A video released by American Crossroads today alleges that the Democrats’ much-touted “War on Women” is indeed taking place, but not by Republicans. Instead, the video goes after President Barack Obama and the Obama economy, claiming that the President’s bad economic policies, not the GOP, are the reason women in American are suffering.
The video begins with the narrator stating, “Some people say there’s a war on women, we agree.”
The dramatic video then presents a list of statistics showing that the number of women living in poverty has “skyrocketed” under President Obama.
“There is a war on women; it’s called the Obama economy,” says the narrator.
According to the video, more than 17 million women are now living in poverty in the United States, an increase of more than 800,000 since President Obama took office. Of the 17 million, 7.5 million women live in extreme poverty, the video asserts.
Congressional Democrats and President Obama have spent the summer promoting the recently passed Lilly Ledbetter Act of 2009, which amends the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to extend the filing deadline for women who pursue equal pay lawsuits, as proof that they are working to end the so-called War on Women.
The President himself has sought to pander to women on an off the campaign trail, releasing a video last month highlighting the women in his life and erroneously suggesting the Lilly Ledbetter Act will address and solve all of women’s economic problems.
However, Crossroads makes the point its video that men are still being favored in the job market, by a rate of four to one, despite the Obama administration’s aggressive campaign to deflect attention away from the economy with the War on Women.