Obama Resurrects Romney's '47 Percent' Comment

Cortney O'Brien
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Posted: Jun 14, 2016 5:45 PM
Obama Resurrects Romney's '47 Percent' Comment
Washington, D.C. - "My hair may be grayer than it was seven years ago, but this is what a feminist looks like," President Obama told the 5,000 attendees at the first-ever White House State of Women summit.

The president said he knew the audience "was really there to see Michelle," but he offered some remarks anyway on what he believes are guaranteed ways to boost more economic and cultural opportunities for women.

Like many of the days' earlier speakers, he touted raising the minimum wage, paid sick leave, and expanded maternity leave. A lot of today's policies, he said, look like they're "straight out of Mad Men."

Retooling our economic this way, he said, would truly prove we're a nation of family values. It won't, he insisted, create a "fictional welfare state" constantly spurned by the GOP or an instance where 47 percent of the country will be "mooching off the government," an obvious reference to 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's most egregious gaffe. 

Of course, the president's speech wasn't complete without criticizing Republicans for refusing to pass his agenda.

"They keep waiting for this lame duck thing to happen," Obama said. It'll happen, he explained, when we elect a "really good successor to carry on his legacy."

It's about time, he suggested. After sharing how he cried at least once at his daughter Malia's recent high school graduation, he told the audience that Malia and Sasha are ready for Hillary.

"They think discrimination is for losers," he said. "And they think it's weird we haven't had a woman president."

Obama wasn't the only speaker to tout Clinton for president. In her remarks, Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said she liked the sound of "Madam President."