Barack Obama: Sexism You Can Believe In

He pays his female staffers roughly 25% less than males in similar positions

Why am I not surprised?

Barack Obama is doing his best to demonstrate his fiscal responsibility in keeping down wasteful spending: Pay female staff members less than their male counterparts!

If you listen to Barack Obama’s speeches, he waxes poetical about equality for women in all areas. He pauses for dramatic effect as he tells you how he wants his two daughters to have the same opportunities as our sons. One Obama campaign ad takes a swipe at John McCain, saying, “Today women work to help support their families but are paid just 77 cents for every dollar a man makes. It’s just one more thing John McCain doesn’t get about our economy.”

The truth? It’s Obama who doesn’t get it. Or he does get it, and just doesn’t care: While Obama complains that women in America are paid only 77 cents for every dollar men make in the same positions, he only pays his female staff members 78% of what he pays male staff members in comparable positions.

So which are you, Obama, the pot or the kettle? Some people talk the talk… and nothing more.

Meanwhile, female staffers on John McCain’s staff earn an average of 24% more than women in comparable posts on Obama’s staff. Some people walk the walk… and THAT’S what’s needed if women want to be valued as equals.

I guess you could say Barack Obama pays his female staff members in “pocket change they can believe in.”

He is so full of it.

- Aggie


  1. Carol said,

    September 20, 2008 @ 12:26 am

    I know I usually describe The One as a flaming narcissist, but I’m starting to wonder if I’m not wrong. Perhaps he really believes everything he says and, what’s more, believes that he actually lives everything he says. In other words, he’s not self-involved; he’s totally delusional.

    Or both.

  2. Bloodthirsty Liberal said,

    September 20, 2008 @ 7:17 am

    I have developed a thumbnail sketch of Obama. He’s the guy who wants to be hip, spends a lot of time and effort convincing others that he is hip, but is basically a dolt.

    I recently heard a young woman describe how “privileged” she feels for being able to work for him, and wondered how she happened to choose that particular word. He probably assumes that people will be “privileged” to work on his campaign, and that they should pay him. Any woman who balks would not be part of the great miracle that he is creating before our eyes. They wouldn’t be privileged any more.

    - Aggie

  3. Carol said,

    September 20, 2008 @ 11:49 am

    So that’s both, then?

  4. Bloodthirsty Liberal said,

    September 20, 2008 @ 12:21 pm

    Yes. He’s grandiose and delusional (today the oceans will recede and we will begin to heal the planet). And a narcissist, I suppose, “Sweetie”. And a sexist.

    But mostly just a dolt.

    - Aggie

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