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April 12, 2012

Apparently, The Obama White House is a Just Another Pink Ghetto

Just the other day the Editorial Staff were shocked (shocked, we tell you!) to learn that our first postracial White-African President has assembled a shockingly undiverse campaign staff chock full of disturbingly white faces. An ironically titled post on the Obama-Biden Tumblr site captions a then vs. now retrospective of his hometown re-election staff:

Chicago HQ, 2011 versus 2012: What a difference a year makes.

Nowwithmorewhiteness!.png

Suggested campaign slogan: Obama-Biden in 2012: Overwhelmingly white then, even more overwhelmingly white now!

We barely had time to get over our shock and disappointment when a new outrage reared its ugly head! Despite an executive order vowing to lead the way on diversity, creating a national council on women and girls, and choosing a women's pay equity bill as the first law signed in his new administration, it appears that Obama's lofty words aren't quite matched by his hiring practices:

Female employees in the Obama White House make considerably less than their male colleagues, records show.

According to the 2011 annual report on White House staff, female employees earned a median annual salary of $60,000, which was about 18 percent less than the median salary for male employees ($71,000).

We took a quick look at the cited report, and the top earning positions appear to be disproportionately held by men.

Of the top 41 positions with salaries of $150,000 or more, about 36% are held by women. Seven Of the top twenty jobs earning the highest salary of $172,200 are held by women.

Thanks to our progressive brethren in Christ, we all know that under a fair and unbiased system, the top ranking positions would look just like America: a little over half female. Are we seriously expected to believe the President of the United States can't find enough qualified women to make up a fully diverse, representative staff that lives up to his professed principles on gender justice?

Say it isn't so!

Posted by Cassandra at April 12, 2012 07:29 AM

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" Are we seriously expected to believe the President of the United States can't find enough qualified women to make up a fully diverse, representative staff that lives up to his professed principles on gender justice?

Say it isn't so!"

Ok. Don't ask.
We won't tell.

*lifts corner of rug, sweeps debris under it*

Ooo, look! Squirrel!

Posted by: The Wizzerd of Izz at April 12, 2012 08:59 AM

I guess this answers my where the white women? question...

Posted by: Sheriff Bart at April 12, 2012 11:03 AM

Are we seriously expected to believe the President of the United States can't find enough qualified women....

Yew betcha. All you wimmin-folk are all out, either home makin' babies and chicken n dumplin's, or you're all out on the ramparts protesting...something.

No time spent in the office doing actual work and accruing actual experience.

Cue Bill the Cat.

Eric Hines

Posted by: E Hines at April 12, 2012 11:53 AM

Obama White House is a Just Another Pink Ghetto

What is that, some kind of race bait code?

Thb-b-b-b-b-t

Eric Hines

Posted by: E Hines at April 12, 2012 11:55 AM

All you wimmin-folk are all out, either home makin' babies and chicken n dumplin's, or you're all out on the ramparts protesting...something.

Don't ask me - according to the Most Woman-Friendly Administration Evah, I've never done a day's work in my whole life!

Posted by: Ann Romney at April 12, 2012 12:43 PM

I guess this answers my where the white women? question...

Racist!!!!

*rim shot*

Posted by: Another Typical White Person at April 12, 2012 12:48 PM

"*rim shot*"

Shirley you meant *money shot*?

*skipping away...first left...then right...then leftrightleft...then...*

Posted by: Snarkammando at April 12, 2012 01:05 PM

Hey, who needs that stay at home mom voter demographic?

Bwahahaha!

These are supposed to be the smart people? That's just too funny. Bunch of lazy, shiftless stay at home moms. Good grief, why don't they just stick their heads in woodchippers and get it over with. it might be neater and less painful too. This administration gets more clueless by the day.

Posted by: Allen at April 12, 2012 02:51 PM

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