The Illogical Caucus

My latest American Spectator article:

“One-in-three women in this country will be affected by rape, abuse or be killed,” [Rosario] Dawson tells the Women’s Caucus, and introduces the executive director of Voto Latino, Maria Theresa Peterson, who declares, “By 2040, Hispanics will be a majority in the United States.”
These are both dubious statistics. The “one-in-three” figure for women suffering from violence appears to be a derivative of the widely quoted claim that one-in-four women are victims of rape, a statistic denounced as a “myth” by the Independent Women’s Forum. And the Census Bureau projects Hispanics to be 22 percent of U.S. population by 2040, which is hardly a majority.
If they’re short on statistical validity, the Women’s Caucus is long on political enthusiasm. For all the talk about disgruntled Hillary Clinton supporters in Denver, the speakers at yesterday’s caucus were unstinting in their praise for Obama. Even the most banal pronouncements were greeted by the delegates with cheers and chants of “Obama! Obama!”

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