A rightwing radio talker has announced what’s sure to be a turning point in the movement to restore constitutional something-or-other to the taking-back of America, and also the freedom and such as, for our once-great nation, hooray! Calling the planned fiasco “Operation Detain McCain” — mostly because the last two words rhyme — the alleged “grassroots movement” plans to send homeless veterans to occupy Sen. John McCain’s Phoenix office until he ends homelessness among vets and also answers for his crimes or something. This is not related to that one Oath Keepers guy who wants McCain executed for treason; despite the “Detain McCain” moniker, there doesn’t actually appear to be a plan to arrest the senator, but all those vets camping out in his office should slow him down some should he try to get to the coffeemaker, so same thing.
Operation Rolling Dunderhead is the brainchild of Pete Santilli, the nice man who in 2013 offered to shoot Hillary Clinton right in her vagina for her crimes in Benghazi, and who helped organize the “Truckers shut down DC” rally that attracted as many as a few dozen angry big rig drivers. Oh, and of course he’s also a 9/11 and Sandy Hook “Truther.”
Still, he knows how to capture the momentum of the political moment. Well after Donald Trump has moved on to far greater inanities, Santilli’s latched on to Trump’s insult of John McCain as a POW loser, and is ready to bring the man to justice. So what exactly is gonna happen? Veterans will “descend upon Senator John McCain’s office” to demand:
that he be held accountable, arrested, tried and convicted for his shameful acts against the Veterans of the United States. Homeless Veterans will march upon McCain’s office and fellow Veterans will demand that unless Senator McCain doesn’t immediately alleviate their homelessness, homeless Veterans will be encouraged to camp out and live at his office indefinitely as a visual reminder of his willful negligence.
The demonstration, set to begin Sept. 5, also sets a deadline of Sept. 5 for John McCain to fix everything, which means he’ll be one busy guy that day. To avoid arrest, trial, and conviction, he must:
(a) put a roof over their head & give them an environment where they can get on their feet and become productive and (b) get them adequate healthcare they deserve. Veterans are dying on waiting lists & 22 commit suicide every day! If McCain has not fixed the issue; WE THE PEOPLE will give our Veterans a new home until McCain decides to get off his but an do what we tell him to do — TAKE CARE OF OUR VETERANS! Veterans will live at McCain’s office, and We The People will make sure they are not messed with until McCain solves the problem.
Thank goodness they got that WE THE PEOPLE line in there, or we might not have known they are serious wingnuts. Still, it’s actually nice that Mr. Santilli cares so much about homeless people! We’d have assumed his solution to homelessness would be to tell people to man up, get jobs, and clean up their acts. But now he’s sounding like some kind of community organizer, demanding that the government take care of a bunch of people. Why, a housing and jobs program for vets sounds suspiciously like welfare, doesn’t it?
Santilli also has a list of other crimes McCain has to answer for, in addition to his offenses against veterans by making them homeless and not adequately funding the VA. McCain also needs to be tried for:
- Aiding & abetting the enemy of the United States of America in the War On Terror. John McCain has met with, supplied, assisted and supported ISIS/Al-Qaeda in Syria.
- Intentionally, willfully and has been directly [sic] involved in the cover-up of evidence regarding the attack on the U.S.S. Liberty by the Israeli Military.
- Abandoning untold numbers of POW/MIA’s from the Vietnam War
Well of course. It’s just not a wingnut vendetta if you can’t toss in the thousands of POWs left behind by Rambo. You know they’re still in captivity today, because of all the flags! And of course why not throw in the 1967 USS Liberty incident, which we guess is the senator’s responsibility because his father, Admiral John S. McCain, ordered the Navy’s investigation of the incident. John McCain, the eventual senator, was a Navy pilot on the aircraft carrier USS Forrestal in the Pacific at the time, but maybe he sneaked off to cover up Israeli treachery in his spare time.
Santilli warned McCain in a letter that even if he stays away from his office, the vets will be there to shame him — thousands, probably, which, given Santilli’s organizational brilliance, will mean five guys or so — and that this time, McCain won’t escape justice:
Unfortunately for you, your negligence by covering up the USS Liberty, as well as your treasonous support of ISIS will be exposed, and you must be held accountable Constitutionally & lawfully — this is non-negotiable, and you will not have a choice in evading your unlawful conduct in this regard.
We’ll keep you updated on John McCain’s arrest (or inconveniencing) by these brave patriots, and let you know the minute he personally ends homelessness and admits the truth about all the POWS still hidden away in Vietnam.