I do think that Rush has a point about the future of the Republican party. If we keep heading down the Big Government, Leftist route that Bush began and McCain promises to continue, then the conservative movement within the Republican party will die.
But that's just politics and policies. Anyone who questions McCain's patriotism is off his rocker. In case they didn't know:
In March 1968, McCain was put into solitary confinement, where he would be for two years. In July 1968, McCain’s father was named Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Command (CINCPAC), stationed in Honolulu and commander of all U.S. forces in the Vietnam theater. McCain was immediately offered a chance to return home early: the North Vietnamese wanted a mercy-showing propaganda coup for the outside world, and a message that only privilege mattered that they could use against the other POWs. McCain turned down the offer of repatriation due to the Code of Conduct of “first in, first out”: he would only accept the offer if every man taken in before him was released as well. McCain’s refusal to be released was even remarked upon by North Vietnamese officials to U.S. envoy Averell Harriman at the ongoing Paris Peace Talks.Politically and economically, I oppose McCain. But he is a genuine American war hero, who has done more than enough for his country to have the right to not have his patriotism called into question.
Let's not act like the Left, conservatives. We don't have to hate people we disagree with.