Far Left Feminists groups and Obama
January 23, 2009 5:35pm CST
Certain feminist groups have complained that President Obama has let them down because there are only 6 women that he has seen fit to appoint to key cabinet key positions. I say, "Whaaaa whaaa whaaaa." As much as I champion women's rights (I'm married to a liberated woman, to clue you in)--Mr. Obama has an obligation to tap into the best minds, be they male or female, black, white, blue, green, Jewish, Christian, Muslim, or Martian. Especially now that there is a grave economic crisis, not to mention two wars. What do you think? Do their complaints have merit?
• United States
24 Jan 09
The problem is simple. He chose the women who he thought were best suited to the positions he gave them. That's not good enough for women's groups. To satisfy them he would have to hire unqualified women to show his commitment to putting women in there under any circumstances. Bush got the same crap from people who called him a racist for not having enough black people in his administration. When they were reminded of Colin Powell and Condi Rice they would respond with "Well he HAD to because they were the most qualified". That is the reason you are SUPPOSED to hire people.
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
24 Jan 09
I expect a number of disapointed groups. Just a matter of time before code pink is back at it again over Iraq I suspect. Though a number of things may change, a good number will continue, like Iraq, Afghanistan, etc. Heck, we launched missles from a dron in Pakistan today and killed 14 people, though strangely enough, no outrage in the news, no protests and no critisism here for it (I praised him for it actualy).