President Obama believes it is “long past the time” for women to be admitted to the traditionally all-male Augusta National Golf Club, White House press secretary Jay Carney said Thursday.
The remarks were viewed by some as a conscious effort by the White House to propagate the meme of a “war on women” being waged by Republicans against the fairer sex.
The president himself, however, has a well-documented history of excluding women, especially on the golf course.
Obama played 23 rounds of golf between January and October of 2009 before inviting a single woman to his foursome, the New York Times reported. This was emblematic of broader concerns over the president’s preference for the company and advice of men:
The technical foul over the all-male game has become a nagging concern for a White House that has battled an impression dating to the presidential campaign that Mr. Obama’s closest advisers form a boys’ club and that he is too frequently in the company of only men — not just when playing sports, but also when making big decisions.
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Since Obama took office, the unemployment rate for women has increased from 7.0% to 8.1%
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Asked for his take on President Obama saying Augusta should open its membership doors to women, Mark Levin talks about real issues women are facing every day such as gas in their car and being employed.
Mark Levin: How many millions of women in this country can not afford to fill up their cars? How many millions of women are breaking their weekly budgets buying food now? How many millions of women in this country are out of work? How many millions of women in this country are going to lose their homes?
In other words, Mr. President, you can focus on Augusta and the country clubs. You can play golf 80 times or more a year — or doing your presidency. You can go to basketball games and do all these other things. But it’s time we have a president who is concerned about the real needs of women. Not the country clubs and that includes men too.