"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Obama Pivots to... You Guessed It... The Hardships of Women Seeking Advanced Degrees

Jammie Wearing Fools has this piece about Obama's latest pivot... back to women's issues and the so-called War on Women.   The premise apparently is that women don't care about the economy or foreign policy or terrorism, but instead care about... well, what exactly?

On Thursday, Obama will host a roundtable discussion at Valencia College. His remarks are expected to focus on how women are disproportionately dependent on financial aid, and how many older women seeking postsecondary degrees are balancing their education and families.

Sorry, but grown-ups looking to get Master's degrees having some anxiety about balancing their family lives really doesn't rise up to the level of political issues I'm interested in.   Maybe I'm old-fashioned, but a missing plane in South Asia with a possible terrorism connection, war in the Crimea, persistent unemployment and underemployment, stagnant growth, blighted cities, decadent culture, deficient public schools, massive deficits and national debt, exploding entitlements, etc., etc.... those seem a wee bit more important than the plight of Julia wanting to get her Master's in Web Design so she can move up the ladder at her non-profit and afford more lattes at Starbucks.  

But, as they say about lawyers, when you don't have the facts on your side, pound the table.   Obama is hoping to distract enough low-information voters to muddle through the 2014 midterms.

That's what he really thinks about women... that they are low-information voters who don't care about big issues or anything other than their own personal convenience.   Hence the focus on contraception, abortion, student loans, universal pre-school, etc.   It's all about the convenience of the gentry liberals.

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