Saturday, June 27, 2009

More Crazy Cousin Misadventures!

Naming this blog "The Other McCain" was intended as clarification: I've never sponsored an amnesty bill, voted for a bailout, or ran a campaign so disastrously wrongheaded as to result in the election of Barack Obama. And then there's Crazy Cousin John's Twitter-happy idiot daughter:
I love people that tell me "I'm doing damage to the GOP", yeah cause Donald Rumsfeld, Karl Rove, Sen. Ensign, Gov Sanford and the entire Bush administration have nothing to do with the GOP's problems,'s my 5"1 ass in a pushup bra thats the real problem with the GOP...
Your writing ability is nearly as bad as your judgment, Cuz.

Want to discuss the history of the Republican Party, Megan? Let's go back to 1997, when your father decided to position himself to run as a centrist for the 2000 presidential campaign.

Maverick moved rightward in 1994-96 (his ACU rating averaging 94 those three years) as he evidently believed that might make him more appealing as a GOP vice-presidential contender. Alas, the Republican Party apparently felt that by nominating the worthless sellout Bob Dole, they had filled their necessary quota of crabby old war heroes.

Like David Brooks, however, McCain seems to have taken away from the Dole's doomed '96 campaign was that being a worthless sellout was the ticket to success in the GOP. Thus, Maverick's ACU rating fell to an average 76.5 for 1997-2000.

It was the transparently unprincipled "centrism" of McCain that made it so easy for Karl Rove to position George W. Bush as the Real Conservative in the 2000 GOP primaries. And McCain's petulant response to the predictable failure of his own idiotic strategy should have permanently ended his presidential aspirations.

After his campaign went virtually bankrupt in mid-2007, it seemed the Maverick had squandered his last opportunity. His campaign was revived, however, with the assistance of MSM liberals who knew John McCain far better than some of his own clueless supporters knew him. Trust me, Meghan, your father's habit of "privately" disparaging grassroots GOP voters is no secret in the press corps.

Republican "leaders" whose only principle is their contempt for Republican voters? Yeah, we know the type. We also now why that type of Republican is so beloved by Eleanor Clift, James Fallows, Tina Brown, Graydon Carter and Pinch Sulzberger.

Let's take a close look at those folks you name-checked, shall we, Cuz? When Donald Rumsfeld was nominated as Secretary of Defense, he enjoyed your father's enthusiastic (public) support and, if your father ever questioned the rationale of the Iraq invasion, I don't remember him ever mentioning his doubts in 2002-03. Say what you will about Karl Rove, Meghan, but your liberal friends spend several months last year accusing your father of "Rovian" tactics. Maybe your liberal friends are wrong, but . . . well, when did you ever criticize a liberal?

Ensign and Sanford? Let's not go there, sugar.

You and Chris Buckley enjoy yourselves the next time Tina Brown throws a party for The Republicans Who Really Matter. Ask the bartender to fix you a special drink called the STFU Cocktail.

You need it. Bad. And be sure to buy one for Gail Gitcho, who worked for your father's campaign and, sources say, spent Election Night 2008 partying as if she hadn't a care in the world. The professional architects of defeat get paid to produce these disasters.


  1. "...5"1 ass in a pushup bra..."

    I can't figure out which is more intriguing, the five foot ass, or the ass in a pushup bra.

    A 5 foot ass in a pushup bra is an overload situation I can't cope with,.

  2. I knew she was a bit hefty, but for her to admit she has a 5'1" ass is remarkable. That she keeps it in a push-up bra, well, is another story.

  3. In an attempt to show this argument even more specious, I’d argue that Donald Rumsfeld and Karl Rove and Bush’s Iraq insanity are the only reasons we got stuck with Popeye the Sailorman in the first place. During the primaries there were just far too many Republicans still clinging to the idea that committing to loosing another thousand lives and spending another 50 billion dollars to do whatever the heck it was we were trying to do in Iraq was just the ticket to win in November. Remember how Guiliani was actually feted by this crowd as a plausible candidate before he imploded? After he went down the MidEast monomania shifted to McCain and secured his nomination and the rest was embarrassment for the GOP.

    (Except for Sarah though. Please let’s continue to give the knucklehead that. A multitude of sins can be forgiven because of one act of political genius.)

  4. Bravo! I really enjoy your writing. I can only dream of being such a virtuoso!

  5. Mr. Dittmar,

    Doubling down in Iraq worked, or didn't you get the memo? Specious, hell.

  6. This is no reflection on your writing, but here's what I took away from the post, since I am not among those who find her unattractive:

    "Blah, blah, blah
    Crazy Cousin John's Twitter-happy idiot daughter
    blah, blah,blah
    in a pushup bra
    blah, blah, blah."

  7. Finally figured out Meg McCain.

    She's a fruit fly (It's the politically correct term for 'fag hag'). Hangs out with only gay guys as the token female. Straight men just don't 'get her' like her gay friends. Hence, won't date (relationship, not hook up) often because straight men don't measure up to the gay men she hangs out with.

  8. Deuce,

    She's doing harm to her fellow Republicans with her comments. It's not that she's attractive or unattractive, she's frankly stupid when it comes to politics, no matter her pedigree.

    I wish someone would take her aside and give her Ronald Reagan's Immortal words:

    "Never speak ill of a fellow Republican"

    Her father was a beneficiary of that little nugget of wisdom - after leaving his first wife to marry Cynthia, Nancy Reagan was furious, and would have nothing to do with him. But Ron still didn't publicly disavow him when it could have meant his career.

    Many in the movement now could learn from those words. We are now in a bit of a civil war over the future of the party. It seems many want to marginalize the conservatives (of all stripes) since they believe conservatives are the reason we have lost power. They could be no more wrong. John McCain was no true conservative, and neither was GWB truly. Conservatives held their tongue (mostly) because of that principle. Conservatives are agitating because they are tired of being taken for granted and the "moderate" Republicans have got the party where, exactly?

  9. Jeff,

    I get the main point. I was only responding to Anonymous's comment that she is "a bit hefty."

    I agree she is clueless on what ails the Republican Party and that is is moderates, not conservatives, that have damaged it. I don't know how much harm she's doing, though. I doubt she is doing as much harm as Frum, Friedersdorf, or Douthat, who are probably taken more seriously. Then again, maybe she's doing more harm because youngsters are more likely to listen to her. Who knows.

    By the way, when is it OK to break the rule about speaking ill of other Republicans? Are conservatives breaking it when they speak ill of Megan McCain and Frum? Or do we just not speak ill of those who are actually in office?

  10. As a practical matter, it should only concern those in office or running for it. We need not hand a loaded gun to the opposition.

    Case in point - Palin and the recent GOP fundraiser. there was an endless stream of anonymous, republican grumbling about how screwed up she is, she's not doing this or that right, etc. If they would have kept their mouths shut, reporters would have had to guess there was a problem. Also, if they are so smart, why aren't they offering their services? they don't want her to drag the party down, so don't let it happen! But the first thing is to "never let them see you sweat."

    What we're doing now? I think it's healthy. the party NEEDS to find its way, and open debate is the way to go about it. Frum, Douthat, Friedersdorf, et al. have their ideas, and RSM and others have theirs. The big disagreement seems to be about the effect of "conservatives" in the defeats of the last two cycles. Frum, McCain, and their ilk have bought into the narrative of the Bush presidency. As Smitty says, they're "Fighting on a battlefield not of their own choosing." They've essentially allowed the enemy to define the debate within themselves - and that's strategically and tactically untenable.

  11. Beautiful smackdown, Stacy.

  12. Good Lord, R. S., your cousin's on that side of the family are just plum insane. At least ALL of my crazy relatives are naturally crazy. They are all Democrats!