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Meghan McCain Flaunts Her Blue-Blooded Idiocy

posted at 7:00 pm on December 2, 2010 by

Originally posted at David Horowitz’s Newsreal:

It seems almost unfair for an intellectual lightweight like Meghan McCain to take Palin on. While I personally find the Palin-Reagan comparisons a little insulting to the Gipper, Palin is still vastly more intelligent than the majority of PDS-sufferers and is certainly smarter than Meggie-Poo. If this was a boxing match, Sarah would be Mike Tyson facing off against Meggie Mac as Screech. While McCain’s rambling, nonsensical columns are usually full of schadenfreude-y goodness, the columns where she attempts to attack Sarah Palin are simultaneously the most groan-worthy and the most entertaining. In her latest pathetic excuse for a column, Meggie Mac calls Palin “uneducated” … right before she admits that she has no clue what the commonly-used term “blue bloods” means and had to Google it — and she still got it wrong.

Meggie Mac is, like, so insulted that Palin called the Bushes “blue bloods.” She didn’t know what the term meant (apparently she never came across it during her 100% academically-earned degree at Columbia), but since everything in the world obviously revolves around Meggie-Poo, it clearly was a personal hit on her. She was so insulted by Palin’s latest anti-Meggie Mac screed that she even took the time to Google the term “blue bloods” so she could figure out just what Palin was talking about! Now that, folks, is some good journalism.

Welcome to the echo chamber! This week’s (or possibly month’s) latest rhetorical talking point is “blue bloods.” And guess what? In the way it has been used I am probably considered one and so is the entire Bush family, not to mention countless others. And who else would deliver such a catchy media talking point than, yes, Sarah Palin. The reference to “blue bloods” was made after former President George H.W. Bush and his wife Barbara said in an interview that they thought Mitt Romney was essentially the man to watch in 2012, followed by an extra zinger from the notorious straight talking former first lady Barbara Bush who said she thinks “Sarah Palin should stay in Alaska.” Sarah Palin responded on the Laura Ingraham radio show saying “of course they think that, the Bush’s are blue bloods.”

I actually had to Google what the meaning of “blue bloods” was, although I could surmise that it was some kind of knock against education and coming from a family of some success. Yes, in essence that is what this statement meant. Families that work hard and achieve a long line of successful people are “blue bloods” and thus, she implied the opinions of said people are jaded and elitist, even if that family lineage has a long history of public service and leadership within Republican Party. Of course, Sarah Palin is also living the American dream, albeit a different one without the help of any kind of family lineage. She has a successful career that probably most Americans would want by earning millions for her reality show, appearances on Fox, and getting paid to go places and speak her mind. Both of these narratives exemplify why this country is still as Ronald Reagan famously put it “a shining city upon a hill.” America is a place where people can create their own success so their children can have more opportunities than they did. Neither the Bush family’s success nor Sarah Palin’s are relevant to the political conversation regarding who is best suited to be the next GOP leader. Both stories are simply the American dream and taking issue with one kind of path towards success versus another is very dangerous. Lest we forget, Sarah Palin herself is now a multi-millionaire.

Horrifying grammar aside — good grief, is the Daily Beast really so hard up that they can’t employ the requisite team of editors desperately needed to make sense of McCain’s drivel-filled ramblings? — all McCain did here was prove that, as usual, she has absolutely no clue what she is talking about. Daddy’s money that bought Meggie Mac her degree at the oh-so-reputable Columbia University clearly was worth every penny. And while Meghan McCain had absolutely nothing to do with Palin calling the Bush family “blue bloods,” since Meggie Mac is the center of the GOP’s political universe, it’s obvious that Palin was really talking about the McCain family.

Interestingly enough, Sarah Palin got the term exactly right — and coincidentally, it does apply to Meggie Mac as well. The term also doesn’t mean what McCain thinks it does (from her expert Googling, of course). The term “blue blood” means a wealthy, aristocratic family. The Bushes — and yes, the McCains — could be considered blue bloods. People like Meggie Poo who are born with silver spoons in their mouths thanks to Mommy’s beer empire fortune are prime examples of brats born into blue blood families. Being called a blue blood isn’t necessarily an insult, and it certainly isn’t a knock against education and success. Meggie Mac, after all, would be a prime example of how being a blue blood does not equal educated and successful. Sarah Palin got a degree and worked her butt off to become the successful multi-millionaire she is today, but why let silly things like facts and common sense get in the way of jealousy-induced Palin-bashing?

McCain got into an Ivy League university based on her father’s name and her mother’s bank account. She got a “career” as a columnist, author, and political pundit thanks to her father, too. She has no experience and no qualifications that make her deserving of such success, but thankfully for her, she’s got a daddy willing to buy a career for her. It also helps that she’s willing to bash Republican women, conservatism, and the GOP in general to the left-wing media whenever possible. She happily soaks up the attention and publicity, never realizing she’s nothing more than a useful idiot who is playing right into the hands of lefties searching for someone to sell out the Republican Party. Whether she knows she’s being used or if she is just that stupid is open to interpretation.

Laughably, in this column she whines that “moderates” like her are completely innocent of causing any party infighting, yet for some reason always get blamed for it. Sniffle.

None of this is all together surprising except for the fact that historically it is the moderates—or people like yours truly—who get accused of starting party infighting and this statement from Sarah Palin showcases that on a very basic level the underlying cultural separation in this country is also happening within the Republican party itself.

It’s interesting that Meggie Mac would make this claim. For all of her inexperience (has the woman ever held a single job that her daddy didn’t buy for her?), she could actually be an asset to the GOP. If she put even a fraction of the energy she currently spends attacking the Republican Party towards attacking the socialist Left currently destroying our country, she could actually do some good. But no — McCain would rather use her tiny pea brain to fight the party she claims to love. We’re supposed to just go along with it and believe her when she says it’s for our own good.

It couldn’t possibly have anything to do with keeping her coveted interviews and speaking gigs and guest spots on “The View,” could it?

Apparently, we are supposed to abandon the conservative values that the GOP is supposed to stand for in favor of things like gay marriage and amnesty. Never mind that Republicans have lazily been abandoning said conservative values for years, and doing so is exactly what opened the door to Obama, Pelosi, and Reid. If we just keep leaning more to the left more to the center, we’ll be popular again!

Wait, didn’t we try that in 2008 with her father’s presidential run? Didn’t quite work out the way Meggie Mac thought it would though, did it?

If Meghan McCain wants to help the Republican Party, she can start by going away. Not everyone loves Sarah Palin, but she brings an undeniable level of enthusiasm to the GOP that has been missing for far too long. (Heck, had it not been for Sarah Palin, McCain’s presidential aspirations would have failed even more miserably.) Meghan, meanwhile, contributes nothing and serves as a useful cheerleader for those who want to make Republicans look bad. Maybe Meggie Mac can take that blue blood money and see if Daddy can buy her a job writing for Playboy. She’s got the IQ for it, as well as the … other necessary assets.

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Dumb boob

tarpon on December 2, 2010 at 7:09 PM

Dumb boobs

tarpon on December 2, 2010 at 7:09 PM

Her only hope is for AP to take her in hand and complete her education.

NaCly dog on December 2, 2010 at 7:25 PM

It seems almost unfair for an intellectual lightweight like Meghan McCain to take Palin on.

With this lead sentence, I was kind of thinking the article was going to be about Piper.

malclave on December 2, 2010 at 7:58 PM

Cunning Stunt…

BlameAmericaLast on December 2, 2010 at 11:51 PM

If people would just stop paying attention to Meghan McCain, she will fade away. Stop feeding the beast and the beast will starve.

If she doesn’t get the attention she so desperately craves, she will eventually flip over to the Democrat side…which is where she wants to be anyway.

ramrants on December 3, 2010 at 10:15 AM

ramrants on December 3, 2010 at 10:15 AM

I’m amazed that people give this twit, I hope I spelled it right, air time. Like her close relative she is consuming much more oxygen than necessary.

belad on December 3, 2010 at 10:33 AM

Don’t forget the sense of entitlement to power and authority that is part and parcel of “blue bloods”.

gitarfan on December 3, 2010 at 11:10 AM

I take exception to your comments about Meghan’s daddy buying her Columbia degree and writing and speaking gigs. That is Mom’s money and make no mistake about it.

Daddy has influence.

mchristian on December 3, 2010 at 11:14 AM

Cunning Stunt…

BlameAmericaLast on December 2, 2010 at 11:51 PM

I would have gone with Cupid Stunt, but ok.

ElectricPhase on December 3, 2010 at 11:29 AM

Meghan McCain is a walking advertisement for ignorance.

I’m afraid we can no longer trust anything that Senator McCain says about education. Look at his own daughter, who may never even have read People magazine. Surely the phrase “blue blood” would have appeared there? Unless she only looked at the pictures ….

njcommuter on December 3, 2010 at 12:55 PM

Her degree is in art history and she said that she wanted to write for Rolling Stone when she graduated. Yet, she is a horrible writer. Don’t they offer writing classes at Columbia? The woman is so use to having everything handed to her it’s ridiculous.

Blake on December 3, 2010 at 5:54 PM

She’s a useful idiot RINO. Don’t feed the trolls…

docjohn52 on December 3, 2010 at 8:26 PM

She doesn’t know what a blueblood is? Where the hell did she get her education? And even then, she gets it so wrong.

This pampered poodle doesn’t even deserve to be in the same room as Sarah Palin.

If she didn’t have a rich dad she’s in college desperately trying to get her Mrs. degree.

itsspideyman on December 4, 2010 at 7:30 PM

rhetorical talking point

Department of Redundancy Department alert. A talking point, by definition, is rhetoric.

Families that work hard and achieve a long line of successful people are “blue bloods”

Aargh! How do you “achieve a long line of successful people”? Produce, spawn, engender, would fit here but “achieve”? In any case, just what hard work has Meghan McCain ever done in her life? What genuine success has she had?

If Ms. McCain is personally offended by being called a “blue blood”, I wonder how she’d like a more accurate characterization, like member of the lucky sperm club.

Lest we forget, Sarah Palin herself is now a multi-millionaire.

Lest we forget, unlike Meghan McCain and her mother, Sarah Palin earned, not inherited, her millions.

If Ms. McCain is so confident of her own abilities, let her do the same experiment that Adam Shepard did, start over in a strange city with only $25.

If that’s too much of a scratch start for little Miss Born Into a Quarter Billion Dollar Beer Distributorship Fortune, here are a bunch of “successful” people who started over and actually “achieved” something:
Starting From Scratch: Secrets from 21 Ordinary People Who Made the Entrepreneurial Leap.

rokemronnie on December 4, 2010 at 8:20 PM

I have another challenge to Meghan McCain. She has a degree in art history so this should be in her skill set.

I write about cars and the auto industry for The Truth About Cars and Left Lane News. In the last decade or so the fine art world has discovered and started to appreciate (both meanings) the original artwork done by automotive designers and stylists.

I propose that Ms. McCain and I both write a 2,000 word essay on the topic of auto design as fine art. The finished works will be reviewed by a jury consisting of an editor of an automotive publication, a designer who has worked for an auto company, and the chief curator of the Detroit Institute of Arts.

I work with some very talented writers and editors. It annoys me that some privileged twit, with less than adequate writing skills, has gotten a book contract and a forum on the Daily Beast. She’s also probably getting paid more than the standard $100/piece for online publishing.

Meghan sweetie, we’re not jealous of your success. You haven’t had any. We’re pissed off that someone of such little accomplishment as yourself acts as our moral better. Maybe when you’ve actually done something besides just being born you can have some standing to opine on the world. Until then you’re just annoying.

rokemronnie on December 4, 2010 at 8:37 PM

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