Sunday, June 15, 2008

John McCain: Not Exactly into Women's Rights

As if that's breaking news. But what is more recent is his canceling of a public fundraiser because of its organizer, Clayton Williams - a former Texas Republican Gubernatorial candidate. The reason McCain decided to cancel the fundraiser with Williams is because of Williams' remarks made while he was campaigning for governor of Texas in 1990. While most of the remarks are pretty dumb and offensive, the following, which parallels Williams' take on both the weather and rape, takes the cake:

"As long as it's inevitable, you might as
well lie back and enjoy it."

That's right, ladies and gentlemen, Clayton Williams says that women should enjoy rape. When first alerted to Williams' comments by the media, McCain's campaign questioned why it was even newsworthy that McCain would hang out with such scum. However, the "Straight Talk Express" found itself doing some severe backpedaling as they canceled the event.

This wouldn't be that big of a story, because we all know that McCain isn't exactly nice to women and thus may be prone to accept favors from people like Williams who hold such despicable views. Let's not forget that McCain was cheating on his first wife with his second wife (classy) and that he called his second wife (after marrying her, which is one way to end an affair) a cunt in front of a large crowd of press reporters (again, classy).

But what does make this a big story is the fact that Williams has already raised over $300,000 for McCain and given it to the campaign. When asked what the campaign would do with that money (give it back or, even better, donate it to a charity that works with rape victims or battered women), McCain and company said that they would keep it. It kind of makes those Hillary supporters who plan to vote for McCain instead of Obama think twice. Unless, of course, those who supported Hillary are OK with the fact that McCain has accepted a lot of money from someone who would urge that same female candidate to enjoy being raped if it were inevitable.

It's sad that McCain's campaign would shrug something like this off until the news media reported on it, after which they try to go on the moral offensive and say that the comments were despicable and should not be supported. What's sadder is that McCain would keep the money this scumbag has raised even after all of this came out. I'll leave this post off with a joke posted by commenter Laura on CNN's political blog "The Ticker." Hey, what's standing up for women's rights worth? Apparently less than $300,000. Peace.

Photos - John McCain (Web in France Magazine)

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