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‘News’ From the Liberal Media Meme Factory: Women Hate Rick Santorum

Posted on | February 18, 2012 | 54 Comments

You may have already seen this Rick Santorum campaign ad, but I ask you to take 30 seconds to click and play the video again. Try to watch it while asking yourself, “Will women vote for this guy?”

Sure! Why the heck not? Maybe he’s not movie-star handsome like Mitt Romney, but you can’t say that Rick Santorum is a bad-looking guy.

He is the youngest of the four remaining candidates in the GOP field, and looks even younger than his 53 years. He’s energetic and vigorous, he has an attractive young family — seven kids! — and the ad shows him as quite an ideal father: He smiles at his wife, he hugs his daughters, he plays football with his sons. What’s not to like?

Permit me to testify here that this is a rare instance where the advertising image remarkably reflects the reality. Having followed Santorum around on the campaign trail since August, I have often observed the close-knit nature of the Santorum family. His wife and children have been an integral part of his campaign from the start, and there were times — during those long months when he was stumping around Iowa, at rock bottom in the polls — that there would have been no Santorum campaign without the hard work his family put into it.

Knowing this, and having seen with my own eyes how Santorum’s appeal as a family man has been a crucial element of his success, I shake my head in astonishment that any Republican might be deceived by the propaganda published by Politico:

Rick Santorum: Will women vote for him?
. . . Gender issues have taken center stage in recent days as Santorum has made incendiary comments suggesting women not be allowed to serve in combat roles in the military (he later said he was concerned men would want to protect them). Santorum has also stood by his opposition to contraception, reiterating his position that it shouldn’t be covered by the national health-care law because it is “inexpensive.” While the ex-senator doesn’t favor outlawing birth control, he is personally opposed to it. . . .
“He constantly says things that are offensive to women,” said Kim Gandy, former president of the National Organization for Women. “Regardless of whether Republican women like some of his policies, I think they’re going to be so turned off by his judgmental stand on the independence and essential rights of women that they won’t be able to vote for him.” . . .

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Our liberal friends very much want to believe — and more importantly, they want Republican primary voters to believe — that Rick Santorum’s social conservatism is an insuperable handicap, and that if the GOP nominates Santorum, the party will be doomed to defeat in November because of the “gender gap.” But is this belief really true?

Isn’t it possible that the very qualities that have taken Rick Santorum from the bottom to the top of the Republican primary field might also be enough to win over independent voters (including women voters) in the general election? Are women voters really so keenly attuned to the kind of “gender issues” that Kim Gandy cares about? And will their devotion to these issues be so fanatical that these women will overlook everything admirable about Rick Santorum?

You can answer those questions for yourself, dear reader. But the very fact that liberals so clearly want us to believe this meme — Women Hate Rick Santorum! — is reason enough to make me suspect that it’s just another damned liberal lie.

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Comments

  • Pathfinder’s wife

    If you’re saying that normal women outnumber  feminazis then yes, if it’s the other way around I’d say you’re mistaken — the feminazis are just more vocal.

    It isn’t just men who are getting sick of the feminazis.  However, as has been posted at this site, a backlash won’t win — and the time is ripe for the winning, so conservatives should not screw this up.

  • http://thecampofthesaints.org Bob Belvedere

    One word ‘Yaz’, as an example.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drospirenone

  • http://thecampofthesaints.org Bob Belvedere

    None of us would blame you in the least if you decided such sction was necessary and proper.

  • http://thepagantemple.blogspot.com/ ThePaganTemple

     The government doesn’t have a right to tell insurance companies what it has to cover or what it can’t cover, any more than it has a right to tell me what I can or can not sell in a store. It’s none of the governments business. That should be a decision made solely by the insurance companies based on market analysis. And if you, a potential customer, don’t like that they don’t offer contraceptive coverage, then you have the option to simply find a company that does. We’ve gone down a dark road from which there may be no return when we get to the point the government can tell a business what it can or can not buy or sell.