Apart the question of whether it is appropriate to use your father’s funeral to take aim at someone he didn’t get along with in life, Meghan McCain should really compare notes with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Cuomo recently made headlines by claiming at a press op that “America was never that great.” The governor attempted to walk back his comment the following day, which raises the question of whether McCain’s daughter will attempt to walk back her claim made earlier today that “America was always great.”
She offered that observation during her eulogy. “The America of John McCain has no need to be made great again because America was always great,” she said according to Fox News.
One wonders if Meghan McCain would have offered the same praise for her country in 2010 when she complained about the state of affairs, noting that Barack Obama had “done little to nothing with his administration.” Or in 2014, when she derided Obamacare as “one of the worst things to happen to America.”
As if McCain’s position on the nation’s greatness weren’t already confusing enough, she said further on in eulogy that her father’s passing represented the passing of “American greatness. The real thing, not cheap rhetoric from men who will never come near the sacrifice he gave so willingly, nor the opportunistic appropriation of those who lived lives of comfort and privilege while he suffered and served.”
Shorter Meghan McCain: America was always great and always will be great, but not any more.