Barack Obama has a problem with women. Seems every time he comes up against one, he beclowns himself. Now, I can't even begin to imagine what it must be like to live in the Obama house, but I'm fairly certain he often finds his manhood challenged. And, while I'm not suggesting this is an all together bad thing, it would appear Obama doesn't quite know what to DO with himself when confronted with a woman of strength and chutzpah. Whatever else you might say about his lovely bride, Michelle Obama is a very strong-minded and iron-willed woman. With all that experience in dealing with a strong woman at home, how does Barack Obama continue to perform so many stupid human tricks when it comes to women outside the home? Inquiring minds want to know.
Consider how Obama played his campaign against Hillary. He happily allowed his surrogates to throw the race and gender card around wherever and whenever it suited the campaign, only to fire people or deny prior knowledge of the stunts his mud-slingers pulled on his behalf. It's no surprise, then, that Obama would find his panties in a twist over the Palin pick for Vice President; just when he thought he had his "woman" problems behind, along comes an equally strong-minded and iron-willed woman to muck things up for him all over again. This time, Obama has himself a real big set of problems to overcome, and his surrogates are ruining what little legitimacy his campaign has left. Problem is, Obama's own words are coming home to roost...and there's nothing he can do about it.
To re-read his acceptance speech in the shadows of Sarah Palin having been selected to run with John McCain, one would think Obama intends "to win this election and keep our promise alive as president of the United States" specifically BECAUSE of Sarah Palin and women like her:
[W]hen I hear a woman talk about the difficulties of making her way in the world, I think about my grandmother, who worked her way up from the secretarial pool to middle management, despite years of being passed over for promotions because she was a woman.
If he really meant that, the campaign would NEVER have "gone there" in suggesting she didn't have enough experience" would they?
Now is the time to help families with paid sick days and better family leave, because nobody in America should have to choose between keeping their job and caring for a sick child or an ailing parent.
Interesting that Obama would hold to such an opinion a couple days prior to finding out about Palin's selection...and her having kept her job despite having a baby with Down's Syndrome. Here she is doing EXACTLY what Obama suggests parents CAN'T do without him, only to be confronted now by a woman seeking to serve her country in a higher calling despite having a fairly big family with all the demands that accompany it... and the demanding work schedule of a Governor, to boot. Think he's eating those words now?
The real kicker for me, however, is that Obama has finally checked his manhood at the door of campaign hell with this little clip:
And now is the time to keep the promise of equal pay for an equal day's work, because I want my daughters to have the exact same opportunities as your sons.
Funny that. With nothing else to go on, he NOW suggests Palin is against equal pay for equal work at a time when he stands ready to see her make MORE of it than him. With all his care and concern over his daughters and their future opportunities, how does he square that with being against Sarah Palin's own ambitions for better pay and opportunity? Well, he can't of course, but it's no less fun to see him eat all his fancy words.
Obama says this in his speech:
If you don't have a record to run on, then you paint your opponent as someone people should run from. You make a big election about small things.
I would say that is EXACTLY where Obama finds himself right now. He has no record to run on, and he's painting his opponent as someone to run from. HE is "small things" and nothing he says or does will change that...Palin has brought him to his knees, and I want some more beer and popcorn.