Thoughts from a Yellow Dog Democrat living in Olympia, in the great BLUE state of Washington

I am a liberal because it is the political philosophy of freedom and equality. And I am a progressive because it is the political path to a better future. And I am a Democrat because it is the political party that believes in freedom, equality and progress. -- Digby

Friday, July 11, 2008

More McCain Flip Flops

I don't have the time or energy to track all of McCain's flip flops but these really piss me off.

Today McCain held a women's-only town hall event in Wisconsin. He talked about how he's committed to "equal pay for equal work". ARGH! In April this year McCain said that if he had been in the Senate, he would have voted against the Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which would have rectified the Supreme Court decision in Ledbetter v. Goodyear that made it much harder for women and other workers to pursue pay discrimination claims. McCain gave his reasons for being against it as the bill "opens us up to lawsuits for all kinds of problems." He also dismissed the importance of equal pay, saying that women simply need "education and training".

Earlier this week, Carly Fiorina, often speculated as his presumptive VP choice, brought up how many insurance plans cover Viagra but not birth control. McCain, of course, voted against legislation that would have mandated birth control to be part of insurance coverage. When he was asked for comment,he had a senior moment.

Does the man think we're stupid? Or is he senile? I think the man can't think on his own. He is fed opinions and gets them all mixed up. I'll be looking for the walkie-talkie in his back like Bush had at the Kerry debate so someone can feed him the right answers.

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