Young people ‘turned off’ by Tea Party movement’s racist undertones, McCain says
The daughter of former presidential candidate John McCain has sharply criticized the Tea Party movement, accusing it of “innate racism.”
In an appearance on ABC’s The View, Meghan McCain also took issue with a number of recent statements from Sarah Palin, criticizing the former Alaska governor for defending Rush Limbaugh’s use of the word “retard” and for suggesting that President Obama launch a war against Iran in order to win a second term.
McCain described Former Republican congressman Tom Tancredo’s call for a literacy test for voters as “innate racism.”
In his opening speech to the Tea Party convention last week, Tancredo urged the creation literacy tests for voters, a move some observers likened to a return to the Jim Crowe laws of the pre-Civil Rights Act era.
“People who would not even spell the word vote or say it in English put a committed socialist ideologue in the White House… named Barack Hussein Obama,” Tancredo told the Tea Party crowd.
“It’s innate racism, and I think it’s why young people are turned off by this movement,” McCain retorted on The View.
“I’m sorry, but revolutions start with young people, not 65 year old people talking about literacy tests and people who can’t say the word ‘vote’ in English,” McCain added.
McCain, a self-described “progressive Republican,” criticized Palin’s assertion that President Obama could get himself re-elected to a second term if he launched a war against Iran.
“You should never go to war unless its the absolute last circumstance,” McCain said.
As for Palin’s defense of Rush Limbaugh for using the word “retard” after calling for White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel’s resignation over the same word last week, McCain said it was a symbol of “exactly what is wrong with politics today.
“We can’t placate and say Democrats can say one thing and Republicans can say another thing,” she said.
McCain added that the rhetoric coming from the Tea Party movement and from Republicans like Palin “will continue to turn off young voters, and anybody who says different is smoking something.”
The following video was broadcast on ABC’s The View, Feb. 8, 2010.
BUSTED: Cops fired for framing Stormy Daniels reportedly arrested on federal corruption charges
On Tuesday, the Scioto Valley Guardian reported that two former Columbus police officers for the vice unit have been arrested on a number of federal charges.
Ex-Officers Steven Rosser and Whitney Lancaster are the same officers who allegedly conspired to frame porn star Stormy Daniels, who became a national name after suing to get out of a nondisclosure agreement negotiated by President Donald Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen to bury the story of Trump's sexual affair with her.
Authorities searching for spring breakers who flew from Cabo on private plane with 28 COVID-19 victims
Texas authorities are on the lookout for a group of spring breakers who returned from Cabo San Lucas testing positive for the coronavirus.
According to Alyssa Goard at KXAN News, public health officials announced Tuesday that about a week and a half ago, about 70 students in their 20's flew back to the United States on a chartered plane while others used commercial flights. There are 28 youth from the trip who have tested positive for COVID-19.
"Austin Public Health and UT Health Austin and University Health Services have made contact with every spring breaker onboard the plane using flight manifest from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The 28 confirmed cases are self-isolating at this time. Others are under quarantine while being monitored and tested. The Department of State Health Services has been notified.
Trump’s schedule is empty because he’s spending his days chatting with titans of industry, world leaders, and celebrities
President Donald Trump isn't jetting off aboard Air Force One every few days to preside over MAGA and KAG campaign rallies anymore, now that his pandemic is keeping much of the nation – including the president – at home. World leaders have stopped calling – at least in person – so his televised Oval Office diatribes have come to an end, at least temporarily.
Trump's calendar has been looking pretty empty these days (not a dramatic change from pre-pandemic days.)
Here's Trump's public schedule for tomorrow. (Public schedules don't include all of a president's activities.) pic.twitter.com/dst1Nybqbg