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A Strong Woman is Running for President

I am so proud that we have such a strong woman likely to be the next president of the United States.  It is sad to say, but I don’t think everyone is proud.

In fact, I think there are many that feel threatened by such a strong woman. The day Hillary Clinton became First Lady, and began working on establishing health insurance for all, was just too much for the Good Old Boys (GOP) and conservative Democrats to handle.

We need to look past the Republicans’ effort who are trying everything and anything to keep this wonderful strong woman from becoming president. They have been trying, in vain, to discredit Hillary Clinton for years. We cannot let them get away with it.


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Sarah Palin’s Congressional Target Hit! Gabrielle Giffords Shot

UPDATE: 1/8/11 Sarah Palin’s website “Takebackthe20.com” has been mysteriously taken down, but not before I made a copy of it. Visit Take Back the 20.com to see my copy of this website!

Could this be the first shot fired in the war declared on the American People by the right wing fanatics?

USA Today Reported on September 24, 2010

In a website launched on Thursday, the six-month anniversary of the health care law, Palin puts a bull’s-eye on 20 House districts under a headline that reads,

Included among Palin’s Democratic targets: North Dakota’s at-large Rep. Earl Pomeroy, Southeast Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and Virginia Rep. Tom Perriello.

The map, reproduced here from Sarah Palin’s website, showed a bulls eye as seen looking down the barrel of a rifle. The heading reads “We’ve diagnosed the problem… Help us prescribe the solution.”

Rep Giffords

Target Map Direct from Sarah Palin's Website. Shows Target on Giffords' district where she was shot

Is this the new culture of politics that the extreme religious right wish to promote?


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Do You Believe in Hillary Clinton?

If you are a woman, and you support Hillary and you believe in Hillary, then you must now understand that it is time to lay down your arms.  Listen to Her. She wants you to vote for Barack Obama, with every breath of her being. Did she fight for all of you for nothing?

She asked you if you were “just supporting me, or were you supporting that young marine…” and all of the causes that Hillary as been fighting for her entire life.  Are you going to let her down? Are you really going to vote for John McCain?  It will have to be a secret, because if Hillary finds out, she will not be happy!

And keep this in mind: Joe Biden created the Violence Against Woman Act and John McCain voted against it.

Put your passion along side Hillary’s and get out the vote for Barack Obama!

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PUMA’s: Stay out of Denver

The more I know, the more angry I feel. I am talking about PUMAs and other pro-Hillary/anti-Women independents.  Did I say anti-women? I sure did, because that is what these groups are.

They are smart, and they know that everything they are doing, saying, blogging and protesting will help McCain win the White House. If you have read my posts entitled What can you learn from John McCain’s sense of humor or Women voters: Help keep McCain out of the White House, you could clearly see that McCain is not a pro-women candidate.

But I am starting to hear a new, common theme coming from Diane Mantouvalos: that she doesn’t trust Obama, or she thinks he doesn’t have enough experience.

Let us talk first about trust.  There have been so many lies floating around on the internet about Obama, that even the media has reported it. For more details,  go to Snopes.com and search on “Obama.”  On Fox news, they actually report these lies as fact, where other media outlets report it with only some level of skepticism. The point is, once you hear these lies, blatant lies, that is all you hear, and the level of doubt, however small, can linger in the back of your mind.

Another common concern amongst the PUMA’s and other similar groups stem from allegations that there was voter fraud during the Caucasus in Texas.  I would be very angry if this were true, and I would find it very hard to believe, in any case, that Obama knew about and approved these tactics. I can tell you that Hillary Clinton’s campaign has also been sited in a suit alleging voter suppression of black voters in North Carolina. For more details, Visit Facing South, A New Voice for a Changing SouthWouldn’t you be willing to say that Clinton had no knowledge of these allegations?

Now to the issue of experience. Bill Clinton did not have a lot of experience when he ran for office, and he did phenomenal job as president. Barack Obama has had great experience working with the people, in the trenches of Chicago to writing and passing legislation in the Illinois State Senate that was strong on crime, while reducing the number of false imprisonments. Thinking out of the box, his idea was to make it mandatory to put video surveillance in the cars of the police while they were on the beat. Unpopular at first, yet very successful legislation that has reduced police brutality, false arrest and imprisonment, while increasing the number of convictions. Obama achieved more than most for the short amount of time he spent in the Illinois and United States Senate.

President Bush had 8 years of experience. Would you vote for him because he has the experience? Experience means nothing in the wrong hands.

His ads, his townhall meetings, his gaffes of confusion and his policies are strong evidence that John McCain would truly be 4 or 8 more years of President Bush’s policies, I can only believe that the PUMA’s are reacting emotionally to the fact that Hillary lost the nomination.  Maybe because she could have beat McCain easier than Obama, but then, if you are really concerned about beating McCain, why would you blog about your dislike for Barack Obama?

Maybe you feel that the nomination was stolen from her, but whatever the case, Clinton and Obama’s policies are just about the same and miles apart from John McCain.

You say you are mad, so we all have to suffer 4 more years of Bush policies?

McCain had to move to the right, on war, on taxes, on oil drilling, you name it, because that is where his republican base is now.

You say McCain is a maverick? Maybe he was. But now, he is running for president on the Republican ticket: maverick no more.

So ladies, you need to let it go.  Sure, you will have proved your point, but at what cost? A new draft? More war?  A good economy for the upper 10% of the population?

Be wise, not mad. Don’t vote against your own best interest.  For the health, safety and economic security of my family, please, please vote for Barack Obama.

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Women Voters: Help keep McCain out of the White House!

I must admit, I am quite concerned about the fact that I personally know two or three women that are progressive, intelligent Hillary Clinton supporters who want to either vote for a third party candidate, stay home or write-in Hillary Clinton.

Of course any of those actions would give John McCain a significant advantage that could put him in the White House.

One argument I have heard is that the Obama campaign was sexist and they do not want to “reward” such behavior with their vote.  I certainly understand that sexism is alive and well in this country and I was appalled by some of the rhetoric used during this primary season. I should also mention that I was equally appalled with the racist rhetoric I had been hearing.  The reality is, McCain would actually legislate sexism. We cannot afford this step backward.

Withholding our vote from Barack Obama would put McCain in office. On sexism, McCain is no talk and all action!

Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America said, “He voted against family planning, he voted against the freedom of access to clinic entrances — that was about violence against women in clinics,” Keenan says, adding, “He voted against funding for teen pregnancy-prevention programs, and making sure that abstinence only was medically accurate. This is very, very extreme.”

In addition, McCain has long held radical positions on reproductive issues, having consistently voted :

  • AGAINST Ensuring women’s access to birth control
  • AGAINST Providing educational information for teens on birth control
  • AGAINST Requiring health insurance companies to cover birth control

The bill that McCain voted for that which denies coverage for birth control actually mandates coverage for Viagra! When he was confronted with this, he went into a long, long pause looking like a deer in headlights. His actual response was that he didn’t want to talk about it, he doesn’t remember his vote and he doesn’t know what his opinion is on this.

McCain has stated that Roe vs. Wade “must be overturned.” His position is that abortion should be not legal even in cases of rape, incest or life threatening conditions for the mother.

And there’s more!

John McCain has opposed the Fair Pay Act – a bill that would guarantee women equal pay for equal work. To make matters worse, McCain insulted women by saying that the solution to employment discrimination was for women to get more “education and training.”

Now, think about this. When you watch the polls and you see McCain so close to overtaking Obama, do you ever actually imagine that this man, John McCain, could be our president?  Does that trouble you in any way?

If so, than you know the only decision you can make, for woman’s sake, is to pull that lever for Barack Obama.Do you dislike him so much that you would be willing to give the presidency to an institutionalized sexist?


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