Hillary Surges, Reince Priebus escalates GOP war on women, Americans demand jobs

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It was another week in American politics highlighted by the overwhelming and deep yearning by Democrats that Hillary should run for president in 2016, and the overwhelming and powerful support she would receive from Americans if she does.

My hope is that various Democrats who want her to run and would work for her minimize their cable television chants in support of her. Let's give Hillary some time and space and peace for now.

Hopefully, rather than focusing on political tactics and news cycle spin, we focus on creating jobs. The Clintons have a brilliant job-creating (and deficit-reducing) record from the years of the Clinton presidency and can play an extraordinary role in generating new ideas.

Hillary Clinton did say there is much unfinished business regarding the advancement of women and will no doubt be motivated even more by Reince Priebus's clumsy and dishonest attack on Planned Parenthood.

One Planned Parenthood lobbyist did make an unfortunate comment, and Planned Parenthood's national leadership did promptly correct the record and make things right. Priebus should have known better than to imply that Planned Parenthood supports infanticide when the charge is transparently false and dishonest.

He should not lower himself or his party by making scandalous attacks without checking his facts and setting the record straight. He should not be whining like a crybaby about how unfair the media is, and he should instead apologize to Planned Parenthood.

He should never again support Republican Senate candidates who make ignorant comments about rape. He should reflect on why female voters so overwhelmingly reject his party and its candidates.