Why Meghan McCain Can’t Be Stopped
Why Meghan McCain will NEVER return as a co-host of CNN’s political show, The View. I say this based on the simple facts she has displayed in her recent book, Shoot! At The Secret Service. In that book, McCain chronicles her years as a member of the famous ” Warriors Club” with the infamous “Papistrat” Rush Limbaugh. I don’t know about you, but I have never met a member of the “writers club” who exhibited such a laudatory or friendly tone towards women, while at the same time refusing to be fathers, husbands, boyfriends, or husband and wife. Not Meghan McCain.
Where does she stand on reproductive health issues? On abortion, which she consistently voted against? (She does not like it.) On access to birth control? (She does not support it.) On embryonic stem cell research?
On health care reform? (She doesn’t.) On the size of the federal government? (She doesn’t.) What about global warming?
Why Meghan McCain won’t become a contributor to The View? She hasn’t expressed any desire to do so. If she did, she would violate the unwritten rules that surround her. But she hasn’t said anything.
The other interesting bit of information is that The View co-host, Oprah Winfrey, is a strong advocate for same sex marriage. She says that it’s not right for gay people to be denied the right to love someone of the same sex. So if McCain were to join forces with Winfrey in promoting same sex marriage, doesn’t that mean she would also be excluding other groups of people? (By the way, I am not surprised by this because many on the left, including myself, have made similar comments.)
But one way in which McCain has been consistent on the trail and on the campaign trail is in her comments about women
For example, on the Today show she criticized actress Angelina Jolie for her open comments about how she felt being an independent woman and living with men. McCain did her no favors by repeatedly interrupting with politically correct statements. The point is that McCain and every other candidate for President seems to think that women should be confined to sitting at home, knitting, cooking, and looking at flowers.
The other day, on CNN’s World News, CNN anchor Kat Carney implied that the McCain Campaign had misrepresented Senator Obama’s position on the birth control debate. This came in response to a question about the McCain Campaign releasing a questionnaire that listed a number of supposed pro-life positions. McCain’s campaign put out a press release falsely claiming that Obama had opposed the first try at birth control when he was actually in favor of it. The truth is that Obama did support a type of birth control called “circuit” that involves a series of hormone injections.
So why are women so upset with McCain? Is it because he doesn’t treat them like real people and doesn’t listen to their needs and wants or doesn’t see them as real individuals? No, that is not my question. I want to know why the women aren’t running against him for his governorship, why they can’t stand her, and how they can best make her change her harmful ways.
The answer to the question posed in the title may surprise you
It is this book. In The View: Why Meghan McCain Can’t Be Stopped by Women, Judith Botsford provides an in-depth look at McCain’s true character and the real views of women about politics and men in general. The book shows that McCain doesn’t really stand for what many of us believe in. The book also exposes how McCain’s political handlers have twisted his position on key issues over the years. The author provides quotes from many McCain campaign staffers as well as women who have worked for him over the years to show just how out of touch he is with the concerns of regular folks.
The book lays out in great detail how McCain has lied repeatedly about his record on the war in Iraq, his support for the policy of torture, his relationship with Wall street, his ties to the radical fringe, his extreme wealth, his ridiculous comments on the racial violence in America, and much more. The author provides an irrefutable timeline of McCain’s positions on these and more throughout The View: Why Meghan McCain Can’t Be Stopped. The book lays out exactly how McCain has run up millions of dollars in personal debt, how he was dishonest about those debts, how his companies lost thousands of jobs, and why he hasn’t been able to be the same president that he once was.
The book ends by pointing out several other key moments in McCain’s political career and where he is today. These include his attack on the American Health Care System, his attack on the New York Times for reporting that a VA Nursing Home was mistreating patients, his cozy relationship with corporate contractors, his slandering of Arizona Sen. John McCain’s wife, and his failed bid to become the first Latino U.S. Senator. All of these issues are addressed in this witty and intelligent book. The View: Why Meghan McCain Can’t Be Stopped is a quick and entertaining read for all ages.