Thursday, September 18, 2008

Obama supporter says "he's not an idiot"

The "New secret weapon" of the campaign is Lilly Ledbetter but what's ironic is comments like this:

First someone tries to point out the truth:
Okay, let me see if I have this right. Senator Obama voted in favor of the Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which would have extended the time period for filing suits against the employer based on sex discrimination; but he pays his female staffers thousands of dollars less than he pays the men. And Senator McCain, who opposed the bill (although not present for the vote), pays his female staffers slightly more than the men. Yet his campaign advisers want to highlight the candidates’ differences on this issue. I am confused…

Here's one of several Obama supporters:

jbjd #7-
poster # 10 is giving the kindest scenario to say your allegations are unsubstantiated and therefore “hearsay” - there is also the very likely possibility that these allegations are just made up- otherwise this would have been news by now.
NIce try, jbjd, but sorry, Obama is not only too principled to condone something like that, he’s not an idiot.

— Posted by shelley

Here's the truth Boston Globe and confirmed by CNS Now, despite my disagreements with the Obama campaign, I've never called him unprincipled nor an idiot.

However Shelly? You just did...

Considering this story has been out there since June, it's interesting that none of the other media sources have bothered to report on it. Blogs have been, so what have we learned? Questions raised on blogs relating to this issue gets ignored by the mainstream media, BUT questions raised on blogs concerning if Palin's daughter Bristol was really Trig's mother? They get MSM attention. No media bias present at all...Though I can't help wondering what Lilly Ledbetter would think about the candidate who she just endorsed if she knew the very thing she was willing to go to the Supreme Court over, he does not support enough to do in his own office...would she still say:
"There is only one candidate who has stood up for women like me. Who has consistently fought to help women who are working hard every day for our families and aren't being paid fairly. That's why I'm proud to endorse Barack Obama for president of the United States. The priorities of the Obama-Biden ticket are clear. Senator Obama and Senator Biden will stand up for families like mine."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Perhaps some thought should be put into why women are paid less than men. If I recall correctly, I took labor economics my junior year of college, and my professor was a female being paid equal to her male colleagues. Anyway, this female professor ran a model on pay discrimination. The model showed that women were paid about 23% less than men. But more importantly, the model showed that women didn't work as much, took significantly more time off, and often would take years off at a time to raise children. In fact, of that 23% difference, only 3% was attributed to actual discrimination. While 3% is still too high (and this was five years ago), certainly things have improved under the current republican administration. Or have they? You tell me.