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VIDEO-- Meghan McCain: "I'm kinda done with Chris Christie."

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I've been writing about what a self-serving phony New Jersey Governor Chris "I Never Met a Photo Op I Didn't Like" Christie is for a long, long time:

I've done everything I could to open the eyes of voters-- especially Democratic voters-- who allow New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to bamboozle them into believing he's a charismatic, Just Like You moderate. Your kind of guy!

In reality, Gov. It's My Photo Op and I'll Verbally Abuse You If I Want To is a self-serving hypocrite. Let's expose him for what he is:

Now Meghan McCain is piling on. She was dishing the dirt with CNN's Piers Morgan, and guess who she is so over? That's right, Chris Christie, among others.

McCain:

"Gay marriage has already won."

"A lot of people in the Republican party that really want to cling to the past and every time people say, 'I'm a bad Republican and your father was too moderate, I challenge these people to tell me what's gonna happen if we nominate someone like Rick Santorum, an extreme conservative on social issues."

Jeb Bush "is much more conservative than people realize."

"I like Marco Rubio."

"I used to love Chris Christie. I'm kinda done with Chris Christie right now. Ever since his speech at the convention... he just talked about himself the entire time..."

But she's totally into her dad.

Hey Meghan, what a coincidence, I'm done with Christie too! Then again, I was never not done with him. Sadly, we still can't be BFF because of that "I like Rubio" thing.

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Video- Ann Coulter Defends Meghan McCain Murder Joke: "Everyone Laughed When They Read It"

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Quickie- Meghan McCain to Get 'Docu-Talk' TV Show

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When you think of all the talented people out there who deserve a show, this shit just makes your head hurt.

The MSNBC contributor and daughter of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., announced on Twitter Wednesday that "Raising McCain," a "genre-busting docu-talk series" will premiere sometime this summer on Pivot, a newly-launched cable network.

According to Deadline, Pivot will launch on Aug. 1 and will have more than 300 hours of original programming during its first year. According to the network, McCain will hit discuss current events with experts and "regular people." The first season is scheduled to have 10 episodes.

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2011 VIDEO- Rachel Maddow documents heartbreaking consequences of NRA influence

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In light of the Newtown, Connecticut massacre, I'm bumping this up. It was originally posted on May 7, 2011. I've included another video of Rachel Maddow and Meghan McCain at the NRA convention from the same time period.

Original post with quotes added in:

Please watch the videos all the way through.

This is the single most effective, touching, infuriating documentation of the NRA's negative influence on this country that I've ever seen, and of course, it took Rachel Maddow to expose these gun zealots in the most gut-wrenching and understandable way-- by putting a human face on it.

And  that human face belongs to Pittsburgh councilman Ricky Burgess, who suffered personal loss after personal loss with family members shot, neighborhood kids shot, businesses in his district closing, beautiful homes abandoned, all a result of violence decimating the Homewood area. Just watch:

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Burgess:

"If you have guns on the street, then a fist fight turns into a shooting."

Rachel:

"What would it take to get business back to Homewood?"

Burgess:

"You gotta stop the shootings. You have to stop shootings."

"If you see it once or twice, it'll change your life forever."

At about 12:12, Rachel asks the councilman:

"If you could talk to the bigwigs at the NRA to explain to them the connection between what they're doing downtown at the convention center right now [see last video of Rachel at the NRA convention below] and what has happened here in your community, how would you put it to them?"

Long thoughtful silence. Then Burgess responds:

"I have watched people who I love-- my own family, my immediate family...-- I've watched them walk out the door and not come home. I've seen kids that grew up in my church who I baptized, who I taught, who I tutored, who ate candy and pizza with with me in my youth group, I've had to do their funerals, watched them shot... We're not hunting rabbits... These guns- are - killing - people... people who I love.... Tell me how many people in your family have been shot and killed by guns, and maybe if you lost 4-5 family members through gun violence, maybe you'd see it from my position."

"But for them it's fun. But for me it's life and death."

"Tell me where it says we have a right to pack an AK-47."

"Certain guns should not be on the street, period."

"There should be ... responsible laws so that a handgun owner has a gun, maintains a gun, and is qualified to have the gun..."

"I believe their interest is more political... well, their interest is not the lives of these people."

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The NRA "absolutely control our state. And so any responsible gun law hasn't been passed..."

"I challenge them to come here... I will show you the victims of gun violence... and you tell me what good your lobbying has done for my community."

VIDEO ADDED, Rachel and Meghan McCain in a segment called "Two tickets to the gun show" in which Rachel pointed out that two of the NRA's members actually manufacture high-capacity magazines:

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Meghan McCain: "If I don’t see some changes in next 4 years, I’m going to consider registering as an Independent."

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We saw this coming from miles away. Meghan McCain is having a political identity crisis because she's way too reasonable for today's version of the Republican party. In fact, in many ways, she's downright liberal compared to her fellow GOPers, who have become nastier, more divisive and alienating, closed-minded, vindictive, and even openly racist and bigoted. They are unwilling to change with the times, and as a result, they're the ones being left behind.

In fact, Republicans are becoming irrelevant. Between their War on Women, War on "Illegals" (God how I hate that term), War on Marriage Equality, War on Voters' Rights, War on Unions, War on the Middle Class, War on "Blah People," War on Education, and all those other wars that aren't readily coming to mind, they've alienated so many Americans, it's hard to imagine how and when they'll ever 1) win them back, and 2) evolve.

Now Meghan is mourning a dying party, feeling "sad, exhausted, beaten down, and heartbroken." Can you blame her?

McCain, via The Daily Beast:

I’ve spent most of my adult life fighting for change from inside the Republican Party. We Republicans need to look at the future instead of living in the past. We have to learn from what the last two presidential elections have taught us. We must accept each other and the different opinions within the party instead of trying to cannibalize people that diverge from an arbitrary purity test. I refuse to let the extremists win. We can’t let the Tea Party bully us any longer. We can’t keep worrying about ultraconservative white male voters. At the end of the day, I still believe I’m on the right side of history, and we can’t let this party sink away. We can and we must evolve. I don’t know exactly how yet, but I for one am ready to spend the next four years helping us get there.

And if we don’t move forward, adapt, and become relevant again, the Republican Party isn’t going to survive. It will just continue to alienate more moderate voters like myself. If I don’t see some changes in the next four years, I’m going to consider registering as an Independent in 2016.

"We must accept each other and the different opinions within the party..." How about accepting opinions of people outside the party, too, Republicans? And those who look different than you? And sound different? And love differently than you do? And believe differently? Or don't believe at all?

If those in the GOP can't even accept each other, how in the world will they begin to reach out to anyone else?

Added: I'm getting some responses to this that I didn't expect. So to clarify, this post isn't as much about Meghan McCain as it is about the Republican Party.  And by sharing her thoughts, I am not supporting nor am I rejecting every word she said in the DB post, I simply took notice. I happen to agree with some of her opinions, but that doesn't exactly make me a fangirl.

One person warned me to be wary. Of what? Of making observations about a party at war with itself and one of its members who is struggling with her own allegiance?

Now will someone please pass the popcorn?

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PhotOH! "Mitt is legit"? As in "legitimate"? Seriously, RNC?

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A Meghan McCain tweet confirms the jaw-dropping tone deafness of the GOP. "Legit" as in "legitimate"? Really?

A despicable double-double meaning.

Timing is everything.

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VIDEO ADDED: Meghan McCain: She was his mistress! (No, she's not talking about her mom)

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Paddy just called and passed along this WTF Moment that has to be shared.

Meghan McCain (who is usually pretty reasonable, which I appreciate, even when we disagree) was just on the Tee Vee Machine, specifically "Now with Alex Wagner", discussing spouses on the campaign trail and whether they help or hinder their husbands. The following is paraphrased [and edited]:

"Ann Romney is helping Mitt look more human, she's a nice lady... But Calista Gingrich... I just can't warm up to her. She was his third wife and a mistress and coming off somewhat icy..."

This from the daughter of John McCain, who dated his second (and current) wife while married to his first.

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