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.