Skip to comments.Shriver Report Is the New ‘War on Women’ Manifesto
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 isnt 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 mens 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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Apparently Ahnold can't, either.
I pray a plurality of the women of American wise up.
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.
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.
Gee, what we need to solve this problem is a liberal woman
to become president. Anybody have any ideas?
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.
‘twould make a good retort...
Is this from Maria “Skeletor” Shriver? The one who abandoned Arnold Schwarzenegger after he outlived his usefulness, like Wendy Davis did?
You know what they’re going to do:
War on Women
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.
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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.
More like the war on men especially white ones
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. Marshalls 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
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.
and convalescent children playing in the sun laughed again
because the swans had come back.
Do not think me fanciful
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 —
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.
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.
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.
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