Mother of five fights back: Wake Up Sarah Palin

In the comment section of my post: A letter from someone who has known Sarah Palin since 1992, I received a very well written, very detailed letter from a mother of 5. She is a Republican who will be voting for Obama – Biden this year and explains the many reasons why.

For those of you who question the authenticity of this post, I have been in contact with the author and received permission before posting. She also has a blog, Thank God For Mommy.

My 2 Buck$

September 7, 2008

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Not only is this a straight forward open letter to Sarah Palin, but included at the end is the facts on WHERE THE CANDIDATES STAND ON THE ISSUES. No one can claim ignorance. This is about facts, truth and lies.

I am a 35 year old working, middle class mother of five living in So. California. I have been a Republican since my great ancestor Richard Stockton, signed the Declaration of Independence. I am an ex-police officer, and now I own my own business. This is the first time I changed my party. I am voting for Obama and Biden. I saw Sarah Palin’s speech last night. I have watched both conventions closely. I have studied on the issues. I have read articles on major news networks, and blogs. I have listened to NPR, radio talk shows, and television shows. This election, I am making the right choice.

My family got hit with the economy’s upward spiral of surging gas prices, and we have no health care. We have felt it at the grocery store. We now shop at the 99 cents store. We have lost one of our vehicles, on the verge of losing our home and are three months behind an astonishing amount of debt that we once was able to afford.

This election, I am taking my life back, I am taking my country back. I have heard the arguments on both sides. I know Obama’s back story, I know McCain’s back story, and I got to know Biden’s. Now it was Sarah Palin’s turn. As I watched last night, I was waiting just like the rest of us to see what she was going to say. Now I was going to get to know her. The fact that she has five children (weather or not the fifth baby is hers or not), and she has this unbelievably fortunate position of running for Vice President, I cannot help but to root for her.

I know how hard it is to raise five children. I have a 16 year old, 15 year old, 12 year old, 4 year old, and 2 year old. I know how hard it is to juggle between working and raising my children. I have tried the stay at home route, especially when the children were months old-but always had to go back to work to have the extra income. I chose to own my own business, because that was the only way I can make enough to meet the high cost of a family of seven.

I want to see a woman in office. I want to see a mother of five showing America, “it can be done”. Of course I have concerns about how the children will manage without their mother. I know that a baby with Down Syndrome will take a lot of time, love and patience that as Vice President there will be no way it will be physically possible for her to be there the amount of time needed. So essentially, her husband will take on that role, or her family. As any mother, you cannot help to have your attention focused on your kids, your family-even while you work.

It doesn’t mean you cannot perform excellently. It does not mean that a mother cannot make powerful decisions, and be completely reliable and competent. I was a single mother with three children and a police officer. It can be done.

I created a blog, Thank God For Mommy (http://www.ThankGodForMommy.com)
where I dispel the notion that just because you are a mom you can’t reach for your dreams. That you can’t have it all. I talk about everything from paintings to
filming two movies pregnant as a co producer one here in the states and another in Cuba. I talk about how I continue to make films, and I continue to pursue my physical fitness, continue to educate myself and live a life for myself and my children. My four daughters and one son see that I make it happen.

So, when I saw Sarah Palin on the ticket, I thought ‘wow, this is validating’. I loved the fact she was a mother of five, and worried at the same time. This is a huge country. This is not Alaska, population 9,000. I cannot, we cannot, afford another four years and I am scared to death to let a Republican in the White House, but Sarah-she might be the one to make a difference.

So she gets on stage, and she looks great. Then she starts to talk. I waited for her to talk about her family. But, all she did was talk about how many kids she has, and the fact she has a special needs baby. She talked about her husband, and what a normal guy he was. She talked about being a pit bull hockey mom. But, I was still waiting. I remember listening Michelle Obama’s speech. Talk about her family, her roots, her beliefs, her parents, and grandparents. I got to know Michelle Obama that night.

Half way thru Sarah’s speech, she starts to lie, blatantly. Like really aggressive lying about Obama. The way she spoke about him, making fun of community service (wow), and that he has ‘devoted followers’, the stage he stood on, him trying to save the planet (like a world leader), how she twisted the words of things he said about running his campaign, etc and on and on. She said we have no idea where Obama stands on anything, um…anyone who has a computer can just Google it for Godssakes. My jaw dropped. I thought she would take the higher road. I thought I was going to hear about who she is, but she talked about Obama, Obama, Obama. On and on she went, it got uglier and uglier and she got uglier and uglier.

Oh, no. I thought. This is more of the same. She fed the hate mongers in the crowd raw hate. They gobbled it up. Where was the speech about what type of person she was, her belief system, her values her promises to our country? She seemed completely inauthentic, and smug. ‘Shrill’ is how one person put it.

I want to rally on the side of a working mother of five. I want to have compassion for her teen daughter’s pregnancy. I do. But, the Right wing conservatives have been such a proponent against that. Wasn’t also Sarah’s stance also against it? Now, what? They are covering for one of their own?

Due to the fact that there is rarely any specific information on where the candidates stand, I put this together referencing from a non biased site. I did not put all of it here, due to reading time and space. But, the major topics I did put. I was surprised to find how little information on where Sarah Palin stands on issues, and on some (like immigration) there was just nothing. Obama’s in comparison was very lengthy. There is no excuses as to where the candidates stand on the issues. Here it is in black and white.


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The Issues.
A List of all four tickets stance on the issues.

Barack Obama

Expand access to contraception; reduce unintended pregnancy: Favors topic 1

Rated 100% by NARAL on pro-choice votes in 2005, 2006 & 2007: Strongly Favors topic 1

Voted against banning partial birth abortion: Favors topic 1

Stem cells hold promise to cure 70 major diseases: Favors topic 1

Trust women to make own decisions on partial-birth abortion: Strongly Favors topic 1

Extend presumption of good faith to abortion protesters: Favors topic 1

Pass the Stem Cell Research Bill: Favors topic 1

Protect a woman’s right to choose: Strongly Favors topic 1

Supports Roe v. Wade: Strongly Favors topic 1

Sponsored bill providing contraceptives for low-income women: Favors topic 1

Rated 0% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-choice stance: Strongly Favors topic 1

Ensure access to and funding for contraception: Favors topic 1

NO on prohibiting minors crossing state lines for abortion: Strongly Favors topic 1

NO on defining unborn child as eligible for SCHIP: Favors topic 1

YES on $100M to reduce teen pregnancy by education & contraceptives: Favors topic 1

NO on notifying parents of minors who get out-of-state abortions: Favors topic 1

YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines: Favors topic 1

Racial equality good for America as a whole: Favors topic 2

Fight job discrimination to give women equal footing at jobs: Strongly Favors topic 2

Include class-based affirmative action with race-based: Favors topic 2

Better enforce women’s pay equity via Equal Pay Act: Strongly Favors topic 2

Supports affirmative action in colleges and government: Strongly Favors topic 2

Opposes CA Prop. 8, one-man-one-woman marriage: Strongly Favors topic 2
America’s race and class problems are intertwined: Favors topic 2

Get minorities into home ownership & global marketplace: Favors topic 2

Ending racial profiling is part of fight for justice: Favors topic 2

Sponsored bill for a Rosa Parks commemorative postage stamp: Favors topic 2

Rated 100% by the NAACP, indicating a pro-affirmative-action stance: Strongly Favors topic 2

Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 2

Reinforce anti-discrimination and equal-pay requirements: Favors topic 2

Gays should not face discrimination but should not marry: Opposes topic 3

Decisions about marriage should be left to the states: Opposes topic 3

Homosexuality no more immoral than heterosexuality: Favors topic 3

We need strong civil unions, not just weak civil unions: Favors topic 3

Opposes gay marriage; supports civil union & gay equality: Favors topic 3

Marriage not a human right; non-discrimination is: Favors topic 3

Include sexual orientation in anti-discrimination laws: Favors topic 3

Increase funding for AIDS treatment & prevention: Favors topic 3

Rated 89% by the HRC, indicating a pro-gay-rights stance: Strongly Favors topic 3

Provide benefits to domestic partners of Federal employees: Strongly Favors topic 3

NO on constitutional ban of same-sex marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3

Reduce recidivism by providing ex-offender supports: Opposes topic 9

No extra penalty for gang association: Opposes topic 9

Passed 150 laws to toughen penalties for violent crime: Favors topic 9

Supports alternative sentencing and rehabilitation: Strongly Opposes topic 9

Rated 75% by the NCJA, indicating a mixed record on criminal justice: Neutral on topic 9

YES on reinstating $1.15 billion funding for the COPS Program: Opposes topic 9

Respect 2nd Amendment, but local gun bans ok: Opposes topic 10

Provide some common-sense enforcement on gun licensing: Opposes topic 10

2000: cosponsored bill to limit purchases to 1 gun per month: Strongly Opposes topic 10

Concealed carry OK for retired police officers: Favors topic 10

Keep guns out of inner cities–but also problem of morality: Strongly Opposes topic 10

Bush erred in failing to renew assault weapons ban: Strongly Favors topic 10

Ban semi-automatics, and more possession restrictions: Strongly Opposes topic 10

NO on prohibiting lawsuits against gun manufacturers: Strongly Opposes topic 10

Added 20,000 children to Illinois healthcare: Strongly Favors topic 5

Increase competition in the insurance and drug markets: Opposes topic 5

National Health Insurance Exchange for private coverage: Opposes topic 5

National insurance pool & catastrophic insurance: Strongly Favors topic 5

The market alone can’t solve our health-care woes: Favors topic 5

Crises happen in our lives and healthcare is necessary: Strongly Favors topic 5

Believes health care is a right, not a privilege for the few: Favors topic 5

Will expand health coverage & allow meds to be re-imported: Favors topic 5

Ensure access to basic care: Favors topic 5

More funding for Rx benefits, community health, CHIPs: Favors topic 5

Preserve access to Medicaid & SCHIP during economic downturn: Strongly Favors topic 5

NO on means-testing to determine Medicare Part D premium: Favors topic 5
YES on increasing Medicaid rebate for producing generics: Favors topic 5

YES on negotiating bulk purchases for Medicare prescription drug: Strongly Favors topic 5

YES on expanding enrollment period for Medicare Part D: Favors topic 5

YES on requiring negotiated Rx
prices for Medicare part D: Favors topic 5

Stop any efforts to privatize Social Security: Strongly Opposes topic 6

Privatization puts retirement at whim of stock market: Strongly Opposes topic 6

Stop any efforts to privatize Social Security: Strongly Opposes topic 6

No privatization; but consider earning cap over $97,500: Strongly Opposes topic 6

Stock market risk is ok, but not for Social Security: Strongly Opposes topic 6

$2000 tax credit for Working Families Savings Accounts: Opposes topic 6

NO on establishing reserve funds & pre-funding for Social Security: Opposes topic 6

GovWatch: $150B for electric car batteries & new technology: Strongly Favors topic 18

GovWatch: Supports nuclear power if it’s clean & safe: Opposes topic 18

Reduce carbon emissions by 80% by 2050: Strongly Favors topic 18

Aggressively address accelerating climate change: Strongly Favors topic 18

3-way win: economy, environment, & stop funding terror: Strongly Favors topic 18

Cap-and-trade is more specific on reducing greenhouse gases: Strongly Favors topic 18

20% renewable energy by 2020: Strongly Favors topic 18

Invest in alternative energy sources: Favors topic 18

Increase CAFE to 40 mpg: Strongly Favors topic 18

Renewable Fuels Standard: require ethanol in fuel supply: Strongly Favors topic 18

Sponsored legislations that improve energy efficiency: Favors topic 18

Sponsored bill for tax credit for providing 85% ethanol gas: Favors topic 18

Sponsored bill raising CAFE by a 4% per year until 2018: Strongly Favors topic 18

Rated 100% by the CAF, indicating support for energy independence: Favors topic 18

Designate sensitive ANWR area as protected wilderness: Favors topic 18

Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025: Strongly Favors topic 18

Let states define stricter-than-federal emission standards: Strongly Favors topic 18

YES on reducing oil usage by 40% by 2025 (instead of 5%): Strongly Favors topic 18

YES on disallowing an oil leasing program in Alaska’s ANWR: Strongly Favors topic 18

YES on banning drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: Favors topic 18

YES on factoring global warming into federal project planning: Favors topic 18

YES on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies: Strongly Favors topic 18

I will raise CEO taxes, no doubt about it: Strongly Favors topic 11

Trillion dollar giveaway: the Paris Hilton Tax Break: Strongly Favors topic 11

Bush tax cuts help corporations but not middle class: Strongly Favors topic 11

Tax cuts for the rich do not create jobs: Favors topic 11

Rated 100% by the CTJ, indicating support of progressive taxation: Strongly Favors topic 11

NO on raising the Death Tax exemption to $5M from $1M: Strongly Favors topic 11

YES on increasing tax rate for people earning over $1 million: Strongly Favors topic 11

NO on allowing AMT reduction without budget offset: Favors topic 11

NO on extending the tax cuts on capital gains and dividends: Strongly Favors topic 11

YES on $47B for military by repealing capital gains tax cut: Favors topic 11

NO on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends: Strongly Favors topic 11

NO on permanently repealing the `death tax`: Strongly Favors topic 11

NO on supporting permanence of estate tax cuts: Strongly Favors topic 11

NO on raising estate tax exemption to $5 million: Strongly Favors topic 11

NO on repealing the Alternative Minimum Tax: Strongly Favors topic 11

Immigrants are scapegoats for high unemployment rates: Strongly Favors topic 12

Support granting driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants: Favors topic 12

Reform must include more border security, and border wall: Opposes topic 12

Pathway to citizenship, but people have to earn it: Favors topic 12

Give immigrants who are here a rigorous path to citizenship: Favors topic 12

Extend welfare and Medicaid to immigrants: Favors topic 12

Comprehensive immigration reform without amnesty: Strongly Favors topic 12
Provide funding for social services for noncitizens: Favors topic 12

Rated 8% by USBC, indicating an open-border stance: Strongly Favors topic 12

YES on continuing federal funds for declared “sanctuary cities”: Strongly Favors topic 12

YES on allowing illegal aliens to participate in Social Security: Strongly Favors topic 12

YES on giving Guest Workers a path to citizenship: Strongly Favors topic 12

YES on establishing a Guest Worker program: Favors topic 12

YES on building a fence along the Mexican border: Strongly Opposes topic 12

NO on declaring English as the official language of the US government: Strongly Favors topic 12

YES on comprehensive immigration reform: Strongly Favors topic 12

Grow size of military to maintain rotation schedules: Favors topic 15

Give our soldiers the best equipment and training available: Favors topic 15

Sponsored bill for Iraq budget to be part of defense budget: Opposes topic 15

YES on limiting soldiers’ deployment to 12 months: Opposes topic 15

Can’t do anything at home with $12 billion a month on Iraq: Favors topic 17

US policy should promote democracy and human rights: Favors topic 17

$2.7 billion each week of Iraq spending is unsustainable: Favors topic 17

War in Iraq is “dumb” but troops still need equipment: Strongly Favors topic 17

We are playing to Osama’s plan for winning a war from a cave: Strongly Favors topic 17

NO on redeploying troops out of Iraq by July 2007: Strongly Opposes topic 17

YES on redeploying US troops out of Iraq by March 2008: Strongly Favors topic 17

This is an excerpt of much more.

Refrence: http://www.ontheissues.org/Barack_Obama.htm

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Joe Biden

Make every automobile sold be a flex-fuel automobile: Strongly Favors topic 18

Rated 95% by the LCV, indicating pro-environment votes: Strongly Favors topic 18

Keep efficient air conditioner rule to conserve energy: Strongly Favors topic 18

Establish greenhouse gas tradeable allowances: Strongly Favors topic 18

Sponsored bill raising CAFE by a 4% per year until 2018: Strongly Favors topic 18

Rated 83% by the CAF, indicating support for energy independence: Favors topic 18

Designate sensitive ANWR area as protected wilderness: Favors topic 18

NO on do not require ethanol in gasoline: Favors topic 18

YES on reducing funds for road-building in National Forests: Favors topic 18

NO on defunding renewable and solar energy: Strongly Favors topic 18

NO on ending discussion of CAFE fuel efficiency standards: Favors topic 18

NO on preserving budget for ANWR oil drilling: Favors topic 18

NO on terminating CAFE standards within 15 months: Strongly Favors topic 18

YES on targeting 100,000 hydrogen-powered vehicles by 2010: Strongly Favors topic 18

YES on removing consideration of drilling ANWR from budget bill: Favors topic 18

YES on reducing oil usage by 40% by 2025 (instead of 5%): Strongly Favors topic 18

YES on disallowing an oil leasing program in Alaska’s ANWR: Strongly Favors topic 18

YES on banning drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: Favors topic 18

YES on factoring global warming into federal project planning: Favors topic 18

YES on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies: Strongly Favors topic 18

YES on addressing CO2 emissions without considering India & China: Favors topic 18

YES on tax incentives for energy production and conservation: Strongly Favors topic 18

Take away $85B in annual tax cuts for 1% of top earners: Strongly Favors topic 11

Rated 15% by NTU, indicating a “Big Spender” on tax votes: Strongly Favors topic 11

Rated 100% by the CTJ, indicating support of progressive taxation: Strongly Favors topic 11

NO on raising the Death Tax exemption to $5M from $1M: Strongly Favors topic 11

YES on increasing tax rate for people earning over $1 million: Strongly Favors topic 11

NO on allowing AMT reduction without budget offset: Favors topic 11

YES on Internet sales tax moratorium: Opposes topic 11

NO on requiring super-majority for raising taxes: Favors topic 11

YES on eliminating the ‘marriage penalty’: Opposes topic 11

NO on prioritizing national debt reduction below tax cuts: Favors topic 11

YES on reducing marriage penalty instead of cutting top tax rates: Favors topic 11

YES on spending $448B of tax cut on education & debt reduction: Favors topic 11

NO on $350 billion in tax breaks over 11 years: Strongly Favors topic 11

NO on extending the tax cuts on capital gains and dividends: Strongly Favors topic 11

YES on $47B for military by repealing capital gains tax cut: Favors topic 11

NO on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends: Strongly Favors topic 11

NO on permanently repealing the `death tax`: Strongly Favors topic 11

NO on supporting permanence of estate tax cuts: Strongly Favors topic 11

NO on raising estate tax exemption to $5 million: Strongly Favors topic 11

NO on repealing the Alternative Minimum Tax: Strongly Favors topic 11

Oppose granting driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants: Opposes topic 12

It’s impractical to deport 14 million illegal immigrants: Favors topic 12

Rated 8% by USBC, indicating an open-border stance: Strongly Favors topic 12

YES on continuing federal funds for
declared “sanctuary cities”: Strongly Favors topic 12

NO on limit welfare for immigrants: Strongly Favors topic 12

NO on visas for skilled workers: Opposes topic 12

YES on allowing more foreign workers into the US for farm work: Favors topic 12

YES on allowing illegal aliens to participate in Social Security: Strongly Favors topic 12

YES on giving Guest Workers a path to citizenship: Strongly Favors topic 12

YES on establishing a Guest Worker program: Favors topic 12

YES on building a fence along the Mexican border: Strongly Opposes topic 12

YES on eliminating the “Y” nonimmigrant guestworker program: Neutral topic 12

NO on declaring English as the official language of the US government: Strongly Favors topic 12

YES on comprehensive immigration reform: Strongly Favors topic 12

Rated 80% by SANE, indicating a pro-peace voting record: Strongly Opposes topic 15

NO on 1996 Defense Appropriations: Opposes topic 15

NO on considering deploying NMD, and amending ABM Treaty: Opposes topic 15

YES on favoring 36 vetoed military projects: Strongly Favors topic 15

YES on allowing another round of military base closures: Opposes topic 15

YES on military pay raise of 4.8%: Strongly Favors topic 15

YES on deploying National Missile Defense ASAP: Strongly Favors topic 15

YES on limiting soldiers’ deployment to 12 months: Opposes topic 15

YES on favoring 1997 McCain-Feingold overhaul of campaign finance: Favors topic 16

YES on banning campaign donations from unions & corporations: Favors topic 16

YES on banning “soft money” contributions and restricting issue ads: Favors topic 16

YES on establishing the Senate Office of Public Integrity: Favors topic 16

NO on allowing some lobbyist gifts to Congress: Strongly Favors topic 16

Worth losing election to protect our troops: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Never de-fund a single soldier in Iraq: Strongly Opposes topic 17

Fund the safety of the troops till 67 anti-war votes reached: Opposes topic 17

Change the fundamental premise of Iraq engagement: Strongly Favors topic 17

Voted for Iraq war in 2002, but now a war critic: Strongly Favors topic 17

Multi-year commitment to Africa for food & medicine: Strongly Favors topic 17

NO on redeploying troops out of Iraq by July 2007: Strongly Opposes topic 17

YES on redeploying US troops out of Iraq by March 2008: Strongly Favors topic 17

This is an excerpt.
Reference: http://www.ontheissues.org/Joe_Biden.htm

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John Mc Cain

• Voted NO on $100M to reduce teen pregnancy by education & contraceptives. (Mar 2005)

Don’t hold gun manufacturers liable for crimes: Favors topic 10

Opposes restrictions on assault weapons and ammunition types: Strongly Favors topic 10

Ban cheap guns; require safety locks; for gun show checks: Opposes topic 10

Voted against Brady Bill & assault weapon ban: Strongly Favors topic 10

Punish criminals who abuse 2nd Amendment rights: Favors topic 10

Repeal existing gun restrictions; penalize criminal use: Strongly Favors topic 10

Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC: Strongly Favors topic 10

Allow firearms in National Parks: Strongly Favors topic 10

YES on maintaining current law: guns sold without trigger locks: Strongly Favors topic 10 McCain co-sponsored banning gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC

YES on loosening license & background checks at gun shows: Favors topic 10

NO on background checks at gun shows: Strongly Favors topic 10

YES on banning lawsuits against gun manufacturers for gun violence: Strongly Favors topic 10

YES on prohibiting lawsuits against gun manufacturers: Strongly Favors topic 10

Harness market competition for comprehensive reform: Strongly Opposes topic 5

Include a health savings account in healthcare reform: Opposes topic 5

1989: No mandatory catastrophic Medicare coverage: Opposes topic 5

1993: To socialize healthcare would be to ruin it: Strongly Opposes topic 5

Matching funds for seniors citizens’ prescription drugs: Favors topic 5

Expand health insurance to 11 million uninsured children: Strongly Favors topic 5

Allow paying extra for choice of doctors & care: Favors topic 5

More tax-deductible health costs; limits on malpractice: Favors topic 5

Tax credits for those without employee health insurance: Strongly Favors topic 5

$350 billion for prescriptions for poor seniors: Favors topic 5

Rated 25% by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record: Strongly Opposes topic 5

NO on blocking medical savings acounts: Opposes topic 5

NO on Medicare means-testing: Favors topic 5
YES on limiting self-employment health deduction: Opposes topic 5

NO on including prescription drugs under Medicare: Opposes topic 5

YES on funding GOP version of Medicare prescription drug benefit: Opposes topic 5

NO on $40 billion per year for limited Medicare prescription drug benefit: Opposes topic 5

YES on increasing Medicaid rebate for producing generics: Favors topic 5

YES on negotiating bulk purchases for Medicare prescription drug: Strongly Favors topic 5

NO on expanding enrollment period for Medicare Part D: Opposes topic 5

GovWatch: Build 45 new nuclear power plants by 2030: Strongly Opposes topic 18

Climate change is real and must be addressed: Favors topic 18

2000: Criticized Bush’s withdrawal from the Kyoto Treaty: Strongly Favors topic 18

Strength Clean Air & Water Acts; but not Kyoto: Strongly Opposes topic 18

Ethanol bad for environment & bad for consumers: Opposes topic 18

Supports alternative fuels, emission controls, & CWA: Favors topic 18

Make EPA into a Cabinet department: Strongly Favors topic 18

Rated 53% by the LCV, indicating a mixed record on environment: Neutral on topic 18

Sponsored bill for greenhouse gas tradeable allowances: Strongly Favors topic 18

Rated 17% by the CAF, indicating opposition to energy independence: Opposes topic 18

Gas tax holiday for the summer: Opposes topic 18

Supports immediate reductions in greenhouse gases: Strongly Favors topic 18

NO on do not require ethanol in gasoline: Favors topic 18

NO on reducing funds for road-building in National Forests: Opposes topic 18

YES on defunding renewable and solar energy: Strongly Opposes topic 18

YES on preserving budget for ANWR oil drilling: Opposes topic 18

NO on terminating CAFE standards within 15 months: Strongly Favors topic 18

YES on targeting 100,000 hydrogen-powered vehicles by 2010: Strongly Favors topic 18

YES on removing consideration of drilling ANWR from budget bill: Favors topic 18

NO on reducing oil usage by 40% by 2025 (instead of 5%): Strongly Opposes topic 18

YES on disallowing an oil leasing program in Alaska’s ANWR: Strongly Favors topic 18

YES on banning drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: Favors topic 18

Require a 3/5 majority vote in Congress to raise taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11

Tax system is fair; wealthy pay bulk of taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11

Remove charitable deduction; it only benefits rich: Favors topic 11

Middle-class tax cut: expand 15% tax bracket: Favors topic 11

Tax cuts should go to middle- & lower-income people: Favors topic 11

Cut marriage tax, inheritance tax, & earnings test: Strongly Opposes topic 11

Taxes should be flatter, lower, and
simpler: Strongly Opposes topic 11

GovWatch: 2001: against tax cut that went to rich: Strongly Favors topic 11

Voted against Bush tax cuts for not reining in spending: Opposes topic 11

Rated 72% by NTU, indicating “Satisfactory” on tax votes: Neutral on topic 11

Rated 50% by CTJ, indicating a mixed record on progressive taxation: Neutral on topic 11

Implement socially fair, broad-based tax cuts: Favors topic 11

YES on raising the Death Tax exemption to $5M from $1M: Strongly Opposes topic 11

YES on allowing AMT reduction without budget offset: Opposes topic 11

YES on Internet sales tax moratorium: Opposes topic 11

YES on requiring super-majority for raising taxes: Opposes topic 11

YES on phasing out the estate tax (”death tax”): Opposes topic 11

YES on eliminating the ‘marriage penalty’: Opposes topic 11

NO on prioritizing national debt reduction below tax cuts: Favors topic 11

YES on reducing marriage penalty instead of cutting top tax rates: Favors topic 11

NO on spending $448B of tax cut on education & debt reduction: Opposes topic 11

NO on $350 billion in tax breaks over 11 years: Strongly Favors topic 11

YES on extending the tax cuts on capital gains and dividends: Strongly Opposes topic 11

NO on $47B for military by repealing capital gains tax cut: Opposes topic 11

YES on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends: Strongly Opposes topic 11

YES on permanently repealing the `death tax`: Strongly Opposes topic 11

YES on supporting permanence of estate tax cuts: Strongly Opposes topic 11

YES on raising estate tax exemption to $5 million: Strongly Opposes topic 11

YES on repealing the Alternative Minimum Tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11

Certify border is secure; only then allow guest workers: Opposes topic 12

12 million illegals in country now is de facto amnesty: Favors topic 12

Immigration reform needed for national security: Strongly Favors topic 12
Give everyone in the world an opportunity to come to America: Favors topic 12
1988: Honored by La Raza for opposing official English: Favors topic 12

More help for legal immigrants when immigrating & once here: Strongly Favors topic 12
No more ballot initiatives against immigration: Strongly Favors topic 12

English immersion over bilingual education: Opposes topic 12
Sponsored comprehensive immigration reform, without amnesty: Strongly Favors topic 12

Rated 18% by USBC, indicating an open-border stance: Strongly Favors topic 12
YES on limit welfare for immigrants: Strongly Opposes topic 12

YES on visas for skilled workers: Favors topic 12

YES on allowing more foreign workers into the US for farm work: Favors topic 12

YES on allowing illegal aliens to participate in Social Security: Strongly Favors topic 12
YES on giving Guest Workers a path to citizenship: Strongly Favors topic 12
YES on establishing a Guest Worker program: Favors topic 12

YES on building a fence along the Mexican border: Strongly Opposes topic 12

YES on declaring English as the official language of the US government: Strongly Opposes topic 12

YES on comprehensive immigration reform: Strongly Favors topic 12

Clean up waste in defense acquisition: Opposes topic 15

Eliminate defense pork, but increase most other defense: Strongly Favors topic 15

Terminate C-130, B-2, and Seawolf; use funds to modernize: Opposes topic 15

Politicians keep unneeded bases open for political purposes: Opposes topic 15

Raise military pay to avoid military draft: Favors topic 15

Supports $48 billion in new spending for anti-terrorism: Favors topic 15

Rated 0% by SANE, indicating a pro-military voting record: Strongly Favors topic 15

Sponsored bill for Iraq budget to be part of defense budget: Opposes topic 15

Reduce federal government size & scope, including military: Opposes topic 15

NO on 1996 Defense Appropriations: Opposes topic 15

YES on considering deploying NMD, and amending ABM Treaty: Favors topic 15
NO on favoring 36 vetoed military projects: Strongly Opposes topic 15

YES on allowing another round of military base closures: Opposes topic 15
YES on military pay raise of 4.8%: Strongly Favors topic 15

YES on deploying National Missile Defense ASAP: Strongly Favors topic 15

YES on requiring on-budget funding for Iraq, not emergency funding: Opposes topic 15

NO on limiting soldiers’ deployment to 12 months: Favors topic 15

I support the Bush doctrine of pre-emptive war: Strongly Opposes topic 17

Russia: Sanctions until Putin exits Chechnya: Opposes topic 17

IMF’s Russia policies bad, but agency is OK: Favors topic 17

Costs will be far greater should we fail in Iraq: Opposes topic 17
Timetable for withdrawal is a white flag of surrender: Strongly Opposes topic 17

Staying for 100 years OK, if US casualties are low: Strongly Opposes topic 17

The Iraq war was worth the price in blood and treasure: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Support the surge even if benchmarks are not met: Strongly Opposes topic 17

Willing to be last man standing for US involvement in Iraq: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Send in a heavy wave of troops to Iraq to establish order: Strongly Opposes topic 17

Support the completion of the US mission in Iraq: Strongly Opposes topic 17

NO on redeploying troops out of Iraq by July 2007: Strongly Opposes topic 17

NO on redeploying non-essential US troops out of Iraq in 9 months: Opposes topic 17

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Reference: http://www.ontheissues.org/John_McCain.htm

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Sarah Palin:

Hunts as much as she can; freezer-full of wild game: Strongly Favors topic 10

Supports ending D.C.’s 32-year-old ban on handguns: Strongly Favors topic 10

Lifelong NRA member & champion of right to bear arms: Strongly Favors topic 10

Supports Constitutional right to bear arms: Strongly Favors topic 10

Global warming affects Alaska, but is not man-made: Strongly Opposes topic 18

Resource rebate: suspend AK 8-cent fuel tax for one year: Opposes topic 18

Commercialize Alaska’s North Slope natural gas: Strongly Opposes topic 18

Agrees with Obama on more Alaska oil & gas production: Strongly Opposes topic 18

Lift moratorium on offshore drilling: Strongly Opposes topic 18

Unlock ANWR; we’re ready, willing and able to contribute: Strongly Opposes topic 18

$250M for proven alternative energy, including wind & hydro: Strongly Favors topic 18

Fund cellulosic biofuel research in Farm Bill: Strongly Favors topic 18

Convince the rest of the nation to open ANWR: Strongly Opposes topic 18

Stranded Gas Development Act no longer applies: Opposes topic 18

Get ANWR open: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Elected mayor based on tax cut promise: Strongly Opposes topic 11

As mayor, cut property taxes & increased sales tax: Favors topic 11

Windfall oil profits tax prevents investment: Opposes topic 11
$60M annually for municipal revenue sharing: Opposes topic 11

Eliminate taxes that inhibit business: Strongly Opposes topic 11

Repeal “nuisance taxes” including the tire tax: Favors topic 11

Encourage small business growth by reducing business taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11

We don’t know what the plan is to ever end the war: Favors topic 17

Armed forces, including my son, give us security and freedom: Opposes topic 17

Wants exit plan; also assurances to keep our troops safe: Favors topic 17

Rejected sympathy for Down’s Syndrome son, as gift from God: Opposes topic 1

Opposes stem cell research: Opposes topic 1

Every baby is created with a future and potential: Strongly Opposes topic 1

Praised by pro-life groups for keeping Down syndrome baby: Opposes topic 1

Pro-life: Strongly Opposes topic 1

Pro-contraception, pro-woman, pro-life: Opposes topic 1

Only exception for abortion is if mother’s life would end: Opposes topic 1

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Reference: http://www.ontheissues.org/Sarah_Palin.htm

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Obama says: “PALIN FAMILY OFF-LIMITS”
Sarah Palin says: ‘Attack Obama!!!”

Sept 04, 2008

Bobbi Miller-Moro

Thank God For Mommy (http://www.ThankGodForMommy.com)

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13 responses to “Mother of five fights back: Wake Up Sarah Palin

  1. Did she really write all this in a comment? Wow, she did an amazing amount of research. This must have taken her hours to write. She may have created the message in a Word document and then did a copy/paste. Either way, this is a great letter. I’ve met recovering Republicans. These are moderates that are very unhappy with the direction of their party. McCain likes to say that “We are the party of Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan.” McCain you are no Lincoln nor Teddy Roosevelt; you may well be a Ronald Reagan.

    I’m going to link to this tomorrow.

  2. Thank you for posting. I have had quite a bit of comments on different sites on this letter. Cats r Flyfishn was right I referenced the source of the issues on a upgraded version on Yahoo Shine. Recovering Republican? I would have to be thinking about my party to recover from them. Not me. I am forward thinking into my future. The man Obama speaks for me. He is Democratic. Therefore I am voting Democratic this election. And thankfully I have influenced quite a few people to cross the party lines. It’s probably one of the most inspiring endeavors I have taken on.

    Thanks again. Great post. It’s third under Google for: ‘Sarah Palin letter’.

  3. Last year, I sent 25% of my salary to fund the federal government. I cannot and will not vote for anyone, republican or democrat, whose economic policy is to tax, spend, and grow government. For me, it’s simple a case of economics 101. Obama’s plan just doesn’t make sense. Government governs best when it governs least.

  4. Catherine, then you need to vote for Bob Barr or write-in Ron Paul.

    Your problem is that the Democrats will tax more but what you don’t realize is after the last 8 years of Republican rule our dollar has lost its spending power. Forget gasoline, look at milk, juice, meat and produce. Everything costs so much more but the Republicans lie to us and say that everything is fine and it all psychological. When that doesn’t work, he blames the big bad Democrats. More lies.

    Obama’s plan to pay for much of his proposals is from the money we save by finally ending that war in Iraq.
    The increased taxes are people earning over $200,000. It is also to make those high income people pay their fair share into Social Security.

    Don’t be fooled by the Republican lies or Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Mike Savage and company.

  5. Great letter you posted from this woman. Sort of says it all, doesn’t it?

    That’s what we need to wake the middle class Republicans and Independents up to – McCain will deliver Bush and we cannot afford 4 more years of this.

    What if the market crashes? People act like such a thing could never happen again.

    McCain is not a choice. He’s the status quo. And the status quo is running us into the ground.

  6. Her letter is incredible. I’m thrilled that she shared her perspective. Everybody needs to step back and look at the candidates exactly as she did. If everyone did that – every time – we’d always get the best candidate.

  7. airborneranger

    Bruce right there you’ve exposed your reliance on Democrat talking points. If there is anyone less attached to Bush then McCain I don’t know who. That’s just political shicanery at it’s fines.

    Ask yourself, did Obama have a life before he exploded onto the scene? What was his life like before he became a Presidential candidate? No one knows because there’s never a discussion. Where did he make his money? Did he have any girlfriends or boyfriends? What do we know about him. You are about to elect someone you can’t tell me one thing about.

  8. airborneranger

    Buck, is it even a true person or a made up policial fairy tale?

  9. airborneranger

    Buck, going after the people making $200,000 is pathetic in the fact that it creates envy and division. I have stated this in other posts. The top 5% wage earners pay 50% of all taxes in the United States. How much more do you expect them to pay? Now if you want our economy to stop growing and unemployment to skyrocket go ahead and vote for Obama. His plan is to hammer the investors in our country. This will only give foreign investment a bigger opportunity to control our economy.

  10. airborneranger

    Cats to marginalize McCain’s serve toward our country is disgusting and less then honest.

  11. I’m truly glad to hear a person from the Republican Party speak the truth on the matter.
    I’m a democrat that has never been so interested in an election before, I actually watched both the Democratic convention as well as the GOP convention. I wanted to hear what the candidates were all about so I could for once make a well informed decision on my choice on who would be the best in my mind to vote for based on the actual candidates.

    I too was amazed at Gov. Palin’s choice of attacking Sen. Obama rather than informing the public of who this unknown Sarah Palin was. I know the choice to add Palin to the ticket was desperate move by Sen. McCain because he needed to give his campaign a boost especially when Obama did not choose Hillary Clinton for his running mate he seized the opportunity of adding a woman to the Republican’s ticket to try to regain some momentum and grab some of Hillary’s voters.

    Being a woman myself, I was a little insulted by this move. Does Sen. McCain think that women are that shallow that they would vote for him just because he put some unknown woman on his ticket? That would be the same as me voting for Sen. Obama just because he’s considered a black man in this country and I am of the same nationality. If that were the case, there were other black candidates that ran for president prior to Obama’s run that, in my opinion, just wasn’t good enough for me to cast my vote their way.

    Either way this election goes will be historical in the sense that we will either have our first black President or our first female Vice President.

    I myself feel this country would be better off with the Obama/Biden ticket, they have won my vote.

    It horrifies me to think that if McCain were elected as our next President of this great nation and something were to happen to him after he is elected, after all he is in his seventies, and we would have to depend on this inexperienced Palin to run our country with the experience she has. Don’t get me wrong, as a female here in America, I am sick and tired of the injustice to us women but, I can’t see myself intrusting our country to the possibility of a totally inexperienced person having to step up to the plate and make all these crucial decisions just because I’m on the side of women’s rights.

  12. Codie Miller

    This is hilarious… I love that I’m supposed to feel sorry for this woman who decided to spit out kids and continues to whine about “lost one of our vehicles, on the verge of losing our home and are three months behind an astonishing amount of debt that we once was able to afford”. Let me break it down for you…you spent the money, you owe it. It’s not my responsiblity to bail your irresponsible self out of your debt. Let me just give you a glimpse of the tax burden your choice is spending us into…if we taxed at a 90% rate, it would take us more than 20 years to recover what he has spent in the first two months. THAT’S IRRESPONSIBLE. And why? Because people like this woman chose to buy things she couldn’t afford and my heart is supposed to hurt for her.

    This woman should be ashamed of herself for even comparing herself to a woman like Sarah Palin.

  13. Actually Codie, what is hilarious is how you are a commenting on a 6-month old post using the same tired old Rushpublican diatribe that was used at the time of this post’s writing.
    You’re probably thrilled with the Bobby Jindal response last week.

    God forbid, if you should lose your job (as millions of Americans have), you do not run into someone as merciless as you are. You probably blame these Americans for working at companies that weren’t secure enough to stay in business.

    And if you do run into yourself while you’re standing on a street corner asking for money to feed your family and assist with bills, don’t be surprised if that person tells you to get a real job.

    What’s really irresponsible is the way this country had been run over the last 8 years (I’ll settle on 30 years too). Did you see the National Debt Clock that your guy left us on January 19, 2009? That’s IRRESPONSIBLE.

    What is also irresponsible is refusing to verify the news you receive from your right wing sources (Rush, Fox, WND, Drudge) instead calling everything else the liberal elite media that lies. That’s IRRESPONSIBLE.

    And because I am liberal – my heart hurts for people like you.

    And trust me. The author of this letter is not comparing herself to Palin. She thinks a hell of a lot more of herself that that as do I.