Meghan McCain reminds me of my oldest niece. They even look a bit alike. They are both the same age. Meghan is more conservative than my niece on some things, and my niece is more conservative than she on others. I think one of the far right’s problems with Meghan’s generation is they cannot be pegged. My niece is seriously anti-abortion and seriously in love with Obama. She’s having a difficult time dealing with this. Meghan is pro-choice, fairly conservative with fiscal matters, and “modern” in her approach to social items. She and my niece probably agree 50% of the time.
My niece will end up Republican. She has too much respect for life that she is having a difficult time doing the liberal hard-line. She was brainwashed by one of the legendary professors who likes to send innocent kids into horribly dangerous situations, so she can get the kudos for it.
Both girls need one thing – age. They are still growing up and testing their wings. For conservatives to pile onto Meghan McCain the way they do is deplorable. She’s still a kid. I think many are basically jealous of her parental connections. So what – Michelle Malkin used her hubby to get ahead. Michael Reagan used his last name. Give the kid a break. I know it terrifies the far right, but she is the future of the GOP – they are not.
And so – once again the conservative world wants Meghan McCain drawn and quartered, hung, keel-hauled, flogged, put in stocks, and probably exiled to the Moon.
Meghan McCain has a Daily Beast column where she basically rakes Michelle Malkin over the coals for not comprehending that we live in a changing world. Megan McCain reminds me of my niece. She has a lot to offer, and a lot to learn. I think she has become the flash-point for the real “war” the GOP faces. Are we going to allow the far right, like Malkin, who is NOT a Republican control our agenda and who we “allow” to be a Republican, or are we going to listen to reason.
“…It’s true that Democrats make being a member appealing in a much different way than the Republican Party does. The Democrats seem to have mastered inclusiveness—whereas Republicans, like a country club, seem to require a litmus test. But if people like Michelle Malkin and Ann Coulter think they can bully me into giving up this fight and what I am doing, they are going to be severely disappointed. And I can assure them that unless they start being realistic about the cultural and generational differences between the two sides of the party, there will not be a new generation of Republicans….”
The Pink Flamingo has been saying the same thing for years. Where Meghan gets it wrong is mistaking Michelle Malkin and her ilk for Republicans. This is where the real problem is, and will be until Republicans come to grips with the fact that people like Malkin do not have our best interests at heart.
Then there is The Pink Flamingo’s friend Sally Vee. She send me a link to a comment she left at HillBuzz. I emailed and told her I was going to use a portion of it.
“…Yeah, we have a serious problem with pride and ego on our side. And when it is combined with obnoxious “I told you so” and “I’m right, and you’re not” verbal bludgeoning, it’s a wonder there are any Republicans at all. A few of the most frequent Republican recipients of Mighty Righty rage these days: Michael Steele, Lindsey Graham, Paul Ryan, of course John McCain. I just don’t get it. That’s a list of four men I love and respect tremendously!…”
The problem with “lashing out” at Michelle Malkin and Ann Coulter is the fact that they have an army of loyal fans who know how to say very nasty things about people. In fact, some of them are downright vicious. In fact, Michelle Malkin can be downright vicious when it comes to someone who goes against her handlers.
Naturally Meghan McCain is the evil twit from hell because she dared criticize Michelle Malkin. My complaint about Malkin is the fact that she is NOT Republican and never misses an opportunity to slam the GOP, no matter what. I find rather amusing the fact that “normal” conservatives and Republicans will not go anywhere near Patrick J. Buchanan and don’t mind calling him a racist. Strange how Michelle Malkin writes for some of the same publications, such as VDare, has some of the same associations, but she’s given a pass.
Meghan McCain may be young and sometimes a little too willing to rattle the elephant’s trunk, but I’d much rather associate with she and her friends than Malkin’s bunch – much, much rather.
People like Michelle Malkin and the far far far right are NOT Republicans and DO NOT have the best interests of the GOP at heart. They are doing everything they can to harm the GOP. It’s time people wake up and smell the dirty cat litter and dump it. If not, Obama is going to destroy our nation.
Malkin has a right to exist and write and prosper. So does Meghan McCain. I think Meghan is closer to the future of the GOP than is Malkin. Sure, Meghan steps in it, quite often, but at least she’s trying.