Our Ill-Mannered President

Bruce Thompson
Kimberly Strassel of the Wall Street Journal wrote an op-ed, "The GOP's Female Trouble," noting that Democrats get away with gender politics because Republicans have shied away from speaking directly to women about matters of interest to them as women. It isn't as if Democrats are in tune with today's woman. The Obama campaign is serving a straight-up 1970s feminist agenda: contraception, abortion, equal pay. In this world view, women can't and don't think much beyond their reproductive apparatus. Obama deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter this week went so far as to explain that women "aren't really concerned about what's happened over the past four years." Unemployment, gas prices, ObamaCare-these are not the concerns of women. That outlook is offensive to every woman who spends 18-hour days wrestling the job, the house, the kids, the bills. Yet Democrats get away with it for one reason: Women appreciate that they are being spoken to directly. Decades of an aversion to "gender...(Read Full Post)

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