Carol Platt Liebau
Today's op-ed in The New York Times is another tired effort on the part of a left-wing paper to gain traction against the GOP -- primarily, as the final paragraph gives away -- Mitt Romney.

It trots out the tired old trope that Republicans somehow are waging a "war on women" in large part because of their opposition to the contraceptive mandate in ObamaCare and their reluctance to fund Planned Parenthood.

The incomparable Charlotte Hays does a great job in discussing its overheated assertions; to her analysis, I'd only add that there is something incredibly sexist -- yes, sexist! -- in the Democratic coalition's implicit belief (reflected in this op/ed) that most women care primarily about their reproductive capabilities.

Nominal GDP may already be in recession territory, real unemployment is at a staggering range between 11.3% and 14.9%, the highest number of Americans ever are living in "deep poverty" and a record 1 in 7 Americans are on food stamps.  Yet the NY Times is betting that we all share a preoccupation with . . . abortion and birth control.

Hate to break it to 'em -- but it's that doubtful regular American women, sick of a stalling recovery and an administration that seems strangely impervious to it, share their monomania.

Carol Platt Liebau

Carol Platt Liebau is an attorney, political commentator and guest radio talk show host based near New York. Learn more about her new book, "Prude: How the Sex-Obsessed Culture Hurts Young Women (and America, Too!)" here.