After the votes were counted last Tuesday, the facts were undeniable that women voters preferred President Obama over Mitt Romney, in spite of Republicans insisting there was no real "War On Women" for months leading up to the election.
After watching Republicans spin themselves silly in denial over why they lost the election, it should probably be no surprise that they still seem to be baffled over why women didn't think Mitt Romney was the bees knees, if I may use an old phrase in line with GOP way back machine-speak. In spite of all their legislative actions, they surely hoped Ann Romney had us at "I love you women!" during her speech at the RNC in Tampa.
After doing some soul searching for almost three days, religious conservatives cracked the code that turned women all over the country into weak-kneed Obama Bots:
I think it goes without saying that the majority of women in this country were all set to go with Romney because even though we don't get paid the same for equal work as men do, we agree we're still getting paid way too much. And birth control? What's up with that? Health care? Who needs it? Unless of course it comes in the form of a transvaginal ultrasound.
We would all much rather be at home in our binders, living out our lives perpetually pregnant regardless how we happened to get that way, even if it kills us. How else would we be able to get dinner on the table every night on time anyway?
Yes, we were all set to vote for Mitt Romney, and then President Obama set the trap.......a fundraiser with George Clooney! Wow. Why didn't women who voted for that sly President Obama see that one coming?
American Family Association research director Ed Vitagliano:
They said ‘what Hollywood star do women love’ and they found that they love overwhelmingly George Clooney, so what they did is they went and got George Clooney to have a dinner with President Obama and then they had a big fundraiser and they said to women, ‘if you want to have dinner with George Clooney and President Obama here is how much you pay per plate for this big fundraiser......
.....These women were saying well ‘George Clooney loves President Obama,’ and a fair number of them I’m guessing said, ‘so I love President Obama,’ and the same thing with Sarah Jessica Parker. That to me, and this is obviously an overstatement, that to me is not what the Founding Fathers envisioned that when they were hoping for a well-informed electorate being advised of the issues and studying the issues, no, what we’ve devolved to is ‘I love George Clooney, George Clooney loves President Obama, therefore I love President Obama.’
Yup. The Founding Fathers envisioned a well informed electorate, not a bunch of women who were clear thinkers in every respect until we gazed upon George Clooney and immediately threw out the baby with the bathwater. Literally. I would venture to say that even Mr. Clooney would be surprised to hear exactly how much power he has over women. (Probably quite a few men too, come to think of it.)
Yes, I can't think of a better way to woo the ladies back into the Republican Party than by listening to these guys. Clearly they see women as pea brains who would happily give up the dream of setting our clocks, and rights back 50-plus years at the mere sight of a pretty face. And because we clearly can't separate fact from fiction, all we needed was a little extra push from an evil promiscuous television character in the form of Sarah Jessica Parker to push us over the edge.
Who knew with all those Republican schemes of dark money, lies, voter suppression, and Karl Rove's "real math" that it could all have been undone so easily?