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Meghan McCain: ‘Would Be, Like, Slitting My Wrists’ If Dad Had Endorsed ‘Moron’ Santorum
Mediaite ^ | January 5, 2012 | Frances Martel

Posted on 01/05/2012 10:15:34 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Meghan McCain is a person who gets paid to think and say intelligent things about politics on cable news. The daughter of Sen. John McCain, who before joining MSNBC was famous for tweeting a provocative photo of her breasts, joined Lawrence O’Donnell last night to discuss her father’s endorsement of Mitt Romney. Other than stating the obvious about Romney (“[his sons] are just perfect and beautiful”) she took the time to call someone else a “moron”– namely, Rick Santorum who, had Sen. McCain endorsed him, “I mean, I’d be, like, slitting my wrists” over it.

RELATED: Meghan McCain Predicts ‘Bedlam And Hysteria’ If Santorum Becomes The Nominee

O’Donnell began by noting that it was bizarre that Sen. McCain would endorse Romney because “he hates Mitt Romney,” but he probably hates Santorum more. “Santorum is a moron,” contributed McCain, which amused O’Donnell because “I love hearing Republicans calling Republicans morons.” She then tried to say “My dad really like Mitt Romney” with a straight face, for which O’Donnell mocked her. So she tried to explain how much worse any other alternative would be: “If he would’ve endorsed Santorum, I mean, I would be, like, slitting my wrists.”

The conversation went on, as McCain took a subtle dig at other previous Republican candidates that have not endorsed (hello Sarah Palin!) by saying that “it lacks courage” to not endorse. She went on to explain that she believed Sen. McCain “could win governor of New Hampshire” today if he chose to run (?) and “what people think about losing candidates is their prerogative.” She then went on to corroborate her love of Mitt Romney by admitting to stealing his yard signs and being “obsessed with their sons, they’re just perfect and beautiful” unlike the prestigious McCain family, that counts among them one of the most powerful men in the Senate but are, apparently, just “a tattooed bunch of drinkers.”

Meghan McCain’s quest for acceptance in punditry has, unfortunately for those who acknowledge her shortcomings, the built in invulnerability of gaining strength from criticism, in the unhealthiest way. By virtue treating her on equal footing with people who have earned the right to a place in the public discourse, McCain wins. And for a long time, McCain has benefited from the unavoidable reality that, youth notwithstanding, she is simply not in the same intellectual league as her contemporaries on both the left (Ezra Klein, Chris Hayes) and the right (Andrea Tantaros, Mary Katharine Ham). Half out of pity and half out of, perhaps, having better things to do, it has been a hallmark of media criticism of McCain that it is tailored to her levels of comprehension and apparent sensitivity and thus much milder than her actual statements deserve. When she has been attacked harshly, it has not been for the waste of time and energy that she represents in the public consciousness, but for entirely unfair and superficial reasons, and those that called out Glenn Beck, among others, for ignoring her words and resorting to cruelty have been correct.

And so to actually sit down and analyze why comments like “[Mitt Romney]‘s son are perfect and beautiful” and “I mean, I would, like, slit my wrists” are not actually political insights that should be on any respected political venue is, at the very least, a tedious endeavor. Simply put, there’s a reason why O’Donnell talks down to McCain in a way that he did not even do when he had a high school girl on the program explain why she thought Rep. Michele Bachmann was dumb. No one ever leaves a Meghan McCain column or a segment on cable news thinking, “wow, I hadn’t thought of that” or “I’m glad I took the time to figure out what this woman is thinking.” Those on the left may leave a McCain appearance or column with a chuckle, as she confirms many patronizing stereotypes about the right– perhaps this is what makes her a perfect fit on MSNBC. Say what you will about polemics on both sides of the aisle– from Rachel Maddow to Sean Hannity– every extreme and eye-catching comment they make is balanced by an insight into their worldview that reminds the viewer they are worthy of their place in primetime. The same can be said of McCain’s contemporaries– so as to control for the fact that it is unfair to compare commentators that have decades of experience on McCain with her. For every silly, off-the-record email or outlandishly out-of-nowhere attack on ideological parties that are later proven correct, there’s the sense of passion for knowledge and simple intellectual effort that is sorely lacking from the McCain experience, and as long as that fact is ignored by those whose hearts are softened by such political laziness, she’ll be ready for the airwaves, prepping to call someone else a “moron.”

The segment via MSNBC below:

(VIDEO AT LINK)


TOPICS: Arizona; Campaign News; Issues; Parties
KEYWORDS: mccain; meghanmccain; nomanwilllayher; palin; romney; santorum
If not for being born to wealth and privilege, she'd be a receptionist at a tanning salon or dancing in a fourth rate gentleman's club.
1 posted on 01/05/2012 10:15:43 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Meghan McCain: living proof that chickens aren’t the only vertebrates that can survive with their heads cut off.


2 posted on 01/05/2012 10:21:15 PM PST by rfp1234 (RFP's Law: Whoever blames Bush first shall lose the argument.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

PROJECTION....MORON


3 posted on 01/05/2012 10:21:56 PM PST by goodnesswins (Adversity makes us bitter or better.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Meghan McCain: ‘Would Be, Like, Slitting My Wrists’ If Dad Had Endorsed ‘Moron’ Santorum

Hey, Meghan. Demonstrate it for us so we'll really get the idea of the angst you suffered. I think your example will deeply move us.
4 posted on 01/05/2012 10:22:23 PM PST by aruanan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Meghan McCain is a person who gets paid to think and say intelligent things about politics on cable news.

If that's what she really gets paid to do, she couldn't make enough to buy a thimble to fit her brain in.

5 posted on 01/05/2012 10:25:14 PM PST by Darkwolf377
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
If not for being born to wealth and privilege, she'd be a receptionist at a tanning salon or dancing in a fourth rate gentleman's club.

Yep!!! You got it!!!
6 posted on 01/05/2012 10:25:31 PM PST by gimme1ibertee ("Criticism......brings attention to an unhealthy state of things"-Winston Churchill)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The acorn does not fall far from the tree


7 posted on 01/05/2012 10:32:17 PM PST by FlyingEagle
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You have to admit, she is an expert on morons.

PRay for America


8 posted on 01/05/2012 10:34:38 PM PST by bray (Ride Santorum back to Sanity)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All

She and Margaret Hoover are a real pair - “sisters from a different mister”.


9 posted on 01/05/2012 10:43:35 PM PST by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!)
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To: llandres

..Maybe she can emigrate to France and take the maverick


10 posted on 01/05/2012 10:47:52 PM PST by spokeshave (Ron Paul finally lit a match after dousing himself with gasoline)
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To: aruanan

11 posted on 01/05/2012 10:50:44 PM PST by Bratch
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
If not for being born to wealth and privilege, she'd be a receptionist at a tanning salon or dancing in a fourth rate gentleman's club.

You got that right!

12 posted on 01/05/2012 10:58:37 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m just smiling knowing I’m not the guy who’s going to marry her. What a little harpy fascist.


13 posted on 01/05/2012 11:03:00 PM PST by Free Vulcan (Election 2012 - America stands or falls. No more excuses. Get involved.)
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To: Bratch

Meghan Mac the Knife.


14 posted on 01/05/2012 11:04:35 PM PST by aruanan
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To: bray

I’m chuckling, secretly hoping that Juan McCain decides he made a mistake and then endorses Santorum. Slit wrists aren’t pretty, but, ...............


15 posted on 01/05/2012 11:09:33 PM PST by Catsrus
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Now I REALLY wish her dad endorsed Santorum.


16 posted on 01/05/2012 11:20:27 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Don’t slit your wrists Meghan, no one wants to clean all the Hershey’s syrup that would flow forth.


17 posted on 01/05/2012 11:45:48 PM PST by word_warrior_bob (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vs6qZd_xP1w)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Promises promises.


18 posted on 01/05/2012 11:47:58 PM PST by peteyd (A dog may bite you in the ass,but it will never stab you in the back.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
> If not for being born to wealth and privilege, she'd be a receptionist at a tanning salon or dancing in a fourth rate gentleman's club.

You're gonna need a bigger pole...

19 posted on 01/05/2012 11:49:09 PM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: aruanan

Maybe she’ll go online and flash her ta-ta’s again

oh wait, already did that


20 posted on 01/06/2012 12:54:05 AM PST by silverleaf (Common sense is not so common- Voltaire)
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To: rfp1234
Have some fun with a Liberal and ask who has publicly endorsed Obama this election.

21 posted on 01/06/2012 12:57:08 AM PST by MaxMax
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Meghan McCain...shes’ got, like, big tits...like, you know?


22 posted on 01/06/2012 1:43:54 AM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: FlyingEagle

The ding dong doesn’t fall from the bell.


23 posted on 01/06/2012 1:56:49 AM PST by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"...dancing in a fourth rate gentleman's club."

LMAO!!!!

Seriously, who even bothers to inquire of this dilapidated skankbag's opinion, much less record and report upon it? It's like asking some junkyard bull mastiff what it's "thoughts" are on the current political scene.

Puh-LEEZE!?!

Meghan should be on her knees, thanking White Male America for allowing women the vote, and the right to learn to read... a traceable point in history when the whole of American society began its predictable and steady decline, if you ask me. Did you know that shopping carts were invented to teach women how to walk on their hind legs? It's true!

LOL < / SATIRE - off >

(resignedly waiting for the missus to clobber me from behind with the rolling pin...)

24 posted on 01/06/2012 3:53:39 AM PST by Gargantua (Men are CREATED equal, but 21 years later... you get the picture.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I try to not be too hard on her Dad because I believe his POW experiences might be responsible for his instability. Now I'm starting to think it's a genetic thing and has little to do with the POW deal.

God bless John for his service and the tortures he suffered, but please get him out of politics.

25 posted on 01/06/2012 4:06:28 AM PST by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: Ann Archy
If Meghan McCain ever had an original thought, that thought would commit suicide from a combination of loneliness and total boredom. Quick, Meghan, there's still time to stop the insanity and end your torment: stop associating with the MSNBC crowd. (Meghan actually makes Rachel Maddow appear sane.)
26 posted on 01/06/2012 4:06:47 AM PST by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
She is truly qualified for the Village Idiot.
27 posted on 01/06/2012 4:07:56 AM PST by bmwcyle (I am ready to serve Jesus on Earth because the GOP failed again)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Meghan McCain: ‘Would Be, Like, Slitting My Wrists’ If Dad Had Endorsed ‘Moron’ Santorum"

WOW! ANOTHER reason to vote for Santorum!

28 posted on 01/06/2012 4:15:03 AM PST by cincinnati65 (We've been taken for a ride - by Wall Street and Washington DC - Welcome to Amerika!)
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To: beaversmom

I have been to some sleazy Gentlemens club in my checkered past and I dont think one would lower their standards to hire that cow.
If Rick get to be POTUS, maybe she will herd herself out of the country to a more bovine friendly part of the globe. India perhaps?


29 posted on 01/06/2012 4:44:53 AM PST by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
A bunch of boobs.


30 posted on 01/06/2012 4:54:03 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Meghan....Shut up you dumb ....!


31 posted on 01/06/2012 4:56:14 AM PST by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Without the advantage of wealth and privalege, she’s a third tier pole dancer. The leftist media loves her though, like kids with a large blob of silly putty in their hands.


32 posted on 01/06/2012 5:02:38 AM PST by TADSLOS (Gingrich-Santorum FTW!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She needs to take advantage of her pretty breasts and leave her mind alone.


33 posted on 01/06/2012 5:07:26 AM PST by ravenwolf (reIf you believe that Nero was the anti-Christ, and among othJust a bit of the long list of proofsre)
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To: llandres

“She and Margaret Hoover are a real pair “

Yeah; what’s up with Hoover? She embarrassed herself on O’Reilly last night. She’s an valley-girl type idiot, LOVES to hear herself talk, and wouldn’t STFU. Poor Gretchen looked embarrassed for Hoover.

And McCain needs to rein in that un-cultured, illiterate bimbo of his. Good grief! With the millions of dollars they have, you’d think she’d be at least marginally educated and well spoken. My niece is Meghan’s age, and if she were as socially and mentally challenged as Meghan, I’d refuse to be seen with the kid.


34 posted on 01/06/2012 5:19:05 AM PST by MayflowerMadam
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To: dayglored

“You’re gonna need a bigger pole... “

LOL!!! Best post of the day. Hey Meghan, like, slit your wrists anyway. Like, okay?


35 posted on 01/06/2012 1:26:43 PM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How could you ever expect anything but cheese from Meg McMuffin???


36 posted on 01/06/2012 7:06:28 PM PST by rissole
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To: Free Vulcan

“I’m just smiling knowing I’m not the guy who’s going to marry her. What a little harpy fascist.”

She won’t stay little. She will stay harpy and fascist and stupid.


37 posted on 01/06/2012 11:20:17 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: Psalm 144

Even Rosie O’Donnell told her, “Eat a salad once in awhile.”


38 posted on 01/06/2012 11:22:12 PM PST by dfwgator
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