Thursday, April 5, 2012

Obama Politicizes Augusta National and The Masters

The last sentence in this article relating that President Obama thinks the administration should play a larger role in our lives, points directly to the differences between the liberal/progressive/Democrats and Republican/Conservatives. The first want to control our lives and the latter want the freedom to act for themselves.

This is a little hypocritical of Obama since he didn't seem to speak out when, in 2009, the National Association of Colored Women's Clubs hosted a Pre-Inaugural Reception for him.

It also didn't stop him from nominating Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court, who resigned from the all women club, the Belizean Grove, during her confirmation hearings.

It is obvious that Obama is using this as a campaign tool to increase his standing among women leading up to the November election. Many people have belonged to single gender organizations in their past, such as fraternities and sororities, and have not been irreparably damaged. Let the boys be boys and keep politics out of the granddaddy of all golf tournaments, the Masters.

The White House’s spokesman said Thursday that the president believes that a golf club in Augusta, Ga., 551 miles from the White House, should change its membership rules and admit women as members.

The golf club in question is the Augusta National Golf Club, which is hosting the high-profile Masters tournament this week.

“It is obviously up to the club to decide, but his personal opinion is that women should be admitted to the club,” Obama’s spokesman, Jay Carney, said in response to a question from a reporter.

The private club does not invite women to be members. Feminist groups are pressuring the club, and its corporate sponsors, to change its long-standing rule.

However, Obama is trying to bolster support with feminist groups, partly because he’s trying to maximize favorable turnout among women in the November election.

Obama “believes Augusta should admit women. We’re kinda long past the time when women should be excluded from anything,” Carney said.

The new announcement reflects Obama’s view that the administration should play a larger role in the nation’s economy and civil society

Read Daily Caller article here.

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