RNC Day 2: GOP Tries To Re-write The "War On Women"
Speakers like Congressional candidate John Archer from Iowa and Rae Lynn Chorneky, president of the National Federation of Republican Women, slammed Obama for his record on women, healthcare and the economy. But those are brave cards to play when the GOP's own record on these issues have become a liability in recent weeks.
"If there is a war against women, it is President Obama who has waged it," Chorneky said.
The GOP shot itself in the foot in the war-reversal, however because the criticisms speakers levelled at the White House highlight many of their own policy weaknesses while Obama enjoys a 50 percent approval rating from women.
"We'll talk about getting government out from in-between patients and their doctors by repealing Obamacare," Archer said.
The 2012 GOP platform supports a ban on abortions with no exemptions for rape or incest. In the wake of Akin's "legitimate rape" debacle, the Republican's posture to keep government out of healthcare has lost credibility.
The economy has been the hot topic of the campaign and Chorneky claimed 850,000 women lost their jobs under the Obama administration and 92 percent of jobs lost belonged to women. While the numbers may be accurate, the cause of the decline is something the GOP doesn't want to advertise.
While the downturn hit male-dominated sectors first, female unemployment rose during Obama's term. But it was the GOP war against "wasteful spending" to layoff teachers and government workers which booted so many women out of the workforce.
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