Democrats Play Misogyny Card to Beat Republicans in Minnesota
ST. PAUL – October 21, 2018
With just a little more than two weeks left before the midterm elections, the war of compromising material is underway, and the Democrats have been the first to use it in the political struggle against the Republicans.
And Minnesota is a perfect example of this.
Democrat Angie Craig and incumbent Republican Jason Mark Lewis are the two candidates for the 2nd District Congressional seat, and the mere fact that a “white conservative male” is running against a “liberal-minded woman” is enough for Democrats to start speculating.
Former radio talk show host and political analyst Lewis, 55, who has been serving as a Minnesota Representative since January 3, 2017, is known for being a hardline conservative. During his previous electoral campaign, Lewis wasn’t afraid to approve Trump’s agenda in a “traditionally Democratic” state, which Minnesota had always been. Along with New York and Illinois, Minnesota (with its 10 electoral votes) was among the only Democratic strongholds in the Great Lakes region.
It definitely took Lewis a lot of courage to stand against the Democratic agenda in his home state back in 2016, and the Democrats, in turn, tried to use his views to discredit him.
As was revealed by Democrat-sympathizing media, six years ago, Lewis allegedly said the following words (caught on tape) about women, which were later used against him by his Democratic opponents to annihilate his reputation:
Does a woman now have the right to behave — and I know there’s a double standard between the way men chase women and running and running around — you know, I’m not going to get there, but you know what I’m talking about. But it used to be that women were held to a little bit of a higher standard… We required modesty from women. Now, are we beyond those days where a woman can behave as a slut, but you can’t call her a slut?... One of the reasons that the Democrats love the quote unquote female issue is because they know women vote more liberally than men do. Now you could say in a very, very sexist, misogynistic way that “Well, that’s because women just don’t understand money. They don’t understand, they’re — they don’t handle finances. They’re guided by emotion, not reason. Why, that’s why they didn’t have the vote for a full century in the country.”
Just look at how Democrats turn things upside down! What Lewis allegedly said was that women serve as a core electorate for the Democrats, so they do everything to please them, even on behalf of men voters.
Yet, is this a wrong and shameful thing to state, regarding the fact that women, in general, support the Democrats more than men? For example, 54 % of women supported Clinton two years ago, while only 42 % of them voted for Trump? It’s a “scientific fact.”
Defending the conservative American lifestyle of the good ol’ 1950’s, Lewis said he would require “modesty” from women, which is considered nowadays to be true a electoral sin for any politician running against the Democrats. Yet, from the point of view of a regular person, these remarks have nothing offensive in them at all.
Lewis is also often criticized by the Democrats for his views on LGBT issues, as he once stated,
I’m still not convinced that it’s a great idea for children to grow up with two moms or two dads. Call me a Neanderthal. I’m not saying it’s bad. I don’t know. There haven’t been some longitudinal long-term studies on this. But we’ve rushed to this judgment that growing up with two mommies is a wonderful experience. I don’t know. Maybe it’s not so wonderful. Maybe it could harm the kid.
The Republican candidate has also stated that prohibitions on same-sex marriage “were not discriminatory against gay people, because they would still be free to marry those of the opposite sex.” Fair enough from the point of view of many conservative Americans, Mr. Lewis!
Is this a bad thing to say? Certainly not. Unfortunately, Democrats prefer to be emotionally triggered more than they care about the U.S. economy and other key issues of the political sphere. Lewis, in his turn, proposes to cut spending over “political games” if elected, and this probably angers the Democrats even more than his remarks about women and LGBT activists.