Posted on January 30, 2014
The Stepford Voters
Dems see women as devices
While combating the liberals’ dishonest and sophomoric “War on Women” theme, Republican former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee said, “if the Democrats want to insult the women of America by making them believe that they are helpless without Uncle Sugar coming in and providing for them a prescription each month for birth control, because they cannot control their libido or their reproductive system without the help of government, then so be it. Let’s take that discussion all across America, because women are far more than Democrats have made them to be, and women across America have to stand up and say, enough of that nonsense.”
The apparently clairvoyant White House press secretary Jay Carney said this statement “sounds offensive to me, and to women.” How does he know this? Perhaps he’s been reading tweets from liberal newswomen, like CNN’s Dana Bash and NBC’s Kasie Hunt, who didn’t bother exercising their reading comprehension skills before reporting Huckabee’s words as they wished them to be.
Bash tweeted that Huckabee “just said fed govt shouldn’t help women w who can’t control their libido w birth control [sic].” Hunt unsurprisingly misunderstood his statement the exact same way: “Huckabee: Women ‘helpless without Uncle Sugar coming in and providing them … birth control because they cannot control their libido.” Both women soon recognized and corrected their mistakes, but the damage was done. Democratic National Committee chairman Debbie Wasserman-Schulz decided to circulate Bash’s incorrect tweet anyway, while ironically adding, “Mike Huckabee has no idea what he’s talking about.”
For Huckabee’s critics in the press to misinterpret him may be an innocent mistake, but their outrage over the message they think they heard is totally dishonest. If it were genuine, they would share Huckabee’s anger with the actual offenders. It was the Democrats whose campaign strategy was to bribe female voters with free contraceptives. As part of that effort, the Obama campaign website asked women to “vote like your lady parts depend on it.” When the insulting policy was actually being implemented, most of the media were complicit.
The feminist movie The Stepford Wives imagines a suburban community of men who want their wives to be mindless sexual and domestic machines. Among the film’s many logical flaws is that men who see women as devices do not want to marry them. They simply want to use them, and move on. That’s why it was only fitting that the star of the 2012 Democratic Convention was former president Bill Clinton, to whom women are merely the next course after the sorbet.
Clinton has a well-established reputation for liking the “lady parts” a lot better than he likes the ladies. His long and appalling history of disrespectful and destructive behavior toward women is not limited to those who spurn his advances, either. It takes an exceptional scoundrel to abuse the loyalty of his secretary, not to mention the power of his office, the way that Clinton did by corrupting Betty Currie into facilitating his perverted trysts. Like Monica Lewinsky, Currie served a mechanical function for him, and that’s all that mattered.
The Big Creep remains so popular among his fellow Democrats, and therefore the news media, that he is widely credited with propelling Obama’s reelection. This, on the basis of the unfortunately named “Clinton bounce” (no visuals, please) that supposedly resulted from his convention speech.
The mechanical function that most Democrats expect of women is, naturally, that they vote Democrat. To that end, they’ve taken the liberty of assigning to women their political beliefs. Not only must women restrict themselves to certain, specified “women’s issues,” but they must also adopt the prescribed positions on them. How else are the media to inform us whether or not a politician has a “good record on women’s issues”?
That’s why they’ve got absolutely no tolerance of women who hold an opposing viewpoint. As reviled as Republican men like Dan Quayle, Newt Gingrich and George W. Bush have been, none of them has inspired hatred of quite the depth and intensity of that which is directed at Sarah Palin, for she has committed the unforgiveable offense of being a disobedient woman.
The Democrats’ view of women’s rights is that women have a right to agree with and vote for Democrats, as well as a right to be helpless without Uncle Sugar. Moreover, if Bill Clinton tells them to “kiss it,” they have a right to kiss it.
Huckabee thinks they should do none of these things; therefore, he opposes “women’s rights.” What a pig.
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