The War on Women
Of all the misconceptions of election season 2012, one was almost more frustrating for me than any other. This was the so called ‘war on women’ touted by the Left as one of Romney’s premiere attacks. To say this was absurd is an understatement! The strategy of the Left seemed to be to appeal to the emotions of the female electorate, and steer them away from more of the ‘pocketbook’ concerns like the economy and jobs. Nothing lights a fire like feminists feeling undermined by a man – especially if that man is a wealthy business owner whose wife’s greatest success in life was raising five sons. The fems scoff at her success because it does nothing to advance their cause. In fact, being a housewife and seeing to the affairs of your husband and children screams of 1950s domestic hell, which is the last place a feminist would want to be. Never mind that she also beat breast cancer and continues dealing with multiple sclerosis, her life means nothing but subjective normalcy.
The Obama campaign, eager to turn attention away from small matters like national security and the inflated national debt, pounced on this common feminist sentiment. Take that, throw in a little comment by a conservative radio host, add Sandra Fluke, shake and stir. And you have a War on Women. Perfect to fire up the emotions of the liberals. So much so that it spawned a popular internet meme:
Of course, this ultra-offensive meme probably never came anywhere near the actual Obama camp, right? Wrong. This, according to the Daily Mail, actually appeared on President Obama’s official Tumblr page. The DM reports that it has since been removed. Nothing like showing your true colors, eh?
Now, forgive me for using a part we all have, but I THINK this is just a tad too offensive, even for the liberals. It basically assumes that women have no inclination to vote unless it affects reproductive health. Come again? By trying to show how insensitive Mitt Romney is, they instead show how absolutely misogynistic they can be! But liberals – men and women – eat it up. Feminists wrongly view this as a point for their side, but I believe it is the complete opposite. The feminist camp has seemingly boiled down to nothing but concern over reproductive rights. (Rights for the pregnant woman only, of course, not the fetus.)
In an environment of political disunity, you would hope men and women would celebrate our differences including physical, emotional, intellectual, etc. However, the Obama team sought (and continues to seek) to drive a wedge between men and women so as to not celebrate those differences, but to negatively highlight them and use as a political lightning rod and a stepping stone for their own gain.
According to the recent Christian Coalition voter guide:
- Barack Obama supports public funding of abortions
- Barack Obama supports requiring religious groups to cover birth control and abortion in insurance
- Barack Obama opposes parental notification for abortion by minors
The President seems eager NOT to protect the innocent, but the irresponsible. And, viewing his positions in many areas, I – as an educated, informed female – will vote as if the future of our country, and not a body part, depend on it.