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Obama, Romney agree: Admit women to Augusta golf club
Yahoo ^ | April 5, 2012 | Matt Spetalnick - Reuters

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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KEYWORDS: 2012; golf; pandering; politics
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"Me too!" Mitt.

This is the guy the GOP-Elites picked for us.

John McCain II.

1 posted on 04/06/2012 3:05:42 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

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...


2 posted on 04/06/2012 3:09:02 AM PDT by wita
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

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.


3 posted on 04/06/2012 3:13:34 AM PDT by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Mitt would have the perfect solution, since he’s Mormon. He would just invite dead women, problem solved.


4 posted on 04/06/2012 3:14:18 AM PDT by Sporke (USS-Iowa BB-61)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

It is normal for Communist to do away with any rights of private association.
The end of America.


5 posted on 04/06/2012 3:14:29 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

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?


6 posted on 04/06/2012 3:15:51 AM PDT by equaviator
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Looks like a lot of people are saying allow them in-I must be old-fashioned and see things much differently of this topic. Of course, Mitt will take a easy path. If they know the company is standing by rules, I'm supporting their decision but if there's evidence they are deliberately being sexist, I may rethink. Can't men have clubs and women have their clubs-why do we all have to be in each other’s activities all of the time. Let the same groups learn from one another. Let men be real men-don’t change them into liberal republicans. hehe.
7 posted on 04/06/2012 3:16:18 AM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Makes me sad that I will be asked to drag this guy over the finished line in November. He is such a weinie.


8 posted on 04/06/2012 3:16:44 AM PDT by vicar7 ("Polls are for strippers and cross-country skiers" Sarah Palin)
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To: vicar7

“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.


9 posted on 04/06/2012 3:20:37 AM PDT by greatvikingone
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
I'm a woman...and really get sick of this cr**. Let the boys have their fun. You've already scr**** them on the smoking and drinking.

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.

10 posted on 04/06/2012 3:22:33 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: greatvikingone

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.


11 posted on 04/06/2012 3:30:22 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Of COURSE the two metro’s want to be members ...


12 posted on 04/06/2012 3:31:42 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Sounds like “I’ve got a bracelet too!”


13 posted on 04/06/2012 3:32:15 AM PDT by Big Giant Head
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To: vicar7

Makes me sad too...still, as somebody on this board said awhile ago...I would vote for Elmer Fudd over Obama.

Romney=Elmer Fudd.


14 posted on 04/06/2012 3:35:58 AM PDT by kjo (+)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“Me Too!” Saintorum.

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/04/05/santorum-favors-female-members-of-augusta-golf-club/


15 posted on 04/06/2012 3:38:56 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

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.


16 posted on 04/06/2012 3:40:51 AM PDT by Carpe Cerevisi
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Katie Couric crying about women being banned, also. Are men permitted in the Miss U.S.A. or Miss America contests? Didn’t 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 WOMEN’S Club? Nope. How about the Association For WOMEN Journalists? Not a peep. How about NewsWOMEN’S Club of New York? You kidding?


17 posted on 04/06/2012 3:44:23 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: Sacajaweau

I enjoyed and welcomed the refreshingly common-sense points made in your post #10.


18 posted on 04/06/2012 3:46:29 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: Carpe Cerevisi

“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.”

How many black women?


19 posted on 04/06/2012 3:47:10 AM PDT by equaviator
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To: Carpe Cerevisi

Women are permitted to have female only organizations. Men are not. Thats called equality in America.


20 posted on 04/06/2012 3:48:29 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

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.


21 posted on 04/06/2012 3:49:40 AM PDT by SueRae (Tale of 2 Towers - First, Isengaard (GOP-e), then, the Tower of Sauron on 11.06.2012)
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To: chessplayer
Don't forget about Man's Country in Chicago...........oh wait, never mind. LOL
22 posted on 04/06/2012 3:49:40 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

23 posted on 04/06/2012 3:49:55 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Obama, Romney agree

A dog bites man headline if there ever was one.

24 posted on 04/06/2012 3:51:41 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (You can be a Romney Republican or you can be a conservative. You can't be both. Pick one.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
What an incredible Cinderella story, this unknown comes outta no where to lead the pack, at Augusta. He's on his final hole, he's about 455 yards away - he's gonna hit about a two-iron I think. Oh he got all of that one! The crowd is standing on its feet here, the normally reserved Augusta crowd - going wild - for this young Cinderella, he's come outta no where, he's got about 350 yards left, he's gonna hit about a five-iron, don't you think? He's got a beautiful backswing - that's - Oh he got all of that one! He's gotta be pleased with that, the crowd is just on its feet here, uh - He's the Cinderella boy, uh - tears in his eyes I guess as he lines up this last shot, he's got about 195 yards left, he's got about a - its looks like he's got about an eight-iron. This crowd has gone deathly silent, the Cinderella story, outta no where, a former greenskeeper now - about to become the Masters champion. It looks like a mirac - It's in the Hole!
25 posted on 04/06/2012 3:57:30 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
I think this place is restricted, Wang, so don't tell em you're jewish
26 posted on 04/06/2012 4:01:40 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Sacajaweau

....And then there is always girls/women basketball. I root for a women’s college basketball team myself.


27 posted on 04/06/2012 4:03:25 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: kjo

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.


28 posted on 04/06/2012 4:06:47 AM PDT by vicar7 ("Polls are for strippers and cross-country skiers" Sarah Palin)
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To: wita

I couldn’t give a d@mn either!

Augusta National Golf Club is PRIVATE. Period!


29 posted on 04/06/2012 4:22:03 AM PDT by poobear
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To: equaviator

I believe women can play the course as a guest of a member.


30 posted on 04/06/2012 4:23:03 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The word Golf is supposedly an acronym for gentlemen only ladies forbidden ....


31 posted on 04/06/2012 4:24:05 AM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

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.


32 posted on 04/06/2012 4:33:36 AM PDT by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: wita
This ridiculous distraction comes up every year right about when the “Masters” golf tournament takes place.

Indeed. WGAS?

33 posted on 04/06/2012 4:38:28 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

no conservative here....this is a private club.....


34 posted on 04/06/2012 4:53:42 AM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
In a rare moment of agreement with Obama, Republican front-runner Mitt Romney,...

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.

35 posted on 04/06/2012 4:54:27 AM PDT by Whats-wrong-with-the-truth (Romney... Just put the (D) behind your name and be done with it.)
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To: FReepers

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.


36 posted on 04/06/2012 4:56:17 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Well I know what I'm going to do in November, the same thing our esteemed Founder is going to do.

NOT VOTING FOR ROMNEY

The GOP is nothing but the somewhat center leaning wing of the Unified Repugna'Rat Party.

SCREW 'EM ALL, the only REAL political change that's going to happen is when the illegal regime overreaches as all tyrannies do, and We The People rise up and show those goons, thugs and thieves exactly where all those guns and ammo have been hidden all these years.

Lawfully, and by the Constitution of course. :)
37 posted on 04/06/2012 4:56:26 AM PDT by mkjessup (0bama squats to pee.)
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To: equaviator

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.


38 posted on 04/06/2012 4:58:38 AM PDT by j_tull ("I may make you feel, but I can't make you think.")
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To: Christie at the beach
Let men be real men

I'll guarandamntee you one thing, any club whose membership depends on being a real man will NEVER in a thousand years admit that little faggot in the White House, see my tagline.
39 posted on 04/06/2012 4:58:41 AM PDT by mkjessup (0bama squats to pee.)
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To: Vaquero

One of the great, but forgotten lines from my all time favorite flick.


40 posted on 04/06/2012 5:00:31 AM PDT by j_tull ("I may make you feel, but I can't make you think.")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

great....how about some white people in the congressional black caucus now...


41 posted on 04/06/2012 5:02:44 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: God luvs America

Oh NOOOO, that would diminish the ethnic purity of the CBC!


42 posted on 04/06/2012 5:13:06 AM PDT by mkjessup (0bama squats to pee.)
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We have de facto 10 percent unemployment and this year's high school and college kids can't find jobs. And we have a story about golf club memberships. What a joke!
43 posted on 04/06/2012 5:29:07 AM PDT by Godwin1
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To: wita

300 guys with a golf course are more important than the deficit and the Constitution? So glad to see where their priorities are.


44 posted on 04/06/2012 5:46:05 AM PDT by EandH Dad (sleeping giants wake up REALLY grumpy)
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To: equaviator

“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.


45 posted on 04/06/2012 5:52:23 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Solyent Pink is Sheeple!!!!)
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To: napscoordinator
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.

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.

46 posted on 04/06/2012 5:54:45 AM PDT by dennisw (A nation of sheep breeds a government of Democrat wolves!)
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To: wita
This ridiculous distraction comes up every year right about when the “Masters” golf tournament takes place.

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.

47 posted on 04/06/2012 6:04:28 AM PDT by Publius Valerius
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To: Big Giant Head
Sounds like “I’ve got a bracelet too!”

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.

48 posted on 04/06/2012 6:12:11 AM PDT by CAluvdubya (I am George! (now all I need is a T-shirt))
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To: Squantos
I'm so glad that there's absolutely nothing of any greater importance going on in the world right now, so that these two frickin' geniuses could weigh in on this incredibly important topic.

As my dad used to say, "Who shives a git?"

49 posted on 04/06/2012 6:34:33 AM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: Vaquero

Greatest scene ever, and totally improvised.


50 posted on 04/06/2012 6:36:04 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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