In addressing the issue of contraception, brought up by John King at the Arizona debate, David Gergen felt compelled to point out something that had nothing to do with the issue, that the candidates are “four white guys” (emphasis mine):
But then it has now sort of morphed out of that. Once Obama found his compromise, it’s morphed out of that. It’s part of a more general conversation about contraception, and even tonight about culture when Rick Santorum got into what’s happening to families. And for a lot of women it sounds like four white guys who are out there telling them, “Here’s how we’re going to control your lives.”
What does being a “white guy” have to do with the contraception dispute?
Does Gergen think that if Herman Cain still were in the race and on stage that he would have taken a different position than the “four white guys.”
Let’s play role reversal. Most Republicans and plenty of independents believe Obamacare is an attempt to control everyone’s lives. Would Gergen dare say that Obama just “sounds like a black guy who is out there telling them, ‘Here’s how we’re going to control your lives.’”
And by the way David, not everyone appreciates you purporting to know what women want, particularly conservative women:
You know, it’s that smug certainty that is imbued within Gergen’s attitudinal hedonism as he speaks with no detectable irony for all women everywhere about the elitism of the Republican candidates. Quite a startling vision to behold….
Conservative women see four politicians who are struggling to articulate the conservative message of self-reliance, laissez-faire capitalism and the right to self-determination which must be infused with moral clarity in order to function in this world of despots who seek to control everything from how much money you make, to what car you drive, to your caloric intake, to where you dare say the word “God,” to which medical services you receive. We see four less than ideal candidates who as yet can’t reflect the conservative longing to end the control that government already holds over our lives.
I really don’t get what our Republican candidates find so difficult to grasp. The message is simple. Pay for your own damn birth control…. What more do you want? Free shipping and handling?
Has “white guy” simply become the proxy for everything with which an MSM commentator disagrees or cannot otherwise explain?
I know, asked and answered.