published Friday, August 2nd, 2013

Hart: Who really has a war on women?

By Ron Hart

President Obama gave a stem-winder of a speech last week. He reminded me of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Kim Jung Un or Fidel Castro, talking forever and egotistically veering off on repetitive, odd tangents in front of a staged audience.

His speech did have a new spin on his old theme of blaming Republicans. He referred to the IRS targeting of conservatives, Benghazi, and the NSA snooping as “phony scandals.” If anyone knows how to conjure up a “phony scandal,” it’s Obama and his O-bots. Remember the narrative the media advanced for them that Mitt Romney and the Republicans had a “War on Women”?

Democrats go through campaign slogans like Taylor Swift goes through boyfriends. Recall Sandra Fluke (the woman who could not afford $18 a month for birth control but who could pay $80,000 a year to attend Georgetown Law School) and her manufactured drama. Dems then targeted what they called the “birth control moms” demographic. These are moms who value birth control but apparently don’t know how to use it. Against all evidence, they were made to feel that Mitt Romney and the GOP were going to take away their birth control.

Democrats are allowed to paint the narrative that they are better to women. I do not want to mock the myth that defines Democrats (but it is kind of what I do), but let’s look at the way major Democrats treat women:

Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.): The Chappaquiddick swim champion left a young campaign worker to drown — another successful E-Harmony date. After that he became the Democrat “Lion of the Senate.”

Bill Clinton (D-Ark.): Numerous affairs and allegations of rape. After biting Juanita Broderick’s lip, he callously told her to put ice on it as he left. Clinton has disappointed more chubby women than Weight Watchers. Any politician who survives womanizing to get reelected should pay the Clintons royalties.

Gov. Eliot Spitzer (D-N.Y.) resigned in disgrace when it was discovered that he was hiring expensive hookers for “dangerous” sex acts. This was the most embarrassing thing to happen to a governor since Arnold Schwarzenegger did “Kindergarten Cop.” Spitzer went after prostitution while he was New York Attorney General (maybe it was a customer complaint case). The hypocrisy has no end. Republican David Vitter paid $300 for a New Orleans hooker and Larry Craig trolled for gay sex in an airport bathroom stall, but Spitzer paid $4,300 an hour. Even in shenanigans, Republicans are more fiscally responsible.

Mayor McCheese Bob Filner (D-Calif.), ex-California Congressman and current San Diego Mayor: He huddled with advisors to see just how little time he would have to pretend to be in sex rehab in order to avoid depositions for sexual harassment. Like Weiner, he refuses to resign. Also like Weiner, he comes from another facility for sexual addictions: Congress.

Then there is DNC spokesperson and former Democrat Congressman Anthony Weiner. He takes the cake on creepy with his sexting and sending unsolicited “selfies.”

There are other Democrats, too numerous to make fun of in this column, with similar misogynistic issues. To name just a few: John Edwards, New York Gov. David Paterson, New Jersey Sen. Menendez, the Most Reverend Jesse Jackson, etc.

Those who seek political fame seem to be prone to self-destructive, delusional proclivities. They surround themselves with sycophants who reinforce their “righteousness.” The perpetual adulation given to a person who is willing to do anything for power and fame eventually leads to his demise. In the case of Democrats, it is more acute — and prevalent. They proceed under the illusion that they are saving the world and performing heroically for the poor or disaffected, albeit with someone else’s money. The leftist media seldom hold them to account like they do Republicans, thus this false “War on Women” that has been pinned on the GOP.

In this trumped-up “War on Women,” actions speak louder than words. Watch what politicians do, not what they say.

Ron Hart is a syndicated op-ed humorist, award-winning author and TV/radio commentator. Email or visit

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Rickaroo said...

This article is just too silly for words. To use the sexcapades of Democrats as evidence of a Democratic "war on women" is nothing but a smokescreen to obscure the war on women that truly IS being waged by the GOP. It might have some bite to it if it weren't for the undeniable fact that Republicans are not to be outdone in the arena of outrageous adulterous/promiscous sexual conduct. I'm not going to waste my time listing all the names of the many Republicans over the years who have been guilty of their own sordid, sadistic dalliances of adultery and sexual perversions. If I did I would easily use up the 3000 character limit just compiling the list!

Mr.Hart might Fancy himself a humorist but being a humorist for the right is like being a court jester - his pitiful attempts at humor are not really funny but somebody's gotta try to make the elitist, entitled "nobility" of the Grand Old Party (of rich old white guys and their boot licking peons) laugh.

August 2, 2013 at 11:47 a.m.
SisterSledge said...

Hart is the best writer th CTFP has!

August 2, 2013 at 1:28 p.m.
SisterSledge said...

Rickaroo, you liberal bloggers in your parents basement really ought to have time to read the actual column. Hart mentions Arnold Schwartzeneeger, Sen Vitter and Larry Craig--all GOP'er. As a libertarian, he is as fair as they get. He is also very funny. I real him in Real Clear Politics where they do not edit his humor as much. The local paper is lucky to have him.

August 2, 2013 at 1:45 p.m.
Rickaroo said...

"Hart is the best writer th CTFP has!" - SisterSledge

Sure thing, sister. Hart is the best-est writer ever! And Ayn Rand is the world's greatest novelist.

There's no denying that Hart writes with a degree of wit, but it's his philosophy behind what he says that sucks. Ayn Rand also had an obvious flair for writing that was commendable but it was her heavy handed, unsubtle preachiness in hitting the reader over the head with her personal politics and half-baked philosophy of libertarian objectivism that was so nauseating.

I did read Hart's article in its entirety. I always read something fully before commenting on it. The point he was trying to make still falls short of making any sense. As usual, the right wing-nuts can only blow smoke screens to try to cover up their own massive failures and heinous actions.

As far as me being a "liberal blogger in (my) parents' basement," you boring and unoriginal liberal bashers really need to think about retiring that clichéd saying. It doesn't fit, like, 99.99% of the time. I'm 63. I moved away from home at the age of 18 and never went back. Furthermore, I have ALWAYS taken care of myself. I moved in with my Mom 3 years ago, though, not to depend on her, but to take care of her until she died. I tell you what.... I won't accuse you of having your head up your a-hole if you will stop mindlessly repeating that worn out, not to mention inaccurate, cliché about liberals living in their parents' basement. If you're going to try to insult someone, at least be original about it.

August 2, 2013 at 2:15 p.m.
armhula said...

4 likes. nuff said... That's because people aren't as dumb as the Spending Cuts to Education would like them to stay. And our memory is not as weakened by Lead poisoning as closing the EPA would achieve.

This guy glosses over the time the so-called "Conservative" Achillean Radio hero (Limbaugh} called Ms. Fluke a "B" shooting a poison dart into the foot of the moral-Paternalist narrative he so fervently was attempting to weave into the public converstation. It seems every time a hero of the far right "speaks from his heart" they consistently reveal their own embarrassing inconsistencies, losing our confidences all the while. (hence 4 likes)

Limbaugh successfully alienated the female vote long before Romney could successfully lodge his shoe 47% into his own mouth. Obama didn't make either of these guys say those things.

Their desperate hatred for him did.

August 3, 2013 at 11:32 a.m.
SisterSledge said...

Hart's last column has 175 Likes and was in Real Clear Politics. Not sure anyone reads the CTFP website but you liberal bloggers.

You liberals really should not be so mean to libertarians. They are aligned with you on major issues. When you go off with character attacks with DNC talking points on folks you lose your gravitas.

Hart is quite good, and reminds me of PJ O'Rourke....except from Tennessee.

August 6, 2013 at 1:20 p.m.
armhula said...

If you're hoping to deplore character attacks, opening with "you liberals...who live in basements" then you've perfectly demonstrated a simple observation: hypocrisy.

You don't know me. You don't know Rick. You don't know how we've voted in the past 10 years. You don't know what sites we've read or don't read. Yet you openly and intentionally speak as if you did. You speak as though you hope a reader will take what you've said at face value and ignore all our comments, whose points you've thus far avoided.

You've accused us of living in basements, then in your next breath, of "character bashing."

You have "spoken from your heart" and swallowed your shoe. It's that funny; but it's not funny, because you don't even see that. Do you?

August 7, 2013 at 1:33 p.m.
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