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March 24, 2009

ICYMI: Meghan McCain talks about Obama and the GOP

Posted: 07:55 AM ET

Meghan McCain, a contributor to TheDailyBeast.com, is the daughter of Sen. John McCain and Cindy McCain. But it's her recent verbal sparring with conservative Republicans that's put her in the spotlight and she spoke about it last night on LKL!!

Larry King: [President Obama] is taking some criticism for smiling and laughing [during his "60 Minutes" interview.] Are you one of those critics?

Meghan McCain: You know, I actually am not. I think anyone that would possibly think that the president is not taking the economy seriously - I just think it's ridiculous. ...

King: [Is President Obama getting overexposed]?

McCain: I think he is on the verge of it. I do think you have to be careful. But it is a different generation. [My] generation ... we like our celebrities. And I think that he realizes that because he is very much a Generation Y president. However, he is on the risk of alienating his older followers.

King: Does Obama seem like the same guy who ran against your dad? How do you view him?

McCain: He's our president and when the election was over and when President Obama won, all negative feelings were gone. I support the president.

King: How does your dad feel about that?

McCain: I think the same way. You know, my family is really good at letting go of things and moving on. And he just holds no grudges.

King: Do you think most of the people in your party agree with [Rush] Limbaugh? Do they want him to fail?

McCain: I don't know, because there are many different personalities within the party. ... I would never want my president to fail, no matter which party is in power.

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bacalove   March 24th, 2009 8:14 am ET

Obama's Laugh???

What most people are not discerning is, is that Pres. Obama is somehow aiding us in facing this "shadow" or darkness of greed in our society. He is not trying to Hide it or Cover it up! Ironically, he is being blamed for not trying to Fix it in a hurry, so it will not be Exposed..... But to truly fix it, we must face it, identify it and generate enough public consensus so that it can be changed. That is how change is made. That is why I see Pres. Obama as really a true change agent. True and lasting change can only come from the people, demanding change. That is why Obama can laugh, he knows that the fat cats' days of unchecked greed and speculation are numbered!

Now GOP's new buzz word is "unsustainable", however, what was really "unsustainable" as the recent events so adequately portray is that George Bush's Iraq War, tax cuts to the wealthy, jobs going over seas, tax breaks to companies that shipped jobs over seas, deregulation of banks and insurance companies, and more (which I will leave to the experts to flush out), is the really true Unsustainable and break down and collapse of our economic system, fabric of society (bridges, roads, jobs, education), you name it, he failed in all aspects of this society. There are "tent" cities popping up all over United States because families can no longer sustain to live in a house because they no longer have a job!

This new buzz word "unsustainable" is a hoax, disingenous and hypocritical. Remember, they want Pres. Obama to Fail!

And lastly, let's be Clear, George W. Bush's first year in office was spent more at the Ranch then in Washington. Where was the Party of No's outrage then? May be if George had spent more time in D.C. working, they would have been more alert about the signs leading to 9/11, just a thought.....


Terry, TX   March 24th, 2009 9:37 am ET

"Unsustainable" a buzz word.....no... it means debts outweigh your production thus profits....in the government world...it means the tax revenues you bring in ....do not match up with what your spending.

This administration has spent more money in two months than Bush did in 8yrs...and it was Clinton who had the signs of terror activity...he pardoned 14 FALN terrorists
1993 – The first World Trade Center bombing...hmmm
1996 – A bomb aboard a fuel truck explodes outside a U.S. air force installation in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. 19 U.S. military personnel are killed in the Khubar Towers housing facility, and 515 are wounded, including 240 American
1998 – Rocket grenades explode near the U.S. embassy in Beirut
1998 – U.S. Embassy bombings Kenya/Tanzania/Nairobi
2000 – USS Cole Bombing – Yemen

There's been no change...except the dimes left in my pocket...but illegal aliens under this administration should be jumping for joy.


Paul   March 24th, 2009 12:04 pm ET

Larry,
I want to comment on "same sex marriage" issue.
Some Americans are doing everything possibe to go against the law of nature or that which is natural. It is amazing that the key people behing all this – trying to see that it is legalized – are the most educated.
My question is, if one of their parents were in a same sex marriage thing, would they have been in the world today?
To some of those who believe in it like Meghan McCain, can they/she advice their parents to divorce and each of them remarry to someone of thesame sex?
I don't think she like see her dad becoming a gay.
Why then should it be legalized?


Pietro Sirianni   March 24th, 2009 5:08 pm ET

I would not call Ms. McCain a republicant, she has too much common sense. I am sure the republicants are already trying to oust her from their ranks, she doesn't know how lucky she is.


Tunde Arogunmati   March 24th, 2009 6:46 pm ET

Meghan comes across as an open minded young adult; a mega-plus for Senator McCain. I believe she has a lot of time to develop her individual political capital and brand.

Her confidence tells a lot about her chances of survival in the long run, especially her refusal to be bugged by a silly "fat" tag.

The US needs future leaders who can think and follow their ideas in good faith!


Stephanie W   March 24th, 2009 9:30 pm ET

I feel that President Obama was focused, calm with his address tonight. I love that he took questions from all media sources(Stars&Stripes) instead of the big media giants (CNN). I am proud to have him as the President. My overall rating 10+


Pam Reeves, Texas   March 24th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

It is tremendously important to me that we have a president who has obviously studied the crucial issues we face in great depth,that he has legal and philosophical grounding for his thinking, that he has given each of them serious consideration from numerous perspectives, that he has sought counsel from those who may know more than he, and that he is able to answer questions with complete thoughts and even complete paragraphs. What a refreshing change from the last eight years!
It is ridiculous that the person with perhaps the most important job on the planet has to deal with moment-by-moment critiques of how he is doing only nine weeks into his presidency when he has inherited the worst set of crises in decades. it's as if the pilot who is trying to land a crashing plane safely had to hear from everyoneon the plane and the ground what they think he should be doing.


Doris Cox   March 24th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

I wonder when, if ever,we have experienced a President who could answer every question on any topic about world/American affairs. Certainly not in the last 8 tears. Very encouraging to hear & see intelligence in the Oval office.


sumo mulbahWashington DC   March 24th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Obama will make great president but I think Americans are a bit anxious and disgruntled.


Bryan Harmon   March 24th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

I am a disabled veteran, a business man and do very well for myself, and I agree with the President 100%. I can not understand how everyone does not understand without a proper foundation you can not build higher. That is what he is trying to do is keep our foundation strong for the future.


Laura Chalk   March 24th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

The President is going in the right direction.


Leonard Chalk   March 24th, 2009 9:54 pm ET

The people that are so concerned about the deficit. Where were they during the past 8 years?


Fred Turner   March 24th, 2009 9:55 pm ET

I lived in Arizona for years and Sen. McCain was a family friend. The McCain I saw in the campaign was not the one I knew in Arizona. He has turned into an angry old man, out of touch with the people. That also applies to the Republican Party. It is time their party woke up and started to listen to the people. I was a life-long Republican, but voted for Obama and support his approach to starting the needed fixes.

Someone once said that fame was ok as long as you didn't start beleiving your press clippings.Bush and his party spent eight years getting us into a lot of our current mess, and they don't want to take responsability for their actions.

Mr Obama takes responsability for the current situation and is accessable to the people. much like the old Fire Side Chats. Republicans have never done that.


Darlene Wilkins   March 24th, 2009 10:03 pm ET

Let's just face it. President Obama is the best. He is honest and upfront with the american people. He has been in office just over 2 months and is facing more and doing more than any president I can remember. He is a wonderful person. We all should support him and stop being critical of everything he does.

Where were the critics when the previous presidents put the U,S in this terrible position.


John   March 25th, 2009 12:56 am ET

Obama is single-handedly destroying the sovernty of our nation. Not to mention, the whole AIG issue. Congress should have stopped the bonuses from being distributed beforehand. You can't blame people frome recieving money that was in their contract. Everything that they did was legal. Why do they have to repay the money that is entitled to them?


blonde   March 25th, 2009 1:24 am ET

Gop is full of crap plan and simple they do not understand the new pres. Because they think he to smart how dumb is that.


bea   March 25th, 2009 1:25 am ET

I feel President Obama explained an execellent plans for the future on the economy. However, i would like to hear the President state he will no longer give AIG, CITI BANK and OTHER BIG CORPORATION BILLIONS of the taxpayers money. I would love to hear him say he will give each single filing taxpayer 5000.00 and joint fiing taxpayers 7000.00-8000.00 in a stimilus check. This will help the working class because we no longer have a middle class. Either you are rich or poor. The middle class credit rating have drop tremendously during this economic crisis. CITI BANK or any other BANKS will lend money to the unemployed or to struggling indivdiuals who are still working with credit scores continue to drop. We need help. Please send this message to the President and Congress maybe they will get what we really need to move forward.....Thx Bea


jonathan b   March 25th, 2009 3:59 am ET

i did not appreciate ed henry. aig . cnn does not speak for the american people. corprate america has destroyed america. the news media is part of the problem. its all about rateings.jobs their all overseas. cheap labor. its about time someone trys to take care of the american people.


robert   March 25th, 2009 9:47 am ET

ms mc cain wears too much make up like her mom ...


William Plumlee   March 25th, 2009 10:05 pm ET

A violation of public trust
I have worked covert ops in the drug war for over twenty five years and following are my opinions.
--------------------------–

U.S. law enforcement has been 'crying their eyes out' to four administrations, pleading to whomever would listen about the pending doom of the drug war plague. They have pleaded with four Presidents and their administrations, and to members of both houses of Congres for help to stop this 'oncreeping'–soon to be onrushing criminal tide before it reached our borders. Some gave their lives in a phony drug war based on politics; a secret war where only lip service from those past Presidents and politicians was given them. However, in reality their pleas fell on deaf ears.

The 'Drug War' is a total, abject failure and has been a waste of taxpayers' money. More than one operative in law enforcement and the U.S. military has recently warned that the day of 'Drug Lord' rule in the Western Hemisphere has already arrived. They have told our politicians and begged them to pay attention to these issues. These drug cartels and gangs are not coming to our cities, they are already here–killing, raping, and maiming our citizens.

Today, law enforcement is outgunned (on both sides of the border)–armed with our own U.S high-grade military weapons, which have been sold for profit and transferred into the hands of these drug cartels and gangs, who use them to try to destroy the legitimate government of Mexico and soon our own. And our answer to this problem is, “ well let's shut the barn door, now that the horse is long gone."

I call it FRAUD in the Drug War and FRAUD upon the American people. Twenty-five years of FRAUD and FAILED POLICIES at the expense of the American people and too at the expense those who gave their lives in this unknown war.

I say, "SHAME ON OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS PAST AND PRESENT! THEY HAVE VIOLATED THEIR PUBLIC TRUST!" And have put AMERICA in Harms Way.

Tosh Plumlee American Mexico Special Operations Group (AMSOG


William Plumlee   March 25th, 2009 10:08 pm ET

A violation of public trust

I have worked covert ops for over twenty five years and following is my opinion on the Drug War.-
---------------------------

U.S. law enforcement has been 'crying their eyes out' to four administrations, pleading to whomever would listen about the pending doom of the drug war plague. They have pleaded with four Presidents and their administrations, and to members of both houses of Congres for help to stop this 'oncreeping'–soon to be onrushing criminal tide before it reached our borders. Some gave their lives in a phony drug war based on politics; a secret war where only lip service from those past Presidents and politicians was given them. However, in reality their pleas fell on deaf ears.

The 'Drug War' is a total, abject failure and has been a waste of taxpayers' money. More than one operative in law enforcement and the U.S. military has recently warned that the day of 'Drug Lord' rule in the Western Hemisphere has already arrived. They have told our politicians and begged them to pay attention to these issues. These drug cartels and gangs are not coming to our cities, they are already here–killing, raping, and maiming our citizens.

Today, law enforcement is outgunned (on both sides of the border)–armed with our own U.S high-grade military weapons, which have been sold for profit and transferred into the hands of these drug cartels and gangs, who use them to try to destroy the legitimate government of Mexico and soon our own. And our answer to this problem is, “ well let's shut the barn door, now that the horse is long gone."

I call it FRAUD in the Drug War and FRAUD upon the American people. Twenty-five years of FRAUD and FAILED POLICIES at the expense of the American people and too at the expense those who gave their lives in this unknown war.

I say, "SHAME ON OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS PAST AND PRESENT! THEY HAVE VIOLATED THEIR PUBLIC TRUST!" And have put AMERICA in Harms Way.
Tosh Plumlee America Mexico Special Operations Group


noworriez   March 25th, 2009 11:27 pm ET

This lady is nuts! From all angles she is ridiculous how selfish she defantely would qualify for a crazy check. How could someone expose her children to such mess, unbelievable.


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