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“Conventional is not for me. I like things that are uniquely [me]. I like being different.”
– Florence Griffith Joyner (four-time Olympic gold medalist, track and field)
This morning, I had planned to get up and work on my book, “What Women Want.” After an Olympic moment, the “Alphabet Soup” news emerged like cockroaches in the darkness. It was a day that ends in “y,” I suppose, so they were bashing Ted Cruz.
That is nothing new. But I couldn’t believe the context.
I choked on my coffee as I listened to two grown men (Bob Schieffer and Bob Woodward) acting like junior high school girls gossiping about how Ted Cruz sits alone in the cafeteria, because he hasn’t gone along with the clique. He isn’t doing what the “in crowd” wants him to do, so his punishment is ostracization by the kids in school. He is the quintessential rebel.
Since when is “who sits with whom in the lunchroom” journalism? How does that pass the smell test for serious news analysis?
As I was repining that scenario, I realized I had to write this, and that my book was going to have to wait.
If you look at all the potential presidential candidates, Ted Cruz is the only one who is yet to take a position that is opposed to most Americans.
Most Americans love him. From his rugged, asymmetrical “real guy” look, to his cheery, twinkle-eyed, Reaganesque smile, he feels all American and familiar. That is precisely why the news media want to drag him down.
This is the M.O. of the media elite. This isn’t about party at all (as much as they would like for you to believe it is), because they know that America is a right-of-center country. So they attack the most attractive, rightward-most, viable candidate, as William F. Buckley put it. They whittle away at the conservative darlings first – the ones who really capture the heart of America (the Sarah Palins, the Dan Quayles, the Rick Santorums).
Their goal: Rid the pool of presidential possibilities the American people like the most, and especially those who are willing to speak up against the elite, and in favor of the grassroots, everyday Americans. Then, with the predictability of termites, in the final scene they attack the remaining platitudinous few (i.e. Romney, Dole, McCain, Bush) with the same parasitic vitriol. They ensure the victory goes to the elite of elite – the one they can best control.
Awakened Americans have seen this play, and they have the tired, old, parasite-ridden T-shirt.
So, back to my book.
I am co-authoring a book with two other women, PolitiChicks TV’s Ann Marie Murrell and legendary film and television star Morgan Brittany. We have spent months researching and recording one thing: What REAL women want.
My background is in psychology, and I can tell you that the old white guys on “Face the Nation” might know what rich, old white guys in the beltway elite want, but they are totally out of touch with the pulse of the American woman. In their day, they might have been able to wink at the little filly and tell her what’s good for her, but that doesn’t work in my day.
In their day, they might have been able to placate women with a “here’s what’s good for ya, honnneeey,” but that will not work on real woman.
Today’s woman is living in the slag that the old, white guys like those on “Face the Nation” left behind. Thanks to their lack of any real masculinity, women today have little choice about working or not. Thanks to their lack of any real masculinity, women have few options to defend themselves against violent attack. Thanks to their lack of masculinity, many women are raising an entire generation of children alone.
Thanks to their lack of masculinity, women looking for news instead get “who sits alone in the lunchroom in the junior high megaplex we call the Capitol,” and we get to know “who some potential NFL recruit might sleep with next.” The old, white guys in the elite media still flash back to their glory days and their “achievements” in skanky hotel rooms. But to most people, sex is not an achievement, and, therefore, being gay is not an accomplishment (to quote AGU Chairman Thomas Schmitz).
If you ask women today what they want, they want men. Real men.
Women want families. Women want to protect their children. That doesn’t include having a “right to kill” them. That doesn’t mean disarming their military or themselves. That doesn’t mean handing over their rights to those who are taking them illegally. And that doesn’t mean hanging a millstone of $17.2 trillion debt around the neck of their children, when they haven’t even had a chance to earn money yet.
Women want prosperity. They don’t want to be told that if they aren’t willing to fork over $1.5 million/day to Planned Parenthood, they will somehow lose their rights to their own bodies. Women aren’t dumb enough to buy that lie!
Women want men who aren’t afraid to stand alone. Women want men who are willing to stand up to the status quo in Washington, D.C., even if it means sitting alone in the lunch room.
Women want what works. Women want the freedom to make choices and even to fail, if that is what happens when they take a risk.
Women want real choices in the marketplace. In his book, “The Righteous Mind,” Jonathan Haidt describes how free markets are “miraculous.” He says, “[A]s long as someone else is always paying for your choices – things will get worse.” He continues, “I find it ironic that liberals generally embrace Darwin and reject ‘intelligent design’ as the explanation for design and adaptation in the natural world, but they don’t embrace Adam Smith as the explanation for design and adaptation in the economic world. They sometimes prefer the ‘intelligent design’ of socialist economies, which often ends in disaster from a utilitarian point of view.”
Women want men who will do their own jobs, even if that is taking a hard, lonely line against the peer pressure of those with the power to destroy them.
Women want men who will listen, and then take their values of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness all the way to the Oval Office.
What women don’t want
Women don’t want to be enslaved. Not by welfare, or dependence, or a subtle threat that if they don’t advocate baby killing, they might lose some right to have sex when they want to have sex.
Women don’t want to be placated. Women are tired of the old lines from a government that said they would “take care of” them, and only leaves her standing alone with no care at all – nothing but a number.
Women don’t want to be labeled. We don’t want to be parsed up by old or young, rich or poor, black or white, fat or thin, and we don’t want to be pitted against men. Real women like men. We are more than our gender, and we expect the same from men. Politics shouldn’t be about division. It is about standing together for the values we share as Americans, and finding common ground through adult dialogue, civil discourse.
Women don’t want to be invaded. Women don’t want Uncle Sam in their exam rooms. They have seen what government and the NSA/TSA/IRS/SEC does with their private information, and they want no part of Obamacare.
Sadly, some of those women have altogether given up on men, thanks to the old, white guys on “Face the Nation” running things for so long. Maybe those guys don’t want to sit with Ted in the lunch room, and they would rather sit at the “cool kids table” smiling about gay football players. But I’m pretty sure Ted can always find company in the cafeteria with the cool chicks who know what women really want. And he would probably rather sit with them than Schieffer or Woodward, anyway. Wouldn’t you?