During the presidential campaign, voters heard incessant chatter about the GOP’s so-called “war on women.” But it appears that regardless of how things pan out, the bantering about the contrived issue was just a ploy to woo the votes of gullible voters.
The National Organization of Women is finally speaking up. In a blast email called, “President Obama, Where are the Women?” the organization took the Obama administration to task for stocking up on old white guys in its Cabinet nominations.
The Daily Caller has the story:
“President Obama has made a number of high-profile appointments recently — four at last count — and they are all white men,” NOW said in a blast email to supporters Thursday evening, with the subject line, “President Obama, Where are the Women?”
The organization noted that while groups like NOW hoped United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice would succeed Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, she too was “was pushed aside and replaced with a white male nominee” when the “right wing unjustly smeared” her.
Well, depending upon your point of view, Susan Rice either blatantly lied or spread false information all over the Sunday talk shows for America, so that’s all that needs to be said about that. As for the president who, during his campaign, compared voting for him to a woman’s first time, let’s take a look at how the Democrat Party has returned women voters’ favor:
- Less diversity in Obama’s 2013 Cabinet picks than what we saw at the Republican National Convention.
- Women paid significantly less than male counterparts in the Obama administration.
- Support for funding Planned Parenthood, which implicitly endorses gender-selective abortions or “gendercide.”
- Since President Obama took office, women lost seven times as many jobs as men (as of April 2012).
- After the recession is said to have ended in June 2009, 2.2 million jobs were added under Obama, with women accounting for just 284,000 of that figure (as of April 2012).
The point here is not that President Obama has perfect control over whether or not women are hired or fired in an economy, but that his re-election campaign should never have accused the Republican Party of being against women. This is especially the case, given that his administration’s own track record had been lackluster in this regard to say the least. More importantly, women voters shouldn’t have bought such tripe to begin with.
Regardless of whether or not Cabinet selections “check the box,” national security and economy are not matters for affirmative action politics — let the best nominee get the job. Whether it be Justice Clarence Thomas for the Supreme Court or Condaleezza Rice for Secretary of State, the reason to nominate Cabinet members is not skin color or gender, but competence. In a nation of 300 million Americans, it is clear that all qualified (and unqualified) individuals can and should have the opportunity to reach the highest offices in the land.
H/T The Daily Caller