Get excited: The return of the Democrats’ “war on women” meme

posted at 1:21 pm on June 6, 2013 by Erika Johnsen

Not that anybody was really holding out hope the meme would dissipate of its own accord; no, no. It evidently worked just fine throughout 2012, and with their ObamaCare rollout panic-attack and the second-term debacles we’re already witnessing, the Democrats will be looking for plenty of fodder at which to misdirect voters’ attention. Hence, be prepared for plenty more of the weaksauce War on Wimmenses attacks, as Politico reports today:

This week alone: Sen. Saxby Chambliss blamed sexual assaults in the military on hormones, conservative pundit Erick Erickson credited biology for male dominance in society and Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant said working moms are making kids fail in school.

Democrats and liberal groups are seizing on these comments to reignite their 2012 strategy — rally the base to raise big money and put Republicans back on defense with women voters ahead of the mid-term elections.

“Women voters are paying attention — this week was a big reminder that the GOP assault on women’s rights continues,” said Jess McIntosh of EMILY’S List. …

Still, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is cooking up state-by-state releases calling on possible GOP Senate candidates to condemn remarks from GOP leaders.

“These comments make Todd Akin look moderate. Republicans have offended women across the country,” said DSCC spokeswoman Regan Page. “This was a defining issue in 2012 and will certainly be a problem for Republicans again in 2014.”

I can hardly wait. Most excitingly of all, they’ve even thought up a way to deftly combine their ObamaCare marketing campaign and women-warmongering: Thanks to the ‘Affordable’ Care Act, “being a woman is no longer a preexisting condition“! They’ve already been saying as much for ages now, but expect to hear a lot more of it. I personally fail to see how a stagnant economy, a lack of job creation, smothering taxes, and suffocating regulations are of any benefit to womankind, but hey: I’m just a woman, what do I know.

And, bonus, in 2013′s only hyper-competitive race in the Virginia gubernatorial, there’s plenty more where that came from; state Democratic forces have been trying to brand Republican candidate Ken Cuccinelli as out-of-touch social “extremist” for months now, and here’s betting it will only get worse as the clock winds down. Good times, good times.


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“being a woman is no longer a preexisting condition“!

Great. But what about being a Democrat?

Suppose there is no cure for that one huh…

Gatsu on June 6, 2013 at 1:27 PM

How many women are having their phone records pillaged?

forest on June 6, 2013 at 1:28 PM

Guess we will have to break out the binders too.

LaughterJones on June 6, 2013 at 1:29 PM

Scumhags abound. Obama is one.

Obama is also run by a bunch of scumhags.

Schadenfreude on June 6, 2013 at 1:30 PM

Jeeze, these people bore me. I saw a real war on women during the Ways and Means hearings on the IRS targeting. Those women stood up and lambasted our so-called government representatives for their overreach and abuse of power. What did they get in response? In effect: “Well, you asked for it, you stupid tarts.”

totherightofthem on June 6, 2013 at 1:30 PM

How many women did the IRS target?

Most of those testifying were women – talk about a war.

ChicagoBlue on June 6, 2013 at 1:31 PM

How’s women’s pay compares to men’s at the White House?

mikhail1973 on June 6, 2013 at 1:32 PM

Three of the five witnesses at the IRS hearings were women, right?

Wassat? What? They aren’t real women because they’re conservative? Oh. Thank you for setting me straight.

Bishop on June 6, 2013 at 1:33 PM

Kermit Gosnell, Dr. Democrat, should be featured heavily in this war on gullible women.

Flange on June 6, 2013 at 1:33 PM

Am I really first here with “Oh look! A squirrel?”

Drained Brain on June 6, 2013 at 1:33 PM

The real war on Women is the war on women using Verizon!!!

PappyD61 on June 6, 2013 at 1:34 PM

None of the 4 Americans abandoned to torture and death at the hands of terrorists in Benghazi were women, so there you go.

Bishop on June 6, 2013 at 1:35 PM

I personally fail to see how a stagnant economy, a lack of job creation, smothering taxes, and suffocating regulations are of any benefit to womankind, but hey: I’m just a woman, what do I know.

Women must be thrilled to be constantly defined not by their intelligence, career achievements, or parenting skills- but rather by their reproductive parts.

Happy Nomad on June 6, 2013 at 1:35 PM

Or women with “smart” appliances in their homes….

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/03/petraeus-tv-remote/

PappyD61 on June 6, 2013 at 1:35 PM

One of the side effects of Obamacare is that I, a fifty-seven year old woman, can get free birth control. And, I can get it until I’m sixty-five. Those folks really know how to sweet talk a girl.

mchristian on June 6, 2013 at 1:35 PM

Not that anybody was really holding out hope the meme would dissipate of its own

How can that happen when there are plenty of dopey socons around offering up fresh material every day?

Obama should be sending you a check.

Moesart on June 6, 2013 at 1:36 PM

None of the 4 Americans abandoned to torture and death at the hands of terrorists in Benghazi were women, so there you go.

Bishop on June 6, 2013 at 1:35 PM

How many women do you suppose were killed by Eric Holder’s Fast and Furious gun-running? That’s truly an example of a war on women. The White House needed an excuse to go out after the Second Amendment so they armed Mexican drug cartels knowing full well that innocent lives would be snuffed out as a result.

Happy Nomad on June 6, 2013 at 1:38 PM

War on women? There’s apparently one by Democrats in Colorado given the insane things they’ve been saying regarding gun rights.

Doughboy on June 6, 2013 at 1:38 PM

I personally fail to see how a stagnant economy, a lack of job creation, smothering taxes, and suffocating regulations are of any benefit to womankind, but hey: I’m just a woman, what do I know.

The War on Women is specifically for those women who were born without the intelligence chip pre-installed.

Bitter Clinger on June 6, 2013 at 1:39 PM

A smart party would make hard-hitting ads about the war on women at the IRS, liberally using the testimony of the women from this week.

Turn the meme on it’s head; go for the jugular.

Never gonna happen.

Bruno Strozek on June 6, 2013 at 1:40 PM

We, the undersigned, are outraged at America’s right-wing War On Women.

-Saudi Arabia
-Egypt
-Iran
-Afghanistan
-Yemen
-Syria
-Pakistan
-Somalia

Bat Chain Puller on June 6, 2013 at 1:41 PM

It worked well against Akin and Mourdoch. You go with what works.

What frosts liberals’ cookies is that men and women are vastly different. It puts a wrench into their “everyone is equal” equation. Reality goes against their theory, so it pisses them off.

Paul-Cincy on June 6, 2013 at 1:41 PM

So will Obamacare help more Kermit Gosnells operate? If so, doesn’t that make Obamacare part of the war on Women (and babies?)

RiverCocytus on June 6, 2013 at 1:43 PM

I think a lot of the abortion rhetoric can be easily countered with Gosnell, and the health violations in abortion clinics found since. You don’t have to be a life-begins-at-conception type to say, hey, it’s wrong not to inspect an entire industry like this. Abuse is inevitable. That’s a LOT more traction than we had last year

Sekhmet on June 6, 2013 at 1:45 PM

White House makes women employees LIE to protect boss #waronwomen

HumpBot Salvation on June 6, 2013 at 1:45 PM

Three of the five witnesses at the IRS hearings were women, right?

Wassat? What? They aren’t real women because they’re conservative? Oh. Thank you for setting me straight.

Bishop on June 6, 2013 at 1:33 PM

Four out of six were women—an even higher percentage.

Witness List:

Mr. John Eastman, Chairman, National Organization for Marriage

Ms. Dianne Belsom, Laurens County Tea Party

Ms. Becky Gerritson, Wetumpka Tea Party

Ms. Karen Kenney, San Fernando Valley Patriots

Mr. Kevin Kookogey, Founder and President, Linchpins of Liberty

Ms. Sue Martinek, Coalition for Life of Iowa, Testimony

INC on June 6, 2013 at 1:46 PM

The funny thing is, women have stopped making men’s lunch, and are now EATING men’s lunch. More in college, more graduate, more entering the professions, in more recession-proof jobs than men. The country is becoming feminized it so many ways. Obama is pushing “women’s” and “gay” issues. Painting the deck chairs of the Titanic pink.

Who ever criticizes a woman-centric view of the country. Who ever criticizes the matriarchy. Women, the only minority that just happens to be a majority in the country.

Paul-Cincy on June 6, 2013 at 1:46 PM

White House uses IRS as a bludgeon to silence conservative women #waronwomen.

HumpBot Salvation on June 6, 2013 at 1:47 PM

When the leftists accuse, it is they that are doing.

jukin3 on June 6, 2013 at 1:50 PM

White House makes women employees LIE to protect boss #waronwomen

HumpBot Salvation on June 6, 2013 at 1:45 PM

Uh huh – good one.

ChicagoBlue on June 6, 2013 at 1:51 PM

I posted this in the similar thread:

I’d argue that this bad economy where most available jobs are for contract only (for a maybe a 6-12 month stint)then you are looking for another gig. How is that helpful for a single parent? No stable income.

As a single woman who was unemployed for over 6 months, these contract jobs were what I was finding. Great if you’re married… not so much if you’re single. Really sh*tsville if your a single mom. I would assume no health insurance either.

lucyvanpelt on June 6, 2013 at 1:58 PM

When you have no plan, no policies, no leadership, and no morals, all you can do is distract. The Democrats didn’t win the last election because of the war on women, they won it by using the power of the IRS to stifle the opposition. The last election would have been a failure for them, had the tea party been able to participate full force. There is no way what they did could have stood with people pointing out all the flaws in the argument.

Can we start calling the IRS Brown Shirts?

bflat879 on June 6, 2013 at 1:58 PM

Gah! I did forget one of the women at the IRS hearing. If I wasn’t a sexist prig it wouldn’t have happened.

Bishop on June 6, 2013 at 1:59 PM

I love how the Commie women demand that the State stay the hell out of their wombs, but lovingly embrace the State dictating every intimate detail of their healthcare.

Fu&@ing Commie hypocrites.

OhEssYouCowboys on June 6, 2013 at 2:00 PM

This is Politico – one of the biggest water carriers for the Obama regime. Just another attempt at a distraction.

Don’t let them.

kim roy on June 6, 2013 at 2:01 PM

Let’s see….

Obama/the Obama administration TARGETED TEA Party Members, Conservatives, Jews, Right to Life Organizations & more – all of which include WOMEN – by using the IRS, ATF, EPA, DHA, FBI, & more in order to silence, intimidate, punish, & destroy members of those groups targeted, both men and women.

Obama’s goons targeted men & women reporters, editors, & their families through wire taps, seizing their e-mails, etc again in order to intimidate, silence, & control the media.

Obama has now seized the phone records of ALL AMERICANS, not just Verizon customers, violating the 4th Ammendment rights of all American citizens – to include men AND WOMEN.

Hillary hired Al Qaeda-backed rebels to protect Stevens & other Americans FROM al Qaeda, refused to provide additional security – even after 2 previous terrorist attacks, ordered the US Marines guarding the US Embassy in Cairo Egypt NOT to carry live ammo on the anniversary of 9/11 the same day it & 19 other US Embassies accross the Middle East was overrun, knew the truth about Benghazi & LIED about it for as long as a month afterwards…and still does to this day….and the Obama administration is declaring to continue to ask her questions or criticize her for her massive failure is not only a sexist attack against HER but an attack on ALL WOMEN

Rice went on 5 talk shows & LIES about what happened in Benghazi even though the real reason was known 1 hour after the attack began. Rice, who considers herself an expert on the Middle east & National Defense policies, continued to lie, continues to lie about Benghazi. And in the LARGEST ‘F*@% YOU’ moment in US History, Obama appoints Rice the new National Security Advisor WHILE continuing to cover up the Benghazi scandal….and the Obama administration is declaring to continue to ask her questions or criticize her for her massive failure is not only a sexist attack against HER but an attack on ALL WOMEN.

This would be funny if this issue, this administration, & this President weren’t so pathetic.

Women should be extremely offended & incensed by this shi’ite!

easyt65 on June 6, 2013 at 2:07 PM

Bishop on June 6, 2013 at 1:59 PM

Let the record show….

:)

INC on June 6, 2013 at 2:16 PM

Thanks to the ‘Affordable’ Care Act, “being a woman is no longer a preexisting condition“!

That quote always troubled me. Does that mean that women aren’t women anymore until they apply for insurance?

Stoic Patriot on June 6, 2013 at 2:17 PM

That quote always troubled me. Does that mean that women aren’t women anymore until they apply for insurance?

Stoic Patriot on June 6, 2013 at 2:17 PM

Na. It means they stop being a woman when they become pregnant. From then on they become a “burden carrier” until the abortion. Then they are women again, but empowered for making the right choice.

Learned all that at re-education camp.

Gatsu on June 6, 2013 at 2:21 PM

This is so dumb. If saying stupid things meant a war on one group or another, that means Joe Biden is waging war against any number of sexes and ethnicities.

I really can’t stomach these people or their ridiculous memes.

changer1701 on June 6, 2013 at 2:27 PM

Women must be thrilled to be constantly defined not by their intelligence, career achievements, or parenting skills- but rather by their reproductive lady parts.

Happy Nomad on June 6, 2013 at 1:35 PM

Lets keep the terminology current. They vote as though those “parts” depend on it, dontcha know.

iurockhead on June 6, 2013 at 2:28 PM

Oh, man, here we go again…when all else fail, bring the wominz…alternative title: ‘it’s the Wiminz, stupid’

jimver on June 6, 2013 at 2:40 PM

Can we start calling the IRS Brown Shirts?

bflat879 on June 6, 2013 at 1:58 PM

And TSA. And EPA. And DHS. And HHS. And…

affenhauer on June 6, 2013 at 2:47 PM

This week alone: Sen. Saxby Chambliss blamed sexual assaults in the military on hormones, conservative pundit Erick Erickson credited biology for male dominance in society and Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant said working moms are making kids fail in school.

OK, only the third of these could possibly fall into the realm of sexist, and I imagine it was taken out of context given this is a Politico quote.

Otherwise you’re essentially arguing men don’t have hormones, and superior upper body / general physical strength + inability to get pregnant were not the primary factors driving most of human history’s power structure.

If you’re doing that I don’t care what you claim your gender is, you’re just spouting abject nonsense.

BKennedy on June 6, 2013 at 3:09 PM

Oh, man, here we go again…when all else fail, bring the wominz…alternative title: ‘it’s the Wiminz, stupid

jimver on June 6, 2013 at 2:40 PM

If we’re talking the ones who vote for Obama, shouldn’t that be turned around? Adjective in front of the noun?

GWB on June 6, 2013 at 3:12 PM

They may have a point.

libfreeordie on June 6, 2013 at 3:18 PM

Read the article sad event, but for the sake of me I didn’t read anything stating the jury was stacked with Republicans nor that the Judge was a Republican. For that matter it doesn’t even state the gender of the jury. So, what exactly is your point?

DDay on June 6, 2013 at 4:13 PM

They may have a point.

libfreeordie on June 6, 2013 at 3:18 PM

If, by “point” you mean some other topic entirely, then perhaps. The actions didn’t meet the requirements for 1st degree murder, there’s no indication any lesser charges were included (which is very stupid), and TX law says you *can* shoot a thief taking your money. (We can argue the desirability of that last point, but it’s still a better law than letting someone kill a defenseless baby.)

GWB on June 6, 2013 at 4:53 PM

Oh, man, here we go again…when all else fail, bring the wominz…alternative title: ‘it’s the Wiminz, stupid’

jimver on June 6, 2013 at 2:40 PM

If we’re talking the ones who vote for Obama, shouldn’t that be turned around? Adjective in front of the noun?

GWB on June 6, 2013 at 3:12 PM

Libfree is outrageously outraged :)

jimver on June 6, 2013 at 5:04 PM

Oh where art thou Julia?

CW on June 6, 2013 at 6:06 PM

So having an opinion females don’t like is a “War on Woman”?

Oh where is the Ministry of Truth when you need them?!?!

Axeman on June 6, 2013 at 6:42 PM