Despite the reality that the GOP opposes pay equity legislation, raising the minimum wage ( women represent 2/3 of minimum wage earners), and reproductive rights, the alternate reality of Fox News says there's no war on women, nothing to see here, move along. With the 2014 elections just around the corner, Democrats are hoping that single female voters will come out, as they did in 2012, to vote for Democrats who do support the aforementioned issues. Colorado Democratic Sen. Mark Udall, who is defending his seat, has been called out by the GOP for focusing on women's reproductive rights. The race is very close. So who better to combine the Fox patented "no war on women" with a diss of Udall and an endorsement of his opponent than the lovely, leggy ladies of Outnumbered who think that this war on women talk is so divisive!
Tuesday, the gals on "the show that sexism built" asked if the "war on women" strategy is working. Right wing Townhall columnist and all around GOP cheerleader Katie Pavlich asked if "the so called war on women is no longer a potent weapon for the Democrats this election cycle." Pavlich, who described Wendy Davis as an "infanticide" supporter, cited polls which showed that both parties are about even with women. Dusting off a timeless Fox classic line she opined that "some say that proves the war on women attack line, aimed at making Republicans look out of synch with women isn't resonating..." She plugged her new book about how the war on women is bogus. (Contains other gems such as a description of Bill Clinton as an "accused rapist" with an "enabler" wife, feminists are pushing a "Marxist" agenda, and women are being seduced by nanny state goodies from the Democrats.)
Pavlich just couldn't understand why the Democrats have accused GOP Senate candidates Joni Ernst and Terri Lynn Land of waging a war on women when "they clearly have the interests of women in mind." (Land opposes abortion even in cases of rape and incest and the even more radical Ernst supports a federal "personhood" amendment which would ban abortion, certain types of birth control, and IV-F). Tantaros chimed in "it was always a lame argument" and it's not working now. Tantaros did some foreshadowing with her comment that "Colorado is probably the best example." She opined that Democratic talk of birth control and Sandra Fluck (?!) seems so irrelevant compared to issues like ISIS and Ebola both of which - cue the requisite Obama bashing - the President has "checked out on." She asked "doesn't it seem so trivial and ridiculous" because "there's real stuff happening in this world."
Harris Faulkner claimed that the GOP has fixes "some of its sticky terminology (?!)" regarding women who are being "driven" away by Democrats. Channeling what we gals think, Pavlich asserted that "women are sick and tired of being defined by the pills that they take" because that's "patronizing." After Faulkner interjected "some women don't need to take them," Pavlich segues to the attack on Udall. She referenced how Udall's opponent, Cory Gardner has "brought up Mark Udall's extremist agenda." (Gardner supported a federal personhood amendment which still has his name on it.) She said that Udall's positions are "out of touch with women" because he supports late term abortion which women oppose. She praised Garnder who is "fighting back on the extremism."
#OneLuckyGuy Charles Payne said that the Democrats don't have anything else to run on. In what has to be #FoxNewsIrony he said that the war on women is part of a "despicable" Democratic campaign to divide the nation. As an example of this "separation" he cited "the war on black people," the war on Hispanic people" which, as we know, seems to be coming from the right wing and Fox News! In an amazingly ROFLMAO moment, he said he's "looking for a country where we're all in the same thing...in it together." Tantaros ended the piece by bashing Obama.
If you don't think there's a war on women, all you need to do is watch this discussion which conveniently avoided any discussion of GOP's positions on women's issues. And while the gang tried to say that the Democrats are focusing on birth control pills, the reality is that the issue goes beyond birth control to safe and legal abortion which is something that the GOP is trying to eliminate. Nobody mentioned that Colorado "personhood" amendment that's on the 2014 ballot.
If these jokers don't think there's a GOP war on women, they can keep on pretending!