Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Scenes from a presidential debate  

I wanted to wait until after the debate to blog about it, but I just can't wait another ten minutes. I nearly jumped out of my seat when abortion rights were finally brought up. Not surprisingly, Obama expressed his pro-choice views, and McCain deemed himself "proudly pro-life." Obama blatantly stated that no one is "pro-abortion," and not two minutes later, what phrase did McCain use?

"The pro-abortion movement."

Oh HELL nah. What pro-abortion movement?! Holy crap. I got so fired up watching a 72 year-old man telling me that I can't have a choice. He also reprimanded Obama for not voting for a ban on late-term abortions - to which Obama responded that he felt the ban would undermine Roe v. Wade.

Reproductive rights are, slowly by surely, being chipped away at. Now more than ever we need a pro-choice president.

Aside from abortion, Obama also brought up equal pay, specifically the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which McCain voted against. I was watching the ticker at the bottom of the screen which records the live reactions of uncommitted voters in Ohio to the debate, and McCain's support amongst women went waaaaay down during that part.

What next?

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4 comments: to “ Scenes from a presidential debate

  • October 15, 2008 at 11:10 PM  

    McCain was fucking disgusting. And not just the "pro-abortion" thing. What really made me sick was the "health of the mother" in FUCKING AIR QUOTES. That goes beyond abortion - that's a level of hatred for women that I have never really seen before.

  • October 16, 2008 at 1:09 AM  

    To me, McCain made it pretty clear in this debate what I jerk he is. He seemed angry and petulant and condescending. Does anyone want a president who constantly interrupts other people and rolls their eyes?

    I love Obama: ""But what ultimately I believe is that women in consultation with their families, their doctors, their religious advisers, are in the best position to make this decision. And I think that the Constitution has a right to privacy in it that shouldn't be subject to state referendum, any more than our First Amendment rights are subject to state referendum, any more than many of the other rights that we have should be subject to popular vote."

  • October 16, 2008 at 2:54 PM  

    They will never accept that being pro-choice does not mean you are "yay! abortions! let's all get abortions with no thought! let's insist everyone get abortions for the sake of abortions!". They also will never admit their being "anti-choice" is a true comparison.

  • October 17, 2008 at 3:54 AM  

    the fact that so many people are praising McCain for his performance in the third debate proves that he and Palin have lowered people's expectations down to nothing (don't forget, the VP debates were a tie!)