Psychological projection: The attribution of one’s own attitudes, feelings, or suppositions to others

With that in mind, here’s the wind-up:

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Monday that Senate Republicans oppose equal pay for women, citing as evidence their expected opposition to the Democratic Paycheck Fairness Act in a scheduled Tuesday vote.

“They don’t agree with this, they don’t want women to make the same amount of money, so they’re filibustering this,” Reid said on the Senate floor. “They are filibustering us even getting on the bill.”

And the pitch:

A group of Democratic female senators on Wednesday declared war on the so-called “gender pay gap,” urging their colleagues to pass the aptly named Paycheck Fairness Act when Congress returns from recess next month. However, a substantial gender pay gap exists in their own offices, a Washington Free Beacon analysis of Senate salary data reveals.

Of the five senators who participated in Wednesday’s press conference—Barbara Mikulski (D., Md.), Patty Murray (D., Wash.), Debbie Stabenow (D., Mich.), Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) and Barbara Boxer (D., Calif.)—three pay their female staff members significantly less than male staffers.

Murray, who has repeatedly accused Republicans of waging a “war a women,” is one of the worst offenders. Female members of Murray’s staff made about $21,000 less per year than male staffers in 2011, a difference of 35.2 percent.

That is well above the 23 percent gap that Democrats claim exists between male and female workers nationwide. The figure is based on a 2010 U.S. Census Bureau report, and is technically accurate. However, as CNN’s Lisa Sylvester has reported, when factors such as area of employment, hours of work, and time in the workplace are taken into account, the gap shrinks to about 5 percent.

A significant “gender gap” exists in Feinstein’s office, where women also made about $21,000 less than men in 2011, but the percentage difference—41 percent—was even higher than Murray’s.

Boxer’s female staffers made about $5,000 less, a difference of 7.3 percent.
Other notable Senators whose “gender pay gap” was larger than 23 percent:

•Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.)—47.6 percent
•Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D., N.M.)—40 percent
•Sen. Jon Tester (D., Mont.)—34.2 percent
•Sen. Ben Cardin (D., Md.)—31.5 percent
•Sen. Tom Carper (D., Del.)—30.4 percent
•Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D., Minn.)–29.7 percent
•Sen. Kent Conrad (D., N.D.)–29.2 percent
•Sen. Bill Nelson (D., Fla.)—26.5 percent
•Sen. Ron Wyden (D., Ore)—26.4 percent
•Sen. Tom Harkin (D., Iowa)—23.2 percent

If Reid wants to lecture about equal pay, he can start pointing fingers in his own cloakroom.

More on the evil GOP’s war on women here and here.


34 Responses to “Harry Reid’s Projection”

  1. Truesoldier__ on June 4th, 2012 6:42 pm

    Hey Doug,

    This is off topic, but way too funny:

    "A big splash occurred on Monday morning at the House Press Gallery in the U.S. Capitol.

    No, this wasn’t one of those unexpected guest appearances for celebrities to talk to reporters about some favorite cause.

    This splash came from an exploding urinal. More specifically, something suddenly broke in the piping of the third-floor urinal, and water began spewing from beneath the men’s room door.

    As the water flowed, it first surrounded the Associated Press’s working area, then spread toward both ends of the gallery, which was occupied by fewer than usual reporters and staffers, because the House is out of session until Tuesday."

    So you think that the ghost of the Founding Father's might be sending the press a message…

  2. Truesoldier__ on June 4th, 2012 6:45 pm

    Murray is such a moron and liberal stooge. She is a huge part of the problem. Just look at why she got into politics in the first place. She lost her teaching job, because no students wanted to take her class. This lead to her jumping into politics, because it is unfair to loose your job just because no one is buying it. No wonder she has been a huge supporter of 'green energy' boondoggles.

  3. Joe Redfield on June 4th, 2012 6:50 pm

    Doug, you Commie! How dare you suggest that Senate Democrats play by the same rules as the rest of us! Next thing you know, people will expect President BO to pay his female staff as much as his male staff, and then where would we be?

  4. Truesoldier__ on June 4th, 2012 7:00 pm

    Further in debt.

  5. SignPainterGuy on June 4th, 2012 7:10 pm

    Would that be like, "Piss on you !" ? Those Founders were such an articulate bunch !

  6. jeffythequick on June 4th, 2012 7:13 pm

    The sad thing is the voters here in Washington keep sending her back.

  7. SignPainterGuy on June 4th, 2012 7:19 pm

    I can believe Reid`s prayer ! Pelosi probably cuts out God and just says, "They`ll believe it !"

    By way of comparison, I`d like to see the pay disparities in republican congressional offices. That might be eye opening !

  8. Truesoldier__ on June 4th, 2012 7:27 pm

    Even if we take the argument at face value and women really are paid less money for equal pay, who says that women's pay will go up. It could be that men's pay goes down.

  9. Joe Redfield on June 4th, 2012 7:28 pm

    Speaking of prayer, Reid must be one of the Good Mormons, not one of the Evil Mormons like Romney.

  10. Truesoldier__ on June 4th, 2012 7:33 pm

    No kidding. Of course it didn't help that when Didier lost the primary he went off the deep end and started plagiarizing Braveheart while holding back his support of Rossi, which convinced his supporters not to vote for Rossi (not that Rossi was the best candidate out there, but he won the primary).

  11. jeffythequick on June 4th, 2012 7:35 pm

    I'm betting both will happen, just to make it fair.

  12. Truesoldier__ on June 4th, 2012 7:37 pm

    Its Mormons like Reid and Catholics like Pelosi that are so out of touch with what the relgion teaches that makes me see the downfall of those religious institutions. If the human beings chosen to run those religions choose to turn a blind eye to high profile 'followers" of the religion than how do they truly expect the average person to follow the teachings of the relgion.

    I do not fault the religions themselves, only mankind for their lack of upholding their religious beliefs for all who choose to be part of that belief.

  13. Truesoldier__ on June 4th, 2012 7:38 pm

    Yep, that sounds about right. One thing about the Founding Father's they did not mince their words.

  14. SignPainterGuy on June 4th, 2012 7:57 pm

    Atta boy ! I find it frustrating to hear people say they reject Christianity because of the "evils" perpetrated by Christians; the Crusades for instance.

    Rather than consider that it is the human frailty at fault, if fault is indeed to be found, they just reject the whole thing off-hand ! And forget about convincing them that the Christians were RE-taking lands invaded / stolen by muslims !

  15. jeffythequick on June 4th, 2012 7:59 pm

    How could Rossi not be the best opponent?

    He ran against Gregoire twice, lost once, and she served two terms following the elections!

  16. jeffythequick on June 4th, 2012 8:05 pm

    I know that I was in the temple with Reid, I'd ask to be moved to a different room, as I wouldn't have the best thoughts during a session.

    But that's on me. I'm not forgiving enough to be in a room in the Lord's house and not have ill feelings towards someone that is conniving, lying, and throwing our country away and saying to 20,000 at BYU that it is in his beliefs that this is the right thing to do.

    Evil in the name of good is far more evil than evil in the name of evil.

  17. Truesoldier__ on June 4th, 2012 8:13 pm

    What I consider just as bad is when the religious leadership allows Reid/Pelosi to say that their beliefs are what is guiding them in their decisions (even though the decisions are at odds with their church doctorine) without any consequences.

    I do not know if it is due to the power influence the politicians have, if it is the tithing that goes in to the church coffers from the politicians or if it is something else. All I do know for certain is it is sad to see.

  18. Truesoldier__ on June 4th, 2012 8:43 pm

    O/T…The DOJ has decided to monitor the WI recall election tomorrow. They are planning on putting observers in Milwaukee to ensure minorities rights are protected.

    Gee, do you think there may end up being more votes than voters in that liberal stonghold…..

  19. Granny55 on June 4th, 2012 8:47 pm

    I saw that too – hilarious! Think the Marxist Media will get the message??? P!SS on you MSM!!! Hahahahahhahahahhahahah!!!!

  20. Granny55 on June 4th, 2012 8:48 pm

    And hey PTB posters – prayers for Wisconsin!!!!

  21. jeffythequick on June 4th, 2012 9:10 pm

    Each election year, we get a sternly worded message from the First Presidency stating that under no circumstances are politics to be discussed from the pulpit. The extent is that we are urged to vote our conscience, and to pray for guidance in that selection.

    The good/bad (depending on your view) thing is that Harry can (and has) said that being a Democrat is more in line with LDS views as far as helping people out. However, that is his opinion, and not the church's. I know that it sounds like a cop-out, but the game is set like this:

    If a politician says that what they're doing is church doctrine, they can get away with it.
    If a church leader says what a politician* is doing is against church doctrine, they face IRS investigations and the whole church loses.

    *Democrat politician. Republicans can get lambasted into eternity.

  22. jeffythequick on June 4th, 2012 9:11 pm

    I was wondering what Jimmy Carter was doing tomorrow…

  23. Doug on June 4th, 2012 11:11 pm

    The AP flushes the truth so much that once in a while the pipes burst.

  24. Doug on June 4th, 2012 11:13 pm

    Oh great… the DoJ will be there?

    As Fletch said when the crooked cop showed up… "Oh thank God, it's the… police…"

  25. Doug on June 4th, 2012 11:16 pm

    SPG, I'm trying to figure out why so many of your comments get flagged… so far I'm stumped. I just noticed a couple in the approval que that I put through.

  26. SignPainterGuy on June 4th, 2012 11:38 pm

    Thank you so much; I experimented in the second post with soc – ial – ist , and it got flagged, so that must be a Dept. of PTB Security "keyword" !

    Surely by now the administrator knows I`m harmless …. ish ! ;-)

  27. SignPainterGuy on June 4th, 2012 11:41 pm

    Now THAT makes total sense !

  28. SignPainterGuy on June 4th, 2012 11:43 pm

    Can we assume that the DOJ Special Monitors will be NBPP members ? With clubs ?

  29. jeffythequick on June 5th, 2012 1:12 am

    They'll be sure to be fair for last 100,000 years of people that didn't agree with them getting votes.

    They have an accounting sheet (I think I spelled that correctly) somewhere.

  30. Truesoldier__ on June 5th, 2012 2:57 pm

    I totally understand that, but at some point the church's are going to have to take a stand against out of control politicians that are attempting to speak for the faith.

    Just look at what is happening to the Catholic church in regards to Obamacare and the contraceptive mandate. The Catholic church for a very long time turned a blind eye so as not to rock the boat and be left alone and we see how well that went.

    Churchs are allowed to choose their membership and that is protected under the 1st ammendment, but that protection will only remain if it is fought for. It will not be an easy fight, but it is a fight that will eventually have to be fought or religious freedom is at stake.

    BTW, I am trying to post on the open thread, but for whatever reason I keep getting a syntax error on that page keeping me from posting. It is probably a problem with the network I am on (it happens form time to time), but I will keep trying through out the day.

  31. jeffythequick on June 5th, 2012 5:37 pm

    I think you're right on that, however, the only recourse to Harry and Mitt is excommunication, and that has eternal consequences.

  32. Truesoldier__ on June 5th, 2012 5:43 pm

    The choice is theirs. That is one of the greatest gifts God gave us was our free will.

    If they were to truly repent there would be no need for excommunication.

  33. Truesoldier__ on June 5th, 2012 8:11 pm

    And it blows up in their faces….

  34. jeffythequick on June 5th, 2012 9:08 pm

    Regrettably, socialism and it's ilk take that away.

    I have a saying:

    Freedom allows personal socialism;
    Socialism doesn't allow personal freedom.

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