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Election Annoyances

September 11, 2008

While McCain and the media are trying to distract us with some stupid argument over a well-known phrase, we should be talking about how the Republican platform would decide that a fetus, any fetus, is more valuable than a grown woman, even if it’s going to kill the woman and/or not survive anyway. How it includes more protection of “conscience.” How it has language that veers dangerously close to suggesting that federal funds couldn’t support clinics providing birth control. How it opposes end-of-life autonomy in assisted suicide. How it “salutes” “pregnancy care centers” – which actually means the crisis pregnancy centers, some of which actively mislead pregnant women.

Uh, could we possibly stop talking about Palin and start talking about the guys actually. running. for. President?

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  1. September 11, 2008 11:29 am

    I’m so tired of the non-political bull that’s masquerading as news. I realize the MSM is out there for ratings and a profit (see the skewing of polls to give McSame an edge in places he’s actually behind by more than the margin of error!), but the reporters themselves need to get off their lazy duffs and call bull when they see bull. Either we make this election about issues and stop the decline of rights and freedoms in this country (and, by default, stop the decline of this country), or we let spin, lies and innuendo rule and give up everything that matters. I’m voting, not for what matters so much “right now,” but for the futures of my two sons and my daughter. They deserve choices in all that they do, be it deciding when to become parents or how to become parents (being a homebirth advocate, I can see a danger to that choice in overturning Roe v. Wade).

    The guys at the top of the tickets, and the Parties they adhere to, give us more than enough to discuss! And now the pain pills from oral sugery are making me ramble.🙂

  2. September 11, 2008 3:40 pm

    About a week ago I had the jawdropping experience of seeing David Gregory and some lowly reporter type yakking. And the lowly reporter was going through a fact-check list on Palin’s speech at the Republican Convention,* pointing out the places she had shaded the truth, been misleading, and flat-out lied. And after perhaps ten seconds, Gregory interrupted him with a question about whether Palin’s role in the campaign would be … something I can’t remember, it was something all the anchors were discussing that day. Gregory is the anchor — he’s the one considered (correctly) more objective and reporterly than Matthews and Olberman — and the facts just don’t matter if they can’t be tied into whatever he wants to blether on about.

    *I happened to observe this in connection with this speech by this political figure, but it could have been any speech by any figure of any party. I’m completely non-partisan about my jaw-drops.

  3. September 12, 2008 1:56 pm

    I agree. I tried to do my little part earlier today by making some points about McCain’s health insurance tax credit plan that I haven’t seen anywhere else: Namely that he seems to think insuring children is free.

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