HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » “President Obama supporti...
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 01:57 PM

“President Obama supporting women’s rights: it shouldn’t make me cry, but it does"

post from Lauren Peterson, on April 13, 2012, on the Obama campaign blog: http://www.barackobama.com/news/entry/that-should-tell-you-a-lot


“President Obama supporting women’s rights: it shouldn’t make me cry, but it does.

“Even though I don’t identify as one, I was born female, and I need health care—he supports that. He doesn’t agree with how a woman’s body has become a political platform, and I don’t know how I can tell you how much that means to me. A woman’s body—hell, a man’s body—is nobody’s business but their own.

“This has become something for politicians to debate, and knowing that Obama doesn’t agree with that gives me hope. And I’m not just saying that because I was born female. I’m saying this as a human. Out of anyone running this year, Obama is the one who cares for human rights.

“That should tell you something. That should tell you a lot.
And I hope when November comes, this should tell you enough.”




U.S. President Barack Obama reaches out to a child as he greets well wishers upon his arrival in Tampa, Florida, April 13, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

16 replies, 1959 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread

Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 02:00 PM

1. As a chick...

...I'm proud of this President. I bet he gets a lot of input at home, too.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 02:05 PM

2. For some people it's not a lesser of two evils.

For the privileged, it can be.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to joshcryer (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 02:45 PM

7. "For the privileged, it can be."

Or some people in the Middle East.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to ZombieHorde (Reply #7)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 02:57 PM

10. I am sure they are rooting for Romney.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to ZombieHorde (Reply #7)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 02:58 PM

11. Just commenting on these supporters faith in Obama.

They support him because he does right, they don't have the same view, necessarily, as the privileged have.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to joshcryer (Reply #11)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 03:04 PM

13. Aren't there women and gay men who view President Obama as "a lesser evil?"

I am pretty sure there are.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to ZombieHorde (Reply #13)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 03:13 PM

16. Yes, but they're likely to be more privileged than those who don't.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 02:26 PM

3. I guess she means Straight Women's Rights, as he is opposed to equality for gay

people of any gender, as he says our equality is an affront to Sanctity, that's it, Sanctity. No equality for 'those people' for God in In the Mix.
So sick of the attempts to smokescreen the truth.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Bluenorthwest (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 02:33 PM

5. the President has supported many concerns and issues related to the LGBT community

. . . including 'equality'. He's never said 'those people'. I think exaggerations and mis-characterizations like the ones you've made may actually only serve to obscure and obstruct the good he's done and is still working to achieve. It would be better and more directing if you were honest.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Bluenorthwest (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 02:36 PM

6. Maybe you should stick to things that he's actually said.

As opposed to making shit up to fit your apparently compulsive need to bash him.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Bluenorthwest (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 02:59 PM

12. So sick of people who pass off hyperbole and manufactured quotes as fact

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 02:30 PM

4. I cannot remember the last time we has such a charismatic

leader in office! I would guess JFK?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 02:46 PM

8. sounds like politics to me.

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 02:50 PM

9. President Obama often pisses me off, but he has done some really good work too.

Even Kucinich would probably piss me off from time to time if he were President, but I guess that is the fun of politics.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 03:04 PM

14. Kick and Rec.

I just hope we can give him a Congress that will work with him on those human rights goals. If we can, we'll see some great things. If we can't, we'll see more of the same obstructionism from the GOP.

GOTV!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 03:04 PM

15. President Obama has stolen many of our hearts

and its because of the little things like this. Well this isn't exactly a little thing but you get my drift

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread