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The Nation: Condoleezza Rice Is Wrong Kind of Female to Break Gender Barrier at Augusta National
Reason ^ | 08/21/2012 | Matt Welch

Posted on 08/21/2012 2:08:26 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Not photoshopped, I swearThe Nation magazine used to think that getting the Augusta National Golf Club (that atavistic private institution in Georgia that hosts the prestigious Masters tournament each year) to open its membership to women was at least a moderately big deal. In 2002, Eric Alterman in those pages ridiculed what he called were the club's "Cro-Magnon men-only admissions policies," the controversies over which were "aptly described by the Toronto Star's Antonia Zerbisias as 'a dust-up over how a rich white man's club won't let rich white women join, and how CBS still plans to showcase the course when it hosts the Masters, a tournament starring Tiger Woods who, as a black man, should know better than to play at a place which discriminates.'"

In 2004 column asking "Where Are the Jocks for Justice?", indefatigable L.A. lefties Peter Dreier and Kelly Candaele bemoaned that Tiger Woods "remained on the sidelines during the 2002 controversy." A 2007 piece by Zach Marks hailed Augusta-petitioner Martha Burk as one of several prominent "Women Leaders."

So how did the progressive mag react to the news that Augusta finally broke open its gender barrier by admitting former secretary of the state Condoleezza Rice, along with 80-year-old "South Carolina financier and philanthropist" Darla Moore? By having sportswriter Dave Zirin declare that the occasion is "Nothing to Celebrate." Excerpt:

Rice and Moore are not twenty-first-century Jackie Robinsons, and their acceptance into this bastion of exclusion has nothing to do with women's liberation and is utterly disconnected from the reality of daily life for millions of American women.

Condi Rice as a symbol of female power? Only if by power, we mean the power to put thousands of Iraqi women in graves all in the name of a war based on lies that she actively promoted. [...]

In a sane world, Rice would be awaiting trial at the Hague. Instead, she gets to play golf at a club that, incidentally, didn't allow African-Americans until 1990.

As for Darla Moore, she is a banking billionaire who lives on a South Carolina plantation that's been in her family for seven generations. She is a longtime friend of the Bush family as well as of [former Augusta president] Hootie Johnson. [...]

I'm sure it's tempting to look at today as an advance for women in sports. But it's very difficult think that today's national celebration of a multi-billionaire and a war criminal has anything to do with women's liberation.

So glass ceilings only truly get broken by ladies who have the right kind of politics. Duly noted, white man!

In related news, Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello last week attempted to revoke the Rage-fandom privilege of Republican vice presidential pick Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) on grounds that Ryan couldn't possibly understand such important lyrical messages as calling on "the people to seize the means of production."


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: augusta; condirice; georgia; thenation

1 posted on 08/21/2012 2:08:35 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Why, because she’s black?

That’s so racist of “The Nation”.


2 posted on 08/21/2012 2:11:33 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: SeekAndFind

I think Erin Andrews is the right kind of girl.

I would even let her join my “He man, women haters club”.


3 posted on 08/21/2012 2:13:22 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: AFreeBird

No, because she is conservative.
They wanted a typical liberal skank instead. One that would more represent their values, some pathetic soul like debbie wasserman schultz.


4 posted on 08/21/2012 2:14:11 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: SeekAndFind

I thought Augusta handled this perfectly. They brought in two so nobody had the pressure of being “the first” plus they did this months after The Masters so it looked like a decision made with careful consideration and not caving to political pressure.

The fact that liberals are unhappy with the announcement is all the proof you need that they did it the right way.


5 posted on 08/21/2012 2:14:32 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: AFreeBird

Probably because she isn’t a man-hating, bra-burning, bull dyke who will turn everything into an anti-man tirade. Rice would probably just go there to play some golf. “The Nation” wants an annoying activist who can disrupt the club from the inside.


6 posted on 08/21/2012 2:17:24 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: SeekAndFind
along with 80-year-old "South Carolina financier and philanthropist" Darla Moore

80?? Not! click pic for bio.

more pics at google

7 posted on 08/21/2012 2:18:10 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: SeekAndFind

We can golfs now?...............

8 posted on 08/21/2012 2:18:52 PM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: SeekAndFind

Love their decision. Ms Rice is the ultimate in sophistication and achievement.

The Nation probably would have loved Moooooooochellle to be the choice. And she’s the ultimate in nothingness, vapidity, and total worthlessness.


9 posted on 08/21/2012 2:20:00 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Joe Boucher

Oh I know.

I was just pulling the same race card the libs use against anyone who doesn’t like “The Won”.


10 posted on 08/21/2012 2:20:00 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: Red Badger

Toronto? Where no men are allowed to play on the 21 hole Women’s Golf Club of Toronto? That Toronto?


11 posted on 08/21/2012 2:21:56 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: SeekAndFind
I can't believe it took so long for this to be written (or at least for me to see it).

When it first happened, my response was
These aren’t women any more than Condoleezza Rice is black. At least I think these are both “Republican Women” which is completely different than “women” according to the people who complain about Augusta.
12 posted on 08/21/2012 2:22:10 PM PDT by LostPassword
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To: SeekAndFind

IMO as a long-time female golfer, I am very disappointed that they are now allowing women to play. There is absolutely nothing wrong with a “male only” golf club or any other kind of club for just males or just females for that matter. God knows that the south is not hurting for great places to play golf.

Just destroyed the uniqueness.


13 posted on 08/21/2012 2:24:53 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: SeekAndFind

With Condi they get a three pointer.


14 posted on 08/21/2012 2:27:27 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
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To: SeekAndFind

Since its a private club they probably wanted people who would mesh with other club members, not a couple of loud-mouthed liberals.


15 posted on 08/21/2012 2:28:58 PM PDT by Starstruck (Only the wealthy and the poor can afford socialism)
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To: Grams A

Actually women have been playing at Augusta for a long time.
Just not as members.


16 posted on 08/21/2012 2:34:06 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: SeekAndFind
Dave Zirin. Admitted Socialist. Child molester?


17 posted on 08/21/2012 2:37:37 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Congrats to Ted Kennedy! He's been sober for two years now!!)
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To: massgopguy

21 holes?

18 holes and a threesome?..............


18 posted on 08/21/2012 2:38:16 PM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: SeekAndFind

The only “Women” that count to liberals are single women and lesbians.


19 posted on 08/21/2012 2:39:36 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind

Pretend for a minute it was Moochelle Obama instead of Condi Rice

Would the author have written the same piece? I highly doubt it.


20 posted on 08/21/2012 2:56:05 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Would The Nation kindly mind its own goddam business?


21 posted on 08/21/2012 2:56:32 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The first priority is get Obama out of the White House.)
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To: Joe Boucher

“They wanted a typical liberal skank instead.”

Liberal skanks don’t play golf. They stand outside and protest.


22 posted on 08/21/2012 3:33:27 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (ABO 2012)
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To: Joe Boucher

they most likely wanted a dyke


23 posted on 08/21/2012 3:43:41 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: SeekAndFind

Not a member of the liberal inner crowd?


24 posted on 08/21/2012 4:09:06 PM PDT by CodeToad (Anticipate their arrival...they won't.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Code words!


25 posted on 08/21/2012 4:11:36 PM PDT by LA Woman3
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To: Joe Boucher

Should have let in Rosie O’Donnell, that is the type of women they would wish on Augusta.


26 posted on 08/21/2012 6:34:33 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Democrats: Ticket of Dope and Chains.)
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To: Grams A

“There is absolutely nothing wrong with a “male only” golf club or any other kind of club for just males or just females for that matter.”

I wasn’t allowed to join Curves.


27 posted on 08/22/2012 10:32:40 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (ABO 2012)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

I wasn’t allowed to join Curves.”

Read an article about some fitness club that doesn’t allow beautiful, thin or obviously already fit people to join because they may intimidate other members or make them feel uncomfortable.

Perhaps that was the reason why.


28 posted on 08/22/2012 12:46:19 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Grams A

“Perhaps that was the reason why.”

Nahh.... I’m a guy.


29 posted on 08/22/2012 12:47:57 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (ABO 2012)
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