Skip to comments.Obama, Romney say admit women to Augusta golf club
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 Obamas 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.
Were kind of long past the time when women should be excluded from anything, Carney said.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, Obamas likely challenger in the fall, said of course he would allow women in if I could run Augusta.
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Or bad things could happen.
And the R Establishment thinks that we are going to vote for Mittens? I’d rather be attacked from the front than sandbagged.
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.
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...
I’d let any woman on earth in before I let these two asshats in.
November choice - Muslim or Mormon?
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.
Obama is just trying to redirect from his Supreme Court fiasco , no idea what Romney is doing
Not only are 100% of women disqualified from membership — so are about 99.99% of men.
Oops, I didn’t see some really disgusting photos, Better send this to the cornfield Mod, pronto!
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.
Can we heterosexual white males join whatever organizations we wish to also?
And if not, will Obama go to bat for us?
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.
Give. Me. A. Damn. Break.
We don’t have to include everyone in everything.
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.
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.
It should be framed as “I personally would, but the government has no business in forcing them to.”
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.
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.
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.
Amen! Freedom of association is a key component of liberty.
Two of a kind. Freedom of association is not allowed in the USSA.
You could probably post that picture on every Romney thread and have it be completely applicable.
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??
It’s a contest to see who can be the bigger Democrat.
There are plenty of things to criticize Romney for, but this isn't one of them IMHO.
shouldn’t Romney be more worried about letting women become LDS bishops “if he ran the LDS”?
"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."
Mittens is showing that he is a good totalitarian even though he has an R.
Can I join the NAACP? How about “Womens World” gym? Too white, too male.
So they think it’s okay to tell a private club what to do?
What’s next ... demanding that the Catholic Church ordain women?
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.
They do admit women, look at the crowds at The Masters. :)
The Government forcing them to isn’t a part of the discussion.
so are about 99.99% of men.
you may have just started occupy Augusta.
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.