PUMA Politics: Gumby and Equal Pay For Women

Gumby talks a good game but when it comes to delivering, (remember Candidate X and Candidate Y?), he fails again.  He said that he was going to fillabuster FISA and then layed down like a lamb and voted FOR IT.  Once again he has proven that he is all talk and no walk when it comes to women’s issues.

I wish he would stop lying and pandering and just withdraw from this race; because we all know he is not about to become truthful about what he really thinks and what he really wants to do.

According to the Seattle Post Intelligencer OpEd piece:

“Now is the time to keep the promise of equal pay for an equal day’s work,” Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama said Aug. 28 in his convention acceptance speech. He told the crowd in Denver: “I want my daughters to have exactly the same opportunities as your sons.”

Obama’s campaign website is even more specific. Under the heading “Fighting for Pay Equity,” the women’s issues page laments that, “Despite decades of progress, women still make only 77 cents for every dollar a man makes. A recent study estimates it will take another 47 years for women to close the wage gap with men at Fortune 500 corporate offices. Barack Obama believes the government needs to take steps to better enforce the Equal Pay Act…”

Obama’s commitment to federally mandated pay equity stretches from the Rockies to Wall Street and beyond. And yet it seems to have eluded his Senate office. Compensation figures for his legislative staff reveal that Obama pays women just 83 cents for every dollar his men make.


Again, on average, Obama’s female staffers earn just 83 cents for every dollar his male staffers make. This figure certainly exceeds the 77-cent threshold that Obama’s campaign website condemns. However, 83 cents do not equal $1. In spite of this 17-cent gap between Obama’s rhetoric and reality, he chose to chide GOP presidential contender John McCain on this issue.


Obama’s criticism notwithstanding, McCain’s payment patterns are the stuff of feminist dreams.

McCain’s 17 male staffers split $916,914, thus averaging $53,936. His 25 female employees divided $1,396,958 and averaged $55,878.

On average, according to these data, women in John McCain’s office make $1.04 for every dollar a man makes. In fact, all other things being equal, a typical female staffer could earn 21 cents more per dollar paid to her male counterpart — while adding $10,726 to her annual income — by leaving Barack Obama’s office and going to work for John McCain.


In short, these statistics suggest that John McCain is more than fair with his female employees, while Barack Obama — at the expense of the women who work for him — quietly perpetuates the very same pay-equity divide that he loudly denounces. Of all people, the Democratic standard bearer should understand that equal pay begins at home.

Now tell me, who is being an Old Style Washington Politician?

7 Responses to “PUMA Politics: Gumby and Equal Pay For Women”
  1. Mary Ellen says:

    Obama doesn’t have a sincere bone in his skinny body. The man is a number one fraud and how he managed to bamboozle his supporters is beyond me.

    I just got a letter from Obama asking for money for his campaign. You might want to read my reply on my blog…Blue Clue’s style. Oh…and there’s a nice little mention of P.U.M.A. at the end that I think you’ll like. Enjoy. 😉

  2. shampoovta says:

    You know a lot of things are going to change after this election and not the way Obama thought.

    Palin vs Hillary 2012!

  3. Just Bill says:

    I am SO glad that people are finally getting this guy. I was beginning to feel like I was in Alice in Wonderland. Republicans are probably never going to agree with all feminist positions, but they are ready willing and able to recognize merit no matter where it comes from.
    Thanks for your honesty.

  4. he got caught with his pants down when mac picked palin…that is the ultimate sign of respect to women — putting a woman ON YOUR TICKET – obama will never regain respect of women cuz he has none FOR women…

    check out our splash page @ http://www.hireheels.com today

    the theme: “treat her like a lady”…


    – another chick who will never vote for obama

  5. diamondtiger says:

    ALOHA Princess!!!

    I just love that song!

    Oh yeah, I was waiting patiently for him to pick Palin. There was so much talk and hype about “the boys” on the short list, I was thinking that it was a decoy, but then I wouldn’t know, not being a republican…LOL. I was delighted and thrilled that he chose Palin – always thought Johnny Mac was more secure than Gumby – guess we know he is!

  6. c j says:

    Obama has only one motive for becoming our president , that is to RUN this counrty into the ground for an easy TAKE-OVER!!!! This WILL be proven over time if he becomes president!!! Lets get to the issues that how everything that he is about that is negitive is UNTOUCHABLE!!!!!! Friends that are VERY questionable,and there are MANY!!! Hateful church leaders that he’s known 20 years!!!! Relatives that cannot be contacted , by means of Obama himself!!! Biz associates that are VERY SHADY to say the least!!!! And don’t even get me started about his LOVING wife ,,, for crying out loud , she had to go into traing just to learn how to SMILE!!!!! Yes there IS and only one reasod that he is here and that is a TAKEOVER (PERHAPS ISLAM?)

  7. c j says:

    this is the opinion of a LADY fROM THE NYTIMES

    Published: September 13, 2008
    Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times
    Maureen Dowd

    I’ve been in Alaska only a week, but I’m already feeling ever so much smarter about Russia.

    I can’t quite see it from my hotel window, but, hey, I know it’s out there somewhere, beyond all the stuffed bears and cruise ships and glaciers and oil derricks.

    The proximity of the country from which William Seward bartered to buy Alaska for $7 million — Seward’s icebox — is so illuminating that I suddenly realize that we would commit a grave error by overestimating Russia’s economic strength. After all, it represents only 2.8 percent of the world’s G.D.P., even though its gross domestic product has ballooned from $200 billion in 1999 to $1.7 trillion this year.

    But I overanalyze.

    An Arctic blast of action has swept into the 2008 race, making thinking passé. We don’t really need to hurt our brains studying the world; we just need the world to know we’re capable of bringing a world of hurt to the world if the world continues to be hell-bent on misbehaving.

    Two weeks after being thrown onto a national ticket, and moments after being speed-briefed by McCain foreign-policy advisers, our new Napoleon in bunny boots (not the Pamela Anderson kind, but the knock-offs of the U.S. Army Extreme Cold Weather Vapor Barrier Boots) is ready to face down the Russkies and start a land war over Georgia, and, holy cow, what business is it of ours if Israel attacks Iran?

    The trigger-happy John McCain has indeed found a soul mate. Trigger squared. In Fairbanks on Thursday, at a deployment ceremony for her son who is going to Iraq, Governor Palin followed the lead of McCain and W. in fusing Osama bin Laden’s diabolical work on 9/11 and the mission in Iraq. She told the departing troops, “You’ll be there to defend the innocent from the enemies who planned and carried out and rejoiced in the deaths of thousands of Americans.”

    Asked by Charlie Gibson what insight into Russian actions her Alaskan proximity gave her, Sarah blithely replied: “They’re our next-door neighbors. And you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska.”

    Being a next-door neighbor is not quite enough, though. If Sarah had been reading about the world she feels so confident about leading rather than just parroting by rote what Randy Scheunemann and the neocons around McCain drilled into her last week — Drill, baby, drill! — she might have realized that as heinous as Russia’s behavior toward Georgia was, it was not completely unprovoked. The State Department has let it be known that it warned McCain’s friend, Misha, the hotheaded president of Georgia, not to send troops in to crush the rebellion in two breakaway states.

    And she might not have had to clench her jaw and play for time when Gibson raised the Bush doctrine, the wacko preemption philosophy that so utterly changed the world.

    The really scary part of the Palin interview was how much she seemed like W. in 2000, and not just the way she pronounced nu-cue-lar. She had the same flimsy but tenacious adeptness at saying nothing, the same generalities and platitudes, the same restrained resentment at being pressed to be specific, as though specific is the province of silly eggheads, not people who clear brush at the ranch or shoot moose on the tundra.

    Just as W. once could not name the General-General running Pakistan, so Palin took a position on Pakistan that McCain had derided as naïve when Obama took it.

    “We must not, Charlie, blink, Charlie, because, Charlie, as I’ve said, Charlie, before, John McCain has said, Charlie, that — and remember here, Charlie, we’re talking about John McCain, Charlie, who, Charlie, is John McCain and I won’t be blinking, Charlie.”

    She tried to finesse her previous church comments about Iraq, asking worshipers to pray “that there is a plan, and that plan is God’s plan.” Earnestly repeating after her tutors, she said she had meant to echo Abraham Lincoln, that in war we must pray that we are on God’s side rather than that he is on ours. But her original comments sounded more W. than Abe — taking your policy and ideology and giving it the hallowed mantle of a mission from God.

    Sarah has single-handedly ushered out the “Sex and the City” era, and made the sexy new model for America a retro one — the glamorous Pioneer Woman, packing a gun, a baby and a Bible.

    Her explosion onto the scene made Obama seem even more like a windy, wispy egghead. Like W., Sarah has the power of positive unthinking. But now we may want to think about where ignorance and pride and no self-doubt has gotten us. Being quick on the trigger might be good in moose hunting, but in dealing with Putin, a little knowledge might come in handy.

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