Robert J. O’Neill is a former United States Navy sailor. A former U.S. Navy SEAL and special warfare operator, O’Neill was the one who fired the headshots that killed Osama bin Laden during the raid on his Abbottabad compound on May 2, 2011. He’s also a true hero that never claimed to be a victim or used it for political gain.
O’Neill didn’t have much to say about John McCain’s funeral as far as I know. But the one tweet I did see was epic and it had to do with Meghan McCain and the way she took cheap political shots at President Trump during her father’s funeral. O’Neill tweeted, “If my daughter uses my funeral to take petty political jabs, I’m definitely going to haunt her.”
The answering tweets were epic and I could not agree more with his sentiment here. Shame on Meghan McCain and the others who took a time of remembering and grieving for John McCain and turned it instead into a political hate-fest. This should haunt her the rest of her life.
If my daughter uses my funeral to take petty political jabs, I’m definitely going to haunt her.
— Robert J. O'Neill (@mchooyah) September 2, 2018
Priceless. 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/A9g2dEXJEH
— Just Jeff (@iResistAll) September 2, 2018
The New York Post mocked Meghan McCain as “The Meg” on its Sunday cover after she behaved in such a disrespectful and disgraceful fashion. If you don’t get what they are alluding to, “The Meg” is a reference to a plus-sized shark in the late-summer hit movie “The Meg,” starring Jason Staham. It was not meant to be subtle but it is viciously clever.
The New York Post and former Navy SEAL Robert J. O’Neill were not alone either in the brewing backlash against McCain and others who decided to go political during the funeral service for Sen. John McCain (R-AZ). It turned into some kind of partisan resist rally Saturday when speakers such as Barack Obama and George W. Bush decided to take jabs at President Trump, who was not invited to the funeral.
Americans noted that John McCain’s 2008 running mate, Sarah Palin, was also not invited. But at the invitation of Senator Lindsey Graham, Ivanka and her husband Jared did attend and sat there as their father and family were humiliated over and over again. The McCains are notorious for holding a grudge and for their unbounded anger.
When other legendary military figures such as O’Neill are disgusted like this, you know you’ve gone way too far. True heroes in my book don’t use their service and sacrifice to climb political ladders for power and wealth.
This new trend of using funerals and eulogies to deliver political messages is really quite disgusting.
Sympathy from death as means to sway public opinion is next level corrupt.
Everyone involved should be ashamed of themselves.
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) September 1, 2018
Meghan described the death of her father as the passing of “American greatness. The real thing, not cheap rhetoric from men who will never come near the sacrifice he gave so willingly, nor the opportunistic appropriation of those who lived lives of comfort and privilege while he suffered and served.”
Meghan added, “The America of John McCain has no need to be made great again because America was always great.” President Trump’s response to Meghan was only four words… but those words shamed her once again. He said, “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!”
MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 1, 2018
Barack Obama, who has probably never been subtle in his life, ripped into those he said traffic in “bombast and insult and phony controversies and manufactured outrage.” “John called on us to be bigger than that. He called on us to be better than that,” he added. Isn’t it odd how adoring the left is of John McCain now that he’s gone?
One of the things that McCain did to strike back at President Trump was to violate his longstanding and oft-repeated promise to voters to repeal ObamaCare. In July of 2017, McCain would not keep his promise and instead voted against the repeal of Obamacare. McCain reportedly said to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), “Let’s see Donald make America great again now,” which was an obvious reference to the president.
As McCain betrayed the pledge that he made to the American people, he got his revenge on Trump or at least he thought he did. His lone vote was the one that saved Obamacare and devastated most Americans over it. That’s a heck of a legacy and it has nothing to do with valor, courage or loyalty.
My father was neither famous, nor did he have enemies. But when he died, my only concern was that he ascend to heaven surrounded by love and dignity. Meghan McCain’s eulogy weaponized her own love, and trivialized her father. It was an embarrassment.
— Christine Flowers (@flowerlady61) September 2, 2018
Bush was a bit more subtle in his attack. He described McCain as a man who “respected the dignity inherent in every life – a dignity that does not stop at borders and cannot be erased by dictators.” You get the drift here.
The audience, which should have been somber and dignified in their honoring the passing of McCain applauded as if they were at a political rally or a campaign stop rather than a funeral for a legitimate war hero and long-term senator. Many in the media and the political elite were there.
I totally understand O’Neill’s disgust at Meghan’s and other’s behavior – it dishonored John McCain and it was petty. Many people were shocked and saddened that a war hero’s death would be treated so shabbily by his daughter. But then again… like father like daughter. Meghan’s grief is no excuse here.
At most funerals I’ve attended, it’s God’s love that fills the room, not hate and animus for a person who is not even in attendance.
— CJ Pearson (@thecjpearson) September 1, 2018
Make Funerals Poltical Again.
— Mike Cernovich 🇺🇸 (@Cernovich) September 1, 2018
Another grotesque stunt by the D.C. elites–bashing President Trump at another funeral.
And they wonder why Americans have contempt for them… #McCainMemorial
— Cristina Laila (@cristinalaila1) September 1, 2018
I lost a woman I loved more than almost anyone this year. It never once dawned on me to eulogize her by throwing in some digs at people she or I may have disliked. I was too busy celebrating and honoring her and feeling sad to even allow adversarial thoughts or speech to enter.
— Chris Stigall (@ChrisStigall) September 1, 2018
Love him or hate him, he’s still their obsession. They can’t do anything without talking about him. Must suck to be that deranged and pathetic. #MAGA
— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) September 1, 2018
Spotted among the McCain mourners: Tom Brokaw, Jay Leno, Charlie Rose, Rudy Giuliani, Jared and Ivanka, Dikembe Mutombo (?), Huma Abedin, Michael Ian Black, Jake Tapper, Leon Wieseltier. “It’s a big club, and you ain’t in it.”
— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) September 1, 2018
Sadly, @MeghanMcCain seemed to do exactly what she slammed Trump for doing. What should have been reflection and celebration of a patriot’s life, has been turned into political theatrics and cheap shots. It’s embarrassing, and really disappointing. https://t.co/xVK1PxOkVf
— Bernard B. Kerik (@BernardKerik) September 1, 2018
I note that, thanks to his enemies, Trump – without even trying – managed to be the star of the McCain funeral.
And a lot of people in the establishment in the press think today was a victory for them.
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) September 2, 2018
Congrats! Sarah Just Hit Huge Accomplishment Defying All Odds And EVERYONE Missed It!
In Washington, D.C. where careers can be as notoriously short-lived as the memories of some of the American people, or as long as those beltway lifers you are willing to climb into bed with, certain milestones stand out. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders reached a milestone few thought she would reach, and ironically enough was acknowledged by none other than a single lone reporter from the press pool themselves.
With the usual standing room only in the White House Briefing Room, the 36-year-old mother of three presided as unruffled as always, over her 100th formal session before the shark-infested waters of the mainstream media propaganda mouthpieces and a handful of legitimate reporters.
Jake Turx said, the senior White House correspondent for Ami Magazine, stated – “Thank you, Sarah. I’d like to congratulate you. This is your 100th briefing, and there’s no way what you do every day is easy.”
Sanders gave a gracious smile and then offered a small thank you to the reporter before allowing him to continue with a question.
She began with a few announcements, telling reporters that President Trump had been briefed earlier in the day by Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen on the looming threat to Hawaii of Hurricane Lane, now a Category 4 storm.
It was her first briefing in a week and came a day after the convictions of former Trump associates Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen, the subject that dominated questions from reporters.
She was prepared, and responded by saying again and again that “the president has done nothing wrong and there are no charges against him.” Other questions on the subject that she was not prepared to answer, and she referred reporters to the president’s outside counsel.
It was the usual level of toughness as her briefings go, not that any of her briefings are tiptoes through the tulips.
“It depends on the day,” she said in an interview Tuesday when asked if she has come to view her press briefings as an unpleasant chore or with dread. Her answer is the same when asked if the press briefing is the best or worst part of her day.
But there are clear indications she prefers fewer and shorter briefings since conducting her
At first, Sanders held 2-4 briefings a week, averaging 24 minutes in length. In recent weeks, the frequency has diminished to 1 or 2 a week, averaging 19 minutes in duration. Her 99th White House briefing was Wednesday of last week.
conducted 58 formal White House Briefings during his six months as press secretary. They averaged 41 minutes in length.
“We get information out in a number of different ways,” says Sanders, defending the diminished frequency of her briefings. She cites social media, which includes frequent avalanches of tweets by President Trump. “We also have a president who’s extremely accessible and engages with the press a lot more.”
He’s certainly accessible to Fox News, who Wednesday has its 30th interview with Mr. Trump since he took office, many times more than any other news organization.
Of the adversarial and sometimes combative tone of some exchanges at her briefings, Sanders says “it certainly has its moments.”
“My job is to answer whatever the questions are,” though reporters are often dissatisfied with her responses. It is balanced out by her dissatisfaction with the “gotcha” and occasionally accusatory questions she faces.
“My goal is to go out there and do the best I can to represent the president and to communicate his message and his policies,” she says about her objective in the briefing room.
She says some reporters “are doing more to perform and get a clip for a news segment than they are to actually get information.” She mentions no names.
“I think if we could focus on pushing out information, versus just trying to have either a ‘gotcha’ moment or a heated exchange they could play on their nightly news, I think everybody would be better served.”
At the same time, Sanders says her criticism does not apply to all reporters at her briefings. She volunteers that some “are working hard to just get information so that they can report on it.” But she’s quick to add, that “there are certainly some I think are a little too focused on the wrong things.”
She says Mr. Trump sometimes watches her briefings, ‘if he has a chance…but does not watch every time.'”
Sanders has certainly proven herself an asset to the Trump administration and to President Trump himself, stating in a recent interview of her position as press secretary – “I certainly hope that as long as I can continue to be productive and helpful to the president, he’ll keep me around. I consider every single day that I’m here to be a privilege and I’ll keep showing up every day and work hard.”
Trump Expels Obama Swamp Slug And He’s About To Get Rid Of EIGHT More
One of President Trump’s strongest promises, when he was campaigning, was that he would drain the DC swamp. I don’t think the bureaucrats in the Beltway took him seriously, but they are beginning to change their tune. Trump is now focusing on them one at a time and a number of them are having their days counted down in the government.
Just last month, Trump revoked the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan. It was richly deserved as he was going on paid media networks and horribly disparaging the president and his office, not to mention those that serve at Trump’s pleasure. And Trump has set his sights on eight or nine others who have also turned on his presidency and in my opinion are national security threats.
You have a right to disagree with the president or anyone else… you do not have the right to start name calling and disparaging the president and all that America stands for just because you don’t like the way someone’s brand of politics is flowing these days. That amounts to aiding and abetting the enemy.
“Mr. Brennan’s lying and recent conduct characterized by increasingly frenzied commentary is wholly inconsistent with access to the nation’s most closely held secrets and facilities, the very aim of our adversaries which is to sow division and chaos,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders stated.
“Mr. Brennan has recently leveraged his status as a former high-ranking official with access to highly sensitive information to make a series of unfounded and outrageous allegations — wild outbursts on the Internet and television — about this Administration,“ the president‘s statement continued.
“More broadly, the issue of Mr. Brennan’s security clearance raises larger questions about the practice of former officials maintaining access to our nation’s most sensitive secrets long after their time in government has ended,” Sanders added.
Soon to be evaluated in a similar fashion are former FBI Director James Comey, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, former National Security Agency Director Michael Hayden, former national security adviser Susan Rice, former FBI attorney Lisa Page, former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, former FBI counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok, former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, and Bruce Ohr.
The only one out of that bunch that isn’t a total slug is Hayden and he says losing his clearance will not affect him much. The rest are definitely security risks.
Brennan was furious and responded via Twitter. “This action is part of a broader effort by Mr. Trump to suppress freedom of speech & punish critics,” he wrote. “It should gravely worry all Americans, including intelligence professionals, about the cost of speaking out. My principles are worth far more than clearances. I will not relent,” he wrote. And yet, he threatened to sue over it.
Brennan even gave an interview to MSNBC where he blustered that if the president believed that the action would lead the former CIA director “to just go away and be quiet, he is very badly mistaken.” We should get so lucky.
“I‘ve seen this type of behavior, and actions on the part of foreign tyrants and despots and autocrats during my CIA and national security career,” he said. “I never thought I would see it here in the United States. And so I do believe that all Americans really need to take stock of what is happening right now in our government, and how abnormal and how irresponsible and how dangerous these actions are.”
This action is part of a broader effort by Mr. Trump to suppress freedom of speech & punish critics. It should gravely worry all Americans, including intelligence professionals, about the cost of speaking out. My principles are worth far more than clearances. I will not relent. https://t.co/TNzOxhP9ux
— John O. Brennan (@JohnBrennan) August 15, 2018
Brennan whined that he was not informed by the government but instead, had to find out about his security clearance being revoked from a friend who called when Sanders was delivering the president’s statement. Cry me a river. This is one Obama swamp slug that should have been stripped of his security clearances and ejected long ago.
“Security clearances for those who still have them may be revoked, and those who have already lost their security clearance may not be able to have it reinstated,” Sanders said.
“Susan Gordon, principal deputy director of national intelligence, told POLITICO on Wednesday that she didn’t know whether the White House consulted National Intelligence Director Dan Coats before it announced the decision to revoke Brennan’s clearance.
“But it is a presidential decision,” she said. “That authority is his; he can make the decisions. I don’t know whether we were consulted or not, but whether we were or not, it’s an executive decision for him to make.”
“She pointed out that security clearances have traditionally been important tools for the U.S. intelligence community, allowing agencies to rely the experiences of former department chiefs.
“There’s a whole range of people that we rely on, including our formers who have those clearances to help us be better at what we do and know,” she said on the sidelines of a Defense Intelligence Agency conference in Omaha, Nebraska.
“Gordon said she didn’t have any indication whether the removal of Brennan’s clearances was part of a “larger trend.”
“She stressed, however, that former agency leaders — including those working for private companies and those still in government — remain important parts of the intelligence community. And, she said, former officials with clearances should maintain certain standards to keep those clearances.
“Yes, that’s important as well,” she said.”
Trump’s actions here are widely supported by conservatives such as Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), Fox News’ Tucker Carlson, and the Senate majority whip, John Cornyn (R-TX), who is on the Intelligence Committee. He said it was “entirely appropriate” for Trump to take action against Brennan.
Now, if we can just go even further and reboot the intelligence agencies with intense background checks and severe vetting. The swamp would start to drain even faster at that point I bet. I’m glad to see Brennan get the boot by Trump… no big loss if you ask me, in fact… it’s a huge win. When the others go it will also be worth celebrating.
Proud Patriot Kid Rock Torched Kaepernick With A Flamethrower In Just Three Words
Now, this is a real American artist
Black Dem Senator Enraged Every Liberal With Big Billboards He Put Up Overnight
Somebody had to say it and it was one of their own!
Congrats! Sarah Just Hit Huge Accomplishment Defying All Odds And EVERYONE Missed It!
Sanders has proven herself an asset
Trump Expels Obama Swamp Slug And He’s About To Get Rid Of EIGHT More
When the others go it will be worth celebrating
Nike In Huge Trouble – Blood All Over Their Hands After Supporting Cop-Hating Kaepernick
Are you going to join the boycott against them?