According to an article written by Jessica Chasmar in the Washington Times dated April 3, 2017, Tina Fey warns female Trump voters: His election will come back to haunt you, comedian and actress, Tina Fey, warned the college-educated white women who voted for President Trump to wake up and resist, because his presidency will eventually bring long-lasting consequences to their lives. Ms. Fey spoke about this, and the presidential election in an interview with ACLU executives during a celebrity Facebook Live fundraiser for the nonprofit this past Friday night (3/31).
Ms. Chasmar quotes the comedian/actress as saying: “A lot of this election was turned by, kind of, white college-educated women who now would maybe like to forget about this election and go back to watching HGTV. And I would want to urge them to, like, you can’t look away, because it doesn’t affect you this minute, but it’s going to affect you eventually.” Ms. Fey went on to say that it’s important for those women not to ignore “what is happening” now that the election is over.
First of all, Ms. Fey only directs her comments to white college-educated women. What about black college-educated women, Hispanic college-educated women, Asian college-educated women, etc.? Does she not feel as though these other college-educated women who may have voted for Donald Trump are not going to be “eventually affected” by his election to the presidency?
Much to my disappointment, there wasn’t much else to the article. I wanted Ms. Fey to address how the election of Donald Trump was going to negatively affect college-educated white women because I’m a college-educated white woman, who voted for Donald Trump, and I’ll also throw into the mix that I’m single.
As a single woman, regardless of education level or race, I have to support myself, which includes planning for my retirement. Donald Trump has promised us tax reform which, hopefully, will lower taxes for everyone, including the middle class, the wealthy, and businesses. It’s definitely in my best interest be allowed to keep as much of my paycheck as possible. Remember, I’m all I have. Furthermore, it’s the wealthy, the business owners who create jobs and hire people like me. Wouldn’t it be in my best interest if they got tax breaks also? I would have a better chance of getting hired. And when I do, I have a better chance of receiving improved benefits and salary increases. Squeezing the wealthy and the business owners, like Hillary wanted to do, would just make my chances of being laid off or the diminishing of my benefits greater. President Trump gets the nod on this one.
Also, as a single woman, it’s important for me to feel safe wherever I am…in my home, in my car, while I’m traveling, and while I’m in public places. The immediate past president, Barack Obama, demonized our nation’s local police forces, and Hillary Clinton was on track to continue to do so had she been elected president. During the Obama presidency, there was all sorts of discussion about limiting what the police could do and not do in their efforts to make our communities safer. Having a police force with the power to protect law-abiding citizens like me from the criminal element is essential to my well-being. President Trump and his administration, along with the GOP, are pro-law enforcement, Democrats don’t appear to be on the side of law enforcement. Another nod goes to President Trump.
While we have enough problems with domestic crime in the United States, since 9/11/2001, terrorist attacks on U.S. soil factor in as well. Plus, the Obama administration exacerbated the situation by not only allowing the rise of ISIS, the most brutal organization in the history of the planet, but by minimizing their danger, especially when it comes to attacks in the U.S. And ISIS is not the only Islamic terrorist organization out there. It goes without saying that my well-being is also affected by the state of the U.S. military. The Obama administration, along with most Democrat administrations generally enforce a weakening of our military. Another nod to President Trump.
The same logic can be applied to immigration policies. Allowing illegal aliens, many of them with criminal histories, to pour into the United States, diminishes the well-being of the single woman. Thus, the building of the Mexican border wall and improvement in vetting processes for non-U.S. citizens entering the country, are in the best interest of single-women. The nod goes to President Trump.
As a woman, not just a single college educated white woman, having access to quality health care is very important to her well-being. Obama and the Democrats certain screwed that one up for us. This single, college-educated white woman is working twelve to fourteen hours per day trying to make her small business not only profitable, but prosperous so she doesn’t have to depend on the government. In short, I want to make money. Unfathomably high health insurance premiums and deductibles forced on us by the Obama administration and the Democrats, with the same to look forward to in a Hilary Clinton administration is not helping women. In fact, it’s not helping men either. The nod goes, once again, to guess who.
It’s a rare happening for liberals to actually take a break from hurling epithets and fraudulent accusations at those who disagree with them; and actually discuss relevant issues. When they do, they may bring up the equal work for equal pay topic regarding women allegedly being paid less than men for supposedly equal work. Legislation preventing this sort of discrimination was passed in 1963. I have written much on this topic in the past and won’t re-hash here, except to refer you to the previous paragraph where I sited that it was in a single woman’s best interest for taxes to be lower for everyone so that potential employers will prosper, resulting in better raises, benefits, etc. If a woman should find herself in an unfair situation, having a robust economy where jobs with better pay and benefits are available, certainly benefits her. Another nod to President Trump.
Even though Tina Fey was directing her comments toward white college-educated women, and I focused on single women in this piece, I don’t understand why she didn’t include other women. Why would it be any different for them? After reading this story in several other outlets, CNN and USA Magazine were the only publications that bothered to elaborate. And then, their elaborations didn’t amount to much. In fact, CNN only indicated that Ms. Fey remarked that the gains made by women over the last 100 years were under attack. And to that I say, “Exactly which of those gains are under attack?”