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The Broads Are Angry At Obama

By Wyatt Earp | December 22, 2008

<i>Oh yeah, she hates his guts.</i>

Oh yeah, she hates his guts.

Of course, referring to women as “broads” will get them angry at me, too. I should probably change that headline.

CHICAGO, Illinois — What’s made up of five women, four African-Americans, three Latinos, two Republicans and two Asians, including a Nobel Prize winner?

The answer: President-elect Barack Obama’s Cabinet.

It might be diverse, but not everyone is happy. Some women’s groups are disappointed. Among Obama’s strongest backers during the election, they now say they don’t have enough seats at the table.

That’s because of Obama’s 20 announced Cabinet-level posts, five went to women: Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano as homeland security secretary, Sen. Hillary Clinton as secretary of state, Rep. Hilda Solis as labor secretary, Susan Rice as United Nations ambassador and Lisa Jackson as Environmental Protection Agency chief.

Um, excuse me, but that’s 20 25 percent of the Cabinet. How many seats do these chicks want? The answer: More. A lot more.

“When you are looking at a Cabinet and you have such a small number of women in the room when the big decisions are being made, there need to be a lot more women’s voices in this administration,” said Kim Gandy, president of the National Organization for Women.

Well, maybe if you idiots backed the female candidate for president, you would get those seats. Instead, you went with The Big “O,” and look where that got ya.

Bill Clinton and President Bush each had a comparable number of women in their first Cabinets, but women’s groups say they hoped they’d make progress.

Amy Siskind, co-founder of the nonpartisan group New Agenda, accuses Obama of taking “shocking steps backward” and said “this constituency does not matter to the president-elect.” (H/T - CNN)

Me-ow! Did someone order a cat fight? Look, 20 25 percent is nothing to sneeze at. To categorize this as “shocking steps backward” is simply inaccurate and dishonest. If you’re going to rip barack Obama, rip him on something that has merit. This issue simply does not.

Besides, Obama is just maintaining the status quo. What’s the big deal?

It’s not like he ran on a platform of “Change,” right? Heh.

Topics: Politics |

11 Responses to “The Broads Are Angry At Obama”

  1. Randal Graves Says:
    December 22nd, 2008 at 8:44 pm

    um….25%, but who’s counting.

  2. Wyatt Earp Says:
    December 22nd, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    Randal - Dammit. How dare you expose my mathematical ignorance!

  3. Easily Lost Says:
    December 22nd, 2008 at 8:54 pm

    Instead, you went with The Big “O,”
    hmmmmmmmmmm should I comment, or shouldn’t I……nah better not

  4. Wyatt Earp Says:
    December 22nd, 2008 at 8:56 pm

    E.L. - It wouldn’t be the first time a chick went for “The Big O.” Heh.

  5. Easily Lost Says:
    December 22nd, 2008 at 9:03 pm

    mumbles under her breath (smart arsed copper)

  6. JumpOut Says:
    December 22nd, 2008 at 9:07 pm

    Lots of women go for the big o, but from what I’ve read, not many have found the satisfaction they seek.

    Was that over the line?

    Anyhoo, Obama will teach those women to know their roll.

  7. John D Says:
    December 22nd, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    “…this constituency does not matter to the president-elect.”

    Sure it does. But it still doesn’t mean he has to pander to them. What are they gonna do, vote for Sarah Palin in 2012? Not bloody likely. So he’ll just take them for granted. And he’ll get away with it. Because he can. Welcome to American politics.

  8. USA_Admiral Says:
    December 23rd, 2008 at 2:57 am

    Yep, These 4 years are going to be great for blogging.

  9. Wyatt Earp Says:
    December 23rd, 2008 at 6:23 pm

    E.L. - Tee hee hee!

    JumpOut - And shut their mouths . . .

    John D - Exactly. He won the election, so he can treat them like shite until 2011 at least.

    Admiral - It’ll be even better watching the libs go nuts when Obama doesn’t pander to their every whim.

  10. Alan B Says:
    December 24th, 2008 at 7:28 am

    Whatever happened to chooseing the best Homo sapiens for the job?

    Although I suppose by that I am being species-ist by ruling out gorillas and amoeba.

    Seriously, I don’t care what sex (or sexual orientation) they are, what race they are, what party they are, how old they are:


    If they are, I’d want them. If they aren’t then you might as well go looking for the one legged, deaf, black lesbian welsh person-who-is-vertically-challenged everyone is looking for over here to make up the numbers.

    I wish politicians would just stop playing games and serve the people to whom they are responsible.

  11. Wyatt Earp Says:
    December 24th, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    Alan B - Agreed. I don’t care about the gender, race, or religion, as long as they can do the job . . . and do it well.