No matter how many times you explain to liberals why women make only 77 cents on the dollar compared to men (assuming that statistic is correct), they never seem interested in hearing the explanation. That’s because it destroys their little talking point about how today’s women are getting paid less than men to do the same work – which is simply not happening.
As Alex Castellanos tried to explain to Maddow on yesterday’s Meet the Press, women do make less than men – but for various valid reasons, and none of them have anything to do with gender discrimination. For example, women tend to work fewer hours than men, and generally enter lower-paying professions, and so forth.
But Maddow is such a blockhead, Castellanos might as well have been talking to a brick wall. In fact, Maddow is so clueless she appears to think she won this argument – and she’s not alone in that assessment. Good grief.