September 29th, 2008 . by iVote
The Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, never met a check she didn’t like, especially if it was printed on government paper.
The Speaker never met a politically opportune moment she couldn’t resist exploiting.
No matter what happens in Washington we can be assured of at least one thing; Politicians can verbally spin a concept better than the very best Madison Avenue marketing group.
Just after midnight (ET), the Speaker walked up to a set of microphones and made this astounding pronouncement:
“…we sent a message to Wall Street, the party is over! The era of golden parachutes for high flying Wall Street operators is over! No longer will the U.S. taxpayer bail out the recklessness of Wall Street.”
What did you say, Madam Speaker? Did you just say, “No longer will the U.S. taxpayer bailout the recklessness of Wall Street?”
Uh, pardon me, excuse me…Madam Speaker, we have a question from the very back row of main street America. Didn’t you just hand Wall Street up to $700 billion in tax payer dollars to purchase mortgage loans known as “toxic assets?”
Are we missing something here or do words mean something different to us “folks” out here in America than they do politicians like Pelosi?
Madam Speaker, there is always a party going on in Washington, D.C., it’s just a question of whose party is it and who is cleaning up the morning after?
September 17th, 2008 . by iVote
Barbara Walters used to be a professional who could face people, look them in the eye and interview them with some degree of intelligence and respect.
On September 13, 2008 during The View, Walters went “WA-WA” on John McCain, interrupting, turning her cold shoulder to him and failing to look him in the eye while attacking his selection of Sarah Palin as his Vice Presidential candidate.
See the YouTube replay here.
iVoteAmerica doesn’t care about The View and how it chooses to execute its program and John McCain is a big boy who should be able to hold up to the women who host The View.
You Just think it’s the Economy
What we do want our readers to note is that the division among American women over the selection of Sarah Palin continues to be “THE STORY” of this election.
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September 4th, 2008 . by iVote
How women are forced to compete in the business and political cultures of America is governed by a separate set of rules and standards not altogether applied to their male counterparts. Yes, this is wrong but real.
Governor Sarah Palin defined the gender disparity in her acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention by asking the question what is the “…difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull?”
Not only do women compete with a separate set of standards but they are also judged by a separate set of standards than their male counterparts. This difference could not have been more evident than with Sarah Palin’s style during her acceptance speech.
Not more than a few days ago the media was praising Joe Biden’s fitting role as Barack Obama’s attack dog. The difference between Biden and Palin is the lipstick.
Women are going to understand the depth of what Sarah was talking about last night. Women are going to understand the demands placed on them and the double standard by which they are forced to compete.
Women are going to be taking a very long, hard look at supporting the McCain ticket in November because if they do they will have their first Pitbull wearing lipstick!