If Bill Clinton was our first black president, as Toni Morrison once proclaimed, then Barack Obama may be our first woman president. […] No, I’m not calling Obama a girlie president. But . . . he may be suffering a rhetorical-testosterone deficit when it comes to dealing with crises, with which he has been richly endowed. – Obama: Our first female president
Save us from Pulitizer Prize winning females who don’t know what they’re talking about when it comes to the politics of sex. Both Kathleen Parker and Maureen Dowd evidently missing Pres. Obama’s tough sacking of McChrystal, but also his appointment of Petraeus, which signals cagey triangulation where Afghanistan is concerned.
Bill Clinton was too randy. Now we’ve got both Kathleen Parker and Maureen Dowd making Barack Obama into — wait for it — a woman.
It’s the same old, same old from the usual suspects. Democrats are either too soft are too hard, as was their judgment of Hillary. But we all know what would happen if Pres. Obama showed his inner disgust at the stuff Republicans are pulling lately, everyone would be rising up against the “angry black man” in the White House. Showing his inner intellect now makes him either a “humanoid” or our “first female president.”
Parker hides her confusion by citing “evolutionary achievement.” Then she makes a preposterous remark about women’s alleged conformity: Women tend to be coalition builders rather than mavericks (with the occasional rogue exception). Ah yes, Sarah Palin. …and on the Democratic side? But that’s nothing compared to her chatty Cathy comparison:
Obama is a chatterbox who makes Alan Alda look like Genghis Khan.
Then Ms. Parker goes on to confuse bad political judgment and poor management of BP to “rhetorical style.” Wrong, it was just bad leadership.
One of the things that allows Parker and Dowd to get away with this drivel is that Democrats aren’t showing any strength by using their majority like Republicans would. That’s actually the foundation of all of this. It’s interesting, however, that neither Parker or Dowd makes mention of Obama’s national security hawk decisions that mimic George W. Bush. Maybe these ladies don’t follow things like Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Bagram, Gitmo, international assassination programs, etc.
Dowd also weighed in:
“He doesn’t connect when he could and he waits…His mother was an anthropologist and he has that anthropologist side of just waiting and looking, which isn’t really a male or female trait, it’s a problem,” Dowd told me on “GMA.” […] “He’s had to develop a lot of shields. He’s come up, you know basically as Michelle says he was raised by wolves,” Dowd said. “So you know he has a lot of shields so he’s thin-skinned.
Ms. Dowd has spent a career bitching about Bill Clinton’s sexuality, not to mention Hillary’s faults as a woman. Now she turns her gaze on Obama and completely ignores that being “thin-skinned” is a trait of ego, but also a result of Barack Obama being handled by the press with kid gloves during the 2008 election season.
Kathleen and Maureen are stuck in a 1950s time warp. We can be thankful, however, that at least Ms. Dowd won’t co-host a cable show, but it gives you an idea of the nonsense we’re going to hear on CNN once Spitzer and Parker’s new show hits the screen.