How About Weakening Unwed Motherhood, For Starters?
Bill Quick

GOP survey confirms Republicans have a real problem with women « Hot Air

The GOP does perform better with married women than they do single women – the poll found that married women back a GOP candidate over a Democrat by 10 points – but this is not enough to close the gender gap. In 2012, women made up 53 percent of the presidential electorate. Barack Obama won that demographic by 55 to 44 percent, despite losing married women (who made up 31 percent of the electorate) by 53 to 46 percent.

Shrug.  Do away with government-supported unwed motherhood, and you’ll wreak major havoc to this GOP-hating demographic, while strengthening and enlarging the female demographic that does vote Republican.

When you have a huge segment of women who look to the state to be their husband and daddy, you’re not going to find much in the way of support for a party that they think threatens that cozy relationship.

Bill Quick

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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How About Weakening Unwed Motherhood, For Starters? — 6 Comments

  1. Got into a minor tussle with a right-leaning single woman on Twitter. She bitched that the GOP wasn’t reaching out to single women, leaving the field wide open to the Dems marketing #waronwomen strategy. She then proceeded to say that a lot of tone deaf GOP men were telling her to stop simply bitching, which -she said- would only make her less likely to vote Republican. Another female responded that she didn’t want a candidate to relate to her, she wanted one to inspire her. This predictably led to some guy saying that inspiration was not the basis for a rational decision. The first girl then said “that type of attitude is why women don’t vote for the GOP.” I asked her point blank to give me some solid examples of how the GOP could reach out to women that didn’t involve trying- and failing- to out pander and spend the Dems MOAR FREE MONEY promises. The ONLY thing explicit she mentioned was that there should be a discussion on abortion and the physical and emotional hard it causes some women. That’s it. Her other response was Perot-like: “Read the timeline.” I did and, truthfully, it was a whole lot of “appeal to me” tweets with no actual positions laid out.

    Oh, and let’s be clear: there’s no position that the GOP could take that won’t be
    a) dismissed as insincere pandering
    b)called a lie
    c) or stilled called a War On Women

    Seriously, did anyone see that Stephanopolous question about banning birth control coming out of nowhere during the GOP primary? Of course not, because it’s insanely stupid. But a lot of seemingly intelligent women I knew lapped it up. It was actually the first time that I felt twinges of despair when contemplating the future of this country. If people in general, and women in particular, can be that easily swayed by complete, utter and obvious bullshit, there really isn’t much hope. I haven’t seen much since then to convince me otherwise.

    • If people in general, and women in particular, can be that easily swayed by complete, utter and obvious bullshit, there really isn’t much hope. I haven’t seen much since then to convince me otherwise.

      The Framers understood this perfectly, which is why they wrote the Constitution the way they did.

      But I think in their secret hearts they knew it would all eventually fall apart in the face of near monolithic human stupidity, greed, fear, and lust.

    • “Seriously, did anyone see that Stephanopolous question about banning birth control coming out of nowhere during the GOP primary? ”

      Maybe next time, someone will say “George, that’s a stupid question and I’m not going to dignify it with a response. Do you have a question that’s not stupid?”

      That’s about all that’s going to shut that bullshit up. (And yes, I know even it’s not guaranteed to work.)

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