The Obama Administration has tried to position themselves as righteous warriors in the War against Women. Knights in shining armor, without whom women everywhere would be forced by republicans to wear chastity belts and swear allegiance to celibacy. On TV Tuesday night, Glenn explained that he used to think all of that positioning was just about politics, but he's starting to think there really is a war on women - only it's not being waged by the Republicans.
Glenn took issue with Obama's Deputy Campaign Manager Stephanie Cutter's recent comments where she said:
We'll continue doing what we have been doing, trying to get the president's message out on the ground. Whether it's in the suburban areas of Northern Virginia, or Denver, Ohio, to talk about what the president wants to do in the future. That's the other thing that you find most often with women. They're not really concerned about what's happened over the last four years, they really want to know what's going to happen in the next four years.
"That's right, women are just too disinterested or too feeble minded to analyze the past, to learn from it, and to make educated choices going forward based on those past experiences. Apparently women are only impulse buyers. They only make decisions in the now," Glenn said.
Glenn pointed out the claims by the Obama administration that all the problems of the past four years won't be there if they just reelect him echoes the comments made by abusers throughout history. With gas prices, credit downgrades, and more - why should anyone think that this time it will be different?
He pointed out that more than anyone, women and moms have felt the pain of the past few months more than anyone. They're shuffling the kids to and from practice, getting them to daycare, taking them to a friends house or the doctor's office. They notice the higher gas and food prices. They notice rising costs of healthcare and plummeting home prices. They notice attacks on their parental rights and influence when teachers claim to know what's best, or women the First Lady dictates what is and isn't OK to eat.
"Do they think mom's aren't concerned with a disturbing and growing pattern of a nanny state trying to steal all of their parental responsibilities? What foods to eat. What subjects to learn. What foods to feed the baby," Glenn wondered.
"Do they think mom isn't laying awake at night, watching over their child as they sleep, wondering how in the world they'll ever be able to afford college - which is skyrocketed 25% in the last 4 years and is climbing?" he asked.
Glenn said there is a War on Women, but it's being waged by the people who think women can't think for themselves. The people who think that the most important issues in this election are social ones in order to distract form the economy. The people who equate pregnancy and children as a burden, not a blessing. And he's pretty sure the progressives will learn their lesson on November 6th when America chooses a different direction.