March 9th, 2009
05:15 PM ET
14 years ago

Meghan McCain calls Ann Coulter 'offensive' and 'insulting'

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Meghan McCain takes aim at Ann Coulter in a new blog post."](CNN) - Fresh off public complaints about her own love life, Meghan McCain has a new target for her most recent gripes: conservative commentator Ann Coulter.

In a new blog post for the Daily Beast as Ann Coulter and HBO host Bill Maher are kicking off a week-long debate tour today in New York, McCain calls President Obama “the hippest politician around” and says being a Republican is “about as edgy as Donny Osmond.”

And she blasts Coulter for helping to “perpetuate negative stereotypes” about Republican women. “I straight up don’t understand this woman or her popularity,” says McCain. “I find her offensive, radical, insulting, and confusing all at the same time.”

She concedes that Coulter seems to be followed by a “cult that cannot be denied,” and was a popular headliner at the recent Conservative Political Action Conference, but adds that “when your competition is a teenager who has a dream about the Republican Party and Stephen Baldwin, it’s not really saying that much.”

It’s not Coulter’s politics, says McCain - it’s her personality. “Maybe her popularity stems from the fact that watching her is sometimes like watching a train wreck,” she says.

“…Where has our extreme thinking gotten us? President Bush will go down as one the least popular presidents in history. I constantly hear stories about Republicans who previously worked for President Bush and my father feeling ostracized, unable to get jobs in D.C. right now.”

This weekend, Meghan McCain’s father, Sen. John McCain, laughed off her recent complaints over her romantic difficulties, which she blamed on his 2008 presidential bid. "I'm proud of all my children,” he said on Fox News Sunday. “Sometimes they say things that I would not do or say — that's what young people are all about."

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  1. 2pacolypse Now

    Right on Meghan. You seem to have sense than both of your parents and Ann Coulter combined. Who said all blondes were airheads?

    March 9, 2009 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  2. Judy

    FINALLY!! There is no one more revolting, obstructive to progress and insulting than Ann Coulter!! John McCain did a good job of raising Meghan!

    March 9, 2009 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  3. George

    Hooray! A centerist in the Republican party!

    March 9, 2009 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  4. Voter


    Every time I hear Ms. McCain say something, I like her more.

    March 9, 2009 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  5. SAGG

    Oh, man! I can see it now:

    "Ms. McCain, are you insane?! How could you speak that way against our beloved Princess Ann?! Lord Limbaugh won't like this! He'll give you such a scolding that you'll HAVE to apologize to her, and then to him for even thinking of saying that blasphamy in the first place! Remember one of our beloved party's commandments: 'Thou shalt NOT criticize any TRUE conservative!' Go to your room to prepare your apology statement immediately!"


    March 9, 2009 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  6. Fred

    Why doesn't she just come on out and switch sides? It's readily apparent that she only has contempt for the conservative movement and would much rather be a liberal.

    March 9, 2009 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  7. Angela

    Meghan, you go girl. Republicans just don't realize that they are becoming so isolated and hateful. They really don't have a clue that the world is moving forward and they are keen on moving backwards. I don't know about Obama being hip but we do need him to work hard and help keep America strong.

    March 9, 2009 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  8. tmp

    Coulter, Limbaugh and the like do not have to make policies that work, they do not have to balance a budget nor try to provide for hurting Americans. They are not responsible to the voters, to foreign countries, the poor or unemployed. Their sole purpose is self-afgrandizement, keep their names in the lights so their numbers stay high and keep the antagonism agitated. Of course, in the end, it is all about money for themselves – I mean, they do call themselves "entertainers." I do not understand why that is so hard to see, but glad McCain is getting a glimpse.

    March 9, 2009 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  9. Brian

    Let's not fall all over ourselves congratulating Meghan when she still doesn't seem to grasp the basic truth of American politics: The Republican Party stands for the short-term, perceived interests of the rich (even they and the rest of us would actually be better off in the long-term under Dem policies–a rising tide lifts all the boats!) and they're happy to use such hate-spewing, divisive figures as Coulter and Limbaugh to further those interests.

    March 9, 2009 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  10. John The Senator in Michigan

    Finally a republican that will stand up to its own. She is aware that their tactics and hopefully some of their shared believes have destroyed us. They say we are safer thanks to them, but we are worst off now, we are a laughing-stock, we are so overstreched in our defense that bothNorth Korea, Iran, Venezuela, Russia and China taunt us because they now we can't do much about it in the state we are right now. If either of them decided to confront us right now we would be in huge trouble thanks to the fact that the same troops that have defended us from real threats are tired and with no energy fighting an enemy that did not exist in Iraq.

    March 9, 2009 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  11. joel palmer

    Meghan McCain and others like her are a breath of freshair in a party gone very stale.

    While nasty and vile seems to be the successful motif for Limbaugh, O'Reilly, Coulter, Hannity et al, more thoughtfull people are turning away from the GOP as it is unable to voice any coherent policy other than "MORE TAX CUTS" ('for the rich' is understood).

    Meanwhile the GOP base will continue to shrink until it consists of hard core racists, bigots, plutocrats and fascists.

    Too Bad; this was the paarty of Lincoln, Eisenhower and Teddy Roosevelt (that sound you hear is Lincoln doing 5000 rpm in his tomb)

    March 9, 2009 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  12. Maverick

    This freedom of expression speaks well of her father.

    March 9, 2009 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  13. Terry

    What ignorance this young girl is showing. To actually called the greatest traitor to American liberty a hip guy. How pathetic are our young. Shame on you all.

    March 9, 2009 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  14. Greg in Colorado

    Finally,,, you go get her Meghan!!! Liberals are behind you!!!

    March 9, 2009 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  15. New Yorker

    Meghan said President Bush will go down as one the least popular presidents in history but that remains to be seen. If America goes down the tubes the way Obama wants, Bush will come out shining. Of course you'll always have the liberals who say everything was Bush's fault but the truth will prevail, even if we turn into a police state.

    March 9, 2009 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  16. Su

    Hooray, Megan. Thanks for having the guts to speak out! I applaud you.

    March 9, 2009 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  17. Sands

    I'm one woman that loves Rush and Ann. No apologies about it.
    If they are vile, what does that make Rahm Emmanual, Terry McAliff, Paul Begala, James Carville and oh so many others?

    March 9, 2009 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  18. y in NC

    "Offensive" and "insulting" are too mild description for Coulter.
    Coulter does not have any respect for others and is obviously not civilized. She only wants to stand out by saying those extreme and hateful comments so that people will be curious enough to buy her books or watch her talk.
    Meghan, she will attack you back without doubt, but please stay calm and just ignore her. That is the last thing she wants.

    March 9, 2009 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  19. Peter E

    Ann Coulter rants about democrats and their evils, but other than that she never really has a point to make. She does not offer any solutions. Her columns and rants are completely useless.

    March 9, 2009 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  20. Brian H

    I think the republicans need to talk about Rush and Coulter, because they are a distraction from rediscovering what it is the republican party stands for.

    March 9, 2009 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  21. Casey | Sebastopol, CA

    Wow. for the first time, I am agreeing with a McCain.

    March 9, 2009 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  22. Dylan from Minneapolis


    It's funny that a 20-something year old daughter of a politician is the most level-headed person in the Republican Party.

    March 9, 2009 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |

    Oh Puhleeeze!
    She's just a WASP trying to be cool. And besides, she's straight up Democrat but because of daddy's money, she HAS to be a Repuke.

    March 9, 2009 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  24. Irishny

    I finf Coulter terrible as well,but really why is Meghann McCains Opinion national news???

    March 9, 2009 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  25. KLK

    Too smart to actually be Johnny Mac's daughter.

    March 9, 2009 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
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