Sam Bee puts the smackdown on John McCain. (Her bit starts at about the 3 minute mark.)
John McCain has finally put the concerns of women where they belong: in derisive air-quotes. ...Reasonable people can disagree about abortion but still agree on the unimportance of women's health.Ouch.
I'm not sure if anybody here is still unconvinced about voting Obama... if so,
... but I wanted to mention an oft-neglected fact about voting for Obama: you don't have to be a die-hard fan of his to vote for him. A vote for president is not a marriage vow; you don't have to have stars in your eyes and think he's perfect. An election is a job interview, and you vote for the person you think would be better at the job. And not voting doesn't get you off the hook; IMHO, you can't wash your hands of any responsibility for the direction of the country by abstaining. Mathematically, not voting would be the same thing as casting half a vote for Obama AND half a vote for McCain.
Here's the thing: I didn't vote for him him in the primaries, but I admire Barack Obama. I think he's run an excellent campaign. I am increasingly hopeful both that he'll win and that he'll do some good as president. But I also know that he'll let me down. He'll disappoint me sometimes. Hell, he has already. But the reason he can
disappoint me is because I think he's capable of doing better.
John McCain couldn't disappoint me, because I don't have any faith that his plans would do any good for me or the country. He would frighten me, though. I spent the 2000 election season ranting about how George W. Bush was an asshole and an imbecile... and I had no idea
, not the slightest inkling, of how catastrophic his (p)residency would be. No one did.
And to those of you who are on board: don't get complacent. I don't care what the polls say, I'm terrified they'll steal it
again. We already know they're trying to suppress the vote
. So please vote, even if the polls say Obama's winning your state handily. And since lines may be epic (especially in Democratic districts... just a coincidence, I'm sure), find out if you can and vote early
The ACLU has some tips: