Thursday, May 15, 2008

No more free ride for McCain

This came in yesterday from reproductive rights group, NARAL. I agree. McCain has gotten a free ride on how extreme he really is on numerous issues. His speech on judicial appointments has been interpreted as "reaching out to conservatives." Carefully worded, his speech uses all the code phrases (activist judges, strict Constitutionalist) that means more of the same of the Bush far-right philosophy. That philosophy has created a whole host of backward steps, including but not limited to women's rights. It includes okaying torture and getting rid of "habeas corpus" so the government can keep people in detention and prison forever without bringing charges.

From: Nancy Keenan (President, NARAL Pro-Choice America)

I'm excited to announce that today, NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC is endorsing Sen. Barack Obama for president! We have been so fortunate to have two fully pro-choice candidates running for the Democratic nomination, and we praised both Sen. Clinton and Sen. Obama for their leadership in standing up for women's reproductive rights. But only one candidate can advance to the general election.

NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC is making our endorsement now because every day that passes, Sen. McCain gets a free ride on the issue of choice. That free ride ends today.Too many voters think that McCain is a moderate. Can someone who's voted anti-choice 125 times out of 130 opportunities on abortion and other reproductive-rights issues be a moderate? It's time to put that myth to rest.

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