In Which Laura Ingraham Bites Meghan McCain’s Fat Ass

You would think that someone who clerked for a Supreme Court Justice would have a rather better grasp of logic and argument.  In Laura Ingraham’s case, you would be wrong.  The simple truth of the matter is that the ultra-right wing, super conservative, batshit nutbar is revealed by her own words to be stupid or disingenuous, take your pick.

Meghan McCain, the rather ditzy and inexperienced spawn of maverick reformer and failed presidential whiner John, has recently been having ideological hissy-fits with the likes of the venomous Ann Coulter and the bombastic Rush Limbaugh.

Ingraham pulled out the big guns almost immediately, calling Meghan fat.
Not that she couldn’t have engaged Ms. McCain in a substantive debate over the past, present and future of the GOP, it’s just that…well…McCain is an airhead with Valley Girl inflections and little in the way of relevant experience, and Ingraham is a yammering mouthpiece who would rather gin up attention getting soundbites than add anything insightful to any conversation.   What the fuck did you expect?  On the one hand, a vapid, spoiled rich kid who blogs about her father’s failed presidential bid, like, totally ruining her dating life, and on the other a twisted freak who converted TO Roman Catholicism.  Bring to a boil and stand well clear!

In any case, Meghan didn’t take being called a fat ass sitting down…well, she did, but not quietly.  While sitting on her fat ass visiting with the chicks on The View, she told Ingraham to, “Kiss my fat ass!”

Oh, it is ON!

Ingraham responded on her very own blog (emphasis mine):

Memo to Meghan McCain: Enjoy the media coverage while it lasts, but know you’re being used. You are the flavor of the month in left-wing media land because you are a Republican bashing the GOP. Likewise, your dad is most popular among the same people when he is slamming his Republican brethren in full-blown “maverick” fashion. At least he backs up his views with a lifetime of sacrifice and public service. What is Ms. McCain’s own political, business, or real-world experience that lends credibility to her argument that the GOP needs to “moderate” (read: abandon its core principles)?

Now the Left is seizing on one satirical line from our show to paint Meghan as the victim of a right-wing hate crime. This comes from the same playbook responsible for the ongoing demonization of Rush Limbaugh — where his take on President Obama’s economic policies are misrepresented as some kind of attack on America. Their goal is to malign outspoken conservatives (specifically in talk radio) as members of a radical fringe movement whose right to free speech is questionable at best.

The left’s indignation in this instance is manufactured and totally phony. If any off-the-cuff remark about a woman’s size was condemnable, then where was the outrage when President Obama made a passing reference to Jessica Simpson’s “weight battle” during his Super Bowl interview with Matt Lauer? And of course they look the other way when obvious personal attacks are levied against conservatives. Remember when Al Franken was the toast of all media for his book “Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot”? Last month The View’s Joy Behar called him a “fat guy”; and when I was a guest on The View a few years back she ridiculed Ann Coulter and me as “peroxide” blondes on Fox. I laughed it off. If you can’t stand the heat…get out of the punditry business.

Next time, just for fun, Meghan should pretend that she’s had a change of heart and is now a pro-life conservative. Then she’ll really see how the Mean Girls treatment feels.

God knows, I don’t want to get in the middle of this – last thing I want is to be attacked by a couple of chubby bottle blonds wielding crucifixes – but a couple of things need pointing out.

First, Meghan McCain (just like the rest of the world) witnessed with her own two eyes the thorough and complete thrashing, the gutting and beheading, the vicious back-alley beat down that was inflicted on the GOP this past November. A beating so severe and ugly that an inexperienced black man from Hawaii with the middle name Hussein is now president of the United States instead of the creepy, old, white war hero with shady ties to industry, a trophy wife and tons of cash.
If THAT doesn’t tell you you’re trying to peel bark from the wrong fucking tree, I don’t know what would.
So, in terms of having sufficient experience to suggest that the Republicans need to reexamine their ethos, core principles, means, ends and every other poisonous recipe, Meghan has just about enough of that. The question ought to be this: what is it that makes morons like Rush, Coulter and Ingraham think that a return to the Sarah Palin principles will save them?

Second, accusing Barack Obama of making a comment on Jessica Simpson’s weight, the size of her ass or any other thing, is just the pathetic sort of twisted, disingenuous, false equivalency bullshit that the world has come to expect from Laura Ingraham.
The comment in question was NOT about Jessica Simpson, it was about the fact that the tabloid press was covering her battle with her weight…and it was. Front page coverage of the fact that Jessica Simpson gained a few tons.
Let me be more clear: If I publish this post, in which I remark that the press is making much of Laura Ingraham calling Meghan McCain fat, that IS NOT the same as my calling Meghan McCain fat.
I am merely commenting that the press seems to be interested in Laura Ingraham’s statement that Meghan McCain has a fat ass.
If I were to say that Dick Cheney appeared on CNN and asserted that Obama’s policies are making America less safe, Laura Ingraham would accuse me of making the statement myself. How in the hell does anyone that obtuse manage to make it though law school? Although, in the GOP world in which Alberto Gonzalez gets to be Attorney General, perhaps that question answers itself in a sickening and putrid fashion.

Third, dragging the soon-to-be Senator from Minnesota into this name-calling mess is comparing apples and oranges. Al Franken wrote a book. That’s what comedians sometimes do – Steve Martin, George Carlin wrote books. So what? Ingraham wants to make out that the title of Franken’s satirical book is somehow the same as her bitchy, snotty, catty ad hominem attack on McCain. Pfft. Another strike against the reasoning abilities of Ms. Ingraham (who has never once been funny – not ever), and another layer peeled from the raw desperation the GOP feels throbbing at their center.
Ingraham, on the one hand, seems to want to label all name-calling as juvenile shenanigans that only limp, talentless Democrats would engage in, but on the other hand, since they do it too, no one should object when she says, “Pay no attention to Meghan McCain…she’s fat!”
For that matter, the title of Al Franken’s book, Rush Limbaugh is a Big, Fat, Idiot, is not name-calling, it’s the truth.


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