Usually when I want to read up on politics in the blogosphere, I head to either the Field Negro’s site or Raw Dawg Buffalo, both of them share truly distinct perspectives on today’s politics. But, as I was sitting here watching the news this morning, polls show that McCain is gaining a lead on Obama, and is projected to jump ahead of him within the next few days/weeks.
Primarily because of his choice in Palin as his running mate, and white women who were Hillary supporters are basically jumping on to the Palin bandwagon. So McCain and Palin wants to talk ‘change’ now, and amazingly alot of white women now understand his version of change and not Obama’s.
My only guess is that McCain is sitting back and basking in the fact that these former Hillary supports, who are white women, are truly dumb and have easily fallen for his gimmick. How can you go from being a proud Democratic supporter and now because who you felt would have been a great candidate for Vice-President, didn’t get chosen, you easily flip-flop and decide to vote Republican because the VP candidate is a white woman?
Let’s take a second to look at Palin’s views, which are in opposition to almost every issue that women the majority of women support, particularly education and the right to choose. Palin opposes stem cell research (although she had amnio performed when she was pregnant) but approves of abstinence only programs, which ironically increase unwanted births, std’s and abortions (which of course she opposes also). I guess she didn’t practice what she was preaching in her own household. Also, why is it that as governor of a state that has one of the lowest high-school graduation rates, didn’t she push harder to have millions of dollars alloted to fix it, but choose to push a state funded program to shoot wolves?
Why wouldn’t women in America want to see a “person” in the White House who promotes women’s equal rights — not a “woman” in the White House who holds women back. Palin is not a step forward for women; rather, her anti-choice, rifle-carrying views only impedes us.
But guess what? My only opinion is that McCain must really think white women are dumb. So first Hillary tried to pull the race card during her bid, and now the McCain camp has pulled the sex card and white women across the country are falling for it. A shame & a travesty. I can’t wait to see how all of this plays out in the next 8 weeks. If I’m faced with another presidency term of Bush rhetoric, white women, I thank you!
10 things every woman should know about John McCain:
1-John McCain opposes equal pay legislation, saying it wouldn’t do “anything to help the rights of women.”
2-John McCain opposes requiring health care plans to cover prescription birth control.
3-John McCain opposes comprehensive, medically accurate sex education.
4-John McCain opposes common sense funding to prevent unintended and teen pregnancies.
5-John McCain opposes funding for public education about emergency
6-John McCain opposes Roe v. Wade and says it should be overturned.
7-John McCain opposes restoring family planning services for low-income women.
8-John McCain wants to nominate Supreme Court justices who are “clones” of conservative Justices Alito and Roberts.
9-When asked whether contraceptives help stop the spread of HIV,
John McCain said he was “stumped.”
10-In his 25 years in Washington, DC, John McCain has voted against
women’s reproductive rights and privacy 125 times.