Politics

Meghan McCain Isn’t Worth the Aggravation

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I get what Seth Meyers is trying to do here, but Meghan McCain is a howling mess:

Meghan McCain, the daughter of the late Senator John McCain, struggled through an awkward interview with NBC host Seth Meyers on Tuesday, with much of the conversation focused on McCain’s past comments about Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar.

McCain drew criticism after appearing on the This Week program with George Stephanopoulos just one day after the April 27 Chabad of Poway synagogue shooting in San Diego. She brought up Omar’s criticism of the pro-Israel lobby in the U.S. when discussing the synagogue attack.

"When we’re having conversations about anti-Semitism, we should be looking at the most extreme on both sides," McCain said on This Week. "I would bring up Congresswoman Ilhan Omar and some of her comments that got so much attention, and in my opinion Nancy Pelosi wasn't harsh enough on her for trafficking in anti-Semitic language, talking about ‘All about the Benjamins’ and how Jewish people had ‘hypnotized’ the world.”

On Tuesday, Meyers put it to McCain that linking criticism of the pro-Israel lobby in America to anti-Semitic violence was irresponsible, Mediaite reported. “I do think it’s fairly dangerous, and you brought it up after Congresswoman Omar had also had some death threats against her,” he said.

McCain’s public persona really does suggest that she could be the Princess of Arizona, and nothing has been more apt as far as describing why she needs to join her husband at The Federalist and write unhinged rants all day long about Democrats who live their lives like everyone else.

The Senator’s daughter illustrates perfectly why there are laws against nepotism and why using a dead man’s reputation to stake out the high ground when it comes to moral superiority is a bad business strategy. I don’t see where she has any experience, ability, or talent, but she does explode right on cue while on television.

It was a fantastic trick that John McCain pulled on the American media complex. Universally dismissed as a Senator, he ingratiated himself with media personalities who were gullible and could be manipulated and they, in turn, created a nonsensical place for him as America’s Maverick Truth Teller. Nothing could be further from the truth. McCain whored himself out to every conservative special interest that would pay him. He was a reliable cog in the GOP’s Senate machine, casting one admirable vote out of thousands.

I think it’s safe to say that we ignore Meghan.

Look at the Famous Celebrity Leaking Information to the Press

In case you were wondering where all the leaks were coming from, it's Kellyanne!

If Donald Trump truly wants to stop the leaks coming from inside his White House, he might need to crack down on his counselor.

Kellyanne Conway has been caught at a glitzy Washington DC party allegedly dishing the dirt on her fellow Team Trump colleagues.

The 50-year-old was outed on a dedicated Twitter account,@KellyanneLeaks, in real time as she went after Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, legislative affairs director Marc Short, and others during a party on Thursday night.

'Kellyanne was at an embassy party last night, leaking sensitive Priebus and Trump White House conversations to @washingtonpost reporters,' the first tweet read.

Aren't we well past the point where maintaining Conway as a source is played out? Everyone in Washington D.C. knows that Conway and Steve Bannon are the ones leaking information to the press. Can't we just put an end to this nonsense?

Roger Stone is the First Rat to Jump Ship

The ship is going down, so celebrity ratfucker Roger Stone is trying to be the first one into the water. This sort of thing would have been unthinkable a few months ago, especially since old Roger thought they were all going to get away with whatever they were doing. Here we see him identifying co-conspirator number one--aka Jared Kushner. What sort of illegal activities have these people been up to? If someone were to look at this arms deal with the Saudis, what would they find? Would they find the usual bribes and favors and whatever else that goes with these things?

Who knows? But, I can guarantee you one thing--if Stone can flip on Kushner, he might end up staying out of jail for a while. I agree with the idea that all of them--all of the Trump people and Trump himself--will probably die in jail. I just don't know how all of this is going to unfold.

More importantly, this image is going to be burned into the conservative history of the Trump regime. When Trump bent down and curtsied to the king, he made it known that he was only here to ram cash into his pants and walk away unsullied. The Roger Stones of the world are left holding the bag every single time.

That's how it works for people who believe in Donald Trump. He walks off with your money, you get to explain to the cops why you're holding a gun, an empty bag with a dollar sign on it, and a bank teller's severed head.

House of Cards Can't Top America's New Reality

The good folks who write the show House of Cards are running into the same problem that the people writing Veep have confronted this season--the current reality faced by the American people is far worse than anything they can come up with.

In this new trailer, Spacey’s President Underwood prepares for his election campaign with a sinister message. “The American people don’t know what’s best for them. I do. I know exactly what they need,” he tells wife Claire, played by Robin Wright.

“They’re like little children, Claire. We have to hold their sticky fingers and wipe their filthy mouths. Teach them right from wrong. Tell what to think and how to feel and what to want. They even need help writing their wildest dreams. Crafting their worst fears. Lucky for them, they have me. They have you.”

Spacey’s character finishes the monologue by saying: “Underwood, 2016. 2020. 2024. 2028. 2032. 2036. One nation, Underwood,”

What do you do when you have a country actually being ruled by a dictator? You turn your show into a story about a guy who wants to declare himself a dictator and rule the country for the next twenty years. I wish them well, and I know that Kevin Spacey is good in everything he does, but, wow. Look at where we are as a country. We're fictionalizing things that still can't top what's real.