Hillary advances the ‘war on women’ meme
Coming at a Democratic fundraiser aimed primarily at women, what more would you expect? Identity politics are ingrained in our daily lives now whether it’s a run for a city council seat, the 2014 midterms, or the 2016 presidential election.
Report from the Washington Times:
Hillary Rodham Clinton urged Democratic voters not to be complacent about the November midterm elections, saying Monday that working women and their families will lose out on a better future if Republicans gain control of both houses of Congress. [Emphasis added]
The former secretary of state made the remarks during a sold-out women’s luncheon in San Francisco that raised $1.4 million for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
The fundraiser was hosted by House Democratic leader and former speaker Nancy Pelosi, who joked that she was ready to give up her own title as the highest-ranking woman in U.S. politics to elect a female Democrat as president “and soon,” a crowd-pleasing reference to the possibility of Clinton running for president in 2016.
“It is not easy serving and every year it seems to get more challenging, but these candidates and many more across the country have a plan to jump-start the middle class and once more make it work for everyone,” she said. “These elections in two weeks and one day come down to a simple question: who is on your side?”
Clinton reminded the audience of the state the nation’s economy was in when President Barack Obama took office and Pelosi presided over the House and accused the Republican Party of trying to rewrite history by blaming Democrats for the slow recovery.
Interestingly enough, Democrats have continued the “war on women” meme in several races around the country but many candidates are not finding the same traction as witnessed in 2012 and 2013. I think part of the reason is that many Republicans, like Gardner in Colorado, have learned how to respond and go on the offensive for female voters. Another reason may be the overuse of the same election platform against any and all Republican candidates.