Obama Calls Out McCain's Stance on Women

Posted: 6/24/2008 by Floyd in

Obama in Albuquerque took another swipe at McCain, which is pretty easy to do since McCain changes his mind daily or, in some instances within the same day. Obama talks about his support of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act, and said McCain agreed with the Supreme Court decision, But Senator McCain
thinks the Supreme Court got it right. He opposed the Fair Pay
Restoration Act. He suggested that the reason women don’t have equal
pay isn’t discrimination on the job – it’s because they need more
education and training. That’s just totally wrong… John McCain just has
it wrong. He said the Fair Pay Restoration Act “opens us up to lawsuits
for all kinds of problems.” But I can’t think of any problem more
important than making sure that women get equal pay for equal work.
It’s a matter of equality. It’s a matter of fairness.”

In H.R. 2831 purports to undo the Supreme Court's decision of May 29,2007 in Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.,by permitting "pay discrimination claims" to be brought within 180 days of receiving any paycheck affected by such a decision,,basically no matter how far in the past the discrimination occurred. It would extend the statue of limitations to any 'other practice' that remotely affects an individuals wages,benefits,or other compensation in the future.


  1. Jim says:

    Hey Floyd. I noticed that Elizabeth Edwards has just pointed out that McBush's health plan continues the insurance industry's practice of charging women more for their coverage than men.Just another rich man protecting other rich men.

  1. Gran says:

    Boy, we have to get out and vote.

  1. Floyd says:

    Both of you are right,,McCain has done nothing to help women in the least and now he is out there begging for their vote.

    Right Beth, we must vote and do our duty to try and make America better,,,"yes we can." Thanks Jim for pointing out a failed Bush initiative,,just the other day he tried to blame the gas prices on the Dems,,well guess what,,he had eight years to try and do something and has done nothing toward getting us more energy independent.

    Every time you hear a wing-nut try and talk about health care,,you get this whining about making it more affordable through incentives from insurance companies, I mean Christ almighty they are the problems to begin with and their lobbyists in Washington.

    I am glad you guys stopped by and for the many readers of this blog that do not comment,,we must stay informed because the media sure aren't going to tell us these things.

  1. Can you believe that some of Clinton's supporters would be petty enough to then go and draw the knives across their own throats by voting for this guy? The embalmed zombie has made it crystal-clear how he feels about women for a long time now. If they aren't pretty enough to get him to break out the Viagra bottle, they aren't worth a damn. Just ask Carol McCain.

  1. Floyd says:

    Hello jolly roger always good to hear from you,,and no I can't believe it, I know some of them have made statements to that affect, but surely they josh.LOL,,

    This guy is on so many different sides of issues to tell you the truth I don't know where he stands on anything much. Take for instance environmental issues,,check this out;

    McCain is holding his event near the site of the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill, which is credited with launching the modern U.S. environmental movement, but McCain has voted dozens of times against alternative energy, and energy efficiency. Here is a list of McCain’s votes against tax credits for alternative energy, [HR 6, Vote 425, 12/13/07, Failed 59-40: R 9-39 D 48-1 I 2-0; HR 1836, Vote 125, 5/21/01, Failed 43-56: R 0-49 D 43-7; S 1429, Vote 246, 7/30/99, Failed 23-77: R 18-36 D 4-41 I 1-0; Forbes, 12/13/07]. (grabed this off of politics USA)

    It seems to me he says whatever his audience expects him to say at the time however this is subject to change,,even within the day.

    I mean I really appreciate McCain's service to his country just as Obama said in a prior speech,,I appreciate it 110% but he is just to vague on his stance on issues,,he is vague on his stand on civil rights,,his stand on women and harassment in the workplace,,vague on environmental issues,,and wanting to stay in Iraq for about a 100 years is stupidity at it's finest.

    This war is draining America dry, that is the bottom line, we can't afford the lives and money to stay there, the only place safe there is the 'green zone' and that is by no means safe to move about without thinking any minute some nut is going to lob a bomb in there.

    The only thing changed about Iraq is our media don't report much on it anymore,,I don't see CNN and FOX over there strolling around and reporting the news in Baghdad.

  1. Floyd says:

    Hey jolly I did not have your blog on my roll,,I do now,,good reading over there, thanks for coming by.

  1. And you've been added to us as well. There's plenty of good stuff here too :)