Although the phony “War on Women” meme invented by Democrats seems to have finally been discredited, the Karl Rove-backed SuperPac -- American Crossroads -- isn’t waiting in the wings. As it happens, the right-leaning activist group released yet another advertisement on Wednesday showing how President Obama’s failed economic policies have disproportionately affected single, elderly, and Hispanic American women.
The fact that 800,000 women have slipped into poverty since President Obama took office is damning evidence that his fiscal policies have not only failed, but failed to help single moms, unemployed millennials, and the elderly. Sadly, too, the national unemployment rate still hovers at 8.2 percent and more than 46 million (about 1 in 7 Americans) are on food stamps, increasing 70 percent between 2007-2011. The Romney camp, not unexpectedly, will continue to make their case to the American people that the last three and a half dismal years have been characterized by ever-bigger government, chronic unemployment, higher taxes, and less economic freedom. Even the president himself acknowledged -- in a television interview with George Stephanopoulos in 2009 -- that if he didn’t have the nation’s fiscal house in order after three years there was going to be a “one term proposition.” In truth, no one denies President Obama faced enormous challenges after taking the oath of office; but with less than four months until the General Election, it’s patently obvious most Americans believe the country is not better off than it was four years ago. The American Crossroads spot, then, serves as another unwelcome reminder that Americans -- and especially women -- cannot afford another four years of this administration.
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