Is John McCain really this clueless?

Wow. While this clip is totally astonishing in it’s own right, there is this even more amazing article from 2007 where McCain wasn’t sure if contraceptives helped reduce the spread of STD’s. At least for us dudes it’s good to know that if we have a ding dong disfunction, McCain doesn’t want us to pay out of pocket. On the other hand, if you’re a woman and you’d like birth control, you gotta pay up. I wonder how these kinds of policy positions would change if men were the ones to bear children?

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4 thoughts on “Is John McCain really this clueless?

  1. oh wow. the last time i felt that uncomfortable was when they cut off marketa’s (once/swell season) mic when she wanted to gave a thank you speech at the academy awards.

    did anyone notice how many linked videos of the same thing there were on the bottom of the screen when the video ended?

  2. The argument as I understand it is that it is unfair that Viagra is covered by health insurance but birth control is not. What I see as unfair is forcing insurance companies to cover a drug that doesn’t actually correct a health problem.

  3. Keegan, if you had your way, then pain medication would also not be covered since it doesn’t actually correct health problems, but only stems their effects. Maybe a woman commenter can vouch for me here, but many woman take birth control not just for it’s contraceptive value. Birth control, in some cases, can be used to manage pain and diminish severe cramping.

  4. Wow. Ugh. I don’t know what I’m going to do if he becomes president. Birth control is prescribed for a number of things other than contraception, but I would love to see how health insurance companies would trip over themselves to cover it if men held the primary responsibility in preventing conception or, god forbid, giving birth.

    Off my soapbox now. I’m really glad CNN covered this.

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