Meghan McCain Picks, Throws a Fight With Michelle Malkin

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009 at 11:31 am

The mysteriously omnipresent daughter of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) picks her latest fight with a conservative pundit and produces my favorite quote of the day.

Malkin has the No. 1 book on The New York Times bestseller hardcover nonfiction list, but I have nearly twice as many Twitter followers as she does.

Oh, snap! I guess?

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msa4usa
Comment posted August 11, 2009 @ 3:48 pm

Everyone knows that conservative book clubs pre-order so many of these titles that they ALWAYS go to #1. Think of it as affirmative action for bankrupt ideas. More people subscribe to World of Warcraft every month than will ever buy, yet alone read Malkin's book, so frankly Meghan's claim to being more connected is probably a pretty good indicator.


msmama
Comment posted August 11, 2009 @ 3:57 pm

Meghan may very well be the face of the new Republican party.


mantis
Comment posted August 11, 2009 @ 4:18 pm

Ashton Kutcher has more Twitter followers than anyone, followed by Ellen DeGeneres and Britney Spears. If your metric for success is one in which you will never surpass Ashton Kutcher, maybe you should rethink your goals.

cf.


Name
Comment posted August 11, 2009 @ 6:40 pm

Obviously Ashton Kutcher beats them both, so we should really be listening to him for political advice.


connecticutman1
Comment posted August 11, 2009 @ 8:01 pm

Typically those pre-orders end up being given at by WND or other conservative organizations at less than cost. There is a reason they call it wingnut welfare. I admit it. I am a moderate liberal and I follow M. McCain on twitter. Not because I agree with her politically on a very few topics or because she exhibits some common sense when others in the GOP are just acting insane… But because, like many on twitter, she has a decent sense of humor.


mwsam
Comment posted August 11, 2009 @ 8:37 pm

She'd be a good replacement for the pathetic idiots running it now–that's for sure. Although we'll see how she deals with going against a heavyweight rather than boneheads like Michele Malkin. Beating her in a battle of the wits is no great achievement.


Concerned Citizen
Comment posted August 11, 2009 @ 9:36 pm

who?


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Dave Jones
Comment posted August 12, 2009 @ 11:36 am

How much money is that making you McBackstabber? But you ARE cool, right? It seems the Right understands the Left completely. But the Left has NO clue whatsoever about who the Right really is. Capitalism vs. Socialism, Conservatism vs. Liberalism. Jeffersonians vs. Hamiltonians, Free Individuals vs. Fascist Big Government, it all comes down to Freedom vs. Slavery, and the American Republic is founded on Freedom. Get a clue dimwits.


davcon
Comment posted August 12, 2009 @ 12:42 pm

It's the audience, lets face it. The right reads books, the left throws them. Megan McCain is probably a nice young lady. Her problem, she keeps showing up at a battle of wits, unarmed


mantis
Comment posted August 12, 2009 @ 5:49 pm

Correction: the left reads books, the right burns them.

You're welcome.


mantis
Comment posted August 12, 2009 @ 5:50 pm

But the Left has NO clue whatsoever about who the Right really is.

Oh yes, we do.


frankliszt
Comment posted August 12, 2009 @ 10:29 pm

And she “beat her” how, precisely?

I carry no water for Malkin, but Ms. McCain isn't worthy of response from adults, no matter how many twits follow her.


nshdw
Comment posted August 12, 2009 @ 10:36 pm

No, mantis, you got it wrong. The right reads books, the left burns them. Although, with you being a flaming idiot, I'm not surprised.

You're welcome.


rangerwife
Comment posted August 13, 2009 @ 1:38 pm

You serve in the military and you are a “liberal”? You obviously pay no attention to your paycheck or how many rounds of ammo you get at the range during democratic control of the white house. Democrats loathe our military and strip it every chance they get and leave our men vulnerable. You must be in the rear with the gear, and didn't score high enough to do any other job. Idiot.


rangerwife
Comment posted August 13, 2009 @ 1:43 pm

This is exactly how the Left gets its votes…by making elections into popularity contests. because they don't have the brains to make it on their intellect. You have more followers on Twitter, SERIOIUSLY?? This isn't high school, and if anyone remembers high school, the cool people are the ones still living at home working at the local pizza joint. The people with the brains are the ones that become successful, and Republican.


WackyHermit
Comment posted August 13, 2009 @ 5:00 pm

No, really, it's the left that burns books. And they do it in the name of the children.
http://www.city-journal.org/2009/eon0212wo.html
http://www.whatisthecpsia.com/?p=110
http://bookroomblog.com/2009/04/04/for-the-chil…


connecticutman1
Comment posted August 14, 2009 @ 12:41 am

You really don't get it. The military, for the most part, hates almost all politicians. FYI: The majority of the military vote went to Barack Obama. The breakdown of the military's politics has typically been pretty close to US civilians. And I scored high enough on the aptitude tests to pick whatever MOS I wanted. I chose the Infantry. People like you that stereotype are the idiots.


rangerwife
Comment posted August 15, 2009 @ 5:51 pm

FYI: You are wrong. Go to military times or the army times for election results of military. The majority of military voted McCain. Get your facts straight. Their votes have always generally gone Republican because of the financial and morale support they have always received from that party, and that is a fact. I have links backing that up if you so desire. My husband is an Army Ranger, which he chose as well to defend the country he loves, and through his career the majority of his fellow Rangers have also held the same convictions and beliefs in our political views. So I believe it is the soldiers like you (the ones that obviously do not read) that are the minority.


connecticutman1
Comment posted August 15, 2009 @ 8:42 pm

Unscientific polling results long before the complete implosion of the McCain campaign (military times readers polled early October) are not considered election results. They are considered unscientific polls.

Now, there are numbers that can be applied more scientifically to the elections. The fact that the military donated “in order of most money donated to”:
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Contributions from All Military Personnel Recipient Total Number

1. Obama, Barack $335,536 859
2. McCain, John $280,513 558
3. Paul, Ron $232,411 537
4. Clinton, Hillary $167,050 376
5. Republican National Cmte $135,902 219
6. Huckabee, Mike $66,751 127
7. Thompson, Fred $46,400 93
8. Romney, Mitt $43,307 96
9. Giuliani, Rudolph W $22,050 47
10. National Republican Senatorial Cmte $21,885 26
11. DNC Services Corp $16,873 53

Based on contributions made during the 2008 election cycle through June 30, 2008.

http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2008/08/troops-…
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Makes very unscientific polls of present (at the time of 2008) soldiers and veterans that are readers of the military times unreliable as a source for the actual voting numbers at the end.

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“While this is certainly no academic study, we can still learn a lot from it. First, however, it should be noted that no conclusions can be derived from this data to support the idea that military communities are either conservative or liberal. What the data does show is that, in 2008, the communities most affected by repeated deployments of ground combat units overwhelmingly shifted their votes in favor of Barack Obama and the Democratic Party. Of the two that shifted toward John McCain and the Republicans, one of them–Fort Richardson–is located only a few miles from Sarah Palin's hometown of Wasilla, Alaska.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/brandon-friedman/…

—————————–

Now… If you are gonna pull BS out yer “nether regions pie-hole”, at least have something reasonable and credible (data) to back it up.


rangerwife
Comment posted August 18, 2009 @ 1:11 pm

So the contributions to Republican candidates/organizations total $616,808. Democratic candidate/organization totals $519,459 and some $232000 odd dollars to an independant. That proves your point, HOW???? Seriously, how? So the military as a whole gave more money to Republican causes, they just didn't agree who the best man for the job was, that's your argument?

Unfortunately some of the ground troops, infantry like yourself, were hypnotized by Obama's promise of pulling out the troops immediately from Iraq and jumped on his band wagon. Unlike Rangers, they couldn't hang any longer and longed for the easy way out. Too bad for them it was another of Obama's campaign lies, uh I mean “promises” he didn't come through with. Now they get to enjoy Afghanistan's countryside with less funding, and hopefully reflect on the voting mistake they made.

I like how you quote the Huffington Post as fact. What a joke! Next time try not to pull BS out of some liberal rags “nether regions pie-hole”. I still fail to see how this justifies you being a liberal. After the way Clinton allowed attacks on our troops (USS Cole, Somalia) I was sure the military would never be so inclined to vote for the ill devised leadership and retreat tactics of democratic presidents.Not 1 has been a successful war time leader. I see there are people like you that still have no clue the kind of man it takes to successfully lead our troops, and country, into victory. Sad. Instead of reading the Huffington Post, maybe you should google “Ronald Reagan” or “Abraham Lincoln”.


connecticutman1
Comment posted August 18, 2009 @ 7:35 pm

The stats don't lie and you are proving nothing but an inability to talk honestly. Nevermind the fact that Ron Paul was an anti-Iraq war candidate.

You said: “You serve in the military and you are a “liberal”?”

Apparently about half the military that cares about politics is a liberal. Then you make claims:

“The majority of military voted McCain. Get your facts straight.”

Based on one unscientific poll so far before McCain's complete and total disater of a campaign. I gave you some statistics based on the actual voting patterns of areas around military bases.

I am sorrry? What are your facts? Oh yes… Because you say so. Please lay off the republican koolaide before you post.

And for the politically incompetent (that is you): We are living in the epic failure of Reaganomics right now. And this is the second time “The Great Republican Experiment” has failed. Last time was known as The Great Depression. Thanks again Republicans.

Look, I know that it sucks to have your entire ideology discredited. Not just GOP incompetence at fighting wars, or in starting illegal wars of aggression, but even being completely incapable of running an economy. I am not even getting into their illegal spying, torutre and other criminal activities.

Instead of taking it out on the people cleaning up YOUR MESS (YET AGAIN), perhaps your side would like to add something useful to the conversation once in a while?

Lies and insane rantings and ravings screeching your faux brand of patriotism just aren't helping your side. Not in the least bit.


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rangerwife
Comment posted August 19, 2009 @ 3:46 pm

Talk about ideology and kool aid, you are in deep, wow! They have you snowed. There is obviously no reasoning with you if you deny Reagan as one of the greatest presidents ever. By the way, he ended the Cold War, he didn't start any.

And what “illegal wars”? What, like the one you signed up to fight in? How was it illegal, it was voted for by Congress! And I don't know of any wars that didn't have “aggression”. Should we have offered Sadam a cookie and said “pretty please don't gas thousands of people anymore??” Perhaps a thumb war? Thats not too aggressive. Grow a pair!

How are you infantry with a vagina? I feel sorry for your unit, I'm sure it's comforting for your fellow soldiers beside you knowing that you have no faith or confidence in the job you are suppose to be doing and your heart is not in the fight (if you have even seen any). Please do our military a favor and get out of your combat MOS, which I am positive you are no good at anyway. Go save kittens or something that doesn't require any balls, and leave the fighting to the men.

“People sleep peaceably in their beds because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf”-George Orwell

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.” — Ronald Reagan

Freedom isn't free, and we have not had a terrorist attack since 9/11. The governments main job is to provide defense of this country, and republicans always see that it does. Check how many terrorist attacks happened under Clinton, and he did NOTHING! Pathetic! And you agree, disgusting.


connecticutman1
Comment posted August 19, 2009 @ 9:41 pm

God… You are completely brain dead. Don't bother replying.


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Comment posted September 6, 2009 @ 9:35 pm

Meghan McCain is a republican moron


Satori
Comment posted September 7, 2009 @ 1:53 pm

Political inclinations in the US, as with intelligence, are distributed in a way that can be depicted graphically as a bell curve. Most people are not extremists; most understand the need for a strong military. Obama did not achieve an overwhelming victory, particularly in view of his Republican opponents. I expected the win to be far more decisive. Huffington readers are extremists, often working as much against the middle as against the far right. Ditto for the far right, respectively, attacking from the AM airwaves. Now, Obama runs for the hills to find the support of moderate Republicans; his proposals, to gain ground, will increasingly sound centrist. Extremists need each other to produce what the framers of the US Constitution knew we'd need to survive: legislation mainstream Americans could live with, as long as it served some purpose. The signers of the Constitution didn't intend for the far ends of the spectrum to get along happily with one another, but they did hope the political wars would be fought with words and not weapons. Encourage debate, use your voices intelligently. The far left will fight the far right, inevitably. It is when the middle decides you serve no good purpose that you die politically.


connecticutman1
Comment posted September 7, 2009 @ 6:12 pm

And, as America has noted, the Republican party has been relegated to a slim minority of far right wingers. When your political party's registration consists of about 20 percent of the American public and still shrinking – compared to the Democratic party that is still growing, and then there is still the fastest growing block of voters in the nation: Independents/unaffiliated – it is a clear sign that the GOP are the extremists that everyone is already running from.


RufusFirefly
Comment posted September 7, 2009 @ 6:46 pm

The apple didn't fall far from the tree. I can't blame the American public for electing Obama with an idiot like McCain to vote for. Had it not been for Palin, McCain's campaign would have lost by a true landslide.


jan
Comment posted September 7, 2009 @ 8:35 pm

The left reads books and articles based on fact and history AND opinion, the right reads books and articles based on made up facts and opinion only (was anybody paying attention to the health care attack referring to Hawking?) . If you make up a good lie (Obama wasn't born in the US, there are death panels in the health care bill, or how about Cheney and his company Haliburton did not profiteer against their country in war time) and stick with it, the faithful will follow. Just like the Bush administration threw out any scientific or political realities in order to do whatever they wanted, the Republican faithful just throw out any reality that doesn't fit.


jan
Comment posted September 7, 2009 @ 8:41 pm

Seriously, did you not pay attention to the Bush administrations stripping the military of every single dollar they could while funneling money to Haliburtin and paying the mercs in Blackwater much more than the regular soldier to take fewer risks? Check it out, the Republicans have ALWAYS voted to send folks into war and then cut funding whenever they can for veteran's family and health care. All the GI and VA benefits were Democratically based. Check out this link

http://thinkprogress.org/2008/08/18/mccain-vfw-…

it's dated, but repeatedly the Republicans talk about supporting the troups, while opposing any actual bill that supports them.


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