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"War on Women" rhetoric backfires. Romney leads with women

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War on Women” Rhetoric Backfires, Romney Leads With Women

by Steven Ertelt | Washington, DC | LifeNews.com | 5/15/12 10:38 AM

The “War on Women” rhetoric President Barack Obama and top Democrats have used to attack GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney and pro-life advocates standing up for religious freedom has backfired.

A new CBS News/New York Times poll shows Obama’s support among women has dropped five percentage points over the last two months, going from 49% to 44%. Romney has seen his support with women go up three percent from 43% to 46%, according to the survey.

Mike Flynn, of the conservative Big Government web site, noticed the poll and writes, “Mind you, that isn’t GOP woman or even independent women, but ALL women voters.”

“More importantly, today’s poll finds a notable shift among women in just the last month. In April, Obama was leading Romney by 6% among women. No other group saw an 8 point shift in their support,” Flynn writes. “Turns out women’s top concern is the same as men’s: The Economy. All the contrived outrage about contraceptives and women’s health can’t mask the fact that 73% of voters listed either the economy or the federal deficit as their number on issue. Looks like its going to be a long, hot summer for Team Obama.”

Looking further at the poll, the race for president remains close, but Republican Mitt Romney now has a three-point lead over President Obama, despite positive movement on the economy.

“Romney now leads the President among independents; they were nearly tied among this group last month. Obama beats Romney among moderates. Both candidates continue to perform well with their political base: the President gets solid support from Democrats and liberals, while Romney is running strong with Republicans and conservatives. More than seven in 10 white evangelicals are backing Romney – similar to last month,” the poll reveals.

When asked to choose from a list of six issues, 62% pick the economy and jobs as most important in their vote for President. The budget deficit is a distant second (11%), followed by health care (9%). Only 7% pick same-sex marriage, but that issue does come out ahead of foreign policy (4%) and immigration (2%). Among voters who choose the economy as the most important issue in their vote, 44% pick health care as their second most important issue, followed by the budget deficit with 28%. Only 3% of these voters choose same-sex marriage.

Recently, in an interview with Sean Hannity on Fox News, Romney took President Obama to task on his party’s divisive “war on women” rhetoric and the Obama campaign’s “The Life of Julia”cartoonwhich purports to show how Obama policies benefit women.

Romney told Hannity, “The effort to describe Republicans as being anything other than extraordinarily pro-woman, pro-opportunity for women of America, pro-moms, pro-working moms, pro-working women — look, that kind of effort is totally missing the mark, and people understand that.”

He added, “I think this little cartoon they have on the life of Julia really reveals the weakness of the president’s policies. I think to have to defend your record by coming up with a cartoon character as opposed to real people suggests that he doesn’t want to talk about his record, at all.”

The National Right to Life Committee has already endorsed Romneyas has the Susan B. Anthony List, a pro-life women’s group.

Pro-life organizations in Michigan, Nevada, and West Virginia have supported Romney recently. Romney’s home state group — the organization that perhaps knows his conversion to the pro-life perspective and record as former governor of the Bay State better than any other — is endorsing him as well. The Massachusetts Citizens for Life Political Action Committee has issued its full endorsement for Romney as he potentially looks to take on pro-abortion President Barack Obama and pro-life groups in MissouriOhioWisconsinRhode IslandArkansasOregon, and Pennsylvaniahave followed suit.

Romney, earlier this year, called for overturning the Roe v. Wade decision that allowed virtually unlimited abortions throughout pregnancy for any reason and resulted in more than 54 million abortions of unborn children.

Romney made the following statement on the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade:

“Today marks the 39th anniversary of one of the darkest moments in Supreme Court history, when the court in Roe v. Wade claimed authority over the fundamental question regarding the rights of the unborn. The result is millions of lives since that day have been tragically silenced. Since that day, the pro-life movement has been working tirelessly in an effort to change hearts and minds and protect the weakest and most vulnerable among us. Today, we recommit ourselves to reversing that decision, for in the quiet of conscience, people of both political parties know that more than a million abortions a year cannot be squared with the good heart of America.”

Romney has also called for stopping federal funding of the Planned Parenthood abortion business.

“I also feel that the government should cut off funding to Planned Parenthood,”said. “Look, the idea that we’re subsidizing an institution that provides abortion, in my view, is wrong. Planned Parenthood oughta stand on its own feet and should not get government subsidy.”

Romney also touted his pro-life credentials, saying, “I am a pro-life individual, I was a pro-life governor, I served as a pro-life governor, I’m a pro-life candidate. I simply do not want to participate in anything that takes the life of an unborn child.”

Romney has called for de-funding Planned Parenthood previously. In November, Romney had anopinion column in USA Today in which he advocated numerous ways to balance the federal budget, one of which involves eliminating funding to Planned Parenthood.

The Susan B. Anthony List praised Romney for having pledged last year in a column he wrote for the conservative magazine National Review, to take multiple pro-life actions as president to reverse abortion and abortion funding.

“Previously, Governor Mitt Romney has pledged to defund Planned Parenthood, restore the Mexico City Policy, support legislation to ban abortions based on fetal pain, and appoint only constitutionalist judges to the federal bench. Governor Romney has also committed to selecting a pro-life vice president,” the SBA List of the former governor.

The column at National Review outlined his pro-life stances on various key issues voters are considering in selecting a Republican nominee to replace pro-abortion President Barack Obama.  Romney says:

I am pro-life and believe that abortion should be limited to only instances of rape, incest, or to save the life of the mother. I support the reversal of Roe v. Wade, because it is bad law and bad medicine. Roe was a misguided ruling that was a result of a small group of activist federal judges legislating from the bench.

I support the Hyde Amendment, which broadly bars the use of federal funds for abortions. And as president, I will support efforts to prohibit federal funding for any organization like Planned Parenthood, which primarily performs abortions or offers abortion-related services.

I will reinstate the Mexico City Policy to ensure that nongovernmental organizations that receive funding from America refrain from performing or promoting abortion services, as a method of family planning, in other countries.  This includes ending American funding for any United Nations or other foreign assistance program that promotes or performs abortions on women around the world.

I will advocate for and support a Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act to protect unborn children who are capable of feeling pain from abortion.

And perhaps most importantly, I will only appoint judges who adhere to the Constitution and the laws as they are written, not as they want them to be written.

If I have the opportunity to serve as our nation’s next president, I commit to doing everything in my power to cultivate, promote, and support a culture of life in America.

Obama has put together a strongly pro-abortion record — promoting abortion and taxpayer funding of abortions throughout his time in the White House.

From taxpayer funding of abortions in America and around the world, to the funding of the creating and destruction of human life in embryonic stem cell research with your tax money; from the absolute refusal to cut off public funding to Planned Parenthood to the stacking of the Supreme Court and federal courts with hardcore abortion advocates, pro-life groups say Obama has left every unborn child behind.

During his first week in office, Obama wasted no time in overturning the Mexico City Policy that President Bush put back in place after it was scrapped during the Clinton administration. The Mexico City Policy requires the more than 600 groups that receive State Department taxpayer funding to pledge not to promote or perform abortions with it. Abortion advocates  objected to the measure for years during the Bush administration because they want to use the funds to do abortions overseas or lobby pro-life nations to reverse their laws against unlimited abortions.

Obama legally had the right to divert the funding, but his administration appears to have also broken the law to promote abortion overseas.

A November 2011 GAO report looking into the Obama Administration’s use of $18 million in taxpayer funds to provide funding for a group pushing legalized abortion in Kenya found the administration broke the law.

The report showed at least one Obama grantee openly pushed to expand abortion in Kenya despite a long-standing, annually renewed law that prohibits U.S. tax dollars from being used to lobby for or against abortion in other countries. The GAO report also reveals that a key Obama official stonewalled investigators and refused to cooperate with the GAO in its investigation of the activities.

Congressman Chris Smith said “The Obama Administration basically hired surrogates to do its dirty work of abortion promotion in Kenya.  This new report shows that at a minimum the Obama Administration ignored the prohibition with the end result being a new Kenyan constitution that vastly expands access to abortion in Kenya, courtesy of the U.S. taxpayer.”

Not long after he doled out money to Planned Parenthood, Obama sent more than $50 million to the UNFPA. That’s the agency that works hand in hand with the population control regime in China that enforces the one-child policy with human rights abuses like forced abortions and coercive sterilizations.

The third major decision Obama made after the Mexico City Policy was to overturn the limits President Bush put in place to ensure Americans don’t pay for embryonic stem cell research.

Despite the fact that they still don’t work in animals without causing tumors or immune system rejection issues, despite the fact that scientists and even top cloning and embryonic research firms are abandoning the field in droves, and despite the fact that adult stem cells continue to be the only vehicle for cures for patients for more than 100 different diseases or medical conditions, President Obama continues to make Americans pay millions for the creation and destruction of human beings for research.

Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards is so close to Obama that White House visitor logs in only the first full year of his presidency show the head of the nation’s premier abortion business visited the White House and spent time with Obama administration officials on four occasions. That includes the White House health care summit that led to Obamacare, which funds abortions.

Obama is so beholden to Planned Parenthood that he was willing to shut down the federal government to prevent the Pence Amendment that House Republicans approved from going into law. Speaker John Boehner spent more than an hour lobbying the president to allow it but Obama wouldn’t budge.

The president has also appointed longtime abortion activists to prominent places in his administration and, on judges, Obama’s track record is clear. Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, along with dozens of other judicial selections, ardently support abortion.

In January, Obama put in place a mandate that requires religious groups, employers or even Americans who run businesses and find these practices objectionable — to pay for contraception, birth control, sterilizations, and drugs that may cause abortions for their employees. Even after Obama revised his mandate to supposedly shift the burden from the employer to the insurance company – which still means employers have to refer Americans and pay the cost in higher premiums – the Obama administration implemented the original mandate.

by on May. 15, 2012 at 3:00 PM
Replies (81-90):
Pema_Jampa
by Celeste on May. 15, 2012 at 10:39 PM

Thank you for the kind words. They are appreciated.

thank you

Quoting NWP:

Well do know that there are lots of us here who appreciate you and your posts. If it wasn't for you and about two or three others who do try to keep this an actual political debate group, I would never look in here either.

Quoting Pema_Jampa:

Oh should I get "Saint Taco" added to my name. LOL

I have to admit I would have never came back to the group if I wouldn't had been asked to be a mod.

Some days I post what I have to and then leave.

Quoting NWP:


Friday
by Platinum Member on May. 15, 2012 at 10:41 PM
1 mom liked this


Quoting Abaco:

I do like your comments.....why should'nt I ?  I never said we were better. Lighten up....laughter, it's good for you : )

Quoting Friday:

Abaco, it's all fine and dandy that you like my comments but you and your clique are no better.

And that's all I have to say about that.


I laugh plenty, that's why I married dh, he makes me laugh. Y'all crack me up with your antics. I just don't get my kicks baiting, trolling or making nasty generalizations about those who disagree with me. I've let myself be sucked in too many times and am bored with the bullshit, from both sides.

To each her own. You have fun now.


H.R.H. Friday of MaryJane

Friday
by Platinum Member on May. 15, 2012 at 10:42 PM
1 mom liked this


Quoting NWP:

Well do know that there are lots of us here who appreciate you and your posts. If it wasn't for you and about two or three others who do try to keep this an actual political debate group, I would never look in here either.

Quoting Pema_Jampa:

Oh should I get "Saint Taco" added to my name. LOL

I have to admit I would have never came back to the group if I wouldn't had been asked to be a mod.

Some days I post what I have to and then leave.

Quoting NWP:

Yes, Pema, you are def appreciated.


H.R.H. Friday of MaryJane

Friday
by Platinum Member on May. 15, 2012 at 10:43 PM


Quoting jaxTheMomm:

Code white!

You need a new list, it's chartreuse now = )


H.R.H. Friday of MaryJane

blondekosmic15
by Blonde on May. 15, 2012 at 11:32 PM
2 moms liked this

 

Quoting NWP:

Forgive me for coming into this late and responding without going through all the pages. I am only on page one..But I have to say I agree with you. I avoided this group for weeks because every time I read the topics list, it was all religion talk, or really ridiculous Obama/Michelle bashing.The insults fly in here too.

Sad. Maybe they should just call this the Social Conservative Far Right Birther Anyone But Obama group instead of an election board?

Pema Jema is a saint to never give up:)

 

I'm scratching my head NWP because you must be referring to a different group than Elections. Tons of posts bashing Romney, Conservatives, prolifers etc etc. Pema and Kissy competing for who can add the most!
Quoting jaxTheMomm:

No, there's really not, is there?

I keep trying, get frustrated, then get mad and walk away.  Eventually when bored I try again.  It always turns into an insult-fest.

I'm sorry but when I see LifeSite news, I don't even bother to read the rest.  Find me a more impartial source, and I'll look at it.

Quoting Della529:

 There is no debate in this so-called "Election" forum.

 


 

jcribb16
by Primrose Foxglove on May. 15, 2012 at 11:39 PM
1 mom liked this


Quoting lga1965:

 

Quoting Friday:


Quoting lga1965:

 

Quoting Friday:


Quoting lga1965:

 I am sure that conservative women will want to vote for Romney.

But does that mean that he will be nominated or elected President?

The War on Women is real but the conservative women are part of that war. They just want to keep that a secret. They would prefer to be led by their husbands, the head of the household and let him make all decisions and not have to use birth control. Then there will only be a few days a month when they need to do their duty on the bedroom, since we know that there is that Natural Birth Control method.If they used REAL 100% effective birth control, then maybe their hubbies would want sex twice a day every day of the month.YIKES! Oh noooooo.... LOL

Making decisions is hard. Let the hubby do that.

Stay home and bake and do the wash. Grow flowers. Look feminine and fragile and adorable.

Yes I am being really sarcastic......

Oh for Bob's sake. This is ridiculous.

 Why? Have you suddenly become a Conservative ? You don't appreciate my biting sarcasm?

No, I don't appreciate any of the bullshit in this group, regardless of which side spews it.

 My "bullshit" ( sarcasm, satire) is pretty damn close to the truth that some of these posters spew . They agree with men who want to take us back 50 years when men were in charge and women had no rights. Its like women living in 1950. They are participants in the War against Women.Hubby head of the home, women being submissive, home --barefoot and pregnant. No BC, no decisions,etc. Yah, you must have missed them.  A few say women should never had  the priviledge of voting!! no to  the VOTE. Gawwwd.

Oh well, just to please everyone I will shut up like a good girl and go away.

 

Well, I'm glad you included that word "some" because I'm not one who wants to go back 50 years.  Strange how people's perspectives are so different from back then.  You went into great detail - either you suffered through that or knew someone who did. 

jcribb16
by Primrose Foxglove on May. 15, 2012 at 11:45 PM

You've got that right. 

Quoting blondekosmic15:

 

Quoting NWP:

Forgive me for coming into this late and responding without going through all the pages. I am only on page one..But I have to say I agree with you. I avoided this group for weeks because every time I read the topics list, it was all religion talk, or really ridiculous Obama/Michelle bashing.The insults fly in here too.

Sad. Maybe they should just call this the Social Conservative Far Right Birther Anyone But Obama group instead of an election board?

Pema Jema is a saint to never give up:)

 

I'm scratching my head NWP because you must be referring to a different group than Elections. Tons of posts bashing Romney, Conservatives, prolifers etc etc. Pema and Kissy competing for who can add the most!
Quoting jaxTheMomm:

No, there's really not, is there?

I keep trying, get frustrated, then get mad and walk away.  Eventually when bored I try again.  It always turns into an insult-fest.

I'm sorry but when I see LifeSite news, I don't even bother to read the rest.  Find me a more impartial source, and I'll look at it.

Quoting Della529:

 There is no debate in this so-called "Election" forum.



 


Pema_Jampa
by Celeste on May. 15, 2012 at 11:55 PM

I do believe they are speaking of personal insults. I don't know why you are speaking about other posters in your post. This is against TOS. Just thought I'd respond since my screename was referenced. 

Quoting blondekosmic15:

 

Quoting NWP:

Forgive me for coming into this late and responding without going through all the pages. I am only on page one..But I have to say I agree with you. I avoided this group for weeks because every time I read the topics list, it was all religion talk, or really ridiculous Obama/Michelle bashing.The insults fly in here too.

Sad. Maybe they should just call this the Social Conservative Far Right Birther Anyone But Obama group instead of an election board?

Pema Jema is a saint to never give up:)

 

I'm scratching my head NWP because you must be referring to a different group than Elections. Tons of posts bashing Romney, Conservatives, prolifers etc etc. Pema and Kissy competing for who can add the most!
Quoting jaxTheMomm:

No, there's really not, is there?

I keep trying, get frustrated, then get mad and walk away.  Eventually when bored I try again.  It always turns into an insult-fest.

I'm sorry but when I see LifeSite news, I don't even bother to read the rest.  Find me a more impartial source, and I'll look at it.

Quoting Della529:

 There is no debate in this so-called "Election" forum.



 


lga1965
by on May. 15, 2012 at 11:56 PM

 

Quoting jcribb16:


Quoting lga1965:

 

Quoting Friday:


Quoting lga1965:

 

Quoting Friday:


Quoting lga1965:

 I am sure that conservative women will want to vote for Romney.

But does that mean that he will be nominated or elected President?

The War on Women is real but the conservative women are part of that war. They just want to keep that a secret. They would prefer to be led by their husbands, the head of the household and let him make all decisions and not have to use birth control. Then there will only be a few days a month when they need to do their duty on the bedroom, since we know that there is that Natural Birth Control method.If they used REAL 100% effective birth control, then maybe their hubbies would want sex twice a day every day of the month.YIKES! Oh noooooo.... LOL

Making decisions is hard. Let the hubby do that.

Stay home and bake and do the wash. Grow flowers. Look feminine and fragile and adorable.

Yes I am being really sarcastic......

Oh for Bob's sake. This is ridiculous.

 Why? Have you suddenly become a Conservative ? You don't appreciate my biting sarcasm?

No, I don't appreciate any of the bullshit in this group, regardless of which side spews it.

 My "bullshit" ( sarcasm, satire) is pretty damn close to the truth that some of these posters spew . They agree with men who want to take us back 50 years when men were in charge and women had no rights. Its like women living in 1950. They are participants in the War against Women.Hubby head of the home, women being submissive, home --barefoot and pregnant. No BC, no decisions,etc. Yah, you must have missed them.  A few say women should never had  the priviledge of voting!! no to  the VOTE. Gawwwd.

Oh well, just to please everyone I will shut up like a good girl and go away.

 

Well, I'm glad you included that word "some" because I'm not one who wants to go back 50 years.  Strange how people's perspectives are so different from back then.  You went into great detail - either you suffered through that or knew someone who did. 

 I have read about women and marriages like that and we have seen evidence of present day women who feel submissive to their husbands and we do know a few have posted here saying that women should not have had The Vote. WOW>We read articles posted here that are about men who wish to  make women submissive and not use birth control because it enables women to do things they should not be doing. :-)That was Rick Santorum's opinion. Kind of insulting to women,don't you think?

The detail I wrote about is from the reading I have been doing here at CM.It has been there for us all to read.

My family has always featured equality in marrage and men who were "liberated". No submissive women in our family.

                                    

blondekosmic15
by Blonde on May. 16, 2012 at 12:00 AM

 

Quoting jcribb16:

You've got that right. 

Sometimes I log on in the morn and can't believe all the posts bashing Mitt Romney, mocking prolifers, distorting the Bible etc. Selective reading practiced by some here when they claim Elections is a far right social conservative group.

Quoting blondekosmic15:

 

Quoting NWP:

Forgive me for coming into this late and responding without going through all the pages. I am only on page one..But I have to say I agree with you. I avoided this group for weeks because every time I read the topics list, it was all religion talk, or really ridiculous Obama/Michelle bashing.The insults fly in here too.

Sad. Maybe they should just call this the Social Conservative Far Right Birther Anyone But Obama group instead of an election board?

Pema Jema is a saint to never give up:)

 

I'm scratching my head NWP because you must be referring to a different group than Elections. Tons of posts bashing Romney, Conservatives, prolifers etc etc. Pema and Kissy competing for who can add the most!
Quoting jaxTheMomm:

No, there's really not, is there?

I keep trying, get frustrated, then get mad and walk away.  Eventually when bored I try again.  It always turns into an insult-fest.

I'm sorry but when I see LifeSite news, I don't even bother to read the rest.  Find me a more impartial source, and I'll look at it.

Quoting Della529:

 There is no debate in this so-called "Election" forum.

 


 


 

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