Michele Bachmann on women voters: mistaken or dishonest?

Michele Bachmann appeared on Face the Nation Sunday to share totally incorrect information about women voters.

“The myth is there is a Republican war on women. There’s not a Republican war on women…. That’s coming from the Obama reelection team…. Actually, if you look at the 2010 elections, women went Republican. They didn’t go Democrat, and they will this time as well, because women are more concerned about the economy and jobs for themselves, for their husbands, for their children, and that’s not happened because obama’s broken his promises. …

And it was women who overwhelmingly went Republican and threw out a woman speaker [Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)]. I think this time again what women want, Bob, is they want competence, and, unfortunately, with all due respect to the president, he’s not competent to deal with the economy. Mitt Romney is competent in spades. That’s what women are going to be looking for.”

As Think Progress points out,

2010 was a banner year for the GOP and every voting block went more Republican it had in the previous election, but she’s still wrong. In fact, exit polls shows that Democrats and Republicans tied among women in the midterm election that year, each capturing 49 percent of the vote. It was a major improvement for Republicans among women, who lost that demographic by 13 points in the 2008 presidential race, and their best performance among women since 1982 — but hardly an “overwhelming” win.

As for Romney’s popularity among women voters, Obama has a major lead over Romney, which comes as no surprise, given Mitt “We’ll get back to you on our position on equal pay later” Romney’s plan to “get rid” of Planned Parenthood.

Of course, this isn’t the first time Bachmann has taken liberties with the truth.  You can’t say she’s inconsistent!

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  • http://feministing.com/members/cassius/ Brüno

    Would it be really so strange for a woman, to think that unwanted pregnancies happen to anybody but her and to put other issues first and show little interest on where a party stands on the abortion issue?

    I cant see women voting out the evilz socialised healthcare though, unless the us stands to get something totally different from say Germany, something that will be worse what they have right now in the end.