We can expect Democrats to, once again, revive the “war on women” mantra against Republicans in 2020. It served them well in 2012, but hasn’t worked very well since then. They keep trying though.
They’re going to have a hard time pretending that Republicans hate women and that all women are Democrats next year after it was revealed last week that women make up nearly half of the individual contributions to President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign for the first three months of 2019.
The New York Post reported that “More than 45 percent of the itemized individual contributions to Trump’s campaign for the first three months of the year came from women, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, a nonpartisan research group that tracks money in US contests.”
This added up to nearly $1.5 million in contributions to Trump from women. Male donors provided just about $1.8 million for a total of more than $3.2 million.
“Individual donations were a small portion of the president’s total fundraising haul for the first quarter. He raised $30.3 million from January to March, FEC fillings show,” the Post’s Eileen Connelly reported.
Connelly also noted that just two Democrat candidates raised a higher percentage from women: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Kamala Harris (D-CA).
Fifty-three percent of Gillibrand’s $2.4 million from individual donors came from women, while 49% of Harris’ $7.4 million from itemized individual donations.
The Post spoke to Rose Bove about her support for Trump. Bove, like many Americans, give small amounts to campaigns. In the 73-year-old’s case, she gives “dribs and drabs” when she can.
“I give $3 here, $5 there,” she said.
In total, she’s given $259.65 so far, the Post reported.
“I supported him from day one,” Bove, 73, told The Post. “I support him, and I’ll help him along in this campaign in any small way that I can.”
Women typically vote for Democrats over Republicans, though the difference between men and women’s votes are not as stark as the difference between white and black votes. In 2016, 54% of women voters chose Hillary Clinton, according to CNN’s exit polls. Trump received just 41% of the women’s vote. For men, however, the votes were switched, with 52% of men voting for Trump and just 41% voting for Clinton.
That is unlikely to change much for 2020, as Democrats have painted Trump as a misogynist and abuser for the past four years.
But where Democrats fail in their outreach to women is in their pandering and assumptions that all women support liberal policies like abortion. You can see it in the media’s coverage of recent abortion bills in Georgia and Alabama, which ignore the fact that women sponsored the bills. In Georgia, female legislators voted for the bill, which bans abortion after a heartbeat is detected. Alabama has a female governor poised to sign their bill into law.
In my own experience, I remember the shock on one liberal woman’s face when I told her that not all women support abortion. Indeed, the pro-life movement is led by women, and women are the driving force behind the movement.
It’s impossible for the Left to see that not all women think abortion is part of their “health care.”