Let’s set the scene. Back in February, Meghan McCain attempted to reinforce her personal “brand” by lauding Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar as a “bad bitch” after reports surfaced that the Minnesota senator allegedly abused her staff.
Co-host Joy Behar asked whether Klobuchar ― who has been accused of mistreating staff and has gained a reputation as a cruel and tough boss ― was a better fit for the presidency in McCain’s opinion.
“Being a bad bitch is a good thing,” McCain answered. “For me, it’s like you’re tough and you’re strong and you get things done. I think I probably fit into that category.”
If Meghan McCain was talking about being the kind of “bad bitch” who abuses the help, then yup, no arguments here. Nailed it. Except that’s not the comparison McCain was making. She genuinely believes she’s a tough as nails, gun totin, red meat-eatin’, All-American conservative girl who pulled herself up by her own bootstraps. Which is a really odd way to describe falling out of a beer heiress into the arms of a United States Senator. That’s being born on home plate while the umpire hands you the deed to the stadium.
Anyway, my point is that Meghan’s whole schtick is that she’s a #BossBitch in the purely Republican vein of not getting tripped up by facts or nuance or “weak” female emotions. Except, of course, when brown people like Representative Ilhan Omar say something that Meghan doesn’t like, and then it’s Waterworks City.
Via The Daily Beast:
“I take this very personally,” McCain said. “I would go so far as to say I probably verge on being a Zionist as well.” While she doesn’t have Jewish family, she began to tear up as she described former Sen. Joe Lieberman and his wife Hadassah as her family. “I take the hate crimes raising in this country incredibly seriously and I think what’s happening in Europe is really scary. And I’m sorry if I’m getting emotional.”
“Just because I don’t technically have Jewish family that are blood-related to me doesn’t mean that I don’t take this seriously,” she added. “And it is very dangerous—very dangerous—and I think we all collectively as Americans on both sides—and what Ilhan Omar is saying is very scary to me and a lot of people and I don’t think you have to be Jewish to recognize that.
Naturally, it didn’t take long for Twitter to have a field day with the whitest white lady to ever white getting the vapors over anti-semitism, especially when Ilhan Omar wasn’t being anti-semitic. And easily the most scathing criticism came from a political cartoon by Eli Valley:
Because learning things is for non-bad bitches, Meghan stepped directly in shit again by accusing Valley of anti-semitism, which blew up spectacularly in her face.
what does anti-Semitic even mean to you? he’s a Jewish cartoonist who has spent his career examining Jewish identity, Zionism & anti-semitism. if this is the most anti-Semitic thing you’ve ever seen, you haven’t spent any time examining those issues yourself— Ezra Koenig (@arzE) March 8, 2019
And the hits just kept on coming:
The most offensive thing to me as a Jew is seeing Meghan McCain blubber while saying she’s terrified of Ilhan Omar on my behalf— Molly Crabapple (@mollycrabapple) March 7, 2019
Phony crocodile white tears is what @MeghanMcCain shed on @TheView. She’s come after @TamikaDMallory and @IlhanMN because they’re BLACK Not because she gives a %#* about antisemitism.— Bishop Talbert Swan (@TalbertSwan) March 7, 2019
Calling Omar “scary” epitomizes her bigotry.
Call out your party’s bigotry Meghan! pic.twitter.com/9vrmRkQtBi
Meghan McCain cried on The View today because she says she’s scared by Rep Ilhan Omar’s comments about Israel. Yet she’s a staunch supporter of the @NRA. Her selective outrage is beyond ignorant. pic.twitter.com/BWsSXmNPel— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) March 8, 2019
Meghan McCain broke down in tears over Ilhan Omar's "scary" Israel comments.— Denizcan Grimes (@MrFilmkritik) March 7, 2019
Hey Meghan: Where are your tears for the "brown" kids being separated, caged and abused in those concentration camps?
meghan mccain at ilhan omar’s congressional office pic.twitter.com/TX0oI3iYkl— lauren 🌻 (@elleschand) March 8, 2019
Meghan McCain is like Max Landis. The famous father actually killed people, but the kid is somehow even more hateable.— Amos Posner (@AmosPosner) March 8, 2019
However, what Twitter didn’t realize is they’re messing with a hard-as-nails BOSS BITCH who will never lie down and play the victim.
I have and will never play the victim, & I stand by everything I've said. But after a career of passionately defending what I believe in, this is the most hate, harassment & vitriol I have ever received in response. It shouldn't be controversial to fear or denounce antisemitism. https://t.co/CW8pEGwx5K— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) March 9, 2019
And with that, Meghan stood firm in her convictions, rolled up her sleeves, and proudly returned to The View on Monday to face the mus— what’s that? She called in sick?
"im not owned! im not owned!!", i continue to insist as i slowly shrink and transform into a corn cob— wint (@dril) November 11, 2011
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