Former HP CEO, Carly Fiorina, entered the 2016 race for the White House and added her name to an already crowded Republican field that is only expected to grow over the next several months. Fiorina is currently polling at about 1% and is definitely a dark horse to win the nomination but her position in the race serves a very important purpose, whether she is aware of it or not.
Fiorina may believe she has a good shot at the Oval Office and she might be right, she is certainly an immensely qualified candidate especially when you put her record next to that of the current President. But what her candidacy also does is point out the Left’s hypocrisy when it comes to gender identity politics and women in general.
One would think that labeling Republicans as anti-woman wouldn’t work if the Republican was in fact a woman. Wrong. Democrats have already started attacking Fiorina for, you guessed it, oppressing women. The Nation ran an embarrassing article slamming Fiorina as a “failed CEO” (which she wasn’t) and trying to marginalize her by citing Sarah Palin (a completely different person). This begs the question, when will Democrats finally get over Sarah Palin? It’s been 7 years since Palin ran for political office.
The article goes on to imply that Fiorina can’t possibly attract the female vote because she is pro-life. This statement makes two incorrect assumptions. 1. It assumes that women are single issue voters that make their political decisions solely based on abortion. 2. It ignores the overwhelming evidence that the majority of the country, while they support the legality of the procedure, believes abortion is morally wrong.
What Democrats fail to understand is that their position on abortion does not fit with mainstream America. They also expose themselves as intellectually dishonest when they pretend to be the champion for women, but maliciously attack and discredit any woman who doesn’t fall in line with their agenda.