The View’s Meghan McCain tried to blame Democrats as much as President Donald Trump for the ongoing government shutdown — and got shut down herself.
“This makes everyone collectively look bad,” McCain began. “If there’s one thing we can agree on, this is a bunch of bull. I’m over it and I think everyone else is over it. Our leaders, both sides: no more walking out, no more posturing for the cameras.”
“Why can’t they do what Pelosi has suggested, which is stop the shutdown and negotiate?” asked co-host Joy Behar. “Why can’t they do that? It would bring everybody back to work.” She added that the shutdown was not bipartisan, and that Trump was to blame, which set McCain off on a rant.
“You know what’s not productive? Saying that it’s all Trump’s fault,” she began shouting. “Because then you want to know what happens? Then I go, ‘all right, let me give you a list of what Nancy and Chuck haven’t done, what the Democrats are doing.'”
“I’m trying to find a place where we can all come together to get our government working because everyone is losing on this,” McCain continued to yell, as co-host Sunny Hostin tried to change the subject. “I don’t want posture politics. I don’t want to be like the crappy politicians on this show today. I don’t want to do that. I want us to come together.”
McCain, who admitted she was feeling particularly “paranoid and neurotic” over the shutdown continued shouting incoherently over the rest of the table until Whoopi Goldberg had enough and cut to commercial.
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Iowa Republican backtracks after hinting Kellyanne Conway is leaving the White House
Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) hinted that Kellyanne Conway may be on her way out of the White House for violating federal law.
The Iowa Republican was asked to comment on findings by the U.S. Office of Special Counsel that Conway had repeatedly violated the Hatch Act by promoting political campaigns during public TV appearances as a senior adviser to President Donald Trump.
"Obviously there has been a commission that has decided that's not appropriate, so she is being removed from that position," Ernst told WHO-TV. "We certainly want to be working towards the good of all Americans. Obviously, she wants to support the president's initiatives. She is an adviser -- or was an adviser -- but she used her position differently."
We have to prepare for this Trump nightmare scenario as Republican power-grabbers grow bolder
Polls currently show that all the major Democratic presidential candidates are pulling way ahead of Donald Trump, and while Democrats should take nothing for granted — Trump will run a campaign so nasty it will likely put 2016 to shame — there is at least some reason hope that Americans will turn out in large numbers and that Trump will be soundly defeated in 2020. That victory would be both exciting and an enormous relief, a moment when we all collectively begin to believe that the national nightmare is ending.
Jon Stewart’s journey from satirist to political advocate is no laughing matter
When Jon Stewart quit the Daily Show, the satirical news and comedy show he hosted for 16 years until August 2015, he explained to his replacement, Trevor Noah, that he was tired – and angry at the state of politics and political discourse in the US. As Noah reported:
He said ‘I’m leaving because I’m tired.’ And he said, ‘I’m tired of being angry.’ And he said, ’I’m angry all the time. I don’t find any of this funny. I do not know how to make it funny right now, and I don’t think the host of the show, I don’t think the show deserves a host who does not feel that it is funny.‘