The Other McCain

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Born That Way: The Strange Sisterhood Of Meggie Mac And San Fran Nan

Posted on | November 24, 2011 | 21 Comments

– by Wombat-socho

Young Miss McCain is in the news again, pouting that Newt isn’t taking her seriously. This is just common sense on the former speaker’s part. No Republican, much less conservative, with two functional brain cells regards the daughter of Stacy’s Crazy Cousin John as anything but an object for derision and mockery. Like other wannabe pundits in her age group, she expects to be treated as a respected pundit despite a track record of behavior that doesn’t qualify one as Republican, much less conservative. And why this expectation? Because she is, after all, the daughter of a Senator prominent in the GOP, one who was recently nominated as its presidential candidate.

Never mind that the father has spent decades teaching his daughter by example by sticking his thumb in the eye of conservatives; never mind that Miss McCain has produced no works showing evidence of coherent thought or cognition. She demands respect; she is Republican by birth and theoretically prominent in the younger element of the GOP. One wonders whether she’d actually be welcome among real live Young Republicans or the Young Americans for Freedom.

Turning now to the former Speaker of the House and supposed Catholic Nancy Pelosi, who lately insisted that Republicans were determined to see women dead on the floors of doctors’ offices on account of their opposition to Federal abortion funding, I see in the news that Pelosi has been called out on the obvious conflicts between her religion and her political actions. Pelosi claims to be a Catholic, and one of the notable policies of that religion is a staunch opposition to abortion. This is not some muddled policy paper produced by lay staffers and signed by fuddled bishops, but a declaration from Pope after Pope from the Chair of Peter. It is no more debatable than the divinity of Christ or transubstantiation. For the ex-Speaker to opine that “Catholics of good conscience can disagree with the Church’s position on abortion” is not only wrong, but given her position, actively damaging to the Church since she is in a position of public influence and highly visible. Pelosi was born Catholic, and seems to follow the rituals by habit, but in practice she is no more Catholic than Meggie Mac is actually Republican.

Neither Catholicism nor Republicanism are ethnic groups or tribes. You can’t simply be born into them. There are basic doctrines that must be conformed to if you want to be taken seriously. If you don’t, you confuse people about what the Church or the GOP stand for, and those of us who are serious about our politics and our faith are obliged to oppose you. In the case of Nancy Pelosi, it’s incumbent on both the hierarchy and lay members of the Church to call her out on her wishful thinking; it the case of Meggie Mac, it is incumbent on all right-thinking Republicans and conservatives to mock, deride, taunt and ridicule the young airhead until the stops being such a public spectacle and somehow finds a clue. Or, as Tammy Bruce suggests:

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  • http://twitter.com/controversashow Andre Controversa

    Megan McCain makes Sarah Palin look like Marilyn Vos Savant. I don’t think her psychiatrist takes her seriously. 

  • http://edwardroyce.livejournal.com/ edward royce

    Actually Ms. McCain became officially a Republican in 2008 as a birthday present for her father.

    I suggested returning that “gift” but nobody listens to me.

  • Anonymous

    Pelosi is a Catholic in the same way my dog is a cat. I can call my dog a cat. I can feed him cat food and so on. However, at no point does that make my dog a cat.

    This relates in a way to the inaccurate exit polling from 2008 which claimed Obama got a majority of the Catholic vote. No. Truth is Obama did not get a single vote from an actual practical Catholic. It is one thing for a Catholic to vote for a candidate who does the “personally opposed, but blah, blah, blah” dance. It is another thing altogether to vote for a openly and strongly pro-abortion candidate like Obama. No decent human being let alone a Catholic voted for that guy.

  • http://profiles.google.com/dianna.deeley Dianna Deeley

    Dear Wombat-socho, a few years ago, the Archbishop actually called Nancy Pelosi out on her remarks about abortion.

    It was beautiful. I will see if I can find the letter; it might make you feel a little better.

  • http://www.journal14.com Dana

    Of course we should take Miss McCain seriously; have you seen the tits on that girl?

  • http://profiles.google.com/dianna.deeley Dianna Deeley
  • http://www.journal14.com Dana

    If the former Speakess of the House approaches to receive the Eucharist, she is further staining her soul by committing the sin of blasphemy.  If she goes to Reconciliation without confessing and asking forgiveness for her support for abortion, she cannot legitimately receive absolution, and is, again, committing blasphemy.

    In reality, Mrs Pelosi is not a Catholic, but a Protestant, someone who denies the teachings and authority of the Magesterium, and believes that each of us must find Jesus in our own way.   She is free to believe whatever she wishes, but to call herself a Catholic is simply a lie.

  • JeffS

    Yup.  If she wasn’t such a friggin’ airhead, I’d buy her a beer or six.

  • Christina

    Meghan’s a self-absorbed, nasal whiny rich brat. She should have her own reality show.   If I were her father, I’d be embarrassed by her vapidity and lack of class.  Yeah, let’s see another breast shot on Twitter, Meghan.  She’s the Jessica Simpson of politics.  At least Jessica earned her fame unlike Meggie.  Meghan is the ultimate entitlement baby where she was handed something she didn’t earn.  No wonder she can’t relate to conservatives.

  • Joe

    Sarah Palin is smarter than Marilyn Vos Savant…and Inspector Andrew “Javert” Sullivan too. 

  • Joe

    The only reason the Church doesn’t excomunicate Pelosi is they don’t want to give her any political martyrdom.   I was talking with an older Knight of Columbus and he said he that at least Obama was brought up wrong…Pelosi has no excuses.  He did not want to stand in her place on judgment day. 

  • http://edwardroyce.livejournal.com/ edward royce

    Don’t forget to buy yourself a full dozen.

    The goggles!  They do nothing!

  • Anonymous

    Not enough Viagra in the Creation….

  • http://2011.ak4mc.us/ McGehee

    Young Miss McCain is in the news again, pouting that Newt isn’t taking her seriously.

    I hope she doesn’t find out Newt isn’t the only one.

  • http://twitter.com/marriedrambler Andrew Patrick

    I like the way Florence King put it: “If you put your own conscience ahead of the dictates of Rome: congratulations. You’re a Protestant. Learn to say ‘gambling’ when the census-taker asks you what sin is the worst.”

  • http://zillablog.marezilla.com Zilla of the Resistance
  • http://thepagantemple.blogspot.com/ ThePaganTemple

    “The dictates of Rome”? No offense, but I could do that just for the fun of it before I even started counting the ways my conscience is superior to their “dictates”.

  • http://thepagantemple.blogspot.com/ ThePaganTemple

    Nancy Pelosi’s views on abortion is not the half of it. If she can’t kill your children she wants to raise them.

  • http://thepagantemple.blogspot.com/ ThePaganTemple

    By the way, good post Wombat, you should do more of them. You actually succeeded in giving me a good reason to give a damn about anything Meghan has to say. She’s probably a good symbol of a lot of entitled political brats from both parties only in her case she’s so far outside the mainstream of her professed party one wonders how she can even take her own self seriously, let alone expect it from others.

  • http://twitter.com/marriedrambler Andrew Patrick

    Congratulations: You’re a Protestant.

  • http://thecampofthesaints.org Bob Belvedere

    Ignorance is bliss.