Good cop, better cop
Code Pink's Medea Benjamin and Jodie Evans, shown above, really double-teamed old Obie recently in San Francisco, with a fiendish nutcracker strategy. Medea said nice things about him out on the street, while Jodie handed him a big check inside:
Benjamin said she was disappointed Obama wasn't being seen outside high-priced political events.Or maybe not ever, if Obie has anything to say about it.
"It would have been good for the president to hear from the Bay Area, and it would have helped to release his inner progressive," she said. "We know it's there somewhere...."
Jodie Evans, a co-founder of Code Pink, paid $30,400 for a pair of tickets to [a] VIP dinner, where she presented Obama with a petition from women in Afghanistan urging him not to send additional troops. Evans said she spent several minutes discussing the war there with the president and told him that the country's women "want a place at the table" in resolving the conflict....
"Iraq was hard. Afghanistan is harder," Obama told supporters. "Iran, seeking to develop nuclear weapons, is hard. The Middle East peace process, that's hard. These are not problems that are going to be solved overnight. They're not going to be solved in nine months. They're not going to be solved in 18 months" and "maybe not in 36 months...."
It's interesting that the Woman Question is getting deployed again in connection with Afghanistan (and, of course, Iran, during the recent Hipster Revolution). Not since Zionist loon A. M. Rosenthal fired up his one-man campaign to shield the clitorides of Muslim women have we seen such an efflorescence of what you might call Imperial Feminism.