Freaked out by the recent revelation that he is losing the women vote by 19 points in recent polls….Mitt Romney decides to do what he’s done this entire election – he lies. And finally – the media is starting to call him out on it. It’s ironic that Romney would try to court the women vote so overtly after his own people TODAY said that they weren’t sure if they supported fair pay for women.
This guy is desperate…he sees how women are responding to the various positions that he has taken regarding women’s issues like wanting to eliminate Planned Parenthood, supported a corporations ability to not cover birth control for women if they had “moral objections”, supports a constitutional amendment that defines life as happening at conception, etc. Well – now that Rick Santorum has dropped out of the race – HE REALLY CARES. Honest. Just look at how many women he has standing behind him to prove it.
“These are just some statistics to show just how severe the war on women has been by virtue of the president’s failed policies. The number of jobs — this is an amazing statistic — the percentage of jobs lost by women in the president’s three years — three and a half years — 92.3 percent of all the jobs lost during the Obama years have been lost by women! … Now the president says, ‘Oh, I didn’t cause this recession.’ That’s true. He just made it worse and made it last longer. And because it lasted longer, more and more women lost jobs.
What president has the worst record on female labor force participation? Barack Obama! In History! We’ve gone back 20 years! The progress that has been made of more women getting into the work force has been stepped back 20 years by virtue of this president’s policies.
This president will do in his campaign anything he can to deflect from his record … [of] 92 percent of the people who have lost their jobs being women in this country. When he says, ‘Oh, there’s a war on women,’ let’s bring him back to the fact it is the real war on women that has been waged by his economic policies.”
Politifact rates his statements mostly false:
The first problem we find with Saul’s tweet is that it begins counting job losses the first month Obama was in office. We have taken points off previous claims for blaming officeholders for situations that existed at the beginning of their administrations, before their policies have had time to take effect. One could reasonably argue that January 2009 employment figures are more a result of President George W. Bush’s policies, at least as far as any president can be blamed or credited for private-sector hiring.
Politico says Romney “fumbled” with his attempt to attack the President:
Beyond the obvious attempt to appeal to women through optics, signs and surrogates, Romney himself acknowledged during a Wednesday morning Fox News interview that he has work to do.
Asked how he’ll counter the argument that he’s a “rich, out-of-touch guy,” Romney said the campaign has reached a point at which he can start over.
“We have some time ahead, seven months in a general election campaign,” he said. “People will get to know me better, and they’ll get to know [Obama] better, as well, and they’ll look at his record, which ultimately is the record upon which a campaign is going to be waged. But the person I’m out of touch with is Barack Obama. I’m in touch with the American people.”
And at the close of his 17-minute address in Hartford, Romney invited his supporters — women standing behind him to make the TV shot, while the mostly male audience is kept, literally, out of the picture — to help him make his case.
Notice that Mitt Romney uses women as props behind him to showcase just how much he cares about women’s issues. Don’t worry ladies – Mitt Romney cares about the issues that matter to women…just look at the 7 women who he has allowed to stand behind him. If that doesn’t prove it – I don’t know what does.
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