After spending nearly 5 minutes struggling to explain the White House’s misleading gender gap stats, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney engaged in the Obama Regime’s tried and true (but despicable) tactic of impugning the motives of Republicans.
In response to persistent questioning from ABC’s Jonathan Karl, today, Carney compared Republican opponents of the Paycheck Fairness Act to “conservatives” who fought civil rights legislation.
“Republicans object to this strenuously using the same arguments that conservatives used when they objected to every bit of progress made on civil rights for women and minorities over the past many decades, Carney alleged. “They were wrong then, and they are wrong now.”
Carney’s nasty little jibe was factually wrong on two counts
#1. Republicans oppose the Paycheck Fairness Act because it would add new red tape and bureaucracy for businesses, invite lawsuits and end up hurting everybody. Not because they hate women and minorities.
#2 It wasn’t “conservatives” or Republicans who objected to civil rights for minorities over the decades. It was liberal Democrats – as the history clearly shows.
Obama managed to keep race out of his statement about the gender “wage gap,”at the White House. Republicans got off easy, only being described as anti-women and hostile toward working people.
I don’t know why you would resist the idea that women should be paid the same as men, and then deny that that’s not always happening out there. If Republicans in Congress want to prove me wrong, if they want to show that they, in fact, do care about women being paid the same as men, then show me. They can start tomorrow. They can join us in this, the 21st century, and vote yes on the Paycheck Fairness Act. (Applause.)
On minimum wage, three out of four Americans support raising the minimum wage. Usually when three out of four Americans support something, members of Congress are right there. (Laughter.) And yet here, Republicans in Congress are dead set against it, blocking a pay raise for tens of millions of Americans — a majority of them women. This isn’t just about treating women fairly. This is about Republicans seemingly opposing any efforts to even the playing field for working families.
Rush Limbaugh described Obama’s totalitarian impulses on his show, yesterday, to make the point that the liberal Fascism we’re seeing on display throughout the culture on issues like gay marriage and climate change, is being encouraged from the top.
It’s Barack Obama who’s running the never-ending campaign against these powerful, mean-spirited forces trying to undermine his good intentions and his good works. He’s the first president in my lifetime who’s actually said of his opponents, “They don’t care about you. They don’t have any good intentions.”
It’s Barack Obama who last week went out to a group on the campaign trail and said he couldn’t understand why Republicans “don’t want people to have health insurance,” smiling and laughing (impression), “I don’t know! I don’t know! I don’t know why folks want to take health insurance away people. I really don’t.” Nobody does! The only person actually causing people to lose their health insurance is Barack Obama.
By virtue of his own work. By virtue of his own policies. But anybody who opposes him — anybody who opposes, for example, Obamacare — just wants to take people’s health care away. He always says, “I’ll listen to anybody with good idea,” but there aren’t any good ideas outside of his. He categorizes the Republican opposition as mean-spirited, cruel. They want to take everything away from you.
They want to take away your Social Security. They want to take away your health care. They want to cut your food stamps. They want take away your benefits. His entire presidency is built on slandering the opposition. Not debating it. Not working together with people. Not being bipartisan, which he claims he wants to be. No, no. It’s spent defaming, and this creates an open highway for his supporters to do the same.
I remember being absolutely horrified in 2009, when I first noticed the president and his minions pitting Americans against each other in such a hyper partisan way. It’s what leaders do in authoritarian, totalitarian regimes. This is not how an American president is supposed to behave. Sadly, now in America, it is the new normal.