Now before anyone starts attacking me (and you know who you are) for writing in support of Hillary Clinton, be sure to read Politics is Politics first. I was disappointed in Hillary Clinton’s attacks during the primary season. Since then, Hillary and I have “kissed and made up”, so to speak. What I did learn about Hillary is that she is very good at standing up for her principles and Americans. I liked and respected Hillary Clinton before the primaries and I still like and respect Hillary Clinton. If you want to attack me, please be sure to include a link to this site when you do it. Publicity will help spread the truth about Sarah Palin and John McCain.
Now that that is out of the way, I want to address the real issues. Last week, John McCain was pressured by his Republican handlers to choose an ultra conservative, right wing female to be his running mate. McCain’s first choice was Joe Lieberman and he also seriously considered Tom Ridge. But John McCain, no longer the maverick, folded his hand, adjusted his “Party” hat, and gave into the right wing, neocon Republicans that control him. All you moderate Republicans can forget about “the maverick” because “the maverick” threw away his deck of cards and packed up his guns and he won’t be back. It’s all right wing, Evangelicals all the way until election day and then if he wins, it will be more of Bush and Cheney years.
This brings me to John McCain’s running mate… Sarah Palin who told the “18 million cracks in the ceiling” that they now have a woman on the ticket. Well, female on the ticket is certainly correct. As far as someone whose policies, ideas and values go, Sarah Palin is no Hillary Clinton.
Let’s do a comparison on three issues and this is with the assumption that Sarah Palin will be supporting John McCain’s platform. But before I go any further, let’s show Hillary Clinton that we support her by contributing to her campaign. She still needs our help so let’s do it.
UPDATE: Video of Hillary Clinton’s speech in Florida. Hillary Clinton supports Obama and Biden.
Hillary Clinton on Energy and Environment:
Proposes a Strategic Energy Fund that would raise $50 billion over 10 years by taxing the “excess profits” of oil companies and cutting their tax breaks. The money would be invested in “clean energy technologies,” including renewable energy, energy efficiency, “clean coal,” plug-in hybrids, cellulosic ethanol and other biofuels, and more. Clinton describes it as “an Apollo Project-like program dedicated to achieving energy independence.”
Her statement on climate change:
“The risks of inaction [on climate change], for those who still cling to the outmoded and disgraced view that there is no need for action, are abundantly clear. The consequences are so dire that this election has to focus on this issue. We cannot afford to fiddle while the world warms because we’ve already seen and we know conclusively what that will do to us.”— Nov. 17, 2007, speaking in Los Angeles at the Global Warming and America’s Energy Future forum sponsored by Grist
- John McCain Will Commit Our Country To Expanding Domestic Oil Exploration.
- John McCain Believes In Promoting And Expanding The Use Of Our Domestic Supplies Of Natural Gas.
- Palin wants to see more offshore oil drilling along America’s coastlines, a position she has held for a long time, in contrast to McCain, who only embraced offshore drilling in Summer 2008, after previously opposing it for many years.
- Palin argues that increasing U.S. oil production with more offshore drilling will help the United States become energy independent and lower gasoline prices for consumers, even though the U.S. Department of Energy has estimated that it would take nearly two decades for offshore drilling to have any effect on gas prices—and even then would lower prices by only a few pennies.
- Palin has been pushing hard to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to drilling, which puts her at odds with McCain, who is still opposed to drilling in ANWR.
- Drill, drill, drill and then drill some more.
- Climate change is not caused by human activities.
This is interesting because it seems that Sarah Palin wants more drilling than John McCain.
Hillary Clinton on Health Care:
- Hillary Clinton supports mandatory health care coverage for everyone. She believes that every American should have health insurance and that there should not be a pre-existing condition restriction on obtaining affordable health care.
- Both McCain and Palin believe that our health care should remain just as it is… no changes needed. Health care should remain on the open, free market. Under John McCain’s health care plan, Americans will need to pay taxes on their health insurance. John McCain and Sarah Palin both have health insurance paid for by the taxpayers.
I don’t like the sound of the McCain plan. More taxes??? And Sarah Palin raised taxes in Alaska by placing a sales tax on food, the most essential item that every American needs. It’s a regressive tax. So don’t let these two Republicans tell you that they won’t raise taxes. If they get elected, it will be more deficit spending.
- Hillary Clinton is committed to protect a woman’s right to make the most fundamental decisions about her life and health and supports a comprehensive agenda for women’s reducing unintended pregnancy and enhancing access to reproductive health care.
- The agenda includes preventing unintended pregnancies by increasing access to honest, accurate sex education, contraception and family planning services, ensuring that private health plans offer the same level of coverage for contraception as they do for other prescription drugs and services, ensuring that women who survive sexual assault have access to emergency contraception upon request.
- Hillary has been a leading advocate for the right of every woman to make the most personal of life decisions for years. She believes the right to privacy is a fundamental right, and that abortion should be safe, legal, and rare.
- Read more about it here…
- Sarah Palin opposes abortion for all cases.
- Sarah Palin does not support accurate sex education. Sarah Palin believes in abstinence only sex education.
- As Mayor of Wasilla, Sarah Palin had the police charge rape victims for their rape kits.
- John McCain promises to appoint Supreme Court Justices that will overturn Roe v Wade.
- For his part, Sen. McCain has voted to boost abstinence-only funding, to end federal family planning funding, and against teen pregnancy prevention programs. Watch John McCain discuss insurance coverage
- You can read more here…
The choice is clear. When it comes to the issues, Sarah Palin is the exact opposite to Hillary Clinton. Any one that believes in and supports Hillary Clinton, would never insult all the hard work that she has done for America and Americans by either voting for McCain/Palin or not voting at all in the general election.