Obama arguing for women's educational opportunity

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  • SG in SLC Salt Lake City, UT
    March 21, 2014 10:46 a.m.

    Those who are expressing outrage over the President's statements calling for increased educational opportunities for women either don't see those statements for what they really are, or they DO get it, and are simply engaging in their favorite bloodsport of Obama-bashing. (For the record, I don't hold the view that President Obama can do no wrong; I'm actually fairly disappointed in his overall performance, and see him as a mediocre President. I felt the same about President Bush – except that my disappointment and his mediocrity fall in different areas – lest anyone think that I blame Pres. Bush for everything that’s wrong in the world.)

    Simply put, this is a political overture to an important segment of the voter base, made at a political fundraiser; no more, no less; and both parties do frequently. If you don't believe me, just watch what happens in early 2016, in the run-up to the Iowa Caucus, when presidential candidate hopefuls from both parties pander to "King Corn" by pledging support for ethanol subsidies; pledges that most only intend to nominally honor, if at all – it’s all about a good showing in Iowa.

  • Uncle Rico Sandy, UT
    March 21, 2014 9:11 a.m.

    I wish Obama had placed as much emphasis on the situation in the Ukraine.

  • Oatmeal Woods Cross, UT
    March 21, 2014 7:40 a.m.

    As a Democrat, I think it is disingenuous for the President to claim that women need more educational opportunities when men lag behind women in most numbers I've seen. There is a gender gap in education from the early grades through the university system, and something needs to be done about it. Boys/men are being shortchanged. Pedagogy and admission processes now favor women. Mr. President, stop playing politics and recognize the real issue.

  • happy2bhere clearfield, UT
    March 21, 2014 6:47 a.m.

    What country is he in, what time is he living in, and what are we supposed to do with a President that either is so dishonest or out of touch with reality (take your pick) that he says women need more educational opportunities in America. As Mountanman pointed out, these days women are kicking the behinds of men in college. And it's been a trend going back to at least the 90s. Which of course takes me to worf. Obama and most Democrats need victims to get elected. So if there are none, they create them. That by the way is why 13% unemployment and 50 million on food stamps plays right into the Democrat Party play book. When will this country wake up? Or are we now a permanent mediocrity of a country?

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    March 20, 2014 11:26 p.m.

    Facts don't mean anything thing.

    Obama likes dividing people.

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    March 20, 2014 9:46 a.m.

    According to the Census Bureau, 685,000 men and 916,000 women graduated from college in 2009 (the latest year for which statistics have been published). That means 25 percent fewer men received college degrees than women. So I am left to wonder, yet again, what is Obama talking about?

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    March 20, 2014 9:07 a.m.

    Obama thrives on creating victims.