This is a re-posting my most recent weekly column at Da Tech Guy Blog. You can view the original here: Glenn Reynolds’s Good Advice To GOP
By A.P. Dillon
Earlier this week, Glenn Reynolds gave some great advice to the GOP in his column at USA Today which blasted Obama and the Democrats pay gap hypocrisy.
If I were the GOP, I’d start running attack ads in these legislators’ home states, quoting President Obama and asking why these Democrats hate women. It just might work — and it would certainly drive home a useful lesson about bogus statistics. Which President Obama — who is now even attacking unequal dry cleaning bills — could use.
Read the whole thing.
Just prior to that paragraph, he mentioned some of the vulnerable Senators out there.
Sen. Mark Udall of Colorado pays women workers 85 cents for every dollar he pays men.
Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana pays women 88 cents on the dollar.
Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia pays women 75 cents for every dollar he pays a man.
Rep. Gary Peters pays women 67 cents for every dollar that a man makes.
And Sen. Mark Begich of Alaska pays women in his office 82 cents for every dollar that a man makes.
I’m adding North Carolina’s Kay Hagan to that list.
Hagan pays her male staffers an average of $15, 343 higher than her female ones. Page 955 of this report is where you can find Hagan’s staff salaries. According to the Washington Free Beacon, Democrat Senate female staffers made 91 cents on the dollar compared to male staffers and the female staff salary was an average of $5,500 less in the last year. Free Beacon noted that in 2011 and 2012, that was also the case. Hagan’s pay gap is nearly triple that. Tsk, tsk Kay… Kay Hagan is quite the hypocrite.
Glenn Reynolds’s column deftly mocks the gender pay gap theme. It should be mocked, it’s ridiculous. The Democrats want everyone to suck in a breath and say ‘how awful! It must be a Republican’s fault!’. A couple years ago, people did. Then the debunking happened and the glaring hypocrisy was exposed.
In trying to resurrect the pay gap theme, Obama’s base and the media are likely banging their heads on their desks. They’ve already had to defend this theme and they lost. Now they’re not fighting it, they’re joining in on the denouncing and re-debunking. I think we’re going to see a failure to re-ignite the old attacks. They just don’t play anymore. Just to underscore this point… Spin, Jay, spin!
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A.P. Dillon (Lady Liberty 1885), is a Conservative minded wife and mother living in the Triangle area of North Carolina. A.P. Dillon founded the blog LadyLiberty1885.com in 2009. After the 2012 election, she added an Instapundit style blog called The ConMom Blog. Mrs. Dillon’s writing, in addition to Da Tech Guy’s Magnificent 7, can also be found at StopCommonCoreNC.org, WatchdogWireNC and WizBang. Non-political writing projects include science fiction novellas that are, as of yet, unpublished. Her current writing project is a children’s book series.