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.
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 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.
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!
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.
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.
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?
"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.