The Pseudo-war on Women

Friday, 16 March 2012 00:00 GFP Columnist - Basil Venitis
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Rush Limbaugh muses this mythical nonexistent Republican "war on women" was supposed to work. There's a reason it didn't. There are many reasons, actually. But Limbaugh thinks the primary reason why this so-called Republican war on women doesn't work, isn't working and won't work is: For three years there has been an unmitigated, non-stop Democrat war on Sarah Palin alone.

And then you throw in Michele Bachmann or any other prominent conservative woman, and there's a war on all of them by the Democrat Party with their comedians, with their elected officials. Limbaugh doesn't care what it is, there were no boundaries on this one. There has been an unmitigated war on Sarah Palin.

Love is an emotion of strong affection and personal attachment. Ayn Rand points out that to love is to value. Only a rationally selfish man, a man of self-esteem, is capable of love, because he is the only man capable of holding firm consistent uncompromising unbetrayed values. The man who does not value himself cannot value anything or anyone.

Limbaugh points out that even people who pay scant attention to politics during the course of a week, as opposed to people like you who are immersed in it, couldn't help but notice it. So here the people who are literally trying to destroy Sarah Palin for three years (make it four because let's count the year of 2008), now all of a sudden they come out and say there's a Republican war on women?

It just doesn't fly. It's sort of like the Democrats fail to dynamically score economic proposals, budgets. They use a static analysis. And by that Limbaugh means they'll propose a tax increase, and they'll just assume (this is the static analysis) that everybody will just sit there and pay it and that the amount of money they raise in tax is what they're gonna get flowing into the Treasury.

Well, dynamically that doesn't happen. Limbaugh notes dynamically people take action to avoid paying the taxes. So raising taxes never raises the revenue that they project. Well, just as in this case they have a static circumstance. They go out, create this mythical Republican war on women, and they just expect everybody to believe it, and then for there to be appropriate fallout. "No more Limbaugh. No more Republican nominee having a chance," blah, blah, blah.

And then when Obama's own polls plummet and nobody buys into the so-called war on women mounted by the Republicans, the Democrats scratch their heads. "What happened?" Just like they scratched their heads when they raised taxes and no money flows into the treasury, "Wh -- wh -- what happened?"

Because they don't account for the dynamics. And the dynamics of the Republican war on women are that they're the guys that have been waging war on Republican conservative women for three-and-a-half, four years (primarily Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann). So dynamically people say, "Wait a minute! You guys claim that somebody's running a war against you?" These are average Americans that assess this. So the left never factors the dynamics into anything, be it economic proposals or other things. You have the two sets of polling numbers, and they were devastating.

Rand asserts that love is not self-sacrifice, but the most profound assertion of your own needs and values. It is for your own happiness that you need the person you love, and that is the greatest compliment, the greatest tribute you can pay to that person.


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