Pivot! With Nothing Left to Campaign On, Obama Turns to ‘Women’s Issues’

Posted by on Mar 20, 2014 at 7:45 am
Barack Obama

Get ready for the tired War on Women shtick.

The renewed focus comes ahead of the 2014 midterm elections, where Democrats hope to cling to their majority in the Senate and avoid losing seats in the House. Women were crucial to the president’s reelection bid, with the president taking a 12-point advantage among female voters.

On Thursday, Obama will host a roundtable discussion at Valencia College. His remarks are expected to focus on how women are disproportionately dependent on financial aid, and how many older women seeking postsecondary degrees are balancing their education and families.

But the event is also intended to promote a series of five regional forums where senior administration officials will solicit ideas about how the government can make it easier for women to get ahead in the workplace.

The events in Denver, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, and New York City are intended as listening sessions for the White House to gather ideas on how the president and other lawmakers can address discrimination issues and family pressures that exacerbate gender disparities.

Listening sessions? When have they ever listened to anyone?

“The point of tomorrow is to really kick off a series of conversations around the country,” said White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett.

How about a conversation on why women working for Obama are paid less than men? Remarkably, he can probably get away with that nonsense.


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3 Responses to “Pivot! With Nothing Left to Campaign On, Obama Turns to ‘Women’s Issues’”

  1. rplat on 20/20/14 at 10:21 am

    This guy does the “pivot” so much that he’ll soon get dizzy and throw up all over the country.

  2. Will Munny on 20/20/14 at 11:53 am

    The “War on Women” is a proven campaign strategy, and will be the Democrats main theme for the foreseeable future.

    Republicans need to come out with something better than binders full of women if they aren’t going to be beaten by the most idiotic campaign theme in history, again and again.

    Step one is the call out the whole premise. There is no “wage gap” when comparing similar jobs. There is no “glass ceiling” in affirmative action-obsessed corporate America. Women have been wildly successful in education and the workplace over the past several decades, while men have been driven from college campuses and have seen their real wages decrease.

    Like most things the Democrats run on, this is a heinous lie designed to sow division and resentment.

    Step 2, and a big one, I admit, would be to stop calling for the banning of abortion. The party can be against abortion, but should renounce using the power of the state to force women to to their view. There needs to be a party for freedom and individual liberal to oppose the Statist Party. The Republicans are almost there. The Democrats want to restrict our rights on everything but sexual matters, most prominently abortion, while the Republicans want to preserve our liberties in all areas except abortion.

    Despite this, the Democrats have been able to present themselves as the party of “Choice”, and cast the Republicans as the party of state intrusion into personal liberty. Take the abortion cover away, and the truth of the situation will be apparent.

  3. VoteOutIncumbents on 21/21/14 at 9:47 am

    The biggest problem the GOP continues to have across election cycles is the mainstream media.

    The MSM used to pretend a mask of objectivity…no more…they have come clean as liberal Democrats. It’s not just the “news” programs…it’s shows like Today, GMA, and The View. All of these have to one degree or another absorbed the leftwing popular culture.

    Until Republican candidates begin calling out these leftwing interviewers…nothing will change.

    Even low information voters (Obama voters) need to hear that there’s another version of the Truth.

    Nothing will change until the GOP takes on this biased news media.