Just when I was starting to begrudgingly like Meghan McCain a little, she goes and pull some crap like this.
McCain was really racking up some points with this guy. For starters, she’s a hot-lookin’ thick broad, which I hate to admit improves her Q rating considerably here. But that of course is pretty much canceled out due to the fact that, um, she sprang from the loins of Twice-Failed Presidential Candidate John McWeirdsmile.
But then she goes on The Rachel Maddow Show and kind of articulates a new vision for her old stale broken shitty awful mean crappy stupid political party. Then Laura Ingram, not to be confused with Laura Flanders, refers to Ms. McCain as a “plus-sized model,” and she goes on The View and says she feels like she’d like to tell Ingram to kiss her fat ass. Upon that, this writer very nearly had some affection for Meghan McCain.
Thanks for tweeting me back to my senses, honey:
“Half an hour or so before Barack Obama’s interview on the Tonight Show was set to air on the East Coast, he was already getting criticism from Meghan McCain, daughter of John.
“Hmmm,” McCain tweeted, “maybe the president shouldn’t go on Leno and talk about basketball and instead explain to me how those morons at AIG got bonuses…”
It’s bad enough that her comment was premature, tone-deaf, and flat-out wrong. It’s also the echo of a burgeoning Republigoat talking point: Look at Obama, he’s goofing off when he should be fixing the economy. Anyone echoing this new shitty talking point is a liar, a hypocrite, and a god-damned racist.
It’s a lie because there’s nothing further from the truth. President Obama has been more dynamic and more driven a president in 60 days than his idiot predecessor was in both of his “terms” of “office,” and the issue on Obama’s front-burner has clearly been the economy and, this week, the AIG bonersus. And that is, mostly, what was discussed on The Tonight Show last evening. Liars.
It’s hypocritical because the Immediate Past Former President, the last real standard-bearer of the Republigoat party, was the laziest “President” ever, having spent 30 percent of his “presidency” in Crawford. He was famously unengaged, at his worst having to be force-fed information about the dying and in-need in post-Katrina NOLA. And he is decidedly the reason for the season. Make no mistake, your guy is the reason we’re in a boat where million-dollar bonuses seem like a crime to nearly everyone.
And yeah, that talking point has the added bonus of being whispered racism. Why don’t you just call the man “shiftless” and prepare to apologize to Al Sharpton? Why not just come out and say that the President of the United States is shuckin’ and jivin’ while the country goes to hell? Why be so subtle? Just don your hood and light up your torch already!
Barack Obama’s appearance on The Tonight Show was nothing short of brilliant, and giving him shit for it seems to me to indicate some sort of mild, chronic brain injury. Obama needs right now to reassure the American people. And there is not a place on television from where people derive more comfort than the desk formerly inhabited by Johnny Carson. And besides, how refreshing is it that the President of the United States actually wants to talk to you? And that he actually has the ability to hold his own as the solitary guest on a late-night talk show?
Not to mention that the President said something vitally important last night, though it’s not the bit that will be most-quoted today, the part where he defended Mr. Geithner. No, Obama said what I’ve been waiting to hear, that not only does he intend to clean up this mess, but that the federal government must place new and/or enforce existing regulations and look to the future to make sure happy horseshit like this doesn’t happen again. That is the more important message, more important than the bonersus, more important than the shite economy we’ve inherited; much more important is that President Obama intends to assert the power of the federales to take these assholes down a peg or seven. That’s what I wanted to hear, and I heard it. What a strange new feeling.
It’s a shame about Meghan McCain. I was nearly convinced that she hadn’t taken the suppository.* I have to thank her today for proving me wrong.
*”…the jagged, horrid, rusty, poisonous suppository that is used to corrupt Republigoats, that travels from their ass through their entire bloodstream, leaving behind shards of poison and bad ideas, and ending up in the brain, where it severs the corpus collosum and implants the text of ‘Atlas Shrugged,’ poop, and the hallucination that Ann Coulter is hot.“