Meghan McCain is certain the reason many people in the Republican Party lack respect for her is that she is a moderate Republican. “I’m a proud moderate Republican, but moderate in the current Republican party is a dirty word,” she told Al Sharpton today, asserting that this was a “scary time” politically for her, and she could not “understand the popularity of Michelle Malkin and Andrew Breitbart.”
“Many people in the Republican party treat me like I’m a freak,” McCain told Sharpton, noting that she was “blessed” to be a moderate with a platform but “if you’re not an extreme conservative in this party you are not given respect.” She joked that she “works for this network for a reason”– not elaborating, she leaves that reason up to viewers. Sharpton expressed surprised that Republicans appeared “as intolerant of moderate Republicans [those] in another party.” Panelist Maria Teresa Kumar, also on the panel, adding that the problem Republicans now have is that “they’re going to cannibalize their supporters.” McCain agreed. “Unless we’re going to start building a bigger tent, we’re not going to win elections– and isn’t winning elections the point?” she asked.
Sharpton asked when she believed the shift towards the right began, and McCain responded that she thought it was under the Bush administration that blogs became particularly vicious (she made sure to clarify this had nothing to do with President Bush, but that the timing was during his tenure). “I don’t understand the popularity of Michelle Malkin and Andrew Breitbart,” she added, though noting that Democrats had an extremism problem, too. The segment concluded with McCain noting it was a “really scary time” in politics, but ultimately, “you can’t actually kick me out of the Republican Party.”
Posted over at Mediaite
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