Hello comrades. Want to caucus with me liberally?
– Meghan McCain, a contributor to TheDailyBeast.com, is the daughter of Sen. John McCain and Cindy McCain. But it’s her recent verbal sparring with conservative Republicans that’s put her in the spotlight.
Meghan McCain tells Larry King on Monday night: “I’m not going to be bullied around about my weight.”
In a wide-ranging interview on Monday on CNN’s “Larry King Live,” McCain discussed her thoughts on President Obama, her recent heated exchange with radio host Laura Ingraham, her tattoos and more.
The following transcript has been edited for brevity and clarity:
Larry King: [President Obama] is taking some criticism for smiling and laughing [during his “60 Minutes” interview.] Are you one of those critics?
Meghan McCain: You know, I actually am not. I think anyone that would possibly think that the president is not taking the economy seriously — I just think it’s ridiculous. …
King: [Is President Obama getting overexposed]?
McCain: I think he is on the verge of it. I do think you have to be careful. But it is a different generation. [My] generation … we like our celebrities. And I think that he realizes that because he is very much a Generation Y president. However, he is on the risk of alienating his older followers.
King: Does Obama seem like the same guy who ran against your dad? How do you view him?
McCain: He’s our president and when the election was over and when President Obama won, all negative feelings were gone. I support the president. LINK
And that’s all I need to know about Miss McCain. Why exactly is anyone interviewing Meghan McCain? No one interviewed the Bush twins about anything of substance. The only thing time the media paid any attention to them was when they stalked them through their college years trying to embarrass their father.
I want to hear from Meghan McCain about as much as I want to hear from Chelsea Clinton. ZERO. I don’t care, especially when she is not a conservative or even a Republican for that matter. What are her credentials? Being the daughter of a failed moderate politician?
Face it Meghan you bit off more than you could chew picking a fight with Laura Ingraham. *Snark*.
Look, Meghan McCain is probably a very nice person. But she is not someone who represents the conservative movement or the Republican party. For all intents and purposes she’s a Democrat in her ideology. Here’s the proof:
McCain: I consider myself a progressive Republican. (What the hell is that? Arlen Specter that’s what!) I am liberal on social issues. (Then you’re a Democrat) And I think that the party is at a place where social issues shouldn’t be the issues that define the party. (But that’s what our party is about, dopey!) 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. (Translation: I’m a dumb kid)
King: Therefore, you must, based on what you said, disagree with your father? … Do you discuss it?
McCain: We have a very big generation gap between me and my father. Yes, we discuss them. He’s very open-minded. I was raised in an open-minded home. I was raised a Christian, but I was raised open-minded Christian — one to accept people, love people, not pass judgment. …
I believe in gay marriage. … I personally am pro-life, but I’m not going to judge someone that’s pro-choice. It is not my place to judge other people and what they do with their body. (All evil needs to succeed is for good men to stand by and do nothing.)
Well Meghan, maybe you should caucus with Barney Frank, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid because that’s who you are ideologically tied to. Your views – in case anyone hasn’t told you – are not compatible with conservative ideals. I wish you well on your quest to find yourself. Don’t let this first wrong turn discourage your trip down life’s highway. But remember, Meghan: someday when you grow up and you get your first paycheck, and you look down and realize that YOUR government has confiscated an obscene sum, try to remember that bit about being progressive and non judgmental. Let me know how that works out for you… Ugh!