The White House Oct. 21 unveiled a 33-page report called “Jobs and Economic Security for America’s Women,” ABC News reported. The report said its purpose is to show that the administration “has implemented and proposed policies that form a comprehensive plan to support women at all stages of their careers.” Apparently, you must have a career to be a female Democrat.
Presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett told reporters: “Economic issues are women’s issues. Women and girls have been a focus of this administration from the very start.” Jarrett denied that the new report had anything to do with the upcoming election. Why on earth could anyone have imagined there could be politics involved just several days before an election? An ABC poll showed among likely voters, women gave Democrats a three percentage point advantage—47 to 44 percent. One sure fact is that Obama has been courting the female vote like a love-sick puppy throughout his political career.
A few days earlier, a political star of a completely opposite philosophical stripe from Jarrett, namely Sarah Palin, was politicking in Nevada. She was helping to rev up the Tea Party people for a final stretch drive to oust Harry Reid as Senate Majority Leader, a symbol of the far left if there ever was one. Reid led the Senate to approval of such Democrat socialistic legislative failures as the stimulus law and the ObamaCare law. Palin was there to support Sharron Angle, who was running commercials pointing out that Reid was worth $6 million and living in a million dollar Ritz Carlton condo.
From the women’s suffrage movement in the 19th century to their positions as elected or appointed officials in the 21st century, women have played an important role in our political life. As long ago as 1875, in Minnesota, women first voted in school elections.
Women formed a large part of Obama’s supporter base when he was elected President. Today, many Republican and independent women have spread their political wings, especially as the Tea Part movement has expanded. The Gallup Poll in a release Oct. 21 reviewed its findings shortly before the 2008 Presidential election. It reported that women independents are up for grabs. Gallup said Independent women who are Catholic, middle aged, not college graduates, of “average religiosity,” and of mid-range incomes were most evenly split in their Presidential candidate choices and therefore most up for grabs in the election. The female vote in the last election broke down as follows: More single, young, college-educated women with no religion voted Democrat. Older, married religious, and slightly more wealthy women voted Republican.
Jarrett has been quoted as saying “The Tea Party is anti-government and trying to rebel against the government. It’s easy to scare people and get them angry when they’re scared.” She is a former Chicago power broker and slum lord who thinks like a Socialist. She is called Obama’s alter ego. He appointed her his czar for intergovernmental affairs and public liaison. She showed her arrogance in September in an appearance on The View TV show, when she blamed the Bush Administration for the 750,000-per-month job loss that she said Obama “inherited.” Jarrett has served as a conduit for bringing far-left radicals into the Obama Administration, beginning with Van Jones, an admitted communist, as the Green Job Czar.
In bold contrast, Sarah Palin is a strong proponent of gun rights, is opposed to abortion and embryonic stem cell research. She has called for a new conservative feminist movement. She has said she believes a marriage should be between a man and a woman. She has also expressed favoring capital punishment and is pro-Israel.
Palin hues to the Tea Party mission statement: “to attract, educate, and organize, and mobilize our fellow citizens to secure public policy consistent with our three core values of fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited government and free markets.” Tea Party Patriots, Inc. is a non-partisan grassroots group of individuals united by core values derived from the “Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States of America, the Bill of Rights as explained in the Federalist Papers. We hold that the United States is a Republic conceived by its architects as a nation whose people were granted unalienable rights by our Creator. Chiefly among them are the rights to ‘life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.’”
In Nevada, Palin said we need people like Sharron Angle and Carly Fiorino (running for the Senate in California). She thanked the large crowd for being “so bold in your support of Sharron Angle,” noting that for months Reid has been attacking her. “Yet, she’s still standing,” Palin shouted. She also unleased her displeasure with Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the “mainstream media.” She also issued a warning: “Mr. Obama, you’re next, because now we can see 2012 from our house.”
Today, the House of Representatives has 76 women; 59 are Democrats, 17 Republicans. In the Senate are 13 Democrat women and 4 Republicans. Those numbers could drastically change after the Nov. 2 election. Conservative women have their fingers crossed.
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