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Obama Friend to Women

Reader comment on item: Was Barack Obama a Muslim?
in response to reader comment: he's a sexist

Submitted by Scott (United States), Sep 16, 2008 at 17:15

"it says it all right there. this country was based on freedom of religion and press, lower taxes, and the right to property ownership and bear arms. somehow we've lost sight of all that. people like obama are to blame. who cares what religion he is, it's what he censors and how he raises taxes. democrats, you should all hate him because he wanted to keep gays from getting married. i could care less who gets married, but obama does care."

He has censored nothing. He hasn't raised any taxes. He HAS voted for bills to raise the pay of women to equal their male coworkers. Mccain has opposed that bill. Obama supports a right for a women to choose. Hilary Clinton has openly endorsed him for president. Sarah Palin is a weak attempt on Mccain's part to score with the Hilary crowd, despite the fact that anyone with eyes can see Palin's stances on women's rights are (ironically) more severe than John Mccain's. But forgive me if I'm unimpressed when Mccain chooses a canidate solely on the fact that she is a woman. Mrs. Clinton making it to the White House? That would be impressive, despite some differences of opinion I have with her. Why? Because she would make it on her own, overcoming barriers solely on her own merits, doing the hard work and succeeding due to her character and persona. Sarah Palin was chosen BECAUSE she was a woman at a time when Mccain hopes to score some political points. No one had heard of her before this. I'm unenthused at the progress of women's rights when the best a female politician manages to do in the Republican ticket is picked up and used as window dressing for the Mccain campaign.

"republicans you should hate him because he is just another tax and spend democrat. SO WHY IS HE EVEN RUNNING? he has NO experience. get a clue people. don't vote for him. he's not even presidential material. saying lipstick on a pig when the new running vp is a woman. what a jerk. can't wait until he says something against a country he has a problem with. DUH."

Ah, yes, the good old 'tax and spend' line. Funny how we keep hearing this despite recent (see, past two decades) history ending up with massive deficits from the Republicans and fiscally responsible policies from the Democrats. Truth to tell, the Republicans are the 'borrow and spend' party. Personally, I think wanting to avoid raising taxes is a noble pursuit. But if you intend to subject America to a long term project that will cost trillions of dollars (like, oh, say conquering and occupying two middle eastern countries maybe?) you'd better be prepared to pay for somehow. And if you honestly believe taking out a loan we can't possibly pay back is sensible economic policy, you might want to pay a bit more attention to the housing situation in this country.

Oh, yes. Lipstick on a pig. Watch the video. Obama is OBVIOUSLY refering to Mccain's economic policies. But since we're all so very offended by this comment, and since Mccain feels so incredibly strongly about such sexist remarks, perhaps he'd care to apologize to Mrs. Clinton when he made the EXACT SAME COMMENT regarding her earlier this campaign cycle? But I don't really care about that so much. I'm far more interested on how he can think the economy is strong after a major financial firm collapses mere days before.


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