Listening to Meghan McCain makes it readily apparent that she is a member of the lucky sperm club … a position of privilege and perks based upon nothing other than her father is Senator John McCain, former “war hero” who managed to spin his grueling experience in Viet Nam into a position as a political powerhouse. Even though he was a self-professed enemy collaborator and possibly psychologically unfit to hold a political office.
So why does the progressive socialist democrat mainstream media love Meghan McCain?
- She is a member of the lucky sperm club and her father is more progressive democrat than he is a Republican. If you doubt the aisle-hopping proclivities of McCain the elder, witness McCain-Feingold (campaign finance reform), McCain-Kennedy (amnesty for illegal aliens), and McCain-Lieberman (global warming).
- She is blond (faux) and not too unattractive – perfect for the low-information voters who watch television.
- She is republican and routinely proves that she walks in her father’s progressive socialist democrat footsteps.
- She is none too bright and is prone to sound a little like Joe Biden on a bad hair day.
And, there are some in the progressive socialist media who are not too pleased when she doesn’t get the story exactly right …
Why Meghan McCain Is the Worst -- John McCain's daughter knows little about history or politics -- but keeps getting platforms to spout her ignorance.
Millennials, the generation that came after Gen-Y and is nebulously responsible for the success of Twitter, debit cards and *NSYNC, are as easy to mock as they are to use as a marketing metric.
And, until I saw “Raising McCain,” I had thought millennials got a bad rap.
The series, which debuted on the new network Pivot TV Saturday, is a combination talk show and unscripted series — half “The View,” half “Sarah Palin’s Alaska.” It follows the exploits of one Meghan McCain, the daughter of the current U.S. senator from Arizona and one-time presidential nominee John McCain; she alternates between interviewing her guest and showing a slice of what it is like to be the daughter of a U.S. senator who lost the presidency in a landslide. She has been given 30 minutes a week on an aspirant cable network to prove that she has nothing to say.
Meghan McCain is the epitome of what it is to be not a millennial — a group of individuals of multifarious racial and class backgrounds — but the media perception of a millennial. The media wished that millennials, as a group, could be self-absorbed, entitled and unimaginative; Meghan McCain rose to the challenge.
Prior to the release of her current series, Meghan McCain was a columnist for the Daily Beast; her columns for the site, for which her last piece ran shortly after the last presidential election, included such pieces as “Yes, I Wear Fake Hair” and “The GOP’s House Hottie.”She interviewed Snooki, too!
Following in the steps of another progressive socialist democrat …
On its face, nepotism is not worth crying over; it’s the unfortunate way of the world. Most Arkansas schoolchildren don’t end up profiled in Vogue and helping to run global foundations, and yet Chelsea Clinton seems a serious-minded person. Good for her! (Other such cases of nepotism are much more frustrating — but at least, unlike McCain, Luke Russert has stuck with his position as an MSNBC on-air personality!) And yet McCain’s apparent belief that she deserves a seat at the table — that her thoughts, such as they are, ought to drive the national conversation — shocks the conscience. It is the hauteur that only a millennial could possibly possess.
I recognize that this reads as harsh. But the second episode of “Raising McCain,” which I have seen, features a lengthy discussion of feminism, which McCain dismisses as irrelevant to the women of today. The episode, already savaged by the New Yorker, features McCain arguing that feminism out-of-hand is irrelevant to the women of today. If you want to be sexy and fun, McCain alleges, feminism is an outmoded model. “Who doesn’t like getting attention from the opposite sex?” she asks.
Read more at Why Meghan McCain Is the Worst | Alternet.
Bottom line …
Sometimes the progressive socialist media does get it right. But then only to point out how stupid republicans and their spawn might be. It is time that the republican party disinvited unwelcome guests – like progressive socialist democrats – and quit diluting whatever branding they might have left.
I wish the Meghan McCain would start learning about conservatism and possibly start behaving like a republican instead of the ill-informed RINO (Republican In Name Only) she appears to be. At the present time, her primary asset is that she is more telegenic than Chelsea Clinton – but given Chelsea’s accomplishments, way behind the game.