Just when you though Barack couldn’t pander any more.
The President of the United States “slow jammed the news” on Jimmy Fallon’s late-night talk show, which really means he pontificated while Jimmy giggled into a microphone and made jokes that would embarrass 1992.
Then one dedicated eater of frozen yogurt in Boulder, CO spilled her fro-yo fawningly on the President, and the media EXPLODED. If that doesn’t suggest white, single-female pimping, I would like to know what does.
This follows the President’s women-themed, Star-Spangled Vaginapalooza last Friday in a White House conference on “women and the economy.” In a speech to a lot of chicks in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Obama intoned,
“Women are not some monolithic bloc. Women are not an interest group. You shouldn’t be treated that way.”
Right. ‘Cause that’s not TOTALLY what you’re doing right now. And it’s NOT completely demeaning to suggest that my anatomy wholly dictates my political values and concerns.
Oh, and the Obama administration has indeed just hired the former Planned Parenthood spokesman. (So hopefully they screened that first.) In “A message to Planned Parenthood supporters,” Obama speaks directly into the camera, starting off with this doozy:
“For you and for most Americans, women’s health is an issue that stands above politics. Yet over the past year you’ve had to stand up to politicians who want to deny millions of women the care they rely on.”
Obviously the President would not be making a political video if this was an issue that stood above politics. And, maybe (fingers crossed!) for the last time, we reiterate: The contraceptive mandate requires everybody to pay for everybody else’s health care, regardless of whether they need it. This is not only morally unacceptable, but depresses insurance company profits, thereby making general health care more expensive. Which is an undesirable effect for women and men.
Now the twitter war over whether Ann Romney “has ever worked a day in her life” is improving Romney’s numbers with married women, but Obama still leads by a 14-point margin over Mitt in registered female voters, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll published yesterday. It’s troubling when granting freebies in the way of birth control pills and mammograms counts as “fighting for women.”
I don’t think I’m inherently “underprivileged” because I’m a woman. And people who think I am can stick it where the sun doesn’t shine.