Thursday, April 12, 2012

Are we wimmen settled down yet

Hilary Rosen, partner with former White House Chicago Way intimate Anita Dunn, is of the Axelrod school of astroturf: manufactured issues while accusing the other side of faux outrage. This time she got a firestorm of blowback.

 Apparently the attempt to rile up the wimmen (to get back their slipping support) wasn't working anyway:
When he took office in 2009, Obama’s job approval rating with women had reached 70 percent; today it has slipped to 49 percent — a precipitous decline of 21 points. This is why the president has been working overtime to court the women’s vote — weighing in on whether women should be admitted to the Augusta National Golf Club (even though nobody asked what he thought); publicly taking the side of a female Georgetown University law student in her spat with Rush Limbaugh; and forcing religious employers to provide coverage for contraception and abortion-inducing drugs.
But here’s the interesting thing: It’s not working. As these controversies have dominated the news in recent weeks, Obama’s approval rating among women has not gone up; it has actually declined slightly. Why is that? Perhaps it’s because country club membership and who pays for birth control are not the issues women voters are most concerned about.
...this latest assuredly won't help, as Rosen fired up our base, not hers.

...So when will Barack speak up? Obama To Women: I Wasn't Going To Come Over Until You All Settled Down

Related posts: Women comfortable in their own skin, Girls Just Wanna Have Guns, They're not swooning for O any more,Women take the long view, drop O in droves, Obama base threatened: affluent suburban voters may vote R on economy, More confirmation Obama losing women


LibertyAtStake said...

I hope so. This poor simple mind never understood the "gender gap" in the first place. Sometimes it's enough to drive a fella to start a repeal the 19th movement. ;)

Anne said...

Sometimes I feel that way myself:)