The liberty principle for this Freedom Friday is the simple fact that there is no “war on women.” Democrats try to convince women that Republicans hate them and even abuse them, but it is Democrats who use women for political purposes.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz, congresswomen from Florida and Democratic National Committee chair, recently accused Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker of abusing women. In speaking to a group of women at the Milwaukee Athletic Club, Ms. Wasserman Schultz said:
“Scott Walker has given women the back of his hand. I know that is stark. I know that is direct. But that is reality.” She continued with further insults: “What Republican tea party extremists like Scott Walker are doing is they are grabbing us by the hair and pulling us back. It is not going to happen on our watch.”
Ms. Genevieve Wood at The Daily Signal apparently believes that Ms. Wasserman Schultz not only insult Governor Walker but all women. In addition, she claims that the insult to Governor Walker “makes light of the real issue of domestic abuse” by using the same words to describe actual physical abuse and political policies. She continued with her description of how Democrats, not Republicans, wage a “war on women.”
“The truth is, Wasserman Schultz and all her left-wing pals marching in the `war on women’ parade are the ones who continue to pull women back. They are the ones who want to deny women the freedom of choosing their own doctor or the school that is best for their child. They are the ones who want to keep women in the dark about the health risks of abortion. They are the ones who have promoted economic policies resulting in more Americans being on food stamps than ever before. It is under their leadership that fewer Americans either have or are looking for job today than at any point since 1978. And they are the ones that continue to keep women’s confidence down with false rhetoric and numbers about equal pay.
“Unfortunately, there is plenty of evidence that rhetoric often trumps reality….
“The Left uses the `war on women’ mantra not because it’s real but because, to date, it has worked. They don’t care about women as individuals; they care about them as a monolithic voting bloc. The only potential positive outcome of Wasserman Schultz’s comments is that perhaps American women will finally see her and other `war on women’ shills for what they really are: outrageous.”
Nia-Malika Henderson of the Washington Post believes the Democrats continue to speak about the “war on women” because this theme has helped Democrats to win past elections. This time, however, Ms. Wasserman Schultz went too far, and Democrats are circling the wagons around her.
I am insulted at the idea that women might actually believe the Democrats when they make their claims. Are women really so confused and unthinking? Can they not see that they are being used as pawns for political purposes? I agree that Democrats are not interested in women as individuals and only care about them as a voting bloc. I hope women open their eyes and see things as they really are and not as Democrats try to paint them.