Obama To Women: “Look, Little Ladies! A Shiny Object!”

posted at 5:30 pm on February 18, 2012 by Mitch Berg

Barack Obama thinks women are idiots.

Time will tell if he’s got a point.

Here’s the deal:  Obama’s poll numbers aren’t good.  Oh, the media is doing its best to spin it (with measures that seem desperate and slapdash), but the economy is still miserable (especially if you’re not too big to fail), the unemployment rate is “Down” to where the Administration said it wouldn’t go above if we passed Porkulus, and that’s through the grace of the fact that no Mullah in Iran has yet walked to the shore at the Strait of Hormuz and skipped a rock across the water, sending tankers scurrying for cover and pushing oil over $200 a barrel.  Yet.  And even so, this is the longest period of high unemployment since the Great Depression - largely because of Obama’s policies.

People have been cooling on “The One” pretty much since inauguration day.

And The One needs to get that enthusiasm going again.

And so what better to take peoples’ minds off their miseries and rile the (female) troops?

“Republicans want to take away your contraceptives!”

Notwithstanding the fact that, as Romney noted in December when George Stephanopoulos incongruously broached the subject in a debate, the subject has never come up in GOP circles.  Period.  It’s a non-issue to the GOP.

No matter.  The media is in lock-step behind the Administration’s meme that the GOP wants to outlaw contraception.  The theatrical “walk-out” of Democrats from Darrel Issa’s hearings was a classic bit of Goebbelsian theatre; while the useful idiots in the media (in this case, the gleefully dim Amanda Terkel at Huffpo) called the hearings “about contraception” they were in fact hearings on the constitutionality of mandating that religious groups offer contraception against their beliefs.

Catch that?  The Democrats don’t even need to hijack Republicans’ meetings themselves.  The mainstream media will do it for them, after the fact.

At any rate, that’s Obama’s message to female voters:  ”Never mind the economy; never mind the unemployment rate; never mind the fiscal catastrophe waiting for you, your kids, and their kids; and above all, don’t believe your lying ears when the GOP mentions that they’ve never said word one about taking anyone’s contraceptives away.  Look!  Boogeyman!”

Women, in Barack Obama’s world, are not just dim little dolts; they seem to think that women are intellectual slaves to their reproductive systems.

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Mere putrid beings whose sin filled lives forever cloud their decaying reason. We should haste their judgment day, so that their evil deeds finally meet their deserved eternal justice.

nathor on February 18, 2012 at 7:10 PM

Okeydoke!

squint on February 18, 2012 at 7:20 PM

The socialists have won. Over the past century, they’ve managed to emasculate enough males and infantilize enough adults — primarily through the institutions of academia, media, and government — that the tide can only be turned now once the whole house of cards collapses and people, once again, have to fend for themselves without being able to rely on or resort to the teat of the nanny state …

ShainS on February 18, 2012 at 7:17 PM

This is a possible explanation for the fact that the toughest people in the GOP lately seem to be female.

Night Owl on February 18, 2012 at 7:24 PM

I will not be offended if you want to pray for me.

Lanceman on February 18, 2012 at 7:19 PM

I have a special prayer for you:

O God, everlasting creator of all things, remember that the souls of unbelievers were made by Thee and formed in Thine own image and likeness. Remember that Jesus, Thy Son, endured a most bitter death for their salvation. Permit not, I beseech Thee, O Lord, that Thy Son should be despised any longer by unbelievers, but do Thou graciously accept the prayers of holy men and of the Church, the Spouse of Thy most holy Son, and be mindful of Thy mercy. Forget their idolatry and unbelief and grant that they too may some day know Him Thou hast sent, the Lord Jesus Christ, who is our Life and Resurrection, by whom we have been saved and delivered, to whom be glory for endless ages. Amen.

nathor on February 18, 2012 at 7:24 PM

This is a possible explanation for the fact that the toughest people in the GOP lately seem to be female.

Night Owl on February 18, 2012 at 7:24 PM

In the feminist era only women are allowed to express male behaviors.

It’s sad.

wildcat72 on February 18, 2012 at 7:29 PM

Ah, the old “Don’t notice my angry portly wife Moochelle is partying wit da keeyids in Aspen on taxpayer loot before even unpacking from the Christmas Hawaiian junket” trick.

viking01 on February 18, 2012 at 7:51 PM

The Planned Parenthood website says birth control pills cost betwen $15 and $50 per month, and condoms can be obtained free at some clinics and are less than a $1 at others.

Assuming a 40 hour work week, women could obtain birth control by insisting on making 10 cents to 30 cents an hour more when working for a Catholic charity than a place that had no problem with providing free contraception.

Problem solved by the free market with no one being forced to compromise their religious convictions and no one being deprived of their “contraception rights.”

MessesWithTexas on February 18, 2012 at 7:17 PM

Speaking as a woman-how about women buy as much birth control as they need or can afford and leave everyone else out of it. I can’t think of too many purchases that are sooo none of anyone elses business than birth control.

hopeful on February 18, 2012 at 7:52 PM

I’m TIRED of my KIDS and CHURCH being WEAPONIZED against me!!!I guess I am going to have to add my reproductive organs to this list now, too.

Anyone dense enough to think that any Republican is going to outlaw contraception deserves the treatment they are going to get during the second Obama term. And if the Republicans do not make the focus return to the real issues of jobs and the economy — including the statistical shenanigans of this administration trying to hide the true 15% unemployment number — then they will also deserve the treatment dished out by Team Obama.

Mutnodjmet on February 18, 2012 at 7:58 PM

As a woman, I completely reject the Dems and their bogeyman meme. Even when I didn’t have insurance in my early 20′s, I could always find affordable contraceptives: at Planned Parenthood (getting my tax dollars worth!), at the store or at the student health center at my college. I hope a strong conservative woman (Hello Ann Coulter, talking to you!) speaks out and rips these idiots to shreds. And to those sheeple who believe this crap, you obviously don’t understand the Constitution!

RadioAngel on February 18, 2012 at 8:05 PM

its true that the devil compromised women reasoning. All men agree to that!! repeal the 19th amendment now!

nathor on February 18, 2012 at 7:00 PM

How bout NO. You crazy Dutch Ba@%*rd.

tom2789 on February 18, 2012 at 8:06 PM

In the feminist era only women are allowed to express male behaviors.

It’s sad.

wildcat72 on February 18, 2012 at 7:29 PM

I wasn’t saying it like it’s a good thing. I think they are sometimes in a better position to do it because of the other things you said. We are willing to jump in and do our part!

Night Owl on February 18, 2012 at 8:11 PM

Almost $7 for three stinkin’ rubbers? I don’t call that cheap.

Lanceman on February 18, 2012 at 6:19 PM

$7 a year is not a lot of money.

katy the mean old lady on February 18, 2012 at 6:24 PM

katy the curvaceous lady strikes again. Good one.

SparkPlug on February 18, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Obama: Look ladies, vote for me, I’m so badass that I made even the Catholic church perform your abortion.

If you don’t think this is a thumb in the eye of the pro life movement you’re on another planet.

Speakup on February 18, 2012 at 8:14 PM

How bout NO. You crazy Dutch Ba@%*rd.

tom2789 on February 18, 2012 at 8:06 PM

dutch?
if you support the 19th amendment, you support the devil! see what devil convinced American females to support? its sick!

nathor on February 18, 2012 at 8:14 PM

Almost $7 for three stinkin’ rubbers? I don’t call that cheap.

Lanceman on February 18, 2012 at 6:19 PM

$7 a year is not a lot of money.

katy the mean old lady on February 18, 2012 at 6:24 PM

ROTFLMAO!!

Again…..Remind me NEVER to piss you off.

Friggin’ Hilarious.

Tim_CA on February 18, 2012 at 8:31 PM

Well, the One throws a baseball like a sissy. Yet he’s the President of the Greatest Country on God’s Green Earth?

racquetballer on February 18, 2012 at 8:32 PM

Eve fell to a supernatural being while Adam fell to a woman. Who looks more weak? (It’s right at the beginning of the book. Helps to read.)

Leonard210 on February 18, 2012 at 6:35 PM

Yeah, but women are

tom on February 18, 2012 at 8:35 PM

Unfortunately, he is correct about a sizable proportion of women.

DrMagnolias on February 18, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Not to mention, a proportion of sizable women.

tom on February 18, 2012 at 8:37 PM

If contraception and abortion are to be free of charge, why isn’t having a baby free? If men can get Viagra and penal implants on the government dime, why can’t a woman get breast implants for free?

Does anyone else ever wonder why the liberals seem to be obsessed with sex and reproduction?

fight like a girl on February 18, 2012 at 8:37 PM

If Mr. Sweatervest physically bitch slaps the next reporter who asks him about contraception, I will vote for him. Better yet, the first primary contestant to get the job done will get my vote.

It’s time to take the gloves off and put the media whores turnin tricks for Obama, in their place!

Africanus on February 18, 2012 at 8:38 PM

Boy! Where we could have gone with that headline today, without any article!
(They would have needed a sledgehammer!)

KOOLAID2 on February 18, 2012 at 8:57 PM

In every battle there comes a time when both sides consider themselves beaten, then he who continues the attack wins.
Ulysses S. Grant

Speakup on February 18, 2012 at 9:16 PM

A “non-issue” with the GOP ? Last I knew, Rick Santorum is part of the GOP and contraception is most certainly NOT a “non-issue” with him.

Whether or not you think Santorum would do anything to affect contraception availability or not, the fact he thinks this topic should be up for discussion in regards to “public policy” is not indicative of a “non-issue”.

Thanks Rick!

deadrody on February 18, 2012 at 9:39 PM

Almost $7 for three stinkin’ rubbers? I don’t call that cheap.

Lanceman on February 18, 2012 at 6:19 PM

Sometimes supply and demand really stinks.

But if that seems expensive, ask a new parent what their hospital/doctor bills were. Those alone will make $7 look like small potatoes.

MelonCollie on February 18, 2012 at 9:42 PM

Sometimes supply and demand really stinks.

But if that seems expensive, ask a new parent what their hospital/doctor bills were. Those alone will make $7 look like small potatoes.

MelonCollie on February 18, 2012 at 9:42 PM

I must have had really good insurance. My daughter cost me $10.00 total.

Night Owl on February 18, 2012 at 9:51 PM

I must have had really good insurance. My daughter cost me $10.00 total.

Night Owl on February 18, 2012 at 9:51 PM

Probably. I’ve been told that the earliest time young people usually see insurance really pay off is if they have a kid.

MelonCollie on February 18, 2012 at 10:13 PM

Probably. I’ve been told that the earliest time young people usually see insurance really pay off is if they have a kid.

MelonCollie on February 18, 2012 at 10:13 PM

I was thirty-eight at the time, but still true. I had stitches once prior to that. LOL

Night Owl on February 18, 2012 at 10:21 PM

$7 a year is not a lot of money.

katy the mean old lady on February 18, 2012 at 6:24 PM

Don’t ever talk to my wife… :)

Bunsin2 on February 18, 2012 at 10:24 PM

The weird, out of place questions (you know, the “why the eff are they asking this?” questions) were lefties grabbing for soundbytes to demonize the GOP with. It was a nice little window to their campaign “issues”.

sublibertate on February 18, 2012 at 10:39 PM

Unfortunately that means only above average women tend to be natural conservatives.

wildcat72 on February 18, 2012 at 6:41 PM

On behalf of myself AND all the other women commenting on Hot Air, as well as ALL other conservative ‘above average’ women – WE THANK YOU !!!! ( blush )

kathyk

kennedyk49 on February 18, 2012 at 10:56 PM

Yeah, but that works out to $.58 a month for ya, Lance.

lfwest on February 18, 2012 at 11:04 PM

President Obama doesn’t need to scare women about the Republican’s attitude towards contraception. The hearing held by Darrell Issa featuring a panel made up of five male clergymen was a dream come true. And when Issa refused to allow a female witness to testify, it gave the Democrats a chance to walk out!

Gold! Pure political gold!

chumpThreads on February 18, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Uteroamericans out there

Aquarian on February 18, 2012 at 6:46 PM

First thought .. LOL, second thought…pleeze do not let this ever catch on!

LazyHips on February 18, 2012 at 11:21 PM

President Obama doesn’t need to scare women about the Republican’s attitude towards contraception. The hearing held by Darrell Issa featuring a panel made up of five male clergymen was a dream come true. And when Issa refused to allow a female witness to testify, it gave the Democrats a chance to walk out!

Gold! Pure political gold!

chumpThreads on February 18, 2012 at 11:15 PM

I adore tyranny too!

tom daschle concerned on February 19, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Obama’s numbers with women were lousy, so he gave them a freebie.

No cost birth control. Pure and simple.

If he can villainize the Catholic Church, even better.

marybel on February 19, 2012 at 1:20 AM

nathor on February 18, 2012 at 8:14 PM

I personally blame Woodrow Wilson, FDR, Margret Sanger, Gloria Steinem for the folly of the feminist movement. All of them inflicted great harm on our country in ways we cannot fathom.

But blaming it on the concept of female suffrage is inaccurate, if not just plain silly.

Myron Falwell on February 19, 2012 at 2:10 AM

Hey!

That’s not fair!

If the leftists, liberals, democrats, Obama, pro-aborts, pro-butcher and dehumanization of, and devalue of baby advocates can push for totally free, mandatory disemmination of contraceptive, abortificients, tubal ligations, etc., for women, all falsely labelled as “women’s health,” then I want stuff for MY Health, like free, paid for, orthopeadic visits and service, free health exams and complete treatments for males, complete vascular and cancer screening and treatments, all free, for men, and more.

In fact, I want a Gulf Stream 650 jet, at least one, and a Lear Citation Ten jet, and a King Air which can hit at least 350 kph, and even, perhaps, 450 kph, along with all expenses and costs paid for year round.

I also think it is only fair and just that my wife and I and our childer never have to pay for food, shelter, clothing, or transporation ever again. Our house, maintenanc, and repairs should all be “free,” as should all food, even restaurant food, our clothing, our entertainment and activities costs, all free (martial arts training, fitness training, track and field, baseball, softball, gymanstics, basketball, swimming, snorkelling, SCUBA, Skydiving, Rock Climbing, the entire works, all free)

After all, this is a Persons’ health, Children’s health, Family’s health, and men’s health issue, or are special goodies, including free sex related stuff, such as contraceptives, abortificients, abortions, tubal ligations, which are not really about women’s health, but about preventing reproduction, or, in cases where reproduction has already occure, to slaughter, or kill, the new human being, only something women can receive, but never families, men, and a married couple’s children?

William2006 on February 19, 2012 at 3:48 AM

Barack Obama thinks women are idiots.

Can’t blame him for thinking that; after all, the majority of his voters in 2008 were women, and only an idiot would vote for that incompetent, corrupt fool.

AZCoyote on February 19, 2012 at 11:07 AM

So true. The only way for Obama to get re-elected in such a bad economy is for the GOP to scare the undecided voters with some religious social con candidate.

Will they do it? Obama has his fingers crossed.

keep the change on February 18, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Tone-deaf much?

Freelancer on February 19, 2012 at 11:35 AM

If contraception and abortion are to be free of charge, why isn’t having a baby free? If men can get Viagra and penal implants on the government dime, why can’t a woman get breast implants for free?

Does anyone else ever wonder why the liberals seem to be obsessed with sex and reproduction?

fight like a girl on February 18, 2012 at 8:37 PM

Oh it’s coming. This contraception crap, along with a lot of the crap that Democrats like to sling into their bills, is entirely symbolic. Once contraception becomes a basic “right” who’s to say that abortion isn’t either? And also foreskin reattachment surgery? And gender re-reassignment hormone treatments?

Book on February 19, 2012 at 12:00 PM

heretics can disagree what they want in the fires of hell! this is not about religious freedom, its about god’s will being disobeyed! we cannot allow that!

nathor on February 18, 2012 at 6:32 PM

Not your job. Also, if you think that God meant women to be kept under the thumbs of men, you aren’t paying attention to the Creator you claim to speak for, and you are therefore disobeying His will in a far more substantional manner than other people who are making, and demanding to be allowed to make, choices of conscience.

The government is claiming to be the conscience of the nation by attempting to force employers to take actions against their conscience. Other numbskulls here believe Rick Santorum to be worse than that by merely stating his opinions about issues of conscience, and then presuming that he’d want to mandate such from the Oval Office, which is utter nonsence. Worse yet, however, is someone who twists and misreads Scripture out of a sad need to compensate, proclaiming that women are too stupid or naive to make their own decisions and must be ruled over by men. Check out Ruth, Esther, Hannah, and even Rahab, and see how God exalts right actions by women as much as He does men.

Freelancer on February 19, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Eve would fall to anything… Adam fell to a women because he trusted her! Adam was pure until wicked Eve deceived him! we cannot forget!
nathor on February 18, 2012 at 6:43 PM

Eve didn’t “deceive” Adam.

On the other hand, you don’t really believe that she did, either.

listens2glenn on February 19, 2012 at 12:50 PM

Unfortunately that means only above average women tend to be natural conservatives.

wildcat72 on February 18, 2012 at 6:41 PM

On behalf of myself AND all the other women commenting on Hot Air, as well as ALL other conservative ‘above average’ women – WE THANK YOU !!!! ( blush )

kathyk

kennedyk49 on February 18, 2012 at 10:56 PM

Thank you, and thank you for your thank you. [blush]

Politicians who have to condescend to me or any American for any reason do not get my vote. Ever. In their hubris, they have automatically and immediately disqualified themselves when they believe they are entitled to it.

That goes for Obama clear down to the guy or gal running for dog catcher.

PatriotGal2257 on February 19, 2012 at 2:07 PM

They can do and say anything they wish…they control the narrators. AND THEY ALL KNOW IT NOW.

This is why it has become more overt. Everyone sees the biggest items get scaled down while the tiniest problems from Non-lefties get blown up. You see CNN and Disney come out of the closet hard core now. Crowd out the non-conformers, threats to the collective.

John Kettlewell on February 19, 2012 at 2:40 PM

Barack Obama thinks women are idiots.

Time will tell if he’s got a point.

Far more men are idiots. And far more men are geniuses.

I keep going back and forth on weather women should be allowed to vote. It’s pretty easy to say America had it’s best days before 1920.

Bill C on February 19, 2012 at 4:39 PM

And then of course they are going to make insurance companies (meaning of course everyone who pays the premiums) pay for infertility treatments because when women want to get pregnant they can’t This seems to me like double dipping or something. And why is it that the democrats think sex is the most important part of who people are? Every issue with them ends up at sex.

IdrilofGondolin on February 19, 2012 at 7:03 PM

Never mind the economy; never mind the unemployment rate; never mind the fiscal catastrophe waiting for you, your kids, and their kids;

Well, if they get their contraception, then they won’t have any kids to endure that financial catastrophe, now, will they? See how neat that is?
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GWB on February 20, 2012 at 12:33 PM

In the feminist era only women are allowed to express male behaviors.

It’s sad.

wildcat72 on February 18, 2012 at 7:29 PM

Really? I must have missed that memo. I give credit where it is due regardless of anything else and strike where needed, again regardless.

Here’s hoping you just forgot the /sarc tag.

Cowboy up!!!

landowner on February 20, 2012 at 3:59 PM

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