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Wednesday, September 24, 2008


Obama and McCain: The LGBT Contrast

US Senator Barack Obama campaigning in New Ham...Image via WikipediaThis morning, I received a PDF from Gretchen Michelfeld, the talented playwright whose latest work (about the pervasive sexism directed at the life and career of Hillary Clinton...and it's pro-Hillary!) I'm directing right now for a 2009 tour. It's an astonishing document, once that clearly and starkly shows the differences on LGBT issues between Barack Obama and John McCain. I've uploaded it as a PDF, so feel free to pass it on to anyone you think might need to see the gaping contrast between these two men. If any LGBT (or LGBT-friendly) person votes for McCain in this election, they do so at their own personal peril.
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Blogger Stephanie said...

This is great, but there's one semantic issue.

Under "Gays and the Military", the document says "McCain said LGBT People Present an 'Intolerable Risk.' In a 2007 letter, McCain said that the law, 'unambiguously maintains that open homosexuality within the military services presents an intolerable risk to morale, cohesion and discipline.' "

In fact, the statement does NOT show that McCain says that LGBT people present an intolerable risk, it says that the law says that homosexuality presents an intolerable risk. The title of that section is disingenuous. While I'm sure that McCain does believe that, the document needs to be accurate. There is enough solid information there to make the point point, and I'd hate to see the entire document negated because the opposition focuses on one semantic point that's wrong.

9/24/08, 11:02 AM  
Blogger John T said...

McCain overplayed his hand today, and I think that with that, Obama may have gotten a opening in this race he never could have expected. McCain's choice of Palin was a brilliant move for his campaign, but asking to postpone the debate, was, well, stupid. It makes him look like a coward, and a coward who is going to rather easily give away people's money (talk about tax-and-spend). America knows that this is just one of the many, many faults of Bush, and Bush screwing up all the good that the Clintons did, and McCain backing into his corner, is showing people what they've known for the last three years-we don't want anymore Bush.

Come on Barack-take 'em down! We need you now more than ever!!!

9/24/08, 10:19 PM  

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