Between Mitt Romney’s potential firing of Big Bird and President Obama’s nonchalant attitude at the first presidential debates, you may not have had a chance to catch up on other meaty headlines this week. If you’ve been following Polichicks, then you know I’ve got some topics for you to know for this week.
As a result of that lackluster first debate, Romney’s apologizing for his 47 percent remarks and some of the mainstream media is complaining that both candidates forgot about women’s rights. One thing President Obama didn’t forget about was the unemployed. The rate has dropped below 8 percent, which is amazing considering women like Marissa Mayer prove that living that working mother life is possible, but not without challenges. You can read about all these stories and more in this week’s cheat sheet. Check it out below. As always, you’re welcome.
1. Romney Admits He Was “47 Percent” Wrong
Remember those comments Romney made about the 47 percent of Americans who will be voting for President Obama are basically freeloaders at a private dinner? Well now the presidential candidate is admitting that those remarks were “not elegantly stated.” You think? I wish President Obama would have mentioned that comment during the debate. Now that Romney’s gotten over his 47 percent hump, he wants America to know that he’s all about the 100 percent. This man is beyond bonkers. Check out what Romney had to say about his new percentage reference on The Grio.
There’s this woman named Luvvie who wrote these prolific words: “Every time an article called ’10 reasons why you’re still single’ is written, an angel loses her temper and tells you to STFU. And then she throws her harp at you.” Men have been giving women relationship advice even before comedy giant Steve Harvey picked up the pen. Luvvie found yet another man that’s sharing his insight with women and it’s just bad. Check out this hilarious and painfully true rant against men who give relationship advice to women on Awesomely Luvvie.
There were so many complaints about the first presidential debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney. From Jim Lehrer’s relaxed yet interrupting moderation to President Obama’s laid back demeanor, many Americans were left displeased with the lack of action between the two candidates. One of my personal complaints was that both of them were silent on women’s issues. President Obama actually has the lead over Romney when it comes to women’s votes. As reported on Businessweek, Obama leads by 56 percent to Romney’s 38 percent among women. According to The Grio, it’s specifically white women that were forgotten. Check out why white women’s votes are so important on The Grio.
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For the first time in nearly four years, the unemployment rate has dropped to 7.8 percent. Well, hallelujah for the people that have managed to find jobs in a tough economy. President Obama could benefit greatly from the resilient economy and could use the boost as proof that a second term would prove prosperous. Check out what The Guardian U.K. had to say about the lower unemployment rate boosting President Obama’s chance of winning.
I respect people’s opinions, but NY Times journalist Joyce Purnick’s Op-Ed on Michelle Obama’s arms needs a do-over. By the title alone, “Psst: We Feel Bad About Our Arms,” I knew I was about to read something that could only be translated into “hating.” Purnick’s personal story of how her 50-something arms can’t even come close to comparing to the FLOTUS’ flawless extremities is almost a little sad. What really got my goat was how she chose to end it, “Then again, Mrs. Obama will be 49 in January. Could it be time for her at least to begin to ponder setting a new fashion trend? Here’s a thought. Maybe she could take a cue from her husband and, in a bipartisan gesture, adopt Ann Romney’s preference for elbow-length sleeves and red taffeta. Or not.” How about…not! Read Purnicl’s full complaint on New York Times.
In case you live under a rock without wifi, then you’d have no idea of who Marissa Mayer is. She’s important to you, trust me. As the CEO of Yahoo!, Mayer faces scrutiny no matter what moves she makes. Mayer made the decision to expand her family and recently gave birth to a baby boy. Mayer’s growing family has allowed the never-dying topic of “having it all” slap us in the face. Having a career, loving family and balancing each of these effortlessly seems impossible and Mayer’s short maternity leave might just prove it way too difficult to “have it all.” Check out the full story on CNN’s Fortune.
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