The Democrats' war on women

Imagine for a moment the hell that would break out if a Republican had done what Chicago’s Mayor Rahm Emanuel just did. It is not difficult to write the script that would be followed by Pelosi, Boxer, Mikulski, and Michelle Obama.  A White House invitation would almost certainly follow, with the preezy shooting a few hoops for the media’s delectation.  And the New York Times might intone against the deep-seated hostility among Republicans toward women’s aspirations to stand equal to men. We know this because it has all been done before so often. And it is all fake.

Ben Joravsky in The Chicago Reader:

On Wednesday, Mayor Emanuel brought Whitney Young's boys basketball team to City Hall to take a bow in front of the aldermen and receive a resolution honoring their "star-studded team" for winning the state championship.

Go Dolphins!

The only problem is that the boys are not the only members of a "star-studded" championship basketball team from Young. The Lady Dolphins, Young's girls' team, also won the state title.

But Mayor Emanuel didn't invite them to City Hall, or even issue a resolution offering them his "heartiest congratulations."

BRIAN O'MAHONEY/SUN-TIMES MEDIA

Rahm, it seems, has about as much interest in sports as I do. But he is going to have to learn to fake it better. Maybe he can take lessons from Hillary "I've always been a Yankees fan" Clinton.

Imagine for a moment the hell that would break out if a Republican had done what Chicago’s Mayor Rahm Emanuel just did. It is not difficult to write the script that would be followed by Pelosi, Boxer, Mikulski, and Michelle Obama.  A White House invitation would almost certainly follow, with the preezy shooting a few hoops for the media’s delectation.  And the New York Times might intone against the deep-seated hostility among Republicans toward women’s aspirations to stand equal to men. We know this because it has all been done before so often. And it is all fake.

Ben Joravsky in The Chicago Reader:

On Wednesday, Mayor Emanuel brought Whitney Young's boys basketball team to City Hall to take a bow in front of the aldermen and receive a resolution honoring their "star-studded team" for winning the state championship.

Go Dolphins!

The only problem is that the boys are not the only members of a "star-studded" championship basketball team from Young. The Lady Dolphins, Young's girls' team, also won the state title.

But Mayor Emanuel didn't invite them to City Hall, or even issue a resolution offering them his "heartiest congratulations."

BRIAN O'MAHONEY/SUN-TIMES MEDIA

Rahm, it seems, has about as much interest in sports as I do. But he is going to have to learn to fake it better. Maybe he can take lessons from Hillary "I've always been a Yankees fan" Clinton.

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