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Election 2008: The Bottom Line

Defeating John McCain -- that's the bottom line this fall. Whether you were a backer of Obama or Clinton (or Edwards, Dodd, Richardson, Biden, Gravel, Kucinich or Vilsack), the door has now clicked shut on the primary season, and we as progressives need to combine our forces to achieve victory in November.

With the stakes this high, we need (to use one of the sports metaphors pundits love) to keep our eye on the ball. Here is the resume of the Republican nominee:

He is a gung-ho supporter of the Iraq war, insists the war is succeeding, and is vehemently opposed to withdrawing troops.

He is opposed to universal health care.

He is against gun control, he voted against banning assault weapons, and he voted to shield gun-makers and dealers from civil suits.

He opposes abortion rights, has voted for restrictions, and wants to overturn Roe v. Wade.

He wants to expand the federal death penalty and put limits on appeals.

He is against civil unions and gay marriage, he voted against ending discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered Americans in the workplace, and he voted three times against protecting GLBT Americans from hate crimes. He supports the Army's discriminatory "don't ask, don't tell" policy and does not believe gays should serve in the military.

Picture yourself watching TV on January 20, 2009. Is this the man you want taking the Oath?

We can keep this from happening. But we have to put the past aside for the sake of a better future for ourselves and our families.

Benjamin Franklin said, at the signing of the Declaration of Independence, "We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately."

I'm for hanging together. How about you?

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Jun. 5th, 2008 03:14 pm (UTC)
can we put him into the "death penalty" place? People like him scare me to death, make me feel like we're back at Civil War times and overall cringe that we'll never progress as a nation.

I'm sorry, but most Republicans think this way and I can't vote for them.

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