Now that the gender gap is narrowing, Obama is resurrecting his old and false claims that Romney is anti-woman and that the Republicans in general are waging a war on women through "denying" them access to contraception and abortion, and by supporting a wage gap. First of all, in light of the recent tragic shooting of a 14 year-old Muslim girl in Pakistan for daring to express her desire for education, how dare the Democrats even make the claim of any war on women here in America. Shame on them. If anyone is waging a war on women, it is the Muslim extremists who deny their women basic human equalities and shoot little girls for not walking the line.
For the record, Republicans have no plans to deny any woman her precious contraception, and their desire to make abortion rare is not the same as enacting plans to deny women access to it. All Republicans are saying is that people like Sandra Fluke should come up with her own $9 a month to pay for her own contraception - not force Catholics and others morally opposed to such practices to pay for it. If there is a claim to be made that anyone's against women, it would be the liberals' war against the millions of religious women who want no part of another women's birth control, yet are being forced to partake in it. How is it that this simple concept is not only lost on liberals, but then somehow used against Republicans?
And considering that even one abortion in the first trimester increases a woman's chance of developing breast cancer exponentially, Republicans show more concern for women's real health by working toward making abortion rare than do the liberals who treat abortion like a badge of honor. The Democrats' platform used to refer to abortion as something they hope to keep "safe, legal and rare." This year, not only did their platform attempt to remove God (and got booed when they added God back in) but they removed the word "rare" for abortion. They only want it to be safe and legal, and act as though having as many as possible is a good thing. Aside from the cancer risk, Democrats also don't seem to care about the vastly high percentage of women (about 87%) who suffer deep, emotional trauma for years to come after an abortion. And they say Republicans are anti-women?
Obama is also making claims that he will continue to support Planned Parenthood because of the supposed mammograms it performs for women in interest of their health. That is an outright falsehood. Planned Parenthood clinics, at best, refer women for mammograms, but they do not perform them. They perform abortions. The abortions that increase breast cancer risks.
The Democrats are also dragging out the tired accusation of a wage gap that purportedly Republicans embrace. How can the Republicans embrace something that is not even true? The "pay gap" simply looks at the median earnings of all men and women who are full-time workers - not an apple-to-apple comparison of a woman working the exact same job as a man - but because the average of men's earnings overall skew higher, feminists cry discrimination.
The fact is, men and women make different career choices for different reasons. The natural differences between men and women result in different priorities, and therefore, different job ambitions and payscale. Women in general tend to seek jobs that offer comfortable and safe working conditions. In particular, women with children tend to choose lower paying jobs in return for companies that offer work-life balance packages that allow them to be more available for their children. Fathers, on the other hand, tend to seek work that can best support their families, which often means longer hours, and hence more pay on average.
Men also are much more likely to take on higher paying dangerous or physically demanding jobs that most women simply don't want to do. But when the poll numbers show Romney closing in - and even surpassing Obama - with more women starting to see through Obama's lies and, therefore, turning their support toward Romney, the mythical wage-gap scenario is a convenient emotional hotspot to wave in people's faces.
In 2008, Obama made the remark that when you have no substance and nothing to run on, you need to resort to lies, and to make big issues of little ones. Indeed, look who's now desperately making an issue of meaningless things like contraception, false wage-gap conclusions and outright accusations that Romney basically wants women to stay at home and out of the workplace.
Worse, we have record unemployment, record numbers of Americans in poverty and on food stamps, murdered American citizens, including a U.S. Ambassador in a covered-up terrorist attack, diminished standing on the world stage, reckless spending - with more on the way, massive tax increases set for January 1, 2013, and yet the only things theObama campaign can come up with about Romney have to do with ridiculous things like Big Bird and "binders of women" comments.
You have proven your own words to be true, Mr. President. When you have no substance to run on, you must rely on lies and inflammatory rhetoric.
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