For all of the blah blah blah boohooing Democrats do over gender inequality, a decent number of them – women included – apparently don’t really practice what they preach.
Yeah, I know: Yawn. But as unsurprising as that observation might be, it’s still noteworthy.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
“A group of Democratic female senators on Wednesday declared war on the so-called ‘gender pay gap,’ urging their colleagues to pass the aptly named Paycheck Fairness Act when Congress returns from recess next month. However... Of the five senators who participated in Wednesday’s press conference—Barbara Mikulski (D., Md.), Patty Murray (D., Wash.), Debbie Stabenow (D., Mich.), Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) and Barbara Boxer (D., Calif.)—three pay their female staff members significantly less than male staffers.
“Murray, who has repeatedly accused Republicans of waging a ‘war on women,’ is one of the worst offenders. Female members of Murray’s staff made about $21,000 less per year than male staffers in 2011, a difference of 35.2 percent.
“That is well above the 23 percent gap that Democrats claim exists between male and female workers nationwide. The figure is based on a 2010 U.S. Census Bureau report, and is technically accurate. However, as CNN’s Lisa Sylvester has reported, when factors such as area of employment, hours of work, and time in the workplace are taken into account, the gap shrinks to about 5 percent.”
That last point about “factors” could very well apply to the ladies (used in the loosest sense of the word) of the Senate, who might actually pay their workers based on seniority, responsibilities and other logical factors. But even if we afford them that possibility, they still stand out as two-faced liars since they quote one fact for the public and utilize another for themselves.
Again, yes, that’s less than newsworthy, considering how this is the party of notorious womanizer Bill Clinton, who seems to consider any attractive woman his personal porn star, rather like the ones in his recent impromptu photo-op at a fundraising event. Like Mikulski, Murray, Stabenow, Feinstein and Boxer, Clinton is all too willing to use women on his terms.
The same goes for Hustler’s Larry Flynt, who makes a living off of de-intellectualizing women into mere physical props. After making the news earlier this week for photoshopping a phallus into conservative commentator S.E. Cupp’s mouth due to her politics – the hardcore Democrat went on to gush that “President Obama has overperformed” and “done a marvelous job.”
Bottom line: The Democrat Party bigwigs care about women only so far as we can carry them. After we’ve outlived our usefulness – either individually or as a group – we might as well don our high heels and negligées and chain ourselves to the bedpost… if they don’t have us there already.