Democrats' Estrogen Resistance
Should American voters born with a uterus conform to vote as a gender bloc?
“White women we are so gross it’s f—ing embarrassing and we need to f—ing stop.”
“When will they understand the damage that they do, and not just to themselves?”
“White women gonna white.”
“There are white women voting against their own best interests to preserve a patriarchy.”
Those are just a few of the angry diatribes from Democrat women convinced that all American voters born with a uterus should conform to vote as a gender bloc to ride the blue wave ashore in the November 2018 midterm elections. No greater aspect of the 2018 elections exhibits the blame and shame of Democrats who view the American electorate through the lens of identity politics.
Democrats don’t ever lose because of failed ideas — policies that have been proven only to grow government, not empower individuals — or messaging and behavior that’s appealing to only a very homogenous group motivated by anger and crisis. Oh, no, Democrats fail because of oppression, prejudice, and whatever -ism they conjure up to fit their narrative to rationalize the rejection of their platform by voters.
According to exit polling, in U.S. House races, white women split evenly between Republicans and Democrats, 49% each. But in the Georgia gubernatorial race that’s still being delegitimized by Oprah’s pick, Stacey Abrams, 75% of white women voted for Republican Brian Kemp. Clearly, in this critical race between a white, southern man and a black, professional, and educated woman, the only reason these while women voted for the archnemesis of Democrat women is because they’re all racist.
Yet Robert Francis “Beto” O'Rourke, the latest Democrat candidate who has reporters swooning, lost to incumbent Senator Ted Cruz with the backing of almost 60% of white women and a treasury that outspent Cruz by up to $30 million. How could these supposedly racist white women vote for a Hispanic man whose family immigrated to this nation legally with a story of the American Dream?
In the case of the Caucasian Chick Caucus going for Cruz, angry feminists spewed that white women were “foot soldiers of the patriarchy.” By now, we hope that these hundreds of thousands of female voters have had their apron strings untied and they’re released from their caveman husbands. While the Women’s March of the Left Ladies hoists the banner of feminism high, what they’re peddling is anything but feminism. The women on the Left seem to be a mass of malcontents who view every man through some experience of betrayal dripping with anger toward all who don’t echo the same sentiments.
Feminism was originally the theory that both sexes are equal in their political, economic, and societal rights and function. It was and is supposed to be about the advocacy of feminine independence and the fair treatment of women. Well, the only modern women who use that approach are on the Right side of the political spectrum.
When a progressive gal talks about reproductive rights and free birth control, the female voters on the Right hear, “I want abortion on demand and the government to be my caretaker with free contraception and abortion services.” When angry Democrat females verbally assault men as privileged oppressors, the women on the Right have the capacity to bring to mind most men they’ve known through life — husband, father, brother, friend, co-worker, etc. — to understand that, while there are certainly some scoundrels with XY chromosomes, most have roles of personal and professional significance that just don’t fit the truly despicable portrayal by the Left.
It’s a serious miscalculation for leftists to make feminism and progressivism mutually exclusive. In the Brett Kavanaugh trial by pitchfork and torches, Democrats broadcast to the world that “all women” were in solidarity with their despicable tactics. That strategy yielded Republican gains in the Senate.
Democrats can only redefine feminism to fit their politics, not reality. It often works because it’s based on emotion and rooted in the hatred of Donald Trump. It’s especially effective among college-educated women living in urban-suburban areas — women who subscribe to this perverted observance of feminism that demands that the government serve as source and sustenance while marginalizing almost all men.
In reality, the authentically independent women who are treated as equals are leading on the Right. These are the candidates and elected officials who articulate economic policy that focuses on free markets, individual empowerment, and attainment with an emphasis on self-reliance, not becoming more dependent upon the government for any list of government-funded and controlled services.
It’s Republican women like UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, Senator-elect Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, Governor-elect Kristi Noem of South Dakota, and Congresswoman-elect Carol Miller of West Virginia who focus on real policy issues. None of these women ran on the treadmill of tired identity politics that beats down men while, essentially, clamoring for the government to be their key provider.
Election cycles will come and go. The 2020 elections are sure to contain higher stakes, louder rhetoric, and even more hate coming from the ever-aggrieved Left. But a critical difference will always remain between Democrats and Republicans, both male and female: Leftists strive for equality at the finish line with blame and shame as key ingredients for failure. Republicans strive for equality at the starting line with the expectation that the outcomes are best when self-determined and fueled by personal responsibility. Both men and women can appreciate that.