I’m not a fan of Mika Brzezinski but I’ve gotta admit she nailed this one. Since day one of Obama’s reign the Right has been looking for scandal and unlike his Democratic predecessor Bill Clinton, Obama hasn’t really given them one so they’ve had to make one up. From the Affordable Care Act to Benghazi and now this, the release of an American POW from the Afghanistan theater, the #DemonicGOP has pulled scandal after scandal right out of their rear ends and flung them against the walls of our collective conscience. If it stuck they ran with it, if it didn’t…for example the binladen hit/assassination they dropped it and moved on. One thing is for sure…..Obama has made America safer from external foes, during his two terms so far and he’s dealt a serious blow to foreign American enemies who’ve dealt in violent rhetoric and threats against America. Anyone remember Anwar al-Awlaki??
It’s not that this is a picture of a woman with her leg(s) flung in the air as she reclines on a table looking back at her male counterpart (client?) who sits a little less provocatively, staring mirthfully into the camera, or that the editors of Vanity Fair, some I hope to God are women, chose to put what others might categorize a sexist photo that questionably demeans or objectifies the image of women in society in their publication ….what’s troublesome about the above picture is Mika Brzezinski has made it easier for politicians to NOT take her and other members of her profession seriously and keep up their steady stream of lies and prevarications which they are counting on members of an obsequious press, to which Brzezinski is a member to give credence too because they are too busy posing like her. At a time when politicians are making outrageous claims about women and women’s health which border on 18th and 19th century logic, during a campaign season we have the likes of the picture above to remind us that some people including some women see them as objects and not as people whose worth extends far beyond their sexuality. If Brezinsky really believes in workplace equality, does she really think the photo above is an example of that vital and necessary element of today’s America? Does she really?