Obama on 'The View': Women Still Hate Him


Barack ObamaPresident Barack Obama's appearance on The View this morning is supposed to help his plummeting approval ratings.

But with who?

The View's ratings are steady, but extremely female-centric. Even with the president on the couch, I don't see a whole lot of guys racing to their TV screens this morning.

So will Obama score points with the ladies at home by chatting it up with Barbara and company?

Something tells this liberal it's not likely.

Sure, a clip released by ABC prior to the show proves he talked nicey-nice about his kids, which supposedly sets women's hearts a pitter patter.

But even the most fervent anti-Obama folks out there generally agree he's a good dad. (Don't believe me? Check out all these Republicans backing him up big time.)

Then there's his quip about wanting to show up on a show that wife Michelle "actually watched."

Oh, Barack, you lost us there.

The View may get a lot of female viewers, but the bulk writes it off as fluff. Especially each and every time Elisabeth Hasselbeck opens her mouth.

And that's the best you could come up with? Your talented, Harvard law graduate wife is brought down to being just another daytime TV fan?

So much for your chief asset with the ladies.

We won't even get into the political failings at the moment. As one die-hard liberal Facebook friend posted this morning, she's currently feeling like she's met "the new boss, same as the old boss."

An appearance on a daytime talk show isn't going to change her feeling that:

"My president let me down. He promised that war spending would be above board and in the budget. And then yesterday he funded the wars through a supplemental spending bill. Liar liar pants on fire."

And if he's got his one-time rabid supporters that angry, can we really expect the average woman to praise him for chatting with Barbara Walters about her recovery from heart surgery?


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Pundi... PunditMom

While it was always a given that I would vote for the Dem in 2008, it's always been clear to me that Obama is no real fan of women.  Sure, he often says the right things, but the proof is in the pudding -- I'll change my mind when he starts putting his weight behind real equal pay for women (the Ledbetter law only gives us the right to sue for back pay after we've been discriminated against), and whether anything comes out of the the 2 entities -- Commission and Council on girls and women -- he's created to "address" how we're treated.

And I have a feeling Michelle isn't really sitting around every morning watching The View.  He knows what he has to say to get the votes -- he just doesn't really care all that much.

nonmember avatar Megan Bradford

Does anyone know when the Obama Family

will be taping the Family Feud? I would

like to attend. Thanks.

Joy Behard for VP!!!

Cafe... Cafe Suzanne

Among other things, having your employer provide a place for breastfeeding women may seem small, but I think it has a huge impact on many women's daily lives. Ask any woman who has had to pump at work. I think he's done a lot. People expect things to happen fast, which isn't always possible -- and they like to look at what's not happening, instead of what is. I think he's much better for women -- and mothers too -- than Hillary would have been, especially with Michelle at his ear.

nonmember avatar Lori

I'm glad to see that even liberal women saw this stunt as insulting to women!

mistr... mistressScorpio

I didn't even watch, and hearing the reviews come in, I probably won't pull it up on the internet either.

mistr... mistressScorpio

And this picture of him with the article... he's as orange as John Boehner!

nonmember avatar Miranda

Oh look....fauxgressives. How quaint. Tim Wise sure has y'alls number doesn't he? Watch that hem.

mommi... mommie2mommie

PunditMom writes in her comment above: "it's always been clear to me that Obama is no real fan of women". My only reply is, it's BECOMING very clear to me that women (and men, for that matter) are no real fans of Obama. So, go figure!

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