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March 16 2011

IWF in the News: The Brackets Presidency?

Sabrina Schaeffer

President Obama's apparent disconnect from the global crises this week has raised eyebrows because this is a White House that has continually misread the feelings and concerns of the American public. Take a moment to review the litany of out-of-touch moments: Obama's decision to send his daughters to an elite private school, while cutting the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program; his embrace of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez; his fumbling of the Henry Louis Gates debacle; first lady Michelle Obama's lavish trip to Spain; Obama's stumbling response to the Ground Zero Mosque controversy.

Then this week - amidst the turmoil in Libya, the crisis in Japan, and the budget-battle here at home - President Obama chose to talk about "gender inequality" (here in America!) for his weekly radio address.

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) told CNN on Sunday, "the president's establishing priorities." Indeed. But, it looks like the American public is growing increasingly concerned about those priorities.

Independent Women’s Forum’s mission is to improve the lives of Americans by increasing the number of women who value free markets and personal liberty. Sister organization of Independent Women’s Voice.
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