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Book: Women in Obama White House felt excluded and ignored (Dunn & Romer)
Washington Post ^ | September 16, 2011 | Nia-Malika Henderson and Peter Wallsten

Posted on 09/16/2011 3:25:43 PM PDT by Seizethecarp

A new book claims that the Obama White House is a boys’ club marred by rampant infighting that has hindered the administration’s economic policy and left top female advisers feeling excluded from key conversations.

In an excerpt obtained by The Post, a female senior aide to President Obama called the White House a hostile environment for women.

“This place would be in court for a hostile workplace,” former White House communications director Anita Dunn is quoted as saying. “Because it actually fit all of the classic legal requirements for a genuinely hostile workplace to women.”

“I felt like a piece of meat,” Christina Romer, former head of the Council of Economic Advisers, said of one meeting in which Suskind writes she was “boxed out” by Summers.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: dunn; genderbias; misogyny; obama; romer
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This could leave a mark!
1 posted on 09/16/2011 3:25:48 PM PDT by Seizethecarp
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To: Seizethecarp

“You might want to put some ice on that.”


2 posted on 09/16/2011 3:27:11 PM PDT by TexasNative2000 (Jimmy Carter's incompetence + Richard Nixon's paranoia = Barack Obama)
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To: Seizethecarp

I WAS gonna hold my breath until mainstream media reported it.... IT HAS!!!??? Wow!


3 posted on 09/16/2011 3:27:28 PM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: Seizethecarp

Like liberals in Hollywood, Muslims consider woman chattel.


4 posted on 09/16/2011 3:27:41 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Democrats are violent. Prisons are overflowing with democrats convicted of violent crimes.)
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To: Seizethecarp

And the piece of meat Christina Romer felt like? Rump roast. (APPLAUSE!)


5 posted on 09/16/2011 3:27:41 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Seizethecarp

What did they expect...it’s run by a Muslim.


6 posted on 09/16/2011 3:28:09 PM PDT by Marty62 (Marty60)
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To: NoLibZone

Well at least she didn’t get her head chopped off


7 posted on 09/16/2011 3:30:24 PM PDT by funfan
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To: Seizethecarp
“I felt like a piece of meat,” Christina Romer, former head of the Council of Economic Advisers, said of one meeting in which Suskind writes she was “boxed out” by Summers.



Now...is it just me or do you think this lady might have been engaging in a bit of wishful thinking?
8 posted on 09/16/2011 3:30:50 PM PDT by skintight buffoonery
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To: Deb

Christina Roemer is more like a side of beef


9 posted on 09/16/2011 3:31:04 PM PDT by slapshot ("Were not gonna take it anymore" Twisted Sister)
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To: Seizethecarp
This place would be in court for a hostile workplace,...... if only people would stop ass-kissing long enough to do something.
10 posted on 09/16/2011 3:31:24 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Seizethecarp

Stone them!!


11 posted on 09/16/2011 3:31:32 PM PDT by Trailerpark Badass
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To: Seizethecarp

“The president has a real woman problem,”

...and they’re called Valerie Jarrett and Michelle Robinson Obama.


12 posted on 09/16/2011 3:32:20 PM PDT by Meet the New Boss (Obama: "I've created more jobs in soup kitchens than anyone since Jimmy Carter")
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To: Seizethecarp

It is the man hating feminazis versus the metro sexual elitist commies. I hope both sides lose.


13 posted on 09/16/2011 3:32:47 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: Deb

And the piece of meat Christina Romer felt like? Rump roast. (APPLAUSE!)

Well she sure isn't sirloin.

These 0bama twits are some of the best comedians.

14 posted on 09/16/2011 3:33:35 PM PDT by A message
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To: NoLibZone

I’m surprised he doesn’t have them all in Burkas, or at least Hajibs.


15 posted on 09/16/2011 3:33:45 PM PDT by Adams (Fight on!)
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To: Seizethecarp

Doesn’t matter.
It’s all for the cause of collectivism and statism.
The “feminists” (aka as radical leftist women) couldn’t care less as they demonstrated with BJ Clinton.


16 posted on 09/16/2011 3:33:45 PM PDT by Carl LaFong (Experts say experts should be ignored.)
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To: Seizethecarp

Marginalizes the carp out of Valerie Jarrett, doesn’t it? She’s not even mentioned.


17 posted on 09/16/2011 3:33:54 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (So much stress was put on Bush's Fault that it finally let go, magnitude 6)
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To: Seizethecarp
the boys’ club being just Larry and Rahm isn’t really fair.

So the boys' club these ladies are complaining about is two guys? Or maybe three including Barky? Is it really a "club" if it only has two members?

18 posted on 09/16/2011 3:35:50 PM PDT by Meet the New Boss (Obama: "I've created more jobs in soup kitchens than anyone since Jimmy Carter")
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To: slapshot

LOL


19 posted on 09/16/2011 3:37:22 PM PDT by Whitebread
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To: Adams
I’m surprised he doesn’t have them all in Burkas, or at least Hajibs.

After seeing Christina Romer I have to say that I am beginning to appreciate the virtues of fundamentalist Muslim dress codes.
20 posted on 09/16/2011 3:38:00 PM PDT by skintight buffoonery
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To: funfan

.......somehow I don’t see a Sarah Palin type female “whining” about “the boys” being mean to her in a few meetings.............

My daughter is a late twenties CPA in a large corporation and goes toe to toe with “the boys” every day. She appreciates the old adage that “you win some and lose some”...........

Notwithstanding any of the foregoing, “ANYTHING” that causes the dims and Obama trouble and costs them votes hooray, I am all for! The goal is to get the bastards out of power..........


21 posted on 09/16/2011 3:40:54 PM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: Seizethecarp

Ooh! Might be worth buying on Kindle.

Clinton turned the Oval Office into a brothel, Barry turns it into a bathhouse.


22 posted on 09/16/2011 3:41:14 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Run, Sarah, Run! Please!)
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To: Seizethecarp
2008 flashback: "Hillary Clinton, she looked in her element, you know…"


23 posted on 09/16/2011 3:41:21 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Will racist demagogue Andre Carson be censured by the House?)
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To: TexasNative2000
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24 posted on 09/16/2011 3:43:03 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: Deb

...and you’ll be here all week. Try the veal.


25 posted on 09/16/2011 3:45:38 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: NonValueAdded

And thus the LSM says to zero: we made you and we can break you, too.

‘He left the Oval Office a broken president, a broken man.’


26 posted on 09/16/2011 3:45:55 PM PDT by txhurl (Did you want to talk or fish?)
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To: Cen-Tejas

I guess being a man you don’t see what is clearly being spelled out here. Barry is gay, Rahm is gay and Larry Summers obviously stumbled into the closet. It’s not really that difficult to read between the lines.

Would you really like this story to be suppressed because you have two daughters who somehow - I’m not really sure how - fit into this White House tale?


28 posted on 09/16/2011 3:46:27 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Run, Sarah, Run! Please!)
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To: Seizethecarp

“hostile workplace”

WTF is that?


29 posted on 09/16/2011 3:50:04 PM PDT by karnage
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To: NonValueAdded
“Marginalizes the carp out of Valerie Jarrett, doesn’t it? She’s not even mentioned.”

I regard Obama as a sock-puppet for Jarrett, so it is alpha female Jarrett (who is the key player in the “upstairs” ruling clique) who is actually doing nothing to “empower women” in the WH.

Dunn (wife of Obama's personal eligibility attorney) is denying the quotes attributed to her but it is surprising to see this disgruntled backbiting from these influential women who are now kicking Obama when he is down. Are they also having buyer's remorse that they didn't go for Hillary and are now trying to grease the skids for Obama to be persuaded to withdraw for the 2012 election?

30 posted on 09/16/2011 3:53:23 PM PDT by Seizethecarp
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To: skintight buffoonery

yo beat me to it!


31 posted on 09/16/2011 3:53:34 PM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: Seizethecarp

It does have the feel of a boys club. I’ve never seen a photo of Barry playing golf or basketball with a woman in the group.


32 posted on 09/16/2011 3:55:48 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: RichInOC

But don’t get the fish!! thank you...


33 posted on 09/16/2011 3:56:46 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: miss marmelstein

......uh.......”suppressed?”.............”two” daughters?”..........”gay’s?”..........”closet?”..........”being a man?”...............

your right about one thing, I have no clue what you are trying to say...........do you?


34 posted on 09/16/2011 3:58:33 PM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: skintight buffoonery
“I felt like a piece of meat,”

Biden's a zombie. He really actually did want her for her braaaaaains but she misread the signals.

35 posted on 09/16/2011 3:59:19 PM PDT by Tribune7 (If you demand perfection you will wind up with leftist Democrats)
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To: Seizethecarp

Remind me again why Women, Generationally-indentured Blacks and Jews vote for Democrats?

*Shakes Head, Walks Away*

(And don’t get all riled up; I’m two of the three...)


36 posted on 09/16/2011 4:01:21 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Seizethecarp

A bisexual Malignant Narcissist has a problem with women?

Really??

You could knock me over with a feather.


37 posted on 09/16/2011 4:01:40 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: Tribune7

Personally I find it easier to believe that Jarrett and Miz First Lady run the show, but no one can complain about that without insinuating that Zero cannot function on his own.


38 posted on 09/16/2011 4:02:43 PM PDT by SusaninOhio
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To: Seizethecarp

Somehow, I don’t think a Sarah Palin or a Michele Bachman would have had this problem, handling the likes of Larry Summers (who is a pretty obnoxious individual, but still can be bull-dozed - see his frequent apologies). Even Hillary could have done it.

Romer and Dunn just weren’t up to the task


39 posted on 09/16/2011 4:07:42 PM PDT by BusterBear
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To: slapshot

That was really funny. LOL


40 posted on 09/16/2011 4:11:38 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: SusaninOhio

This is just a little ground work preparation for Hillary 2012.


41 posted on 09/16/2011 4:14:10 PM PDT by aimhigh
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To: Seizethecarp

wuddayaspect in the highest bathhouse in the land.


42 posted on 09/16/2011 4:17:41 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (...then they came for the guitars, and we kicked their sorry faggot asses into the dust)
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To: SusaninOhio

“I take a few monthis off and you let this stuff happen?”...........David Axelrod.


43 posted on 09/16/2011 4:19:05 PM PDT by AGreatPer (Obama has NEVER given a speech where he did not lie!!!)
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To: the invisib1e hand
wuddayaspect in the highest bathhouse in the land

44 posted on 09/16/2011 4:26:15 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Your father owes you an apology.


45 posted on 09/16/2011 4:26:33 PM PDT by BenKenobi (Honkeys for Herman! “10 percent is enough for God; 9 percent is enough for government")
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To: Seizethecarp

Well, what do you expect when you work in Islamic-oriented organization?


46 posted on 09/16/2011 4:29:13 PM PDT by paudio (The 0bama Downgrade Part Two (a possible sequel to the current horror movie))
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To: Seizethecarp
“The president has a real woman problem,”

No sh&t Sherlock. We knew that years ago. Hillary found out the hard way.

47 posted on 09/16/2011 4:29:27 PM PDT by NoGrayZone ("Islamophobia: The irrational fear of being beheaded." Andrew Klavan of PJTV)
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To: Marty62; funfan; Trailerpark Badass; Adams; Fantasywriter; paudio

Are you suggesting that there might be an ISLAMIC connection with this phenomenon?

Bingo!

Here’s a little something that might explain a lot about Obambi (Deer Leeder) and his relationship with women... and such... (if you can stand it):

“Ann Barnhardt ‘Islamic Sexuality: A Survey of Evil’ Part 2 of 4” (You Tube)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mZPIbz-n_c

If you have the time, watch all 4 parts of her lecture.
This woman is a hoot, and pulls no punches on the ROP!
Were I young and single again, I’d be in love!


48 posted on 09/16/2011 4:50:18 PM PDT by George Varnum (Liberty, like our Forefather's Flintlock Musket, must be kept clean, oiled, and READY!)
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To: George Varnum
If you have the time, watch all 4 parts of her lecture. This woman is a hoot, and pulls no punches on the ROP! Were I young and single again, I’d be in love!

ALL of her videos are MUST viewing.

49 posted on 09/16/2011 5:01:14 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: George Varnum
If you have the time, watch all 4 parts of her lecture. This woman is a hoot, and pulls no punches on the ROP! Were I young and single again, I’d be in love!

ALL of her videos are MUST viewing.

50 posted on 09/16/2011 5:01:41 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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