For a brief time, President Obama became “Sorter-in-Chief” when he and his wife, Michelle, put toys into the “girls” and “boys” bins for the Marine’s Toys for Tots program at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling. The President’s staff had donated about 1,000 toys for the annual holiday toy drive.
Being very selective, the president started putting sports and science toys into the “girls” bin. Adding a basketball to the “girls” box, he said “I just wanna make sure some girls play some ball.” Questioned about adding Legos for the girls, the president asked, “Girls don’t like toys?” Then he added a T-Ball set to the collection. “I’m just trying to break down these gender stereotypes,” the president explained.
[Those who fear the president’s “War on Christmas” might want to note that the bags he carries are emblazoned with “Merry Christmas.”]
President Obama knows that girls like Legos. Earlier this year, he consented to wearing a tiara in a group photo with Brownies from Girl Scout Troop 2612 of Broken Arrow (OK) taken at the White House Science Fair. The girls had exhibited a Lego flood-proof bridge project (below). President Barack Obama eschewed one of his self-professed rules of the job for a Girl Scout troop earlier this year. The White House Science Fair took place on May 27 and focused on girls and women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields who are inspiring the next generation of scientists.
“We’re putting a special focus on all the inspiring girls and young women who are excelling in science,” the president said, noting that “fewer than 3 in 10 workers in science and engineering are women … we’ve got to change those numbers.”
Watch for conservatives to become unglued after a photo of President Obama wearing a “crown” circulates throughout their media!
Another source of ire for conservatives is a recent poll about the Affordable Care Act: 78 percent approve of the insurance exchanges; 76 percent support the federal subsidies; 75 percent support the Medicaid expansion; and 60 percent support the employer mandate. These are the options that GOP congressional members promise to eradicate this coming year—if the Supreme Court doesn’t do it for them.