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In Defense of “My Peeps” …… They ain’t who you might think they are..


Good Tuesday Morning!

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Ok, I have officially “had it” with the sanctimonious, self righteous, unable to speak proper English without “like” and “um” crowd. It occurs on both the “right” and the “left”. Who can forget the condescending “Bitter Clingers” statement:

“You go into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing’s replaced them,” Obama said. “And they fell through the Clinton Administration, and the Bush Administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have not. And it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.”

I might mention that in his native Chicago, where children need “safe passage” workers to usher them to school, the gang members are clinging tightly to their guns. As of July 10, there have been 204 homicides in Chicago. But I digress…

As I have mentioned before, I a a voracious reader. Everything that comes under my purview receives a fair amount of attention…… Including the McCain family stories. Most notably Papa McCain and daughter Meghan…

I have daughters and I am fiercely protective and very “thin skinned” when it comes to my family, especially my two girls and my husband so I will tread lightly here.

I started to read the article this morning in “The American Thinker”, regarding Meghan’s statements about Republicans. The most bizarre thing about her usual diatribes would be that they always begin with an insult to the larger population —- of Republicans that is. She would eat her tongue before insulting the left. For any reason…..

She seems to believe that since her father, John McCain, is “Republican Royalty” by virtue of his war experience and longevity. To her he is the resident “Mavericky Badass” –her words not mine, she feels that she is far more intelligent than average and possesses the desire to spout off incessantly about how “clueless” and “rednecky” the rest of the party is. Forget the lack of personal accomplishments, she knows inherently in which direction the Republican should be marching.

So now little Meghan says “she respects the Republican Party, but wants to make clear: Some GOPers are crazy rednecks. She’s just not one of them”. She also demurely says that “although people think I am the voice of the young Republicans, I am not”.

Well, I guess I am one of the “rednecks”, having spent a great deal of time in the South and Midwest, and having LOTS of family who re-located to Texas….. I enjoy the country music, friendships, shooting at the range, riding a horses and the people. I have a friend from Jamaica who we introduced to a senior Marine NCO, they fell in love, married, retired to Montana with their two young children. They are all rednecks, she has a Jamaican redneck like me. And the babies are biracial “rednecks.” I suppose they are also Republicans and crazy…. I don’t know about the kids yet.. (smile)

I can never forget how ON THE DAY that I received my Ph.D. The “big crazy redneck” who was the dean of the Business College at one of the largest public universities in the Midwest appointed me as an Assistant Professor. I was also a Research Fellow at this den of “crazy rednecks” also known as one of the top public universities. But, of course, they do not have the enlightenment of people such as Meghan.

She ended the interview with some insight, however: We’re losing young voters, women voters and minority voters.” …..she added: “The extreme right wing of the party is still running everything. I love the Republican Party and respect and appreciate my role in it, even though I know some people don’t appreciate my role in it.”

Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/sep/9/meghan-mccain-were-not-all-crazy-rednecks/#ixzz2eUAs8RR1

Well, yes, the women are back and forth and the minorities have got to be worked on, but not for the simplistic reasons she outlined…. Nope, the “extreme right” is not in charge, I guess if you take into account morals and values I would be in that group, so I’m not really “feelin’ the power”. But she did get one statement right, a great deal of people do not appreciate her role, whatever it is….

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