Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Fishing without bait

As McCain's pitch to disenchanted Dems who were Clinton supporters intensifies, the glaring differences between the two blocs is starting to surface. Most Dems and BO supporters can see right through McCain and know that it would make no sense for the Hillary supporters, who are arguably the sharpest and most committed Democratic voters, to lean towards St. McCain. Only in their anger and possible feelings of betrayal will this powerful demographic be temporarily blinded by such attempts. As the blinders fade with time, they will realize that a vote for John McCain is a vote against everything they have fought for.

Let's take a quick look at a defining McCain value that women might take issue with.

From NARAL,

"Sen. John McCain served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1983 to 1986 and in the U.S. Senate from 1987 to present. During his four years in the House, then-Rep. McCain cast 11 votes on abortion and other reproductive-rights issues. Ten of these votes were anti-choice. In the Senate, through 2006, Sen. McCain cast 117 votes on abortion and other reproductive-rights issues, 113 of which were anti-choice."

He's not hiding it either. Even his website boasts his determination to overturn Roe v. Wade.

"John McCain believes Roe v. Wade is a flawed decision that must be overturned, and as president he will nominate judges who understand that courts should not be in the business of legislating from the bench."

I like how he doesn't want judges to "legislate from the bench" in this case, but he is fine with it when it benefits his party. I'm sure Dem voters and especially women want their privacy jeopardized for political gain.

The most important issue that ALL voters should be considering is McCain's stance on the Supreme court. These lifelong appointments have the potential to damage so many lives and can have a serious effect on the world (Bush v. Gore).

From Scoop,

"While McCain spoke about a number of issues related to the Constitution, including the separation of powers that it enshrines, the subtext of his remarks was red meat to conservatives. The candidate assured them that he was resolutely opposed to so-called "judicial activism", and that a McCain administration would nominate Supreme Court justices in the mould of Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and Samuel A. Alito, Jr., both of whom were appointed by President George W. Bush."

I love how he repeats his love affair with separation of powers, yet lauds George W. Bush's super conservative appointments up and down the judiciary. It's easy to claim to love the separation of power when all those powers are working together.

Obama camp answered,
"The Straight Talk Express took another sharp right turn today as John McCain promised his conservative base four more years of out-of-touch judges that would threaten a woman's right to choose, gut the campaign finance reform that bears his own name, and trample the rights and interests of the American people," said Obama spokesman Tommy Vietor."

While these Clintonista's might be angry now, they are nowhere near as angry as they will be if they allow themselves to be taken by John McCain. Buyer beware.

1 comments:

Harriet said...

We must stay on top of every twist and turn of each speech and promise. I know I am and you are helping!