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Our First Female President?
American Thinker ^ | June 05, 2009 | Ralph Alter

Posted on 06/05/2009 12:15:42 AM PDT by neverdem

In the same sense that Toni Morrison claimed Bill Clinton was our first black president, Barack Obama could be thought of as another groundbreaker: our first female president. He displays every trope of femininity more than any female "who could ever be elected in our children's lifetime" (to borrow Morrison's phrase about Clinton).


Obama's feminine side may have developed in tandem with our cultural shift from an industrial to a knowledge economy as suggested by BizzyWomen.com :

"Men are less suited than women to the knowledge economy, which rewards supposedly female traits such as sensitivity, intuition, and a willingness to collaborate," reports Peter Coy in Business Week. "Men have tended to do better in the hierarchies, following orders and relying on positional power."

Obama is filled with sensitivity (one might even say, empathy), he would rather talk than fight, is highly (yet selectively) compassionate and to top it all off, he has a finely tuned sense of fashion.  B.O. attempts to collaborate with Europeans, South Americans, Muslims and nearly everyone except the citizens of red state America.  Oh, and his position onMs cover abortion and women's rights is nearly identical to that of the Choicers at NARAL and NOWMs. Magazine felt so simpatico with B.O. that he was featured on their special Inaugural issue cover, ripping open his shirt to expose his "This is What a Feminist Looks Like" T-shirt.   While the cover was somewhat controversial for the magazine, the editor pointed out that (Obama) purportedly told them: "I am a feminist." According to Ms., Obama "ran on the strongest platform for women's rights of any major party in American history." 

In addition, Obama has surrounded himself with women in most important security and foreign policy positions in his administration.  While some might choose to describe BO as our first metrosexual President, the clincher is that, consistent with all outward appearances, the Obama administration fights like a girl.

The Axis of Evil has certainly picked up on this.  Not a week goes by without Kim Jong-Il or Iran's Ahmadinejad or  some other pipsqueak tin-pot wannabe figuratively bitch-slapping   the POTUS.  Every week another news story features another fascist thug playing the role of Moe from the Three Stooges to Obama's Shemp .

Last week Little Kim East and the Mighty Mahmoud were like tag-team midget wrestlers ganging up on the sputtering Obie One.  First Korea's Crackpot in Chief set off a nuclear   fireworks display smack dab in the middle of our Memorial Day Weekend.  Meanwhile, Ahmedinejad  continued demanding apologies from Obama for imagined American offenses against the Iranians while announcing that the Persian nuclear program is a fait accompli. Yesterday in Cairo, Obama compliantly apologized to Iran for thew ovcerthrow of Mossadegh. Then the 12th-Imam-stepper challenged Obama to a debate at the U.N.  Inquiring minds want to know:  would a  teleprompter be allowed at the debate?

Down South, Raul and Fidel Castro played their own brand of good cop/bad cop   on our Dear Sensitive Leader, while their fellow Latin-American banana-republicans took turns exhorting President BO to join the Great Marxist Books Club and channeling Dennis Miller's rants of yore with mucho hammering of America. 

Obama's response to all the extra-curricular Axis of Evil activity and Gringo-Go-Homerism?  "Just words".  With the arsenal of the world's sole remaining superpower  available to him, Obama sounds more like the U.N. Secretary General scrambling for the best euphemism to downplay each situation than a serious statesman with the greatest military and economic might on the planet to back him up. No matter what other qualities our belligerent enemies might have, they are definitely men of action.  And regardless of our neophyte President's desire to chat and make friends, the leaders of North Korea, Syria, Iran and Cuba remain our enemies.  No matter how many "stern warnings" and U.N. resolutions you can cook up with the gals down at the U.N. coffee klatch, these busy thugs will keep upping the ante precisely until action is taken against them.

Unfortunately, any meaningful action by this administration is highly unlikely, as Obama understands that many Democratic and independent voters, especially women, were eager to move from hard-power locker-room tactics to a soft-power sewing circle approach. Less towel-snapping and more towel color coordinating, less steroids and more sensitivity. 

Maureen Dowd was nearly giddy here as she noticed that, in a debate with Hillary Clinton:

Obama tapped into his inner chick and turned the other cheek. (Ibid)

Don't hold your breath waiting for our Apologist-in-Chief to do anything more than talk nice and try to make friends with the dark forces on our planet that wish us only harm.

I'm just grateful that Obama had the good sense to bow to the Saudi King   at the G20 summit in London. At least he didn't curtsey.

Ralph Alter blogs at Right on Target 


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bho44; womanpresident

1 posted on 06/05/2009 12:15:42 AM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem

In a kind of girly man way, yes.


2 posted on 06/05/2009 12:18:17 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (The University of Notre Dame's motto: "Kill our unborn children? YES WE CAN!")
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To: neverdem
I'm just grateful that Obama had the good sense to bow to the Saudi King at the G20 summit in London. At least he didn't curtsey.

It looked like a Monica move to me.

3 posted on 06/05/2009 12:18:58 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (The University of Notre Dame's motto: "Kill our unborn children? YES WE CAN!")
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To: neverdem

So it would seem that the Empty Suit wants to be both Juan and Eva, and is pullng both off pretty well. God help us all.


4 posted on 06/05/2009 12:21:04 AM PDT by Category Four (Joy, Fun, the Joke Proper, and Flippancy ... Flippancy is the best of all.)
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To: neverdem

Silly me, I thought this was thread about Sarah....


5 posted on 06/05/2009 12:21:46 AM PDT by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: newfreep

“Silly me, I thought this was thread about Sarah....”

I thought it was about Liz Cheney....


6 posted on 06/05/2009 12:25:15 AM PDT by Kent C
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To: neverdem
Zero - the opposite of Survivor: Guatemala winner Danni Boatwright.

"I have a lot of guy qualities.I mean, some of my friends say I'm like six inches away from being a guy [laughs]. They say, 'You're more of a man than I ever thought I'd be."


7 posted on 06/05/2009 12:56:41 AM PDT by JillValentine (Being a feminist is all about being a victim. Being an armed woman is all about not being a victim.)
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To: JillValentine
"I have a lot of guy qualities.I mean, some of my friends say I'm like six inches away from being a guy [laughs]. They say, 'You're more of a man than I ever thought I'd be."

This looks like a job for the transgender police. Obviously she he's been oppressed. Quick, get the hormone injectors ready! Fire up the mastectomy machine! We're wheeling her in!

8 posted on 06/05/2009 1:12:07 AM PDT by csense
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To: neverdem

What a load of sexist nonsense! (Yes and I dont use THAT word usually either).

In the first place, I find the contention that all these alleged empathic “traits” are exclusive to women highly unconvincing. There are plenty of sensitive, thoughtfull men; there are plenty of highly assertive, aggressive women.
Real feminists should be trying to bring people together. Should be trying to make society “gender-blind”. (Of course, typical liberal feminists do nothing of the kind. They spend all their time telling everyone how wonderful women are and how lousy men are. In other words, far from wanting equality, they are just batting for their side.)

Besides, is having a female president neccesarily a bad thing anyway? Surely the nation should be electing representatives based on substantive things like, oh, their intelligence, knowledge base, diplomatic skills, morality, that kind of thing - not the nature of their reproductive organs.


9 posted on 06/05/2009 1:13:17 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: neverdem

first muslim

first terrorist supporter

first incapable of stringing 5 words together cojently without 4 takes & a teleprompter

first to be endorsed by the Russian government.

first to be endorsed by Castro

first to have a homie-handshake with Chavez

first openly pro-abortion

first without a US birth certificate

first shot fired in WW3


10 posted on 06/05/2009 1:16:55 AM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out (click my name)
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To: neverdem

The modernist-medieval horror face of progressism: enhanced sex pleasure as the soddomized gets more in pain.

PEACE REWARDS FOR SCUMBAG BEHAVIORS, and refugee status for Obambi’s like, homos, muslims and communist scums the world wants not, all dumped in US of A courtesy of Eleanor Roosevelt.


Obama is filled with sensitivity (one might even say, empathy), he would rather talk than fight, is highly (yet selectively) compassionate and to top it all off, he has a finely tuned sense of fashion.  B.O. attempts to collaborate with Europeans, South Americans, Muslims and nearly everyone except the citizens of red state America.  Oh, and his position on abortion and women’


11 posted on 06/05/2009 1:16:57 AM PDT by JudgemAll (control freaks, their world & their problem with my gun and my protecting my private party)
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To: neverdem

Give me a slow-talking, cowboy-strutting Texan over this miserable metrosexual excuse for a President! Kowtowing to muslims and islam.... ugh.


12 posted on 06/05/2009 1:31:01 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Jeff Chandler
Sarah Palin is a much stronger man than B Hussein Obama...

Hell, Michelle O is more of a man than he is!

...No insult to Sarah intended...

13 posted on 06/05/2009 1:32:57 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: neverdem
For some reason Stinky reminds me of an old B Sab song.

All Moving Parts Stand Still

Says he is a woman
I should have seen it coming
And she's saying she's married to a clown 

Thank You Satan 1:50

14 posted on 06/05/2009 1:38:33 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist (<P><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajsov1M4h50"> Thank You Satan 1:50</a>)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

Obama sure is another bit more refined spoiled Hitler poster boy of the peace and love generation.


15 posted on 06/05/2009 1:38:52 AM PDT by JudgemAll (control freaks, their world & their problem with my gun and my protecting my private party)
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To: Rummyfan

What men we had running the office the last 8 years.

We had a golden opportunity and we allowed the media to destroy the men.

We will never have that many good men in the White House running this government again. Our enemies must be filled with glee the adults have left the stage.


16 posted on 06/05/2009 2:11:58 AM PDT by ClancyJ
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To: Rummyfan
No...she's not a man, either...


17 posted on 06/05/2009 3:33:10 AM PDT by rlmorel ("The Road to Serfdom" by F.A.Hayek - Read it...today.)
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To: neverdem

The Arab society is a very female unfriendly society (to put it mildly). His overture to the Muslim world along with his gay-coming-out parties hosted in the U.S. embassy of Iraq will help propel us to disaster.


18 posted on 06/05/2009 3:45:26 AM PDT by Stepan12 (Palin & Bolton in 2012)
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To: rlmorel
Once they were as plentiful as the buffalo......


19 posted on 06/05/2009 4:00:26 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Rummyfan

LOL...I forgot that line...I am sure Chekov was looking at him thinking “What is ‘buffalo’?”


20 posted on 06/05/2009 6:42:36 AM PDT by rlmorel ("The Road to Serfdom" by F.A.Hayek - Read it...today.)
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To: Vanders9

My experience indicates that Men, in general, are better “team players” because most men have experience with team sports from an early age. I admit that I’m from an older generation (nearing 50) and that this dynamic is likely to change with girl’s youth soccer, softball and Women’s collegiate athletics.

I wouldn’t surprise me if the average woman entering college today is as likely to have a team sports background as a male.


21 posted on 06/05/2009 6:45:30 AM PDT by Tallguy ("The sh- t's chess, it ain't checkers!" -- Alonzo (Denzel Washington) in "Training Day")
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To: neverdem
I'm just grateful that Obama had the good sense to bow to the Saudi King at the G20 summit in London. At least he didn't curtsey.

Sure looked like a curtsey to me (as I've said elsewhere before)...just watch him bend his right knee as he bows. Not a top-notch finishing school type of curtsey, mind you, but OK for a Chicago slum organizer.
22 posted on 06/05/2009 7:04:22 AM PDT by Moltke
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To: rlmorel

LOL


23 posted on 06/05/2009 7:21:58 AM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: neverdem

Ralph Alter has a great point...(very good article, thanks for posting)

EVERY anti-truth, anti-freedom, anti-individual collectivist or member of any multitude of said divisive collectives would love him because he is their ultimate mirror/puppet/spokesman-woman-metrosexual. He can be all things to all people but he is absolutely NOTHING/ZERO to ANY INDIVIDUAL not connected to his BS, his BO, his web of dividers/deceivers.


24 posted on 06/05/2009 2:01:39 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: neverdem
...is highly (yet selectively) compassionate...

I strongly disagree.

I have yet to see one iota of evidence to suggest any compassion in this man. Every bit of activity he has done has ALWAYS been with the intent of improving HIS OWN position.

25 posted on 06/05/2009 2:05:33 PM PDT by TChris (There is no freedom without the possiblity of failure.)
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To: Vanders9

“Besides, is having a female president neccesarily a bad thing anyway?”

No. As long as she is a female.


26 posted on 06/10/2009 9:02:57 PM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: Rennes Templar

LOL - good point!


27 posted on 06/11/2009 5:37:18 AM PDT by Vanders9
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