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You Know I'm Right | Commentary by Betty Arenson
| Friday, Jan 25, 2013

bettyarensonLiberals and Democrats, in my opinion, are not, as a whole, stupid. Additionally, they cannot really be that blind. It’s just a convenience. They simply want what they want, and to hell with any clean method that gets in the way of their goal.

Liberals and many Democrats manufactured a war on women – a war on women by conservatives and Republicans, that is. While they messaged this theme at every turn, they scoffed at any conservative who called it for what it is. Democrats accused Republicans of manufacturing the war on women.

Smart women are offended by the way liberals and many Democrats paint women. Rather than treat females as strong, smart, accomplished and resourceful, they offered up a bunch of Hollywood starlets and the pathetic Sandra Fluke to announce to the world that they could not find birth control, and in the event they did, they either couldn’t afford it or some old white male conservative was blocking their getting it.

This lack of control must have aggregated their need for abortion on demand, even if you are 12 years old.

Democrats are obvious in their using of women. One example is Cindy Sheehan. She was dimwittedly used to bash President George W. Bush. The poor tool stood time after time at the driveway of Bush’s Texas ranch when he would visit, with her signs and her mouth. Bush is long gone, and so is Sheehan. She is no longer needed by the left. Sandra Fluke will soon follow, if she hasn’t done so already.

Democrats threw Hilary Clinton under the bus when Obama gained prominence. The unheard-of Susan Rice was marched out to help the Democrats when they needed a shield. Stephanie Cutter manufactured the massive lies in the Joe Scoptic tape, strongly implying Mitt Romney killed Scoptic’s wife with his rich businessman’s ways. Debbie Wasserman Shultz – never mind. That story is too long and too ugly. Clearly Obama and his crew have a penchant for putting the women out front to take the heat.

There is also the message that Republicans do not include females in their circles. Liberals overlook “included” women such as Condoleezza Rice, Elizabeth Dole, Nikki Haley, Mia Long, Susana Martinez, Jan Brewer, Sarah Palin … you get the point. Democrats demeaning conservative women is well documented. Sarah Palin endured the harshest, and they are still at it.

Reportedly, on the national average, women earn 77 percent of what men earn for the same job. To court the women’s vote and provide a photo-op moment, Barack Obama and Democrats made a really big deal out signing the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act in January 2009. That move strongly implied instant equal pay for women. It did not happen.

Two glaring facts exist. One: Obama’s female staff at the White House (not the Valerie Jarrett level) earn 18 percent less than their male counterparts.

Two: The truth about the Lily Ledbetter Act. LLFPA was part of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Lily Ledbetter came into play in her 2007 lawsuit against her then-employer, Goodyear Tire & Rubber. Obama’s “Ledbetter signature” did exactly zip, zero, nil, for the specific subject of equalizing pay. LLFPA was merely a gift to plaintiff lawyers because it extends the statute of limitations, i.e., gives more time to file a lawsuit.

Here is the most important fact about LLFPA and its relationship to Barack Obama: When the subject was introduced in the 2007 Congress, it passed in the House but failed in the Democrat-controlled Senate which held the majority with two caucusing independents. Thus, 2007 Sen. Barack Obama helped block the initial Lily Ledbetter Act.

In the past couple of weeks, we have learned that Obama’s high-level positions will only be filled by males. Four so far. Mark the date. Because the “oops” has been publicized, soon a female will be nominated or highlighted in some way to take the heat off. It will not matter if she is qualified. Come to think of it, “qualified” is clearly not a criterion for Democrats. After all, look whom they wanted and like sitting behind the wooden desk in the Oval Office.

 

Betty Arenson has lived in the SCV since 1968 and describes herself as a conservative who’s concerned about progressives’ politics and their impacts on the country, her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She says she is unashamed to own a gun or a Bible, couldn’t care less about the color of the president’s skin, and demands that he uphold his oath to protect and follow the Constitution of the United States in its entirety. And she’s a woman. Her commentary publishes Fridays.

 

 

 

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  1. Russ Rogers says:

    If there is no “War on Women,” why are Republicans blocking the “Violence Against Women Act”? More than 3 women per day are killed as a result of domestic violence, by their husband or boyfriend. That statistic is as shocking as it should be nauseating and shameful. Those are REAL DEATHS, by REAL attacks on women. And what are Republicans DOING about it?

    Currently the USA is one of just a handful of Nations that has not ratified the CEDAW Treaty. Why?

    Nobody implied that the Lily Ledbetter Act was a total solution. But it was a STEP in the right direction. And that is a direction that Republicans continually refuse to face (forward), and a STEP that they continually refuse to take. Why?

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