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Shriver Report Is the New ‘War on Women’ Manifesto
Independent Women's Forum ^ | 15 January 2014 | Carrie Lukas

Posted on 01/26/2014 8:04:05 AM PST by Lorianne

If there was every any question of whether the Left would recycle the “War on Women” campaign effort for 2014, there isn’t now. The release of the Shriver Report – with its the lengthy, anecdote-filled document; catchy website and social-media campaign; day-long events; and presidential pow-wow – shows that the Left is doubling down on the message that women are under siege in America, and only bigger government can save them.

The publication ably describes some of the hardship and challenges facing American women, though there is the obligatory use of exaggerated statistics. Beyonce (who is naturally a lead author for this very serious policy document) refers to women earning 77 cents for every dollar a man earns, even though according to the Department of Labor, the average earnings of a full-time female worker have been above 80 percent of men’s since 2009. More fundamentally, of course, that comparison tells us nothing about women being “short changed” or the role that discrimination plays in earnings. Controlling for factors such as education, hours worked, and industry account for the majority of the wage gap, as even the liberal American Association of University Women acknowledges.

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TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cap; nbc; shriver; soros; sorosbidding

1 posted on 01/26/2014 8:04:05 AM PST by Lorianne
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To: Lorianne
I can't stand to look at Maria Shriver...
2 posted on 01/26/2014 8:10:50 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
I can't stand to look at Maria Shriver...

Apparently Ahnold can't, either.

3 posted on 01/26/2014 8:12:50 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Lorianne
They have not yet begun to milk the crap out of the War on Women meme. Just wait 'till election season is upon us.

I pray a plurality of the women of American wise up.

4 posted on 01/26/2014 8:13:03 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Lorianne

Every time I see this monumentally assinine “War on Women” blather I wonder to myself, “How the hell long is to going to take the morons of this country to figure out that this is nothing more than pure, unadulterated bullcrap?” Do the conservatives of this country not have mothers, wives, sisters, and daughters, or do these nitwits think that somehow they are capable of magically able to exclude only them from their “war”. I think the people of this country have become so stupid, lazy, apathetic, and devoid of critical thinking skills that our liberties will continue to be lost at an exponential rate.

5 posted on 01/26/2014 8:16:08 AM PST by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

What is the percentage of law school and medical school graduates that are female? I’ll bet it’s well over 50% for the period since the beginning of the twenty-first century.

6 posted on 01/26/2014 8:17:25 AM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: Lorianne

Gee, what we need to solve this problem is a liberal woman
to become president. Anybody have any ideas?

7 posted on 01/26/2014 8:24:40 AM PST by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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To: reg45

As I recall most of the War on Women Warriors have been Democrats such as Clinton, Weiner, etc. etc. etc! Bush 1 and Bush 2, Reagan, Eisenhower, etc...not so much.

8 posted on 01/26/2014 8:25:39 AM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: reg45

‘twould make a good retort...

9 posted on 01/26/2014 8:27:06 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: Lorianne

Is this from Maria “Skeletor” Shriver? The one who abandoned Arnold Schwarzenegger after he outlived his usefulness, like Wendy Davis did?

10 posted on 01/26/2014 8:28:42 AM PST by MuttTheHoople (Nothing is more savage and brutal than justifiably angry Americans. DonÂ’t believe me? Ask the Germa)
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To: Lorianne

You know what they’re going to do:

War on Women
Income Inequality

They know the Republicans won’t put a coherent, consistent response together on any of these issues and instead will spit and splutter and say all kinds of crap (”self-deportation”, slut, etc) that will just get them in deeper.

If the RNC would hire Rush to write a one paragraph set of talking points on each of these issues from a conservative perspective, and if they’d actually put their money and mouths behind them, we could win all three.

11 posted on 01/26/2014 8:38:26 AM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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12 posted on 01/26/2014 8:48:05 AM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: Lorianne

A Kennedy woman talking about “The War on Women” is just too funny. Don’t know about her father or her brothers proclivities but her uncles and cousins constantly preyed on women. Her cousin Michael did a real job on a family who lived in our town along with destroying his own family. And then you have Bobby Kennedy...a real stand up guy.

13 posted on 01/26/2014 8:53:57 AM PST by surrey
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To: Lorianne

More like the war on men especially white ones

14 posted on 01/26/2014 8:55:38 AM PST by ronnie raygun
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To: Lorianne

In a book entitled, “Mr. Jones, Meet the Master,” there appears a sermon called, “The Keepers of the Springs,” by Dr. Peter Marshall, a former highly-respected chaplain of the U.S. Senate.

So-called “progressive” Democrats who are using this phony “war on women” mantra, in order to get votes in 2014 and 2016 and gain more power over the lives of the very women they are trying to trick into falling for their phony “war” theme, are, in fact, waging their own real war on all women who oppose their enslaving ideology.

For centuries, societies have recognized the important and elevated role of women, especially as mothers, in instilling and training the minds and hearts of their young for citizenship and service.

Over several decades since WWII, women in the work force have proven that they are capable of carrying out their traditional role in the home and school, but of leading great corporations, of going to the moon, and of achieving whatever their counterparts who are male are able to achieve—if they are allowed freedom and opportunity!

They do not need a power-grabbing elite who considers them to be pawns in their own political struggle for absolute power.

Could the following excerpt from Dr. Marshall’s sermon help us focus on the seriousness of what has happened in recent decades and of its potential impact on future generations?

“Once upon a time, a certain town grew up at the foot

of a mountain range. It was sheltered in the lee of the

protecting heights, so that the wind that shuddered at the

doors and flung handfuls of sleet against the window panes

was a wind whose fury was spent.

“High up in the hills, a strange and quiet forest dweller took it

upon himself to be the Keeper of the Springs.

“He patrolled the hills and wherever he found a spring, he

cleaned its brown pool of silt and fallen leaves, of mud and

mold and took away from the spring all foreign matter, so that

the water which bubbled up through the sand ran down clean

and cold and pure.

“It leaped sparkling over rocks and dropped joyously in crystal

cascades until, swollen by other streams, it became a river of

life to the busy town.

“Millwheels were whirled by its rush.

Gardens were refreshed by its waters.

Fountains threw it like diamonds into the air.

Swans sailed on its limpid surface

and children laughed as they played on its banks in the


“But the City Council was a group of hardheaded, hard-boiled

business men. They scanned the civic budget and found in it

the salary of a Keeper of the Springs.

“Said the Keeper of the Purse: ‘Why should we pay this romance

ranger? We never see him; he is not necessary to our

town’s work life. If we build a reservoir just above the town,

we can dispense with his services and save his salary.’

“Therefore, the City Council voted to dispense with the un-

necessary cost of a Keeper of the Springs, and to build a

cement reservoir.

“So the Keeper of the Springs no longer visited the brown pools

but watched from the heights while they built the reservoir.

“When it was finished, it soon filled up with water, to be sure,

but the water did not seem to be the same.

It did not seem to be as clean, and a green scum soon befouled

its stagnant surface.

“There were constant troubles with the delicate machinery

of the mills, for it was often clogged with slime, and the

swans found another home above the town.

“At last, an epidemic raged, and the clammy, yellow fingers of

sickness reached into every home in every street and lane.

“The City Council met again. Sorrowfully, it faced the city’s plight, and frankly it acknowledged the mistake of the dismissal of the Keeper of the Springs.

“They sought him out in his hermit hut high in the hills, and

begged him to return to his former joyous labor.

Gladly he agreed, and began once more to make his rounds.

“It was not long until pure water came lilting down under

tunnels of ferns and mosses and to sparkle in the cleansed


“Millwheels turned again as of old.

Stenches disappeared.

Sickness waned

and convalescent children playing in the sun laughed again

because the swans had come back.

“Do not think me fanciful

too imaginative

or too extravagant in my language

when I say that I think women, and particularly of our

mothers, as Keepers of the Springs. The phrase, while poetic,

is true and descriptive.

We feel its warmth ...

its softening influence ...

and however forgetful we have been ...

however much we have taken for granted life’s precious

gifts we are conscious of wistful memories that surge out of

the past —

the sweet


poignant fragrances of love.

“Nothing that has been said

nothing that could be said

or that ever will be said,

would be eloquent enough, expressive enough, or adequate to

make articulate that peculiar emotion we feel to our mothers.

“So I shall make my tribute a plea for Keepers of the Springs,

who will be faithful to their tasks.

“There never has been a time when there was a greater need

for Keepers of the Springs,

or when there were more polluted springs to be cleansed.

If the home fails, the country is doomed. The breakdown of

home life and influence will mark the breakdown of the


“If the Keepers of the Springs desert their posts or are un-

faithful to their responsibilities the future outlook of this

country is black indeed.

“This generation needs Keepers of the Springs who will be cou-

rageous enough to cleanse the springs that have been polluted.

“It’s not an easy task — nor is it a popular one, but it must be

done for the sake of the children, and the young women of

today must do it.”

15 posted on 01/26/2014 9:00:27 AM PST by loveliberty2
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To: Lorianne

So the leftist goal is to force me to work harder to prove I didn’t get ahead just because everyone felt sorry for me, the disadvantaged little girl.

Congrats, New Age Feminists. Your democrat “friends” are taking us back at least 30 years.

16 posted on 01/26/2014 9:08:32 AM PST by ToastedHead
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To: Lorianne
NBC Silent on $7.3 Million from Soros for Special

The Center for American Progress partnered with Maria Shriver on lib,NBC promoted report.

Not only did NBC allow their special anchor Maria Shriver to promote her own report on “Nightly News,” they did it without disclosing that it was made in partnership with a group that liberal billionaire George Soros gave $7.3 million to.

17 posted on 01/26/2014 9:34:29 AM PST by opentalk
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