MSGOP: Democrats Continue Tired “War on Women” Rhetoric
From the Mississippi Republican Party:
Democrats continue to parrot their old talking points on the so-called “war on women.” But, really they’re just trying to divert attention away from the fact that in poll after poll, women across the country are unimpressed with their President’s job performance.
From CNN and Gallup to Harvard and Zogby, women disapprove of the job President Obama is doing. And, that is particularly true of young women, in their twenties. It’s little wonder, too. When it comes to the issues that truly matter to women – jobs, the economy, health care – the President’s record is abysmal.
The Democrats’ tired rhetoric about the so-called “war on women” is also meant to divert attention away from some of the serious gaffes that Democrat candidates have made in recent years – gaffes not so surprisingly glossed over by most mainstream media.
For instance, the Democrat candidate for Governor in South Carolina last year called Governor Nikki Haley a “whore” and then laughed it off. A Democrat Congressional candidate in Virginia last year said now-Congresswoman Barbara Comstock had never had a real job. Apparently, being a mother of three and an accomplished lawyer and entrepreneur doesn’t count for women in his book. And, former Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) condescendingly compared his opponent, now-Senator Joni Ernst, to Taylor Swift.
Shameful comments. And, the silence from their Democrat colleagues – and the mainstream media – was deafening.
Republicans on the other hand are making gains with women because we’re focusing on the issues that really matter to them, like jobs, the economy, and health care. More and more women are running as Republican candidates and more and more women are serving as Republican elected officials. We have 3 successful Republican women Governors, 42 Republican women in Congress, and more than 700 Republican women in our 50 state legislatures.
Of course, while Mississippi Democrats chose to reject two female candidates for Governor last week, the GOP ticket is full of strong, principled Republican women, like Treasurer Lynn Fitch and Agriculture Commissioner Cindy Hyde-Smith.
And, Republican policies are making great strides for Mississippi women. In fact, American Express ranks the Magnolia State as one of the top 5 states for women-owned businesses, with an 81 percent growth since 1997.
Little wonder women across Mississippi and the rest of the country are ignoring the Democrats’ tired old lines about the so-called “war on women”.