I’m a bit disappointed that some of my fellow women have bitten the bait thrown to them by Democratic operatives promoting a so-called “Republican war on women.” I guess I shouldn’t be surprised. After all, women have been easily deceived since Adam and Eve. Ever since a snake convinced Eve to eat forbidden fruit, women have been willing to accept lies about who they are and what they’re capable of accomplishing.
In a way, Democrats have conducted a psychological campaign to fool many women into believing they are an eternal minority, destined to eat the scraps fed to them by a Democratic party more concerned about their votes than their contribution to society.
The war is contrived, by the way. On the O’Reilly Factor April 6, Democrat news analyst Juan Williams described the scam as a “phony war on women.” Speaking to another Democrat strategist, Williams said, “I mean, you couldn’t make anything up better than the Democrats have done to try to fool women.”
From start to finish, this con on women was created to distract us from seeing the truth: The Obama administration’s economic policies have caused women to lose ground previously won by women under administrations from both parties. Bureau of Labor Statistics data reflects that since Obama took office, women’s unemployment numbers have moved in the wrong direction, from 7 percent to 8.1 percent. Democrats have tried, and will continue to try, to blame Bush and the GOP, and apparently there will always be a few women ready to believe it every time.
With Democrats in control for the first two years of Obama’s presidency, you’d think women would be advancing across the economic battlefield with boldness, but, just like in war, when your leadership is run by “girlie men,” things don’t end well.
Information from a July 2011 Pew poll based on Bureau of Labor Statistics data casts Obama’s economic policies as chauvinistic, considering men have fared much better than women under his leadership. From June 2009 through May 2011, men gained 768,000 jobs and lowered their unemployment rate 1.1 percent, while women lost 218,000 jobs, and their unemployment rate rose by 0.2 percent.
Overall, Democrat economic policies “favored men over women in all but one of the 16 major sectors of the economy.” In five sectors, women lost jobs while men gained them. In other sectors, men gained jobs at a faster rate than women and lost them at a slower rate than women. State government was the only sector favoring women.
According to the poll, “The recovery from the Great Recession is the first since 1970 in which women have lost jobs even as men have gained them.” But Obama did promise to be a different kind of president.
Undeterred, some women prefer to stick their head in the sand. Another recent Pew gender gap poll shows women now support Obama over the proven job creator Mitt Romney by 20 percent. As a woman, I grow weary of a Democrat Party spin machine which uses females as pawns in their political chess game, and the women who fall for it — every time.
Susan Stamper Brown is an opinion page columnist, motivational speaker and military advocate who writes about politics, the military, the economy and culture. Email Susan at firstname.lastname@example.org or her website at susanstamperbrown.com.
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