Sarah Palin seems to be a bit confused about when that whole GOP "war on women" started and it wasn't with the election of President Barack Obama. The Republicans have had a problem with female voters and issues that affect them for a very long time now, but don't tell that to the half-term quitta' from Wasilla.
After explaining to Sean Hannity why she thought Eric Cantor's primary challenger took him down, Palin proceeded to repeat a charge she posted on Twitter the previous day, where she accused President Obama of being the one who "fired the first shot in the real "war on women."
Apparently that "war" went from being "real" to "so-called" sometime between the Tweet and her interview with Hannity. From Fox's blog: Sarah Palin: ‘Team Obama Has Such Disrespect for Women’:
Sarah Palin was on “Hannity” tonight to discuss Dave Brat’s Virginia GOP primary win.
“Those who are absolutely shocked that this could ever happen must not have their thumb on the pulse of what many Americans are thinking, and that is the status quo has got to go,” she said.
The former Alaska governor stressed that failed policies and agendas are driving America’s economy into the ditch. She said Brat’s campaign was simple and in touch with the people that he will represent, if elected.
According to Palin, another reason for Brat’s success is that the American people realize that “amnesty will decimate Main Street.”
Palin also reacted to the revelation that the Obama administration asked Hillary Clinton to attack Palin for “being a woman” during the 2008 presidential election.
“Team Obama has such disrespect for women,” she said. “It’s kind of cool to see proof there that they are the ones who took that first shot in the so-called war on women, it certainly wasn’t the GOP.”
Palin said the Obama administration’s agenda is to make women feel less than adequate so they feel dependent on government to provide for them.
Yes, that's the real "war on women" -- women receiving government assistance. Clinton responded to Palin taking her out of context during an interview on ABC: Hillary Clinton Tackles Sarah Palin's 'War On Women' Charge:
Hillary Clinton on Tuesday responded to former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin's accusation that President Barack Obama fired the first shot in the "war on women."
Palin tweeted an excerpt from Clinton's new memoir "Hard Choices" on Monday, in which Clinton recounted how then-Sen. Obama's 2008 campaign asked her to issue a statement criticizing Palin after she was chosen as Sen. John McCain's (R-AZ) running mate. [...]
"That's not exactly what I said," Clinton told ABC News' Robin Roberts. "What I said was that in beginning the process of working with Sen. Obama after I ended my campaign, we had as I describe in the book, an awkward but necessary meeting to clear the air on a couple of issues and one of them was the sexism that unfortunately was present in that ’08 campaign."
Clinton told Roberts that the Obama campaign did ask her to "go out and criticize Palin." In the excerpt, Clinton wrote "I was not going to attack Palin just for being a woman appealing for support from other women. I didn’t think it made political sense, and it didn’t feel right. So I said no."
"I think it’s fair to say that I made it clear I’m not going to go attack somebody for being a woman or a man," Clinton told Roberts. "I’m going to try and look at the issues, where they stand, what their experience is, what they intend to do and then that’s fair game."