O'REILLY: In perhaps the strangest political story of the year, the president finds himself being attacked by the far left for criticizing Senator Elizabeth Warren. As you may know, the president is trying to get a free trade agreement passed but Ms. Warren opposes...
President Obama: “Elizabeth is a politician like everybody else and she's got a voice that she wants to get out there. I understand that and on most issues she and I deeply agree. On this one though her arguments don't stand the test of fact and scrutiny.”
Well upon hearing that, the National Organization for Women slammed down the hammer. NOW President Terry O'Neill said "Yes, I think it is sexist … [the] clear subtext is that the little lady just doesn't know what she's talking about."
Of course Mr. Obama didn't say anything about a "little lady". That's the spin Ms. O'Neill put on fairly benign comments.
Far left Senator Sherrod Brown from Ohio also piled on:
Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH): “I think the President was disrespectful to her by the way he did that. I think that the President, his, I think that the President has made this more personal than he needed to.”
Of course this is insane. It's a political disagreement. There is no sexism involved. But the White House, which is sympathetic to the grievance industry, now has to deal with it:
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest: Senator Brown is a stand-up guy and given the opportunity to review the comments that seem like they were made in some haste, I feel confident that he will do the right thing and apologize."
As the cliche goes: Good luck with that.
Again, there was no sexism in President Obama's comments towards Senator Warren. It's a fabricated situation. But this is a preview of what we are going to see in the presidential campaign. The militant feminists and their enablers are firmly in Hillary Clinton's camp. So if Mrs. Clinton is criticized, believe me, the sexism deal will be all over the place.
That's where America is right now. The far left making a living out of demonizing people with whom it disagrees. The irony is President Obama, former uber-liberal champion, is now a bad guy - an oppressor because he wants a free trade agreement. And rather than debate that situation on its merits, the far left does what it always does - attacks personally.
There is no better example I can give you of the political climate in America right now.