With this past Monday being the observation of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, people with their own political agendas (particularly within the context of race relations) look to shame their political opponents.
Perhaps the most disgusting display was some deranged loser sending a tweet to Meghan McCain, daughter of Sen. John McCain (R-AZ).
Hey Meghan, remember when your dad voted against making #MLKDay a holiday?— Yes, You're Racist (@YesYoureRacist) January 15, 2018
Ms. McCain, with far more class and dignity than most could muster after having a loved one smeared, didn't shy away from the criticism despite it being borderline cruel.
We all live with regrets and my father points to this and his stance on the confederate flag in 2000 as 2 of them. We have been talking a lot about this life these days... I am still intensely proud of him and his legacy. I am sad, on MLK day, that this account would tweet me. https://t.co/vWO7bxzmfp— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) January 15, 2018
I genuinely want our country to get better, stronger, and less divided - and I am genuinely hurt by this tweet on a day that I believe should be inspirational and reflective of Dr. King's legacy. https://t.co/vWO7bxzmfp— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) January 15, 2018
I would also like to show you, this is also who my father is and what his legacy will also always be. https://t.co/OdXvTqlH4u https://t.co/vWO7bxzmfp— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) January 15, 2018
I can't imagine going through life where you feel your purpose is to impugn others' character and/or verbally throw in their face a past they regret. I'm certain someone like a Dr. King applied forgiveness in his life. Those who proclaim to admire the man ought to follow his example more diligently.