Reset: Obama turns from Syria to ‘women’s initiative’

Reset: Obama turns from Syria to ‘women’s initiative’

Obama see what I meant to say“Unable to start a war in Syria, President Obama is settling on reviving the War on Women,” writes the Washington Examiner.

The president, who has had more “resets” than a stopwatch and more “pivots” than a ballerina is just flailing now. With more than three years of his second term left to fill, and having spent the summer dodging scandals (correction: phony scandals), the president marshaled his energies today toward reviving the domestic policy debate with a new “women’s initiative.”

White House power Valerie Jarrett and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., will attend a kick-off event next week at the Center for American Progress, but Obama’s allies previewed the the [sic] initiative in a conference call Friday.

‘[T]his effort isn’t behind one piece of legislation, per se, but really is about getting broad support action on the whole host of these issues — health, economic security, as well as leadership,’ said Neera Tanden of the Center for American Progress, which will host the Sept. 18 kickoff event.

Tanden hosted the call along with Planned Parenthood Action Fund’s Cecile Richards, Mary Kay Henry of the Service Employees International Union, and Stephanie Schriock (who participated in the call under the auspices of American Women, but is perhaps better known as leader of EMILY’S List, a group that donates to pro-choice political candidates).

‘What we’re really trying to do in this initiative is to raise the voices of women to create much more public demand,’ Tanden also said. ‘If you look at these issues, they have really bipartisan support, [and] we want these issues to be ones where there’s really a focus and a demand on both sides of the aisle to get things done, because — as Stephanie was pointing out — women really across the political spectrum think of these issues as ones that just really need to be addressed regardless of the politics.’

Obama, whose disapproval numbers are rising at the same rate that his approval numbers are falling, is in a race with his missus to see who can finish up eight years doing less for the people of America.

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