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From: Leslie Schwartz
Date: Friday, May 25, 2012
Subject: [useless_eaters_forum] Meghan McCain: Many Republicans 'Treat Me Like I'm A Freak' (VIDEO)
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Comment: And the crazies are booting out the sane people from the GOP.
Meghan McCain: Many Republicans 'Treat Me Like I'm A Freak' (VIDEO)
The Huffington Post | By Katherine Fung Posted: 05/25/2012 8:51 am Updated: 05/25/2012 9:18 am
Meghan McCain claimed that many Republicans treat her like "a freak" and "a mutant" while speaking on MSNBC on Thursday.
She spoke out about the backlash during a segment about ideological divisions within the GOP. McCain said that many people do not consider her a true conservative because she departs from the party on issues like gay marriage.
"I'm a proud moderate Republican, but using the word 'moderate' in the Republican party today is considered a dirty word," she said. "Many people in the Republican party treat me like I'm a freak, like there's something wrong with me and that I'm a mutant from the original design."
When pressed on being treated like "a freak," she joked, "I work for this network for a reason." (McCain joined MSNBC as a contributor in November 2011.) She added that "if you're not an extreme right-wing conservative... you're given no respect."
Later, McCain reflected on what she perceived as the shift to extremism in the GOP, and called out two prominent conservative bloggers. "I wish I knew more where it came from I don't understand the popularity of Michelle Malkin and Andrew Breitbart and people who exacerbate people's fears."
She also had a clear message to her critics. She noted that some members of the GOP may reject her, "but I always stand here and say you can't actually kick me out of the Republican Party."
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