Meghan McCain — the spunky daughter of the failed Republican presidential nominee — apparently has fallen quite far from the tree. She is more of a maverick than her pop ever hoped to be. The self-proclaimed “pro-life, pro-gay” Republican hasn’t been a member of the GOP for very long, but she has ideas for saving her grand old party. And, thank goodness, she has insight and passion. Today’s Daily Beast showcases both in her Memo to the GOP: Go Gay.
I am a woman who despises labels and boxes and stereotypes. Recently, I seemed to have rocked a few individuals within my party by saying that I am a pro-life, pro-gay-marriage Republican. So if anyone is still confused, let me spell it out for you. I believe life begins at conception and I believe that people who fall in love should have the option to get married. Lest we forget, our founding document, the Declaration of Independence, grants the same rights to everyone in this country—“All men are created equal.” If you think certain rights should not apply to certain people, then you are saying those people are not equal. People may always have a difference of opinion on certain lifestyles, but championing a position that wants to treat people unequally isn’t just un-Republican. At its fundamental core, it’s un-American.
So cool hearing that come out of a GOPper… Ms. McCain appears to be a good Republican in all senses of the phrase. She’ll be speaking at the upcoming Log Cabin Republicans convention. That should be a fascinating event — they’re fortunate to have her.
[Note to Meghan: Yeah, Obama supports civil union (aka Lavender Jim Crow) rather than marriage equality, but he wouldn’t stand in the way of it. One needn’t approve of it to accept it.]