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Meghan McCain on the Future of the Republican Party
northeastcobbpatch.com ^ | 2011-03-15

Posted on 03/16/2011 4:54:48 PM PDT by rabscuttle385

“Incivility is everywhere,” Meghan McCain said during a presentation at Kennesaw State University on Monday. “It’s on television, it’s in real life, but most especially, it’s in the political arena.”

McCain, the daughter of former Presidential candidate and Arizona Sen. John McCain, spoke at the Prillamin Hall auditorium before opening up the floor to questions. The Daily Beast writer and author of the books “My Dad, John McCain” and “Dirty Sexy Politics” addressed a number of political and social issues during her lecture, specifically the future of the Republican Party in the United States.

“The town hall really is the last pure form of democracy,” McCain said. “Republicans and Democrats seem even less capable of getting along and compromising, not to mention tolerating and treating one another with respect.” McCain stated that media plays a large role in fueling political hostilities and said partisan extremism has become “flat out dangerous.”

McCain labels herself a "progressive Republican" and said she considers some members of the party “stubborn” and unwilling to cater to certain demographics. She said she voted for John Kerry in the 2004 Presidential election, and registered as a member of the Republican Party as a birthday gift to her father in 2008. Campaigning for her father’s Presidential run was a “crash course” in politics and instigated her shift in party ideals, she said.

McCain discussed the Republican Party’s inability to capitalize on electronic media as pivotal in 2008 election losses, noting that "the next generation of Republicans” will have to court college-aged voters.

She said the 2008 election results proved that “the youth vote matters."

McCain's ideologies, mainly her support of marriage equality and gay rights, have led to harsh criticism from some members of the G.O.P. She said she has been singled out by conservative pundits like Laura Ingraham but believes personal attacks should have “no place in politics or media."

McCain said she also encountered “blatant sexism” on the campaign trail, noting that the media is "obsessed" with attacking and demonizing female politicians and analysts.

“I ask our generation to demand better,” said McCain. “By bringing civility back to politics, we will be bringing back respect, tolerance and goodwill.”

McCain said she holds an “amalgam of beliefs” and believes that breaking out of extreme partisanship is essential for the future of both Republicans and Democrats.

McCain said she believes in both strong national defense and climate change and is “determined to pass marriage equality in this country.”

“I have a cross tattooed on my wrist to remind me of my faith,” McCain said. She doesn’t believe being gay is a sin and noted that “the straight, white male is not the face of America anymore.”

McCain also expressed her support for the DREAM Act. She said she is “embarrassed“ by Arizona’s controversial Minutemen Project yet does view illegal immigration as a problem that poses economic and social repercussions. She also criticized the Tea Party movement's questions about President Obama’s faith as irrelevant issues. McCain described herself as “super pro-Israel” and noted her opposition to Obama’s health care plan, stating that the overall quality of health care services would suffer under the program.

As for the near future of the Republican Party, McCain said she does not think Sarah Palin should be the party’s front-runner for the 2012 Presidential election. There are “more qualified candidates” in contention, she said, specifically former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.

“I really feel she gives a new spin on a lot of things,” said attendee and KSU student Caleb Wallace. Wallace said McCain speaks “for a lot of people who have become very disappointed with the way the older generation has handled things.”

“I love the Republican Party, especially what I know it can become,” McCain said. “I don’t believe I’m the lone spokesperson for young Republicans. Our generation faces the most daunting future of all, but I believe absolutely we are the most capable. We can demand better, and we can create a better world. We can refuse to contribute to the polarization of American politics.”

“You can support gay marriage and our troops,” McCain concluded in her presentation. “We need to speak for ourselves (and) be the examples we don’t have.”


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1 posted on 03/16/2011 4:55:01 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385

She voted for Kerry in 2004. She’s a pro-homosexual democrat.

Whatever she says, do the opposite.


2 posted on 03/16/2011 4:57:41 PM PDT by Dr. Eckleburg ("I don't think they want my respect; I think they want my submission." - Flemming Rose)
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To: rabscuttle385

Egads, will this stupid little twit ever leave us?


3 posted on 03/16/2011 4:57:53 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: rabscuttle385

Go away fat Skank!


4 posted on 03/16/2011 4:57:59 PM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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To: rabscuttle385

**********She said she voted for John Kerry in the 2004 Presidential election, and registered as a member of the Republican Party as a birthday gift to her father in 2008.

Nuff’ said...


5 posted on 03/16/2011 4:58:10 PM PDT by max americana
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To: rabscuttle385

The nail in the coffin, just say no to Romney.


6 posted on 03/16/2011 4:58:21 PM PDT by boomop1
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To: rabscuttle385
No doubt Megan thought the illegal alien who murdered one of the neighbors over the way yesterday was a hunk or something ~ guy'd even been deported in 2004!

I think Megan should look into being spayed before her pantload of genes and gene byproducts gets loose in the general population.

7 posted on 03/16/2011 4:58:21 PM PDT by muawiyah (Make America Safe For Americans)
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To: rabscuttle385

Why is she a Republican? Just as a “gift for her dad”?


8 posted on 03/16/2011 4:58:38 PM PDT by WonkyTonky
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To: rabscuttle385

Shut up Meghan, JUST SHUT UP!


9 posted on 03/16/2011 4:58:51 PM PDT by chicagolady (Mexican Elite say: EXPORT Poverty Let the American Taxpayer foot the bill !)
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To: rabscuttle385

Good grief. Could we get a ban on articles by or about this waste of oxygen?


10 posted on 03/16/2011 4:59:35 PM PDT by TheZMan (Just secede and get it over with. No love lost on either side. Cya.)
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To: rabscuttle385

If I didn’t already know whom not to support, I do now. Thanks, Meghan.


11 posted on 03/16/2011 4:59:40 PM PDT by OldNewYork (social justice isn't justice; it's just socialism)
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To: rabscuttle385

Does anyone really care what she thinks??


12 posted on 03/16/2011 4:59:48 PM PDT by RnMomof7
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To: rabscuttle385
You can support gay marriage and our troops uh no. It is the troops 100%!!!!
13 posted on 03/16/2011 4:59:59 PM PDT by ColdOne
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To: rabscuttle385
I've said my share of ridiculous things in life as well, but I didn't have a doting press just waiting for me to say something like she does. If she was saying things supportive of the Tea Party or Palin the press would probably not give her airplay.
14 posted on 03/16/2011 5:00:02 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: rabscuttle385
“Incivility is everywhere,” Meghan McCain said during a presentation at Kennesaw State University on Monday. “It’s on television, it’s in real life, but most especially, it’s in the political arena.”

Most especially, Meghan, it's in your bathroom mirror...

15 posted on 03/16/2011 5:01:44 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: rabscuttle385

If space aliens appeared and zapped Meghan with a ray that increased her IQ by 50 points, she might comprehend that the media is using her as a weapon against the GOP.

Okay, probably not.


16 posted on 03/16/2011 5:01:57 PM PDT by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: boomop1

Republicans at this point should change their name to Whig. Let us go and for a real political party and save the countrys Bacon.


17 posted on 03/16/2011 5:03:29 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (34 States)
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To: rabscuttle385

Who gives a flip about what this clown thinks?


18 posted on 03/16/2011 5:04:20 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: rabscuttle385
Hey Boobs! I have a great idea!

Why don't you and you're daddy start a RINO party for "moderates?"

You could run the whole show!

19 posted on 03/16/2011 5:04:45 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." -- Barry Soetoro, June 11, 2008)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle
have a doting press just waiting for me to say something like she does. If she was saying things supportive of the Tea Party or Palin the press would probably not give her airplay.

It must be genetic

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20 posted on 03/16/2011 5:05:06 PM PDT by digger48
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To: rabscuttle385

Why not just vote democrat? She’s a joke!


21 posted on 03/16/2011 5:05:18 PM PDT by APatientMan (Pick a side)
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To: rabscuttle385

Who is backing this piglet? Voted for Kerry? Joined GOP to please her Dad? How can she speaks for Republican Party?


22 posted on 03/16/2011 5:05:40 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: rabscuttle385

I would like to slap her.


23 posted on 03/16/2011 5:05:58 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: rabscuttle385

I fondly remember the old days, when all we had to worry about the “Springerization” of American. Now, universities are giving forums to high-self-esteem dingbats like this.

Someone asked, when we will be rid of her? We’ll be rid of her as soon as the Left stops perceiving her as a useful tool (a la Cindy Sheehan).


24 posted on 03/16/2011 5:07:32 PM PDT by workerbee (We're not scared, Maobama -- we're pissed off!)
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To: rabscuttle385

The word “nincompoop” was designed just for her!


25 posted on 03/16/2011 5:08:21 PM PDT by Cricket24 (Proud to be a CONSERVATIVE WOMAN!!!!!!!)
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To: rabscuttle385

“Moo ma moo moo moo moo moo, Thank Moo”


26 posted on 03/16/2011 5:08:39 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: rabscuttle385
...and registered as a member of the Republican Party as a birthday gift to her father in 2008.

Bringing down the party from within...I'm sure it was a fabulous bithday gift for poppa.

27 posted on 03/16/2011 5:10:10 PM PDT by Lauren BaRecall (Boehner, you B@st@rd!)
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To: rabscuttle385

This thread is absolutely useless without the pic of her on the bed with the laptop and the Bud Light.


28 posted on 03/16/2011 5:10:19 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: BOOM. Taste My Cluebat!)
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To: Interesting Times
If space aliens appeared and zapped Meghan with a ray that increased her IQ by 50 points, she might comprehend that the media is using her as a weapon against the GOP.

She already comprehends it -- that's her plan. Both she and her Daddy are wasted protoplasm.

29 posted on 03/16/2011 5:15:39 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: rabscuttle385

She is playing the role of the “useful idiot” for the dimoKKKRATS and the msm.


30 posted on 03/16/2011 5:15:49 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: rabscuttle385

She is a democrat who convert to the republican party to try and make it in her own image.

Boy I’ll bet Myth and his bots aren’t happy with her support.


31 posted on 03/16/2011 5:16:09 PM PDT by stockpirate (Republican leadership is made up of SOCIALISTS, so they aren't caving.)
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To: rabscuttle385

“Incivility is a word I learned this week, let’s talk about it.”


32 posted on 03/16/2011 5:16:46 PM PDT by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: rabscuttle385

She’s just like herpes, she just never goes away.


33 posted on 03/16/2011 5:17:11 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: rabscuttle385

“McCain said she does not think Sarah Palin should be the party’s front-runner for the 2012 Presidential election.”

Run, Sarah, Run!


34 posted on 03/16/2011 5:18:02 PM PDT by APatientMan (Pick a side)
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To: rabscuttle385
Sorry. Her fifteen minutes expired about two years ago. Guess they didn't get the word in Kennesaw.
35 posted on 03/16/2011 5:21:00 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: rabscuttle385

If it were not for our celebrity-addled culture and a maliciously partisan news media, this little twit would be doing desk duty for some junior senator; most likely under the desk.


36 posted on 03/16/2011 5:21:40 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: RichInOC
For YOU!


37 posted on 03/16/2011 5:22:31 PM PDT by Lauren BaRecall (Boehner, you B@st@rd!)
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38 posted on 03/16/2011 5:26:43 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet ("You cannot invade the US There would be a rifle behind each blade of grass." Yamamoto)
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To: rabscuttle385

Ms McChunky is a chip off the old block. She is a reflection of her parents.

Perhaps Ms McChunky could volunteer to go over to Japan and help people, or maybe she could go to Libya and offer herself to Gadaffi?

Maybe some extra radiation might knock some sense into her.


39 posted on 03/16/2011 5:28:21 PM PDT by dforest
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To: muawiyah

“I think Megan should look into being spayed before her pantload of genes and gene byproducts gets loose in the general population.”

Hopefully, not a problem, as she seems to be queer. One can only hope.


40 posted on 03/16/2011 5:28:27 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: rabscuttle385

Does anyone really care what this insolent dimwit really thinks?

I mean.......really??


41 posted on 03/16/2011 5:31:02 PM PDT by RightOnline
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To: rabscuttle385

Meghan, in Japan people have died, are dying and are racing to save their economy and their country. You though, are a self-absorbed, likely narcissistic, liberal twit and NOBODY gives a rats ass what you think.


42 posted on 03/16/2011 5:32:29 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (70 years ago the Japanese were our mortal enemies. Today, we pray for their nation.)
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To: muawiyah

No sane guy would do her!


43 posted on 03/16/2011 5:43:19 PM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: rabscuttle385

Refresh me, who is Meghan McCain and why should I care what she thinks?


44 posted on 03/16/2011 5:45:40 PM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: rabscuttle385

Truly, a towering intellect.


45 posted on 03/16/2011 6:05:13 PM PDT by mkleesma (`Call to me, and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.')
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To: rabscuttle385

Truly, a towering intellect.


46 posted on 03/16/2011 6:05:21 PM PDT by mkleesma (`Call to me, and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.')
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To: rabscuttle385

As soon as I see her name I don’t read the article...


47 posted on 03/16/2011 6:10:30 PM PDT by CommieCutter (Promote Liberal Extinction: Support gay marriage and abortion!)
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To: Luke21
Egads, will this stupid little twit ever leave us?

Not if the media and Democratic Party have their way she won't. Talks like a DEM, Supports Dem policies, Votes Liberal DEM, she's a Liberal DEM trying to nullify GOP elections. It's a Family Tradition.

48 posted on 03/16/2011 6:26:47 PM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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49 posted on 03/16/2011 6:30:26 PM PDT by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts!)
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Note to self: don’t send kids to Kennesaw State University. Either staff or students are incredibly stupid to invite this moron to speak.


50 posted on 03/16/2011 6:41:41 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("The time will come when Winter will ask you what you were doing all Summer" -- Henry Clay)
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