DNC War on Women Intensifies

Discussion in 'Politics' started by JamesL, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. JamesL


    Female employees of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) earn significantly less than their male counterparts, a Washington Free Beacon analysis has found.

    A review of salary data filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) revealed that the DNC paid female staff members $501 less on average than male staffers in July 2012, a difference of 15 percent.

    The DNC’s 119 female employees earned $3,342 on average in the month of July, compared to $3,843 for its 113 male employees. On an annualized basis, the average female DNC employee would earn roughly $6,000 less than her male coworkers.

    The median female salary ($2,926) for July was also about 15 percent less than the median male salary ($3,370).

    The results are consistent with those of other Free Beacon reviews of salary data for the White House, Democratic members of Congress, and President Obama’s re-election campaign.

    In 2011, female White House employees made about 18 percent less than their male counterparts, the Free Beacon found.

    More than a dozen Democratic Senators paid their female staff members at least 20 percent less than male staffers during that same period.

    The Obama campaign’s recent filings with the FEC revealed that it paid women more than 5 percent less than men during the months of May and June.

    Such findings undermine the concerted effort by the Democratic Party to portray Republicans as waging a “war on women.”

    In June, Senate Democrats levied the charge against the GOP for opposing the so-called “Paycheck Fairness Act,” a bill that would make it easier for trial lawyers to file lucrative class action lawsuits over claims of gender pay discrimination.

    Critics called the legislation “an employment act for trial lawyers,” noting that the trial lawyer industry is the top source of campaign contributions for all but five members of the Senate Democratic caucus.

    The pay disparity among DNC employees is particularly striking given that DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D., Fla.) has been one of the most vocal propagators of the “war on women” charge.

    Wasserman Schultz has been making the claim for more than a year. During one of her first public appearances after being named DNC chair in April 2011, she derided the GOP for waging a “war on women.”

    “It’s just so hard for me to grasp how [Republicans] could be so anti-women as they are,” she said in May 2011.

    Earlier this year, Wasserman Shultz berated Republicans for their opposition to the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, a predecessor to the Paycheck Fairness Act that made it easier for women to sue their employers for pay discrimination.

    “The focus of the Republican party on turning back the clock for women really is something that’s unacceptable, and shows how callous and insensitive they are towards women’s priorities,” she said on CNN’s State of the Union in April.

    Just days after Wasserman Shultz made those remarks, DNC communications director Brad Woodhouse told Slate’s Dave Weigel that the DNC has “not been running a campaign based on the term ‘war on women.’”

    Woodhouse did not return a request for comment.

    The DNC has also been caught up in the recent controversy surrounding the uniforms worn by this year’s United States Olympic team. The uniforms were made in China by prominent Obama donor Ralph Lauren’s clothing company. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) said the appropriate solution would be to “put them in a big pile and burn them and start all over again.”

    Since 2008, Lauren has donated more than $35,000 to the DNC, though it is unclear if the DNC intends to return the tainted money.
  2. pspr


    Obama screws everybody he can. He just says he doesn't and the fools believe him.
  3. Ricter


    You appear to be confirming the importance of pay equity, so in trade I'll concede the DNC's hypocrisy on the issue.
  4. wildchild


    Obama has invited Jay Z to the White House several times, and Jay Z has taken him up on the offer.

    Lets get Jay Z's take on women. This is Obama's idea of role model.

    Uh, uh, uh, uh, it's big pimpin' baby
    It's big pimpin', spendin' G's Feel me,
    uh huh uh, uh huh

    You know I thug 'em, fuck 'em, love 'em, leave 'em
    'Cause I don't fuckin' need 'em
    Take 'em out the hood, keep 'em lookin good
    But I don't fuckin' feed 'em
    First time they fuss I'm breezin'
    Talki'n 'bout, what's the reasons?
    I'm a pimp in every sense of the word, bitch
    Better trust than believe 'em
    In the cut where I keep 'em
    Till I need a nut, till I need to beat the guts
    Then it's, beep beep and I'm pickin' 'em up
    Let 'em play with the dick in the truck
    Many chicks wanna put Jigga fist in cuffs
    Divorce him and split his bucks
    Just because you got good head,
    I'ma break bread So you can be livin' it up
    Shit I parts with nothin', y'all be frontin'
    Me give my heart to a woman
    Not for nothin', never happen
    I'll be forever mackin'
    Heart cold as assassins,
    I got no passion I got no patience and I hate waitin'
    Hoe get yo' ass in and let's
    R I I I I I I D E
    Check 'em out now

    Hey Obama, what if this guy was talking about your daughter you fraud.
  5. Arnie


    If Obama had a son, he would rap just like that.

  6. JamesL


    If Obama had a son, he would be dead. Don't you remember?
  7. You know if a republican was tight with a scumbag like this rapper, the media would be demanding to know if he supported it, force him to denounce them, etc. Not holding my breath for them to say a thing about it to Obama. Might be racist.
  8. pspr


    And God told man that he would find obedient women in all four corners of the world. Then he made the earth round and laughed and laughed. ~ Unknown
  9. The Odumbo campaign's war on women continues.

    Senator Famous for Joking About Rape Campaigns for Obama, Biden

    Daniel Halper
    August 23, 2012 12:29 PM

    Earlier this week, Senator Al Franken of Minnesota joined Vice President Joe Biden for a campaign event in Minnesota.

    "Biden got plenty of support from Minnesota Democrats," PostBulletin.com reports. "Sen. Al Franken praised Obama for pushing the health care law, saying it will help more seniors get help paying for prescriptions and will ensure Medicare's solvency for an additional eight years."

    But before Franken was a senator he was a writer on the TV show Saturday Night Live. Then, he famously joked about raping CBS reporter Lesley Stahl.

    As New York magazine reported in 1995, from a writing session that the reporter sat in on:

    Franken: “And, ‘I give the pills to Lesley Stahl. Then, when Lesley’s passed out, I take her to the closet and rape her.’ Or, ‘That’s why you never see Lesley until February.’ Or, ‘When she passes out, I put her in various positions and take pictures of her.’”

    With the national conversation now turning to women's issues as a result of the bizarre and offensive comments by Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin over the weekend, it seems a bit odd that Vice President Biden would take the stage with Franken, considering his own lack of sensitivity to the horrors of rape.

  10. wildchild


    The keynote speaker at the Dem Convention is Bill Clinton - An Accused Rapist.
    #10     Aug 23, 2012