300 reasons I would vote for used gym socks if it would keep John McCain out of office

September 15, 2008

Reason #102

Filed under: Asshole,Children,Liar — 300reasons @ 12:46 am

John McCain is a liar. John McCain is a liar. John McCain is a liar. John McCain is a liar. John McCain is a liar. John McCain is a liar. John McCain is a liar. John McCain is a liar. John McCain is a liar.

Oh, and John McCain? He’s a liar.

September 14, 2008

Reason #101

From The Curvature comes a great analysis of Sarah Palin’s involvement in charging rape victims in Wasilla for their own rape investigations, and her subsequent lying about that involvement:

You’ve probably read just about everywhere by now that while Sarah Palin was mayor of Wasilla, the city billed rape victims the $1200 fee for their rape kits. Of course, Palin has tried to sidestep the question and insinuate that she had nothing, nothing at all, to do with this mess. This was clearly bullshit from day one, since the mayor of such a small town (my town is tiny and still has 2,500 more people in it than Wasilla) really has no excuse for not knowing what the fuck is going on in it.

(emphasis mine) 

As I’ve noted before, Wasilla is the same size as Bumpass, Virginia. One would assume that the mayor of such a tiny town would know what was going on there.

Considering that fact, it was already clear that Sarah Palin was lying about her involvement in charging rape victims for their rape kits (in case you’ve never heard of them, a rape kit is a kit used to collect evidence for prosecution after a sexual assault), but now we have proof. There is now a paper trail proving that Sarah Palin actively signed off on the switch from having the town cover rape investigations to the new policy of charging victims, and her claims to the contrary are outright lies.

Unfortunately, I don’t think a lot of men in politics understand what a big deal this could be for women voters (yep, even evangelical women).  I am afraid men who understand that John McCain=FAIL will miss an opportunity on this issue, because they don’t understand how visceral women’s feelings about sexual violence are.  This decision by Sarah Palin speaks to a lack of empathy on her part–it takes away from her false image as a woman “just like us,” and shows her to be quite a bit nastier than most women would be.  Further, the fact that she is lying about her involvement in this decision speaks even more to the fact that she and John McCain are liars. I hope people don’t stop talking about this.

August 5, 2008

Reason #86

Filed under: Asshole,Children,LGBTQ Issues — 300reasons @ 1:13 am

Tell it to the kids living in foster care.

June 17, 2008

Reason #78

Filed under: Asshole — 300reasons @ 11:14 pm

June 5, 2008

Reason #60

Filed under: Asshole,Katrina,Liar — 300reasons @ 2:32 am

Talking Points Memo reports that Grampy McSame has been caught in yet another fib…

During his press conference today in Baton Rouge, John McCain declared in strong terms that he’s voted for every investigation of Hurricane Katrina.

The only problem, as the DNC has been pointing out to reporters, is he voted twice against Democratic proposals to investigate the levee failures.

(Full story and video of McCain lying is here)

I guess it’s not a big deal though, because, you know, Brownee did a heckuva job and stuff. From what I hear, everything turned out for the best.

Say, does anyone remember where McCain was when Katrina hit? Hmmmm…. Oh yeah!

I hope the cake was good.

June 3, 2008

Reason #56

Filed under: Asshole,Disability Rights,Healthcare,The Elderly — 300reasons @ 5:23 am

Both Democratic presidential candidates are co-sponsors of the Community Choice Act of 2007. The Act would allow many elderly and disabled individuals eligible for Medicaid funded assisted living to stay at home, and be cared for there. If you’re like most of us, you probably know and love someone who can’t fully care for themselves physically, but who doesn’t want to live in a nursing home. If you do, you know how important this service can be for someone’s mental health and dignity.

When disability rights activists staged protests asking McCain to meet with them and explain his refusal to support the Community Choice Act, he had them arrested.

How’s that for responsive politics?

H/T Disability Nation.

Reason #54

Filed under: Asshole — 300reasons @ 4:50 am

May 28, 2008

Reason #51

Filed under: Asshole,Disability Rights,Veterans,War and Peace — 300reasons @ 3:13 pm

After voting for the War in Iraq, McCain didn’t bother to show up to vote on the new GI Bill, which would provide veterans with increased college benefits. Such benefits would offer an incredibly important means of readjustment to civilian life for vets, who often come home with PTSD, physical disabilities, and other issues that put them at greater risk of ending up in poverty and homelessness. Only three senators missed the vote: Kennedy (a little busy with his brain tumor), Coburn (at a family funeral), and McCain.

Where was McCain? Raising money in California, including events organized by the owner of the San Diego Chargers. Here’s what Jon Soltz, an Iraq War Veteran and the Chairman of VoteVets.org has to say about that:

“We’re certainly pleased that the GI Bill has passed and now will likely go to the President, but disappointed that Senator McCain put his own coffers ahead of this crucial debate, and chose not to vote. Senator McCain knows how tough things are for those fighting in Iraq, and when they get home. All of us would love to spend time getting money and talking football. But, sometimes there are more important things to do in life. This is one of those times when Senator McCain could have showed some leadership by canceling his events and heading back to DC for this debate.”

Word.

May 15, 2008

Reason #39

Filed under: Asshole — 300reasons @ 4:37 pm

May 14, 2008

Reason #38

Filed under: Asshole — 300reasons @ 3:34 am

What was John McCain doing the day Katrina hit? Why, having a birthday party with his very best friend, of course.

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