Thursday, October 16, 2008

Two McCain Debate Mistakes That Would Have Sunk Anyone Else's Bid For President

I haven't seen any mention of the fact that John McCain mistakenly thought Sarah Palin's baby had autism, not down syndrome. Just how close are these two candidates for the nations highest office anyway?

McCain plays to the fringes of his base with his rejection of a woman's right to have a healthy life if a late term pregnancy threatens her well being. The fringers have always falsely claimed that the "health" exception could include anything. It also flies in the face of Roe v Wade.

According to the Washington Post:
McCain was not mixing up the two disorders, according to Palin spokeswoman Tracey Schmitt. "McCain speaks often of autism because he has seen families who are deeply affected and he knows that the Palin family has been affected in a similar way by having a beautiful baby with special needs," she wrote in an e-mail. "He was drawing a parallel between parents of children with special needs."

Sorry, we're not all McCainiacs. Just a lot more bulls**t. What I wanna know: what part of Republicanism isn't just plain ugly?

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