Meghan McCain on The Rachel Maddow Show

  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Sep 09, 2010 2:14 PM GMT
    Not sure if this has already been discussed, but I think Meghan McCain is one cool chick. She is the voice of an increasing number of moderate Republicans.



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    Sep 09, 2010 2:19 PM GMT
    Well they're losing to ultraconservatives/Tea Baggers in all the primaries, so that "increasing number" isn't politically relevant at the moment.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Sep 09, 2010 2:22 PM GMT
    Perhaps not at the moment, but give it time
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    Sep 09, 2010 2:23 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidPerhaps not at the moment, but give it time


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    Sep 09, 2010 2:34 PM GMT
    Many Tea Party supporters are not ultra conservative. The common themes that I hear are less Government spending and deficit control.

    I think the right tilt of the Republicans is a result of their perception that the Democrats have tilted to the left. After the election, if the Democrats become more moderate, I think the Republicans will also tilt more towards the center regarding social issues.
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    Sep 09, 2010 2:46 PM GMT
    I think we need more people like her on social issues but I agree with Rand Paul. The government itself mandated the discrimination and then lifted it. There was never a "no government" involvement situation with this issue. Anyone can speculate whether the social progress would have taken longer or happened sooner. So she really doesn't know what she's talking about when she says that "it doesn't work in real life". That being said, not even Rand Paul is in favor of meddling into the civil rights act or remotely undoing it -- Maddow is just trying to stir people into a frenzy. He only disagreed with certain portions of it to begin with but voting for it at the time would have apparently been the lesser of the two evils. The important issues are what socalfitness mentioned.
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    Sep 09, 2010 3:39 PM GMT
    Great video CAZ. I have a lot of respect for people like Meghan who have been true allies for Gay rights in the Republican party even when it was not fashionable. I see a great future for her in the party as someone who can bring about real change if she continues on her current path.

    I think we are finally starting to see the tides turn on this issue in the party. Hopefully the more radical and vocal elements of the tea party will not derail this movement.
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    Sep 09, 2010 7:05 PM GMT
    I have liked her for a long time. She needs to be the future of the party

    Now we need a liberal Democrat party and American politics has some chance of returning to a functional state...
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    Sep 09, 2010 9:34 PM GMT
    I hope Meghan continues to speak out and that she is an influence in the upcoming 2010 elections and beyond
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    Sep 09, 2010 10:45 PM GMT
    socalfitness saidMany Tea Party supporters are not ultra conservative. The common themes that I hear are less Government spending and deficit control.

    I think the right tilt of the Republicans is a result of their perception that the Democrats have tilted to the left. After the election, if the Democrats become more moderate, I think the Republicans will also tilt more towards the center regarding social issues.

    Their stance is less government involvement unless of course it means restricting my civil rights by enshrining it in the constitution. Then they're all for it.
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    Sep 09, 2010 11:19 PM GMT
    socalfitness saidMany Tea Party supporters are not ultra conservative. The common themes that I hear are less Government spending and deficit control.

    I think the right tilt of the Republicans is a result of their perception that the Democrats have tilted to the left. After the election, if the Democrats become more moderate, I think the Republicans will also tilt more towards the center regarding social issues.


    And in what sort of Bizzaro Upside Down World is This supposed to take place in?????
    The republican's tilt to the Right is the democrat's fault now?
    Because we want good affordable healthcare and Fairness in the tax codes
    we have to listen to the Susan Engle's and the Michele Bachmann's of the world?
    You want deficit control? Easy
    Tell the Bush pals who make billions to give back their gift he gave them
    Problem solved