Oh my God. I am speechless.
Hillbuzz has posted a flyer that McCain and Palin are distributing in Pennsylvania. Here is the link.
Note the following text from one of the flyers (scroll down a bit to see it):
I share Senator Clinton’s goal of promoting women to more important roles in government. By the end of my first term, I promise you will see a dramatic increase in the presence of women in every part of the government. You have my word on it.
When Barack Obama was asked by Hillary Clinton’s supporters if he would make a similar promise, he said no.
Senator Obama has shown nothing but contempt and scorn for Hillary Clinton and her voters. He thinks he can win without us, and to prove his obstinacy and lack of respect for her and what she represented, he refused to even vet her for the Vice Presidency and took every opportunity to spread the most disgusting lies about her and her husband.
John McCain, however, is committed to to advancing the 30% Solution, whether he calls it that or not. He had the courage to pick a female Vice President whom he knew would be subject to the same virulent misogyny that Hillary endured. He pays his female staff more than his male staff.
Between these two candidates, who has exemplified a more feminist attitude?
I know that many women are terrified that McPalin will overturn Roe v. Wade as a nod to their evangelical base. With a 58-vote Democratic majority in the Senate, how will McCain get an anti-choice Justice on the Supreme Court? And should the attempt actually be made to overturn settled law, there would be a 50-million woman march, in which I would participate. Women, at this point in our history, would never consent to such an assault on our reproductive rights.
If you are a woman voting for Obama, I truly, truly beg you to reconsider. Barack Obama does not give a shit about you or your interests. Nothing AT ALL is going to change for women if he becomes the next President; the candidate himself is now stating that it will take at least 1000 days for anything substantial to be done (that’s three years, for the mathematically challenged.)
On the other hand, we have McCain’s guarantee that the opposite would be true if he is elected on Tuesday.
Let’s see. Obama promises me nothing, treats women like garbage, and offers me nothing except (if we believe Joe Biden!) an international crisis if elected; McCain promises me substantial advancement for women, and has already begun to deliver on that promise by choosing a female Vice President.
I know who’s got my vote, because I am a feminist, and I believe that the time to vote for men who hate women has passed.
Cross-posted at Partizane