1. JohnInManhattan says

    Good luck with that, Meghan.

    “People may always have a difference of opinion on certain lifestyles…”

    Again with the “lifestyle” insult!

    From GLAAD: “There is no single lesbian, gay or bisexual lifestyle. Lesbians, gay men and bisexuals are diverse in the ways they lead their lives. The phrase “gay lifestyle” is used to denigrate lesbians and gay men, suggesting that their sexual orientation is a choice and therefore can and should be “cured””

  2. lis says

    I didn’t see any offense with her use of lifestyle in this context. I thought she spelled it out pretty clearly here: “At the most basic level, sexual orientation should not be a factor in how you are treated.”

    Ultimately, there will be people who find any method of living their life that isn’t their very own to be “wrong”. You can think it’s wrong all you want, as long as you don’t force your own decisions on anybody else.

  3. annoyed says

    bitch does know she quoted “All Men are Created Equal”. She does know she’s not a man right? Why would some of you believe she will care for anybody other than her own needs?

  4. Marco says

    Good for her. I am sure the tea baggers and loons that compromise the current GOP despise her, so I hope Meg sticks to her guns. She’s a sign of hope for a party so lost, it’s bizarre.

  5. lauren says

    She’s right that the Rethugs are on their way out if they don’t recognize that the times are changing with respect to gay rights…. now if she would only get out of the 50s with her abortion views.

  6. mike says

    Gee, Meeg, but I don’t believe life begins at “conception”. Never have and never will. Life begins when it is born, see. Any other viewpoint is just that: a viewpoint and not based on anything but a viewpoint. Consequently, this b.s. about “pro-life” (which is actually anti-woman’s reproductive freedom) and “pro-marriage” is just another string in the long-line of Republicon b.s. The Republicon Party is a dying, if not already dead, political entity that has been in power the last 30 years only because it knew how to divide and conquer. Well, Americans have had it up to HERE with that Republicon deception. Face it, Meeg, it’s over. Maybe you can start a new party or something. But, the Republicon Party as it now is will be only for white, heterosexual, evangie-fundie wing-nuts. It will also be the party of treason and sedition and, eventually, violence.

  7. says

    Do not trust this woman. She is a member of the Republican Party, and is not trustworthy. They’re now trying to change the direction of their party to make it slightly more palatable, but don’t be fooled. The only good Republican is no Republican at all.

  8. jimmyboyo says

    the debate is hampered by the word “life”

    the whole issue might be better served if we debated the beginning of “sentience”

    hell, a single cell of algae is alive = life but we do not give it human rights

    pre conception sperm and ovum are both separately alive. should we give rights to sperm?

    At the most a fetus should be considered deserving of some sort of rights when a fully functional brain and spinal column has developed = minimum point is 3 months. anything prior to 3 months does not even have the potential of sentience without further development. Even then after the 3 month point you are dealing with an intelligence level of a lizard or some other lower life form that only reacts instinctualy to outside stimuli and thus not truly “sentient”.

    Judaism = the moment of first breath

    pretty much all pagan religions = also pretty much not considered human life till first breath

    islam = moment of birth = basicaly equals first breath

    xtianity is the only crazy philosophy ever invented by man to define the begining of full human life at the moment of conception while still a ball of slime with no animal inteligence let alone human sentience


  9. JerzeeMike says

    The loss last November is stinging the Republican party to the core and now they’re trotting out these warm, fuzzy Republican women to try to put one over on the American people. DO NOT BE FOOLED!! Republicans will never change their stripes they’ll only pander to the masses until they return to power, then all Hell will break loose.

  10. Frankie says

    @MIKE | APR 13, 2009 1:58:21 PM

    Totally agree. I really like Meghan McCain, but she’s a bit lost here. The GOP she “fell in love with” doesn’t really exist anymore. Last time I checked “core Republican values, such as limited government, individual liberty and responsibility, an economy based in free markets, and a strong national defense” were replaced by core Bush-Statist values.

    “Pro-life” and “pro-choice” are way too ambiguous to be used and I want her to clarify what she means by this. IMO I don’t think you can reconcile beliefs of limited government with women’s reproductive freedom.

  11. Bruno says

    She seems to want to be a pundit rather than a politician. And she’s more of a libertarian than a Republican, but if she can help effect change on the right, all power to her. She seems like an intelligent young lady.

  12. says

    It’s too bad that she’s not really a republican. The GOP will NEVER support this kind of stuff, at least not for another 20-30 years as a national party. Maybe Meghan McCain’s willing to take the next 20-30 years of her life and flush it down to toilet in the quest to change a fundamentally bigoted party, but for any other gay-supporting conservatives, I suggest you just become a gay-supporting conservative Democrat or Independent who doesn’t vote for anti-gay candidates of any party.

  13. Jason says

    While I’m glad Megan is speaking out against her own party about some of their archaic thinking, I also felt like the “lifestyle” thing was a bit insulting. But that’s a FUNDAMENTAL difference in how people see things. There are those that see being gay as a lifestyle, which implies it is a CHOICE. Then there are those that see being gay as being genetic, which implies it is PRE-DETERMINED. Either way, I’m glad she supports marriage equality, and equality in general.

    Note to Megan… by definition being Pro-Life means you don’t think ANYONE should have an abortion under ANY circumstances. If you say that you are not going to judge women who are Pro-Choice if that works for them, by definition you ARE Pro-CHOICE. The fact that you say women can choose for themselves is why the word “CHOICE” is used.

  14. Jonathan says

    megan is a breath of fresh air.

    she pro-life, but she doesn’t judge somebody who is pro-choice. I think that alone tells me that she’s open minded. the choice of words is still a bit confusing, but her being pro-life is her opinion. and if she doesn’t want to force her ideals on somebody else, then more power to her.

  15. RB says

    I absolutely love Meghan McCain! She is saying what so many of the under 30 crowd believes to be true! The time is ticking for the republicans, my party, if they continue this battle. The youth of America in BOTH parties don’t give a damn that I am gay. The train has left the station and Newt’s influence is dwindling!!!

  16. Bonga says

    I don’t think her use of lifestyles is offensive either. It’s used in the plural indicating that she KNOWS there is not one singular gay/lesbian/transgendered/bisexual lifestyle.

    I respect her stance and her willingness to stand up for it.

  17. David says

    @ Chester

    She actually has stated that although she is pro-life she isn’t anti-choice. She believes in the freedom for people to choose what’s right for themselves. So it’s not like she’s going to try to back a repeal of Roe vs Wade or anything like that.

    I saw her doing the press rounds a few weeks back and I really think that she’s a great voice for sane, rational Republicans.

  18. Attmay says

    Let the GOP become a rump. They claim to revere Ronald Reagan but ignore his statement that “someone who agrees with me 80% of the time is my 80% friend and not my 20% enemy”. That’s why they torpedoed Giuliani; he was not sufficiently anti-abortion. They chose to make 20% enemies. McCain got the nomination because he was the last man standing.

    I will never vote for a Democrat, though. I owe them no gratitude for my rights. I was born with my rights; some of them just chose not to stand in the way.

  19. Mister Cee says


    Miss Meyhem McInsane meet Boo Boo da Fool Kids regardless of what she will NEVER change the party’s PLATFORM. Please stop looking at her with those rose colored glasses Gurlz

    Never a Rethuglican! UGH

  20. rhetorician says

    Actually – in the video interview she says something very interesting, “I – PERSONALLY – am pro life but it’s not my place to judge…”

    That’s the kind of statement you say when you’re playing both sides and don’t intend to solely support pro life legislation. I know, I used to be a fundamentalist Christian Republican and used to say crap like that all the time to mask liberal views that were unpopular with my conservative friends.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if she would actually vote pro Choice yet holds anti abortion personal views. Hell, I do. Thank God she’s pro gay marriage – and I do believe the person teasing her rhetoric on the use of the word “lifestyle” is being a bit harsh. She’s probably not the most savvy when it comes to Queer theory (consider her roots) – in time I’m sure she’ll adjust her rhetoric accordingly. In the meantime, one Republican who doesn’t make me cringe. Woot!

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