Sep
19
2014
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You will be SHOCKED by what John Foust (D CAND, Virginia-10) said about his own voters!

Well, you won’t be shocked, probably. And I am sorry for that.  It would be nice if there was still some innocence left in the world.

But let’s not get maudlin.  Background: Barbara Comstock, Republican candidate for VA-10, is of the (accurate) opinion that her opponent John Foust is a male chauvinist pig:

Virginia Republican congressional candidate Barbara Comstock is out with a hard-hitting TV ad labeling her Democratic opponent John Foust a “sexist.”

“Trash-talking politics from John Foust. Foust wages a desperate, dishonest and negative campaign against Barbara Comstock,” says the ad released Thursday. “Foust’s attacks — ‘sexist,’ ‘bizarre,’ ‘insensitive,’ ‘ignorant.’ Don’t be fooled by Foust.”

Here’s the ad: (more…)

Sep
13
2014
4

The Democratic Party’s War on Women rhetoric doesn’t seem to be working.

Ooooh.

The article doesn’t disappoint, either.

An important bellwether is the question of which party voters would prefer to control Congress, and it has long been the case that men prefer a Republican Congress and women favor a Democratic Congress.

But the poll conducted Sept. 3-7 found that women’s Democratic preference had shrunk to a 47%-40% margin — down from 51% -37% a month earlier. The swing was especially sharp among white women, who gave Democrats a 4 point edge in August; in the new poll, Republicans enjoyed 48%-40% advantage.

(more…)

Aug
21
2013
2

#waronwomen Alleged sexual assault, coverup, of minority Democratic staffers in Kentucky.

Oh, look.  A Democratic-controlled legislature stonewalling sexual harassment charges made by Democratic female staffers* against a white Democratic state legislator.  I’d say shocking, except that it’s not.  It’s highly offensive, but it’s not shocking.

Two longtime Kentucky statehouse employees have filed ethics complaints against Democratic state Rep. John A. Arnold Jr., alleging a pattern of sexual assault and harassment dating back to early 2010.

Cassaundra Cooper and Yolanda Costner, in separate complaints, allege Arnold inappropriately touched them and made lewd and vulgar comments in numerous incidents over several years. Arnold is a veteran legislator from Sturgis.

(more…)

Aug
21
2013
3

#DNC to vote on toothless condemnation of Bob Filner. #waronwomen

Rather late to the party, they are.

The Democratic National Committee will vote on a resolution this week calling on San Diego Mayor Bob Filner to resign, ratcheting up pressure on the embattled Democrat who has been accused of sexually harassing multiple women.

You know what would really ratchet up the pressure?  Calling up every Democratic member of Bob Filner’s staff and informing them that they’re now dead to the Democratic party.  Which is why the DNC won’t do that; talk is cheap, but some of Bob Filner’s staffers are undoubtedly progressive males.  There’s a limit to what the Democratic party will do to them.

Via Hot Air Headlines.

Aug
08
2013
7

Two questions for former President Bill Clinton about Bob Filner. #waronwomen

Question One (H/T: Instapundit):

Question Two – because we all know that, in the unlikely event that anybody in the Media ever has the nerve to actually ask that question of Bill Clinton, Bill Clinton will promptly say “No:”

  • Why was former President Clinton not aware?

(more…)

Jan
09
2013
4

Stung White House quickly finds some women for photo-ops.

Guess that the Obama administration got a little embarrassed about the entire Room Full Of White Guys thing from earlier, because they trotted out what looks like for all the world like a hastily-assembled picture of everybody who was in the office on Tuesday:

obama-token-women

There’s only one real response to that, of course: (more…)

Dec
13
2012
6

Why Jim Moran’s son Patrick will get away with domestic abuse.

Spoiler warning: it’s because the Democrats use the concept of “acceptable losses.”

Consider the story of Jim and Patrick Moran… and let us not make this a Democratic/Republican thing. Instead, let us go foreign: imagine that a report had come out that the son of an Australian* politician had been caught viciously beating his girlfriend in a drunken rage. The incident was witnessed by police, who made an arrest (getting assaulted themselves in the process); the victim went to the hospital, and allegedly treated for a skull fracture and a broken nose. Now also imagine that the politician HAPPENED to be a senior figure in his political party, and who HAPPENED to belong to a federal-level legislative body that HAPPENS to have direct oversight over the municipality where the attack took place; and that the politician’s son just HAPPENED to be able to plead down from felony assault to regular assault and probation. And, to cap it all off… the victim is in classic fashion sent out to claim that it was all an accident – and then the politician declares the whole thing to be an ‘embarrassing situation.’

If all of this happened on the other side of the world, do you think that there would be anybody credible – on either side of the American political spectrum – who would not agree that the politician needed to be investigated?

Anybody? (more…)

Apr
12
2012
9

Jay Carney comes into his own by denying Hilary Rosen hers.

For a given value of “his own.”  Short version of this Jay Carney clip: Hilary who?  Hilary Rosen?  The White House has so many people coming through, after all…

Somewhere, Robert Gibbs is nodding to himself and thinking, Yes.  The chrysalis has fallen away to reveal… well, a prime example of Dermatobia hominis (human bot fly). (more…)

Apr
12
2012
5

#rsrh, Hey! It’s like Romney wants to be President, or something.

(Via Hot Air Headlines) From Team Romney’s ripping on PolitiFact’s proxy ripping on Team Romney’s common sense observation that women aren’t doing too well during President Obama’s term of office: (more…)

Apr
11
2012
4

Barack Obama: STILL not paying women as much as men?

I believe that the technical term for this would be ‘glass ceiling.’

Via @mkhammer comes this latest example of Do As I Say, Not As I Line-Item Budget from the Obama administration. Executive summary: the Obama administration is allegedly paying its female staffers roughly 18% less than its male ones.  I’m using the term ‘allegedly’ because the original report did not separate out staffers by gender, forcing “some assumptions to be made based on the employee names” (as the Free Beacon put it); I’m reporting it anyway because Barack Obama was – well, he wasn’t actually notorious for it in 2008, but not for lack of trying.  Anyway, he had a real problem with this sort of thing as a Senator, and it’s not exactly clear that being President has taught him to improve his ways.

More at Hot Air; I don’t know if Allahpundit remembers  that Ed Morrissey was on this story in 2008, too.  Probably not: both RedState and Hot Air have published a lot of material since then.  God knows that this administration seems determined to keep feeding us these opportunities to point out its flaws… (more…)

Apr
11
2012
6

Reince Priebus gives MSNBC the business over the ‘War on Women.’

This is exactly what I want to see from the RNC: an adamant refusal to allow the Other Side to set the parameters of the fight.


Transcript below the fold.

THOMAS ROBERTS (MSNBC): …But is this the fact of the Republican Party or not? Because you say it’s a fiction and you don’t want to walk back the fact that, you know, the war on caterpillars, and that’s fine. But, how can you still say it’s a fiction when this truly exists and these laws – 90, spiking in 2011 – 90 different anti-abortion laws coming across the state legislatures, spiking in the country after the Republicans take back state legislatures and governorships. How do you say it’s a fiction?

REINCE PRIEBUS (RNC): You and I are never going to be on the same page as long as you believe that if you’re pro-life, you’re anti-women. And you and I are never going to be on same page because I happen to believe that life begins at conception and you don’t. So, since you don’t believe that…

[crosstalk]

ROBERTS: You can’t- This isn’t about what I believe or don’t believe. I’m asking you about the Republican National Committee and your leadership.

PRIEBUS: I don’t buy that because I don’t buy your argument. I happen to believe that you can be pro-women and pro-life. You don’t. That’s the problem, Thomas. And I’m going to go back to the most important issue in this country, the most important issue in this country is the economy. It’s the issue that you and President Obama don’t want to talk about because it’s an issue in regard to the economy that this president has been an absolute failure on. And as long as he has been a failure in the economy he’s going to lose the women vote in November, because he has not fulfilled the promises to the American people. And, that, my friend, is the most important issue facing women in this country.

ROBERTS: We shall see. Right now the gender gap is two-to-one with women under 50 in swing states right now leaning towards President Obama. Reince Priebus, chairman of the RNC, Reince, nice to see you.

PRIEBUS: Mmmhmm. Have a great day.

Excellent. Firm message control there, Reince Priebus. Now the RNC just needs to do this every single day until the election. Because the Democrats really, really do not want to talk about their incredibly poor economic record right now, for fairly obvious reasons. We have no reason to indulge them.

Moe Lane (crosspost)

PS: I sincerely hope that there’s nobody out there actually stupid enough to believe that the Democratic party establishment has any intention of trying to push a ‘GOP war on women’ narrative for the next seven months. Actually, let me correct that: I hope that there’s nobody out there on my side who is actually that stupid. I have no problem with Democratic activists falling prey to that particular bit of idiocy.

PPS: Real quick, for anybody feeling the urge to start writing about how you hate the RNC and they’re all still awful so-and-sos… please consider your eventual goal first. To pick a suitably equal-opportunity obnoxious metaphor: if you punish a puppy for making messes on the carpet, that’s one thing. If you punish a puppy for going on the newspaper because of all the times in the past that it got away with making messes on the carpet, that’s another. The first is part of the process of training a dog; the second simply demonstrates that you shouldn’t actually have one.

In other words: “First, do no harm.”

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