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Obama, Romney say admit women to Augusta golf club
http://sports.yahoo.com ^ | April 5, 2012 | Yahoo Sports

Posted on 04/05/2012 1:45:49 PM PDT by NKP_Vet

WASHINGTON (AP)—A White House spokesman said Thursday that 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 told reporters that Obama’s “personal opinion is that women should be admitted” to the golf club. Carney said it was “up to the club to decide” but Obama told him he personally thinks women should be welcome.

“We’re kind of long past the time when women should be excluded from anything,” Carney said.

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, Obama’s likely challenger in the fall, said “of course” he would allow women in “if I could run Augusta.”

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: augusta; freedomofassociation; golf; women
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Liberals think alike. Both Barry and Willard pander to women voters, saying Augusta National should be open to women. To hell with both these pandering pro-abortion, pro-homosexual, anti-gun creeps. It's enough to make you throw up knowing the chances are pretty good that one of these liberals will be the president for the next four years. Barry Soreto or his pale-faced brother.
1 posted on 04/05/2012 1:45:55 PM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: NKP_Vet
We all need to obey our betters.

Or bad things could happen.

2 posted on 04/05/2012 1:46:48 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Over half of U.S. murders are of black people, and 90% of them are committed by other black people.)
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3 posted on 04/05/2012 1:46:59 PM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: NKP_Vet

And the R Establishment thinks that we are going to vote for Mittens? I’d rather be attacked from the front than sandbagged.


4 posted on 04/05/2012 1:49:30 PM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: NKP_Vet

I wish both of these guys would stop trying to be pundits. We have real problems in this government today, it’s broke, and there hasn’t been a budget in three years. Solve those problems and then you can weigh in on pop culture, sports, and local police blotter issues.


5 posted on 04/05/2012 1:50:23 PM PDT by pepsi_junkie (Who is John Galt?)
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To: NKP_Vet

Women should be in the NFL, too.

Should men be allowed in these “professional women’s business networks” that are set up to take advantage of affirmative action policies of the government & corporations, by which men’s tax dollars are used to subsidize women’s attempts at business?

Muslims don’t deal with such divisive rhetoric...


6 posted on 04/05/2012 1:50:30 PM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: NKP_Vet

I’d let any woman on earth in before I let these two asshats in.


7 posted on 04/05/2012 1:51:00 PM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: NKP_Vet
They don't agree.

Obama says women should be admitted.

Romney says women shouldn't be excluded.

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8 posted on 04/05/2012 1:51:29 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: NKP_Vet

November choice - Muslim or Mormon?


9 posted on 04/05/2012 1:52:11 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: NKP_Vet

Anybody who denies the right of a men’s club to exist and elevates its existence to the level of a national crime against women, if not a total moron, is a pandering demagogue.


10 posted on 04/05/2012 1:53:16 PM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: pepsi_junkie
Solve those problems and then you can weigh in on pop culture, sports, and local police blotter issues.

One real simple rule for all candidates.

You don't need an answer for every non political question asked.
11 posted on 04/05/2012 1:53:55 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: NKP_Vet
LOL! It may be the end of the country, but at least we'll have some laughs watching the battle of the panders. Do they have any thoughts on the transgender Miss Universe contestant?
12 posted on 04/05/2012 1:55:14 PM PDT by throwback (The object of opening the mind, is as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.)
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To: achilles2000

Obama is just trying to redirect from his Supreme Court fiasco , no idea what Romney is doing


13 posted on 04/05/2012 1:55:14 PM PDT by molson209
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To: NKP_Vet

Not only are 100% of women disqualified from membership — so are about 99.99% of men.


14 posted on 04/05/2012 1:55:26 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: cripplecreek

LOL!!


15 posted on 04/05/2012 1:55:49 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: tumblindice

Oops, I didn’t see some really disgusting photos, Better send this to the cornfield Mod, pronto!


18 posted on 04/05/2012 1:57:53 PM PDT by tumblindice (our new, happy lives)
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To: NKP_Vet

tweedledee and tweedledum, pandering to the p**** vote.

Here, in a nutshell, is why this country is being driven over a cliff with the pedal to the metal.


19 posted on 04/05/2012 1:59:13 PM PDT by SteveH (First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.)
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To: Jim Noble

Thank you!


20 posted on 04/05/2012 1:59:33 PM PDT by rhubarbk
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To: NKP_Vet

Can we heterosexual white males join whatever organizations we wish to also?

And if not, will Obama go to bat for us?


21 posted on 04/05/2012 1:59:41 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Tawana Brawley, Anita Hill, King Rodney, OJ, Duke Lacrosse, Thugvon Martin. See a pattern?)
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To: NKP_Vet
Romney didn't say the club should allow women...he said he would admit them if he ran it.

If he had framed it differently and said the club should do what it wants next question up: "do in your opinion it would be OK to exclude blacks"?

They set a trap for him but Romney answered well IMO.

22 posted on 04/05/2012 2:00:39 PM PDT by what's up
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To: NKP_Vet

Give. Me. A. Damn. Break.

We don’t have to include everyone in everything.


23 posted on 04/05/2012 2:01:21 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (Man is not free unless government is limited. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: NKP_Vet

There is a difference between saying that the existing owners should allow women (trying to tell other people what to do), and saying that if it was YOUR decision, you’d allow women (stating your own personal preference).

Don’t want to give Obama cover simply to attack Romney. Romney would have every right as the proprietor of a private institution to run it as he saw fit; Obama is trying to bully private owners to do what HE wants them to do.


24 posted on 04/05/2012 2:05:49 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: kearnyirish2

There is a difference between a private golf club allowing women to be members (a vast majority of them DO), and having women play in the NFL.

BTW, a woman COULD play in the Masters tournament, if they happened to be good enough, but this discussion is about membership in a private golf club.


25 posted on 04/05/2012 2:07:40 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: what's up

It should be framed as “I personally would, but the government has no business in forcing them to.”


26 posted on 04/05/2012 2:07:45 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

I understand that; will they be admitting men to the clubs women set up for professional networks?

The NFL IS a private club, not a public utility or government entity.


27 posted on 04/05/2012 2:10:46 PM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: cripplecreek

genius photo


28 posted on 04/05/2012 2:11:28 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: NKP_Vet

The old “EQUALITY” cannard to pander to women and spoil the Boy Scouts and advance the equality of socialism and communism and Marxism.

We get it.

Romney will go step for step with Obama in the liberal vote chase, because he IS Obama, just with a twist.

We are in a last gasp scenario to permit these two very odd ducks posing as our only choices.

God be with us.


29 posted on 04/05/2012 2:12:14 PM PDT by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT.)
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To: NKP_Vet

Hey, before they decide to admit a woman, let Gary McCord come back! (McCord - “the greens are so fast it looks like they put bikini wax on them”) They kicked him out and won’t let him announce for saying that. Upon further review, they really don’t want women if that statement offended them. That said, it’s a private club and they can make their own rules.


30 posted on 04/05/2012 2:12:36 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: BuckeyeTexan
We don’t have to include everyone in everything.

Amen! Freedom of association is a key component of liberty.


31 posted on 04/05/2012 2:13:19 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: NKP_Vet

Two of a kind. Freedom of association is not allowed in the USSA.


32 posted on 04/05/2012 2:13:43 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: cripplecreek

You could probably post that picture on every Romney thread and have it be completely applicable.


33 posted on 04/05/2012 2:14:19 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: NKP_Vet

I am going to be sent to prison, I surely will.

When the government learns of my past covert sexist activities, they will come for me... I am afraid they will.

My brother and I didn’t know that we would someday be filled with such overwhelming regret for what we had done. It just didn’t seem wrong at the time.

We built our clubhouse, we also called it a Fort, off in the woods not far from our farm house. We made a sign and hung it at the front of our indestructible ‘boy bunker’.

It read, “NO GIRLS ALLOWED” and we painted skull and crossbones on it to scare away our enemies. We were armed with bb guns and we had taken an oath to protect our ALL BOYS clubhouse.

It wasn’t until we moved away and became teenagers that we began to understand just how handy that fort might have been.... but the first thing we would have done is take down that sign. You see, girl germs didn’t scare us anymore. ;>)

I’ll bet that if I went back to that place in the woods, I might very well be able to find an old rusted out coffee can full of old marbles.

OUR COUNTRY is going to hell in a handbasket and this golf b/s is somehow important to these morons!!!!??

Didn’t they ever have a clubhouse in the woods??


34 posted on 04/05/2012 2:15:16 PM PDT by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: NKP_Vet

It’s a contest to see who can be the bigger Democrat.


35 posted on 04/05/2012 2:15:55 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: what's up
Exactly.

There are plenty of things to criticize Romney for, but this isn't one of them IMHO.

36 posted on 04/05/2012 2:17:54 PM PDT by PalmettoMason (South Carolinians need to start choosing a primary challenger to Nikki Haley NOW!!!!!!!)
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To: NKP_Vet

shouldn’t Romney be more worried about letting women become LDS bishops “if he ran the LDS”?

just sayin


37 posted on 04/05/2012 2:22:31 PM PDT by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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Just in case Newt supporters were wondering:

"I'm a golfer and I'd love to belong to Augusta," Callista Gingrich tweeted this afternoon. Newt Gingrich, whose presidential campaign is on the rocks, added "I think callista would be a great memer [of] Augusta -- maybe she would let me come play."

38 posted on 04/05/2012 2:25:00 PM PDT by noexcuses
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To: NKP_Vet

Obama-changing-the-subject alert.


39 posted on 04/05/2012 2:30:40 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: molson209

Mittens is showing that he is a good totalitarian even though he has an R.


40 posted on 04/05/2012 2:31:08 PM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: NKP_Vet

Can I join the NAACP? How about “Womens World” gym? Too white, too male.


41 posted on 04/05/2012 2:31:54 PM PDT by albie
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So they think it’s okay to tell a private club what to do?

What’s next ... demanding that the Catholic Church ordain women?


42 posted on 04/05/2012 2:36:26 PM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: NKP_Vet

STFU, zero.

STFU, mittens


43 posted on 04/05/2012 2:36:45 PM PDT by Adder (Da bro has GOT to go!)
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Mitt, reality check: The people who really, really care about whether women ever get into Augusta are never, ever going to vote for you. Or anybody else on or near the right. For those of us in the real world, it’s not that big an issue that Meg Whitman and Oprah Winfrey and the like can’t join Bushwood on the Savannah. It really is not. I doubt at this point that it’s even that big of an issue with Meg and Oprah and them. They’ve survived quite nicely without it.


44 posted on 04/05/2012 2:42:29 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: NKP_Vet

They do admit women, look at the crowds at The Masters. :)


45 posted on 04/05/2012 2:43:20 PM PDT by Bruinator ("For socialism is not merely the labour question, it is before all things an atheistic question")
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To: MrB

The Government forcing them to isn’t a part of the discussion.


46 posted on 04/05/2012 2:46:14 PM PDT by what's up
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47 posted on 04/05/2012 2:50:03 PM PDT by Bruinator ("For socialism is not merely the labour question, it is before all things an atheistic question")
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

so are about 99.99% of men.

you may have just started occupy Augusta.


48 posted on 04/05/2012 2:51:28 PM PDT by barmag25
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To: cripplecreek

49 posted on 04/05/2012 2:54:14 PM PDT by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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To: what's up
If he had framed it differently and said the club should do what it wants next question up: "do in your opinion it would be OK to exclude blacks"?

Then he should say it's not the same thing. Racial differences are meaningless but gender differences are real. Which is why we allow gender-segregated schools, dorms, bathrooms, etc. but not the same for different races.

50 posted on 04/05/2012 2:57:45 PM PDT by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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