Every negative stereotype I have tried to combat for the last 8 years about republicans has been utterly destroyed in the past 9 months.
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) March 4, 2016
I’ve said it before and I’ll keep saying it until someone listens: THE ONLY PEOPLE DISMAYED ABOUT THE STATE OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY ARE THOSE DEPENDENT ON IT FOR A DOLLAR.
If you make your living, as many center-right columnists do, pretending that you belong not to some frothing mob of religious bigots but to the party of Dwight David Eisenhower First of His Name, then you wish someone would come along and help you suspend your disbelief again.
If your entire public persona is predicated on being better than liberals, well, you need the Sober Serious Republican Party Which Must Balance Crazy Giveaway Liberal Freebieland Carefully. You can’t have one party of bigots and racists, and another which wants children not to have lead poisoning, because you might have to admit your life is a lie.
The people afraid of having their story taken apart and put back together more honestly are the ones who can’t bear the current state of the GOP. Meghan McCain was gonna make conservatism COOL, you guys! And now she can’t! That’s the ruinous effect of Trump, you see, and not, you know, THIS:
“I just got a call from my son’s teacher giving me a heads up that two of his classmates decided to point out the ‘immigrants’ in the class who would be sent ‘home’ when Trump becomes president. They singled him out and were pointing and laughing at him as one who would have to leave because of the color of his skin. In third grade . . . in Fairfax County . . . in 2016!”
Fairfax County school officials confirmed the account.
That’s really more of a problem than Meghan McCain’s friends not wanting to come to her parties.