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Weinstein Offers Republicans a New Chance with Women

Harvey Weinstein’s disgrace and the spectacle of so many liberals who advocate for women ignoring his transgressions provides the perfect opportunity for Republicans to make inroads into a voter segment among whom they consistently trail Democrats: Women.

The hypocrisy of high-profile liberals is reflected not just in their willingness to ignore what Weinstein did, but in their fear of supporting those he hurt who were brave enough to say something. Almost everyone waited until after Weinstein had lost his job, and his power, before saying anything against him.

Sure, elite liberals care about women. But their focus, as it is with minorities, is on creating angry factions, not improving the life circumstances of average people within a group. While this may have made sense 50 years ago, when discrimination was far more prevalent, it makes much less sense now.

The conservative program of economic and cultural revival will improve the lives of all people and serve to unite Americans, not divide them into angry groups. Liberal policies are hurting minorities and women far more than discrimination is. That so many elite liberals could ignore the vicious behavior of Harvey Weinstein suggests that they self-indulgently care more about their “causes” than actual, flesh-and-blood women.

From an excellent piece today in the Washington Examiner by Charlotte Hays, of the Independent Women’s Forum:

But just as Weinstein’s public image as a good liberal was at odds with his actual treatment of women, the policies that Democrats champion under the banner of helping women often aren’t how they work with real people.

Meryl Streep will never lose her job because of a hike in the minimum wage, but many less fortunate women have. Hollywood celebrities can pay to have their own children opt out of dangerous public schools, but other Americans are stuck with them thanks to Democratic opposition to school choice. New York City A-listers don’t have to worry about the steady climb in their health insurance premiums, but women in Middle America do. Many women, particularly those women in urban centers where Democrats have had complete control, may rethink whether the Democratic leadership really has the average woman’s best interests at heart.

Weinstein’s is the story of more than one dirty, rotten creep who abused women, but of an elitist culture that uses women’s rights as a political prop — a culture that stood by, protected, and even celebrated a man they knew victimized women.

Conservatives may not always say the “correct” things, but they are the true friends of women.

5 thoughts on “Weinstein Offers Republicans a New Chance with Women”

  1. First the Dem women have to acknowledge that MrTrump isn’t the Devil/Hitler/racist/sexist/or just horrible and that they have been lied to, fooled, played as victims of imaginary horrors if they put a X by a Repub candidate.
    Not going to be easy.
    Abortion. The 1,000 lb elephant the Dems trot out whenever women seem to believe that the Dem agenda isn’t what they like.
    There were enough women who considered the issues that affect everyone to elect MrTrump and pass on a vote for someone who had no message other than some icky ‘vote your women parts’ theme.
    Time, prosperity, good jobs, and good schools will turn women to the party or candidate they think will benefit everyone.

  2. Met quite a few Harvey types back in the day. Still trying to figure out why women identify with this. And vote for the very type of man they apparently despise!

  3. Yet, how can a woman identify with another woman who tolerates an abusive (IMHO) husband in order to ride his coattails into the White House? I can’t respect that.
    Mr. Trump appears to have some boorish and immature attitudes toward women, but I voted for him because he seemed to understand the problems of national security, excessive federal taxes and government regulation, and extra-constitutional actions. These are issues that are important to me and to my children.

  4. Was trying to understand why women vote Democrat. A proud and unabashed Trump supporter here. Most females vote for a party that hates them including killing their unborn , Guess we have an abundance of masochistic behavior within my own gender.

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