GOP, Conservatives Wage War on the 'War on Women'

Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 01:27 PM

By Jennifer G. Hickey

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Republicans and conservative groups are waging war on the "war against women."

"We need to name and shame Democrats who play the 'war on women' game," former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina told Breitbart News about the June launch of the UP Project, a Super PAC focused on reaching women at the grassroots level.

The UP Project stands for "Unlocking Potential" will aims to support and mobilize Republicans by directly taking on the Democratic narrative on women's issues.

In an interview with CNN's S.E. Cupp, Fiorina said her PAC was a direct response to the Democrats campaign strategy.

"And the idea really came to me when I spoke at CPAC [Conservative Political Action Committee] earlier this year. In my speech, I took on the 'war on women' directly, and the response was overwhelming. I heard from so many women saying this is what they needed. It can help deliver their messages and provide resources to get them mobilized," Fiorina said.

According to Gallup, President Barack Obama beat Republican Mitt Romney with female voters in the 2012 election by 56 percent to 44 percent, while Romney won among men by 54 percent to 46 percent. That total 20-point gender gap represented the largest Gallup recorded since it began compiling the vote by major subgroups in 1952.

In Michigan, former Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land, who is running against Democrat Rep. Gary Peters for the Senate seat left vacant by the retirement of Carl Levin, directly addressed the issue in an April television ad mocking the war on women.

The ad, which is titled "Really," pokes fun at Peters for saying she is anti-woman.

"Really? Think about that for a moment. I might know a little bit more about women than Gary Peters," Land quips in the ad.

I Am Created Equal is another organization which aims to frame health care and contraception as issues of freedom.

This election cycle, the group has produced several ads in key Senate campaigns, including a recent radio ad attacking Colorado Democratic Sen. Mark Udall.

"I have to ask, Sen. Udall, why do you get your underwear all in a bundle about women and birth control?" I Am Created Equal founder Laura Carno asks in the ad. "Do you honestly think we need the government to make these choices for us?"

Conservative women also have launched a counter to the liberal PAC Emily's List. Maggie's List says its goal is to promote the candidates "whose policy views and legislative behavior promote fiscal conservatives, less government, more personal responsibility and strong national security."

Related Stories:


© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Kay Hagan a No-Show for Final Senate Debate With Thom Tillis

Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 22:59 PM

With North Carolina Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan a no-show, Republican challenger Thom Tillis on Tuesday night faced an emp . . .

Republican Senate Likely, Say Election Experts

Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 21:42 PM

With 13 days to go until nationwide elections on Nov. 4, several distinguished (and non-partisan) election experts on a  . . .

Florida Debate: Gov. Scott Slams Charlie Crist for Flip-Flops

Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 21:31 PM

Florida Gov. Rick Scott blasted Democratic challenger and former Gov. Charlie Crist on Tuesday for saying whatever he th . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved