Quote of the Day

Monday, April 20, 2009

“I am concerned about the environment. I love to wear black. I think government is best when it stays out of people’s lives and business as much as possible. I love punk rock. I believe in a strong national defense. I have a tattoo. I believe government should always be efficient and accountable. I have lots and lots of gay friends. And yes, I am a Republican.” — Meghan McCain’s speech to the Log Cabin Republicans, April 18, 2009

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16 Responses to Quote of the Day

  1. Rachel says:

    Meghan McCain is so different from the 99% of other Republicans. I have to wonder if she’s ever stopped to examine why she even calls herself a Republican? I mean, her pro-gay views alone place her at odds with the base, as well as her own daddy.

  2. Harry says:

    Meghan’s views make her a heretic at the GOP country club her parents belong to in Phoenix but good for her.

  3. JollyRoger says:

    She’s lying to herself. There is no place in the Rushpublican Party for people like her. Ingraham made that very clear to her; she should take the hint.

  4. TOM339 says:

    Harry’s spot-on.

    Meghan is a heretic and Republicans — especially, the old racist, bigoted, homophobic Republicans, will show Meghan to the door and ask her to never come back.

    At best, if she’s not interested in being a Democrat, she could become an Independent because the much celebrated “GOP big tent,” just ain’t big enough for young Republicans like Meghan McCain.

  5. As a fellow young Republican, the work we are doing for the party and our country is making more and more Republicans more moderate and watchful of what they say.

    During my blogging/campaigning, I’ve had quite a few conservative Republicans turn around on certain issues, from supporting gay marriage/civil unions/ abortion rights/ enviormental protections.

    I wrote and got the support of Thad McCotter my congressman for the ENDA. Before that he had a 100% rating from the FRC. So I think the work we are doing is bringing results. However while I’ll work with anyone, I won’t vote for someone just because they have an R next to their name. They have to earn that vote.

    Blogging does not a new world bring, but it’s a start.

  6. Estacada says:

    While Meghan McCain is rare and a breath of fresh air in the GOP dump, the problem I have is, she brings along the less evolved.

    Imagine a panel with Meghan McCain and say, Sean Hannity and Michael Savage? Or, Meghan McCain and Michael Steele and Tony Perkins?

    She’s one in a 100,000 and represent the vast majority of Republicans.

  7. I have to give Megan McCain props for her stance on this issue and for her willingness to speak out about it. For generations any member of the party speaking out of lockstep was considered heresy. At least she has the balls to speak her mind and is willing to work on changing her party, it is too be commended.

    Dems could take a lesson from this. Just because you do not always tow the party line one should never walk away from their core beliefs just because of a couple dissaggrements with either our party or a decision the POTUS makes.

  8. RealWorldRadical says:

    I’m with you Travelingman. A lot of Dems don’t want to believe these republican’s exist because they need a simplified, caricature for an enemy. I have never believed there was a single “democrat” and neither is there a single republican, no matter what many may want to think. What’s really crazy is the juvenile accusations of “racism” against republicans. I have enough contact with them to know that many think that Democrats are the more racist. But the naive wing of the democratic party doesn’t even understand these claims. And the bots are too busy repeating their mantra of “I just don’t understand…”

    The majority of Republicans are a bit more religious than the majority of Dems. But both groups are predominantly theist. They are driven by different interpretations of irrational belief…as are most people. Republicans are a bit ignorant on sociology and anthropology. Democrats on psychology and more practical aspects of economics. But no one has the corner on evil

  9. jimmy says:

    I’m all for moderate republicans holding more sway with their party. Where is the moderates’ version of CPAC? Who is going to grab the microphone away from the batshit crazy people like Brownback, Palin, Inhofe, etc.

  10. .
    Ms. McCain is a Repuke because that’s the side her bread is buttered on. That’s all the Puke’s care about: They hate everything that makes America America: Diversity, human rights, civil liberties, tolerance, freedom, you know, all that liberal commie stuff. Meghan’s a self-interested hypocrit and a delusional fool, like the rest of them.

    The modern Republican Party is nothing but Dixiecrats in corporate drag. They don’t pay taxes, net, they screw up the wars they start, all they have left is guns, Gawd and hate. The rest is delusional horsesh*t.

    It’s easy to make generalizations about the Repukelickin’s, because there are so few of them. Generalizations don’t hold true for the Democrats, because there are so many of them. Progressives always have been the mainstream in this country, conservatives have always been the weirdo’s and whack-jobs, no matter what the tame corporate media say. Go screw up some other country, you pathetic morons.

    More weirdo news.
    .

  11. Prairiedog says:

    Meghan McCain seems like a pleasant enough young woman and she’s more together than her druggie mother or psycho daddy but, at the end of the day, she’s still a Republican.

    What is it with Democrats who feel the need to reachout to moderately reasonable and friendly Republicans and want to sing kumbaya?

    Be careful of her. Access to her trust fund is at stake and she’s not going to sacrifice her share of the $100 million dollars by being an iconoclast.

  12. bradfrmphnx says:

    While they are busy at the task of trying to reinvent themselves, the Republican Party would do well to listen to Meghan McCain and other young Republicans. They, the Republican Party, certainly need to become more moderate in their views.

    My question is….Did Rush okay this?

  13. Aunt Peg says:

    It’s very difficult for me to get terribly excited about the good intentions of a Republican.

    Meghan McCain is a young woman and my guess is, even she isn’t entirely sure why she identifies with a party that is vehemently antigay, other than the fact both her parents are members of the GOP.

  14. Teen LaQueeffa says:

    I’m with you, Aunt Peg. Meghan is young, lost young woman.

    If she’s so pro-gay, why is she a Republican?

  15. RealWorldRadical says:

    You guys and you “repuke” lets marginalize our opponent name calling frankly just don’t get how a 2 party system works. There will ALWAYS be 2 parties, and it’s almost certainly going to be the Dems and Republicans for the foreseeable future. The only way the world changes in a 2 party system is for the parties characters themselves to change.

    Sigh. Why do I bother though, if I think people with such simplistic visions can change I’m guilty of almost as great an ignorance. Eeeewwww….republicans are EVIL. BAD BAD BAD. Anyone who disagrees with me is EVIL.

    Grow up. Frankly I think changing the republican party is probably the most useful political activity for the next decade. In my many many votes cast in my lifetime I’m only once ever cast a republican vote. I spent the last 20 mostly arguing the Dems weren’t far enough left. But you know what? The republicans have the corner in a few areas…and it’s it’s ever time to jump ship I won’t hesitate.

  16. .
    You’re an idiot.
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