Hillary was right to call some Trump supporters deplorable

Deplorable Trump supporters have destroyed decency and decorum by celebrating McCain's death.

One of the most troubling consequences of Trumps presidency has been the decline of the quality of public discourse and the destruction of decency and decorum in the political arena. While praised by his adoring fans for speaking his mind and telling it like it is, Trumps rude and hateful rhetoric against his political enemies often crosses the line. And just as often, his fans cross it with him.

For those willing to open their eyes, Trumps behavior in this department is almost exclusively directed at people who refuse to give him their unconditional loyalty. One of those people was John McCain.

It was during the 2016 presidential primaries that Trump made news when he said he didnt consider McCain to be a war hero. Hes no war hero, Trump said at a Christian conservative forum. Hes a war hero because he was captured. I like people that werent captured.

Besides the fact that Trump essentially invalidated the service of thousands of POWs from the Vietnam Warwhere many died while in captivityhis attack on McCain was strictly personal because McCain didnt support his candidacy. Trump supporters cheered.

As you undoubtedly know, John McCain passed away over the weekend after losing his battle with an aggressive form of brain cancer. When McCain was first diagnosed last year, Trump offered an obligatory get well soon to his political enemy, but #Cult45 called the cancer diagnosis godly justice.

And then there's this recent beauty from former Trump advisor Sam Nunberg:

No wonder Hillary called Trump supporters a basket of deplorables.

This almost-gleeful attitude by #Cult45 over McCains death is the culmination of what happens when values are compromised in the name of winning. Yes, Washington clearly needed to be shaken up, but Trumps ends dont justify the means.

Before McCain's passing, I was forced to deal with these deplorables on my Facebook page by banning followers and deleting inappropriate comments.

I've always been a fierce critic of John McCain. He was the first inductee into the __G__utless __O__n __P__rinciples Hall of Shame, and I have written many times about his lack of conservative values. However, McCains political shortcomings are no justification for finding joy in his suffering and ultimate death. In fact, doing so comes with serious consequences that go beyond supporting Donald Trump. Heads up, Fellowship of the Pharisees!

Whoever gloats over calamity will not go unpunished (Proverbs 24:17).

As I stated above, I have long desired to see John McCain leave the Senate, but I find no pleasure in seeing his career and his life end so tragically. Almost as tragic is the deplorable behavior of #Cult45.

Republicans are now Trumplicans, conservatives are now Trumpservatives, and they, along with the deplorable Trump supporters, have destroyed decency and decorum. This so-called "winning" is what passes for public discourse today in the Age of Trump.

Originally posted at Stridentconservative.com

David Leach is the owner of The Strident Conservative. His daily radio commentary is distributed by the Salem Radio Network and is heard on stations across America.

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