Monday, December 8, 2008

Why In The World Is Anyone Surprised By


Obama's speechwriter, Jon Favreau, demonstrating who he, and so many of those associated with Obama, is: a misogynistic, juvenile pig who has disrespected the Former First Lady of Arkansas, a Top 100 Attorneys in the United States TWICE, the former First Lady of the United States, a two term US Senator, the RIGHTFUL Democratic presidential nominee, and all women. As they say, a picture speaks a thousand words, and this tells us plenty.

In case that is not enough for you, there is this:

Or how about this:

Oh, we can't forget this one:

Heck - they don't have to be about Hillary. Here are some of Obama's minions sporting their new misogynist-wear. And this is the milder one they were wearing:

No doubt, you know there are more out there about Clinton and Palin.

We don't have to rely simply on a photo, though. We have video, too. This was from Geraldine Ferraro, who listed the incidences of sexism in the primary:

Gee, Ms. Ferraro, isn't that PRECISELY what you did?? Immediately flip-flop over to Obama? Hell to the yes, you did, going on show afte rshow touting him as the Democratic nominee. I guess that DOES make you a "typical politician." To say the very least.

Despite it all, despite all of the sexism, the MISOGYNY, Obama used, NOW threw women under the bus and endorsed him. Planned Parenthood did the same. Then there was NARAL, who threw women under the bus by endorsing Obama, which completely pissed off the folks at Emily's List. And what did EMILY'S LIST do? Well, it, too, threw women under the bus. Why? To get money, to get on the bandwagon, to show that NOT ONE of those organizations truly have women's best interests at heart. Apparently, for Emily List's Director, Ellen Moran, it was to benefit her PERSONALLY since she will now be working as the White House Communications Director. Way to fulfill your mission statements, folks. Way to stand up for women.

And the piece de resistance, the video below. While this focuses on the Primary, it easily speaks to what is happening today:

A picture speaks a thousand words. And the response of Obama to the future White House Speechwriter's blatant sexism? To the blatant sexism and misogyny in this election? Well, from Obama, the silence is deafening.

As long as Favreau has a job in Obama's Administration, the message remains clear. Obama's speechwriter can insult and degrade the future Secretary of State, and other women, and that is A-Okay by Obama. Obama could have half of his entire cabinet be women, but the message to women remains clear.


SFIndiePUMA said...

Did you see James Carville defending Favreau's actions to Wolf Blitzer? Telling women who object that they're sick and need psychiatric help, that there is real discrimination out there and that objecting to Favreau's actions is just silliness? How stupid is he that he doesn't have the ability to equate fondling an image of a woman with discrimination? He says it's just "a guy having a good time at a party"? And this man has daughters? I'm sick, absolutely sick. And you know there are women out there who will hear what Carville has to say and believe him, and think they are wrong for feeling victimized. Yep, let's blame the victim, James.

He needs to sit in a room with survivors of sexual assault, face to face, and hear just how silly it is.

F*ucking a**hole.

Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy said...

Holy COW, SFIndie - you have got to be kidding me!

I have lost all respect for James Carville after this year. He stabbed Clinton in the back saying he already had a check made out to Obama as soon as Clinton got out. What a TOOL!

And what a sexist pig himself if he cannot see why this is as a problem for women, and the country, to have this jackass as the speechwriter for the PRESIDENT!

I hope you wrote Wolf Blitzer a scathing email...

And HELL YEAH, Carville needs to hear how assholic he truly is for saying these kinds of things that do nothing but expose him for the pig HE is.

SFIndiePUMA said...

I haven't written Blitzer a letter yet, but am working on one. AND Carville. I think I'll also write one to Mary Matalin (, I'd like to know what she thinks about her husband's statement.

I used to respect Carville, too. It's amazing how many people I've lost respect for this past year!

Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy said...

Go get 'em, SFIndie!!

I wrote Carville another time. I am sure it meant nothing to him, but it meant something to ME to get it off my chest.

And Blitzer. How is it this man stil has a job? He's terrible! No backbone...