Biden Thanked Women Anyway
Like shaking invisible hands...
Women in America made their voices heard, man. Y’all showed up and beat the hell out of them.
President Biden (day after midterm elections)
If you’re looking for the Big Lie in this last election, it was that hair-sniffing-and-shoulder-massaging old phony, Joe Biden, thanking all of the “women in America” for helping him “beat the hell out of them” Republicans. Say what? Because Pew Research found 57% of women disapproved of the President before the midterms, and the Washington Post reports AP VoteCast “found women roughly split” between the parties in the midterms.
He must have meant women under age 44, who broke 53-42 for House Democrats, because Republicans won a majority of women over age 44, white women, married women, Southern women, rural women, and women earning between $50,000 and $100,000 (source: The Hill).
The GOP also rose 11 points with all women voters, including gains of 14 with Latina women, 8 with White women, and 7 with Black women (source: CNN). Does Biden lie or just struggle with complex math (like percentages and ratios)? A little of both, but mostly it’s his party’s need for women to act as an aggrieved identity group (Dems are toast if women embrace situational politics, making them more like men). This begs the $64,000 question; are American women still “aggrieved” in 2022?
Surely not the 40% making over $100,000 a year – or those getting 41% of the MBA degrees, 49% of the architecture degrees, 53.7% of the MD degrees, and 55.2% of the law degrees. Democrats have long proclaimed the road to equality is college, and college women now outnumber college men 3 to 2 (source: Washington Post). Thus, if women are “disadvantaged” now, they won’t be for long.
I hope Biden was thanking his party’s most loyal voting block; young, college-educated, single women living in a city, because his bad management deprived them of tampons for three months. If not them, I hope he was thanking young Black and Latino moms, because they could not get baby formula after his administration closed the US plant before procuring (safe) European formula.
One thing for sure, he wasn’t thanking 77 million pro-life women. Whatever will Democrats do when THE women’s issue is no longer abortion? To be sure, it was a big midterm issue for young women, but what happens now that the Dobbs ruling has forced the issue into 50 state legislatures? The bet here is that simple slogans (My Body My Choice) will give way to data-based truths.
Did you know condom-free sex results in 9 million US women contracting a sexually transmitted disease every year? This is true, just like 600,000 surgical abortions a year result in complications for 12,500 mothers and a million “adoptive couples” going childless. It’s not the only way to avoid giving birth; every year in the US, 35 million pregnancy test kits are sold, 1,000,000 women take “morning after” pills, and another 200,000 have “medicated” abortions (source: CDC).
Democrats spent many millions awfulizing legislated abortion, despite the options cited above and 113 million US women supporting a ban on most abortions after the first trimester (source: Statista). That view – the “law of the land” in most of Europe – was not permitted by the constitutional right to abortion “established” by Roe. Sadly, laws that moderate society or require self-regulating individuals don’t work for an extreme minority.
It also does not work for Joe Biden because he pits “liberal” women against “conservative” men to get elected. That assumption is now specious, because Gallop finds about as many men (56%) as women (62%) support legal abortion, and Pew Research finds almost as many men (60%) as women (64%) support gay marriage. If the midterms proved anything, then it was that divisive and “woke” rhetoric aimed at women is now part and parcel of almost every Democrat’s campaign.
This is why I like Nikki Haley at the top of the GOP ticket in 2024; forcing Commander Biden to go down with the SS Identity Politics. She alone can best rebut his “women are victims” message and the “woke” crap high schools and colleges are teaching girls. Haley has far more in common than Biden with the many women who are mothers (86%) and wives (83%), and the 40% making over $100K a year (source: USCB). Haley is the right voice to remind women of the absurd and mean words spewed by so-called liberals.
How absurd was it for Biden’s “first black woman” nominee to the Supreme Court (Jackson) to claim she could not define “woman” for the US Senate? How mean was Sunny Hostin to liken white Republican women to “roaches voting for Raid” on daytime television? Was it real or spin when they invoked Christianity (Jackson thanked “God for delivering me as promised” and Hostin said “Jesus would be the grand marshal at the Pride parade”)? I’m calling BS on both.
Joe Biden thinks he can “thank” his way to re-election, which is an old sales trick: he wouldn’t thank me if I didn’t like him. It’s the same part of his psyche that says “no joke” after controverting bad economic news, or snarks “if you’re for Trump, you’re not black” to a black radio host. The midterms proved women voters are NOT a voting bloc, reversing a Democrat lock that began in 1992.
This shift is a big deal for conservatism and moderation. The GOP had better not blow it in 2024 by nominating someone (Trump) who turns off women.