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DietCoke

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Obama and Harris were longtime friends and his comment was said somewhat "playfully" - as he followed it with "It's true. C'mon" - as he sometimes does when he goes off script.  And he calls men "good looking guys" quite often and there is never an uproar about that.

Should he have said something like that?  Hell no.  It was stupid.  And I'm sure he realized it probably as soon as he said it.  He called Harris soon after and apologized.  She accepted his apology and continued to support him.  And Obama did not/does not routinely make comments like this.  Unlike his successor.

Do you think Trump called Brigitte Macron and apologized?  For saying such a sexist thing directly to her?  And then to her husband?  (And they aren't good friends - he hasn't known her for years.)

Think he's apologized to Mika?  Arianna Huffington?  Megyn Kelly?  Kim Kardashian?  Heidi Klum?  Heidi Cruz?  Cher?  Hillary?  Nancy O'Dell?  Rosie?  Women on The Apprentice?  And women everywhere for what he said in the Access Hollywood tape?  Oh, sorry, those were all insults, so no apologies needed.


Obama apologizes to Kamala Harris for 'best-looking attorney general' comment

After his remark that California’s Kamala Harris was the “best-looking attorney general in the country” sparked controversy, President Obama apologized for what some deemed to be a sexist comment, and what others argued was a dumb, but harmless, compliment.

The president called Harris to apologize for the comments hours after he made them on Thursday during a San Francisco fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee, according to White House spokesman Jay Carney.

“They are old friends and good friends and he did not want in any way to diminish the attorney general's professional accomplishments and her capabilities,” Carney said Friday at a White House briefing.

At the fundraiser, Obama called out Harris along with several other Democratic leaders in California.

“You have to be careful to, first of all, say she is brilliant and she is dedicated and she is tough, and she is exactly what you’d want in anybody who is administering the law, and making sure that everybody is getting a fair shake,” the president said. “She also happens to be, by far, the best looking attorney general in the country.”

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President Obama apologized to Kamala Harris for his controversial comment.

When the crowd started laughing, the president added, “It’s true! C’mon.”

The comments made even typically ardent Obama supporters cringe. Political strategist James Carville, no stranger to making controversial statements, advised Obama to be more cautious.

“Look, I’m a 68-year-old guy and I do notice honestly the way that women look sometimes, but you’ve got to learn to sort of keep your opinions to yourself,” Carville said on MSNBC’s “Jansing & Co.”

Jonathan Chait of New York Magazine said the way women continue to be judged by their looks makes it tough to reach gender equality in the workforce.

“It’s not a compliment. And for a president who has become a cultural model for many of his supporters in so many other ways, the example he’s setting here is disgraceful,” he wrote in an article headlined, "Obama in Need of Gender-Sensitivity Training."

But others came to Obama’s defense, demanding the nation ease up on its need to be politically correct all the time.

“Lighten up, people,” wrote Jonathan Capehart of the Washington Post.

“You’d swear the president was guilty of luridly cat-calling a woman he doesn’t know,” he said.

Politico’s media reporter Dylan Byers asked in a tweet, “How did it become so difficult to call a woman good looking in public?”

During a discussion on the topic Friday on TODAY, celebrity guest Liza Minnelli said she didn’t see anything wrong with what Obama said.

“He can’t say she’s pretty?” she said. “When this lovely woman gets up in the morning and looks in the mirror and puts on her makeup and does her hair, don’t you think she wants to be attractive and wants to be thought of as attractive? She’s not doing that for no reason.”


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Get over it leftist. Nobody cares about what you think or take offense to anymore. It's just feigned outrage, an act that went out of style with Obama.
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Yea DC, don't get your panties in a twist.
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Get over it leftist. Nobody cares about what you think or take offense to anymore. It's just feigned outrage, an act that went out of style with Obama.


Hope you make a UH game this year.  I wanna buy you a beer at a game for that contribution.

Texas Tech game gonna be a shootout

 Dewy and dietwatereddown coke, were ridin' high in the saddle and didn't give a rat's ass about our concerns [such as illegal immigration, stupid deals with Iran, obamacare, apology tour, red line in the sand, elections have consequences].  Get over it already snowflakes

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Yea DC, don't get your panties in a twist.


She may not wear any

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