RUSH: There’s news of women out there today. There are two stories, political stories from the Politico. Let me get the dates of these stories and I’ll get them in sequential order. Here we go: October 11th, which would be yesterday. This is Carrie Budoff Brown, and the headline is ‘Poll: Women See Obama as Failure — The White House may view the last 18 months as historic, racking up a legislative scorecard that includes a [porkulus bill] and an overhaul of the health care system. A majority of women, however, see it as a failure, according to a new poll conducted by Kellyanne Conway for The Kitchen Cabinet, a conservative women’s group. The findings point to the divide this year between Washington and the electorate, which has yet to give President Barack Obama much credit for his string of legislative victories.’
You know, that sentence is really enlightening. That sentence really tells us a lot. This is Politico, so this is traditional State-Controlled Media, partisan political operatives. Listen to this sentence. ‘The findings point to the divide this year between Washington and the electorate, which has yet to give President Barack Obama much credit for his string of legislative victories.’ Now, these people inside the Beltway, we’re supposed to…what? Be happy, in awe, ecstatic, that Obama has had some victories. Why? Because the victories have been over Republicans? Does it not matter, Miss Budoff Brown, the substance here? Do you not get the fact that the American people did not want Obama to win, that it doesn’t always translate to wonderfulness when presidents win their legislative battles?
But to these people inside the Beltway… Such a narrow worldview, such a closed-minded worldview, such a limited way of defining success and moving forward. Okay, so what happens if Obama has a piece of legislation that raises the marginal tax rate to 95% on everybody and 80% of the country disagrees with it? Will we get a story about how they just don’t appreciate how good the guy is in getting his legislation passed? It’s as though the substance of this stuff doesn’t matter to these people, or doesn’t factor in. So after writing this sentence, ‘The findings point to the divide this year between Washington and the electorate, which has yet to give President Barack Obama much credit for his string of legislative victories.’ It’s not even about that. The electorate is ticked off, Miss Budoff Brown! The electorate is ready for overthrow here; that’s what this election’s all about.
They want repeal! They’re upset that this thing was victorious, that parts of the his agenda were victorious. So ‘the divide between Washington and the electorate’ and it’s always because the electorate’s a bunch of idiots. They don’t realize what a string of accomplishments Imam Obama has put forth here. Then the next sentence: ‘Fifty-six percent of women consider the health care reform law a failure, while 29 percent view it as a success, according to the poll. The economic stimulus package is viewed only slightly more favorably: 53 percent say it was a failure, while 34 percent say it was a success.’ This is a survey of women.
‘Among independent women — a group that Democrats and Republicans are battling over — a majority viewed the health care overhaul, the stimulus package, the auto industry bailout and the Troubled Asset Relief Program as failures, the poll found. … The negative take on what the White House views as signature achievements helps explain,’ writes Miss Budoff Brown here, ‘at least in part, why the president and congressional Democrats have seen their approval ratings plunge since early last year and are struggling to gain traction ahead of the midterm elections.’ I think this is absurd. ‘The negative take … helps explain, at least in part, why the president and congressional Democrats have seen their approval ratings take a plunge,’ as though this is an anomaly?
Democrats’ approval numbers are never to take a plunge! That’s reserved exclusively to Republicans. But it’s happening to Democrats so there must be some reason for it. Yeah, they just don’t appreciate. We just don’t appreciate how good Obama is to have secured these victories. ”People who voted for Obama feel just as betrayed by the outcome as conservatives,’ said Sonja Eddings Brown, treasurer and creator of The Kitchen Cabinet. ‘Everybody realizes we’re burying our kids in debt, and even Democrats realize hope and change had a price tag they didn’t expect.’ In the survey, 41 percent of the women identified themselves as Democrats, 37 percent as Republicans and 15 percent as independents,’ and the rest said: I may change my mind so don’t ask me now.
‘Conway, a Republican who specializes in polling women voters, said she expected to see more optimism about the four major legislative achievements.’ Now, remember, this is of women. So even Kellyanne Conway, who is a conservative woman, she’s Republican, was surprised. She thought that women would be more inclined to say, ‘Good. At least he got it done. At least they moved the ball forward.’ But then she said, ”Women are looking at this election almost entirely through an economic lens. They expect the president to be a mathematician, not a magician. The policies they have seen in the last year literally don’t add with them.’ … But the Conway survey paints the picture of a more motivated electorate. More than two-thirds of women who are registered to vote said they are 100 percent ‘likely to vote.”
That’s not good news, for Democrats. They generally count on the women vote. The second story from Politico is today by Marin Cogan: ‘Democrats Fear Wipe-Out for Women — While conservatives are already celebrating the ‘Year of the Republican Woman,’ thanks to a record number of GOP female candidates for Congress, Democrats fear the opposite trend: the year of the’ liberal… No, they don’t say that. ‘[T]he year of the women’s wipeout. I’m adding’ liberal’ into it. ‘[T]he year of the women’s wipeout. Three Democratic women first elected to Congress in 1992 — the original ‘Year of the Woman’ — are at risk. Nearly a quarter of the 56 female Democrats in the House are considered vulnerable, including once rising stars like Ann Kirkpatrick of Arizona, Betsy Markey of Colorado and Mary Jo Kilroy of Ohio.
‘Even if female GOP hopefuls like Sharron Angle in Nevada, Carly Fiorina in California and Kelly Ayotte in New Hampshire make it to the Senate, the elections will still quite likely bring a net loss of women in Congress.’ Oh, let’s cry a tear. Even if these Republican women win it’s a net loss. ‘The impact of more women in Congress has also trickled down to smaller, cultural changes, like installing breast-feeding rooms for new mothers on the Hill. ‘This should trouble anyone who believes that a Congress should be truly representative of the people it serves,’ said Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.) …’ These libs don’t represent most people. This is the funny thing. ‘But the ousting of a wide swath of Democratic women Nov. 2 would chip away at a generation of female politicians inspired by the 1992 election, which saw a surge of Democratic women inspired to break up the boys’ club of Congress after Anita Hill’s testimony in then-Judge Clarence Thomas’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings the previous year.’
So two stories in The Politico — Women angry en masse at Obama and Democrat women prepared to take a shellacking — and how this is bad for all women. What did these women do? What did a Patty Murray do? What did Barbara Boxer do? What did they do but screw things up? All these women that we’re going to see so sorry to see go, what did they do? And these other Republican women that we’re so frightened of, what did they do, what did they do to anybody? How have they negatively impact politics? What did Sharron Angle do to anybody? What did Christine O’Donnell do to anybody? What did Linda McMahon do to anybody? It’s absurd here. And what will the new flock of women from the Tea Party do to correct the mistakes of their sisters? So from the cultural point of view, this is an amazing turn of events. It is a total… What’s shaping up here is a total repudiation of liberal women, not women, but liberal women. It’s a total repudiation of liberal women, and the feminazis in the media and NAGs are not happy. I mean, there is discord across the left of the political spectrum.