Nicole McCleskey

This is not a criticism of Sarah Palin. Governor Palin was herself the target of a liberal media machine desperate to see Barack Obama elected to the White House. Agree with her or not, she was elected a mayor, a governor and was on a national ticket – certainly accomplishments few others have achieved. Liberals have taken the personal and derogatory attack machine used against Sarah Palin and are attempting to turn it into mass production destruction of GOP women.

Notably, the Republican women under attack today are leading their states and the nation in markedly different and better directions than under Democrat leadership. For instance, Governors Falin and Martinez, both of whom are up for re-election this year, are among the most popular governors in the country with approval ratings in the 60-percent plus range, a testament to their policies and governing style.

The notion that Republican women can lead and succeed is anathema to liberals and threatening to their core. They have pinned their hopes on the “women’s vote” and part of the strategy is denigrating conservative females who threaten that electoral strategy.

It is a form of bullying, the implication that any woman must be stupid if she dares to disagree with liberal dogma. And it’s not just Republican women leaders who are attacked – it’s millions of women who believe that government takes too much, dare to support pro-life causes, or want greater accountability in their schools.

Democrats hypocritically express their desire for more “respect” and “fairness” for women. The most popular word in 2014 seems to be “equity.” But they do not extend that fairness and respect to Republican women. They need to be exposed for their hypocrisy and called to task for their own unfair treatment. Gender equality is a myth even in Liberal La-La Land.


Nicole McCleskey

Nicole McCleskey is a partner at Public Opinion Strategies.


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