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Step Up to the Microphone

On Saturday, President Obama delivered his weekly radio address to the nation.

Well, that isn’t entirely true. He had taped the address before going golfing for the rest of the day.

The topic of the address was “Women’s History Month Highlights the President’s Resolve to Pass the Paycheck Fairness Act.” You can read the transcript of the address, download an mp3 file if you want to listen the address and if you want to see the video of the address, you can get that too.

Our friend William Teach over at Pirate’s Cove does a good job hitting on the point that with all the things that are going on in the world, Obama discusses women’s pay, and then golfs.

That is staggering.

Of all the things that the president could talk about, he chooses women’s pay? It is not as if there aren’t major issues going on in the world. You have the trouble in Lybia and Egypt. Iran is still rattling its saver. And of course you have that little tsunami thing that happened in Japan where 1500 people are dead and missing and there are still questions about one, if not two, of Japan’s nuclear reactors melting down.

None of that mattered.

Here at home you still have the economy that is in the pits, the protests in Wisconsin, high unemployment, and gas prices that are on the rise as the summer months approach.

None of that mattered either.

President Obama wanted to talk about “women’s pay” saying, in part:

In one of my first acts as President, I signed a law so that women who’ve been discriminated against in their salaries could have their day in court to make it right. But there are steps we should take to prevent that from happening in the first place. That’s why I was so disappointed when an important bill to give women more power to stop pay disparities – the Paycheck Fairness Act – was blocked by just two votes in the Senate. And that’s why I’m going to keep up the fight to pass the reforms in that bill.

With all that is going on in the world and here at home, Obama simply can’t take the point and be a leader. He just can’t do it. It is not within him. Instead of talking about the issues of the day, Obama and his teleprompter reverts to being Candidate Obama. It is as if he forgot that he won the election. It is as if he feels he has to keep campaigning.

You can almost hear him thinking, “you mean people really bought all that ‘hope and change’ crap?”

But there is another point to be made here. It is beyond the point that Obama can’t lead. It is beyond the point that he is still campaigning. It is even beyond the silliness of going out and golfing while he has “a lot of other stuff to do.”

The simple fact of the matter is that there is a pay gap in the US, and women make more than men – not the other way around. In what I am sure you will find to be an absolute shocker, OBAMA LIED.

Lori Ziganto has the info on this. Her article is well referenced but it does include references and links to right leaning websites like Time magazine.

Wait. What?

Time magazine?

The headline says it all: Workplace Salaries: At Last, Women on Top

This is exactly what we on the Right have been saying for years. Yet the so called “gender gap” is a (crumbling) cornerstone of faith of the Left. In fact, if one were to put two of the foundational blocks of the Left together – the “gender wage gap” and the idea that “businesses only care about profits,” it is easy to see that something is wrong because if all businesses cared about was profit, and women made less money than their male counterparts, businesses would only hire women because the cost is lower.

Logic never seems to get in the way of the thinking on the Left side of the political spectrum.

However, there is a word of caution in the Time magazine story:

Here’s the slightly deflating caveat: this reverse gender gap, as it’s known, applies only to unmarried, childless women under 30 who live in cities. The rest of working women — even those of the same age, but who are married or don’t live in a major metropolitan area — are still on the less scenic side of the wage divide.

But think about that for a moment. What Time is saying is that women who make choices that affect their careers get paid less than their male counterparts.

Isn’t that the way it should be? If a male made the same choices that affected his career, wouldn’t we all expect and want the male to be making less?

Obama wants the people to only look at wages without looking at the whole picture. This way, Candidate President Obama can make a show of swooping in and promising more “hope and change” in his fantasy world while the real world and real Americans have real issues looking for a real leader.

But at least his golf game will be better.

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