Jarrar as being among “a burgeoning generation of Arab American women writers.” Apparently, speaking ill of the dead is OK when the dead are conservatives.
Now, fast-forward to last December, when Bush’s husband, former President George H.W. Bush, passed, only to be promptly disrespected by the left-wing media itself.
“Media missteps in the coverage of former President George H.W. Bush’s death — from a derogatory Associated Press tweet to the Gray Lady including misleading info in its obituary — have fueled new accusations of liberal bias,” Fox News reported at the time.
“While several publications and media figures used Bush’s death to take shots at President Trump, even some standard obituaries were panned as slanted and unfair.”
“George H.W. Bush, a patrician New Englander whose presidency soared with the coalition victory over Iraq in Kuwait, but then plummeted in the throes of a weak economy that led voters to turn him out of office after a single term, has died. He was 94,” the AP had reported.
The description struck many as just plain wrong because it seemed to diminish the former president’s legacy. It left many wondering whether the AP would write something similarly negative were a former liberal president such as Barack Hussein Obama to pass.
“This is why people hate the liberal media. A former president, and a war hero, has died and all the @AP can do is talk about why he was not reelected,” one Twitter user argued at the time.
Speaking of disparaging the dead, the left has and continues to speak negatively about America’s Founding Fathers, whom they claim were racists, misogynists, you name it.
The founding fathers were a bunch of genocidal, racist, rapists. So I’ll never understand the love for Thomas Jefferson, or any of them.
— X (@XLNB) December 20, 2018
I always wondered why we are taught EVERYTHING in school about that thief Christopher Columbus and those racist and sexist founding fathers of America, but hardly anything about Black history
— Myleeza (@MyleezaKardash) July 20, 2018
The founding fathers were racist. We don’t need to embrace all their ideologies literally.
— Rosa Sparks @daintythug podcast (@MzYummyDread) February 23, 2019
Your founding fathers were racist, genocidal maniacs who stole a country thru death, disenfranchisement, & murder.
What did you intend to contribute with this statement Erika?
— X (@XLNB) October 18, 2018
Founding fathers MAY have been a bunch of assholes
— Jennie Stencel (@JennieStencel) April 16, 2017
“Our founding fathers created the 2nd Amendment for a reason”
Our founding fathers also had wooden teeth, married their second cousins, died of syphilis at 41 and were MORE THAN 100 YEARS AWAY from having lightbulbs
Fuck our founding fathers.
— Tyler Conway (@jtylerconway) February 15, 2018
Whatever happened to not speaking ill of the dead? It turns out that this rule only applies to those whom the left likes. As for those whom the left dislikes, including genuine conservatives (unlike McCain) and the Founding Fathers, it appears it’s perfectly OK to trash-talk them and their legacies.
Just another day, just another left-wing double standard …
Behold some of the hypocrisy below:
Been covering Trump for three years now. Will never quite understand how the GOP tolerates his attacks on McCain, Bushes and Romney. The GOP just shrugs its shoulders.
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) March 16, 2019
Speaking ill of the dead.
I’d say I’m surprised but, well, how can you be at this point? https://t.co/AtVSBeAdDa
— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) March 16, 2019
Trump is once again attacking a deceased US senator and war hero for no apparent reason https://t.co/j4KBmHZkUp
— Jeremy Diamond (@JDiamond1) March 16, 2019
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