An Open Letter To Meghan McCain
An Open Letter To Meghan McCain
Dear Meghan McCain,
I gather from the content of your writings, and your Twitter feed, that you are deeply concerned with the direction of the Republican Party. And now you have a TV show, which kind-of-sort-of shows you off as some socially “evolved” Republican, who wants gay marriage, legal pot, along with fiscal responsibility.
Meghan, you are going all about this the wrong way.
If you want to change the Republican Party, sniping about it on TV won’t do a thing.
Real change comes from within. So if you are serious, then, as this article from the Guardian puts forth, you are going to have to run for office as a Republican.
You already have the visibility, the platform, the political and family connections, the money, and the time. Why are you lacking the will? That is, if you truly want to change the party?
The thing is, Meghan, I don’t really think you do want to change the Republican Party. If the GOP changed, then who would you get paid to make fun of then?
If you were serious about wanting real change within the social platforms of the Republican Party, then your ideas would have to sink or swim among the constitutents that you would be appealing to and asking to vote for you. You, dear Meghan, have no interest in being exposed to harsh criticism of your lofty ideas. Your Twitter feed says as much. So there really is no way that you would willingly open yourself to exposure by asking people to vote up-and-down on what you want to stand for. What if they said no? How would you cope with their rejection?
So, it’s easy for you to sit back and complain about how the party doesn’t reflect you. After all, you have money, a political name, attention, a platform, and visibility. You sit and whine about how the GOP needs to listen to YOU, without making any effort to put yourself forward to do the hard work.
Meghan, dear, if you can’t get your own father to acknowledge your views as valid, then why should anyone else?
But that’s not really what you want. You just want to be the “cool” kid. You want to be the “cool and hip” Republican who gets invited to all the big swanky parties because she likes the right people, supports the pet issues, and, let’s not forget, you still have a politically-connected name and the money to go with it.
You see, Meghan, I’m not that much older than you. I’ve lived a far, far different life than you, but we both belong in the same generational group. You could be my younger sister.
And if you were my sister, I would tell you to get off your butt and actually DO something meaningful with your life. If you want to be involved in politics, then either run for office or get yourself deeply involved in a political issue that you want fixed. If you want social change, then back a campaign, learn all the details surrounding it, and pursue it with all your heart. But if you want to be taken seriously, then you have to stop this vapid, time-wasting navel-gazing and really apply yourself to making a difference in the field you choose.
I know, I know. You won’t get invited to those big parties if you stop making fun of Republicans and actually work to change things.
Which tells me two things – you don’t want to work to change anything, and you really don’t care about the Republican Party at all.
You can stop pretending now. I’m pretty sure your parents will love you just the same.
But until you stop pretending, don’t ask me or anyone else to take you seriously.