MSNBC’s Joy Reid, Ilyse Hogue of the abortion advocacy organization NARAL, and blue checkmark Twitter in general showed Tuesday that they have no problem not only personally targeting someone with brain cancer who has just been through a major surgery but also using his illness as a talking point against him.
Hogue tweeted Tuesday that maybe McCain’s “recent life experience will give him empathy to do right thing,” as he bravely returned to the Senate floor visibly scarred from his recent surgery with a brain cancer diagnosis to vote yes on the debate on the GOP health care bill.
.@SenJohnMcCain now holds fate of millions in his hands. Maybe his recent life experience will give him empathy to do right thing.— ilyse hogue (@ilyseh) July 25, 2017
MSNBC’s Joy Reid tweeted out a story about Ted Kennedy advocating for universal healthcare despite brain cancer saying “One left his sick bed to vote to provide healthcare to millions. The other may be returning to work from his sick bed to take it away.”
One left his sick bed to vote to provide healthcare to millions. The other may be returning to work from his sick bed to take it away. https://t.co/w1AM1N24C9— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) July 25, 2017
Matthew Yglesias wrote that it was “Inspiring to see McCain risk his health so that millions could some day experience the unique freedom that comes from having no insurance.”
Inspiring to see McCain risk his health so that millions could some day experience the unique freedom that comes from having no insurance.— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) July 25, 2017
Many, many others cruelly targeted McCain over his vote in light of his severe diagnosis because they disagreed with his position on the healthcare bill.
Will cancer-stricken @SenJohnMcCain help a draft-dodger who called him a loser take health care from millions? Then this will be his legacy.— David Corn (@DavidCornDC) July 25, 2017
John McCain left hospital stay paid by taxes on flight paid by taxes to remove health insurance from taxpayers. And we paid him to do it.— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) July 25, 2017
dear civility police I'm confused as to whether I have to actually wait until John McCain takes my care away before I can call him a dirtbag— Saladin Ahmed (@saladinahmed) July 25, 2017
sure john mccain is an american hero. he also gave us sarah palin and flew back from brain surgery to take healthcare away from millions— Aminatou Sow (@aminatou) July 25, 2017
.@SenJohnMcCain:— VoteVets (@votevets) July 25, 2017
Ripped healthcare from millions, including veterans ??
Opposed GI Bill ??
Wants to privatize our VA ??
Some legacy, "sir."
Ted Kennedy fought cancer while trying to ensue healthcare for all.— Matt McDermott (@mattmfm) July 25, 2017
John McCain fights through cancer to take healthcare from millions.
It's hard to criticize a guy with brain cancer except when he's working to take away health care from other guys with brain cancer. https://t.co/aJ2qCe5qvp— Ezra Levin (@ezralevin) July 25, 2017
John McCain is a hero to millions of Americans who want their premiums doubled & their kids' bone cancer to be a pre-existing condition.— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) July 25, 2017
john mccain voted to proceed with a bill that would probably kill him if he wasn't worth $21 million. this is totally neat and fine.— Tim Cato (@tim_cato) July 25, 2017
John McCain's speech would be like a parent giving you a speech about not smoking while chain smoking a pack of cigarettes— Emily C. Singer (@CahnEmily) July 25, 2017