Fox News’ “Happening Now” invited National Review editor and columnist Jonah Goldberg on to discuss Democrats’ difficulties in attracting women voters ahead of the 2014 midterm election. Goldberg told host Jon Scott that the Democratic strategy of harping on the “War on Woman” was “demeaning and sexist” in that it treated all women as though they had the same, narrow priorities. (RELATED: Tina Brown: Obama Doesn’t Make Women Feel Safe)
This is one of my great frustrations with the way a lot of people talk about the “War on Women.” First of all, this idea that women, who are the majority of the country and a majority of the electorate, are somehow this homogeneous group who only vote on these very narrow birth control issues is sort of demeaning and sexist if you think about it. But Republicans let the mainstream media get away with this, they let Democrats get away with it.
Mitt Romney carried married women by a wide margin. Mitt Romney carried white women by a wide margin. The idea that all women vote as a bloc is ridiculous. Minorities are disproportionately Democrats for all sorts of reasons we can discuss, and therefore it follows that minority women would be too, and it skews the data a little bit. But we talk about these things as if there is only one way to appeal to women which is essentially ridiculous, and I wish the Republicans were better at pushing back against that.