Editorial: McCain criticizes ‘nationalism’

Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, is not a “nationalist.”

What does that mean?

McCain hates President Trump so much that he cast the vote to stop the effort in the Senate to repeal and replace Obamacare. The spiteful McCain did so even thought he had campaigned vigorously against Obamacare and had previously voted against it when Obama was in office.

Steve Bannon, the former strategist in the Trump White House, is leading a campaign to dethrone Republicans like McCain. Part of the Republican elite, Bannon thinks moderates like McCain are a bigger impediment to fixing the mess that Obama left Trump than Democrats.

McCain denounced Bannon’s strategy as “unpatriotic” and called it “spurious nationalism.”

McCain is nose deep in the “swamp” of Washington, D.C. The 2008 Republican nominee for president, McCain’s overwhelming incompetence led to the election of Barack Obama and eight years of unpatriotic progressive politics. McCain’s lousy campaign helped create the mess that Trump now is trying to fix.

In a recent speech in Philadelphia, McCain blasted Trump’s “America First” nationalism.


McCain’s only claim to fame was that he served in the military and was captured during the War in Vietnam. While we should be grateful for his service, it doesn’t give him a free pass to denounce American greatness and to kill legislation based solely on his hatred for President Trump.

McCain is a globalist who cares more for what foreign leaders think than for the genuine welfare of Americans.

Thank God Sen. John McCain never became president. He would have been as bad or worse than Obama.