White house official mocks dying McCain

Ya you guys are the victims… why can’t you attack a dying Senator with terminal brain cancer

What has happened to this country is a basic failure of manners combined with unduly excessive of any story that might reflect negatively on Trump.
Last night, I heard one anchor refer to the comment as “horrific”. Really? If that is “horrific”, what adjective do you apply to genuinely devastating tragedy? I think the remark was rude and insensitive, but I also think it was not mockery nor a joke (as it was referred to in another news item) - I think it was a rude offhand remark that for all we know, is now regretted by the person who said it. I don’t know anyone who hasn’t had something come out of their mouth that he or she regrets - the only difference here is that, in their cases, the remark isn’t subject to the biased scrutiny of a 24 hour news cycle.
I am sorry for Senator McCain - his diagnosis is pretty devastating, and I wish nothing but the best for him and his family. But I think the reporting of this story, as well as the expressions of outrage, are disproportionate to the offense. Just MHO.

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Are you saying that because we don’t think you should mock the dying, we’re going to hell?

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No. Political corruption and cheating by the head of the party is absolutely not the same as one minor employee saying one stupid sentence.

Please lead us to one post by anyone saying that it is ok to attack a dying Senator with terminal brain cancer?

When were you last a member of congress?

will Obama laugh and snicker during his eulogy like he did when Scalia died?

It would be difficult for Obama to laugh and snicker during Scalia’s eulogy since he wasn’t even there.

Sorry, meant his funeral. Obama did pay his respect as reported by Reuters:


“The president and first lady Michelle Obama were greeted by Chief Justice John Roberts, spoke with some Scalia family members and briefly stood in silence, heads bowed, in front of Scalia’s casket during an afternoon visit,” Reuters reported.

Well, that left a mark.

So it appears Obama was at a wake at the Supreme Court but not the mass and funeral itself where the eulogy was given.

did I say Scalia’s eulogy?

yeah. he smacked himself.

Obama laughed and snickered at Scalia’s death. He didn’t need to be at a eulogy to do it.

Hmm, Obama attended a wake at the Supreme Court and was respectful. He didn’t attend the funeral.

Clearly you are referencing a meeting of Governors where Obama was talking about the difficulties he faced in nominating a Supreme Court Justice.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2016/02/23/no-president-obama-didnt-joke-about-justice-scalias-death-at-national-governors-association/

Here is the transcript of that portion, delivered to Governors.

You find that disrespectful?

Obama was making light of the impending difficult nomination process he faced. The joke was about minimizing true Herculean effort he faced.

Nah. What he’s saying is that because you don’t agree with him you’re going to hell. That’s really all there is to his line in the sand.

-brief pause - … that is mischaracterizing what Obama did He laughed, snickered at Scalia’s empty seat.

Led by the President. That is pretty sick.

If you think so. I think the laughter is about his joke - that appointing a Supreme Court Justice was “the usual stuff”. You don’t see that as a joke?

The Washington Post article you linked to says he didn’t.