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Laura Ingraham: The so-called 'War on Women'

By Laura Ingraham

Over the weekend, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton waded into the culture wars as part of an coordinated effort to propel the Democrats in November.

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HILLARY CLINTON. SECRETARY OF STATE: Now, we know that that young woman in Tunisia and her peers across the region already are facing extremists who will try to strip their rights, curb their participation, limit their ability to make choices for themselves. Why extremists always focus on women remains a mystery to me.

But they all seem to. It doesn't matter what country they're in or what religion they claim, they all want to control women. They want to control how we dress, they want to control how we act, they even want to control the decisions we make about our own health and our own bodies.

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INGRAHAM: Now, wait a second. Doesn't it sound like Hillary is comparing the GOP to the Taliban? Obviously.

Team Obama has decided that it isn't really interested in debating the primary issues facing our country... issues like jobs and the economy. Instead the President has decided that scaring women, especially single women, is the key to victory in November.

Now, Democrats know that today women face really no restrictions getting contraception. They know that Republicans aren't going to stop women from getting contraception. They know that nine in 10 employer-based health care plans already cover contraception.

If you are a woman for instance and you're working for let's say Georgetown University Hospital and you want to have multiple sexual partners every week, no one is going to stop you from buying whatever contraception you want to use. And community clinics cover virtually all the costs, so this is a totally phony issue pushed by partisans who have no strategy other than to go negative, dividing Americans along racial, ethnic and now gender lines.

Obama's boosters are misrepresenting what's going on and they're deceiving the American people just so he can retain power. This is cynical and dishonest. And "The Washington Post/ABC News" poll today shows that this isn't working. A record percentage of Americans give President Obama intensely low marks on the economy. That's a nine percent increase.

Almost two-thirds say that they disapprove of the way President Obama is handling the issue of gas prices. And what about handling of the deficit? He hit another all-time low with only a 32 percent approval rating. And by the way, 70 percent of independents disapprove.

Obama once up over Romney and Santorum is now in a dead heat with both of them. So… so much for the GOP primary hurting Republicans, so much for the spin that the economy is in this major rebound, and so much for the idea that Obama is sailing to re-election.

Of course the Democrats want to change the subject to a wholly contrived “War on Women” narrative. If there is a war on women, it's on women's pocketbooks and it's being waged by President Obama.

And that's “The Memo.”

Pinheads & Patriots

Former Florida congressman and far-left flamethrower Alan Grayson found himself in some trouble on Saturday when he ran a red light and crashed his Mercedes into a public bus while driving through a campaign event.

For running a red light, Grayson is a "Pinhead" and for driving a Mercedes-Benz, the Occupy Wall Street folks might want to second that.

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