NOW: 'President Obama, Where Are The Women?'
The War On Women is being waged fiercely—by Barack Obama. Obama has yet to appoint a woman to his 2nd term cabinet, and the National Organization for Women is furious:
President Obama has made a number of high-profile appointments recently — four at last count — and they are all white men. I am concerned that the current trend in your Cabinet appointments has excluded women and people of color. Women, especially women of color, are being disproportionately affected by current debates over the federal budget, education policy and access to health care, and their perspective needs to be represented among your top advisers. There is no doubt that qualified women exist for each and every position you will be called to fill, so there is no excuse to consign the vast majority of decision-making power and authority to men.
NOW complained that United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice “was pushed aside and replaced with a white male nominee” when the “right wing unjustly smeared” her. Now, NOW wants its members to sign a petition telling Obama to get with it and appoint women, most importantly women of color. One place they want Obama to start is the Federal Communications Commission, which has never had a woman leader.
Even radical New York Democratic Rep. Charlie Rangel was embarrassed, saying:
We’ve been through all of this with [2012 GOP presidential nominee] Mitt Romney. And we were very hard with Mitt Romney with the women binder and a variety of things. And I kind of think there’s no excuse with the second term.
Oh, the irony.