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5/12/2015

NOW To President Obama: That’s “Senator” Warren To You, Buster (Video Added)

Filed under: General — Dana @ 6:36 pm



[guest post by Dana]

Today President Obama was accused of sexism by the National Organization for Women for referring to Sen. Elizabeth Warren… by her first name. Yes. Elizabeth. The accusation came after the president commented about Warren’s criticisms of his free-trade deal:

“The truth of the matter is that Elizabeth is, you know, a politician like everybody else,” he said. “And you know, she’s got a voice that she wants to get out there. And I understand that. And on most issues, she and I deeply agree. On this one, though, her arguments don’t stand the test of fact and scrutiny.”

Responding, NOW president Terry O’Neill:

“Yes, I think it is sexist,” O’Neill said. “I think the president was trying to build up his own trustworthiness on this issue by convincing us that Senator Warren’s concerns are not to be taken seriously. But he did it in a sexist way.”

O’Neill said Obama’s “clear subtext is that the little lady just doesn’t know what she’s talking about.”

“I think it was disrespectful,” O’Neill said.

(Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) also thought the reference was sexist).

–Dana

35 Responses to “NOW To President Obama: That’s “Senator” Warren To You, Buster (Video Added)”

  1. Hello.

    Dana (86e864)

  2. O’Neill said Obama’s “clear subtext is that the little lady just doesn’t know what she’s talking about.”

    To be fair to Obama, Elizabeth Warren doesn’t know what she’s talking about.

    Chuck Bartowski (3e0e89)

  3. yes, but then again, neither does Obama,

    narciso (ee1f88)

  4. Cherokee Princess
    Cherokee tribe you sprang from
    you’d make a bad squaw

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  5. oh Fauqxcohontas
    look like Crabby Appleton
    only with a wig

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  6. I love it every time he lives up to a stereotype.

    And what, exactly, should they have expected from a candidate whose unofficial campaign slogan in 2008 was “Bros before Hos”?

    ThOR (a52560)

  7. I had the misfortune of hearing Obama make the above quote. I don’t know if it was sexist or not, but it was sure as heck dripping in condescension. I was shocked at his tone. Truly undignified.

    Beasts of England (9a10ed)

  8. I think that Fauxcahontas should have just said “Obama speak with forked-tongue.”

    Gramps, the original (9e1415)

  9. It’s always fun to watch libs go at each other. Remember, though, when it comes down to the nut-cutting, they always stick together. No matter what.

    Ag80 (eb6ffa)

  10. he was being a condescending jackalope, which is his default setting,

    narciso (ee1f88)

  11. She is racist, and he is sexist.

    JD (ef7925)

  12. The urge to take umbrage is strong with these people.

    elissa (730291)

  13. Michelle Obama: “Racists!”

    steveg (fed1c9)

  14. Rush was discussing Mrs. Obama’s recent complaints about being disrespected, being called Obama’s “babymomma”,
    and played Michelle calling the one her “babydaddy” herself,
    and talked about how he dissed Michelle taking the podium after her glowing introduction.

    Similar to comments about “old Joe” and his behavior at the beer summit, letting the police officer be courteous to Gates

    he either doesn’t know how or doesn’t think it’s important to even fake respect of others,
    unless it is somebody that he wants to apologize to on behalf of the evil pre-Obama US

    MD in Philly (f9371b)

  15. At least they didn’t call him uppity.

    kaf (f9e136)

  16. he’s not sexist or racist,
    he looks down at everyone equally

    MD in Philly (f9371b)

  17. true that, kaf

    MD in Philly (f9371b)

  18. Mr President, let’s you and her fight!

    Kevin M (25bbee)

  19. I’ve added the video to the post. Also, I see that during the interview, the president referred to Warren as Elizabeth before the sexist comment was made.

    Dana (86e864)

  20. It should be remembered that Elizabeth Warren was the ideological brains behind Occupy Wall Street. So to speak.

    Kevin M (25bbee)

  21. and the one behind the principle behind TARP and the stimulus,

    narciso (ee1f88)

  22. let them stew in their own slough.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  23. I had the misfortune of hearing Obama make the above quote. I don’t know if it was sexist or not, but it was sure as heck dripping in condescension. I was shocked at his tone. Truly undignified.

    Fauxcahontas had the last laugh, though: Obama had to deal with Democrats — his former Senate colleagues! — derailing his attempt to get fast track negotiation authority. I don’t see how his condescension is going to win them over, but one of the noted traits of Dear Leader is his unshakable belief that he has a monopoly on the best ideas.

    What does he have to be thinking now that his own party has concluded that there is as much benefit in opposing him as in supporting him? He is the lamest of lame ducks.

    JVW (8278a3)

  24. Moody’s downgrades Chicago bonds to junk.

    The Chicago chickens are coming home to roost, as predicted by Kristi Culpepper.

    Those chickens that aren’t infected with bird flu anyway.

    Counting this trade deal problem and the conference at Camp David which was a bust, there are a remarkable number of coincidences that have broken en masse against Obola in the last few weeks. What are the odds? Hillary! would be all over this with claims of a “right wing conspiracy”.

    Perhaps being a feckless community organizer is not the best preparation for high office? He still has his pen and his teleprompter, so things can get worse.

    bobathome (4dc6e9)

  25. The man would EFF-up a quack, JVW.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  26. I’ve noted before a tendency to call women by their first names, while men get called by their surnames. And yes, I think it is often sexist. To determine whether it is in this instance one would have to look through a sample of 0bama’s mentions of other politicians with whom he is presumably on first-name terms, and see how he refers to them in public. If he regularly calls Reid Harry, for instance, then he can get a pass on this one.

    Milhouse (bdebad)

  27. Better than his usual “Sweetie.”

    Gazzer (c1d25a)

  28. Gay crack whores cannot be expected to maintain appearances. It’s kind of a ‘ thing’.

    DNF (208255)

  29. He did this to GOP senators in negotiations on Obamacare, I think. He uses first names while criticizing when he’s dismissing people in their entirety. It’s not sexist, it’s just jackassed.

    JWB (6cba10)

  30. If he regularly calls Reid Harry, for instance, then he can get a pass on this one.

    If he regularly calls Reid ‘Dumbass’, he gets bonus points for style!

    Hoagie (58a3ec)

  31. “I passed it”
    Major war with Wall St
    I was a law professor
    Her arguments don’t pass the test of fact or scrutiny
    It is funny how he thinks sneering condescension and dismissiveness will help him win.

    JD (3b5483)

  32. people only take food stamp seriously anymore when it advances their agenda

    happyfeet (a037ad)

  33. Superficially, one would be tempted to think that PC runing amok is finally beginning to bring about its own destruction. But their selective outrage only serves to further its agenda. I have no boubt that anyone clling them out on it would only get (in so many words) “yeah? so what?” or “but that doesn’t matter!”

    felipe (b5e0f4)

  34. It should be remembered that Elizabeth Warren was the ideological brains behind Occupy Wall Street. So to speak.
    Kevin M (25bbee) — 5/12/2015 @ 7:49 pm

    The new Dem bumper sticker:

    Brains behind!

    felipe (b5e0f4)


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