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John McCain: Bringing The Troops Home is NOT Important (video)

Listen to John Kerry as he speaks, volumes.

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McCain says, “I Really Didn’t Love America!” (VIDEO)

This is a “make my day” comment from MSNBC.

I Really Didn’t Love America….
Can you hear it….Now pass this along the way!

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found this – Dan Abrams Verdict – 13 minutes in length, panel discussion on John McCain’s statement dating back to 1999.

“Republicans have hammered Michelle Obama for her remarks in February that she was proud of America “for the first time in my adult life.” Tonight, however, Dan Abrams showed footage he uncovered of a Fox News interview with John McCain on March 13, 2008, in which McCain said, “I didn’t really love America until I was deprived of her company.”

Abrams thinks McCain’s comments could undermine the “right wing’s steady attacks against Michelle Obama.” click me – McCain I Didn’t Love America Until Held Prisoner.

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McCain cancels fundraiser with controversial Texas oilman

WASHINGTON – Questions from the media prompted Republican John McCain to cancel a fundraiser at the home of a Texas oilman who once joked that women should give in while being raped.

The Texan, Republican Clayton “Claytie” Williams, made the joke during his failed 1990 campaign for governor against Democrat Ann Richards. Williams compared rape to the weather, saying, “As long as it’s inevitable, you might as well lie back and enjoy it.” He also compared Richards to the cattle on his ranch, saying he would “head her and hoof her and drag her through the dirt.”

Williams’ comments made national news at the time and remain easy to find on the Internet. Even so, McCain’s campaign said it hadn’t known about the remarks.

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Reproductive Rights – How Much Do You Know?

(since the post ‘John McCain’s War on Women ‘ I’ve received quite a few personal e-mails thanking me, many women were not aware of the issues/stances McCain not only stood on, but has voted – I felt this post was only befitting and very much appropriate.)

Every day, at the state, local and federal levels, decisions are made that impact women’s reproductive health.

Do you know the status of reproductive rights in America?

Test your knowledge to find out » Test Your Knowledge of Women’s Health Policy

Decisions are made daily by the courts system, our legislators and even the FDA that have major implications for women’s rights and health — from contraception, to sex education, to breast and gynecological cancers and more.

But it can be a scramble to try and keep up-to-date via newspapers, magazines, television and the web when trying to get current information on women’s health and reproductive rights today. Does that translate into feeling confident in what you know about these critical issues?

Take a quick poll to find out how much you know about reproductive rights policy in the U.S. »

Take The Poll, Answer The Questions, Educate Yourself and Others.

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John McCain “And with that said!”

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He is hysterical…

He’s my joke for today…

Drink up everybody…

Before John McCain takes it all away!

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OH YEAH… One Last Thought….

Vote Obama For President 2008 – We’ll Celebrate with a cold one!

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John McCain’s War on Women

ProgressOhio.org

John McCain is often painted as a moderate.

But where does he really stand on issues that affect women?

McCain’s Senate record may surprise you. From equal pay to domestic violence programs, from sex education to the fundamental question of what conversations a woman may or may not have with her doctor, McCain is no moderate.

Get the facts about where John McCain stands on these issues, then let us know where you stand on John McCain.

McCain’s War on Equal Pay

  • McCain skipped a recent vote on Equal Pay, and said that instead of legislation allowing women to fight for equal pay, they simply need “education and training.” (Women are currently paid less than men for the same work, even when they have the same education and training as men). [Source]

McCain’s War on Birth Control

  • McCain has never cosponsored or supported legislation that would reduce the need for abortion by preventing unintended pregnancy [Source]
  • McCain voted against requiring insurance companies that pay for prescription drugs (like Viagra) to pay equally for women’s prescription birth control [Source]
  • McCain voted for the domestic & global gag rules, which prohibit federally funded family-planning clinics from giving women full information about their reproductive health options [Source]

McCain’s War on Women’s Health

  • McCain voted to terminate the Title X family planning program, which provides millions of women with health care services ranging from birth control to breast & cervical cancer screenings [Source]
  • McCain voted to de‐fund the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), an organization that provides family planning services – not abortion – for the world’s poorest women [Source]

McCain’s War on Sex Education

  • McCain voted against funding teen pregnancy prevention programs and against ensuring that “abstinence‐only” programs are at least medically accurate [Source]
  • McCain voted to earmark one‐third of all HIV/AIDS prevention funds for ineffective, unproven, and dangerous “abstinence‐only” programs [Source]
  • McCain voted to take $75 million from the Maternal and Child Health Block Grant to establish a new “abstinence‐only” program that censors information about birth control [Source]

McCain’s War on Choice

  • Voted anti-choice 125 out of 130 times in his congressional career [Source]
  • Voted in favor of anti-choice Supreme Court Justices like Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas and Chief Justices like John Roberts [Source]
  • McCain routinely votes to block women’s access to abortion care for low-income women, voted for the Federal Abortion Ban, and opposed federal Medicaid funds for abortion even in cases of rape or incest.[Source]
  • McCain voted to deny abortion services to U.S. military women serving overseas, even when they wish to pay for such services with their own money [Source]

McCain’s War on Domestic Violence Programs

  • Voted against a measure to increase funding for law enforcement programs, including the Office of Violence Against Women programs and the Center for Missing and Exploited Children [Source]
  • Opposed grant programs to aid children who have witnessed domestic violence [Source]

“Clearly, McCain is no moderate. What do YOU think of McCain’s War on Women?”: Go to ProgressOhio.org they would like for you too share your thoughts.

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Your Whiteness is Showing

An Open Letter to Certain White Women Who Are Threatening to Withhold Support from Obama in November

By TIM WISE

This is an open letter to those white women who, despite their proclamations of progressivism, and supposedly because of their commitment to feminism, are threatening to withhold support from Barack Obama in November. You know who you are. (paragraph 1)

First, for those of you threatening to actually vote for John McCain and to oppose Senator Obama, or to stay home in November and thereby increase the likelihood of McCain winning and Obama losing (despite the fact that the latter’s policy platform is virtually identical to Clinton’s while the former’s clearly is not), all the while claiming to be standing up for women… (paragraph 5)

For those threatening to vote for John McCain or to stay home and increase the odds of his winning (despite the fact that he once called his wife the c-word in public and is a staunch opponent of reproductive freedom and gender equity initiatives, such as comparable worth legislation), all the while claiming to be standing up for women…(paragraph 6)

For those threatening to vote for John McCain or to stay home and help ensure Barack Obama’s defeat, as a way to protest what you call Obama’s sexism (examples of which you seem to have difficulty coming up with), all the while claiming to be standing up for women…(paragraph 7)

Your whiteness is showing.

folks have a bad habit of wanting to shoot the messenger for the message skedaddle on over to Tim Wise’s place and argue all night with him, because these are just excerpts there’s more.

TIM WISE: Your Whiteness is Showing – An Open Letter to Certain White Women Threatening to Withold Support from Obama in November

Tim Wise is the author of: White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son (Soft Skull Press, 2005), and Affirmative Action: Racial Preference in Black and White (Routledge: 2005). He can be reached at: timjwise@msn.com

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