Women have come a long way in this country. Gone are the bad old days of when a woman’s place was solely in the home. Violence against women is rightfully condemned. Women participate in all aspects of American life from the workplace to the political arena. While we should remain vigilant to ensure we don’t take any steps back in protecting equal opportunity to women, you would think the feminist movement would declare victory. Unfortunately, that has not been the case.
I love women. I was raised by a single mother. I love strong, independent women; the type of woman you would think the feminist movement would embrace. However, the modern feminist movement; with few exceptions, are not about celebrating and promoting strong, independent women. The feminist movement has instead morphed into the womyn’s liberation left which has decided to destroy the sexist patriarchy and replace it with Sugar Daddy Government that will provide women with everything from free birth control, to subsidized child care, to student and small business loans, and taxpayer subsidized abortions.
The activists of the womyn’s liberation left of course are not entirely to blame. They have many willing accomplices in our political class like Barack Obama who even drew a little cartoon to pander to them. Like other groups who derive a part of their living from the plunder of taxpayers, the womyn’s liberation left and their fellow travelers are more passionate than most voters about keeping the benefits they have and, if possible, expanding their benefits than the average American who is just trying to make a living for their family. Instead of the males in the family providing for women or women providing for themselves, the womyn’s lib left now want women to rely on a sugar daddy, Big Government.
President Obama and his Democrat cohorts are absolutely terrified of running of their record; namely, a “stimulus” law that increased unemployment and stunted economic growth, a health care reform law more unpopular now than when it was passed and in danger of being thrown out by the Supreme Court, billions in taxpayer dollars flushed down the toilet of “green energy” (with major donors to Democrats getting filthy rich even as their companies, like Solyndra, file for bankruptcy after losing hundreds of millions), a financial reform bill that has caused bank fees to rise and service to be curbed (while protecting the biggest bailout recipients, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, from the oversight and reporting provisions of the law), revelations that the Obama administration facilitated the illegal sale of assault weapons to Mexican drug cartels, and so much more.
So instead of running on their record, they are desperately grasping at straws. That’s why, instead of campaigning on having added $5 trillion in new debt in just three years, or the slowest economic recovery in nearly a century, or the longest period of unemployment above 8% since the Great Depression (eat your heart out, Jimmy Carter!), Obama and the Democrats are igniting race and class warfare and trying to terrify the elderly with scary stories about Republican budgets that will have the old and sick tossed into the streets so fat cat Republicans can drive their SUV’s while lighting cigars with $100 bills and laughing at the poor people.