Posted by: thescoundrel | October 28, 2008

Obama Pays His Women Staff Considerably Less than Male Counterparts


It is no secret to those they have not allowed themselves to be blinded by Barack Obama’s phony agent of change message that he is just another Power Hungry Chicago Puppet Politician with ties to all the wrong people. His political image was created by handlers, like Emile Jones, in the Democrat party; and not earned on the playing field. His agent of change message is even more empty than his political résumé. A recent study has exposed that though he does not practice what he preaches even in causes he proclaims he is a standard bearer for. It seems that when it comes to equal pay for women he pays he pays less wages for women staffers than he does male staffers. The study showed his women staffers earned about 83-84 cents to the dollar when compared to male staffers earned salary. The same comparison study found his rival, McCain, at paying women 97 cents to the dollar. I can hardly wait to hear some of that infamous Obama spin on this finding.

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  1. Why am I not shocked?

    I guess for the same reason I wasn’t shocked when it was discovered that the champion of women’s rights—-Bill clinton, was a serial womanizer and sexual harasser.

    Go figure. 😀

  2. More bad news today:

    Obama Leads in Florida, Ohio, Must-Win Battlegrounds for McCain

    By Catherine Dodge

    Oct. 29 (Bloomberg) — Barack Obama leads in Florida and Ohio, states Republican John McCain must win to capture the presidency, as voters prefer the Democratic presidential nominee’s personal traits and approach on the economy and health care.

    Obama, an Illinois senator, tops Arizona Senator McCain by 50 percent to 43 percent among likely voters in Florida, a Bloomberg/Los Angeles Times poll shows. He leads 49 percent to 40 percent in Ohio, as voters in the two states overwhelmingly rate domestic concerns as more important than national security.

    Voters choose Obama, 47, as the candidate best able to handle the financial crisis and health care. And by an almost 2- to-1 margin, they say the Democrat has “the better temperament and personality to be president.”

    “Domestic issues are the outstanding issues of the day, and Obama has been owning those,” says Susan Pinkus, the Los Angeles Times polling director. What is more, “voters are more comfortable with him” after his three debate performances.

    Florida voters by more than 2-to-1 say a candidate’s views on domestic issues such as health care and the economy are more important than positions on the war in Iraq and terrorism; voters in Ohio say the same by a 3-to-1 margin.

    Crucial States

    No Republican has won the White House without capturing Ohio, and Florida helped George W. Bush obtain two terms in the White House. The current U.S. electoral map, polls show, indicates it would be almost impossible for McCain, 72, to win without carrying those two states.

    In 2004, Bush won 286 Electoral College votes, including Ohio’s 20 and Florida’s 27. It takes 270 to win and if Massachusetts Senator John Kerry, the 2004 Democratic nominee, had won either of those states, he would have defeated the incumbent president.

    Less than a week before the Nov. 4 election, Obama is running ahead in all the states that Kerry won, and is highly competitive in more than half a dozen states where Bush prevailed.

    There’s also a gender gap in the Democrat’s favor. Among women voters in Florida, Obama leads 51 percent to 41 percent; in Ohio, his lead is 54 percent to 38 percent. Obama has a small lead among men in Florida, while McCain is slightly ahead with male voters in Ohio.

    Temperament

    In Florida, 58 percent of voters say Obama has a better temperament to be president, compared with 30 percent for McCain. In Ohio, Obama beats McCain on that question 57 percent to 29 percent.

    “I find Obama to be pretty calm under any circumstance,” says poll respondent Donna Orcutt, 63, of Toledo, Ohio. “In the debates, some of the zingers he got he handled pretty good. If the object was to see if they could make him lose his temper, that didn’t happen.”

    Orcutt, a Democrat who is retired and used to work for a house-cleaning company and as a secretary, says Obama has a better understanding of the economy because he didn’t grow up in a privileged environment. McCain, she says, “is a very nice man,” though he has never had to worry “about where the next paycheck is coming from.”

    On the question of which candidate they trust to make the right decision about the economy, voters in Florida pick Obama over McCain by a 9-point margin, and in Ohio, the Democrat leads by 12 points.

    Health Care

    Obama does even better on the question of which candidate would better handle health care. In Florida, he is preferred by 52 percent of voters, compared with 34 percent for McCain; in Ohio, 54 percent pick Obama and 30 percent choose the Republican.

    The Democrat also is ahead with white working-class voters, who overwhelmingly favored his opponent for the Democratic nomination, Senator Hillary Clinton of New York. Obama gets the support of 52 percent of these voters in Ohio, compared with 38 percent for McCain; in Florida, this group is almost evenly split, with a slight edge for Obama.

    Even though Bush used victories in Ohio and Florida to build his winning coalition, more than seven in 10 voters in both states now disapprove of his job performance; more than eight in 10 say the country is on the wrong track.

    Seventy percent of voters in Florida and 62 percent in Ohio say the recent troubles in the economy have hurt their family’s financial situation.

    Change Agent

    Ohio and Florida voters also say the ability to bring change to Washington — a central theme of Obama’s campaign — is more important than having the most experience, which is one of McCain’s selling points.

    “I truly see Obama as someone who will come in with a less political and more intelligent problem-solving approach to really trying to address the critical problems,” says poll respondent Laurie Kadoch, 60, a Miami Democrat, who teaches at Florida International University College of Law.

    Bush’s record is hurting McCain in Ohio, where more than half of voters say the Republican will continue the current administration’s policies. Voters also are split on that question in Florida.

    As in previous polls, the bright spots for McCain are his ability to successfully handle the war in Iraq and protect the country from terrorism. The Arizona senator leads Obama in those categories in both states, the poll shows.

    “He does have a whole lot more experience than Obama does,” said Republican poll respondent Maria Lyle, 25, a stay- at-home mother from Jackson Center, Ohio. “His ideas line up more with how I feel. With the terrorism issue, I feel we do need to have our troops over there.”

    Palin Pick

    McCain’s choice of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin to be his running mate appears to be a drag on the ticket in both states. Less than half of voters in Florida and Ohio view her as qualified to be president. By comparison, more than seven in 10 voters in both states say Democratic vice presidential nominee Joe Biden, a Delaware senator, is qualified to be president.

    The survey of 809 registered voters in Florida — including 639 likely voters — and of 816 registered voters in Ohio — including 644 likely voters — was conducted Oct. 25-27. The margin of sampling error in both states is plus or minus 3 percentage points among registered voters, and of plus or minus 4 points among likely voters.

  3. I think everybody pretty much knew the sex crazed gigolo Bill Clinton was after his first attempt at running for the Democrat nominee. But Bush1 was on a quick downward spiral from the top due to economic problems. Clinton then got lucky and rode the dot . com boom to make it look like he was a financial wizard as Prez. Current economic conditions will probably be what finally sinks McCain’s last hopes.

    I think Obama is going to run away with this election. The lemmings will follow the Obama pied piping right over whatever cliff he leads them to. No real surprise that Obama will probably win this election – as the media has been in the bag for him since he announced. They have kept his inadequacies hidden in the closet and championed him as the messiah he thinks he is. But in the end he is just another puppet out of the same Chicago political machine that has helped put the state of Illinois on the verge of bankruptcy. And Obama wants to do the same for the rest of the country. I have never been a big fan of McCain though he is far more likely to fit the “agent of change” billing than Obama. The only candidate of the two teams that I think would effect real noticeable change is Palin and she is just the VP nominee.

  4. What amazes me is not the hypocricy of Obama, but the stupidity of those supporting him.

    He has proven himself to be an elitist (by his comments in SanFran),
    He has proven himself to be anti-woman (by his paying female staff less for comparable work),
    He has proven himself unworthy to be Commander-In-Cheif (by his naive statements about Iran, Iraq, the Surge, etc.),
    He has proven himself to be a racist (by attending Pastor Wrights church for over 20-years),
    He has proven himself to be soft on Terrorists (by his associations with Khalidi and Ayers),
    He has proven himself to be a Socialist (by his very own comments to Joe-the-Plumber),

    Apparently, the word “CHANGE” dumbs one down enough to overlook a whole lot of ugliness!


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