Guilt-tripping identity politics is being seen for what it is – a dead horse.
The Trojan Horse is chipping, weakening and beginning to collapse, leaving huddles hiding behind its cramped walls both visible and shamed by extravagant claims of a War on Women. Their plans to divide and conquer with quarrels about contraception and rabid pro-abortion enticements have clearly failed.
Laughter filled a room when New York State Democratic Congressional candidate, Martha Robertson made assertions about a “War against Women” during a debate last month. The laughter pleaded for an answer, “Are you serious – is that all you have?”
In the end, her Republican opponent, Tom Reed, turned her claims upside down with a 26 point victory.
Meanwhile in TX, Wendy Davis, best known for her filibuster effort to hold the passing of a bill making abortion illegal after 20 weeks gestation, experienced a mammoth loss. The final total was 59% for her Republican opponent, Greg Abbott, and 39% for Davis. And she failed miserably in securing the female vote – by nine points.
However, women came to the forefront in record-breaking fashion. Republican Joni Ernst became the first woman to represent Iowa in the U.S. Senate and the first female combat veteran to serve in the Senate. She had practically dared her opponents to pull the war-on-women card: “I have been to war, and if the Democrats are going to use that war, they had better do it to honor those men and women because those men and women have fought every day to defend our freedoms," she said.
Turning to the state of Utah, Mia Love became the first black Republican Congresswoman. And back to New York, Republican Elise Stefanik, at age 30, has become the youngest woman elected to Congress in history.
The mid-term election alone has reinforced what we have already known -- Americans respect and trust women when their policies bring relief to a languishing nation. Guilt-tripping identity politics is being seen for what it is – a dead horse.