Sunday, October 25, 2009

Radical Left Launches Feminist Feeding Frenzy on Obama's 'Guy Thing'

It's never ending with the mind-numbingly politically-correct quota-crushing radical left-wing feminist establishment. From the New York Times, "Man’s World at White House? No Harm, No Foul, Aides Say":

Does the White House feel like a frat house?

The suspicion flared in recent weeks — and not for the first time — after President Obama was criticized by women’s advocates and liberal bloggers for hosting a high-level basketball game with no female players.

The president, after all, is an unabashed First Guy’s Guy. Since being elected, he has demonstrated an encyclopedic knowledge of college hoops on ESPN, indulged a craving for weekend golf, expressed a preference for adopting a “big rambunctious dog” over a “girlie dog” and hoisted beer in a peacemaking effort.

He presides over a White House rife with fist-bumping young men who call each other “dude” and testosterone-brimming personalities like Rahm Emanuel, the often-profane chief of staff; Lawrence Summers, the brash economic adviser; and Robert Gibbs, the press secretary, who habitually speaks in sports metaphors.

The technical foul over the all-male game has become a nagging concern for a White House that has battled an impression dating to the presidential campaign that Mr. Obama’s closest advisers form a boys’ club and that he is too frequently in the company of only men — not just when playing sports, but also when making big decisions.

While the senior adviser Valerie Jarrett is undeniably one of the president’s closest White House confidantes, some women inside or close to the administration complain that Mr. Obama’s female advisers are not as visible as their male colleagues or, they suspect, as influential.

“Women are Obama’s base, and they don’t seem to have enough people who look like the base inside of their own inner circle,” said Dee Dee Myers, a former press secretary in the Clinton administration whose sister, Betsy, served as the Obama campaign’s chief operating officer.
I think the Times overstates Obama's manliness. Perhaps if he'd only apply a little more of that testosterone to our enemies ...

In any case, the "guy thing" backlash on the left is no surprise. These are Democrats. That's what they do.


Dennis said...

Does anyone take feminists seriously after Clinton and their lack of interest in women under Islamic rule?
Does anyone actually take the Left seriously after Polanski and others of his ilk trying to get away with rape of a child?
It seems that if you have no standards or moral code then anything goes, but if you try to be a good person then nothing goes.

tyree said...

No, Dennis, you are right, most of us don't take feminists seriously anymore. As a movement they have no credibility.

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