September 16, 2009
Hat-tip Hot Air headlines.
September 1, 2009
Allahpundit has had it with Meghan McCain. Hallelujah!
August 14, 2009
“Ms. McCain’s ideas are neither new nor exciting. In fact, if you took Nelson Rockefeller’s speech to the GOP in 1964 when Barry Goldwater was nominated, toned down the language so a whiny teenager would understand it, inserted a few pointless digs at other peoples’ appearance/online fan base, one or two lines of bizarre biker fetishization, and peppered it with logical fallacies and non sequiturs, you’d have the makings of a pretty standard Meghan McCain column.”
August 11, 2009
Dumb as a rock, and with her face everywhere, she, like omg, doesn’t understand why people don’t want her around:
“What do Malkin and the other conservative pundits hope to accomplish by arguing that people “like me” have no place within the Republican Party? And who exactly are people “like me”? Young people? Moderate people? Young female people? People with tattoos who go to biker rallies?”
No, people who are morons and don’t know what the hell they’re talking about yet get to be on TV as the token “Republican”. Those people.
She goes on to say that Republicans can’t continue on their path of “hate and fear” because Obama won on the concept of “Yes we can” and Republicans should use similarly hopeful messages.
Wait, hold on, who did Obama beat like a drum to get to be president?
Just like his daughter, John McCain spouted incoherent nonsense and expected people to follow him just because, again like his daughter, the media liked him. At least John McCain actually got to where he is on his own, Meghan McCain has done, literally, zero, to earn the attention she gets. And when she compares herself to Michelle Malkin, bragging that she has more twitter followers than MM, she seems even dumber than usual. Which is hard, because she frequently seems pretty dumb. Even Allahpundit, with whom I frequently spar about Meggie Mac (what Allah calls her) on twitter, with him defending her as a kid who is seeking the attention any of us would seek if thrust into the spotlight and me saying that she’s dumb as a stick (I switch it up, sometimes stick, sometimes rock, sometimes stump, I’m creative), can’t defend her today.
Do I hate Meggie Mac as a human being? No, I know little about her other than she’s the daughter of someone famous. Do I hate moderates? Again, no, I’ve voted for moderates and I’ve worked for moderates (hi, I live in NYC), but they have to be able to defend their positions and not just whine that those who disagree with them are “old”. Until Meg can form some coherent opinions which she can then defend, she should think twice about comparing herself to Michelle Malkin, Laura Ingraham and Ann Coulter, all of whom can debate her under the table any day of the week. She’s a nobody, ultimately, no matter how many tattoos she gets. And she should disappear off our national stage. The faster, the better.
UPDATE: Allahpundit on Meggers.
April 16, 2009
I really want to like Meghan McCain. She’s fiesty and pretty, two qualities I admire in women. But Meghan, darling, you are urging the GOP to adopt centrism that failed your father. Are you completely blind to that irony?
March 24, 2009
“She totally impressed me because she was very warm and friendly.”
-On interviewing Bobby Jindal’s wife. She’s impressed by warm and friendly. And she’s somehow the voice of the young Republican party?
“I consider myself a progressive Republican. I am liberal on social issues. And I think that the party is at a place where social issues shouldn’t be the issues that define the party. And I have taken heat, but in fairness to me, I am a different generation than the people that are giving me heat. I’m 24 years old. I’m not in my 40s, I’m not in my 50s and older.”
-On how different and awesome her generation is from previous generations. Of course, I can find her 500 24-year olds who are actual conservatives and could explain to her, slowly of course, that she’s not one.
“All I wanted to do is show women that you don’t have to be Ann Coulter and Laura Ingraham to have a place in the Republican Party. … Supriya Jindal is a good role model, but a lot of people hadn’t heard of her.”
Dollars to donuts, Supriya Jindal has more in common with Ann Coulter and Laura Ingraham than she does Meghan “I’m in love with the Republican party” McCain (yes, she said it again in this interview).
He’s great. I love my dad so much. He’s the best father to me. And like I said, he’s so supportive of me and my career and what I do and speaking my mind.
When you grow up having a maverick as a father and an example, you can understand how I turned out like this.
URG, she has the same self-congratulatory “I speak gibberish and I’m awfully proud of myself” thing as her father. Also, she has a career? What’s her “career”, exactly, other than making sure we’re all aware of her ill-informed opinions which no one would care one iota about if her father wasn’t a US Senator and failed US presidential candidate? Seriously, what would it take to never have to hear from anyone named McCain ever again?
March 10, 2009
No, seriously, her father loses an election and now she’s the poster child of the Republican party? No, thanks:
Coulter could be the poster woman for the most extreme side of the Republican Party. And in some ways I could be the poster woman for the opposite. I consider myself a progressive Republican
Your dad lost mostly because, like you, he believed there was such a thing as a “progressive Republican.” There isn’t. What you are, at best, is a conservative Democrat. At. Best.
I am not suggesting that extreme conservatism wasn’t once popular, nor am I suggesting I should in any way be any kind of voice for the party. I have been a Republican for less than a year. Still, even after losing the election, I find myself more drawn to GOP ideals and wanting to fight for the party’s resurgence. And if figureheads like Ann Coulter are turning me off, then they are definitely turning off other members of my generation as well.
I’m not an Ann Coulter fan, but I’m fer sure not a John McCain fan. Ann may say wacky things with which I disagree but she never sold out conservative principle after conservative principle to get the NY Times to like her. Or, to punish George W. Bush. Or the many awesome, awesome reasons John McCain no doubt has for being such a freaking sell-out.
I’m often criticized for not being a “real” Republican, and I have been called a RINO—Republican In Name Only—in the past. Many say I am not “conservative enough,” which is something that I am proud of. It is no secret that I disagree with many of the old-school Republican ways of thinking. One of the biggest issues from which I seem to drift from the party base is in my support of gay marriage. I am often criticized for previously voting for John Kerry and my support of stem-cell research. For the record, I am also extremely pro-military and a big supporter of the surge and the Iraq war.
Just so I’m clear about those old-school Republican ways of thinking, that was during the time when Republicans were winning elections, right? Cause, I don’t know if you noticed Meghan, but your dad lost the election while trying to be everything to everyone and so, of course, ended up being nothing to no one. That’s how elections generally work. I know your whole *year* of being a Republican has taught you a lot but hang out for a bit, you might just learn a little more.
I am sure most extreme conservatives and extreme liberals would find me a confusing, walking contradiction. But I assure you, there are many people out there just like me who represent a new, younger generation of Republicans. It took me almost two years of campaigning across this country and hanging out, on a daily basis, with some of the most famous and most intelligent Republicans to fall in love with the Republican Party.
Like, wow, the most famous and most intelligent Republicans? That’s so kewl! I can’t even imagine who she might mean. If we had famous, intelligent Republicans we wouldn’t have gotten stuck with her father.
If it took that much time and exposure for me to join the party, how can GOP leaders possibly expect to reach young supporters by staying the course they have been on these past eight years? Where has our extreme thinking gotten us? President Bush will go down as one the least popular presidents in history. I constantly hear stories about Republicans who previously worked for President Bush and my father feeling ostracized, unable to get jobs in D.C. right now.
Like, whoa. So, what you’re saying is that a new administration of another party comes in and people in the old administration can’t get jobs. Wow. Total bummer, man. But something that happens every.single.time. there is a changing of the political guard. Every. Time. As for George Bush, for all of his problems I would have chosen him over John McCain every time. Oh, wait, we already did when we chose Bush over McCain in 2000. Too bad, so sad. No matter what happens now, the McCain days are over.
The GOP is at a crossroads. I love the Republican Party, but if it turns out I am somehow not conservative enough to please its leaders, it makes me wonder—am I then not worthy of even being a member?
No one should love their party. Save that for family, friends, country and G-d. Your party should be an expression of your political beliefs and that’s it. That’s the second time Meghan notes she *loves* the Republican party. Meghan, that’s creepy. Stop it.
Hat-tip Hot Air.