Obama To Deliver Barnard Commencement Address
After the presidential campaign has been focusing on female reproductive rights and other women's issues, President Barack Obama is coming to the city Monday to deliver the commencement address at all-female Barnard College and attend two high-profile fundraisers.I hope he addresses the economy too, unemployment and the underemployed in this country remains at absymal highs with people dropping out of the employment market altogether.
Arriving in the city late Monday morning, the president is slated to deliver the commencement address before 600 Barnard graduates at 1 p.m.
The original scheduled speaker, New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson, agreed to step aside to allow the president to headline the event.
While both Democrats and Republicans have recently debated on the campaign trail a women's right to choose and issues concerning working women, one of the scheduled student speakers at the commencement, Jessica Blank, told NY1 she hoped the president would also address the economy in his speech.
I'm glad that a few groups now have a president more interested in their concerns than the concerns of all Americans who are suffering in this job market.
They now have a president who is more interested in prioritizing their issues than fixing the economy, sending a budget to congress, reducing our debt or getting out of the way of job creators to get this economy growing.
Yup, glad Obama has his priorities straight.
The voters will decide in November if these distractions are worth their support.