Ann Romney’s disgusting appeal to the female vote

In her speech at the convention, Ann Romney said that women “care” more than men, that society treats women unfairly and forces them to work harder than men, and that “single … mothers hold this country together.”

Mrs. Romney, along with the GOP which approved her speech, has inadvertently demonstrated once again why women should not have the vote and should not have prominent positions in politics. Because once women have the vote, they become a separate constituency with interests separate from those of men. This inevitably results (1) in female emotionalism and female resentment becoming central in politics; (2) in everyone bowing down at the altar of the mistreated, overworked “moms” of America, who are thus turned into a new type of oppressed ubermensch; and (3) in women as a group demanding substantive equality with men as a group. In short, sexual socialism.

And, as with all socialist egalitarian schemes, some equal humans are more equal than others. Thus women, according to Ann Romney, work harder than men, care more about the good of society than men, and represent the “best of America,” which men do not. Thus women, under Obamacare, get free contraceptive pills and services, with zero co-pay, as an absolute “right”—a right granted to no other “health care” need.

Republicans say they believe in a free society. But the truth is that women’s political equality is incompatible with a free society, because women’s political equality moves society irresistibly in the direction of socialism.

Mrs. Romney said in her speech:

Sometimes I think that late at night, if we were all silent for just a few moments and listened carefully, we could hear a great collective sigh from the moms and dads across America who made it through another day, and know that they’ll make it through another one tomorrow. But in that end of the day moment, they just aren’t sure how.

And if you listen carefully, you’ll hear the women sighing a little bit more than the men. It’s how it is, isn’t it?

It’s the moms who always have to work a little harder, to make everything right.

It’s the moms of this nation—single, married, widowed—who really hold this country together. We’re the mothers, we’re the wives, we’re the grandmothers, we’re the big sisters, we’re the little sisters, we’re the daughters.

You know it’s true, don’t you? You’re the ones who always have to do a little more.

You know what it’s like to work a little harder during the day to earn the respect you deserve at work and then come home to help with that book report which just has to be done. You know what those late night phone calls with an elderly parent are like and the long weekend drives just to see how they’re doing. You know the fastest route to the local emergency room and which doctors actually answer the phone when you call at night.

You know what it’s like to sit in that graduation ceremony and wonder how it was that so many long days turned into years that went by so quickly.

You are the best of America. You are the hope of America. There would not be an America without you.

Tonight, we salute you and sing your praises.

I’m not sure if men really understand this, but I don’t think there’s a woman in America who really expects her life to be easy. In our own ways, we all know better!

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Gintas writes:

I never expect anything good from the GOP, and I am never disappointed. Even McDonald’s food is better than the hogwash pumped out of the GOP bilges.

LA replies:

That is true. McDonald’s food is sometimes tasty and satisfying (I hope Laura Wood is not too shocked that I said that). Can the same ever be said of the GOP?

A reader writes:

When Ann Romney said the subject of her speech was “love,” I burst out laughing. In the film, Thank You For Smoking (from the novel by Christopher Buckley), a young boy learns to become the same, shallow, glib conscienceless creep as his father, a tobacco lobbyist.

The tobacco lobbyist is kidnapped by some anti-tobacco zealots who plaster him with nicotine patches. The scene is intercut with a scene of his son participating in a classroom debate. To show that the son has absorbed the lessons of his father, the boy says “We could talk about capitalism, but what I want to talk about is: Love.”

The entire film is on YouTube, relevant section is part six, it starts at 4:13.

This sums up the convention for me. There has been no direct confrontation of Obama. The damage of the past four years and the ruin we are hurtling toward are scarcely discussed. Christie was a disappointment. I don’t care about his Sicilian mother. I care about finding a job.

The convention is inauthentic, run by the same gang that will fail in the off chance Obama is not reelected. Compare Christie’s speech with Reagan’s acceptance speech. Just the visuals are tellingly different. Reagan radiates strength, wisdom and conviction. Christie radiates what exactly?

James N. writes:

Both Rick Santorum and Ann Romney praised “single moms” in their speeches, and Scott Walker did so by implication with his anecdote about a “mom” who could feed her children after his reforms in Wisconsin got her a job.

Although there are (a few) women who can pull this off and some who have no choice, the vast majority of “single moms” voluntarily condemn their children to lives of grinding poverty and enormous physical danger.

That this taxon has become a term of approbation, and at a “conservative” event, no less, is a sign of the times. To quote Jeanine in Ghostbusters—“it’s a sign, all right—a going out of business sign.”

LA replies:

In that connection, see the other entry today, “Republicans think they want to win, but they really want to lose; they think they want to live, but they really want to die.”

Posted by Lawrence Auster at August 29, 2012 03:23 PM | Send

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