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Amy Klobuchar recalled John McCain's searing response to Trump's inauguration. Meghan McCain wasn't

Amy Klobuchar recalled John McCain’s searing response to Trump’s inauguration. Meghan McCain wasn’t having it.

In 2008, Sen. John McCain was the Republican presidential nominee. But for 2020 contenders, his name is apparently off limits, at least as far as his family is concerned. One such candidate, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), was publicly scolded by the late Arizona Republican’s daughter on Monday after she shared an anecdote about how McCain had reportedly rattled off the names of dictators during President Trump’s inauguration.

“On behalf of the entire McCain family — @amyklobuchar please be respectful to all of us and leave my father’s legacy and memory out of presidential politics,” tweeted Meghan McCain, one of the late senator’s seven children and a co-host of ABC’s “The View.”

Speaking before an audience of roughly 200 people during a Saturday campaign stop in Des Moines, Klobuchar described Trump’s inauguration as “dark” and recalled how she sat on the stage between John McCain and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) that day while Trump delivered a speech about rampant crime, rusted-out factories and “American carnage.” The fiery populist rhetoric apparently reminded McCain of various authoritarian figures from throughout history. “John McCain kept reciting to me names of dictators during that speech because he knew more than any of us what we were facing as a nation. He understood it,” Klobuchar said on Saturday, according to NBC News. “He knew because he knew this man more than any of us did.”

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Klobuchar, who has described McCain as a mentor and visited him at his ranch in Arizona while he was fighting cancer, has frequently spoken out against such attacks. A spokesman told The Washington Post that she has great respect for McCain’s family but did not indicate whether that meant Klobuchar would avoid using the anecdote in future.

“Senator Klobuchar had a longtime friendship with Senator McCain, she has defended him against President Trump’s attacks in the past, and she has deep respect for his family,” said Tim Hogan, the campaign’s communications director. “While she was simply sharing a memory, she continues to believe that the best stories about Senator McCain are not about the views he had about President Trump: They are about McCain’s own valor and heroism.”

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Reply Amy Klobuchar recalled John McCain's searing response to Trump's inauguration. Meghan McCain wasn't (Original post)
question everything May 2019 OP
spooky3 May 2019 #1
question everything May 2019 #3
hlthe2b May 2019 #6
MFGsunny May 2019 #11
qazplm135 May 2019 #8
spooky3 May 2019 #9
qazplm135 May 2019 #10
spooky3 May 2019 #19
dsc May 2019 #17
vsrazdem May 2019 #2
sop May 2019 #4
Siwsan May 2019 #5
mudpuddle May 2019 #13
irisblue May 2019 #7
comradebillyboy May 2019 #12
irisblue May 2019 #15
comradebillyboy May 2019 #14
oasis May 2019 #16
More_Cowbell May 2019 #18
NastyRiffraff May 2019 #20
betsuni May 2019 #21

Response to question everything (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 11:29 AM

1. That headline is ridiculous. I thought M. McCain's request was polite and understandable, not

 

"searing." I'm no fan of hers, but I think she has the right to make a request like this, and it appears she understood that Klobuchar did not intend any disrespect.
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Response to spooky3 (Reply #1)

Tue May 28, 2019, 11:33 AM

3. Unfortunately, one cannot "leave" McCain out of politics

 

He has been part of important events of this country for many years. He ran for President, Trump belittled him, still does, he killed the "repeal of the ACA."

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Response to spooky3 (Reply #1)

Tue May 28, 2019, 11:56 AM

6. No! If it was anything approaching sincere, she would have DM'd Klobuchar or her staff

 

Phoned, Texted, Emailed her--sent a GOT raven. Instead, she made it a big public spectacle. (Undoubtedly to reassure her very RW husbands "minders" that she wasn't going too far off the Trump reservation.

And McCain lived his life as a public person. NOTHING Klobuchar said was disrespectful and NOTHING she said was out of bounds for a long time friend of the very public, very outspoken, long term Senator or AZ.

I've defended Meghan and her family throughout. But, this rings exploitative to me (and not on the part of Klobuchar)


I agree with George Conway on this:

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #6)

Tue May 28, 2019, 12:46 PM

11. This.

 

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Response to spooky3 (Reply #1)

Tue May 28, 2019, 12:30 PM

8. what right does she have?

 

She can censor and silence any and all discussion of a well-known Senator?

I don't think so. There was nothing negative about that comment. Nothing unseemly, Meghan just didn't like a Democrat making it.
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Response to qazplm135 (Reply #8)

Tue May 28, 2019, 12:31 PM

9. I said "right to request." Nt

 

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Response to spooky3 (Reply #9)

Tue May 28, 2019, 12:32 PM

10. I don't even know what that means

 

yes, she has "the right" to open her mouth and say most anything.

Generally speaking though, you were commenting FAVORABLY on her doing so.
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Response to qazplm135 (Reply #10)

Tue May 28, 2019, 03:59 PM

19. I was not judging either way. What "right to request"

 

Means is that you can ask someone to do something, but Klobuchar can also respectfully decline to say “yes” to it.
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Response to spooky3 (Reply #1)

Tue May 28, 2019, 03:21 PM

17. No she doesn't

 

Senator McCain was a pubic official at a public event paid for with public money and spoke the words in public knowing they were being heard. We had, and have, every earthly right to know what those words were.
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Response to question everything (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 11:32 AM

2. Meghan is not the only one who has memories of Mccain. If Amy wants to share hers, so be it.

 

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 11:34 AM

4. Trump will tweet some shitty thing about McCain in response to Klobuchar's anecdote

 

n/t
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Response to question everything (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 11:36 AM

5. Meghan lives to find things she can use to 'self-victimize'.

 

She is a pathological seeker of attention and pity.
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Response to Siwsan (Reply #5)

Tue May 28, 2019, 01:40 PM

13. Right on!

 

If she is forgotten, the View will replace her.
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Response to question everything (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 12:23 PM

7. I think McCain is in need of grief therapy

 

And she is not the only one with memories of John McCain.
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Response to irisblue (Reply #7)

Tue May 28, 2019, 01:36 PM

12. She is cerainly in need of some kind of therapy.

 

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Response to comradebillyboy (Reply #12)

Tue May 28, 2019, 01:49 PM

15. If you look her up on Maddow Show in 2009,

 

She has had some significant behavioral changes.
Maybe she's angling for a RW show, maybe b/c her hubby, but she seems more brittle.
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Response to question everything (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 01:40 PM

14. Megan has become a caricature of herself. She's not very bright,

 

she's really not very personable, she doesn't know much, she whines a lot...her only real achievement in life is winning the birth lottery. I really don't see why they keep her on the View.
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Response to question everything (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 02:02 PM

16. Too soon? Meghan doesn't think John McCain is a historical figure.

 

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 03:31 PM

18. Meghan has nothing going for her but her last name. Trying to stay relevant.

 

I don't know why anyone gives her the time of day.
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Response to question everything (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 04:28 PM

20. If she weren't her father's daughter

 

Meghan would be a file clerk somewhere. But if she'd whine in that job like she does constantly now, she wouldn't keep even that. As someone said, she's not very bright.
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Tue May 28, 2019, 05:35 PM

21. ...

 


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