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ultraist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-10-08 03:33 PM
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McCain Squirms Out of Answering Question on Women's Health Care
 
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Presumptive Republican Presidential Candidate, John McCain, worms out of answering a reporter's question as to whether or not he believes that health insurance companies should be required to cover birth control for women, particularly considering they cover viagra for men.

McCain has long held radical positions on reproductive issues, having consistently voted AGAINST:

*Ensuring women's access to birth control

*Providing educational information for teens on birth control

*Requiring health insurance companies to cover birth control.

McCain has stated that Roe vs. Wade "must be overturned." His position is that abortion should be not legal even in cases of rape, incest or life threatening conditions for the mother.

Despite his long standing extremely conservative position on women's reproductive rights, McCain can't remember whether or not he voted against requiring health insurance companies to cover birth control for women.
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ultraist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-10-08 03:38 PM
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1. McCain can't remember?
He can't remember if he voted against requiring health insurance companies to cover birth control for women?

With his long standing radically conservative position on women's reproductive rights?

WHAT?

Uggh...
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Lautremont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-10-08 03:43 PM
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2. Clip #3695 which, alone, would, if properly distributed, ensure McClown's defeat.
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ultraist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-10-08 03:51 PM
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6. What is clip #3695? n/t
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Lautremont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-10-08 03:57 PM
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9. I just mean there are 3694 other clips showing McCain as the idiot he is.
Actually, probably more. I just made that number up.
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ultraist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-10-08 04:11 PM
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12. Lol!
Ok, thanks.

You are so right!
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boobooday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-10-08 03:44 PM
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3. He doesn't know enough about it.
Never heard of it. Birth control? Viagra? Who knows the fine points?
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Lautremont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-10-08 03:49 PM
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4. I'll bet he knows all about Viagra.
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hisownpetard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-10-08 03:53 PM
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8. I'll bet he doesn't. He and Cindy act like they are physically repelled by each other.
Can't say I blame either one of 'em.
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Lautremont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-10-08 03:58 PM
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10. Veteran hatefuckers, the both of them, I'd wager.
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hisownpetard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-10-08 04:04 PM
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11. Blech.
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progdonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-10-08 04:55 PM
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18. I don't really get why she married him...
Not that she's this great catch, but when they got married, she was a hot, young, blonde former cheerleader heiress of a hundred million dollar fortune. I know it's just because he clearly had a bright political future ahead of him and she wanted political power in addition to her massive inherited wealth, but she could've chosen plenty of less skeevy future senators. Or at least one who wouldn't call her a cunt in front of other people. ;-)
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boobooday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-10-08 04:33 PM
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15. It's a putrid thought
Him and Cindy, in matching bathtubs . . . oh wait, that's Cialis.
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polly7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-10-08 03:50 PM
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5. Unbelievable
Edited on Thu Jul-10-08 03:51 PM by polly7
Of course why bother to know anything about the economy, health issues or anything else when all you're running on is WAR.

Disturbing man.
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ultraist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-10-08 04:55 PM
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17. Disturbing indeed.
Very.
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Krashkopf Donating Member (965 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-12-08 03:50 PM
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33. OMG!! After seeing this, you HAVE TO seriously ask . . .
is this guy DUMBER than Bush???!!!
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hisownpetard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-10-08 03:52 PM
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7. I don't know enough about it. I don't recall. I certainly don't want to discuss that.
C'mon, people - come right the Straight Talk Express!
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Sunnyshine Donating Member (698 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-10-08 04:18 PM
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13. Watch the squirmy uninformed wormy slime his way around the question!
Typical GOP obstructionist.
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berni_mccoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-10-08 04:26 PM
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14. Oh the IRONY. He's ON the "Straight Talk Express" BUS! LOL!
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DUlover2909 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-10-08 04:41 PM
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16. It's not really that hard of a question for him to answer.
He could just say that Viagra is medication for an ailment and birth control isn't. That's the distinction.
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progdonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-10-08 05:04 PM
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19. what ailment?
Not being able to get a boner? Boo hoo.

Both of them are basically recreational drugs: one to make sex more... possible, and the other to remove one of the unwanted consequences of sex. Covering Viagra but not the Pill is completely sexist: it's helping men get erections for free while requiring women to pay to keep from getting pregnant by said boner-wielding man.

Furthermore, regardless of what Viagra "treats," your statement is flat out wrong: the Pill does treat various real ailments as well, specifically dealing with PMS issues, though also--strangely enough--it works very well for some women in controlling outbreaks of rosacea, among other things.
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DUlover2909 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-10-08 11:59 PM
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24. But I am saying McCain could use that as his answer.
It beats squirming around. My statement that he could say that isn't wrong at all. He could have said that and the reporter would have moved on. He doesn't have to support his answer. He's a republican.
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onethatcares Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-10-08 05:20 PM
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20. "I normally don't duck an issue"
unless of course it doesn't suit his particular speechifying that day. Kinda like the vet that hit him over his vote for Veterans Health care. You know how that worked out.
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margotb822 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-10-08 06:07 PM
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21. At 71 you think he'd be mature enough to
talk about women's health issues. It seemed like he was generally repelled and confused by the idea of female reproductive capability. Ugh...
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benny05 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-10-08 08:30 PM
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23. Children by second wife?
Who knows?

:yoiks:
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goodgd_yall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-11-08 02:45 AM
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27. Really...
What's up with that? Very weird.
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ultraist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-12-08 01:37 PM
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30. Oh, it's TABOO to talk about birth control...
Or women's health issues in general becaue of course, any concern women may have aren't legitimate....but all in their head. You know, another "psychological" thing.
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benny05 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-10-08 06:31 PM
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22. Dinosaur McSame
Doesn't remember his votes on this issue?

Of course not. Jim Dobson would have a fit otherwise.


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ultraist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-11-08 02:57 PM
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29. Dinosaur McSame doesn't remember...
And, he can't look up his votes himself becaue he doe not know how to use the internet.

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usualblacksheep Donating Member (9 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-11-08 12:00 AM
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25. Psh- here we go again
Another reason that McCain is the greater evil. I don't agree with any of his clueless policies but this has got to be one of my top 5.
And who said Patriarchy was dead? Could the possibly dumb down sex education any more that they already have- they barely provide facts!
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goodgd_yall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-11-08 02:43 AM
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26. What?
He was ready to cut the woman off when she mentioned Viagra. He sure got antsy at the mention of it.
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-11-08 05:17 AM
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28. " uh, No one told me what to say yet.. Get back to me after I
find out who's ass I'm farther up.. Big Pharma or the Falwell crowd."
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ultraist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-12-08 01:42 PM
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31. lmao
Edited on Sat Jul-12-08 01:45 PM by ultraist
Exactly. Pharma or insurance corporations.

"And, and, uh, uh...my own Women Voters Outreach Director, Carly, has said "It'S unfair that insurance companies cover Viagra and not Birth Control...I'm SO CONFUSED!"
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ihavenobias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-12-08 01:45 PM
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32. Classic, Thanks for posting n/t
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Pastiche423 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-12-08 04:34 PM
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34. He din't have to remember how he voted
All he had to say was how he felt about insurance covered Viagra vs non-insurance covered birth control pills.

The "Straight Talk Express" was media invented and McSame proves that every time he opens his mouth.
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