Pelosi’s pre-debate advice to Biden: “Women.”

posted at 1:21 pm on October 10, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

Our gaffe-prone vice president is going to have his work cut out for him on Thursday night, when he’ll be debating against the formidable budgetary and economic expertise of Republican running mate Paul Ryan. Which is probably why, according to Nancy Pelosi, it’s best that Biden maybe just try to steer the conversation clear of all of that pesky economic bad news and just keep the focus Everbody’s Favorite Democratic Distraction — the war on women, of course.

I’m very confident that Joe Biden will do a great job. … I just would say one word to the Biden people: Women. Women. Whether you are talking about affordable health care, whether you are talking about Medicare, whether you are talking about Lilly Ledbetter, fair, equal pay, you know, ending discrimination in the workplace, the rest of it. I really think that the divide among single women for the president is like, 25 – 30 points, and we have to have married women in that category as well. … [Biden] was the author of the Violence Against Women Act, which Paul Ryan has voted against…

Yes, because when I think about the critical issues facing this country, I for one know that my simple, egocentric female brain sure as heck skips right over “jobs and the economy” and shoots right to “ending discrimination in the workplace.” [Head meets desk.]

After the clarifications afforded by the first Romney vs. Obama debate, the Democrats’ campaign — so much of which is based on trumped-up social distractions like Nancy Pelosi’s brilliant ‘advice’ — immediately took a hit, even among us women:

Further, Romney’s post-debate surge appears to have all but wiped out Obama’s once double-digit lead among women voters.

A Pew Research Center survey released Monday depicted a remarkable swing in the numbers, with Romney pulling even among women in polling late last week. In September, the same polling outfit showed Obama leading by 18 points among women.

This entire stupid meme rests on the assumption that women first and foremost self-identify as women, and that we vote as a big monolithic voting bloc; that may be how Democrats want us to see ourselves, but as Kathleen Parker points out, it’s a far cry from the truth.

This also happens to be the year of the fiscal cliff, when automatic spending cuts take effect at the same time Bush-era tax breaks expire. … It is also the year that al-Qaeda caught its breath and began gaining traction again, and when terrorists murdered one of our ambassadors. …

Women, in other words, recognize the gravity of the problems this nation faces and are likely to pick a candidate based on these issues rather than on a party’s platform on abortion and contraception.

In fact, women, who are not a monolithic group any more than men are, don’t really rank reproductive issues at the top of their concerns. A recent Kaiser Family Foundation survey found that fewer than 1 percent of respondents mentioned women’s health or birth control as top election-year issues. …

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What’s a bigger issue? The almost non-existent discrimination against women in the workplace, or the fact that there’s fewer women in the workplace? 77% of zero is still zero, but 77% of a man’s paycheck is still better than a lot of women are doing these days.

What’s a bigger issue? Paying $9/month out of your own pocket for birth control, or paying $300/month for gasoline?

Bigger issue: the “war on women” that asks us to bring our big girl panties and pay for our own contraception, or the war on women that involves Lara Logan being gang-raped in public and has resulted in other women being stoned to death for appearing in public without a male escort?

Really, there’s so much for Paul Ryan to throw in Joe Biden’s face.

Roxeanne de Luca on October 10, 2012 at 5:02 PM

But will the moderator — a dedicated Democrat with clear personal ties to Obama — actually ask a question that will give Ryan an opening to hammer the bad numbers? My understanding is that the ugly treatment the media has been giving Jim Lehrer over the way he moderated the Denver debate is a very explicit warning to the next three debate moderators: Throw the debate for Obama or face very serious consequences.

catsandbooks on October 10, 2012 at 2:09 PM

OK, let me know what question can they present that cannot lead to either economy numbers or Benghazi. Or Fast and Furious. Economy question? Check. Foreign Policy question? Check. Internal security? Check. ANYTHING, absolutely anything, they can steer to leads to numbers and bad numbers at that.

As long as Ryan keeps it in simple terms, numbers wise, we’re all good. Liberals can’t count once they run out of digits (hand) despite all the “education” they supposedly have.

Even with Medicare voucher system he is proposing it is easy to explain it even to senile brigade: just point out that each and every school district in USA that has moved to voucher system has seen their school kids come out ahead. So, whether they understand the numbers he is talking about or not, all they have to know is the system has been proven successful.

So, I can’t see how, no matter what they do, they can steer the debates to Hussein and Senile Idiot. I know they will try, but unless they keep talking about weather the entire length of the debates they cannot avoid discussion of bad economy due to Hussein policies, and security, whether here (Fast and Furious) or outside (Benghazi).

As I pointed out last week, Ryan should have tracked down those two bikers in the photo op and gave them prominent seats in front row right next to Biden’s podium. Too bad we won’t see that…

riddick on October 10, 2012 at 5:05 PM

Meanwhile, last night in Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s home district of San Francisco, the city’s liberal Board of Supervisors voted to reinstate uber-liberal Ross Mirkarimi as SHERIFF even though he pled guilty in a domestic violence case and he is still on probation.

In a surprise decision that ended a political battle here that lasted months, Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, who was sentenced to three years of probation in March after pleading guilty in a domestic violence case, was reinstated to his position by the city’s Board of Supervisors late Tuesday.

If women think liberals are on their side, they are sadly mistaken!

wren on October 10, 2012 at 5:08 PM

Yeah, I hope bumbling Bite-Me biden tells women how the lunatic-left d-cRAT socialists have “evolved” from wanting women “barefoot and pregnant” to wanting them “fully dependent on Big Government like a bunch of mindless Julias.” Now, that’s progressive!!!!

TeaPartyNation on October 10, 2012 at 5:17 PM

Nancy shows once again why she won’t be Speaker of the House again.

GarandFan on October 10, 2012 at 5:50 PM

Men don’t matter

Dollayo on October 10, 2012 at 6:47 PM


So, while this ding bat is siding with the OWS morons (aka lobotomized generation), she and her husband are not paying salaries to their football team:

Per Sacramento Bee, or is it Sacramento Pee, I can’t ever recall that:

Sacramento owner Paul Pelosi was not available for comment today. He did say in a CBS Sports Network TV interview on Friday that players across the league had yet to be paid to that point, adding, “We guarantee that they will be paid … and we’re going to do that very soon.”

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riddick on October 10, 2012 at 8:21 PM

…I have thia dream of Nancy Pelosi sitting on an 8 foot landscaping timber…tarred and feathered…looking like a big white version of Big Bird…with two people on each side of the timber… running up and down the Capitol steps…with news organizations from all over the world filming the scene for an hour until she falls off… onto her lips and sticks to the steps because the tar sets!
Don’t wake me up!

KOOLAID2 on October 10, 2012 at 9:27 PM