Obama touts some of the worst people as "superheroes"
At a White House event to celebrate Women’s History Month, President Obama praised Cecile Richards and Nancy Pelosi as having achieved “superhero” status.So not only does he canonize Amanat as a "superhero", despite her own dishonesty, he even declares PP's boss and a politician who's in favor of abortion as one. Oh yeah, these are some classic choices alright; just what an ultra-leftist would love.
His comments came after an introduction from Sana Amanat, a comic book creator and editor for Marvel Comics. Amanat, the daughter of Pakistani-born Muslim immigrants who settled in New Jersey, is known for creating “Ms. Marvel” (secret identity Kamala Khan), the first Muslim superhero.
“For a lot of young boys and girls, Sana is a real life superhero,” Obama said. “We’ve got a lot of them in this room.”
“I want to acknowledge a couple of them,” he said.
He then turned to introduce the CEO of Planned Parenthood in the place of honor.
“First of all, we’ve got Cecile Richards in the house, making sure women’s health care is on the front burner,” he said.
[...] President Obama also introduced “outstanding members of Congress, including Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi.”
As for the Khan character, she's hardly the first "superhero" from a Muslim background. Bill Mantlo conceived one called the Arabian Knight in the early 80s who was a polygamist, and I don't think he ever presented polygamy negatively. Grant Morrison also conceived one called "Dust" in the early 2000s. As for "a lot" of boys/girls, again, sales aren't reflecting that.
Since we're on the subject, here's an interesting revelation I don't think any press sources who cited Obama's comic book collecting ever brought up years ago:
Fresh off the news that President Obama has apparently used The Dark Knight as a metaphor for dealing with ISIS, we now have reason to believe the commander-in-chief and his new Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland, were both comics dweebs back in the day. More importantly, they allegedly both had to suffer through a trying ordeal: selling their comic-book collections while in dire financial straits. [...]So neither Obama nor his nominee kept their collections for long? In that case, how do we know either was really a true fan? If anything, it's clear Obama was anything but a seriously devoted reader if he didn't hang onto whatever he once owned. IMO, anybody who collects for little more than monetary value rather than reading value isn't proving very devoted to the medium as a whole.