The logic of conservatives forces them to think women are less intelligent and lazier than men
Recently a piece in CNN by Nina Easton of Fortune magazine puts forward all too common refrain of conservatives and their network Fox News. This is the idea that people who are upset about the wealth gap in America and the greed of the 1% are just jealous, whiney, losers. You see from their perspective, the reason people are rich is that they are smarter and better than the rest of us and just plain work harder. You see to conservatives the idea that they are not better than others and morally superior is unfathomable. There is no luck involved, where you start out in life is irrelevant, they can’t conceive that America might actually be a country that does more to support and maintain the wealthy than to support the basic living standards of the poor or provide opportunities to the poor and middle class.
See considering that America might not be the most perfect nation ever created or conceived of violates another core conservative principle, that of American Exceptionalism. You see according to conservatives there is something uniquely and inherently special about the United States of America. This is fact is actually code for America is God’s chosen nation and that of course would be a Christian Protestant God.
However, these underlying principles of conservatism deny many very real facts about America. I think the biggest one involves healthcare. If America as conservatives claim has the greatest medical system on earth, if Americans are so special, than why do we have such a horrible infant mortality rate in this country? We have the 28th lowest infant mortality rate and that is behind countries like: South Korea, France, Japan, the Czech Republic, the United Kingdom and even Cuba. That’s right the United States ranks behind, non-Christian countries, socialist leaning countries, countries with socialized medicine and even communist Cuba.
Back to Nina Easton’s article, if the reason the rich make more money than the rest of us is that they are smarter and work harder, how do conservatives explain that women make 77% of what men make? Well, let’s use typical conservative logic, since you make more if you work harder and are smarter, I guess that conservatives must believe that compared to men, women are lazy and less intelligent. Can’t imagine why the GOP struggles to get a majority of the women’s vote.