Skip to comments.Obama Campaign to Take Advantage of the Republicans' Women Issue (Huh?)
Posted on 03/11/2012 12:50:58 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
According to the New York Times, this Monday, the Obama re-election effort will take advantage of our National Conversation about womens issues to launch a mailing campaign aimed at female voters in battleground states. Materials will be sent to independents, with separate versions for mothers, young women and older women. Additionally, organizers will reach out to via phone banks, campus activities, house parties and media events featuring local residents helped by the [the administrations new heath care] law, all of which will be capped off by a Womens Week of Action later in the month.
While women have long tended toward the Democrats, the Obama team has been presented with a unique opportunity to win over a large swath of undecided voters who, it has become clear, are increasingly put off by the Republican candidates apparent fixation on their sex lives. (Rick Santorum and his vociferous anti-birth control/prenatal testing/single motherhood views seem to draw particular ire.) Via the Times:
Everybody is so busy telling us how we should act in the bedroom, theyre letting the country fall through the cracks, said Fran Kelley, a retired public school worker in Seattle who voted for Senator John McCain over Mr. Obama in the 2008 election. Of the Republican candidates this year, she added, Theyre nothing but hatemongers trying to control everyone, saying, Live as I live.
And then, of course (of course!), theres Rush Limbaugh who, while not technically a Republican politician, added his signature brand of fuel to the issue with his slut outburst. Following that, the Right has attempted to drum up similar disgust for liberal commentators, with mixed results: Last week, comedian Louis C.K. backed out of his hosting gig at the Radio & Television Correspondents' Association, right after Fox Newss Greta Van Susteren announced she would boycott the event over his presence. Referring to his use of the word c*nt to describe Sarah Palin, she said, He denigrates all women and looks to the crowd to laugh." Similarly, Republicans have called for a pro-Obama Super PAC to return $1 million donated by comedian Bill Maher, who has used the aforementioned slur in reference Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann. This morning, during an appearance on ABCs This Week, Democrat Senator Chuck Schumer shot down the idea:
"Rush Limbaugh's comments were just nasty and directed at a particular young woman who had a particular point of view and was expressing herself. Bill Maher's a comedian. It's much different...Rush Limbaugh has tremendous weight in the Republican Party and no one will rebut him. Bill Maher's a comedian who's on at 11 o'clock at night, but has very little influence on what's happening here."
Of course, its true that comedians like Maher and C.K. (and MSNBCs Ed Schultz, who recently apologized for calling Laura Ingraham a right-wing slut) do not have the kind of party influence that Limbaugh does. The fact that so many people consider Limbaugh to be the de facto leader of the Republican party is the Republican partys (and Mitt Romenys!) problem. And, as mentioned, the Republicans apparent inability to produce a leader who can manage to re-frame this issue is good for the Democrats. However, it would be a good thing for everyone if all this shouting resulted in something besides votes for one side or another like, perhaps, a bi-partisan commitment to coming up with words other than slut for women with whom you disagree. As Washington Posts liberal Melinda Henneberger pointed out, The problem is that somehow, a sexist rant is only a sexist rant when its an attack on a woman in our own party.
If Obama is working hard to secure the support of women, then I think he is trying to just make up ground which he has lost since 2008.
Go ahead president A**h**e, use another lie. All you have is lies and distortions. Karma will get you you little wuss.
To state that the dems are going to “take advantage” of a repub “women problem” .. seems to forget the real issue .. THIS WAS A MANUFACTURED PROBLEM BY THE DEMOCRATS.
ANYONE WHO DOES NOT GET THAT .. IS WATCHING THE WRONG TV STATIONS AND LISTENING TO THE WRONG RADIO STATIONS.
Since we know that a former communications person for the Obama admin is shopping Fluke around to the different liberal networks .. THE FIGHT IS OVER BEFORE IT BEGAN.
Only the dems are too stupid to figure it out.
Nearly every one of these supposed ‘feminine outrage’ articles have been penned by woman that are Leftie harridans. Follow on with Allred, Fonda, Steinem, ad nauseum and the henhouse is in full cackle. Truth is, women have left the 0bama camp in droves..and they are desparate to gt them back. Screeching about these trumped up issues is the only way they know how. Broken record after broken record.
and there’s little public response from the GOP- the bill in the senate last week was a good start- but until someone has the balls, preferably a female GOP senator/congresswoman, to get in front of the camera daily and say its ridiculous that health insurance and premium payers should foot a $3000/annual bill for birth control for a law student this crap will continue....
the GOP has effed up so many things which they had the ability to cut off the rats at the knees- this is just another example....
Political activity has devolved to feminists competing with feminists (male and female) for control over government, business and academia at all levels. That’ll be all over with, though, on the other end of the default process, same as during the Great Depression but much more so.
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