Obama Speechwriter Wendy Button Says, “So Long, Democrats”

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From The Daily Beast: Former Obama speechwriter: Why I’m voting for McCain

Some pertinent excerpts:

Not only has this party belittled working people in this campaign, it has also been part of tearing down two female candidates.

The party I believed in wouldn’t look down on working people under any circumstance. And Joe the Plumber is right. This is the absolutely worst time to raise taxes on anyone: the rich, the middle class, the poor, small businesses and corporations.

I can no longer justify what this party has done and can’t dismiss the treatment of women and working people as just part of the new kind of politics. It’s wrong and someone has to say that. And also say that the Democratic Party’s talking points—that Senator John McCain is just four more years of the same and that he’s President Bush—are now just hooker lines that fit a very effective and perhaps wave-winning political argument…doesn’t mean they’re true. After all, he is the only one who’s worked in a bipartisan way on big challenges.

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