The war against women. The war against the middle class. The war against hispanics/immigrants. These are the charges of the left consistently. But, who (Democrats or Republicans) are actually at war with these groups?
“This is absolutely a war against women,” said Terry O’Neill, president of the National Organization for Women, which advocates for women’s equality. “It’s deliberate, intentional and as serious as a heart attack.”
She was talking about a topic that has just begun to sizzle on the political hotplate: a Republican-led campaign to undermine women’s reproductive rights across the states as well as federal jurisdictions.
Using religious rights, fiscal restraint and an ongoing U.S. culture war as weapons, it has targeted abortion, contraception, even rape laws." -- Olivia Ward, thespec.com 3/11/2012
NOW complains that the right is using "religious rights, fiscal restraint and on ongoing US culture war as weapons. No kidding? Of course we are using "religious rights" as Obama's executive order to force free contraceptive coverage for those who object based on their beliefs. Of course we are using "fiscal restraints" as we cannot afford any more nanny statism free-bees regardless of the religious implications.
Under Obama, since 2008, there are 766,000 more women unemployed.
Yet, if you are a woman who has not lost your job and you actually work for a Democrat as a "staffer" then your pay in-equality is front and center. Accorder to Andrew Stiles, The Washington Free Beacon, article dated 5/24/12 --
"The employee gender pay gap among Senate Democrats was not limited to Murray, Boxer, and Feinstein. Of the 50 members of the Senate Democratic caucus examined in the analysis, 37 senators paid their female staffers less than male staffers.
Senators elected in 2010—Joe Manchin, Chris Coons, and Richard Blumenthal—were not considered due to incomplete salary data.
Women working for Senate Democrats in 2011 pulled in an average salary of $60,877. Men made about $6,500 more.
While the gap is significant, it is slightly smaller than that of the White House, which pays men about $10,000, or 13 percent, more on average, according to a previous Free Beacon analysis.
The pay differential is quite striking in some cases, especially among leading Democrats. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.), who runs the Senate Democratic messaging operation, paid men $19,454 more on average, a 36 percent difference.
Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D., Ill.) paid men $13,063 more, a difference of 23 percent.
Other notable Senators whose “gender pay gap” was larger than 23 percent:
•Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.)—47.6 percent
•Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D., N.M.)—40 percent
•Sen. Jon Tester (D., Mont.)—34.2 percent
•Sen. Ben Cardin (D., Md.)—31.5 percent
•Sen. Tom Carper (D., Del.)—30.4 percent
•Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D., Minn.)–29.7 percent
•Sen. Kent Conrad (D., N.D.)–29.2 percent
•Sen. Bill Nelson (D., Fla.)—26.5 percent
•Sen. Ron Wyden (D., Ore)—26.4 percent
•Sen. Tom Harkin (D., Iowa)—23.2 percent
The war on the middle class belongs to the Democrats lock, stock and barrel. According to our own government statistics, over the last three years (Obama's term) Family net worth has dropped by 40%!
Finally, in order to put an end to the fallacy that the Republicans are at war with Hispanics you need to look no further than the Obama Administration and "Fast and Furious" scandal. In addition to the death of Brian Terry, the border patrol agent killed by weapons that we allowed to "walk", there have been over 300 deaths of Mexicans on the Mexico side of the border. 300 deaths. Whom is at war with whom?