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Saturday, November 12, 2016

Why Feminists Hate the Woman Behind Trump's Win Featured

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Mr. and Mrs. George T. Conway and their four children Mr. and Mrs. George T. Conway and their four children

With a prospective first woman president elevating pulses night after night over at CNN and MSNBC over the past 15 months,  does it not seem strange that so little attention was paid to the high-profile woman in the 2016 campaign cycle who did, actually, shatter the glass ceiling?  Donald Trump's winsome campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, is the first woman to hold the position in a major presidential campaign.

Okay, so it was an oversight. The talking heads just missed the significance early on . . . can happen to anyone.

But even after Team Trump stunned the world with an astonishing victory that, practically speaking, no pundit, expert, pollster or talking head saw coming—our liberal friends in the media  still failed to hail the WOMAN who managed arguably the most impressive upset in presidential campaign history.

It's not as if Mrs. Conway got to where she is by accident. She's an Oxford-educated Phi Beta Kappa, who earned a law degree with honors from George Washington University Law Center, is the Founder and President of The Polling Company, Inc., a corporation with offices in New York and Washington, D.C., which for a quarter-century have been home to some of the most powerful pollsters in the country—starting with Mrs. Conway herself.

She's got success stories all across the board, directing powerful conservative victories in election after election, advising the GOP on how to overcome the "war on women" canard, and tracking trends to help pro-life politicians win against incredible media bias.

She's talented, sought-after, highly successful, powerful and a woman.  Granted, she's not a lesbian but, nevertheless, shouldn’t Kellyanne Conway be the pin-up girl for feminists everywhere, especially those talking heads howling and growling about the glass ceiling?

Well, a couple of little problems come to mind. First off, Mrs. Conway is MRS Conway--a woman who didn't sacrifice femininity for success.  Her maiden name is Fitzpatrick (that's right, no hyphenated name for her). She's happily married (to a man, no less!), she's a proud Catholic whose home in New Jersey is reportedly appointed with paintings of Jesus, the Last Supper, various popes, etc., and most disqualifying of all—Mrs. Conway is a champion of the unborn.

This Irish-Italian-American mother of four is, according to the National Right To Life, "someone who has labored in the trenches for decades on behalf of unborn babies".  A article by Dave Andrusko quotes David N. O'Steen, Ph.D., executive director of the National Right to Life, on Conway:

Kellyanne is very, very smart and without question more knowledgeable about public opinion on abortion than any other pollster. She will provide Trump with savvy insight and advice as he runs against the most pro-abortion presidential candidate ever in Hillary Clinton, and a media establishment that is determined to elect her. 

In choosing pro-life Kellyanne Conway as his campaign manager, Donald Trump has not only availed himself of one of the most talented advisors possible, he has also sent a strong signal to the entire Pro-Life Movement about his own commitment to the pro-life issue.

With pro-life cred like that, Kellyanne Conway could become the first woman president of the United States and the folks over at CNN would still give the story below-the-fold coverage. After all, Mrs. Conway is not the right kind of woman.  Down through the ages, the world has seen plenty of great monarchs and heads of state who were strong and successful women but who, like Mrs. Conway, weren't into murdering babies and burning bras. So, of course, they don’t count.

First and foremost, feminism has never been about empowering women. The underlying point and purpose of the movement was to wage war on traditional gender roles first, and then, finally, gender itself. Feminism is fundamentally anti-family, which is why we hear no hew and cry from feminists when homosexual men, for example, begin adopting kids and telling the world that women and mothers are utterly irrelevant to the successful raising of children.  

In a world at war with real women, Mrs. Conway is a charming threat to the entire feminist enterprise.  Trump’s pro-life and proud practicing Catholic advisor—and likely next Chief of Staff—gives hope for this new administration to many Americans — well at least those not out smashing police cars, shutting down freeways and trying to show the world just how willing the Left is to accept the outcomes of presidential elections.

Thanks, Mrs. Conway. God bless you!     

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Michael J. Matt | Editor

Michael J. Matt has been an editor of The Remnant since 1990. Since 1994, he has been the newspaper's editor. A graduate of Christendom College, Michael Matt has written hundreds of articles on the state of the Church and the modern world. He is the host of The Remnant Underground and Remnant TV's The Remnant Forum. He's been U.S. Coordinator for Notre Dame de Chrétienté in Paris--the organization responsible for the Pentecost Pilgrimage to Chartres, France--since 2000.  Mr. Matt has led the U.S. contingent on the Pilgrimage to Chartres for the last 24 years. He is a lecturer for the Roman Forum's Summer Symposium in Gardone Riviera, Italy. He is the author of Christian Fables, Legends of Christmas and Gods of Wasteland (Fifty Years of Rock ‘n’ Roll) and regularly delivers addresses and conferences to Catholic groups about the Mass, home-schooling, and the culture question. Together with his wife, Carol Lynn and their seven children, Mr. Matt currently resides in St. Paul, Minnesota.