The Democrats’ claim of a “GOP war on women” is a smear campaign to get women’s votes; a grab for public funds for abortion and birth control; an attempt to force women into the progressive agenda; an insult to women’s intelligence; and a despicable lie. Sadly, it helped beat Romney, but it is finally losing credibility with the masses.
The White House, attempting to help campaigning Democrats, pushed the “war against women” meme recently with the 77-cents-on-the-dollar gender wage gap talking point. When confronted with the fact that the median income of White House female staffers is 88% that of male staffers, reasons given for the difference actually helped debunk the wage gap claim.
The White House claimed experience, education and hours worked were responsible – the same reasons the Labor Department found responsible for the perceived sex-based wage gap. After taking these factors into consideration, the Labor Department further determined that the actual gap is only 5 to 7 cents on the dollar and other legitimate factors play into that small gap.
Dems also say the battle over “reproductive rights” is part of this “war on women”. Senator Kay Hagan is attacking her Republican challenger, Thom Tillis, as opposing birth control “rights”, but Tillis has joined with other Republican candidates supporting over-the-counter birth control. This would give the “access” to birth control that Dems pretend the GOP doesn’t want for women. It enrages Dems because it will not provide public funds and it will not include free tampons, the latest idea working its way into the “war”.
Hopefully, the biggest downfall for this “war on women” meme will be the growing realization that it insults women’s intelligence. The demeaning and abusive way Republican women are treated by the left clearly displays a lack of respect for any woman unwilling to toe the leftist political line. These attacks often end up as sexist assaults, proving that the only war against women is coming from the left.
David J. Hentosh