Meghan McCain Describes Aaron Schock’s ‘Flaming Out’ of Congress As A Betrayal To Young Republicans

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Much like Icarus, Aaron Schock flew too close to the sun. So close that his fabulous wingsspun from taxpayer dollars–melted away, leaving the former Illinois representative with no choice but to fall back down to Earth. Unlike Icarus, who plunged into the sea that now bears his name, Schock has quickly become a cautionary tale that Democrats and Republicans alike point to as an example of the ruin that economic foibles can bring upon a public official’s career.  


In a rather scathing op-ed for TIME magazine, Meghan McCain describes the tale of Aaron Schock as an epic “flaming out” that perfectly encapsulates everything society despises about the Millennial generation. Schock, McCain explains, was more than a chiseled set of abs swathed in bold, eye-catching neons. He was a symbol of inspiration and renewed vigor to a new generation of young Republicans hungry for something fresh and new. 

“The specific scandal that led to his resignation exacerbates every negative stereotype that exists about Millennials being the over-indulged, selfie-obsessed, “me-me-me” generation,” wrote McCain. “And now, unluckily enough for us Millennial Republicans out there, our first well-known representative will be best remembered for completely blowing his chance to reform our party simply because he got too caught up riding around in private jets and going to Katy Perry concerts.” 

Schock’s father is confident that his son will rise up from the ashes of his current scandal after being given enough time to lick his wounds. It’s only logical that the Schocks would have such an optimistic outlook on Aaron’s future. After all–being defeatist is very middle class


  1. Kieran says

    Meanwhile, Meghen’s republican father is busy trying to flame up World War III with Russia or Iran.

  2. Kenneth says

    Over-indulged, self obsessed, me, me, me” that’s any republican, I’ll give the millennial republicans selfie obsessed, but that’s about the only minor difference.

  3. Roscoe says

    How does this woman have any credibility at all? What has this celebrity whore ever done to get herself published anywhere, except have the last name McCain?

  4. NwYrkr says

    “renewed vigor ” ? “…something fresh and new…” She is delusional, he stood for the same repressive, reactionary policies that the Republicans have become known for over the past 2 decades.
    I have had enough of her and her Father..

  5. Roscoe says

    She never calls out her father for what he is. She’s a hypocrite — this idea that there’s a “Young Generation” of Republicans that isn’t as bad as the old guard is a pernicious lie, and she’s one of the chief liars.

  6. kdknyc says

    Bless her heart. She doesn’t understand that he didn’t give a f#$& about anyone or anything but himself–a trait seen in quite a few republicans.

    But of course she can’t see it, or she might have to deal with that dad of hers, who is just as self-involved, but instead of being a fame whore, is a war monger.

  7. pc says

    how was he “reforming” the GOP? she’s an idiot. and schock looks like ted haggard in that photo.

  8. ToThePoint says

    “fresh and new”? “New” in the sense that he is not part of the “old” guard – ie – he’s not old as the dirt jesus tread upon. However, full of “fresh” ideas, he is NOT. The same old republican bigotry and same old republican corporate America lackey. He was just someone the republicans could get to sway the young folks to be as corporate friendly, judgmental and hateful as the rest of the old folgies. Backfired because his true colors are showing.

  9. Jus sayin says

    If she thinks jetsetting & concerts is Schock’s biggest problem she’s not just delusional she’s Republican delusional. Big picture Meghan. Corruption. And it’s gonna get worse.

  10. Geoff says

    Oh, please!!! Aaron was never about anyone but Aaron. It’s what he is. He will never change. He’s a rethuglicon. Period. The End.

  11. MIke says

    The only thing fresh and energizing about him is that he’s young, good looking and knows how to use social media.

  12. Pdxblu says

    OK, Is it me, or is anybody else wondering who taught him that this behavior is OK? I see Mom and Dad in the sidelines on this one…

  13. WALTER says

    does anyone else see more to this story ? he threw in the towel too easily and too quickly . when did any congressman give up their seat without a fight .

  14. Pink Panther says

    Typical Republican thinking.
    A white privileged closeted Republican does what all Republicans do and she tries to blame his behavior on Millennials.

    The GOP is a cesspool of war mongers, fear-mongering Teahadists & fundamentalists yet Megan can only find fault with Aaron Schock’s greed as a symptom of the Millennial generation. Way to focus on the real issues the GOP faces Meghan but hey, keep driving young voters away.

  15. Bob says

    “He’s like, SUPER disappointing to us young Republicans who like, totally looked up to him and put our faiths in him! I mean like… GOD!!!”