Skip to comments.McCain Doesn't Get It: Women are not that stupid. [Streisand blows a gasket re: Sarah Palin]
Posted on 09/02/2008 10:59:19 AM PDT by Constitutionalist Conservative
Maybe he was sick of the lack of media attention maybe he had enough of the late night talk show hosts poking fun at his age maybe he realized that belonging to a party that has been associated with rich, white men was not going to connect with voters in this historical election year. Or maybe he was just ready to take back some of the spotlight that has shined so brightly on Barack Obama and the Democrats since the beginning of the Democratic convention. Desperation can motivate people to make some pretty cynical and hypocritical decisions. Whatever the reason, John McCains Hail Mary-- in the form of Vice Presidential pick Governor Sarah Palin--sent a very clear message to America about how he views female voters. Women, he thinks, will vote another woman into office regardless of the candidate's values, experience and political positions.
No one can dispute that this decision was micro-targeted to the small percentage of Independent and Democratic women residing in the Rocky Mountain West, who strongly supported Hillary Clinton in the primary and still find themselves undecided as we move into the general election. Unfortunately, what John McCain failed to realize is that after eight long and destructive years of George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and their cronies, American voters will not fall prey to political ploys once again.
For months, John McCain and the Republicans went after Barack Obama for lacking the experience they felt was necessary in order to be commander in chief. Yet, on this day, an aging John McCain, who is the oldest Presidential nominee in history, chose a running matea person that is just a heart beat away from the Presidencythat has no foreign policy experience, no national experience and limited state government experience . a virtual unknown who has only been Governor for a less than 2 years of a state with a population of fewer than 680,000 people a woman who condemns a womans right to choose.
I believe John McCain chose Gov. Palin because he truly believes that women who supported Hillaryan experienced, brilliant, life-long public servant--would vote for him because his Vice President has two x chromosomes. McCains selection of Governor Palin is a transparent and irresponsible decision all in the name of trying to win this election.
John McCain has served this country. No one in this election is denying him that. But his selection of Governor Palin has demonstrated that he is willing to put his desperation to win this election above the welfare of the American people. As someone who has spent over 40 years advocating on behalf of women both politically and philanthropically, as someone who was a strong supporter of Hillary Clinton and as someone who cares deeply about the health and welfare of all women, hear me Senator McCain: This calculated, cynical ploy to pull away a small percentage of Hillary's women voters from Barack Obama will not work. We are not that stupid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Note also that at the end of the third paragraph we see what's really bothering Babs about Sarah -- the latter opposes in utero infanticide.
Streisand really IS STUPID. What McCain did with Palin is to insure that Obambi get almost zero of the WHITE HETEROSEXUAL MALE VOTE.
Women are not “THAT” Stupid? What is she saying?
“Women, he thinks, will vote another woman into office regardless of the candidate’s values, experience and political positions.”
No. He thinks women (and men) will vote another woman into office BECAUSE OF the candidate’s values, experience and political positions.
Unlike YOU, Honey, who condemns a fetus right to LIVE!
You haven't been paying attention, Babs.
The nomination must have hit a raw nerve the way the Rats are moaning.
They are making very sexist arguments against the nomination. They are playing the “sex” card.
this has been posted at least three times.
Hey stoopid Babs - go powder your considerable nose - about 100 pounds ought to be enough.
“What McCain did with Palin is to insure that Obambi get almost zero of the WHITE HETEROSEXUAL MALE VOTE.”
Based on Palin’s being cute? Heheh. No really, I think that is true, that vote will go to her.
I think also that even though women are not stupid enough to vote for a xx chromosome they will vote for an intelligent female with conservative choices, aka Sarah Palin.
“McCain Doesn’t Get It: Women are not that stupid.”
Some women are, babs. Some women are...got any mirrors around?
That's pretty funny, coming from one who is...
I will give Streisand the benefit of the doubt and say she is probably not as stupid as she sounds.
Babs, Babs, Babs...as my deceased uncle used to say...”That old Streisand gal will never want for a handle to carry her face in out of the rain”.
Back when she was in college she had 80's HAIR!!!!!!!!!!!
She also had some 80's albums too that she would sing to her hairbrush!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Do you really, really want a VP who sang "Wild boys alwaaaaays shiiiiiiiine! into her hairbrush instead of "Evergreen"!!!!!!!!!!!!!
WELL DO YOU?!?!?!?!
I noticed. You know, one or two exclamation point after a statement would not have convinced me to agree with her in the least. BUT, her liberal use of a dozen or more exclamation points swayed me over to her arguments. Babs is right!!!!!!!! There's nothing better than, um.....what was her argument again?
McCain needed to do two things. One was to shore up the base, so he looked for a Conservative. Two was to bring in a young outsider, a reformer with executive experience. Why not choose the most popular governor in the land? The fact that she is a female, and might pull in some disgruntled Hillary voters, is a pure bonus. I don’t think there was a male candidate with those qualifications available.
I agree with Barbara that women in general are not stupid...but she is.
I guess Babs missed that episode of Seinfeld!!!!!!!