President Obama Weighs In On Football
Is President Obama too soft? Creation Date Thursday, 31 January 2013. Hits 5764
Finally, someone is lashing out at President Obama for his comments on football. The Boston Globe today lit into the President, calling his recent musings "passive" and accusing him of "punting the football." In short, Mr. President, football is a man's sport. There is no room for girls in this game, and sissy little side-step answers will not be tolerated. If you want to talk about retired ballerina's getting arthritis, then you can come with lame answers like you gave to the New Republic. But if you want to talk about football, you need to man up and sound off like you have a pair. Now I'm sure some of you dames out there want to lash out at me for such a sexist viewpoint, but we are talking about football after all, and girls don't matter in football so who cares what you think? Let's get to what Obama thinks.
“If I had a son, I’d have to think long and hard before I let him play football.”
But you don't have a son, do you, Mr. President? You have two daughters. So instead of worrying about concussions and spinal cord injuries, all you have to concern yourself with is dishpan hands and allergies to assorted household cleaning products. While other father's sacrifice their sons to the football gods, your focus is more along the lines of making sure the girls learn to never put whites in with the colors or mix bleach and ammonia, right?
If I could for a second drop the schtick and pretend to be as sexist as our President actually is by pretending to live in a country where girls can't grow up to play professional football, I wonder what would have been the response from feminists if President Obama had two sons and had been asked of the dangers of inhaling fumes from cleaning products. What if his answer had been "If I had a daughter, I would have to think long and hard about the dangers she will face when she is older and cooking and cleaning for the man she loves." That would go over like a bastard child at the family reunion, but the irony gets richer. Here is what our military did last week under the leadership of President Obama's Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta.
U.S. military leaders on Thursday formally lifted the ban on women serving in combat positions, with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta saying women have become an "integral part" of the military and have already demonstrated their willingness to fight during the wars of the last decade.
"It's clear to all of us that women are contributing in unprecedented ways to the military's mission of defending the nation," Panetta said.
The change would open hundreds of thousands of front-line positions and potentially elite commando jobs to women. Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey both approved the change Thursday, and the White House separately said it endorsed the decision.
Well isn't that nice? It appears that women are to be respected when it comes to fighting on the front lines, but not when it comes to blocking on the offensive line. Even if there were no professional football for women, shouldn't this visionary President for women's rights be on the front lines fighting for a woman's right to drop back in the pocket? But I'm supposed to give the guy a pass on his intolerance for women in a dangerous sport like football because he is visionary in getting women in a "what could possibly go wrong here" position like a squad leader in a foxhole in Afghanistan.
Fortunately, we live in a country that has moved on past the neanderthal sexist views of men like President Obama. Below is a video of real live women playing the sport we all know and love called football. Yes, believe it or not, Mr. President, they even do things like tackling and blocking. You'd be surprised what these dames are capable of. You also might be ashamed of what they are wearing. You see, the LFL took a step forward recently when they changed their name from the Lingerie Football League to the Legends Football League. But as you may notice in the video, they are still playing in their underwear. Not that there is anything wrong with that, if that is what they want to do. I'm just saying that maybe if we had a President who actually believed in Women's Rights instead of one that pays it lip service when he gives your daughter the right to have her brains splattered on the inside of a government issued brain bucket, we might see a society that respected these women enough to come watch their games when they play fully clothed.