Meghan McCain Flaunts Her Blue Blooded Idiocy
Meghan McCain Flaunts Her Blue Blooded Idiocy
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.
Oh, please, don’t make Meghan McCain have to Google “silver spoon in her mouth” too.
I’ve read both McCain’s article and your commentary, and I must admit I agree with both.
Barbara Bush insulted Palin (for some reason known only to her). Palin responded that the Bush’s are “blue bloods,” and they are. They are part of a wealthy political/corporate dynasty that goes back at least as far as Prescott Bush. I’m not saying that the family members didn’t work, fight, earn, and serve well, but they certainly ascended from a lofty perch.
I taught at the number 1 public university in the world, and most of my students couldn’t write well. I didn’t write well either when I graduated college. I learned how to use a comma and semicolon only years later. I don’t always take care to use perfect grammar in a blog post. But I agree with you that McCain’s only qualifications for her position are that she is the daughter of wealthy and famous parents. I also agree she would preserve her Republican credentials better if she spent a little more time criticizing leftists with whom she is likely well-acquainted after Columbia.
She didn’t do quite as well as Chelsea Clinton who was making a fortune working for a management consulting firm and a private equity firm/hedge fund. She married an investment banker. I didn’t realize someone with degrees in History, International Relations, and Public Health could rise so swiftly in Financial Services! I’m wondering why I bothered getting a Ph.D. in Economics. Now Clinton is working on a Ph.D. in Public Service. Guess who’s going to run for Congress in New York soon!
Bush and McCain were both disastrous for our party. Far from being too moderate, they simply didn’t have the chops to be president. And I don’t think Palin does either; God bless her though! I’m not saying we need an academic degree collector, a war hero, or a CEO, but we need someone who is a proven leader with broad knowledge of all the major issues we face.
Come now, lets not be so hard on her…..