The further to the left or the right you move, the more your lens on life distorts.

Monday, July 07, 2014

Fortune Cookie

An anemic economy, a healthcare plan that is hurting many in the middle class, a foreign policy that is so bad, it's actually become an international embarrassment, a string of serious scandals that remain very much open, the weaponization of the IRS against American citizens, an NSA invasion of privacy ... all of this and much more have Democrats VERY nervous as the 2014 election cycle begins.

Now, you'd think that at least some Dems would begin to reign in the executive branch, to question the need for lies, for indecision, for stonewalling, for extra-constitutional dictates, for many of the things that increasingly characterize the Obama presidency. A very few have, but the majority, good soldiers all, have adopted the old lawyers dictum: when your client is guilty, change the subject.

In an effort to target low information voters, the Dems continue to push class warfare, using the "fair share" mantra. That's always good for millions of votes. The politics of envy is a strong winner, no doubt. But as more and more people understand the vapidity of the claim, it's simply not enough. So the Dems target single women, another reliable constituency, and tout the ever-popular "war on women." The Hobby Lobby Supreme Court ruling was manna from heavy for the Dems. The fact that the ruling does nothing to limit a woman's access to contraceptives is of no matter, it's "war!"

Carley Fiora should be every feminist's role model. She is whip-smart, assertive, and has risen to the top of corporate America. She truly is is someone who has broken the much discussed glass ceiling.

In a recent interview on State of the Union on CNN with Candy Crowley, Fiorina stated (quoted in the Hot Air Blog):
“A lot of women, me included, are sick of the ‘war on women,’” the former Hewlett-Packard CEO and California Republican candidate for U.S. Senate. “And we saw it in spades on Monday after the Hobby Lobby case. The women of Hobby Lobby had access to contraception through their company insurance plan before Obamacare; they have access to contraception — 16 forms of it — after the ruling. But somehow, you know, this is the long arm of business and the Republican Party reaching into the body of women. It’s ridiculous.”

Fiorina then pulled out a fortune she said she’d received recently in a fortune cookie.

“‘Strong and bitter words indicate a weak cause,’” Fiorina read. “And that’s exactly right. The War On Women is shameless, baseless propaganda. There’s no fact to it. But it’s worked because it’s scared women to death. Enough.”
It seems that increasingly, this president and his supporters are using "strong and bitter words" to attack anyone who questions the administration's myriad failures.

Maybe they should spend more time in a Chinese restaurant.