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Women Voted for Trump!

Women voted more for Republicans in this election than in 2012.

Despite all the media noise, women voted but did not favor Hillary Clinton in any decisive way. That is one of the reasons she lost.

From Yahoo News:

Despite sex assault allegations hounding him, fat-shaming a former beauty queen and his controversial abortion stand, a large number of women voters helped put Donald Trump in the White House.

Though his rival, Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, clinched 54 percent of the female vote, Trump was backed by 42 percent of women voters, which contributed to his stunning victory, according to CNN exit polls.

Some 53 percent of white women voters supported the Republican candidate, CNN said, the majority of them (62 percent) non-college educated.

The results upended predictions that sexist and degrading comments Trump made against women would sway female voters — who accounted for about 52 percent of the electorate Tuesday — in favor of a candidate that could have broken the glass ceiling.

Experts said the outcome is not surprising, and reflects an election in which issues about the economy, jobs and immigration were much higher on all voters’ priority list than gender issues.

Experts? Where were those experts before the election? The accusations against Trump—which were unverified or ancient history or both—were obviously designed to enhance the appeal of Hillary Clinton to women voters. But she and the media talked about the “glass ceiling” incessantly. If there were experts saying women cared more about the economy, jobs, and immigration, Hillary wasn’t listening to them. She cared more about touting the value of a female president.

Her only real reference to the economy for women was to be “for” equal pay. Many women may have been more concerned with getting a job rather than worry over the alleged “pay gap.” A law enforcing “equal pay” is useless if no one is hiring.

Of course, by “gender issues,” the news story is mainly referring to legal abortion. But not every woman thinks it should be legal to dismember a baby in the womb. Indeed, men who like to behave badly are more likely to be pro-abortion because they will be able to avoid some of the consequences of their acts of sexual immorality.

The bottom line is that Donald Trump got white women voters as much as Mitt Romney did in 2012. According to the Globe and Mail:

Given the chance to elect the first female president, U.S. women stuck roughly to their previous party preferences. Women voted for Ms. Clinton at a similar rate to their support for Mr. Obama in 2012. They gave Ms. Clinton a 12-point margin, 53 per cent to 41 per cent. Among her own demographic group, white women, Ms. Clinton was walloped by Mr. Trump 53 per cent to 43 per cent, similar to the 2012 numbers for Republican candidate Mitt Romney.

So, the fact that Hillary Clinton was female didn’t did not mean that women voted for her in large numbers. Nor did accusations against Trump or audio of his lewd boasts turn away many voters.

The media has been lying to you.

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Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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