What you get when you concede the Left’s premises

April 19th, 2012

A useless fucking mess of a political party, that’s what.

The distortions inflicted by delusional feminist grievance on this country’s core institutions — from workplaces to universities and the family — is enormous. It is therefore nauseating and infuriating to see the Romney campaign and the Republican National Committee so mindlessly ape the bromides of the feminist Left. That aping may proceed out of rankest political calculation and cynical opportunism, rather than true belief, but by feeding the feminist beast, the Republican strategists are only strengthening its lies and making it harder to combat them when they are directed against mainstream causes.

Republicans are giving credence to such tripe? What’s next — an RNC Title IX lawsuit against Ohio State University for its football program? Sensitivity training for Army drill sergeants? (Oh, wait, we’ve already got those.) Assigned readings for Republican precinct captains from In a Different Voice? The chance that the Obama White House, staffed by eager products of the feminist university, is a hostile workplace for women is exactly zero — as low as the chance that the Bush I, II, or Reagan White Houses were hostile to women. Any Republican who actually believes Dunn’s charge has merely allowed his partisan desire for political victory to silence what should be his core knowledge about the contemporary world. Was former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel too hard-driving? Oh, boo-hoo. Get over it, ladies! If you can’t take the pressure, you don’t belong. Only someone with a chip on her shoulder and a predilection for victimhood would think that an elite work environment such as the White House is “genuinely hostile” to women. Was it fiercely competitive? No doubt. And if feminists are now taking the position that women can’t take intense competitive pressure, that’s certainly a breakthrough for honesty.

Presumably press secretary Andrea Saul is employing a disparate-impact theory of discrimination here (accusing Obama of pursuing allegedly gender-neutral economic policies that nonetheless have a disparate impact on women), as opposed to making a disparate treatment claim (accusing Obama of deliberately discriminating against women in its various stimulus packages). Though who knows, she just may be desperate enough to attribute invidious intent to the Obama economics team. In any case, the Obama White House is already doing enough damage to schools and employers with its reinvigorated disparate-impact discrimination crusades (charging schools, for example, with discriminating against black students in their discipline policies), why are Republicans following the same playbook?

Because when all is said and done, they’re on the same team: the big-government one.

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  1. Cycle Cyril
    April 20th, 2012 at 05:25 | #1
    I believe that Romney is a liberal deer in the headlights hoping that his wolf skin toupee will convince people that he's tough and conservative.

    But I propose to you that he is attempting, poorly, to be an acolyte of sorts of Alinsky by forcing the opposition to live up to their own rules or at least exposing their hypocrisy with this attack on wage differences between the genders in the Obama administration.

  2. SilverDeth
    April 21st, 2012 at 22:14 | #2
    Willard Fillmoure Romneycare can't attack squat King Barry has done - he's done it all himself - and more in the case of raping the second amendment.

    Good job establishment republican hacks. You've just guaranteed that I and my family sits out November.

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