Can Obama Buy Women’s Love?

Tait Trussell is a national award-winning writer, former vice-president of the American Enterprise Institute and former Washington correspondent for The Wall Street Journal.


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Obama has to hold the women if he wants to keep his job as President. Apparently he thinks it helps to do so by hugging them, as he did the women of ABC’s “The View,” a kind of everywoman’s Ratpack show. Reportedly, 5.6 million watched Obama’s appearance July 29. He also makes an effort to embrace women at his unstoppable string of post-election campaign stops.

The country has 8 million more women than men, and 57 percent of the pro-Obama vote in 2008 came from women, according to Gallup polling; and 65 percent of the unmarried females voted for him. Some 67 percent of the least educated—those with some grade school learning–cast votes for him.

In case hugs alone don’t work, Obama can expect some return from his Executive Order creating the White House Council on Women and Girls to deal with issues they face and—the document said– “to ensure that all Cabinet and Cabinet-level agencies across the federal government consider how their policies and programs” address the needs of women and girls, including women of color.

Obama’s current $3.8 trillion budget has programs a-plenty for women and girls, which will be exempted from spending restrictions placed on other programs. So reported news.mcclatchy.com. A budget document called “Opportunity and Progress for Women and Girls” described 15 federal programs to benefit females that would get increased funding.

Among the programs for women are $8.1 billion in food aid for low-income pregnant women, infants and kids up to age 5, plus $3.9 billion for child care and Head Start meals. For family planning, $327 million is made available, with expanded access to contraception. Family planning is provided through more than 4,500 clinics providing services to approximately five million persons annually. Included also is $205 million for the prevention of teen pregnancy “and related efforts,” (whatever these are.)

The President’s budget also provides $8.1 billion for “discretionary nutrition program supports, which is a $400 million increase over the [fiscal] 2010 enacted level.” The budget also provides $10 billion over 10 years for “program reforms” to enhance the “nutritional quality of school meals and snacks, expanding nutrition research and evaluation, and improving program management.” In the budget, too, is $989 million for Head Start and Early Start to serve 64,000 added families, and $1.6 billion for Child Care and Development. And on and on. The $787 billion stimulus act planners saw that more money for new jobs went to women, while it was men who represent 80 percent of the unemployed.

But money can’t buy love. Recently women rights advocates and other liberals attending the Netroots Nation meeting in Las Vegas July 24 weren’t happy at Obama’s absence. All they got was a video message in which Obama said, “ We can’t afford to slide backwards. Let’s finish what we started.” Leftists, however, have been disappointed in the many legislative compromises put together by the White House and Congressional Democrats. They’ve also groused at the fact that Guantanimo Bay hasn’t been closed, the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, relating to gays and lesbians, hasn’t been dealt with, and combat in Iraq and anywhere else hasn’t ended.

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  • http://intensedebate.com/people/Reason_For_Life Reason_For_Life

    Can Obama Buy Women’s Love?

    Maybe Obama ought to talk to Eliot Spitzer and ask him how buying a woman's love worked out for him.

  • posse101

    money for abortions, child care, welfare and women of color. he's buying their vote. they're whores and they don't even know it. no wonder most of them are "unmarried."

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/posse101 posse101

    women speaking in support of Obama reminds me of the Vagina Monologues. only those vaginas had brains.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/posse101 posse101

    i'd like to do some community organizing with the Obama supporter in the middle of the picture. do you think she'd go for a chubby, 62 year old Republican honkey? please advise.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/Rifleman Rifleman

    Love can't be bought, but votes can, and nobody in the history of the world has spent more money buying votes than the dp and hussein.

    • Dennis X

      Ever heard of meg whitman?

      • Rifleman

        Sure have

  • Cuban Refugee

    Obama couldn't even buy me a drink. His appearance on "The View" was a transparent, desperate attempt to appeal to the same airheads who would fall for the propaganda he and his lackeys used during the presidential campaign. As he is now again in Dear Leader "campaign mode," saturating the airwaves with his presence, I imagine most women will be doing what I do every day: hit the Mute button.

  • blotto

    Suzanne Malveaux, black commentator and activists, said that affirmative action is basically for white women and that black women should side with white women until they get into postions of power. And after that they can take away the positions of white women and give them to blacks.

    If white women are this stupid to be bought off like this knowing that it is their dollars paying the freight of those living off government largesse then they deserve what they get.

  • USMCSniper

    Yn Coulter had it right on about American women and voting: COULTER: If we took away women's right to vote, we'd never have to worry about another Democrat president. It's kind of a pipe dream, it's a personal fantasy of mine, but I don't think it's going to happen. And it is a good way of making the point that women are voting so stupidly, at least single women. It also makes the point, it is kind of embarrassing, the Democratic Party ought to be hanging its head in shame, that it has so much difficulty getting real men to vote for it. I mean, you do see it’s the party of women and 'We’ll pay for your health care and your kids tuition and day care — and here, what else can we give you, soccer moms?'

  • johnnywood

    Vote Democrat. It is much easier than thinking.