Seen here gathering all of her white power to evolve into her true form, KAREN McPLAIN — I also would’ve accepted BECKY MyFATHER. — Meghan McCain has been on a goddamn tear over the past 24 hours. I’m talking someone clearly pissed in her Hellman’s, and John McCain’s daughter won’t rest until the earth is scorched in her wake. (Apparently, that’s going around lately.)
It all started on Tuesday when Meghan went to bat for Mitch McConnell, who is currently under fire after Jon Stewart stopped dicking around and made it crystal f*cking clear that McConnell is the sole reason why the 9/11 victims fund becomes a political football every few years. The same fund that Meghan praised Stewart for championing, but only when he was generically blaming “Congress” and not the Republicans telling first responders to f*ck off because 9/11 is a “New York problem.”
Anyway, while discussing Joe Biden campaigning on civility and bipartisanship, Joy Behar and Sunny Hostin correctly pointed out that Biden can talk about that shit as much as he wants, but nothing will get done with McConnell presiding over the Senate. This prompted Meghan to start pining for the golden days of Reagan when there wasn’t “divisive tribalism,” and then proceeded to immediately lean into divisive tribalism.
Via The Daily Beast:
“I think that we need to get back to a place where disagreeing on how you view the role of government and politics doesn’t mean that you can’t talk to one another,” McCain stated, adding that she doesn’t “know if the tribal left is going to go for it.”
Wonderful. In response, Sunny reminded Meghan exactly how much of an obstructionist McConnell can be, and Joy chimed in by telling viewers in Kentucky that Mitch has to go, which earned a round of applause from the audience. So, naturally, that’s when things reached DEFCON VERUCA.
“I want to know what you think is going to happen,” she blared. “Do you think Kentuckians are watching The View and they’re like, ‘Joy Behar says Mitch McConnell has to go so I guess it’s done.’”
“Yes, I believe that,” Behar sarcastically replied as McCain shouted: “It’s ridiculous!”
Behar went on to say that one of her favorite people, Rosemary Clooney, was from Kentucky, adding that a lot of people from the state aren’t on McConnell’s side.
“She’s dead!” McCain snapped back, prompting Behar to glare at the conservative co-host and retort: “I know she is, so?”
After McCain added that the deceased Clooney wouldn’t know the current political situation in Kentucky, Behar pointed her finger at McCain and said: “I know her. I knew her!”
“Okay, alright,” McCain huffed as the other co-hosts tried to smooth things over.
Clearly, Joy didn’t get the memo that only John McCain’s daughter is allowed to bring up dead people. It’s right here in her contract under the part about wearing terrible tops with, I want to say pills(?) on them. But if you think Meghan was done basically insinuating that The View is a pointless show that no one takes seriously — I mean, where’s the lie? — she was only warming up for Wednesday when she straight up called Joy Behar a “bitch” while defending voters who can’t get enough of the president that Meghan claims to hate more than anyone because he was mean to her dad whose name escapes me at that moment. Tom? I want to say Tom?
Via Raw Story:
“It’s not just they love Trump so much,” McCain said, as Behar interrupted her. “They hate the same things Trump hates, that’s what’s going on.”
Behar cut in and asked McCain to specify who or what Trump and his supporters had agreed to hate, and the conservative co-host erupted.
“You know what, Joy, I come here every day open-minded trying to explain it, and it’s not a fun job for me,” she said. “I know you’re angry Trump is president.”
Behar admitted she was angry about everything Trump did, and McCain asked her to stop taking out her frustration on her.
“I don’t think yelling at me is going to fix the problem,” she said. “I just said that it was hard for me to watch this. I just said it was hard for me to watch Lindsey Graham, who I considered an uncle for a long time, okay?”
Okay, before we get to the bitch part, I just want to stop and point out how this is hands down the most telling and quintessential Meghan McCain moment in all of the 8,000 years that I’ve been working this beat. Joy asked Meghan a completely legitimate question about defining what exactly Trump voters hate that justifies their support of someone even Meghan says is a god-awful president. The problem is Meghan obviously had nothing to back that up either because she’s genuinely ignorant, or she knows the answer is a buttload of racism. Regardless, instead of defending her stance, she burst into melodramatics and played the “It’s so hard being a Republican in America” card. Except she couldn’t even do that right because here comes the second most telling Meghan McCain moment I’ve ever seen.
McCain wasn’t finished.
“Being the sacrificial Republican every day,” she said. “I’m just trying to — don’t feel bad for me, bitch. I’m paid to do this, okay? Don’t feel bad for me.”
What the— Feel bad for me because I just watched Lindsey Graham betray my father (which he’s been doing for well over a year), but also don’t feel bad for me, you trifling skank, I get paid to be obnoxious as shit on television. Wow, Jesus Christ.
Here’s the clip, and maybe your eyes are better than mine, but how the hell does Meghan not glow so white that Starbucks baristas three counties over start twitching because they know they’re going to have remake a drink 15 times? They can feel it.
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