What to make of a flawed ‘hero’: McCain and the ‘rest of the story’

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The Arizona lawmaker, it is apparent, stabbed conservatives in the back when he cast a deciding vote that killed the party’s number one pledge to block socialized medicine in the United States – or “Obamacare.” He performed this kick in the teeth to his fellow Republicans with political malice aforethought. What else could have been his motive? To spite President Trump? What constructive purpose did that serve? Some Americans may have disagreed with the president’s comment that he preferred military heroes who don’t end up being captured – but for that, this angry senator was willing to gamble with the possibility that in decades to come, generations may be consigned to an ineffectual health care system that could cost innocent lives. And for what?