Meghan McCain: I Hate the Hate

It's turning her off to politics
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted May 11, 2010 4:56 AM CDT
Updated May 11, 2010 5:50 AM CDT
Meghan McCain: I Hate the Hate
Meghan McCain attends an event in New York City lat summer.   (Getty Images)

American political hate-mongering has reached such a fervor that for the "first time" in her life Meghan McCain is finding herself "disillusioned with the political process—something I swore would never happen to me," she writes in the Daily Beast. She's angry, too, about political decisions, but "I believe we can discuss our differences with respect," she adds. It's "almost as if to be taken seriously in politics, a certain level of anger and incivility is required." When she presses for compromise, she's attacked as an "Obama zombie," she complains.

The "extremist shift happening all over the country" making compromise impossible is hurting her generation and turning voters into cynics, she notes. If she is disillusioned by "all of the rancor, I can only imagine how disconnected the rest of my generation must feel," she notes. "If politicians aren’t inspiring people when they are young, what hope is there that they will care when they are older?" (More Meghan McCain stories.)

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