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Obama believes women should be admitted to Augusta
Associated Press ^ | April 5, 2012

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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1 posted on 04/05/2012 9:35:07 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

More war on women crap?


2 posted on 04/05/2012 9:35:50 AM PDT by BradtotheBone (Moderate Democrat - A politician whose voting record leans left and whose vote can be bought.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obama is a very shallow thinker.


3 posted on 04/05/2012 9:36:59 AM PDT by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

...............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?


4 posted on 04/05/2012 9:37:05 AM PDT by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Is there anything this narcissistic waste of space doesn’t feel the need to weigh in on?


6 posted on 04/05/2012 9:39:15 AM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I have no problem with it, they can caddy just as good as the guys can......


7 posted on 04/05/2012 9:39:47 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (No matter what you post here, someone's going to get pissed off......)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
EVERY DAY it's something from this a-hole that assaults American traditions and values. Absolute proof that he HATES America and everything it stands for.
8 posted on 04/05/2012 9:40:12 AM PDT by red-dawg
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To: Free ThinkerNY

great! then I want to play in the LPGA!

I bet I can out-drive most of them


9 posted on 04/05/2012 9:40:29 AM PDT by Mr. K (If Romney wins the primary, I am writing-in PALIN)
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To: BradtotheBone

I think Obama should be admitted to a 6x6 cell.


10 posted on 04/05/2012 9:41:18 AM PDT by albie
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To: BradtotheBone

We don’t care what you think Obama, now STFU.


11 posted on 04/05/2012 9:42:10 AM PDT by No Socialist
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To: Free ThinkerNY
What about men dressed as women?
12 posted on 04/05/2012 9:42:44 AM PDT by Third Person
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To: Free ThinkerNY

WTF? Has the president commented on the dead border patrol agent, shot in the Fast & Furious probe?


13 posted on 04/05/2012 9:42:52 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: BradtotheBone
They should be admitted...someone has to make those pimento and cheese sandwiches!
14 posted on 04/05/2012 9:43:01 AM PDT by Lou L (The Senate without a filibuster is just a 100-member version of the House.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hey Zero, Augusta is a private club. They can do whatever the hell they want.


15 posted on 04/05/2012 9:43:58 AM PDT by goseminoles
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He NEEDS the woman’s vote. Its that simple.


16 posted on 04/05/2012 9:44:06 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Slip ‘blacks’ in for ‘women’ on the comments here—and FR has embarrassed itself again.


17 posted on 04/05/2012 9:44:40 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Free ThinkerNY

There should be 18 women admitted, wearing bikinis and selling beer at each hole.


19 posted on 04/05/2012 9:45:46 AM PDT by ryan71
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To: Free ThinkerNY
WHO CARES WHAT HE THINKS?! Next we'll be getting fashion and weight loss tips from Michelle!!
20 posted on 04/05/2012 9:46:28 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This is a more serious blasphemy than attacking the Supreme Court.


21 posted on 04/05/2012 9:47:56 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It’s cuz they won’t let Obama in as a male.


22 posted on 04/05/2012 9:49:40 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (The Democrat Ku Klux Klan is alive and well as the New Black Panthers, CBC and the NAACP)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


23 posted on 04/05/2012 9:49:51 AM PDT by GOYAKLA (Recall/ Impeachment Day, November 6, 2012. FUBO)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


24 posted on 04/05/2012 9:53:39 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Just as soon as a handicapped, white grandmother is welcomed into the Harlem Globetrotters.


25 posted on 04/05/2012 9:54:12 AM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


26 posted on 04/05/2012 9:54:38 AM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: Free ThinkerNY
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.

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.

27 posted on 04/05/2012 9:56:34 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I DO NOT want to hear what the manchild pantload thinks...


28 posted on 04/05/2012 9:57:10 AM PDT by Minnesota fox
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To: 9YearLurker
and FR has embarrassed itself again.

See post 27

29 posted on 04/05/2012 9:58:53 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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 >


30 posted on 04/05/2012 9:59:16 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


31 posted on 04/05/2012 9:59:31 AM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: 9YearLurker

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.


32 posted on 04/05/2012 10:01:57 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for officeoffI)
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To: 9YearLurker
Slip ‘blacks’ in for ‘women’ on the comments here—and FR has embarrassed itself again.

Why - are there no black members at Augusta?

And why would a women want to be a member of a PRIVATE all-male club?

33 posted on 04/05/2012 10:02:05 AM PDT by jonno (Having an opinion is not the same as having the answer...)
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To: DesertRhino

Yeah, what were those blacks doing—wanting to be served at a private lunch counter?


34 posted on 04/05/2012 10:10:20 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: John W
Is there anything this narcissistic waste of space doesn’t feel the need to weigh in on?

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."

35 posted on 04/05/2012 10:11:38 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: Noob1999

Exactly, who gives a rats a$$ what this a$$hat thinks?


36 posted on 04/05/2012 10:13:34 AM PDT by ssapro (SSAPRO/ EXBP)
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To: jonno

Why would a black be wanting to be a member of a private all-white club?


37 posted on 04/05/2012 10:13:42 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker

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.


38 posted on 04/05/2012 10:18:27 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for officeoffI)
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To: DesertRhino

So I guess it would be okay if Augusta had continued to exclude blacks as a policy.


39 posted on 04/05/2012 10:21:34 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

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.


40 posted on 04/05/2012 10:23:32 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("Deport all Muslims. Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind.")
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To: 9YearLurker
Why would a black be wanting to be a member of a private all-white club?

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.

41 posted on 04/05/2012 10:34:54 AM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: 9YearLurker

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?


42 posted on 04/05/2012 10:37:47 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for officeoffI)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Does he also think that white Congressmen should be allowed to join the Black Caucus? Here in Chicago a white alderman is being denied to be part of the Black Caucus and the majority of his ward is black. Cut the crap!

Is the Black Caucus about those elected officials who are black, or those who represent black people?

43 posted on 04/05/2012 10:39:28 AM PDT by Why So Serious (There is no cure for stupidity!!!)
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To: 5thGenTexan

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.


44 posted on 04/05/2012 10:39:50 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: DesertRhino

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?


45 posted on 04/05/2012 10:42:02 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker
Did it track the social norms of it's time? Yes, as do we all. And as that norm changed, they did, too. Did it take a while? Yes.

But, it is not specifically 'white-only' presently as you implied.

46 posted on 04/05/2012 10:46:37 AM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: 9YearLurker

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!


47 posted on 04/05/2012 10:50:17 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for officeoffI)
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To: 5thGenTexan

That wasn’t my implication, I suggest you sharpen your reading skills.


48 posted on 04/05/2012 10:50:47 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.”


49 posted on 04/05/2012 10:55:09 AM PDT by Moltke (Always retaliate first.)
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That was quite uniformly the way of the South.

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.

50 posted on 04/05/2012 10:58:42 AM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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