Note to my family: If I die in late August, please don't schedule my funeral on the opening day of college football season. #RollTide
Just to be clear, I'm not watching this funeral, because I don't want to ruin my mood, but judging from reactions in my TL, it's a partisan Rorschach test. If you're a Democrat or a #NeverTrump, you love it. Otherwise, you hate it.
If you didn't like the funeral for John McCain, you shouldn't have watched.
Did anyone think these seething, furious, crazed people would act like grownups? His daughter made an ass of herself.
Come on. They told Sarah Palin to stay home. Sad.
A headline in Politico gave away what the real problem is -- what they really fear:
The story, a column by its chief political correspondent, Tim Alberta, did not live up to the billing. He merely patted the Establishment on the rump for its decency and civility. which of course was the opposite of the activity at the National Cathedral.
But it is their funeral.
Alberta praised a bipartisanship that does not exist. He wrote, "Former Senator Joe Lieberman recalled McCain’s 'far-out idea of having a Democrat as his running mate,' and how the Republican presidential nominee said bipartisan leadership was exactly what the country needed."
Of course, it was all talk, because as Alberta pointed out, McCain selected Sarah Palin.
Who was barred from the funeral.
Lieberman not only was a guest but he gave a eulogy.
Alberta wrote, "Highlighting McCain’s dramatic vote against repealing the Affordable Care Act — the signature accomplishment of his former rival — Lieberman noted, 'His vote wasn’t really against that bill, but against the mindless partisanship that has taken control of both of our political parties.'"
No, it was a vote against repealing a law that McCain and every other Republican in the House and the Senate at the time voted against. It was the most partisan law possible.
That was bipartisanship under Barack Obama.
Under Trump, Washington insiders really are bipartisan; they all hate President Trump.
Alberta wrote, "Though his name was never mentioned, many of the speakers invoked Trump with the subtlety of a sledgehammer. It was only 11 minutes into the service when Meghan McCain launched the opening salvo with an emotional tribute to her father."
She shook an echo chamber.
DCWhispers wrote, "Two funerals received national attention this week: Aretha Franklin’s and John McCain’s. President Trump did not attend either one yet was clearly inside the heads of those who did. Liberals and globalists infested both occasions and would spit out the occasional anti-Trump remark of which the Establishment Media would then replay in a loop for the next three hours. Meanwhile, as these political and entertainment elites continue to appear jaded, spiteful, and increasingly tone-deaf, Donald Trump continues to rack up one impressive policy victory after another as America flourishes in this Age of Trump."
Their time has expired.
The swamp critters buried McCain on Saturday, indulging themselves with anger aimed at the sitting president.
It is a luxury they can ill afford. The times changed. These dinosaurs have failed to adapt. The globalism of the 20th century failed. A new era is here brought by an asteroid named Donald John Trump.