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Beto O’Rourke: Meghan McCain “giving permission” for violence

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Beto O’Rourke is flailing about on the campaign trail in the race for the 2020 Democrat nomination. He has nothing to lose at this point. In what world, though, did he think it was a good idea to pick a fight with Meghan McCain over gun ownership? Robert Francis is way out of his league.

The new season of ABC’s The View began this week and right away Meghan McCain came under fire, so to speak, during a discussion about gun violence and mass shootings. The topic led to the inevitable back and forth on gun control. Meghan McCain was on her own. Fortunately, she’s up to the task. Abby Huntsman, by the way, sounded like the liberal hosts on the subject. When the gun-grabbing part of the discussion began, McCain said in no uncertain terms that she isn’t giving up her guns. Huntsman jumped on board with the liberal women who were blaming Republicans for not acting on gun control. McCain, an NRA member, spent time on her break from the show in Wyoming, shooting, among other activities. She specifically pointed to Beto’s mandatory gun buyback program proposal as a non-starter for her.

Moments later, McCain weighed in as the “chick on the panel that spent most of her break shooting.”

Stating that there need to be more reporters in mainstream media on the “gun beat” because there are a lot of people on TV “talking about guns that clearly have never shot a gun,” McCain complained about Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke’s proposal for a mandatory gun buyback.

“I will say this is a ground-level issue for me,” she added. “If you’re going to be a gun-grabber, you don’t get my vote, period. We got to have a different conversation.”

“I’m not living without guns, it’s just that simple.”

McCain used her trip to Wyoming to point out that people there, like in other gun-friendly areas of the country, would not willingly give up their guns. She went on to say it could lead to violence. Beto responded to Meghan’s remarks as he waited his turn during CNN’s 7 hours of climate change programming. He said her mentioning violence could be mistaken for her “giving permission” for violence.

“I just I think that kind of language and rhetoric is not helpful,” the former congressman told The Daily Beast prior to joining a Wednesday marathon climate town hall on CNN. “It becomes self-fulfilling; you have people on TV who are almost giving you permission to be violent and saying, ‘You know this is this is going to happen.’”

O’Rourke brought up McCain’s name unprompted after “The View” host had said, earlier this week, that an attempt by the government to compel AR-15 owners to sell back their weapons would prompt “a lot of violence.”

“When someone says, “If you do this, then this will happen,” O’Rourke said, “almost as though that’s a natural response or maybe even something that should happen or deserves to happen. When I think the response should be, ‘We’re doing nothing now and we’re seeing people slaughtered in their schools, at work, at a Walmart, in a synagogue, in a church, at a concert. There is violence right now and it is horrifying and it is terrifying and it is terrorizing.’…. We should be worried about that kind of violence right now.”

This is the problem with gun-grabbing alarmists. They believe their own propaganda and when a reasonable person pushes back and stands up for Second Amendment rights, the alarmist has to go even more extreme in rhetoric. That is what Beto did. Instead of understanding that law-abiding gun owners are quite passionate about not willingly surrendering their firearms, he accused Meghan of inciting violence.

Mandatory gun buybacks for 20 million guns isn’t a doable solution anyway. The government isn’t entitled to buy something back from a consumer that the government never owned in the first place. That doesn’t make any more sense than what the liberal women were saying on the show – that Americans have too many guns. How many are too many? Why should anyone be limited to the purchase of only one gun? The mass shooter in Lubbock used one rifle to kill and injure all those people.

New laws won’t stop evil acts if a bad guy is determined enough to go through with acts of death and destruction. There may be loopholes that can be closed or tweaks to the background checks, I don’t know. I don’t claim to be a gun law expert. Piling on feel-good legislation just to “do something” isn’t the answer, though.

Ms. McCain gave the perfect response to Beto’s crazy accusation against her. She scores extra points for the Texas reference.

Beto O’Rourke is no match for Meghan McCain.

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Beto Falsely Accuses Meghan McCain of Encouraging Gun Violence After She Criticized His Gun Confiscation Plan

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Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke speaks at the Iowa Federation of Labor convention, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, in Altoona, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Yesterday, I wrote about “View” co-host Meghan McCain’s comments on 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke’s gun confiscation plan.

To recap, McCain told her fellow co-hosts Tuesday during a discussion of O’Rourke’s plan that she was not going to give up her guns, and that his call to forcibly confiscate weapons would lead to violence:

“This is a ground-level issue for me,” she said, targeting 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke’s mandatory buyback plan. “If you’re going to be a gun-grabber, you don’t get my vote, period. We got to have a different conversation.”

Longtime host Joy Behar brought up the federal assault weapons ban in 1994 under former President Bill Clinton. “If you keeping rooting for Republicans, you’re going to get nothing done.”

“The AR-15 is by far the most popular gun in America, by far,” McCain said. “I was just in the middle of nowhere Wyoming, if you’re talking about taking people’s guns from them, there’s going to be a lot of violence.”

“But they lived without them for many years during the ban,” Behar replied.

“I’m not living without guns,” McCain responded. “It’s just that simple!”

McCain’s reality-based comments upset a lot of The Usual SuspectsWestlake Legal Group 2122 Beto Falsely Accuses Meghan McCain of Encouraging Gun Violence After She Criticized His Gun Confiscation Plan The View Social Media republicans Politics North Carolina Meghan McCain Media mass shootings Guns gun rights gun control Front Page Stories Front Page Featured Story Featured Post elections democrats Culture crime Campaigns Beto O'Rourke beto Allow Media Exception 2A 2020 Elections 2020   , including failed presidential candidate and Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA), who lied about McCain’s position by saying she “threatened violence.”

Failing presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke responded to McCain’s remarks about his plan by doing what liberals like he, Swalwell and others typically do when they have no legitimate response to fight back with: Accuse their critics of incitement. Here’s what he told the Daily Beast:

“I just I think that kind of language and rhetoric is not helpful,” the former congressman told The Daily Beast prior to joining a Wednesday marathon climate town hall on CNN. “It becomes self-fulfilling; you have people on TV who are almost giving you permission to be violent and saying, ‘You know this is this is going to happen.’”

O’Rourke brought up McCain’s name unprompted after “The View” host had said, earlier this week, that an attempt by the government to compel AR-15 owners to sell back their weapons would prompt “a lot of violence.”

“When someone says, “If you do this, then this will happen,” O’Rourke said, “almost as though that’s a natural response or maybe even something that should happen or deserves to happen.

Twitter users were not having his nonsense and gave him a much-needed reality check:

McCain herself responded to Beto’s false accusations:

Charles C.W. Cooke spells it out for O’Rourke and the anti-Meghan McCain social media mobs

There are just two types of people engaging in this debate: People who know that Meghan McCain is correct, and people who are pretending that they do not know that Meghan McCain is correct. It doesn’t not especially matter what your politics are, or what you think of private gun ownership in the United States. It does not matter, either, whether you want Meghan McCain to be right or you want her to be wrong. If you have read any American history at all, you know that, as a matter of dull, neutral fact, McCain is correct.

Second Amendment activist Stephen Gutowski made the same point in the immediate aftermath of her comments as the condemnations from leftists were rolling in Tuesday:

Beto O’Rourke and other demagoguing leftists are entitled to their own opinions, but they are most certainly not entitled to their own facts.

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— Based in North Carolina, Sister Toldjah is a former liberal and a 15+ year veteran of blogging with an emphasis on media bias, social issues, and the culture wars. Read her Red State archives here. Connect with her on Twitter. –

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Video: 2A Defender Meghan McCain Warns About What Will Happen If Gun Confiscation Starts, Gets Bashed by Haters

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This Feb. 28, 2018 photo released by ABC shows Meghan McCain on the set of “The View,” in New York. McCain brings a feisty spirit to the conservative commentator role where predecessors frequently seemed overmatched and overlooked. (Lou Rocco/ABC via AP)

The ladies of ABC’s “The View” were back from summer break on Tuesday and it didn’t take long for the fireworks to start as a discussion of mass shootings and gun rights got underway.

CBS News reports on what co-host Meghan McCain said in response to her colleagues’ suggestions that gun confiscation programs like the one 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke proposed were the way to go:

During the show, co-host Whoopi Goldberg pointed out the suspect in the shooting was able to purchase his assault-style rifle through a “loophole.” As co-host Sunny Hostin pinned blame on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s lack of action on any assault weapons legislation, McCain chimed in the debate as “the chick on the panel that spent most of her break shooting.”

“This is a ground-level issue for me,” she said, targeting 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke’s mandatory buyback plan. “If you’re going to be a gun-grabber, you don’t get my vote, period. We got to have a different conversation.”

Longtime host Joy Behar brought up the federal assault weapons ban in 1994 under former President Bill Clinton. “If you keeping rooting for Republicans, you’re going to get nothing done.”

“The AR-15 is by far the most popular gun in America, by far,” McCain said. “I was just in the middle of nowhere Wyoming, if you’re talking about taking people’s guns from them, there’s going to be a lot of violence.”

“But they lived without them for many years during the ban,” Behar replied.

“I’m not living without guns,” McCain responded. “It’s just that simple!”

Watch the segment below:

McCain’s reality-based comments upset a lot of The Usual SuspectsWestlake Legal Group 2122 Video: 2A Defender Meghan McCain Warns About What Will Happen If Gun Confiscation Starts, Gets Bashed by Haters The View Texas Social Media republicans Politics North Carolina New York Meghan McCain Media mass shootings Guns gun rights gun control Front Page Stories Front Page Featured Story Featured Post elections democrats Culture Campaigns Beto O'Rourke beto Allow Media Exception 2nd Amendment 2A 2020 Elections 2020   , including Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) who, fresh off of mocking “good guys with guns” after Saturday’s Odessa/Midland mass shooting, lied about McCain’s position in an attempt to score cool points on social media:

She didn’t “threaten violence.” She predicted there would be violence. Big difference. Even though Swalwell has proven to be a miserable failure when it comes to debating female Second Amendment supporters in the past, he should at least try to get the basic facts right in the future.

Disgraced attorney and fraud Michael Avenatti commented on McCain’s remarks as well in a desperate attempt to deflect from his serious shortcomings:

Some even called for McCain’s removal from the show over her remarks.

But as 2nd Amendment activist Stephen Gutowski notes, liberals have a serious problem with the truth – because McCain wasn’t wrong:

Tucker Carlson made a similar argument to McCain’s on his program Tuesday night, noting that there was no such thing as a “gun buyback”:

“Now you will hear propagandists, and you often do hear propagandists, describe that as a ‘gun buyback.’ But that’s nonsense, of course,” Mr. Carlson said. “Americans didn’t buy their guns from the government in the first place. They’re not buying them back. This is gun confiscation. It’s nothing but that.”

“So, this is — what you’re calling for is civil war. What you’re calling for is an incitement to violence. It’s something – I wouldn’t want to live here when that happened, would you?” Mr. Carlson said later in the segment.

[…]

“He’s going to confiscate firearms from tens of millions of law-abiding Americans whether it works or not, and he doesn’t care what you think about it,” Mr. Carlson said.

In response to all of this, here was the garbage take from the far left moonbats at Media Matters, an organization that exists purely to destroy Fox News and conservative media so only liberal viewpoints are allowed:

Conservative pundits floating violent reprisals as a response to gun safety legislation are echoing far-right extremist and militia rhetoric

It’s always fascinating to me watching unhinged liberals who have called for “revolutions” when they lose elections, who threaten to violently “take to the streets” in response to legislation they don’t like, who urge supporters to “get in the faces” of Republicans because Orange Man Bad, defend violent Antifa thugs, and who were perfectly content with the militant tactics of Occupy Wall Street as a way of forcing comformity complain when conservatives talk about what might happen in response if the government starts forcibly taking away guns that they legally own.

Do they even listen to themselves?

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Harris: I’m not in favor of decriminalizing illegal immigration, I just won’t treat it like a crime!

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“Let me just be very clear,” Kamala Harris tells Meghan McCain right before she does the exact opposite. It’s rare to see an experienced politician contradict him/herself in the same appearance, but Harris manages to do almost within the same breath. When McCain declares that Harris is for decriminalization, Harris objects, saying “I am not in favor of decriminalizing.” In the very next sentence, Harris then says “we’re not going to treat people who are undocumented and cross borders as criminals.”

If that’s Harris’ idea of “very clear,” it explains a lot about her campaign:

I had to transcribe this word salad to see if it made any more sense as text. Nope!

MCCAIN: You’re for decriminalizing border crossings, one of things people were [inaudible] at the debate. Do you agree with AOC that we should get rid of DHS altogether?

HARRIS: That’s not correct. I’m not in favor of decriminalizing, or not having consequence for — we have to keep — let me just be very clear. We have to have a secure border, but I am in favor of saying we’re not going to treat people who are undocumented and cross borders as criminals. That’s correct. That is correct. And what we’ve got to do is we cannot have any more policy like we have under this current president, that is about inhumane conduct, that is about putting babies in cages, that is about separating children from their parents. And we have got to have policies that is about passing comprehensive immigration reform with the pathway toward citizenship, shutting down these private detention facilities —

MCCAIN: Clarify this for me, though, because I find it confusing.

HARRIS: Yes, yes.

MCCAIN: I believe that if someone crosses over the border illegally, it’s illegal. And you would decriminalize it.

HARRIS: I would not make it a crime punishable by jail. It should be a civil enforcement issue, but not a criminal enforcement issue.

MCCAIN: Okay.

HARRIS: There should be — you know, you gotta play by the rules, but we can’t treat people like criminals.

“We can’t treat people like criminals”? What exactly did Harris do as California’s Attorney General, anyway? She didn’t have that trouble when it came to parents of truant students, for example. In 2011, Harris explicitly threatened parents with the “full force and consequences of the law” after the state legislature made truancy a crime in the state’s penal code.

There is no coherent position in here except that Harris lacks intestinal fortitude to pick a position and stick with it. If she’s not going to enforce the criminal statute against border crossings, then she’s for decriminalization. Harris just doesn’t want to get stuck on that position, so she denies favoring decriminalization while insisting that a President Harris won’t treat border crossers as criminals. That’s as clear as oatmeal stout.

It’s beyond comprehension what Harris means by “civil enforcement” in this context, too. Does she propose issuing tickets and collecting fines? That’s hardly a deterrent — it’s a massive incentive to pay a fee and never have to worry about deportation. What happens if they don’t pay the fines? Would it be too much to treat them as criminals at that point? We certainly do that with Americans in other contexts.

Meghan’s amused “ooooookay” at the end is an understandable if understated reaction to Harris’ desperate pinballing between pandering to progressives and protecting her standing on law and order. Kudos to McCain for not requiring some dramamine by the end of Harris’ explanation.

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Meghan McCain vs. Beto O’Rourke: How dare you compare the people at Trump’s rally to a Nuremberg rally?

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He did in fact compare Trump’s “send her back” rally last week to a Nuremberg rally. Not on “The View” but in a separate interview with ABC News:

McCain was ready for him when he joined her panel today. She got warmed up by reminding him that he’s now at zero percent in the polls and trailing Marianne Williamson in a recent survey of New Hampshire…

…before they got into it over the “send her back” stuff, which, as you’ll see in the clip below, ends up essentially as a rehash of the “deplorables” episode from 2016 using different terminology. Do you really mean to say that all Trump fans at that rally were deplorables/Nazis, McCain asks incredulously? Nope, says O’Rourke. In fact, not even Hillary claimed *all* Trumpers were “deplorable.” Her estimate when she made her infamous remark on the trail three years ago was that half were, with the other half composed of people who felt that the government had let them down. “Those are people we have to understand and empathize with as well,” she said at the time. That was her attempt to convince gettable right-wing Trump supporters that she wasn’t talking about them, she was talking about those other people. But that’s too cute, McCain complains. If you’re going to use heavy rhetorical artillery like Nuremberg comparisons or claims that Trump is running “concentration camps” at the border, don’t be surprised if there’s electoral collateral damage. Some of the people in the not-deplorable group who’ve been to rallies and/or disagree that the only alternative to “concentration camps” is to let everyone in who wants to come may think you’re referring to them.

But of course Beto’s also right that “We all have accountability for our actions and everyone who shouted to send them back is responsible as well.” That’s the counter to the complaint about name-calling: If in fact Trump and/or members of the crowd at one of his rallies do something deplorable, why shouldn’t it be called that? Mark Walker, one of the top Republicans in the House and a pastor before joining Congress, called the “send her back” chanting an “immediate dagger that went through my heart.” The city council in Charlotte, North Carolina, which is hosting the Republican national convention next year, voted 9-2 yesterday to denounce Trump’s initial tweets as “racist and xenophobic.” It’s appropriate to brush Beto back for Nazi analogies, but is that the point in this debate — that he went way too far in his denunciation? Or that he denounced the “send her back” stuff at all?

Anyway, enjoy this while it lasts because he’ll be back to life as a private citizen soon enough.

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Joy Behar: Why can’t Trump be brought up on charges of hate speech for last night’s rally?

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Actual quote: “Why can’t he be sued by the ACLU for hate speech? I don’t get it.”

Must everything be so stupid all the time?

Why can’t it be stupid only 90 percent of the time?

As you likely know and Joy clearly does not, there’s no such thing as “hate speech” in American law. There is in Europe, and of course there are laws against hate crimes here. But, thank god, our lousy government hasn’t yet gotten around to trying to criminalize hateful words. I’m not sure how that would have worked for last night’s rally even if it did. Trump didn’t try to stop the “send her back” chant — and why would he, since it was a logical progression from his love-it-or-leave-it tweets about the Squad last weekend? — but he never joined in. Maybe he will at the next rally.

What she’s getting at here, I think, is incitement, not “hate speech.” You can be prosecuted for inciting a crowd but only in the narrowest circumstances, if you’re trying to cause violence and if violence is likely to result *imminently.* God only knows what Trump’s intentions are with the “go back where you came from” talk but there was no risk of imminent violence against Ilhan Omar from the crowd. Even the chant, as ugly as it was, wasn’t violent. They wanted her deported, not harmed. Again, we’ll see how that develops at the next rally.

Don’t be too hard on ol’ Joy, though. A majority of her party (and a large minority of Republicans) thinks criminalizing hate speech is a swell idea. You can see why she might be confused. And although it may seem absurd to imagine the ACLU suing someone for hate speech rather than defending them from such a lawsuit on First Amendment grounds, it’s less absurd than it used to be now that the organization has gone fully woke.

Here’s a longer clip from today’s show on the rally, with Meghan McCain making the point that attacking an obnoxious pol like Omar on obnoxious love-it-or-leave-it grounds is stupid strategically since it divides righties and draws attention away from her radicalism and onto Trump’s demagoguery. Whoopi also notes at one point, correctly, that an average person who told a colleague at work to “go back where you came from” might be in legal trouble; that’s textbook unlawful workplace harassment according to the EEOC handbook. If the Mueller investigation taught us anything, though, it’s that the rules are different for presidents. They can’t be indicted for obstruction of justice. And, I guess, they can tell you with impunity to go back where you came from, even if where you came from is the same American city he did.

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Meghan McCain on Graham and Trump’s tweets: This is not the Lindsey Graham I used to know

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Not the first time she’s expressed unhappiness with Graham on her show. But every shot to date, including this one, has been brief and saw McCain quickly change the subject. Clearly she doesn’t want to lay into a de facto member of the McCain family, a man whom she’s described in the past as tantamount to an uncle, on national television.

But just as clearly she’s finding it harder and harder to resist.

When is she finally going to snap and give us an irate 10-minute tirade about the distinguished senator and Trump golf caddy from South Carolina? It’s coming, just as surely as her calling Joy Behar a “bitch” on air was coming. Let loose already.

Here’s what set her off. Graham was asked how he felt about Trump’s “go back to your countries” tweet at Ilhan Omar and the Squad this morning on Fox:

They’re socialist open-borders trash, no question. But if you’re an American citizen you get to be what you want without being asked to leave, even if what you want to be is socialist open-borders trash.

The clip below, which aired this morning at 11 a.m. ET, ends with McCain and Whoopi Goldberg pleading with Republicans to say something critical of Trump, particularly black Republicans. Graham’s Senate colleague in South Carolina, Tim Scott, has since done that:

Rep. Will Hurd, who’s also Republican and African-American (and a frequent Trump critic), called the tweets “racist” and “xenophobic.” Whether that gives any other GOPers in the House or Senate cover to pile on remains to be seen. Mitch McConnell has promised to address the subject at tomorrow’s leadership press conference if he’s asked about it.

Which I’m kinda thinking he will be.

Here’s McCain. Exit quotation from Tim Miller: “The year is 2029. An elderly Lindsey Graham has become President AOC’s top GOP cheerleader and Instagram cooking assistant in the hopes he can convince her to advance regime change in Iran.” That was meant as a joke, but it’s barely a joke. There can’t be less than a 50 percent chance that it happens. One hundred percent if AOC actually gets elected.

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The View to AOC: The race card was “a bit much,” you know

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A surprisingly sane take from a venue not exactly known for its cool assessments and long-range perspective, shall we say. If Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had thrown the race card on Dan Crenshaw, Meghan McCain would likely have been the only critical voice on The View. Instead, AOC gets an earful from the entire panel for tossing it at Nancy Pelosi, with Whoopi Goldberg whipped up to the point of declaring that The Squad had better start working with Pelosi, or else “you’re not allowed to bitch about this!”

Joy Behar started off wondering why Ocasio-Cortez and her three Squad members aren’t focusing on the real “enemy,” as in The Tweeter in Chief. But even Behar was nonplussed about Ocasio-Cortez’ insinuation that Pelosi is a racist:

“Ladies, ladies. It’s like — it’s disheartening. It’s like the enemy is the guy tweeting in his toilet,” Behar said. Like Goldberg, she pushed back on the idea that Pelosi harbored racist sentiments.

“I don’t know about going to race right away — it’s like really? that’s where you go right away? I thought that that was a bit much, frankly.”

Goldberg also knocked freshmen for their apparent lack of compromise. “Women of color, watch me now. Let’s keep this in mind, do you think Nancy Pelosi wanted to pass a half-assed bill? No, the moderates were the problem and I would say to these women.”  …

She added that if Ocasio-Cortez and others did not try to reach out and persuade moderates, they shouldn’t complain about legislation. “If you’re not going to do that, you’re not allowed to b—h about this.”

Meghan McCain at first channeled the delight of nearly everyone on the right by saying she wanted Democrats to “fight it out,” but circled around to defending Pelosi as a civil servant worthy of respect. Missing from this entire conversation, though, was a recognition or even a mention of the Democratic habit of tossing race cards at their critics and why AOC’s attempt to play it on Pelosi is hardly surprising. That was an opportunity that unfortunately passed, but at least this is good for another few minutes of popcorn-passing.

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Report: Meghan McCain feels like a “caged animal” on “The View,” might not renew her contract

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Just putting this out there: If ABC wants to pay me a million bucks a year to sit there every day and be polite while Joy Behar calls me a racist, I will entertain the offer.

I will not call her a “bitch.”

And I will not call the producer a “motherf***er.”

Well … maybe I’ll call the producer a “motherf***er.” Longstanding showbiz traditions should be honored.

I don’t blame Meg for feeling exasperated at being the lone righty on the panel, assuming this report is accurate. But I do wonder what she was expecting when she joined the cast.

According to sources close to the 34-year-old McCain, who is said to make something under a million dollars a year on the highly rated daytime program, she is emotionally drained, angry, and isolated—“feeling like a caged animal,” said one McCain intimate—amid a spate of negative publicity.

Much of this has appeared on the popular website of the Daily Mail that has portrayed her as entitled, unreasonable, “manic,” and self-obsessed—a “petulant child,” given to “crying fits” when she’s roasted on social media.

She feels “so exhausted and defeated,” said a knowledgeable source, after her two seasons of discontent.

“It’s getting to the point where it’s not worth the emotional toll every week,” said a McCain pal, who asked not to be further identified. “If she doesn’t stay at The View, she will find other work.”

Actually, if you read the full story (which is surprisingly lengthy and detailed), you’ll see that it’s not the aggravation from sparring with Behar and others on-air that’s eating at McCain. It’s the sniping off the air, with people leaking repeatedly to the Daily Mail about her alleged diva abrasiveness and co-host Sunny Hostin supposedly talking smack about her to McCain’s own friends. Even this story contains some backbiting, with “a person familiar with McCain’s M.O.” — whatever that means — telling the Daily Beast that she “has a mouth like a trucker” and that her father “raised her like a guy.” Why, it seems that, unlike her celebrity co-stars, apparently McCain prefers to spend her down time in Arizona “hanging out in the creek and doing Jell-O shots and shooting guns” instead of in the Hamptons.

Which makes me want to give Meg her own show, to be honest.

Lotta backstabbing on that set, though, some of it barely veiled. Read the bit about McCain following “View” staffers’ social media accounts to see if they’re “favoriting” material that’s critical of her. (Sometimes they are!) The most interesting quote comes from the show’s executive producer, whom you might expect to scoff at a question about discord and blandly insist that everyone loves each other. Not this time: “I feel like she will come back,” said the producer when asked if Meg will renew her contract, sounding not at all certain. “These stories don’t seem to go away,” she acknowledged about the drumbeat of “Crazy Meg” stories in the Daily Mail. Plus, there’s daily nonsense like this to deal with:

It’s one thing to sign up to be the token Republican on air and take your lumps. It’s another thing to get the mean-girls treatment for it in the tabloids. Maybe she should quit and inquire at Fox News as to when Ainsley Earhardt’s “Fox & Friends” contract is up. Imagine Trump tuning into his favorite show in the world one day and finding John McCain’s daughter staring back at him.

Exit question: If Meg walks, who’s the new token conservative on the panel? S.E. Cupp? Mary Katharine Ham?

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Meghan McCain Reportedly Feeling Too “Exhausted, Defeated” to Continue Being on “The View”

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Daughter of the late Senator John McCain and sole right-leaning voice on “The View,” Meghan McCain, made her mark on the daytime television show by being a fiery opposition to hard-left characters like Joy Behar.

The problem is that being the foil to leftists has given her more infamy than fame, and rumors have begun circulating about her backstage behavior on top of her personal problem with some of her co-hosts.

According to the Daily Beast, despite McCain’s solid paycheck for the service, she’s reportedly at the end of her rope due to all the negativity being thrown her way:

According to sources close to the 34-year-old McCain, who is said to make something under a million dollars a year on the highly rated daytime program, she is emotionally drained, angry, and isolated—“feeling like a caged animal,” said one McCain intimate—amid a spate of negative publicity.

Much of this has appeared on the popular website of the Daily Mail that has portrayed her as entitled, unreasonable, “manic,” and self-obsessed—a “petulant child,” given to “crying fits” when she’s roasted on social media.

She feels “so exhausted and defeated,” said a knowledgeable source, after her two seasons of discontent.

“It’s getting to the point where it’s not worth the emotional toll every week,” said a McCain pal, who asked not to be further identified. “If she doesn’t stay at The View, she will find other work.”

It’s not clear if these rumors of her backstage behavior are true, and there’s solid reason to believe they’re exaggerated reports ginned up by people only too ready attack a right-leaning woman who speaks publicly.

It is entirely possible that McCain is feeling the isolation and stress in her position, though. Early last month she had to take time off as well in order to get a break from what was going on behind the scenes.

That said, McCain was one of the only things that made “The View” watchable, and her leaving the show would likely take press attention off it unless they replace her with someone just as likely to plant herself firmly in front of any narrative Behar and the others wish to start ginning up.

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