Cheif Maverick with young apprentice maverick in the background.
Meghan McCain is like the little engine that keeps on. No, I don’t mean “the little engine that could”, that’s cliche. Here is an example of a little engine that “keeps on”: Imagine the most socially awkward person you know. Now think about how that person constantly tries to get a laugh/simple acknowledgment from everyone they come in contact with. No matter how many times they tell a joke, it would never be funny. They should just give it, but they are persistant to the point that it becomes pitiful. Does that not sum up Meghan McCain perfectly? She is trying so hard to be a “maverick” and be the hip new face of the republican party that it’s verging on pitiful. Her efforts to modernize and rhinofy the Republican party are all in vain, because, quite honestly, she has no political muscle. Meaning, she’s not really convincing anyone except for a few readers of her blog and some college kids.
Her latest attempts at making the Republican party more congruous with what she thinks today’s values are include trying to warm conservatives up to the idea of gay marriage. She has about as much luck doing that as I would trying to convince liberals that George Bush was a good president. In her blog she states that:
If the Republican Party has any hope of gaining substantial support from a wider, younger base, we need to get past our anti-gay rhetoric. As you can image, the road for gay Republicans hasn’t been an easy one. Most find the words “homosexual” and “conservative” inherent contradictions, much the same way so many people can’t seem to reconcile fiscal conservatism and the bit-tent philosophy of freedom and justice for all.
Alright Meghan, while I think it’s great you are so passionate about your stance on the issues, a full party reform of the conservative stance on gay marriage is unrealistic. The overwhelming majority (myself included) of conservatives live based on Christian values, and a negative view of homosexuality is certainly one of those values. Having said that, and in Meghan’s defense, it’s also contradictory for a conservative Christian person to discriminate against a homomsexual person due to their “love interests”. While I don’t condone homosexuality, in my opinion witholding their rites in any form is just like the racial discrimination of the 60s. From there, it depends on whether you think marriage is an act of state or of the church. I side with it being an institution of the church, and seeing as Christianity (among other religions) frown upon homosexuality, they should not be forced to perform a same-sex marriage.
Meghan Does look a lot like her father. I wonder which chromosome maverick is on?
Anyway, my own views aside, what Meghan is trying to do is unrealistic, to put it nicely. At a time when the Republican party is going back to the conservative roots that brought us success under Reagan, she can’t preach her moderateness and expect much of a following. I’m sure you’ll see Hannity (blah.) rip into this at some point this week, so be on the look out! I’m sure we’ll hear more on this in the near future.
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Meghan McCain followed up her busy past few weeks with an appearance on Larry King Live last night, covering everything from her tattoo to the Laura Ingraham dispute. It’s an interesting interview, I must say. I’m not going to bore you every detail (If you want the full transcript, AOL has it here.) but here are some of the things I consider the highlights:
She said that anyone who doubts that Obama isn’t taking the economy seriously is ridiculous; however, she fears he is on the verge of over-exposure in the media, which could alienate older supporters.
She supports Obama, as does her father. Who, in case any of you missed this, is John McCain.
Says the Republican party is full of differing personalities. Not all want Obama to fail.
She did an interview with Bobby Jindal’s wife, Supyira. The interview can be found here.
She considers herself a progressive Republican (A.K.A. RINO. Meh.). She says she’s liberal on social issues; e.g. gay marriage and abortion. She’s pro-life personally, but thinks people should have that option.
Says she agrees with her father on war and the economy and is a fiscal conservative.
Somone in an airport told her to “kiss my fat a**” (Got to keep it decent. :), just as she did to Laura Ingraham last week. She says that the fued is over as far as she’s concerned.
She claimed she didn’t know who Laura Ingraham was before all of this.
She thinks Supyira Jindal (Wife of Bobby Jindal) is a better role model than Ann Coulter and Laura Ingraham because the Coulter and Ingraham give off the impression women in the Republican party have to fit into “this one box”.
The interview wrapped up with a personal touch: She has a star tattoo on her foot.
I give Meghan a little credit with the Coulter/Ingraham/McCain throwdown because I really do think she handled it well. However, the girl is a Class A RINO. I am glad to hear, though, that her “progressive” traits are in social issues rather than fiscal and government size. At least we don’t have to worry about her voting for bailout upon bailout if she ever became a senator or representative, though I don’t imagine there is much chance of that.
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Meghan McCain has had an eventful week; all stemming from her comments about Ann Coulter and the future of the Republican Party. In order to make it easier for everyone to grasp the entire saga as it’s played out. Here is the timeline of events:
Well, there’s the timeline of all of the events that have taken place due to Meghan McCain’s original comments last week. If any other events take place, you can be sure we’ll have them here for you! Check back in and make sure you don’t miss a thing!
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Laurah Ingraham cleared the air on The O'Reilly Factor.
At the start of the live O’Reilly Factor broadcast tonight, Laura Ingraham took advantage of her guest hosting spot by setting the record straight regarding her weight comments toward Meghan McCain. The subject of tonight’s Talking Points Memo was the word-twisting nonsense going on on the left. In the memo, Laura took advantage of her spot by saying that she DID NOT call Meghan McCain fat. The entire clip was played in the background and, given the full context of the comments, they didn’t sound quite as harsh. She went on to say that she has constantly said Meghan McCain is a lovely girl and is no way fat, and that it was just another example of the left twisting conservative’s words to push their agenda. I must say, I admire Ingraham for bringing it up on such a large platform, but I still don’t know if I’m convinced the comments weren’t slightly weight-based. Actually, without the weight context, saying that about the “plus-sized model” really makes no sense at all. But Laura generally means what she says and cuts the crap, so I’ll give her the benefit of the doubt. It was a great little segment; for those who missed it don’t forget to tune in to the next broadcast of The Factor at 10 Pm Eastern.
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Meghan McCain chatting with the communists on The View.
What started as Meghan McCain expressing disdian towards Ann Coulter has evolved into a war-of-words of epic proportions. The most recent developments stemmed from Laura Ingraham jokingly criticizing Meghan’s weight, saying that she couldn’t get a job on MTV’s The Real World because they don’t support plus sized models. This morning on The View (Trash, trash, trash. America, do not watch this communist love fest. Elisabeth Hasselback is okay though.) Meghan sort-of told Laura to “kiss her fat a**” (Sorry, the family reads this and I don’t support profanity. :)). Well, actually she brought up the time when Tyra walked out it in a bikini and told the world to kiss her fat a**, but Meghan went on to say she felt like saying the same thing to Laura. So technically she did say it. This little spat is turning into mud-slinging of the highest degree. I much prefer Laura to Meghan the RINO (not a weight reference, I promise), but her comments were uncalled for. At the same time, so were Meghan’s. I can’t imagine where this will go from here, but I must say it is providing much entertainment for many people, myself included. Maybe Meghan will realize that she shouldn’t go around trying moderate-ize the party so soon? I don’t know, but until then I will just sit back and watch this all unfold.
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Meghan McCain has had a rough time lately; first after she criticized Ann Coulter and now with Laura Ingraham commenting on her weight. What do you think about Laura Ingraham’s comments? Vote in today’s poll and see where the majority of The Conservative Journal readers stand ont he issue. (If your not familiar with the story, click here to read the main article.)
And sorry there was no poll yesterday, I was having internet trouble and couldn’t access the site! Sorry again for the inconvenience!
Meghan McCain has hit a spot of rough luck as of late. It all began with her comments about Ann Coulter, which angered many conesrvatives, in which she stated that she described using several negative adjectives. And while I wasn’t angry at Meghan over this incident, I didn’t think it was a very smart thing to do. It’s not really good PR for someone that is just now trying to make a name for herself in the political world to diss someone that is an established member of the conservative media. Anyway, apparently those comments upset a lot of people more than they should have, including well established conservative pundit Laura Ingraham. I’m a big Laura fan, but this was a bit extreme. On her radio show she made fun of McCain, labeling her a “valley girl”, among other things. Those comments, in my opinion, are completely within reason and I see no problem in them. HOWEVER, Ingraham went on to criticize McCain for her weight, saying she wouldn’t get a spot on MTV’s The Real World because they don’t like plus size models. (Huh? Is this really Laura Ingraham?) Let me just say that I’m not a guy that gets offended or gets hurt feelings very easily, and I have a high tolerance for most things. I take everything in a light-hearted manner and just laugh at everything. This, however, is a bit ridiculous. So Meghan isn’t the skinniest girl in world, she sure isn’t the biggest. She’s a lovely girl who happens to not be a zero; yes, that is possible. Now I’m all about criticism, and I think Meghan deserves her fair share over the Ann Coulter debacle (Whether you like Ann or not, you’ve got to admit Meghan was a bit out of line), but not criticism about a 25 year old girl’s weight. So shame on you Laura, I expected better from you!
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**Further reading from The Conservative Journal on Meghan McCain**
John McCain’s daughter Megan spoke against the wonderful Ann Coulter calling her “offensive, radical, insulting, and confusing all at the same time”. She also said that extremist like Ann were turning her off from the GOP, so they must be turning off more than just her. She then said that she only appeals to radical conservatives, who she claims are dying off. I’m sorry, but I thought the hard-core conservatives were having a comeback? Maybe Megan doesn’t agree. She’s a lovely young lady, but I imagine things like this are the reason she can’t get a date. I think Megan needs to understand that every group has that iconic figurehead that’s “on the fringe”. It’s just the way it goes, and there is no point wasting air complaining about it. That point aside, why complain about Ann Coulter? I mean, the girl’s got skills. She can debate with the best of ’em and she’s brilliant. I can think of several so-called “radical figureheads” to complain about other than Ann. Sean Hannity, anyone? And as for her comments that Ann Coulter is turning people away from the party? I find zero truth in that, but let’s juts say if it is true, the liberal nuts such as Keith Olbermann and everyone at the Daily Kos must be turning would-be liberals away in droves. I think we would actually benefit from more people like Ann Coulter that say what they mean and mean what they say. There’s no point in watering anything down, and what you hear from Coulter is about as strong and bold as you can get it. More power to you Ann! And for Megan: Don’t take yourself too seriously, that’s America’s downfall.
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