If you’ve ever seen re-runs of the old Our Gang series starring Spanky, Alfalfa, and the gang, you surely remember the great episode where the boys convene a meeting of the He-Man Woman Haters Club because they decide they hate–women.
After looking at a picture of Obama’s inner circle, I’m convinced you could splice that photo in the middle of the episode and hardly anyone would notice.
It appears that Obama’s inner circle, and so far all of his proposed second term Cabinet nominees, is comprised mostly of old white guys.
All I can figure is that this must be some sort of pre-Inauguration prank on his part. As the president who promoted “Julia” and Sandra Fluke and who took every opportunity to bash Republicans as evildoers waging a “war on women,” the least I would expect from him is nominating at least one woman to his Cabinet for his second term.
Was all that talk during the campaign that he was some champion of women simply grandstanding on his part? Surely not! That would suggest the President is just a typical politician trolling for votes and not the messianic figure certain members of the press hold him out to be.
I didn’t vote for the guy, but I did admire that he at least seemed to recognize that talented women should serve in key positions in his Administration.
In a nation of 330 million people, I’m absolutely positive that he could find plenty of very capable women to fill some of these positions. I’m not saying he should choose based on gender only, but dang—maybe one? Isn’t there somebody?
If I were a Democrat woman, I’d be especially ticked right now. Doesn’t he know who is bringing him to the big dance this time around? Here’s a hint. It’s Ginger—not Fred. Jill—not Jack. In case he missed the memo, the white guys mostly voted for Mitt Romney (who probably would be happy to loan him his binders full of women if he really is having trouble finding someone).
As a GOP woman, I’m very disappointed in the President. I hope he soon sees the light and brings onboard strong brilliant women to fill out his Cabinet and advise him on the issues. It would benefit not only the country but would also serve as strong evidence to young girls, like his two daughters, the important role women play in our country.
C’mon President Obama—give a sister a seat at the table!