Skip to comments.Obama believes women should be admitted to Augusta
Posted on 04/05/2012 9:35:04 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
WASHINGTON (AP) - A White House spokesman says President Barack Obama believes women should be admitted as members to the all-male Augusta National, home of the Masters golf tournament.
White House press secretary Jay Carney says Obama's "personal opinion is that women should be admitted" to the golf club.
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More war on women crap?
Obama is a very shallow thinker.
...............says Obama’s “personal opinion is that women should be admitted” to the golf club......................
Can’t this Boob just shut-up.
Who cares what Zer0 thinks?
Is there anything this narcissistic waste of space doesn’t feel the need to weigh in on?
I have no problem with it, they can caddy just as good as the guys can......
great! then I want to play in the LPGA!
I bet I can out-drive most of them
I think Obama should be admitted to a 6x6 cell.
We don’t care what you think Obama, now STFU.
WTF? Has the president commented on the dead border patrol agent, shot in the Fast & Furious probe?
Hey Zero, Augusta is a private club. They can do whatever the hell they want.
He NEEDS the woman’s vote. Its that simple.
Slip ‘blacks’ in for ‘women’ on the comments here—and FR has embarrassed itself again.
There should be 18 women admitted, wearing bikinis and selling beer at each hole.
This is a more serious blasphemy than attacking the Supreme Court.
It’s cuz they won’t let Obama in as a male.
Yes, as soon as the he and his Muslim friends allow women into his and their mosques! Or, Christians to have churches in Muslim countries.
EXCUSE my French, but who gives a $#!¡ what he “thinks”? Most Americans want him to shut up and get the hell out of their lives. He knows so little about real life, it is astounding.
Seriously, I recall the media talking about how George H.W. Bush was out of touch because he wasn’t familiar with bar codes or the price of milk or some crap like that....my observation is that BIG EARS is even more elitist and smug than any Republican.
Just as soon as a handicapped, white grandmother is welcomed into the Harlem Globetrotters.
Obama is once again using he dictatorial powers to force a private company to change a policy.
The leaders of Augusta should hold their ground and have a press conference announcing that they will it give in to Obama’s demands on this issue.
Well, white folks should be allowed to be members of the CBC, as long as we are going to accept that there should be no discrimination based on sex, color, race, or creed.
I DO NOT want to hear what the manchild pantload thinks...
See post 27
I also believe the Catholic Church should elect me Pope just to demonstrate their tolerance and diversity. Why shouldn’t I get a turn to wear one of those funky hats and carry that cool looking staff? < / sarcasm >
A wag the dog statement. Last night it was reported Augusta National might be extending an invitation to a woman. I think ( but cannot swear ) she is the CEO of IBM. Neither party responded when asked.
Please explain what is wrong with something that asks no money from the government wanting to be just for men? For bonus points,, explain why someone should be forced to associate with someone they don’t want to.
And ill just say it, men form such groups, formally and informally, to escape the endless stress women bring into social settings. Can men never escape? Even in a private group?
You demanding forced association in private groups,,, that’s the embarrassment.
Why - are there no black members at Augusta?
And why would a women want to be a member of a PRIVATE all-male club?
Yeah, what were those blacks doing—wanting to be served at a private lunch counter?
Obama apparently wants to inject gender politics into the Masters, because...uh...there is just so much he can teach us about stuff.
And also because he can't stand not being "on."
Exactly, who gives a rats a$$ what this a$$hat thinks?
Why would a black be wanting to be a member of a private all-white club?
They were wanting to be served at a public business. Augusta is not a public accommodation, no matter how much u stamp your feet. If 10 of my friends and I form a golf club, own the course, and have a tournament,,, we can invite or exclude anyone we please. Think of it as a christmas party at your house. Nobody has a right if you don’t want them.
You should get your low-T medicated.
So I guess it would be okay if Augusta had continued to exclude blacks as a policy.
Who was the woman who tried to crash the Masters’ a few years ago? I remember El Rushbo had a lot of fun with that.
Anyway, the Anointed One’s arrogance knows no bounds.
Augusta is not an all-white club. The first black member joined in 1990. It is an invitation-only club, so it simply took until a black was in the circle of friends of the current members for one to be invited.
It does classify itself as a 'single genger' club, however. So, males only. And, even thought they call the annual membership low (<$10,000 annually), the members are typically very, very rich.
The membership list, updated as of 2004, is here.
Legally, they would be fine. Same as you,, excluding anyone you please from your bridge club.
But are you actually arguing that no private, males only, social clubs should exist? Do you feel that christian clubs should be forced to open membership to athiests? The Catholic preisthood to women?
Tell us wise one, where is the line?
Is the Black Caucus about those elected officials who are black, or those who represent black people?
That’s right, but I believe you are wrong if you believe it wasn’t previously anti-black by policy. That was quite uniformly the way of the South.
My point was that for the likes of you it sounds as if excluding blacks as a policy would be fine—since you’ve no greater defense for the anti-female policy.
I suppose you’d be okay with our GOP nominee belonging to a church that still forbid blacks from the ministry—as Romney’s did until 1978?
But, it is not specifically 'white-only' presently as you implied.
I never mentioned blacks, you did locoweed. I think women should be excluded from Augusta. I bet rich black men want to have some wholesome male comraderie, and escape the female BS sometimes too!
That wasn’t my implication, I suggest you sharpen your reading skills.
A White House spokesman has just clarified the president’s statement: “President Obama did not actually mean ‘women’ women, rather he meant girly-men much like himself.”
I find this comment intriguing. Segregation in the South was uniform only in the middle and upper classes and mainly in the cities. The lower middle class, country folk and poor were integrated.
My mother grew up on a self-suffient farm (poor) in the South, living on the same land as the black share-cropper families that worked the land with her parents, who owned the farm. The share-croppers' kids were were main friends outside her siblings. A share-cropper's daughter was her best friend growing up. The share-croppers' wives and older daughters were her babysitters. The families ate Sunday dinner together after church every week.
And this life was common in that part of Texas at the time.
Please don't paint with such a broad brush. I am tired of being called racist because I was born and raised in Texas.