Saturday, September 6, 2008

Barbara Boxer Fights Back!

"At the Republican National Convention, John McCain used the word "fight" more than 40 times in his speech.

In the 16 years that we have served together in the Senate, I have seen John McCain fight.

I have seen him fight against raising the federal minimum wage 14 times.

I have seen him fight against making sure that women earn equal pay for equal work.

I have seen him fight against a women's right to choose so consistently that he received a zero percent vote rating from pro-choice organizations.

I have seen him fight against helping families gain access to birth control.

I have seen him fight against Social Security, even going so far as to call its current funding system "an absolute disgrace."

And I saw him fight against the new GI Bill of Rights until it became politically untenable for him to do so.

John McCain voted with President Bush 95 percent of the time in 2007 and 100 percent of the time in 2008 -- that's no maverick.

We do have two real fighters for change in this election -- their names are Barack Obama and Joe Biden."


Judy said...

I agree Margie. I saw Don Imus interviewed on Fox News the other day. He and John McCain are supposed to be friends. He said he was sick of hearing McCain say "friends" in his speeches. He said he says it 500 times every speech. I have noticed he says that all the time. Just thought this was funny. McCain is no maverick and does vote right along with Bush.

Margie's Musings said...

You bet! That's very apparent.