Meghan McCain: ‘Any Republican who voted for Sanford but is against gay marriage is a hypocrite’; Update: Does McCain consider her dad an ‘unbelievable hypocrite’? Update: Deleted tweet

We’re not sure we follow the logic here.

Is it not possible to be troubled by Mark Sanford’s infidelity yet also believe that the alternative to Sanford — a liberal Democrat — was worse?

Just curious: If McCain’s dad (who opposes gay marriage) lived in South Carolina CD-01, whom would he have voted for?

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Donna Brazile on Mark Sanford victory: ‘Women lose’

New tone? Liberals unleash hater-ade on ‘stupid rednecks’ who voted for Mark Sanford; Update: The h8 keeps coming

Mark Sanford wins House seat; ‘2014 is everything’ declares Matt Drudge

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Does McCain consider her father a hypocrite?

McCain responds:

Good “argument” there, Meghan.

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Since her gestation?

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This is perhaps a reference to this:

Interesting that McCain did not mention this sentence:

But what goes on in Governor Sanford’s personal life, I believe, just isn’t relevant to his role as a public official. The problem I see, like most problems I have with politics, goes back to the same thing—the hypocrisy of it all. One thing making everyone so mad, myself included, are the clips being played of Governor Sanford publicly blasting former President Clinton for his affair with Monica Lewinsky. It looks horribly hypocritical. And it is. We have to stop requiring that our politicians live at such a high level of moral superiority, as if they are infallible creatures. Let me assure you, they are not. Because when these same politicians fall from grace—especially in the South—we demand that they leave office immediately. (Unlike, say, Eliot Spitzer, Governor Sanford didn’t do anything illegal. If he were to be convicted of misusing state funds for traveling to Argentina, then, of course, it is a different matter entirely and he should step down. ) 

[Emphasis added.]

Sanford did in fact use state funds to visit Argentina.

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McCain has deleted this tweet:!/MeghanMcCain/status/331973690717794307

Doesn’t she know Twitchy is forever?

More importantly, doesn’t she know how commas work?

  • paulainsc

    What a dumb statement to make.

    • $472942

      Just look who made it. Makes perfect sense to me…

    • Donny Blackmore

      That’s because she’s only book savvy and lacks any common sense whatsoever. Just think, there are 100’s more like her who will be graduating in the up and coming months who think the same way as her. We can thank the Liberal Professors that have brain washed tomorrows “Dreams”.

      • Bouncerquinn

        Is she really book savvy? Can you prove it. lol

        • Donny Blackmore

          No I can’t, but your response amused me, so I thank you for the humor.

          • Bouncerquinn

            You can’t get through this w/o humor. Because the reality is, that girl’s father is one of the most politically powerful people in this country. You put him together with Saxy Chambliss, Lindsey Graham, Charles

          • Donny Blackmore

            Everyone of those people that you just named will also be the ones to set this Country back 70 years. They’re all crooked and they’re not ashamed of it.

  • mwill

    given the two choices I would have stayed home today. im both happy and sad at the outcome of this election. happy that the democrats wont pick up a seat and sad that a total douche bag was the only choice the republicans had.

    • nc

      Remember, the perfect is the enemy of the good. Come 2014, no conservative will have the luxury of “staying home,” no matter how odious the choice.

      • mwill

        republicans have to be better than democrats. we are not the party that rewards people that drive off a bridge and kill a woman by sending them back to the senate for the next 30 or 40 years

        • nc

          Before last November I would have agreed with you. I just don’t think we can afford to lose in 2014 and 2016. We have too much damage to repair as it is already.

          CR (above) explained it WAY better than I ever could. Thank you CR!

          • mwill

            I sat out 2008…I held my nose and voted for Romney in 2012. we have to do better.

          • WWMD

            But your idea of better is WORSE than those

          • nc

            mwill, I agree completely with you when we’re talking PRIMARIES. But up against Dems, it’s a different story.

          • TocksNedlog

            If you sat out 2008, then ‘doing better’ needs to start with YOU.

          • johnnycatt

            I will be voting Liberarian in 2014… the sooner the “Progressives” finish destroying the USA, the sooner the rebellion can begin and Jeffersonian style govt can re-emerge! the only answer is secession.

          • nc

            “…finish destroying the USA…”
            Wow, I sure would like to see that “rebuilding” plan. Must be a whopper. ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR MIND?

          • johnnycatt

            re-building? whatever
            phoenix rises from the ashes of the US will either be 1000 times worse than the Nazis or 1000 greater than the Athenians.. we will probably get both….

          • Melanie LeBato Branham

            That is so true. We need to readjust our expectations

          • johnnycatt

            compromising with evil means evil wins… my expectations are for the people I vote for to fight progressive socialism at every turn, not agree to 1/2 their demands on my time talent and treasure!

        • radishthegreat

          I’m sorry, I totally missed who Mark Sanford killed. Perhaps you could share a link?

        • TocksNedlog

          It’s a good thing, then, that Sanford didn’t do anything even remotely similar to that!

        • BenY

          Are you actually equating a consensual affair with murder???? MY goodness, we will loose every time.

        • Scott Hanson

          What’s the point of voting for Republicans when they conspire with Dems to preserve or advance commielib policies and then the commielibs use ‘but even conservatives like GWB supported ABC.’

          90% of GOP candidates AND voters are gutless cowards that wouldn’t spill their coffee on a burning baby to save it if it meant they would be subject to an unpleasant NYT editorial. They make the French look stalwart and principled. The GOP doesn’t deserve loyalty JUST because it is the opposition. They have to do something worth supporting.

          W pushed Medicare Part D.

          John Boehner blocked amendments to preemptively defund Obamacare and then funded Obamacare in budget Continuing Resolutions. Rubio is pushing shamnesty. The commielibs have discovered they can get their agenda advanced by getting our guys to push for it. Our voters will make excuses for ANYTHING if the GOP and Karl Rove support it.

          Citizens In Name Only are a bigger problem then all the RINOs and commielibs put together. They have ultimate responsibility and they watch American Idol.

          • johnnycatt

            our only hope it that states start seceding and we can get to one quickly!

      • Guest

        I’m sorry. I’m not familiar with that particular Biblical reference. Silly me, I thought the perfect was God’s standard.

      • WWMD

        And you’re still going to lose

        • DeBaliviere

          Fanks thag.

        • johnnycatt

          I’d rarther die on my feet than live on my knees!.. loosing is ok when you fought the fight YOU wanted to fight, but the current station of the GOP is that they are not as bad as teh Democrats.. well, hell’s bells.. what does it matter if the Dems Shoot me or the Reps Hang me? Either way, I’m dead!

          • WWMD

            I seriously doubt either of that will happen.

    • mickeyco

      I’m sure glad today I don’t live in SC. I know we’d have to vote GOP, but my upbringing and morals would have made it almost impossible to vote for Sanford. That’s the best SC could do? We have a long way to go.

      • detroit19

        In ‘NY’, SC (Charleston) yes, unfortunately, Sanford was the lesser of 2 evils but believe me, he has both feet to the fire and it’s a HOT fire; Tim Scott is a rock star! Lucky for me, I live in the Upstate (Trey Gowdy country) :)

        • me

          Trey Gowdy Rules. I’m stuck in the gerrymandered district of Clyburn

      • Garth Haycock

        To put a positive spin on it, had Sanford not had the morals of Bill Clinton, Nikki Haley may not be the Governor of SC today.

      • Melanie LeBato Branham

        I’m glad you don’t also. You have no idea how imperfect most ppl are. Guess you live perfectly

  • CR

    Why does no one get this?!?!

    Republicans vote on ideas. Dems vote on cults of personality (and free stuff) because they HAVE NO ideas. I don’t like this guy, I don’t like his personal values or the way he treated his wife or pretty much anything about his PERSONAL life. However, he’s going to vote the way I believe is right and that is his ONLY role that he is filling.

    Why WHY WHY for the love of all that is good do we have to love our politicians? We aren’t marrying them, they are making policy decisions. If I have a choice between a guy who I think is kind of a jerk in his personal life but he’s going to vote to repeal Obamacare, reduce gov. regulations and taxes, etc. vs. a person I think is a really nice guy but who is going to raise my taxes and give away more free crap, then I’m going to take the jerk any day. I don’t have to live with him, but I do need to live with the things he votes for.

    This kind of attitude is exactly why we ended up with the Commie instead of Romney!

    • nc


    • detroit19

      Could not agree with you more!

    • bluewaternavy

      Comment of the night, CR!

    • Kate

      Good point. Plus, didn’t the liberals always tell us after Ted Kennedy and Bill Clinton’s scandals that a politician’s personal life doesn’t matter? Funny how it only matters when the candidate has an “R” next to his or her name…

    • ceyanne

      Yes!! 1000x yes!

    • r07a23c

      Agreed, 100%. These people aren’t our friends, family and neighbors (unless they happen to be your friend, family or neighbor)- They’re our servants, working for us. Investing in them so personally is what’s led to the Political Class, and their running roughshod over our will.

    • John (it true me am)

      Agreed, though we really have to start holding people accountable in primaries BEFORE it’s an issue of the jerk or the socialist. Sanford over Colbert-Busch was an obvious and easy choice, though I am dismayed that the SC-1 primary voters didn’t pick someone else to begin with.

      In other words: We can have it both ways if we actually bother to do our jobs during the primaries. A candidate who votes the right way but we also don’t find personally distasteful is quite possible. No one is perfect, but in this case using state funds to visit a mistress goes well past simply not being perfect.

    • Melanie LeBato Branham

      Well stated. I agree. I do, though, actually like him. We don’t know anything more than the media gives us. We don’t understand his life or what really happened. I think he will fight very hard for us. It’s his way toward redemption.

  • Ed LaRose

    Obama was against gay marriage in 2008 and for it in 2012. What does that make his legion of voters who supported him both times?

    • Worship Dancer


    • Bouncerquinn

      Maybe he was heterosexual in 2008 and now is gay. he could possibly be dating Jason Collins, behind Michelle’s back. Unless of course she likes to watch.

    • TocksNedlog

      Moral Relativists

  • Roy

    Pretty sure Johnny boy mccain cheated on his first wife. But since he’s a pow he gets a pass? Barf!

    • bluewaternavy

      It’s a fact, Johnny couldn’t keeps it zipped-but that’s OK With Meggie!

  • Jeremy

    Meghan “airhead” McCain strikes again

  • Steve_J

    I’m with you. I don’t follow her logic eiteher.

  • Marvin Nelson

    Really dumb.

  • Kevin

    I think what she meant to say was “Any Republican who votes for my father is a RINO”, but I totally understand how she got that confused.

  • Brett McMicken

    she would be a good choice if Hollywood every does a remake of the movie “Heathers”……..and, I don’t mean in the role portrayed by Winona Ryder

  • tdpwells

    @MeghanMcCain if it wasn’t for politicians cheating on their wives, you wouldn’t exist.

    LOL she might want to apply some aloe vera to that burn.

  • I M Free

    Meghan McCain = Beauty and Dumb

    • tony30088

      You’re half right. :-)

      • I M Free

        i thought so xD

  • KateG12

    Is Meghan having a meltdown on Twitter? I don’t understand why she’s important, except for the fact she’s the new Patti Davis (Reagan) of the modern GOP.

    • F.R. Newbrough

      @MeghanMcCain is like our own blonde Joe Biden. :-)

      • Corey Dennison

        One of them is a giant boob and the other…

  • Les Legato

    Is Meghan McPain a lesbian now?

    PS – “if it wasn’t for politicians cheating on their wives, you wouldn’t exist.”


  • piscorman

    Anyone who listens to Meghan McCain with their own eyes is double jointed.

  • FIRE THEM ALL- 2014

    Megan is an empty headed little puppet, she needs to exit stage left.

  • Laconic

    Iowahawk just won the internet. Tweet of the year.

    • me

      I missed it – what did it say?

      • Laconic

        “If it wasn’t for politicians cheating on their wives you wouldn’t exist.”

        *David drops mike, walks off stage to standing ovation*

  • poljunkie♪

    “if it wasn’t for politicians cheating on their wives, you wouldn’t exist.—
    David Burge (@iowahawkblog)” Wow that had to of smarted.

    • Agent_Zeero

      “…of smarted”.
      ???? What does that mean?

      • Garth Haycock

        Why do you feel it necessary to use so many question marks, when one at the end of the sentence is sufficient?

        • VerminMcCann

          Maybe both posters were attempting to emulate Meghan’s writing style.

      • Bristel

        It means “had to have smarted”.

      • poljunkie♪


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  • Tony Deisla

    I agree with Meghan. I don’t see how opposing gay marriage goes along with reducing the size of government, lowering taxes and small gov.

    • Filthy Liar

      Because the social issues are all that Republicans actually act on. They won’t actually reduce anything. Government ballooned under Bush, ballooned under Bush the Elder, and (whisper it) ballooned under Reagan. The money just goes to different pork projects, it’s all the same bacon in the end.

  • me

    Is she gay?
    Not that there is anything wrong with that…

    • TheOriginalDonald

      Ask her girlfriend Kristen Chenoweth

  • VerminMcCann

    To the tune of the South Park song about Mormons: John McCain he had a daughter dumb-dumb dumb-dumb dumb…

  • Garth Haycock

    So, do you fear yourself?

  • poljunkie♪

    Meghan—stop trying to make your self relevant.

    You always tweet something like this to draw attention to yourself after an election. My hubby says the photo of your boobs was more interesting. Heh!

  • Cal

    She is such an airhead.

  • seek456

    would someone please make the ultimate sacrifice and date this poor child. Attention seeking is wearing thin.

    • GoSellCrazySomeplaceElse

      I would become celibate first.

    • Jack Deth

      To quote Jack Nicholson in ‘Terms of Endearment’:

      “I would rather stick needles in my eyes!”

      • NRPax

        I’m reminded of the slang term “moped.” As in “she’s fun to ride, but you’d never want anyone you know seeing you.”

  • Cuz Grandma Says

    She apparently did not benefit from private schools or did she attend public ones.

  • arrow2010

    Sometimes Meghan McCain opens her mouth and removes all doubt as to her utter and total stupidity.

  • DurkaDurka

    The apple doesn’t fall far on that wackobird tree.

  • ozconservative

    Just when I think she can’t possibly get any dumber, she sets a new standard.

  • KansasGirl

    She states gay marriage will be legal in America very soon.
    Kinda sounds like it will be forced on us…along with amnesty.
    We’ll see.

  • DeRosset

    I’m having trouble making sense out of this. Is she implying that Mark Sanford is for same-sex marriage or that he had a homosexual encounter?

  • MarcusFenix

    So she was against it before she was for it? Or maybe the other way around? Not even sure if Meghan herself knows at this point, from all the spinning.

    Her beliefs are fluid, only to the point of where she feels the political winds are blowing best, in an attempt to stay relevant. No one really cares what she thinks.

  • Frank James

    If not for her last name, the only people who would even notice her would be horny guys who could care less about what she has to say.

  • The Petulant Klown

    The moral of the story: Those who were born in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.

  • $472942

    Man, the things that fall out of the pie hole of this walking, talking breast bag just gets more and more stupid with the passage of time…

  • yourmamatoo

    She opened her mouth, and removed all doubt.

    • Roto

      And then wrote about it… :rolleyes:
      “Forgive Mark Sanford” By Meghan McCain @McCainBlogette

  • DeBaliviere

    Hey Megs. Kirstie Alley called. She wants her body back.

  • Kristy Patullo

    This girl really needs to delete her Twitter account. On a side note: Mark Sanford went to Argentina without telling anyone where he was going. He’s not fit to serve. PS: Iowahawkblog is awesome! Funniest tweets on Twitter. Please follow.

    • Roto

      If he’s unfit to serve, he’s 1,000 times better than any Democrat.

    • Joe W.

      According to the people of South Carolina, he is quite fit to serve. More so than his opponent, who was riding her relationship to a comedian.

  • Michael

    oh my god why can’t people stop feeding stupid.. let her just go buddy up with her liberal friends.. I think John’s told her she’ll be disinherited if she drops the R for a D.. that’s the only thing she hasn’t done

  • CombatDiver

    Guess the apple doesn’t always fall far from the douche bag tree.

  • Bouncerquinn

    She said she was a conservative progressive. And still hasn’t said anything that makes sense since.

    • Mark81150

      “conservative progressive”

      that’s like being alive dead… too stupid for anyone else to even speak the words without laughing,.. you cannot hold two mutually exclusive polar opposite views Missy.. doesn’t work like that.

      • SrinivaS

        your right “alive dead” like a zombie. LOL

    • Rulz

      Don’t you just love how people with left-wing views even on some issues get to make up and/or change words like the snap of the fingers?

      • Bouncerquinn

        Just got to.

  • DavidKramer

    Ohhhhhhh, how the stupid burns!

  • Mark81150

    ummmmm.. ok.. that was different..

    She still telling her far left friends she’s a real conservative while calling real conservatives “crazy, extremists”?… She demonstrates almost daily, she has no understanding of what conservatives are, or what we believe, just repeats the MSNBC talking points they give their republican “pets”..

    Look up.. Judas Goat lil Missy.. fit’s your job description.

    You have never spoke the truth about us yet, but you say what the left tells you like an expensive puppet. You don’t need to fear us,.. we don’t hurt those we oppose, for that, speak to Obama’s friends in the Weathermen…. wear your false martyr robes with pride, you certainly earned the false part.

  • Daniel Medicis

    Clearly from her latest tweets Meggy’s on the run. Again. She’s shaken up the hornet’s nest. Again. More weird, circular, non-connecting logic in her replies. Again.

    Does this girl EVER learn?

  • Bouncerquinn

    Meghan McCain’s whole life is a contradiction in terms.
    But her father is simply a crook. Robbed elderly people of their retirement in the Lincoln S&L scandal, otherwise known as the “Keating 5”. He was the only one of five senators that didn’t go to jail. They said he was naive and that he was a decorated war hero so they cut him slack. But he should have went to prison. At a minimum booted from Congress. But, I believe he made a deal with the devil. He knows about the 1205 living POW’s and MIA’s in Hanoi. Probably threatened to blow the whistle.
    He’s a GOP progressive, who doesn’t have a conservative bone in his body. Not even the broken ones.

  • PatriotRG

    the baby rino doesn’t fall far from the daddy rino

    • Corey Dennison

      Well of course it doesn’t…you think something with an a$$ that big is gonna bounce when it hits the ground?

  • Upstate Conservative

    I actually agree with Meghan McCain on a lot of issues. I’m for gay marriage. I’m against POS’s like Mark Sanford regardless of his politics. The problem with Meghan is that she is much more comfortable slamming conservatives on MSNBC than she is slamming the liberals she supposedly is ideologically opposed to.

    • Rulz

      I don’t agree with so-called “gay marriage” and I am glad Sanford won (two consenting adults, anyone?).

      But what you describe of M. McCain sure sounds accurate; I don’t watch MSNBC….so…

  • BigSky1970

    Meghan honey, you’re pushing yourself out of the GOP, not the other way around. This win by Sanford all but assures the Democrats won’t take back the House now.

  • Red Fred

    She is equating that if you can accept adultery you should also accept gay marriage, not realizing that we don’t support either as they are an assault on the family.

  • GregorioFQ

    Could there be a bigger idiot than “Paris” McCain? Her time has got to be short at the Daily Beast. She was obviously hired to embarrass the GOP but that ship has sailed. Now she is trotted out like a trained monkey to do tricks and doesn’t do them very well.

  • BenY

    Stupidity must run in the family. Don’t know how good his record is, but when a consensual affair, even if wrong, is the determining factor for a Republican getting elected, we will loose to the immoral left every time. If he is a constitutional patriot, I would not care if he had 20 affairs. Only the self righteous hypocrites will make this a hinge issue.

  • robcrawford2

    Besides her boobs — the like of which can be found in many strip clubs and most plastic surgeon’s offices around the country — why does anyone pay attention to her?

  • Largebill

    Any one considering enrolling in Columbia University should be told that she is a product of that institution. Universities should have to own their results.

  • CrustyB

    If you’re against two men who take turns stirring their dicks in each others fecal matter getting married and voted for the lesser of two evils, there’s nothing wrong with you.

  • Marbran

    “It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.” – Mark Twain

  • Rulz

    What does Sanford have anything to do with being hypocritical on so-called “gay marriage”?

  • juddon

    Meghan you are worthless. There is nothing you contribute to society, so I wish you would just go away! You are not a Republican so quit saying you are! FYI, before you start throwing stones, look at your nut of a father and see what he did to his first wife!

  • Tucker Latham

    The reason you never see megs wearing heavy earrings is because the sound of air *entering* her head is so terribly distracting. From what, I have no idea.
    Aside that, this is a pretty idiotic statement. Because, you know, when I vote for someone it means that I agree with 100% of that person’s platform, past, hot-mic utterances, etc. etc.