Democrats’ Revolting Equal-Pay Demagoguery

“Democrats’ Revolting Equal-Pay Demagoguery.”  Beyond the intrinsic merit of the article to which this title is attached, it deserves some notice because of who wrote it.  It’s not from an op-ed by, say, Reince Priebus (chairman of the Republican National Committee).  Nor is it from an article by a conservative columnist, like George Will or Bill Kristol.  Rather, it represents the judgment of Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus.

Marcus is a woman, a liberal, and a supporter of the Equal Pay Act.  Yet she has the independence of mind to see, and the honesty to state, that President Obama’s, and other leading Democrats’, claims that Republicans oppose the bill because they oppose equal pay for women are–a revolting form of demagoguery.


For this she deserves some credit.  It’s not much, because it is only one column from one journalist.  But it is a small blow in favor of a more rational and humane politics.



5 thoughts on “Democrats’ Revolting Equal-Pay Demagoguery

  1. morganB says:

    The Huffington Post ran this article on April 4, 2014…

    “Senate Republicans Block Paycheck Fairness Act For Third Time”

    “Senate Republicans blocked a vote on Wednesday to open debate on the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would hold employers more accountable for wage discrimination against women. The Senate voted 53 to 44 to move forward on the bill, falling short of the 60 votes needed to overcome a Republican filibuster.”

    If this is true who is the demagogue?

  2. Joe Pendleton says:

    Sean – the answer is “nothing.” It’s the “required” anti-Obama/liberal article.

  3. Sean, when have Christians ever been called to live and practice their faith “in a bubble”?!? We are called to be informed and educated and responsible for impacting the civics of our societies and to contribute to creating a better world. “Live in the world, without becoming part of the world.”

    1. Sean Argir says:

      Pearline……I understand that everyone should be informed and educated about anything taking place in the U.S.A and surrounding world.

      But, what my point I was trying to say is that since this article is on a Catholic website that pertains to the Catholic faith, the article should have information in it that directly tells the readers what Catholic or Christian views the reader should get out of the article.

      The article does not do one thing about telling the reader how to take a Christian view on this article.

  4. Sean Argir says:

    I would like to ask

    What does this article have to do with Christianity, the following of the bible, and even the Catholic faith?

    Also, what does it have to do with promoting the Catholic and Christian faith?

    The article doesn’t even talk about religion at all and thus I feel it shouldn’t be on here. Any issues an article talks about should be written in a way to let the reader know how and why it relates to the Christian faith and Catholics!

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