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.
Fake Village People appear on SNL to tell Trump to stop using their music or they’ll shave Ivanka’s head
The fake Village People made a surprise appearance on "Saturday Night Live" to tell President Donald Trump to stop using their music at his rallies or they'll shave Ivanka Trump's head.
"If you have been watching the Trump rallies, you probably noticed Trump dancing to The Village People," said Colin Jost during the Weekend Update segment. "If you haven't, let's take a look."
He explained that the Village People had their own special message for the president. The group of SNL cast members came out dressed in traditional Village People outfits and sang their cease and desist for the president.
SNL does campaign ad asking what they’ll do without Trump to trash — then they have a revelation
"What is the news even going to be about now?" the Saturday Night Life cast joked, saying that without President Donald Trump.
The fake ad began saying that everyone knows it could be the most important election of our lives.
"And the two choices couldn't be more different," the ad continues. "Do we want four more years of Donald Trump or a fresh start with Joe Biden? Can we survive four more years of scandal, name-calling, and racial division? Or do we want a leader who unites the country? I want to vote for Biden because he's better, smarter. better and better."
But, the cast members confessed, "I'm worried, because if Donald Trump isn't president -- when what are they going to talk about? Like, what would our conversations even be? Because the only thing I talked about for four years is Donald Trump. Every single day I tell someone, 'Can you believe what Trump just said?' My entire personality is hating Donald Trump. If he's gone, what am I supposed to do? Focus on my kids again? No thanks. He changed the game. He called the attorney general he appointed mentally retarded. That's some next-level sh*t!"
Saturday Night Live’s Trump claims his secret COVID-19 plan is ‘under audit just like my taxes’
"Saturday Night Live" began this week's show with a recap of the presidential debate showing President Donald Trump confusing Kirsten Welker with Hoda Kotb, Mindy Lahiri, and at one point, even a waitress.
Alec Baldwin explained that the coronavirus loved him so much that it didn't want to leave his body because it was so beautiful.
He also explained that he couldn't share his coronavirus plan because it was still under audit like his taxes.
Jim Cary toned down his portrayal of Joe Biden from last week's over-the-top yell-fest.
"Learning to live with it? We're learning to die with it, man!" said the fake Biden, quoting the real Biden, but with a glint of Clint Eastwood.