Friday, September 18, 2009

Now... Welcoming the Gender Card, or, Hillary II

Since the race card is not as powerful as it once was, since everyone who opposes this measure seems to be looked upon with racist suspicions (if everyone is a racist, is anyone?). Now out comes the gender card... this card need some breaking in:

(Bloomberg) First lady Michelle Obama sought support for the administration’s health-care plans from family advocacy groups and health-care professionals, saying the treatment of women under the current system is “unacceptable.”

As President Barack Obama campaigns to generate backing from voters for his health-care overhaul proposal, the first lady joined the effort today with a more focused pitch.

Michelle Obama said women are being “crushed by the current structure of our health care” because they often are responsible for taking care of family illnesses, arranging checkups and monitoring follow-up care.

“Women are the ones to do it,” she said to an audience of 140 people, including representatives from groups such as the Women’s Chamber of Commerce and the National Council of Negro Women. “Mothers are the ones that do it. And many women find themselves doing the same thing for their spouses.”....