Lately, I’ve noticed that Donald Trump is getting a lot of slack for his off-the-cuff remark of “McCain’s a war hero because he was captured; I prefer the ones who weren’t captured”, while McCain is given a free pass in calling voters that attended Trump’s conference as “crazies” (which was also off-the-cuff.)
So it is okay for a senator from Arizona to call voters “crazies”, and a senator from South Carolina (Graham) to call Trump a “jackass”? I reckon the GOP powers that be are attempting to play you and me.
Seriously, I tend to wonder if people have ever met a New Yorker. Let me tell you, the folks in the city are akin to the folks in Wisconsin in that they will speak their minds, while making flippant jabs. This is not a trait only gifted to northerners, as I have seen many southerners squarely speak their mind, and make some hysterical jabs.
Come to think on it; my B-I-L is an Irishman, and this type of jabbing is quite common in their culture. How is it then that we as a nation have become so sensitive, that we are offended by words? The media tells us to?
Personally, I dismiss the media and focus on the man’s words as well as his accomplishments. (One need not be an actor to hear a comment made from another and know it is an off-the-cuff jab.) Am I endorsing Trump? It is too early, but I will indeed defend a candidate’s first amendment rights. I will also call out the 800 lb. gorilla in the room, which is the media attempting to direct the thoughts of others. #obvious