Michael Crawford

7 More Days

Filed By Michael Crawford | October 28, 2008 12:30 PM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, Politics
Tags: Barack Obama, Democrats, election 2008, gay voters, John McCain, LGBT rights, Sarah Palin

We are down to the wire folks with only seven days until election day. In that seven days we can expect McCain, Palin and the GOP to throw as much slime and diversion as they can muster to try to scare, terrorize and fool voters into voting for them.

We can't let them get away with it. Not this time. Not this year. Not when so much is at stake.


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I know that some of you are just ready for this election to be over. But, we are at a transformative moment in our country's history where we can make a break from the failed politics of fear, hatred and division as practiced by Bush, Cheney, McCain and Palin.

Rather than offer solutions to deal with the financial, healthcare, energy and climate crises we are facing McCain, Palin and their supporters have tried to convince us that Sen. Obama is a closeted Muslim who is BFFs with terrorists, hates America and wants to teach six year olds about sex. None of that is true, of course, but that's what you do when don't have proposals to effectively deal with the challenges facing our country.

On the issue of LGBT civil rights, the differences between Obama and McCain could not be more stark.

As I pointed out in my posts, Gays Won't Let Friends Vote McCain, No Way. No How. No McCain/Palin. and The LGBT Case for Barack Obama:

Barack Obama:

  • supports an inclusive ENDA
  • supports the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Act
  • supports the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell
  • supports the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act
  • opposes state constitutional amendments banning marriage, civil unions and domestic partnerships

John McCain:

  • opposes basic civil rights protections for LGBT Americans
  • supports the ban on openly gay Americans serving in the military
  • opposes gay adoption
  • would appoint Supreme Court justices that would overturn Roe v Wade

In these seven last crucial days, please help get out the vote for Barack Obama.


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Transsexuals are now "born that way" according to liberal science like the fruit fly earmarks that Democrats gave away. If born that way, they will be exempt from reparative therapy. Do you want these deluded she-males in your wife's spa.

Gay people are getting married in California and they may want to honeymoon in YOUR hometown. Do you want Bruce and Ivan sharing the same bed that your daughter and son in law to be will be using in Christian Marriage?

Devout men of God like Kenyan witchhunters are mocked by the far left media like CBS and ABC. A cable network is employing an open Lesbian as host of a news show. What will you say when your 5 year old daughter runs to you and announces "Mommy, I want to be like Rachel Maddow when I gwo up."

Decent, god-fearing, minority lynching America seems to be slipping right out of our hands. But there is till time, you can make a difference.

Vote:
As much as you can under as many times as you can.

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I'm like a kid waiting for his birthday. Only 7 days. Only 7 days...

I have worked harder on this election than on any other election in my life. Up here in Washington, we also have a tight race for governor (incumbent Chris Gregoire is a staunch ally) and several local races that are going to be close; I have never worked so hard in my life, or had so much at stake.

And now something that I never expected has happened: I just got engaged to my girlfriend. My family and many of my friends are in California, so all of a sudden, the fight over Proposition 8 has become intensely personal--whether we get married in Los Angeles, surrounded by several dozen of our loved ones or go up to Canada with only my future mother-in-law, our kids and my brother hangs in the balance. My extended family, who I love with all my heart, cannot afford to travel up to Canada to share our special day.

So here we are, with our wedding plans hanging in the balance, in the hands of millions of people who don't even know us. Not only the most important Presidential Race, but the most important day of our lives is less than a week away. And frankly, I am a nervous wreck.

I have worked harder on this election than on any other election in my life. Up here in Washington, we also have a tight race for governor (incumbent Chris Gregoire is a staunch ally) and several local races that are going to be close; I have never worked so hard in my life, or had so much at stake.

And now something that I never expected has happened: I just got engaged to my girlfriend. My family and many of my friends are in California, so all of a sudden, the fight over Proposition 8 has become intensely personal--whether we get married in Los Angeles, surrounded by several dozen of our loved ones or go up to Canada with only my future mother-in-law, our kids and my brother hangs in the balance. My extended family, who I love with all my heart, cannot afford to travel up to Canada to share our special day.

So here we are, with our wedding plans hanging in the balance, in the hands of millions of people who don't even know us. Not only the most important Presidential Race, but the location of the most important day of our lives will be decided by the election that is less than a week away. And frankly, I am a nervous wreck.