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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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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 Road Warrior 04 (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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To: NKP_Vet
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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