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(The Week)   A woman president wouldn't be too soft on our enemies. A woman president would be too tough on our enemies   ( theweek.com) divider line
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2014-03-03 12:30:19 PM  
6 votes:
I think this is a major problem with Obama.  He gets cast by the Republicans as soft on terrorism and too weak to conduct foreign policy and in response to that he acts way the hell too macho.  He said Assad must go, he did some saber-rattling in regards to Ukraine earlier and really, he cannot back this up too well.

But, part of the blame for this goes to Republicans who refuse to back the nation's elected leader in times like this and constantly bait him to act in ways contrary to our best interests.  These yahoos are not patriots, they are blood-thirsty jackals who want nothing but power for the sake of having it.

Our country is very ill-served by our elected officials at every level.
2014-03-03 02:25:08 PM  
2 votes:
Yes, keep it up chucklefarks.  Keep saying generalizing, stupid, demeaning shiat about women.  Keep insulting the majority of the population (both voting and regular).  Keep going.  It will totally work out in your favor.  Just keep on talking.  This is all going great.
2014-03-03 01:33:59 PM  
2 votes:
Indira Gandhi, Golda Meir, and Catherine the Great were all well-known pushovers.
2014-03-03 12:19:33 PM  
2 votes:
Guess we'll find out in a couple years.
2014-03-03 05:46:02 PM  
1 vote:
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2014-03-03 01:57:58 PM  
1 vote:
It all depends on the particular woman.  Saying a woman would be too tough is just as much a stereotype as saying she would be too soft.

Now, as for the women in particular, Hillary Clinton, she's a known to be a bit of a hawk militarily (at least for a Democrat), although that didn't really show up much in her recent tenure as Secretary of State, so I dunno.
2014-03-03 01:47:19 PM  
1 vote:
Well, if you look at Margaret Thatcher, she was often tougher than her male counterparts.

But then, Margaret Thatcher was an unholy biatch to start with, so there's no telling if she was tougher because she was a woman trying to prove the sexist jerks wrong, or just a horrible person.

/whole family cheered and applauded when she resigned
2014-03-03 01:32:44 PM  
1 vote:
Would the GOP be less inclined to accuse a female president of weakness?

Irrelevant question.  If a democrat is president, then the GOP will throw any shiat they can against the wall in an attempt to discredit them.  And it will not matter if said shiat does not stick to the wall, cannot stick to the wall, or if it would have stuck to the wall under a previous Republican president.
2014-03-03 12:36:18 PM  
1 vote:

jwa007: Our country is very ill-served by our elected officials at every level.

That's not completely true.  The people that bribe Congress are doing very well indeed.
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