A few months ago, Vice-President Mike Pence’s rule about not meeting alone with women who aren’t his wife was bashed as being “sexist” and “Sharia-like,” not to mention every other negative connotation you can toss against the dedicated Christian husband.The whole point of the rule was not only to avoid the temptation of adultery, but even the appearance of wrongdoing, a move that clearly shows the man is dedicated to his faith and his wife, something you’d think would earn him praise.
Given we are in the “post-Clinton” White House, wherein Bill Clinton sullied the office when clearly this sort of rule was needed, it’s interesting to see the backlash Pence is receiving for holding his wife, and his own integrity in esteem.The real kicker is Pence made these comments regarding this rule he follows back in 2002. Given how the media treats President Trump and takes every little detail of his life and picks it apart, it seems as if his fear of having something taken out of context and used against him wasn’t far off the mark.
Well, much to the chagrin of leftists everywhere, a new poll reveals that a majority of Americans agree with Pence.
According to The Federalist:On Twitter, the outrage was even more pronounced. Journalists tweeted things such as:
“So the GOP is up in arms over Sharia law, yet Mike Pence won’t have a business meal with a woman that’s not his wife. Sure, that checks out.”
“Sincere question. How is this different from extreme repressive interpretations of Islam (‘Sharia Law!’) mocked by people like Mike Pence”The overarching media message was clear as day. The outrage went on for days as broadcast, cable, radio, print, and online media all treated Pence like a freak for the rule he revealed 15 years prior.
Well, guess what. According to a new New York Times/Morning Consult poll, it turns out Pence held a completely mainstream position:
How out of touch are newsrooms that they thought this position was Sharia-like, as opposed to what it turns out to be: completely normal? According to The New York Times, “Nearly two-thirds say people should take extra caution around members of the opposite sex at work.”
What’s interesting, according to the survey, is how women are more likely to find having dinner, having a drink, or riding in a car with a man not their spouse as something that’s inappropriate.
Ladies — whom the left felt were being slighted by such a rule — are the ones who actually agree the most with it! Talk about being totally out of touch.
Liberals constantly claim to have their finger on the pulse of what Americans really want and/or need, but clearly they haven’t a clue, which must be incredibly frustrating when trying to craft the narratives they so love to push.
[Note: This article was written by Michael Cantrell]