Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Vote for Human Rights-2008

Well, Dave and I talked politics tonight. He has always voted Republican. Ugh. We agree on important issues; gay marriage should be legal, we are pro-choice, and we are pro women's rights..in general. He and I are soooo sick of the "religious fanatics" having a stronghold on politics in this country. So I asked him, "why in the hell would you vote for John McCain?"

His answer? Because, historically, democrats eat my tax breaks. I ask, "are you, or your parents, so rich that you fall within the tax breaks the Republicans offer?" No. Not at all. They give tax breaks to the very, very rich. Go figure.

So, what is the reason you would vote for McCain...and don't you even tell me it is because of that "Caribou Barbie" chick!! Lipstick on pit bulls...or on pigs. No matter. She is NOT a vote for women's rights; which men and women alike should care about

Dave had to agree...he has no damned reason to vote for McCain...even with the "Caribou Barbie" VP.... who'd rather shoot a women's rights activist before listening to one.

Please....vote for Obama..if you care about human rights at all. I am hoping my husband will vote for Obama..behind the curtain.. in the private voting booth.

(note: I first heard the term "Caribou Barbie" over at http://www.hahnathome.com/ )

2 comments:

Hahn at Home said...

Right on sister! Now, does he get an absentee ballot? Hope you're looking over his shoulder.

Virginia Harris said...

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Senator Clinton and Governor Palin are proof that women can and do diverge on important issues.

Even on the question of whether women should vote!

Most people are totally in the dark about HOW the suffragettes won votes for women, and what life was REALLY like for women before they did.

Suffragettes were opposed by many women who were what was known as 'anti.'

The most influential 'anti' lived in the White House. First Lady Edith Wilson was a Washington widow who married President Wilson in 1915, after the death of his pro-suffrage wife.

The First Lady's role in Wilson's decision to jail and torture Alice Paul and hundreds of other suffragettes will never be fully known, but she was outraged that these women picketed her husband's White House.

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