These two themes are clashing in American politics right now. It is the “War on Women” vs the “War for Jobs”.
The democrats are betting that the war on women will split women from the GOP. Its genesis comes from the Rush Limbaugh verbal barbs against Sandra Fluke.
The democrats have been tweeting on that issue.
The push back from the GOP has been to focus on jobs. Today many of their tweets were on that subject. They feel that families hurting from the poor economy is a bigger concern to women than social issues.
Tweets – War on Women.
— SEIU (@SEIU) March 8, 2012
It's International Women's Day: Happy ceiling-shattering. pic.twitter.com/a0tHYucY
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) March 8, 2012
— Senator Harry Reid (@SenatorReid) March 9, 2012
Today is International Women's Day–to every woman & girl across the globe, know your power! http://t.co/iyZb2xfH
— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) March 8, 2012
— D Wasserman Schultz (@DWStweets) March 8, 2012
Happy International Women's Day to Sandra Fluke & all the women who've dared to speak & have their opinions respected! http://t.co/AI3rpOiH
— Luis V. Gutierrez (@RepGutierrez) March 8, 2012
Want to stay current on who’s dropped Rush and who still advertises on his show? The link below is updated… http://t.co/5Ckw5cvi
— Rep.George Miller (@askgeorge) March 6, 2012
— Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) March 8, 2012
— Jan Schakowsky (@janschakowsky) March 2, 2012
— Raul M. Grijalva (@RepRaulGrijalva) March 8, 2012
— Senator Patty Murray (@MurrayCampaign) February 17, 2012
— Sen. Barbara Boxer (@SenatorBoxer) March 8, 2012
— Debbie Stabenow (@stabenow) March 1, 2012
— Senator Dick Durbin (@SenatorDurbin) March 6, 2012
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) February 15, 2012
Tweets – War for Jobs.
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) March 8, 2012
Calling on the federal government to write-down the mortgage principal for those families whose homes are underwater. http://t.co/Li2DyBJ7
— Congressman Nadler (@RepJerryNadler) March 7, 2012
Districts/unions need to work together & reward great teachers & principals for taking on tough assignments in schools w/high turnover #crdc
— Arne Duncan (@arneduncan) March 6, 2012
— Paul Ryan (@RepPaulRyan) March 8, 2012
— Jim DeMint (@JimDeMint) March 8, 2012
— Allen West (@AllenWest) March 8, 2012
Proud to vote for the JOBS Act(HR3606) to spur economic growth and job creation by improving access to capital markets for small businesses
— Rep. Paul Gosar, DDS (@RepGosar) March 8, 2012
VIDEO: President Obama Lobbying Against Jobs http://t.co/Mh3mJ9RD
— JohnCornyn (@JohnCornyn) March 8, 2012
I oppose climate change legislation that raises taxes and costs for American families and businesses http://tinyurl.com/23tpfxg
— Mary Fallin (@RepMaryFallin) August 12, 2010
— Dave Camp (@RepDaveCamp) March 8, 2012
— Rep. Kristi Noem (@RepKristiNoem) March 8, 2012
— Eric Cantor (@RepEricCantor) March 8, 2012
— US Rep. Mike Turner (@RepMikeTurner) March 8, 2012
I am disappointed that my colleagues in the Senate voted down two proposals to speed up approval of the #KeystoneXL pipeline today.
— Senator Pat Toomey (@SenToomey) March 8, 2012
Disheartening that POTUS is lobbying members to oppose Admt approving #KeystoneXL. Project would create thousands of jobs & boost OH manuf
— Rob Portman (@senrobportman) March 8, 2012