13 May 2015

It Looks Like I Wasn't the Only One Who Thought That Obama's Attitude toward Elizabeth Warren Was Sexist

It turns out that the distinguished gentleman from Ohio, Senator Sherrod Brown, found Obama's statements about Warren and the TPP dismissive in a way that he never would be to male members of congress:
Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown threw a grenade into the ongoing war of words between Sen. Elizabeth Warren and President Barack Obama, a war that reached new heights with Tuesday’s dramatic setback of Obama’s trade agenda in the Senate.

Brown, one of the top Democratic leaders of the uprising against Obama’s trade push, criticized the president for what the senator saw as “disrespectful” comments toward Warren and suggested that Warren’s gender may have played a role.

When asked how Obama was being disrespectful of the Massachusetts Democrat, Brown replied: “I think by just calling her ‘another politician.’” He continued, “I’m not going to get into more details. I think referring to her as first name, when he might not have done that for a male senator, perhaps? I’ve said enough.”
Particularly when juxtaposed with a former staffer saying of the Obama White House that, "It actually fit all of the classic legal requirements for a genuinely hostile workplace to women," and his "Sweetie" comment to a female reporter, I think that the burden of proof must be on the President, and not Mr. Brown.

And now Obama, though his proxy White House press secretary Josh Earnest, is not just asking for an apology from Senator Brown, but is insisting that it inevitable that he will eventually apologize.

The word, "Whiny Bitch," is completely inadequate to describe this.


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