Week in Review
The Democrats tell women that Republicans have a war on women. They, after all, don’t want to pay for their birth control. They don’t want to allow them to have an abortion. And they defend businesses that only pay women 77 cents to every dollar a man earns. Yes, Republicans may prefer seeing women as something other than sexual objects. Preferring they marry, raise a family and live happily ever after. Instead of just being sexual play things. While Democrats tell women that the only thing important to them at election time is birth control and abortion. But that gender pay gap is simply not true (see Gender Pay Gap: When You’ve Lost Slate… by Walter Olson posted 1/30/2014 on Cato).
White House speechwriters couldn’t resist sticking an applause line into President Obama’s State of the Union speech about how women supposedly earn only 77 cents to every dollar a man earns in America. Even more depressing, it drew some of the night’s biggest applause. But as almost everyone familiar with the numbers has had reason to know for years and years, it simply isn’t true. Most, if not all, of the gap melts away once you factor in variables such as hours worked, choice of occupation, and midcareer family interruption, among others.
The big applause can only mean one of two things. Either that those applauding are very ignorant of the facts they are debating. Not a good quality in a representative of the people. Or that they are lying about the facts. Which is also not a good quality in a representative of the people. So which is it? Well, let’s see. Are there any examples of Democrats lying to get something they want? Why, yes there is. The lie of the year. When President Obama said if you like your health insurance you can keep it. Period. It turns out that Obamacare wouldn’t work if people kept the health insurance they liked. So they wrote the law to make it impossible for that to happen.
So there is a history of telling big lies. Lies so big that they win the title of lie of the year. So one would have to conclude that they are knowingly lying about the gender pay gap. But why? Because women are 50% of the electorate. That’s why. And if they don’t scare or anger them into voting Democrat they may just vote based on the facts. And vote Republican.