Monday, June 23, 2008

Obama tells women to "get over it"

As can be expected when it was reported that Barack Obama said this:
"However, I need to make a decision in the next few months as to how I manage that since I'm running against John McCain, which takes a lot of time. If women take a moment to realize that on every issue important to women, John McCain is not in their corner, that would help them get over it."

Was not received well by everyone:
Rep. Diane Watson, D-Calif., a longtime Clinton supporter, did not like those last three words -- "Get over it." She found them dismissive, off-putting.

"Don't use that terminology," Watson told Obama.

In a "but wait there's more" moment, DONE (Democrats Over Nominating Elitists) has more...
Sen. Barack Obama’s (D-Ill.) conciliatory tone turned sharp on Thursday when Rep. Diane Watson (D-Calif.) pressed him on how there needs to be healing in the Democratic Party.

“Look, Diane,” Obama said, according to a participant who attended the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) meeting. “John McCain, if he’s elected, is going to pick a Supreme Court that will roll back every gain women have made in the last 50 years.”

Seeming frustrated, Obama started talking more bluntly about why women should be supporting him over Sen. McCain (R-Ariz.), whatever their feelings about the divisive Democratic primary campaign.

The hard feelings are even deeper as it appears Obama feels as if he held his tongue when he felt he was insulted...Which would suggest perhaps someone should tell him to get over that.

After all what's good for the goose is good for the gander...

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