Whoopi Goldberg led a celebrity wave of tributes to Sen. John McCain this weekend.
Actors, who spend most of their online efforts slamming conservatives, took a pause to mourn McCain’s passing at the age of 81.
Goldberg’s tribute was clear, concise and heartfelt.
Senator John McCain passed today, all i can think about..he never stopped trying to do his best. What an honor it’s been to know him. My condolences to the family he loved and adored and to his daughter & my friend @MeghanMcCain…from all my family, much love
— Whoopi Goldberg (@WhoopiGoldberg) August 26, 2018
It’s a rare moment when ideological foes drop their weapons.
Only she wasn’t always so magnanimous toward the Arizona senator. Consider his appearance on “The View” circa September 2008. The presidential campaign was in full swing, and Sen. McCain had selected Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate.
That led to a debate about the Constitution. Sen. McCain said he preferred Supreme Court justices who strictly interpreted the Constitution. It’s a familiar position for most right-leaning souls, including President Donald Trump.
It’s hardly an out of bounds take. Goldberg saw it differently.
“Did you say you wanted strict constitutionalists? Should I worry about being a slave? A return to slavery? Because there are things in the Constitution that (should have changed.)”
That was beyond the pale then, and it drew some headlines. Today, reporters, liberal pundits and Hollywood types routinely slam GOP members, including President Trump, as white nationalists eager for slavery’s return.
How times have changed, or so one would think.
Vice President Joe Biden evidently agreed with Goldberg’s fears. During the 2012 presidential race Biden warned a mixed race audience the GOP ticket’s Wall Street schemes would “put you all back in chains.”