Thursday, May 14, 2015
Based on current feminist ideology, the answer is HELL YES!
Exhibit A: Yesterday, Senate Democrats blocked a trade bill supported by Obama and Republicans (yes, you read that correctly). Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., led the revolt by Democrats. On Saturday, Obama said the following of Warren:
"The truth of the matter is that Elizabeth is, you know, a politician like everybody else. And you know, she's got a voice that she wants to get out there. And I understand that."
Did you see the sexism? Did you see it? Those three sentences are teeming with sexism so wrong, so disrespectful, I'm surprised the outrage brigade isn't calling for his head....
This is just Obama's most recent brush with sexism. After all, this is a man who has been waging his own "war on women" for years. In 2013, he was considering replacing Debbie Wasserman Schultz as head of the Democratic National Committee, which is about as sexist a thing as anyone could do. Wasserman Schultz was prepared to call him out on it in such terms. Luckily for Obama, she was mollified by the patriarchy and allowed to keep her job.
And let's not forget May 2008, when then-Sen. Obama called a female reporter "sweetie" during a visit to a Chrysler plant in Sterling Heights, Pa. A month earlier, he had called a female factory worker in Allentown, Pa., "sweetie" as well. And don't forget his famous sexist response to Hillary Clinton: "You're likable enough, Hillary."
That's a seven-year history of sexism for Obama.
How could you forget Kamala Harris, "the best looking Attorney General"?
"You challenge the status quo and suddenly the claws come out," Obama said in 2008. Who could he have been talking about?
At a Chrysler Plant in Sterling Heights, asking a reporter, Peggy Agar, to “hold on one second there sweetie” when she asked, “How are you going to help the American auto workers?”
Referred to Elizabeth Warren as a "cheerleader."
Oh, and he's also racist.
But that's a topic for another post.