In response to criticism from both sides of the aisle for only appointing men to cabinet positions for his second term, President Barack Obama is now considering two women for senior economic positions. He wants Ruth Porat, chief financial officer at Morgan Stanley, for Deputy Secretary of the Treasury and Wal-Mart Foundation President Sylvia Mathews Burwell for budget director.
That is right. He is choosing two women from two companies his administration demonized throughout his first term.
Last November, George Soros and his group MoveOn lead a huge online movement calling for a strike by Wal-Mart employees on Black Friday. SEIU joined in and persuaded workers to strike on the biggest shopping day of the year. In 2009 the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission backed a suit against Wal-Mart by telling a court to allow a multiple women to sue the company as a group. Wal-Mart said doing this “would violate the company’s right to defend itself against each worker’s claims before a jury.”
Meanwhile, President Obama and the left have never kept their dislike for banks hidden from the public. This administration is constantly trying to regulate and punish them for wanting to make a profit. In an appearance on Jay Leno, President Obama once again placed all the blame on banks for the economic crisis. That same month, the ACLU filed a lawsuit against Morgan Stanley. They said the company told lenders to give risky mortgages to African-American borrowers.
While it is great President Obama is offering a little of diversity, his hypocrisy needs to be pointed out. Choosing candidates from two companies hated by progressives shows how empty his words are.