The Democrats claimed Republicans were waging a war on women but Republican women waged and won their war on Democrats.
Here’s the bottom line, November 2014 was the time when Republican women beat Democrats and won elections to Congress. It shows us just how big a lie it was to claim that a Republican war on women really existed.
Thus, the Washington Times reports, “Republicans counter Democrats’ ‘war on women’ with wave of female winners.”
Even as Democrats decried Republicans for being insufficiently sympathetic to women’s issues, female GOP candidates were having a breakout year, pulling off victories in high-visibility races and building their numbers in both houses of Congress, in state legislatures and in state executive offices.
The most striking result may have been at the lowest level: Republicans elected a net of 47 more women to state legislatures, while Democrats lost a net of 75 women in office.
“It was a very, very strong night for Republican women,” said Jill Bader, spokeswoman for the Republican State Leadership Committee, which backed many such candidates as part of its “Right Women, Right Now” campaign. “We believe we now have more Republican women representing us than ever before.”
Elected Democratic women outnumber their GOP counterparts overall, but Republican women set the pace on Nov. 4. They picked up two Senate seats — in Iowa with Joni Ernst and West Virginia with Shelley Moore Capito — even as Democratic women lost at least one seat with North Carolina Sen. Kay R. Hagan’s defeat. Another Democratic incumbent, Sen. Mary L. Landrieu of Louisiana, faces long odds in a Dec. 6 runoff against Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy.
I’m not going to insult your intelligence by pretending that the Democrat claims about a “war on women” were ever worthy of consideration. We don’t need these victories to prove that the Democrats were talking nonsense. There was never any doubt about that. The “war on women” was always laughable.
But these victories do demonstrate how stubborn and delusional the mainstream media has to be to give any credence to this Democratic slogan. It was and is complete nonsense. The “war on women” means one thing: that Democrats can’t think of a real reason why you should vote for them.