People Like Meghan McCain Are Why Americans Keep Dying
It starts with loving guns more than you love other people
I am doing the world a disservice by paying any attention to Meghan McCain, America’s foremost faildaughter and the kind of lead-brained opportunist who’s cashing in on the troll economy while pretending to be completely unaware of such practices. But ABC pays McCain nearly a million bucks a year to sit stage right on The View and serve as a now-mandatory wingnut counterbalance to other hosts who believe in things like, oh, I dunno, common sense. They want her to draw eyeballs by maximizing her wanton jackassery, and it works. It’s effective, and you could argue that it’s potentially fatal.
Normally, McCain uses her luxe pulpit to remind you that she’s a hilariously transparent nepotism case who gets sad when Ilhan Omar is allowed to speak in public. But this week, in her return from an almost certainly needless vacation, McCain blitzkrieged ahead and used the recent spate of mass shootings in Texas to brandish her gun cred and warn her co-hosts about a coming uprising should anyone dare touch her precious, presumably rhinestone-encrusted AR-15. Here’s how she opened her diatribe, according to the Daily Beast story linked above:
Moments later, McCain weighed in as the “chick on the panel that spent most of her break shooting.”
OMG, she called herself a “chick”! That chick don’t give a shit about bein’ politically correct! She also drinks whiskey! In her Hollywood home! WOW. A real woman of a chick! This is what happens when someone models their public image off Cameron Diaz’s character from There’s Something About Mary. “I love football, y’all!”
Gun nuts don’t even bother with the thoughts and prayers anymore. They never think. They never pray.
I would tell you this is a harmless front, but it’s not at all harmless when the moral urgency of addressing gun violence enters the conversation. Instead of expressing anger and frustration that the United States refuses to enact gun control legislation that has proven to save lives everywhere else, McCain instead doubled down on her tough-gal horseshit.