Just in time to co-exist with yet one more drubbing of Mark ‘Uterus’ Udall on women’s issues, this one from liberal female Margaret Carlson … Barack Obama is busy today and tomorrow confirming the Democrats need to super-motivate women to vote for them if they’ve any hope of retaining control of the Senate.
Unfortunately for Obama, a review of his own administration’s record makes him a hypocrite. Yet, fortunately for him, the large media outlets helping him get out his message don’t seem too interested in pointing out how hollow and manipulative he’s being, just as is the case with Mark Udall in Colorado.
Udall and his consultants — who should be drummed out of politics for malpractice — are running a campaign way beyond its sell-by date. Legend has it that in 2010, his fellow Democratic senator from Colorado, Michael Bennet, won a close race by concentrating on women’s issues. Of course, we don’t know whether Bennet won because he ran on women’s issues or whether he won while running on those issues among others.
If there’s one thing women keep an eye peeled for it’s men who try to manipulate them. If you are trying so hard to pander to us on one thing, it’s because you are assuming we are one-issue simpletons who won’t penalize you for ignoring all of the other things we care about. Turn me into a Barbie doll voter, and I will turn on you.
Meanwhile, here’s a look at the headlines Obama himself is generating in Rhode Island today: The New York Times: Obama Courts Women in Campaign Swing; NPR: Obama Tries To Rally Women Voters As Midterms Near; and the AP: Before midterms, Obama plugs policies for women.
It must be nice to have so many major media outlets just sitting there waiting to pick up and run with your last ditch campaign messaging strategy. If Udall gives the impression he seeks to manipulate women, what does this say about media s a whole – at least when operating at Obama’s behest?
The early word is, tomorrow Obama’s weekly address will also focus on women. That certainly would jibe with the White House blog content. There’s only one real problem.
As a review of years of headlines during the Obama administration demonstrates – up to and and including this gem from the Washington Post as recently as July – the Obama administration has been all talk and no action on this very topic. Unfortunately, don’t look for the main stream media outlets now carrying Obama’s last minute mid-term water to point out the emptiness of his rhetoric, as compared to his own administrations actions.
Male-female pay gap remains entrenched at White House
The White House has not narrowed the gap between the average pay of male and female employees since President Obama’s first year in office, according to a Washington Post analysis of new salary data.
The average male White House employee currently earns about $88,600, while the average female White House employee earns about $78,400, according to White House data released Tuesday. That is a gap of 13 percent.