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As two prominent GOP women fade, a question of how to woo female voters (Guess who they mean?)
NBC News Politics ^ | June 3, 2013 | Kasie Hunt, Political Reporter

Posted on 06/03/2013 4:29:15 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Michele Bachmann's taking a bow. Sarah Palin's star has faded. With the brassy, blow-dried bombasts of the GOP moving to the sidelines, there's no elected heir apparent to inherit the mantle and carry the conservative crusade forward on the national stage.

What does that mean for a Republican Party struggling to woo the women voters it needs to win national elections?

It may be for the best, say some of the GOP operatives who have been pushing the party to rebrand itself after its 2012 losses.

"They and their style gives short shrift to other women in the GOP," said Sara Taylor Fagen, a longtime Republican strategist who worked on Mitt Romney's first presidential campaign. "And so the risk for the party is when they become the only face. It does have the possibility of alienating groups of women, and that is a challenge."

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That's not to say Palin and Bachmann don't have their defenders. The Susan B. Anthony List works to elect anti-abortion women candidates, and the group's president, Marjorie Dannenfelser, argues that both women were trailblazers and role models for anti-abortion, stay-at-home moms who might not otherwise believe they were capable of running for office.

She says Palin and Bachmann have been unfairly ostracized and ridiculed -- not just by Democrats, but by Republicans, too.

"They both became very isolated in elite circles, in Republican circles," Dannenfelser said. "They've gotten immense grassroots support, but then what they experience among the elite in D.C., and board rooms in New York -- they're reviled."(continued)

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TOPICS: Minnesota; Issues; Parties; State and Local
KEYWORDS: 2010; 2014; 2014midterms; 2016; bachmann; congress; gop; michelebachmann; palin; pds; sarahpalin; womensvote
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There have been so many of these "Palin is washed-up" articles since 2008. Don't they even read what their friends write?
1 posted on 06/03/2013 4:29:15 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’ll be surprised if this is the last we see of Michelle Bachmann. I think she’s going to go Palin on us. I think the commie libs really messed up again. JMO.


2 posted on 06/03/2013 4:32:18 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If you think ObamaCare is a train wreck, wait until you see the amnesty bill.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wow. “Brassy”? That’s liberal code for “uppitty conservative woman”.


3 posted on 06/03/2013 4:33:49 PM PDT by VictoryGal (Never give up, never surrender! REMEMBER NEDA)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

NBC news says it about conservative Republicans? Oh, it MUST be true!!!

/sarc


4 posted on 06/03/2013 4:34:12 PM PDT by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Did Dems field a woman candidate to woo women voters? No.


5 posted on 06/03/2013 4:35:39 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Palin and Bachmann are “brassy, blow-dried bombasts,” but Nancy Pelosi and Hillary Clinton are ... what again?


6 posted on 06/03/2013 4:35:54 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: FlingWingFlyer; onyx; Abbeville Conservative; abigailsmybaby; afnamvet; alley cat; antceecee; ...
Oh For Pete's Sake!

Ping to Sarah's List if you can stomach this.

NBC News! Ha! These people have the intellect of a Carpenter Ant!


7 posted on 06/03/2013 4:36:56 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I wonder how long before they figure out that Bachmann will still be there for another 18 months or so.


8 posted on 06/03/2013 4:37:19 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And I thought this was going to be about Phylis Schlafly.


9 posted on 06/03/2013 4:37:31 PM PDT by Rightwing Conspiratr1
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Or: “Now that we (hopefully) have run Palin out of the political scene, have we killed the GOP’s chances to show that they are in reality for women?”


10 posted on 06/03/2013 4:37:39 PM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: IronJack
Dessicated husks? Shop-worn fish-mongers? Vile screeching shrews?
11 posted on 06/03/2013 4:38:35 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

NBC Politics is washed up LOL..how long has Sarah Palin been irrelevant, I think its been what, 5 years now..damn..I wish I was irrelevant too!! Yeah she is so irrelevant they have to write about her every single day and follow her around and report on every word that she says or tweets..yeah, I think most in Washington DC wish they were that irrelevant


12 posted on 06/03/2013 4:38:52 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: VictoryGal

Yeah, “brassy” women don’t sit there with their mouths shut, now do they?


13 posted on 06/03/2013 4:38:54 PM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: 5thGenTexan

Since nobody watches NBC, why should anyone pay any attention to what they have to say? I mean, really? Who cares?


14 posted on 06/03/2013 4:39:12 PM PDT by Radagast the Fool
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Kasie, you ignorant, jealous, and catty slut.


15 posted on 06/03/2013 4:40:47 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
plagiarism
16 posted on 06/03/2013 4:40:59 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: KC_Lion

If Sarah and Michelle are fading from prominence, why are the media obsessed in writing about them? I smell FEAR.


17 posted on 06/03/2013 4:41:36 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

GOWDY!!!!!!


18 posted on 06/03/2013 4:41:46 PM PDT by matginzac
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To: cripplecreek
I wonder how long before they figure out that Bachmann will still be there for another 18 months or so.

I saw an article today where the moron's headline said that even with Bachmann gone, the GOP is still crazy. I don't think the boy gets out much. He's obviously clueless about what is going on.

19 posted on 06/03/2013 4:42:35 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If you think ObamaCare is a train wreck, wait until you see the amnesty bill.)
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To: IronJack
but Nancy Pelosi and Hillary Clinton are ... what again?

bitches

20 posted on 06/03/2013 4:43:10 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Palin is still the most important republican politician in the party, she plays the major (positive) role in every election cycle, so the media should wait for one that she doesn’t carry the influence in, before they try this nonsense.


21 posted on 06/03/2013 4:44:57 PM PDT by ansel12 (Social liberalism/libertarianism, empowers, creates and imports, and breeds, economic liberals.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Palin could win if she began talking about the future rather than the past.

Pray for America to Wake Up


22 posted on 06/03/2013 4:46:31 PM PDT by bray (Stop tolerating beheading!)
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To: Jyotishi

That’s cause all those dem “women” look like they are half man. I don’t know who they woo.


23 posted on 06/03/2013 4:50:02 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: KC_Lion

Oh geez, I had forgotten about the Woman Haters Club! How funny - thanks for reminding me!


24 posted on 06/03/2013 4:50:23 PM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: bray

The same way Mr. Obama did?


25 posted on 06/03/2013 4:51:24 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: IronJack

ugly beotches


26 posted on 06/03/2013 4:55:22 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Even without Michele Bachmann, the GOP is still crazy
http://news.yahoo.com/even-without-michele-bachmann-gop-still-crazy-091000975.html;_ylt=AwrNUbBzJa1RLw8Ahr_QtDMD


27 posted on 06/03/2013 4:56:56 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
There have been so many of these "Palin is washed-up" articles since 2008.

Consider the source; Kasie

28 posted on 06/03/2013 4:59:22 PM PDT by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: Radagast the Fool

We need to broadcast every time the liberals show their true sexism and racism. Even if that means drawing attention to outlets like NBC and MSNBC.


29 posted on 06/03/2013 5:01:36 PM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Palin is reloading.


30 posted on 06/03/2013 5:03:56 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Misogynist Porky Pig Rove and his ilk trash Conservatives and especially Conservative women. The GOPe is very afraid of losing control to Conservatives. It is hard enough running against criminal DemocRats and then being backstabbed by members of your own party. The prominent GOP woman is now Goober Gramnesty. Today’s Gelding Old Party has retreated to their roots ... Old Liberal White Men.


31 posted on 06/03/2013 5:14:11 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Whenever I read BS like this I quickly go to the source—NBC nuff said.


32 posted on 06/03/2013 5:15:25 PM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They wish that these ladies would just disappear.


33 posted on 06/03/2013 5:19:03 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Don’t you just love it when GOP strategists bad mout the only two women in the GOP with real Conservative values.

I sure hope the GOP can make it without my money, I never intend to send them another stinking dime.


34 posted on 06/03/2013 5:25:39 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: reg45

Scumbags.


35 posted on 06/03/2013 5:27:34 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: editor-surveyor

Palin and Bachmann are two of the most talented, articulate and good-looking spokesmen that conservatives have ever had. We are truly blessed to have them.

So why on earth on they leaving office? With such weaselly phony excuses?

Quitting is the WORST possible thing anyone can do in politics. Voters will forgive a lot of failings, but not that.


36 posted on 06/03/2013 5:29:26 PM PDT by heye2monn
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To: KC_Lion

That’s an insult to Carpenter Ants! At least they do something constructive, or de-constructive as the case may be...


37 posted on 06/03/2013 5:40:23 PM PDT by Mama Shawna
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To: IronJack
In answer to your question: They are progressive/communist HOGS/HAGS grunting and squealing at the government trough.
38 posted on 06/03/2013 5:47:38 PM PDT by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Well, Bachmann appears to have taken herself out of the running for now, which is too bad but God bless her. Palin, on the other hand - she's living in these people's heads rent-free. Odd place for someone who's "washed up", isn't it? If she were washed up, why do they keep writing about her?

The political pendulum swings, and the media gave it a huge extra push in 2008 in favor of an inexperienced, slick-talking incompetent, and it's going to be swinging back the other way just as hard. A lot of people are likely to fall by the wayside when it does, and not all of them are Democrats.

39 posted on 06/03/2013 6:03:58 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

NBC and the rest of the lib media wouldn’t be happy if the GOP selected Lady Gaga as their spokesperson.

The way to “woo” all of the liberal assigned special interests surrounding the GOP is to STICK TO OUR CONSERVATIVE PRINCIPLES!!!!!!

They comprise our ONLY cohesive mechanism!

Pandering ALWAYS drives away more support than it engenders!!

It is not possible to out-pander the liberals!!!


40 posted on 06/03/2013 6:13:25 PM PDT by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: All

To Kasie Hunt I say, ‘Bitch, Please!’ LOL!


41 posted on 06/03/2013 6:25:47 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: IronJack
Nancy Pelosi and Hillary Clinton are ... what again?

Fishwives?

42 posted on 06/03/2013 6:26:51 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: TADSLOS

GOP dream ticket, if we could just marginalize the Tokyo Roves and Coulters.


43 posted on 06/03/2013 6:28:36 PM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: Verginius Rufus

Nancy Pelosi and Hillary Clinton are ... what again?
Fishwives?

Hail damaged, swivel-eyed loons? (credit to the brit)


44 posted on 06/03/2013 6:30:36 PM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

“I’ll be surprised if this is the last we see of Michelle Bachmann. I think she’s going to go Palin on us. I think the commie libs really messed up again. JMO.”

I believe you’re right about that. The talk of Michelle taking a bow and Sarah’s star fading is nothing but wishful thinking for leftists.

Michelle is leaving DC, not the US. And Sarah was just recently calling obama out on his dirty lies, letting him know his community organizing tactics have left him looking like the inexperienced know-nothing he is. She’s giving him fits!

Neither one is about to back down and let these thugs win.


45 posted on 06/03/2013 7:28:17 PM PDT by Heart of Georgia
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I find it personally offensive that Michelle Bachman is mentioned as being in the same league as Gov Palin

I love Sarah, but Bachman is a embarrasment


46 posted on 06/03/2013 7:36:54 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2016 OR BUST)
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To: Friendofgeorge

She (Michelle) stepped on it a bit, but we haven’t heard the last of her.

Sarah P. is in a league of her own, and has been for about 4-5 years now.

They are others in the wings, but she is the archetype/prototype heroine.

Be still my heart...


47 posted on 06/03/2013 9:25:09 PM PDT by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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To: KC_Lion

The mid-terms are looming- she’s ready to kick some ass!


48 posted on 06/03/2013 9:27:31 PM PDT by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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To: KC_Lion

If either one of these ladies were elected we would get our wonderful country back and maybe put the goons in jail where they belong..I think a women like one of these two would do better than anyone to run this country..They have the guts and will to lead..they both love this country..


49 posted on 06/04/2013 5:05:00 AM PDT by PLD (Life is short...forgive quickly, love truly, laugh uncontrollably¬Ö and never regret anything that)
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To: TADSLOS; miss marmelstein; Mama Shawna; One Name; PLD; onyx; cripplecreek
If Sarah and Michelle are fading from prominence, why are the media obsessed in writing about them? I smell FEAR.

You would be Correct!


50 posted on 06/04/2013 6:00:54 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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