It’s moronic exchanges like this one between White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett and rambling Indian magazine editor Shoma Chaudhury — who slobbers all over President Obama for his “womanly” leadership — that should make every rational woman cringe.
First, there’s the nauseating gender identity politics pandering.
Second, there’s the snort-worthy detachment from reality (the Chicago thug-in-chief is “bringing the temperature down”?).
Third, there’s the embarrassing non-question question of a “journalist” unabashedly engaging in the obscene ego stroke of a government official.
This is the danger of thinking with your ovaries instead of your brain:
If you can’t watch neuron-impairing feminist drivel this early in the morning, I’ve transcribed the above clip for you:
Chaudhury: The criticism of the Obama administration seems to be particularly “male,” you know? When you say ‘why aren’t you fighting back, why aren’t you policing?’ I think we’ve been talking about having women in leadership positions, and Obama’s attitude to leadership is really a very womanly one, you know, which is consensual, which is thought through, which calms the temperature down of the world, and it’s very important to remember that, you know.
Jarrett: Thank you.
Chaudhury: Yesterday, Barbara Walters kept asking, ‘Should we police the world? You know, are we doing this? Should America fix it?’ And, I think, you know, I’m from India, and we really respect, uh, the Obama administration, purely for changing the way people speak, for changing the discourse of the world, and for bringing the temperature down, you know. This is a womanly leadership.”
Jarrett: Thank you. I’m going to tell him you said that. I think he’ll be very pleased to hear that that’s how you describe it. And I think I’m going to use that in terms of taking the temperature down. Because it has to come down if you are actually going to listen to one another, you have to take a lot of the heat out of the discourse. I think he’s very good at doing that, thank you.
I suppose this is what Chaudhury means by “womanly leadership:”
As for “bringing down the temperature,” I guess Ms. Chaudhury missed this:
Dozens of Indonesian Muslim students protested in front of the US embassy Friday against US President Barack Obama’s visit later this month to the world’s largest Muslim-majority country.
The around 50 protestors, who were coordinated by a Muslim university student body, shouted “Reject Obama… God is greater,” and threw their shoes at posters of Obama, copying a protest in Iraq against former US president George W. Bush.
Obama, who is hugely popular in Indonesia as he spent several years of his childhood in Jakarta in the late 1960s, is expected to visit the country for three days starting from March 20.
“Just like Bush, he is a war president and an enemy of Islam,” protest coordinator Fikri Ahmad Irhamul told AFP.
“He sent thousands of soldiers to Afghanistan, and many of our Muslim brothers have died because of him,” Irhamul said.
Small protests were also held in other cities across Indonesia.
And this via Yahoo News Photos/AP:
And this from Hamas’s flag-burning brigade last year:
Looks pretty hot to me.