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Carney Suggests Republicans are like Racists

President Obama and his aides are up to their usual deeply unpresidential vitriol, suggesting evil motives on the part of Republicans for opposing Obama’s agenda.

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney today compared Republican opponents of the Paycheck Fairness Act to “conservatives” who fought civil rights legislation.

Carney spoke today at the White House briefing:

Republicans object to this strenuously using the same arguments that conservatives used when they objected to very bit of progress made on civil rights for women and minorities over the past many decades. And they were wrong then, and they are wrong now.

Actually, Republicans oppose the Paycheck Fairness Act because it would add new red tape and bureaucracy for businesses and cause artificial business decisions to preempt government intrusiveness, harming both male and female employees. Not because they hate women.

Carney offered up his nasty rebuke at the end of a tortuous five-minute effort to parry persistent questioning from ABC’s Jonathan Karl about the White House’s own gender pay gap.

Speaking today at the White House about the gender “wage gap,” President Obama avoided the racism equivalency charge, instead describing Republicans as anti-women and hostile toward working people.

I don’t know why you would resist the idea that women should be paid the same as men, and then deny that that’s not always happening out there.  If Republicans in Congress want to prove me wrong, if they want to show that they, in fact, do care about women being paid the same as men, then show me.  They can start tomorrow.  They can join us in this, the 21st century, and vote yes on the Paycheck Fairness Act.  (Applause.)  Vote yes . . .

On minimum wage, three out of four Americans support raising the minimum wage.  Usually when three out of four Americans support something, members of Congress are right there.  (Laughter.)  And yet here, Republicans in Congress are dead set against it, blocking a pay raise for tens of millions of Americans — a majority of them women.  This isn’t just about treating women fairly.  This is about Republicans seemingly opposing any efforts to even the playing field for working families.

It just boggles the mind that we have a White House that routinely villainizes half the country, over which it also presides. What a sad moment this is.

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39 Responses to Carney Suggests Republicans are like Racists

  1. The idea of any hardworking person is great. However now is not the time to discuss raises. The economy is terrible.
    Just like the dandy idea of getting rid of the Generals etc., was not a good idea. The knowledge, the experience is what the military needs.
    People with experience, and people with education are having a hard time finding work. THE PEOPLE WHO WERE LET GO, BECAUSE OF THE O HEALTH MESS AS WELL.

  2. It boggles my mind that any woman would support the Democratic (sic) Party. As a woman, I find their ideology, tactics, record, and leaders barbaric, totalitarian, and pure evil.

    • Oh, I agree–I have college-edu friends who think Republicans hate women. I will say but many ARE women–they just grunt…not convinced… There is no convincing. We are truly so lacking in critical thinking now that there are no argments people willing to cynically lie cannot win.

  3. I’d really like to see the poll that has three-quarters of the country supporting a minimum wage increase. I can’t find anyone who thinks burger flippers should get even $10 an hour, much less the $15 an hour that Obama thinks he can miraculously squeeze out of low-margin businesses without creating consequences.

  4. And speaking of polls, if Obama is so emphatic that Republicans should be mindful of public opinion, why is it that he’s equally adamant that he doesn’t care what the polls say about Obamacare? Shouldn’t it matter to him that less than 3 in 10 people actually support that disaster? I guess not. I keep forgetting, Republicans are wrong, Obama-ites are right and true.

  5. Years from now, posterity will wonder how we were so stupid that we fell for this Svengali act twice.

    By then, “obama” will be a curse word, or perhaps the name for something really, really gross.

    I would nominate the following disgusting thing: “the solid waste that just sticks to the bowl no matter how much you flush or brush, and forces you to break out the harsh chemicals.”

  6. I am not hateful person, but I am astonished at how much I really, really, REALLY dislike this entire administration.

    The “buddy” comment to a member of Congress today really just went over the top. How demeaning and class-less can you get?

    MrO fundraising in Houston. Hello? What is wrong with these people?

  7. Wouldn’t people,respect Carney’s statements a bit more if he weren’t so condescending in delivering them? “Again, John…”, he starts in his response.

    And it turns my stomach whenever he uses the word “transparency” to characterize almost everything that the White House does. Does he realize how much that makes people laugh?

  8. Ad hominem attacks are the life’s blood of the community organizing psychopath’s very existence. Only an exorcism could rid us of this evil spirit. Three years is a long time to wait for hope and change.

  9. The “Conservatives” that opposed the Civil Rights movement were all Democrats. When the hell is someone going to pull that rabbit out of the hat and put it Carney and Obama’s face?

    Then let them try and explain the true Dem history to the voters.

      • Yes, Shofar & srdem65. Someone should remind Barry and Jay that it was Sen. Robert C. Byrd (Dem. WV) that gave a 14 hour filibuster against the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
        And that he was a member, recruiter and leader of his KKK chapter in the 1940’s. Byrd did leave the group later and denounced racial intolerance.

  10. I agree with Keith regarding it not making sense of why you would piss off half the country with such a comment. Because, they don’t care about the Republican half. I chuckle when they rewrite history. If memory serves wasn’t it the Republicans that ended slavery? Who sent federal troops to Arkansas to make sure the “Little Rock Nine” went school in support of SCOTUS decision in Brown vs. Board of Education? A Republican President named Eisenhower. Nixon implemented Brown vs Board of Education by giving federal funds to school who complied. Reagan put the country to work including Democrats! Bush sent troops into Somalia. GW sent more aid to Africa than all other administrations combined. Yeah, they are all Racists……..what a joke!

    I would have agreed if they said the Republican were stupid! The fact that they work with this administration at all proves it!

    • You agree with Keith do you….wonder how the dumbass GOPukes plan to win any election ever, by pissing off the Women, LGBTQA1 community, Students, The Poor, Veterans, People Of Color, Union Workers, The 47%….did I forget anyone the Grand Obstructionist Party has offended since 2009?

      The idiots who follow this idiot Keith, can explain to me how the Party Of The TeaBaggers plans to ever win The White Man’s House again? Dumbfuckery at it’s best.

      • They can get a good running start by pointing out to Middle America that they’re the actual grown-ups in the room.

        Unlike, oh you know, a certain potty-mouth lefty troll that I could name.

        Have a nice day.

      • White Man’s House? the current administration is doing such a great job of dividing this nation that Putin will be in the White House in 2016. Obama will be the last Black President for generations because of his incompetency. A perfect example of why you should or should not make a choice based upon the color of his skin over their experience and abilities. He would not have been elected if he was white because he is not capable. It shows every day.

        • The state of Maryland; you know, the state with the worst healthcare roll-out, just passed the minimum wage increase of $10.10. These dumb-asses actually believe that the young and unskilled will now magically get “living wage” jobs now when they couldn’t get entry level jobs at $7.25 per hour. Is this a dumb state or what!

  11. Why do they say these things? Because it works for them; it worked in the past and they’re praying it will work in the future.
    If MrsClinton decides to take another run at the Presidency, we’re in for a rough ride and there aren’t enough seat belts to keep us safe.

  12. When Carney starts lying, why doesn’t anybody stand up and walk out??? I can’t imagine sitting there listening to lies, and not doing anything about it.

  13. And yet here, Republicans in Congress are dead set against it, blocking a pay raise for tens of millions of Americans — a majority of them women.

    Which raises the question of why most min wage jobs are held by women.

  14. So disengenuous are the entire cadre of leftists:

    The male-female “wage gap” currently being touted, once again to dilute and divert attention from REAL issues and Dim-Dem scandals, is a myth! Even a Labor Department-commissioned study found, as the American Enterprise Institute’s Christina Hoff Sommers recounts, “that the so-called ‘wage gap’ is mostly, and perhaps entirely, an artifact of the different CHOICES men and women make — different fields of study, different professions, different balances between home and work.” And as Carrie Lukas of the Independent Women’s Forum notes, the ‘wage gap’ statistics aren’t statistically sound — they do not “compare two similarly situated co-workers of different sexes, working in the same industry, performing the same work, for the same number of hours a day.”

    Of course, if President Obama is so adamant about equal pay, he might want to start in his White House, where, last year, women employed there were paid an estimated 11.8 percent less than men. Once again, it’s hypocrisy of parade.