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Sarah Palin; Formidable Force Palin, Biden on Roe versus Wade copyright © 2008 Betsy L. Angert. BeThink.org Some have become decidedly lax as they reflect on the Presidential election. A few presumed to be excited by the polls. Barack Obama has pulled ahead, ever so slightly. Progressives play with the numbers and feel a sense of exuberance. Frequently, Democrats and Independents who lean "Left" fail to recall; complacency will not increase the vote count. Sarah Palin has come far in her career. Often, in the past, she has shown herself to be a competent challenger. Sarah Palin is a formidable force. Yet, as the nation awaits the next debate, a battle of wits and wisdom with Vice Presidential candidates, Joseph Biden and Sara Palin on the stage, Democrats say there is nothing to fear, but fear itself. Some discount the dynamic demeanor of the Alaskan Governor. Progressives ponder, there is no need to worry. Governor Palin has lost much of her momentum. Yet, it might be wise to consider those who would vote for the wondrous woman are not as vociferous in the public forum. Nor are these persons as evident in election polls. Palin, and McCain devotees have the dominion of a cast ballot. These voters are not as some presume them to be. Advocates of the Alaskan Governor are not necessarily women. Yet, supporters of Barack Obama feared they would be. Some Democrats believed with a woman on the ticket, John McCain would surely soar ahead in the polls. Hence, a mass mail was sent out. Liberal persons thought the message would move women. The thought was perchance, these facts might influence female voters. 1.) John McCain opposes equal pay legislation saying it wouldn't do "anything to help the rights of women." 2.) John McCain opposes requiring health care plans to cover...
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The State of the Union; Racism AFL-CIO's Richard Trumka on Racism and Obama copyright © 2008 Betsy L. Angert. BeThink.org Citizens of this country proudly claim, this is the United States of America. Our founders adopted this characterization. The forefathers were certain the Constitution would ensure, as was etched in parchment, All men are created equal. From President Washington, to Lincoln, to whomever the next Commander might be, our leaders speak of the importance of the union, one that is more perfect. We, as a people, are joined as a republic. The purpose of our democratic system is to work for the greater good, the commonweal, and our shared welfare. Americans have faith that life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, will be assured if together we unite in a common cause. Each year, our Chief Executive comes before the public to speak of the condition of our coalition. The address he or she gives is known as the State of the Union. Yet, in America, frequently we find ourselves divided. Throughout every community, there is intolerance. Daily we realize just how fragile the melting pot is. People prefer to be separate, or presume others wish to be. They like to be with their own kind, are the words used to justify the deliberate divisions. Artificial Unions are formed and then crumble from within. The reasons are infinite. One cause for this collapse is racism. Bigotry is unbridled in America. It affects our alliance or the lack thereof. Perchance, if we are ever to come together as a country, citizens must consider the words of a Union leader. Remarks by AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Richard Trumka at the USW Convention Las Vegas, NV July 1, 2008 You see brothers and sisters, there’s not a single good reason for any worker -- especially any union member -- to vote...

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