The Left does lay well with ill refute and contagions, most on the Right understand that already. The latest soiled garment the Left has donned is the Meaghan McCain Willing Fool Bonnet, with spiders. The spiders I’ll get to in a later post (but it refers to the Left’s spidery-creepiness on the internet and in other media), but the Meaghan McCain Willing Fool Bonnet, I’ll let Laura Ingraham describe and describe well:
March 16, 2009
Memo to Meghan McCain: Enjoy the media coverage while it lasts, but know you’re being used. You are the flavor of the month in left-wing media land because you are a Republican bashing the GOP. Likewise, your dad is most popular among the same people when he is slamming his Republican brethren in full-blown “maverick” fashion. At least he backs up his views with a lifetime of sacrifice and public service. What is Ms. McCain’s own political, business, or real-world experience that lends credibility to her argument that the GOP needs to “moderate” (read: abandon its core principles)?
Now the Left is seizing on one satirical line from our show to paint Meghan as the victim of a right-wing hate crime. This comes from the same playbook responsible for the ongoing demonization of Rush Limbaugh — where his take on President Obama’s economic policies are misrepresented as some kind of attack on America. Their goal is to malign outspoken conservatives (specifically in talk radio) as members of a radical fringe movement whose right to free speech is questionable at best.
The left’s indignation in this instance is manufactured and totally phony. If any off-the-cuff remark about a woman’s size was condemnable, then where was the outrage when President Obama’s passing reference to Jessica Simpson’s “weight battle” during his Super Bowl interview with Matt Lauer? And of course they look the other way when obvious personal attacks are levied against conservatives. Remember when Al Franken was the toast of all media for his book “Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot”? Last month The View’s Joy Behar called him a “fat guy”; and when I was a guest on The View a few years back she ridiculed Ann Coulter and me as “peroxide” blondes on Fox. I laughed it off. If you can’t stand the heat…get out of the punditry business.
Next time, just for fun, Meghan should pretend that she’s had a change of heart and is now a pro-life conservative. Then she’ll really see how the Mean Girls treatment feels.
Click here to listen to the entire segment from March 13th, instead of the version that was edited and sent around by left wing smearmongers…
There isn’t any uniform that the Right, Republicans, are issued when they/we register as such, there’s no badge or decoder ring we wear when we present as Republicans, also as women as Republicans.
However, the GOP does include certain moral and ethical positions that affect many women and which many women who are Republicans agree with: namely, are of a pro-life belief, who advocate for reduced government and a loyalty to the contents and authority of the U.S. Constitution (and the many issues that affect or are affected by both of those in degrees).
So, as females who are Republican, most (not all, not a requirement, in other words) (as also male individuals) support those principles as represented by the GOP in the Party itself, as character, in other words, political character.
But, obviously, there are individuals who maintain Republican registration who don’t agree with those principles, that character, and go about opining as to why the Party “should be other” than that — who hold variations of opinions within that Party character and speak out about those variations.
This was the essence of the difficulty with, for example, John McCain, that his behaviors in Congress and in campaigning catered to the denigration of the GOP rather than the affirmation of it, a figure who promoted a “let’s be more like someone else” posturing as a Republican that did not (and does not now) engender a great deal of trust by the Right. So as a Presidential nominee from among Republicans, McCain was reasonably questioned, doubted, hesitantly supported but supported nonetheless inorder to support the Party. Look what happened…
His daughter, Meaghan McCain, is from the same mold, apparently. Her questions and doubts and misgivings and criticisms work well for the Left because they reflect more a Leftist denigration and suspicion of the GOP than they do a Republican political character — the principles I defined are not supported by Meaghan McCain (not that they have to be) but since she’s being used by media of late to focus on what “a Republican woman” is (which she is by party registration, so it seems, but certainly not by issue-affiliation with the Party, based upon her statements negating the Right), she is being used (whether she is willingly participating or not, I have no idea) to illustrate the image that the Left needs to cultivate about the Right: a critical one meriting ongoing denigration.
There are Conservatives among Republicans and there are these “moderate” or even “liberal” “Republicans” who don’t support the Right nor the Conservative positions as they develop among Republicans and most of them are rightfully deemed to be “RINOs” (Republicans In Name Only) for these reasons. It’s an appropriate term because their affiliation with the GOP seems more to be one of creating disharmony and even ruination of the Party than it is of any membership-in-fidelis.
But, most Republicans are tolerant of the differences and accept variations of opinions, while, in my experience, it’s the so-called “moderates” and “liberals” among the GOP who are the most intolerant of everyone else — thus popping forth again and again as the source of disharmony among the GOP leaving me to wonder just why they are Republicans at all: certainly their personalities and perspectives are more aligned with the Left, Democrats, more with “Liberal” than Conservative, so why their determination to be Republican at all?
I’m not into chasing anyone out of the Party or discouraging anyone to maintain Republican registration and to vote for Republicans, but like many other Republicans — who are Conservatives — I can see the “useful idiot” role that RINOs play on behalf of the Left, and, I wonder if but what more doubts about RINOs and more confrontation of their duplicities would be appropriate. Laura Ingraham leaves little doubt about that.
But who — except a Liberal — would ever, ever define “Republican women” as typified by Ann Coulter, as Meaghan McCain does? Coulter’s immensely capable in a highly angled and defined area of socio-political commentary but she’s an individual, she’s not “all” “women” among the GOP, nor are all Republican women typified by Coulter, so whatever Meaghan McCain’s beef is with Coulter and now with Ingraham, seems to be mostly Meaghan McCain’s probable wonky emotional nature acting-out and doing so very badly.