How have ’80s-born millennial conservatives changed from the 2008 election to the 2016 election? We talked to Meghan McCain to find out. We also asked about her father, Sen. John McCain, and her friendship with Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina. She talked about Obamacare with Neal and Jay as well as her departure from her radio show and her full-time gig with Fox News on the show “Outnumbered.”

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  1. Profile photo of DocJay Member

    And how is daddy? I see he’s accusing Rand Paul of being a Putin stooge. Please tell him to resign, he will end up being a joke as his mind fades.

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    • March 16, 2017 at 6:14 pm
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    DocJay (View Comment):
    And how is daddy? I see he’s accusing Rand Paul of being a Putin stooge. Please tell him to resign, he will end up being a joke as his mind fades.

    They’re all Putin stooges! For the record, I had Jeff Sessions pegged as a Russian agent years ago.

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    • March 16, 2017 at 10:47 pm
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    Putin on the ritz…

    • #3
    • March 16, 2017 at 10:48 pm
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    I’m not familiar with the Fox show “Outnumbered,” but if Mehgan McCain is representative perhaps “Outnumbered and Outgunned” would be more apt.

    • #4
    • March 17, 2017 at 12:26 am
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    Meghan “I consider myself a progressive Republican” McCain?

    Why in the world would anyone listen to this…?

    • #5
    • March 17, 2017 at 6:34 am
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    DocJay (View Comment):
    I see he’s accusing Rand Paul of being a Putin stooge.

    This is RIDICULOUS! That anybody gives this idea any space in their brain is madness.

    BTW, have you noticed that new thing this year is the “Russian Scare”.

    • #6
    • March 17, 2017 at 7:50 am
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    27-year-old Millennial’s opinion on “different types of millennials”- the differences come from how early in their life they discovered the internet. Early eighties millennials didn’t spend middle school chatting on AIM, while late-eighties-to-mid-nineties millennials did. Late-nineties-to current millennials have been managing Facebook/Instagram/Tumblr pages since middle school, and had cameraphones since then. Cameraphones introduce the ability/pressure to send nudes to each other.

    Millennial opinion on “what millennials think about Obamacare”- most young folks are generally apolitical. The 24-7 TOTAL DEFCOM ONE HYSTERIA the media’s created around Trump has everyone focused on politics, but the apolitical thought seems generally confined to “huh, seems like big stuff is going on, but since the media’s been freaking out over everything and the world’s gone on fine, I’m just gonna tune them out, but have a gnawing anxiety about it.” The political millennials are mostly disappointed Bernie supporters. The activist lefty ones are now posting on Facebook about their friend with pre-existing conditions who “would be dead without Obamacare”, but everyone got sick of Facebook during the election, so the rest of us just tune them out. The non-activist lefty ones just make occasional posts about his misogyny. Everyone makes jokes about Trump, because he’s hilarious.

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    • March 17, 2017 at 8:04 am
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    Curt North (View Comment):
    Meghan “I consider myself a progressive Republican” McCain?

    Why in the world would anyone listen to this…?

    I agree and I’m starting to think that Ricochet is more center left than center right… not happy!

    • #8
    • March 17, 2017 at 10:39 am
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    I enjoyed this episode a great deal. I thought it was interesting how Ms. McCain’s opinions have changed as she has gotten older. I saw a lot of parallels to my own life. Well done gents.

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    • March 17, 2017 at 10:48 am
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    Curt North (View Comment):
    Meghan “I consider myself a progressive Republican” McCain?

    Why in the world would anyone listen to this…?

    It’s the first time I’ve listened. It’s confirming to me that never-trumpism has the effect of pushing one towards the left.

    And it’s great to hear that those of us who have known Lindsay Graham since we were little kids think he’s a swell fella!

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    • March 17, 2017 at 11:08 am
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    Daniel Brass (View Comment):
    I enjoyed this episode a great deal. I thought it was interesting how Ms. McCain’s opinions have changed as she has gotten older. I saw a lot of parallels to my own life. Well done gents.

    There’s a whole industry of people devoted to explaining why they had gotten it wrong before and how they’ve gotten it right now.

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    • March 17, 2017 at 11:09 am
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    Beach Baby (View Comment):
    I agree and I’m starting to think that Ricochet is more center left than center right… not happy!

    To be fair I don’t think Ricochet is center-left, but they do seem to bend over backwards to bring on guests and writers who are establishment or moderate (call it what you want) conservatives, rather than the folks who reside a bit farther on the right side of the spectrum. I don’t think they get together in meetings and plan it that way lol, I think it’s a reflection of the editorial staff and podcast hosts, they’re simply not as far right as a whole lot of the members on here. I’ve seen it play out again and again in debates on here, and I’m happy to report that it’s (more or less) stayed a fairly civil debate.

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    • March 17, 2017 at 12:05 pm
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    Curt North (View Comment):

    Beach Baby (View Comment):
    I agree and I’m starting to think that Ricochet is more center left than center right… not happy!

    To be fair I don’t think Ricochet is center-left, but they do seem to bend over backwards to bring on guests and writers who are establishment or moderate (call it what you want) conservatives, rather than the folks who reside a bit farther on the right side of the spectrum. I don’t think they get together in meetings and plan it that way lol, I think it’s a reflection of the editorial staff and podcast hosts, they’re simply not as far right as a whole lot of the members on here. I’ve seen it play out again and again in debates on here, and I’m happy to report that it’s (more or less) stayed a fairly civil debate.

    Personally I don’t like it and it’s not something I’m willing to pay money for.

    These are the Charlie Browns who keep wanting to play nice with the Democrats and are always surprised when the football gets pulled away.

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    • March 17, 2017 at 2:19 pm
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    Damocles (View Comment):

    Curt North (View Comment):

    Beach Baby (View Comment):
    I agree and I’m starting to think that Ricochet is more center left than center right… not happy!

    To be fair I don’t think Ricochet is center-left, but they do seem to bend over backwards to bring on guests and writers who are establishment or moderate (call it what you want) conservatives, rather than the folks who reside a bit farther on the right side of the spectrum. I don’t think they get together in meetings and plan it that way lol, I think it’s a reflection of the editorial staff and podcast hosts, they’re simply not as far right as a whole lot of the members on here. I’ve seen it play out again and again in debates on here, and I’m happy to report that it’s (more or less) stayed a fairly civil debate.

    Personally I don’t like it and it’s not something I’m willing to pay money for.

    These are the Charlie Browns who keep wanting to play nice with the Democrats and are always surprised when the football gets pulled away.

    • #14
    • March 17, 2017 at 8:01 pm
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    Curt North (View Comment):

    Beach Baby (View Comment):
    I agree and I’m starting to think that Ricochet is more center left than center right… not happy!

    To be fair I don’t think Ricochet is center-left, but they do seem to bend over backwards to bring on guests and writers who are establishment or moderate (call it what you want) conservatives, rather than the folks who reside a bit farther on the right side of the spectrum. I don’t think they get together in meetings and plan it that way lol, I think it’s a reflection of the editorial staff and podcast hosts, they’re simply not as far right as a whole lot of the members on here. I’ve seen it play out again and again in debates on here, and I’m happy to report that it’s (more or less) stayed a fairly civil debate.

    I’m sorry, but how much further to the right do you expect us to go? We’ve had guests such as Jonah Goldberg, Charlie Cooke, Jay Cost, Ben Domenech and Noah Rothman. If you have suggestions, by all means, let me know.

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    • March 24, 2017 at 5:35 am
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    Jay Caruso (View Comment):

    Curt North (View Comment):

    Beach Baby (View Comment):
    I agree and I’m starting to think that Ricochet is more center left than center right… not happy!

    To be fair I don’t think Ricochet is center-left, but they do seem to bend over backwards to bring on guests and writers who are establishment or moderate (call it what you want) conservatives, rather than the folks who reside a bit farther on the right side of the spectrum. I don’t think they get together in meetings and plan it that way lol, I think it’s a reflection of the editorial staff and podcast hosts, they’re simply not as far right as a whole lot of the members on here. I’ve seen it play out again and again in debates on here, and I’m happy to report that it’s (more or less) stayed a fairly civil debate.

    I’m sorry, but how much further to the right do you expect us to go? We’ve had guests such as Jonah Goldberg, Charlie Cooke, Jay Cost, Ben Domenech and Noah Rothman. If you have suggestions, by all means, let me know.

    Somebody that’s enthusiastic about the president would be nice.

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    • March 25, 2017 at 11:14 am
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    Damocles (View Comment):

    I’m sorry, but how much further to the right do you expect us to go? We’ve had guests such as Jonah Goldberg, Charlie Cooke, Jay Cost, Ben Domenech and Noah Rothman. If you have suggestions, by all means, let me know.

    Somebody that’s enthusiastic about the president would be nice.

    Maybe that was a better way to put it, it’s weird that establishment/moderate Republicans and the purists Republicans seem to unite in their disdain for Trump. Jonah is certainly a guy of the right but also a Never, even after Trump won POTUS, same with Cooke and Rothman. Aren’t there serious policy items to discuss, can’t they do that with the constant remarks about Trump? He seems to be living rent-free in a lot of peoples brains these days.

    Maybe it’s the Trump bashing that gets us more riled up than any sense of moderation, we’re just tired of it. And even when they say they won’t disparage Trump, they hear us, they get it, they’ll talk policy, they turn around and still do it. Normally in the form of a throw-away snide remark or insult, it just puts off so many listeners. I can’t even gut Need to Know, GLOP, Mad Dogs, or Commentary anymore because of the constant snide snarky insults to Trump and folks who voted for him. Listen closely and count the insults, you’d be amazed.

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    • March 27, 2017 at 5:40 am
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    Damocles (View Comment):

    Jay Caruso (View Comment):

    Curt North (View Comment):

    Beach Baby (View Comment):
    I agree and I’m starting to think that Ricochet is more center left than center right… not happy!

    To be fair I don’t think Ricochet is center-left, but they do seem to bend over backwards to bring on guests and writers who are establishment or moderate (call it what you want) conservatives, rather than the folks who reside a bit farther on the right side of the spectrum. I don’t think they get together in meetings and plan it that way lol, I think it’s a reflection of the editorial staff and podcast hosts, they’re simply not as far right as a whole lot of the members on here. I’ve seen it play out again and again in debates on here, and I’m happy to report that it’s (more or less) stayed a fairly civil debate.

    I’m sorry, but how much further to the right do you expect us to go? We’ve had guests such as Jonah Goldberg, Charlie Cooke, Jay Cost, Ben Domenech and Noah Rothman. If you have suggestions, by all means, let me know.

    Somebody that’s enthusiastic about the president would be nice.

    We had Scottie Nell Hughes on the show.

    • #18
    • April 3, 2017 at 1:35 am
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