Saturday, September 06, 2008

Boxer Throws a Few Punches

CALIFORNIA SENATOR Barbara Boxer hits John McCain with his own words:

Last night at the Republican National Convention, John McCain used the word "fight" more than 40 times in his speech.

In the 16 years that we have served together in the Senate, I have seen John McCain fight.

I have seen him fight against raising the federal minimum wage 14 times.

I have seen him fight against making sure that women earn equal pay for equal work.

I have seen him fight against a women's right to choose so consistently that he received a zero percent vote rating from pro-choice organizations.

I have seen him fight against helping families gain access to birth control.

I have seen him fight against Social Security, even going so far as to call its current funding system "an absolute disgrace."

And I saw him fight against the new GI Bill of Rights until it became politically untenable for him to do so.

John McCain voted with President Bush 95 percent of the time in 2007 and 100 percent of the time in 2008 -- that's no maverick.

We do have two real fighters for change in this election -- their names are Barack Obama and Joe Biden.

More of this, please. In fact, this would be a perfect talking-head ad. Seems short enough. Pointed enough.

Every elected official who happens to be a woman and who happens to support Barack Obama needs to step up to the plate, attack McCain without relent on his long and aggressive record against women and families and veterans and continue to reveal his choice of running mate for the cynical sham it is.

And they don't even have to mention her name.

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