Paul Krugman joins OWL president Donna Wagner; Eleanor Smeal of the Feminist Majority Foundation; Kim Gandy, the former president of the National Organization for Women, Terry O’Neill, the current president of NOW; Martha Burk, the former chair of the National Council of Women's Organizations; Susan Scanlan, the current chair of the NCWO in calling for President Obama to fire Alan Simpson:
At this point, though, Obama is on the spot: he has to fire Simpson, or turn the whole thing into a combination of farce and tragedy — the farce being the nature of the co-chair, the tragedy being that Democrats are so afraid of Republicans that nothing, absolutely nothing, will get them sanctioned.
When you have a commission dedicated to the common good, and the co-chair dismisses Social Security as a “milk cow with 310 million tits,” you either have to get rid of him or admit that you’re completely, um, cowed by the right wing, that IOKIYAR rules completely. . He has to go.
Meanwhile, NOW is asking members and supporters to "send $5 for the organization to send baby bottle nipples to the White House as part of its campaign to oust Simpson."
"Simpson's rant is a nasty reminder of how ageist and sexist some of our leaders still are."
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