Friday, September 05, 2008

Dems Force McCain To Support Women

John McCain and the Republican party think they can pull one over on 51% of this country, but they are wrong. Picking Sarah Palin may be great for the conservative fundamentalists, but women, just like men, care about what you are going to do for the country, not simply how you choose cheap political stunts.

So to help McCain out with women, the Democratic Congress has graciously decided to have a vote on the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act to show that the Republican nominee truly cares. Now of course McCain missed the first vote on this bill (like he missed so many other important pieces of legislation) but here is his chance to redeem himself.

From Politico:

Democrats have hammered Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) this summer over his vote against legislation pushing equal pay for women and men. The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act will get a second act in September, as Democrats seek to remind voters that McCain opposed it, according to an e-mail from the Democratic Senate message center. It lists "[e]qual pay legislation" as among the issues the Senate will take up in September.

It is one of the many pieces of legislation on the calendar in the last few weeks of the 110th Congress, but it is an important one. John McCain has already shown by his record that he has opposed equal pay for women, citing that the companies will correct themselves by their own accord. Anyone with a half a brain knows that that is a bunch of steaming bull crap. Of course, John McCain being the maverick he is, I suppose he bucks the trend by expecting everyone to fall for his political stunt named Palin while making pathetic excuses over the Fair Pay Act.

Damn, he is mavericky!