• I work for a REIT that owns malls. Our retailers have had seriously negative comp sales now for the past 6 months - at least. Of course my company is full of Republicans who are quite vocally supporting McCain. I keep saying to them "It's the middle class that shops at malls. If you want to ensure the failure of your company, keep screwing the middle class".

    Of course, the execs at my company are acting like nothing is happening. My boss recently spent $900 on 2 magnums of wine at a work dinner a few weeks ago. They keep milking the profits and lining their pockets and when the company's stock tumbles, who will pay? Their assistants and the other lowly employees who will be laid off.

    Ain't America grand!

  • Because they're hypocrites. I don't think it's any more complicated than that.

  • so much for her speech energizing America!!

    I love James Wolcott

    http://www.vanityfair.com/online/wolcott /

    "The Palin Precipice

    Not only can Sarah Palin field-dress a moose, but she can shave 344 points off the Dow with a single speech.

    Well done, Medium Rea!

    Sarah Palin: Bad for America, bad for wildlife, bad for your 401K."

  • on a comment on Senator Clinton, Line One Please over 5 years ago

    John McCain picked a token, not a qualified woman.

    As a woman, I can tell you that no woman wants to see another woman reach a powerful position only to be laughed at because she didn't earn it or deserve it. That diminishes every woman's attempts to be treated fairly and to achieve success in male-dominated roles.

    John McCain may have had more credibility had he chosen a woman who actually had substantial experience. Or if he had a history of aligning with women in congress.

    The only thing sexist going on here is John McCain thinking that a cute woman who acts like a man is going to win over female votes.

  • I am so in agreement on this one. That poor baby being passed around the screaming, frenzied crowd like it was a muppet!! That child is being used as a prop.

  • comment on a post Tonight over 5 years ago

    I can't tell if this is a joke or not. My boyfriend and I both watched her speech and thought she was rather boring. On style alone she spoke too slowly, paused in areas that needed more punch and was all over the place. She shined compared to the other blowhards in her party, but saying she is a great speaker is laughable.

  • on a comment on GOP Convention Thread over 5 years ago

    I found her to be nothing like Hillary Clinton. I was shocked at her condescension towards Obama and Michelle, given her newness to the political scene. All I can say is YUCK!

  • Don't believe the trolls spouting nonsense about Hillary and her supporters. I adore Hillary and this Palin woman and her scary right-wing evangelical bent has got me so motivated for Obama I donated to his campaign for the first time last night!

  • on a comment on A few questions over 5 years ago

    I backed Senator Clinton and I'm not telling anyone that Palin should be hands-off. Quite the contrary.

    I do wonder, however, how effective we can be taking the hard line. Republicans have set the bar very low for themselves and therefore taking the low road is just par for the course. No one expects much from them anymore.

    But Dems have a different standard we're held to - for better or worse. I'm not sure what the answer is, but I have faith in Obama that he's thinking this through very carefully.

  • The bar has been set very low for Republicans. Nothing seems to stick to them as it seems most in their party just don't care very much about integrity or good judgment.

  • I completely agree. Republicans, including Palin, want to make decisions for us about our personal lives, including sex education and birth control. Her own daughter is living proof that these policies do not work and should be fair game.

    If Republicans don't want their personal lives to be  scrutinized then stop telling other people how to live their lives.


  • on a comment on Unprepared over 5 years ago

    What exactly do you respect about her? That she believes her daughter should have to bear the child of a rapist? Or that she enjoys shooting animals from helicopters? Or that she has lobbied aggressively to open up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling, pushed for more drilling off of Alaska's coasts, or put special interests above science. Or that she appears to be unwilling to do even as much as the Bush administration to address the impacts of global warming? Or that she laughed while offensive radio talk show hosts called Lyda Green a bitch? So what exactly about her do you respect as it relates to her potentially becoming VP or SVP?

  • comment on a post Unprepared over 5 years ago

    It's hilarious to see all the Republicans sent to this site to try to stir things up. As if any of them think a single one of us is foolish enough to vote Republican.

    Sara Palin is exactly the kind of Republican I don't want near the White House. She makes John McCain look almost reasonable, but then again he picked her  so that doesn't bode well for him.

  • comment on a post Is the Democratic Party Sexist? over 5 years ago

    Give it a rest. This has nothing to do with Hillary. It's insulting to even suggest it does.

  • on a comment on For Shame. over 5 years ago

    "Palin may be smart but she is too new, too youthful in her vision, and I do believe that McCain, with his absolute inability to distinguish one woman from another on any basis but looks, chose her for that very quality.  I repeat, this is ALL McCain sees when he sees a female."

    You absolutely nailed it with this one. And for those of us who are smarter than that, we see right through it. Bad choice McCain.


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