Meghan McCain is so honest about what she feels is wrong with the “right” that some conservatives are questioning her political leanings.Is Meghan McCain really a conservative or a secret liberal? Others feel that Meghan McCain is suggesting that the GOP needs to morph into a party that resembles the Democratic party.Here’s a Republican viewpoint from Dayton Daily News:
“Sen. John McCain’s daughter and his presidential campaign manager think they’ve figured out why McCain lost the 2008 election and what Republicans must do to win in the future: They need to be more like Democrats.
Steve Schmidt and Meghan McCain delivered their analyses in separate speeches to the Log Cabin Republicans, whose stated mission “is to work within the Republican Party to advocate equal rights for all Americans, including gays and lesbians.”
Schmidt said he believes that a political party should not take or argue a position on same-sex marriage based on religious grounds. “If you put public policy to a religious test,” he said, “you risk becoming a religious party, and in a free country, a political party cannot remain viable in the long term if it is seen as sectarian.” (End of Excerpt) Read the rest here.
And here’s another conservative from U.S. News that can’t find anything “right” about Ms. McCain :
“The political issues on which Meghan McCain urges moderation are some of the very issues that the GOP used successfully to realign the electorate in the 1980s and 1990s and which played a major role in winning the White House for George W. Bush in 2000 and 2004.
Ms. McCain, for example, urges acceptance of gay marriage—as now does McCain campaign manager Steve Schmidt. But they forget that it was state-based efforts in defense of the traditional definition of marriage that helped Bush beat Sen. John F. Kerry of Massachusetts in 2004. And that there has been no place, at least none that I can find, where the pro-gay marriage position has triumphed when put to a vote of the people.
In fact, it was just a few years ago, after the Vermont legislature voted to approve civil unions, that the GOP took over the state House of Representatives in the electoral backlash. And I expect to see a similar outcome after its approval of gay marriage over a gubernatorial veto earlier this month.
“I think we’re seeing a war brewing in the Republican Party, but it is not between us and Democrats,” Ms. McCain told the Log Cabin Republican Convention. “It is not between us and liberals. It is between the future and the past.”
She’s welcome to try, but I think the real issue is for the party to return to its Reaganite, limited-government roots. And the close to 1 million, by some estimates, people who turned out for last Wednesday’s national tax day tea parties seem to agree. They were quite clear they believe they are being taxed, spent, regulated, and borrowed to death by the federal government.
And so my advice to Ms. McCain, and to those folks who think she might be right, is to focus on issues that unite us, like taxes and spending, not those that divide us, and then try to prove you know how to win an election or two before telling everyone else what their agendas should be.”(End of Excerpt) Read the rest here.
Whew! Meghan McCain is really getting under the skin of a whole lot of conservatives.The highly opinionated blonde has already said that “old school republicans are scared shitless“! Whatever it is,they aren’t wasting anytime responding to the change that Meghan McCain says the GOP desperately needs.But,I’m sure that Meghan McCain will only tell her critics to “kiss her fat ass“! Because that’s what she told Laura Ingraham to do when Meghan appeared on The View. Here’s more from the NY Daily News:
“As far as I’m concerned with what’s going on with Laura Ingraham, on my end, it’s over,” McCain told King. “There are nine million women in this country suffering from eating disorders. And I’m not going to be bullied around about my weight and what kind of standards I’m not fitting.”
In the past few weeks since she started her career as a political columnist, McCain has angered conservatives – especially after she blasted pundit Ann Coulter, calling the author, “offensive, radical, insulting, and confusing all at the same time.” Ingraham had poked fun of McCain’s weight on her radio show, then back-peddled on an interview with Fox News a few days later.
Meghan McCain’s “progressive” – code for liberal in the eyes of many fellow Republicans – views on supporting gay marriage have also made her controversial among her party’s base.
“I have taken heat, but in fairness to me, I am a different generation than the people that are giving me heat,” McCain told King. “I’m 24 years old. I’m not in my 40s, I’m not in my 50s and older.”
But perhaps her most controversial view as far as Republicans are concerned is her support for Obama to succeed as president.
“He’s our president and when the election was over and when President Obama won, all negative feelings were gone,” McCain said on the CNN show. “I support the president.” (End of Excerpt) Read the rest here.
Meghan McCain is a hell of a good sport for supporting the man who beat her father in the presidential race. But,if she understands the importance of supporting the president of the United States of America,then what the hell is wrong with those “patriots” who have been working to undermine President Obama since he took office?
Give him the same chance that I gave George W. Bush when he allegedly beat Al Gore. Even though there were some serious questions about whether George Bush really won. I supported George Bush because he was my president. We gave him a chance to make mistakes for 8 yrs. And we are continuing to find out just how horrific some of those errors were.
Now,it’s time for those who were in power then,like Dick Cheney,to support the president. And to “go away” like George Bush has. After all the chaos that took place under the Bush administration,I don’t lend much credence to anything that Dick Cheney has to say anyway.
Where was the honesty & transparency at when Bush & Cheney were in charge of serving the American people & doing what was in the country’s best interest? I mean,the law was redefined so that torture could be permitted. For all of those who want to protect American values,this ought to be of great concern to every American.
How much executive power are we willing to give a president? The Bush administration’s actions pale in comparison to all of the arguments that have been made about President Obama.
If you love your country,you should be outraged. But,if it’s all about which party you’ve pledged allegiance to,then you should be feeling defensive.Unfortunately,I’m hearing a whole lot of defense instead of outrage from the right. And that is wrong!
We do not torture in America. And that is what those “harsh interrogation methods” amounted to.You can call it what you want,but it is what it is! This is supposed to be a civilized society,remember?
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