Skip to comments.Obama, Romney agree: Admit women to Augusta golf club
Posted on 04/06/2012 3:05:32 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
WASHINGTON, April 5 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama believes women should be allowed to join the all-male Augusta National Golf Club, the White House said on Thursday, adding pressure on the exclusive 80-year-old organization to drop its restrictive policy.
"His personal opinion is that women should be admitted," White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters, saying he had spoken to Obama about the issue, as the prestigious Masters tournament got under way in Augusta, Georgia.
In a rare moment of agreement with Obama, Republican front-runner Mitt Romney, the Democratic president's likely opponent in the Nov. 6 election, said if it were up to him, "of course I'd have women in Augusta."...........
.....Obama's re-election campaign has made no secret of its efforts to court women voters, and his fellow Democrats have sought to depict the Republicans' focus on contraception and abortion as an attack on women's rights.
At a campaign stop in Pennsylvania, Romney took care not to give the Democrats any more ammunition.
"I'm not a member of Augusta. I don't know if I would qualify - my golf game is not that good - but certainly if I were a member and if I could run Augusta, which isn't likely to happen, but of course I'd have women in Augusta. Sure," he said.".....
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This is the guy the GOP-Elites picked for us.
John McCain II.
This ridiculous distraction comes up every year right about when the “Masters” golf tournament takes place. Just one of those items leftists just love to pile on. Frankly Scarlett...
What the Hell is the President of the United States getting involved in this? I am so sick of it. Oh and Romney opening his trap just makes me even more disgusted at the thought of being forced to vote for him....not going to happen. I don’t know how many shots I am going to have to take in order to vote for him.....probably too many and I will be kicked out of the polling place for having an BAC of 100 percent. lol.
Mitt would have the perfect solution, since he’s Mormon. He would just invite dead women, problem solved.
It is normal for Communist to do away with any rights of private association.
The end of America.
So if women are allowed to join at Augusta, would it require renovations to the golf course itself or are there already ladies tees at every hole?
Makes me sad that I will be asked to drag this guy over the finished line in November. He is such a weinie.
“Makes me sad that I will be asked to drag this guy over the finished line in November. He is such a weinie.”
Couldn’t have said it better.
And I work in a male dominated profession....except they're not dominating...they've been great...
My grandaughter thought she was cool playing basketball with the boys..she was good....then the boys all grew 2 feet and gained 25 lbs. She looked in the mirror...and conceded....they'll kill me!!
She's playing girls lacrosse now.
I would describe the 2008 and 2012 elections as ‘fake’ for the most part....you end up with characters from both parties that you couldn’t really agree with.
Of COURSE the two metro’s want to be members ...
Sounds like “I’ve got a bracelet too!”
Makes me sad too...still, as somebody on this board said awhile ago...I would vote for Elmer Fudd over Obama.
“Me Too!” Saintorum.
Mark Levin said that a reporter needs to ask the prez how many women he’s had golfing with him in the 90+ rounds he’s played while president.
Katie Couric crying about women being banned, also. Are men permitted in the Miss U.S.A. or Miss America contests? Didnt think so. How exclusionary! How many whites, asians, or hispanics in the Congressional Black Caucus? None. How exclusionary! How about Curves health club? Women only. How about Spa Lady Fitness Center? Oops,,,women only. Lucille Roberts Health Clubs/Gyms? You guessed it. Exclusionary. Couric or obama complaining about The American News WOMENS Club? Nope. How about the Association For WOMEN Journalists? Not a peep. How about NewsWOMENS Club of New York? You kidding?
I enjoyed and welcomed the refreshingly common-sense points made in your post #10.
“Mark Levin said that a reporter needs to ask the prez how many women hes had golfing with him in the 90+ rounds hes played while president.”
How many black women?
Women are permitted to have female only organizations. Men are not. Thats called equality in America.
This is the kind if campaign crap that makes me sick. 0bama, in his ever feeble attempt to lure women to his side, makes this kind of statement..and our side takes the bait every time. WE HAVE REAL ISSUES for the campaign trail, I could give a rats’ a$$ about golf clubs. Distract, distract, distract...and the media is more than happy to run the agenda.
A dog bites man headline if there ever was one.
....And then there is always girls/women basketball. I root for a women’s college basketball team myself.
Well Mitt’s slime machine will equal Obama’s we have seen that here in FL and the rest of the primary season. Can he share a positive vision that will excite folks? He is not conservative and is incapable thus far of connecting with folks.
I couldn’t give a d@mn either!
Augusta National Golf Club is PRIVATE. Period!
I believe women can play the course as a guest of a member.
The word Golf is supposedly an acronym for gentlemen only ladies forbidden ....
I agree with Mark R.Levin on his AM radio program he gave solid advice. these candidates ought be thinking smart— and ought not get distracted by Obama. They ought turn it on him and ask him how many women he goes golfing with?
The US Army trained us to be cautious about following blood trails. Often they lead to ambush.And MAOBAMA is well skilled at beguiling others and setting false trails to distract.
no conservative here....this is a private club.....
LOL... Please tell me this is a joke. LOL... They're just different sides of the same coin. Romney's skin is white while baracks is black. Their liberal records are identical. They will both say and do anything to convince people that their Marxist pasts are conservative.
Another false flag to distract from the putsch .. prolly hoping they can ignite this into another week’s worth of distraction, now that Trayvon’s a vetted (and dead) SOB.
Only two sets of tees at Augusta. Member’s tees and the Championship tees. BTW women are allowed to play as guests, unlike some others. Pine Valley, near Philadelphia, does not allow females on the property.
One of the great, but forgotten lines from my all time favorite flick.
great....how about some white people in the congressional black caucus now...
Oh NOOOO, that would diminish the ethnic purity of the CBC!
300 guys with a golf course are more important than the deficit and the Constitution? So glad to see where their priorities are.
“So if women are allowed to join at Augusta, would it require renovations to the golf course itself or are there already ladies tees at every hole?”
Talk to the pros. The normal tees are the ladies tees.
I don't drink hard liquor but I will on Nov 6th 2012 if our candidate is Romney. I can easily vote for him if I'm juiced. In fact I am now looking for a designated driver.
It's a little different this year. Augusta National traditionally offers a membership to the CEO of IBM. The new CEO of IBM happens to be a woman.
That was my first thought, as well.
As a woman, I support a business having a right to allow who they want. I don't feel women always have to include men and men don't always have to include women.
As my dad used to say, "Who shives a git?"
Greatest scene ever, and totally improvised.
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