January 31, 2014

OBAMA’S ART-HISTORY REMARKS NOT PLAYING SO WELL WITH TEACHERS. “Oh, you’ll be getting emails. You’ll be getting emails and letters and all forms of expression of hurt from the art history sector of the education economy. And let me play the gender card, because if this were not a President with gender immunity — that is to say, if this were a Republican President — the coded sexism would be translated and bruited about everywhere. . . . Flashback to candidate Obama in the summer of ’07, when he got the idea of stimulating the economy with money for infrastructure jobs that would fit with the way ‘guys… define themselves as men.’ Shovel-ready jobs, restoring masculine pride. And then the women pushed back. You’d better see to our needs.”